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Google Android UI lead not troubled by skins, but hopes ICS lessens changes to stock Android [Audio]

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Android Ice Cream sandwich has been described as striking, polished, and the most ambitious reinvention of Android yet, but that’s not good enough for Android phone manufacturers. Companies like HTC…

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Developers see more money with iOS than Android, says Flurry

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Earlier today we discussed Android’s dominance of the mobile phone market. However, that dominance doesn’t translate to dollars for Android app developers. A report issued today from Flurry A…

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Android owns half of U.S. smartphone market, but phones don’t last as long as rivals

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NPD Group has joined the chorus of research firms stating the obvious: Android leads the pack in the smartphone OS wars. Though to be fair, it’s not much of a war in the U.S. anymore. Android grew to a 53 perc…

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Gingerbread now on half of Android devices, Honeycomb reaches all-time high

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After a long reign at the top of the Android  Platform Version Charts, Android 2.2 (Froyo) surrendered its position to version 2.3 (Gingerbread) last month. Gingerbread has extended its lead as the top OS vers…

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Verizon Wireless comes forward, asserts Carrier IQ does not ship with its smartphones

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If you’ve been following technology stories in recent weeks, then you may be aware of the investigation of Carrier IQ and its presence on many Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry devices.  In addition, it i…

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When is my Android device getting Ice Cream Sandwich? ComputerWorld takes a guess.

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Since Google announced Ice Cream Sandwich in October, one of the most popular questions asked online is “When will Insert phone name here get Android 4.0?” That’s a difficult question to a…

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Microsoft tempts Android/iPhone users with WP7 phone demo as Nielsen stats show Android reigns

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How loyal are you to Android? Loyal enough to resist the tile-tastic UI available in Windows Phone 7? For the majority of mobile phone users in the United States, that answer is a resounding ‘Yes.’…

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LG announces the Optimus 2X, Optimus Black, Optimus 3D, and Optimus LTE will receive Android 4.0

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Today, we have some good news for those who own one of the four high-end Android smartphones mentioned in the title above.  The Optimus 2X, Optimus Black, Optimus 3D, and the Optimus LTE represent the four flags…

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus could sell for $199 according to leaked Verizon ad

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Just a few days ago, we reported the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus wasn’t going to launch until December.  Many rumors previously indicated that it would launch sometime during November, but it loo…

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Samsung Stratosphere – Verizon’s latest QWERTY phone has the worst possible timing [Phone Review]

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I haven’t had my hands on a Samsung device in a while, but I’ll admit I am a bit biased towards them. I like plastic vs metal casing, a sleek black design appeals to me more than slate gray, and I’…

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Actually, Android has more than just 200 million devices and it’s growing just fine

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At Wednesday’s Google Music event, Google shared that it has activated more than 200 million Android devices, with more than 550,000 devices added to that count each day. Some people took that to mean th…

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Mobile anti-virus app makers are “charlatans and scammers” says Google employee

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Chris DiBona is no fan of mobile anti-virus software, and he’s not afraid to say it. DiBona took to Google+ to decry companies who, as he believes, stoke fear and misinformation about mobile device ̶…

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Gingerbread finally overtakes Froyo in Android market share

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Android 2.3 Gingerbread debuted on devices in December 2010, but not until November 2011 did Gingerbread surpass its predecessor, Android 2.2 (Froyo). The latest Platform Versions chart shows that Gingerb…

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Androinica asks: Was Ice Cream Sandwich worth the hype? [Poll]

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Ice Cream Sandwich should have melted by now. It should have been kept locked away in a freezer until ready for consumption, but months worth of leaks, speculations, and the anxious demands of users prevented a…

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream highlights and new features you may have missed from the demo

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Alright, folks. We know that Android 4.0 is official now that Google took off the veil at its Hong Kong press event. Those of you who watched the live hangout during the broadcast know that the new features were la…

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