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Android News

The problem with mobile security companies: lots of scare tactics, not enough value [OPINION]

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Maybe mobile anti-virus companies are charlatans after all. Google’s Chris DiBona infamously applied that label to companies selling mobile anti-virus software through fear-mongering, and Syman…

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Samsung

Galaxy S III not coming to Mobile World Congress, and that might be a good thing

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Samsung earlier this morning confirmed to TechRadar.com that the Galaxy S III will not be launching at Mobile World Congress later this month. Many expected Samsung to unveil its next hero device at MWC follow…

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Google TV

Google TV’s next chance for popularity – your cable box?

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt may not be so crazy after all. Schmidt, who often tastes feet when making public comments, was widely laughed at when he suggested in December that Google TV would appear on the majo…

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Android

Stupid Market Comments: Highlighting the dumbest, funniest people with Android phones

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The Android Market is home to some foolish, misinformed, and down-right nasty comments. We’ve tried to stem the tide by providing suggestions for etiquette, but the flow of head-scratching reviews co…

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Android OS

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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Android OS

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

Dear Molly at CNET: You are wrong about Android

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Molly Wood did what many journalists seem to do when it comes to Android vs. iPhone – throw out a lot of opinions, mix in some misinformed statements to justify them, and then completely miss the mark about…

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Google

5 things I learned watching the Google antitrust hearings

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Google is very powerful and popular, so it’s understandable that the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights would want to have a chat with someone from the compa…

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Android News

Amazon seeking Android developers again – perhaps in anticipation of an Android tablet?

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Amazon really wants to attract Android developers in order to increase the choices available in its Amazon Appstore. As a result, the company is providing a $50 credit for its web services to any developer who u…

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Android News

Raise your hand if you actually want a dual-screen device

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Two is always better than one. Except when it’s not. We’ve all seen cases where something was unnecessarily doubled and wondered if one might have been the better option, and I get that feeling whe…

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Android News

Is Verizon’s Android carrier share really in that much trouble?

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Verizon sparked Android’s rapid ascent when it released the Motorola Droid in late 2009. Nearly two years later, Verizon is still the dominant carrier in the United States, though its market share amon…

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Carriers

Are good phones more important than good customer service?

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T-Mobile USA routinely gets rated as the top carrier when it comes to customer satisfaction of in-store purchases. JD Power & Associates has awarded T-Mo top ratings for as long as I can remember; yet, T-Mo…

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Google

What does Google acquiring Motorola mean for me?

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For once, I woke up to news of something other than political squabbling and celebrity gossip. Google is acquiring Motorola Mobility for the sum of $12.5 billion. My mind immediately started racing about how s…

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Android

Android Market website ratings: a week of rants, reviews, and reality checks

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Read the average comment on apps in the Android Market, and it may seem as though Android users are in a perpetual state of anger. With the overflow of profane rants and trivial gripes, it can appear as though ever…

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Android App Reviews

Is Google Buzz on Death Row? Google Maps update makes me think yes.

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I know Google Buzz gets a bad rep in the press, but there are people who enjoy using it. Those people better enjoy as much as they can because it looks like Buzz will die out. People immediately began wondering what…

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