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Android now has 190 million global activations, Google+ has 40 million users

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After announcing today that it earned almost $10 billion in the past 3 months, Google once again shared figures showing its growth. CEO Larry Page revealed that Google+ has more than 40 million users, who have…

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Ice Cream Sandwich confirmed to debut in Hong Kong Oct. 19

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Color me stupid. After I said on Twitter yesterday that there was no way Google and Samsung would be dumb enough to announce the Nexus Prime in Hong Kong at a time when most U.S. journalists are in bed, look what lan…

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Gingerbread gaining ground on Froyo, Honeycomb may be on more than 3 million devices

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Believe it or not, something other than Apple iPhone Mania took place today. The Android Platform Version Chart, which helps developers decide which version of Android to support, was released today. The lat…

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Google says success created “hostile, organized campaign against Android by Microsoft, Oracle, Apple”

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Google has mostly restricted its comments about Android-related patent suits. As HTC, Motorola, and Samsung came under attack for alleged patent violations, Google issued pedestrian statements like R…

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Almost 40% of U.S. smartphone market belongs to Android according to Nielsen

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In what can only be described as the least shocking news of the day, Android is the leading smartphone operating system in the U.S. market according to Nielsen. Of course, that’s not shocking because Nie…

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Rumors

Amazon becomes second largest buyer of tablet parts?

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Well, what do we have here? More reports of a Amazon tablet. According to Taiwanese trade publication, DigiTimes, Amazon has become the second largest buyer of tablet parts as component suppliers are lini…

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Mozilla borrows from Android to create its own mobile operating system

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Mozilla is really happy for Android, but not happy enough to sit and do nothing other than build Firefox for Android. With its new Boot to Gecko (B2G) project, Mozilla will take an Android foundation and build a w…

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Android is out of control! 550k daily activations, 135 million devices, 6 billion app downloads

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Google is in the business of data, and all of the data shared during today’s Q2 earnings call were predictably surprising. Yes, that’s an oxymoron, but there’s a reason for that. CEO Larry P…

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Android could reach 1 million daily activations in 2011

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Google VP of Engineering Andy Rubin revealed yesterday that more than 500,000 Android devices are activated each day. That’s a 30 percent increase from the 350,000 activation total that Google Chairm…

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500,000 Android devices activated every day. [STATS]

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How many Android phones are sold every day? A lot. Google VP of Engineering Andy Rubin just tweeted more than “500,000 Android devices are activated every day, and it’s growing at 4.4 w/w.”…

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Google Android Market now provides recommendations for downloads, ala Amazon

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At a press meeting during Google I/O, an Android Product Manager told me to look to the Android Market today for some cool new things. The Day 2 keynote is underway, so plenty of new information could be on-tap, bu…

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Android phones account for half of U.S. market share; 4G is King.

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There has been an abundance of reports in the recent months noting that Android is the leading smartphone platform. Canalys echoed that main sentiment once again in its Q1 2011 analysis, but it discovered some…

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Researchers find way to restrict which data Android apps access, put privacy options in user’s hand

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There’s an Android security scare happening at least once a month. Most of these are overblown, rehashed non-issues, but there are legit concerns about Android malware and privacy leaks. Researchers…

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Adobe launches dev tools for Android interaction with Photoshop, Flash, and Flex

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Adobe has announced a few new tools that could enhance the power of Android phones and tablets. The most immediate announcement is that the company will soon be releasing Adobe Flash Builder 4.5, a development…

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Andy Rubin: Android is still open

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Andy Rubin is the VP of Engineering at Google. He’s also the man credited with getting the Android ball rolling and overseeing its earth-moving progress, so when he says something about Android, we tend…

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