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HTC

HTC Desire C offers Android 4.0 and Beats Audio in a smaller and more affordable package

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It can be easy to get lost in the parade of high-end smartphones that are announced every week. Believe it or not, not everyone needs all the bells and whistles – they just want a solid phone that can run an ap…

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AT&T

AT&T still reliant on iPhone for growth, Android plays small role in Q1 2012 results.

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The iPhone Gravy Train is still firmly on the tracks in AT&T Land. AT&T announced its Q1 2012 earnings today, touting new sales totals powered largely by iPhone activations and little else. AT&T a…

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Android News

Why is RIM giving Android devs free Playbooks? Look at the latest comscore results.

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To our readers who happen to be Android developers, I hope you know that RIM wants to give you a free BlackBerry Playbook. VP of Developer Relations Alec Saunders has said that Android developers who repackage t…

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Forget auto-focus – what if Lytro someday gives smartphones infinite focus?

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Lytro is a company that is gearing up to deliver a light field camera that can capture an image and then choose what to focus on later. The “shoot first, focus later” technology allows users to captu…

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Android

Android’s lead on iPhone among new smartphone buyers shrinks in Q4 2011

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Android has enjoyed multiple quarters as the leading smartphone operating system in the United States. And though that lead remains, the gap between Android and its biggest competitor, Apple’s iOS, i…

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Android Phones

Sprint begins removing Carrier IQ from its devices, HTC clears it from EVO 3D

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A few days ago, an update was released to the HTC EVO 3D on Sprint and it removed two apps — namely HTC IQAgent and IQRD, both of which have been linked to Carrier IQ.  About a month ago, we reported that there w…

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Android

Sprint is taking an active approach on removing Carrier IQ from its devices

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One of the bigger tech stories in recent weeks — besides the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon — has been the Carrier IQ debacle.  Carrier IQ is a software that has full access to data on yo…

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Android OS

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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Android News

Nielsen: Android leads U.S. smartphone market, young users adopting faster

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Time for our quarterly update on the “No Duh, Sherlock” statement of the year: Android is the most popular smartphone operating system. This time, it’s Nielsen sending third quarter stat…

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Android News

Apps World brings 2,500+ mobile tech workers together in NYC this November

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Androinica.com is a big fan of events and conferences that connect people involved in mobile technology. Next month, such an event will take place in New York City as more than 2,500 people meet up at Apps World N…

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Android

40% of U.S. phones are smartphones. 40% of smartphones are Android [Nielsen]

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In 2010, 3 out of 10 phones used in the United States were smartphones. That percent has since risen to 4 out of 10 according to new data from Nielsen. The vast majority of phones used in the U.S. are feature phones f…

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Android Apps

Mobuyle Android app plans to keep store lines moving with mobile payments

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Payment processing company Heartland Payment Systems, has just launched a system to allow merchants to accept payments through smartphones and tablets, which effectively challenges both Square and Ver…

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Android

Android: Leading in the Southwest, trailing in the East and Midwest

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Californians, Floridians, and Texans get it right. Minnesotans, Louisianans, and New Yorkers haven’t come around yet. I’m referring to the adoption of Android as it relates to specific states…

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Google

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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Android

Android’s growth in UK comes from smartphone virgins [STATS]

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The Android race to the top has been chronicled many times, as has the Android vs. iOS debates. However, in the United Kingdom at least, Android’s growth has little to do with converting the iOS crowd. It h…

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