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Android OS

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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Android News

Is there anyone left to care about a Spotify U.S. launch? [Opinion]

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Remember when Spotify was the most anticipated app this side of Netflix? Android users in the U.S. couldn’t wait until Spotify came to their shores and delivered free streaming, cached playlists, and w…

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Android

Android vs. iOS: Why the “Simpsons did it” argument means nothing [OPINION]

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South Park character Butters became a supervillain named Professor Chaos, determined to bring havoc on his snowy little town. The only problem was that every diabolic scheme he could think of had already been…

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HTC

HTC backs down and agrees to open bootloaders. Give them props. [OPINION]

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People flooded the streets last night, screaming at the top of their lungs and honking car horns in a symphony of glee. My city raucously celebrated the Miami Heat winning the NBA Eastern Conference finals, but…

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Android

Hey, Android Developers: pay more attention to people outside the United States [Opinion]

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Remember those eye-popping stats from Google I/O day 1? The stats about how billions of Android apps have been downloaded, millions of phones have been activated, and that thousands of apps are in the market? T…

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Google TV

Can apps and a refresh at I/O 2011 save Google TV?

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Google TV has been rather disappointing for Google and its launch partners Logitech and Sony. Recent earnings reports say that Logitech has probably moved about 200,000 units in the past six months, leaving t…

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Android OS

Don’t let tech ignorance lead to foolish lawsuits [Android location scares]

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There are two residents of Oakland County, Michigan, who have decided to sue Google because of Android tracking issues. The HTC Inspire 4G owners claim that Android tracking phones exposes users to a “s…

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Android

Screw the iPhone. When will someone make a white Android phone?

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Ever since the iPhone 4 debuted, people have lusted for a white version of Apple’s popular phone. If you follow the major tech sites, you’ve probably seen at least two articles on this every week. C…

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Acer Tablets

Acer CEO’s resignation makes me less interested in Acer tablets [OPINION]

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Acer announced today that CEO Gianfranco Lanci has left the company after disagreements with the Board of Directors regarding its mobile device strategy. Based on comments in the statement, Lanci wanted to d…

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Android Apps

Android Market gets first real threat: Amazon App Store coming to Cellular South HTC Merge

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The Amazon App Store for Android is setting up camp in Google’s backyard. Cellular South announced today that the Amazon App Store will come preloaded on the HTC Merge, so we may see how the App Store and An…

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Android News

Amazon AppStore Review: good for new users, but lots of missing features

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I’m sure that much like many of you, when I saw the story about the Amazon AppStore launch, I quickly installed the app to give it a whirl. My first impression was that Amazon did an amazing job gathering a qu…

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Android News

Amazon App Store has Angry Birds, but can it succeed?

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Almost five months ago, when we first got wind of the Amazon AppStore, I wrote that Amazon could become the default option for any devices that didn’t comply with Google’s requisite standards for…

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Android OS

Only 2 percent of Android phones have the latest software; tablet stats likely worse

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The latest Android Market stats have been released to remind users that their phones are out-of-date. The majority of Android phone are reasonably capable and in-line with major features released from Googl…

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Google TV

YouTube’s move to more premium content is good news for Google TV

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Steve Jobs, in one of his many “Android sucks” quips, famously said that users don’t want “amateur hour” when it comes to web-based entertainment. Though the billions of vie…

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Android News

Behind the Motorola Xoom pricing: Too many cooks in the kitchen?

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The Xoom is a fantastic piece of hardware, and Honeycomb is a great OS. I don’t think there are many out there who would argue with either of those statements. The reviews of the Xoom and Honeycomb are all fa…

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