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Instagram hits 50M downloads; Samsung beats iPhone smartphone sales for Q1

It seems 50 million is the magic number for popular mobile apps these days. Instagram reached the 50 million download mark just hours after Angry Birds Space surpassed the same milestone. Google Play has certainly helped Instagram soar in new sign-ups, hitting the 10 million mark over the weekend. ... Full Article »

May 1, 2012 9:12am

How is Android affected by the Microsoft-B&N team up?

Google’s continued success with the Android mobile operating system has only made it a target for its biggest rivals. Microsoft is hoping to kill two birds with one stone, investing $300 million into Barnes & Noble’s digital division, Newco, for a 17.6 percent stake. The end goal is to integ ... Full Article »

April 30, 2012 9:21am

Apple co-founder prefers Android phones, blasts Siri

Steve Wozniak may have helped Steve Jobs build one of the greatest consumer electronics empires in the world, but this Apple co-founder admits that he loves his Android handset. During an interview with the Daily Beast, the Woz blasts the iPhone for its limitations and highlights a number of perks t ... Full Article »

January 17, 2012 9:25am

LG the latest Android device maker to forge licensing deal with Microsoft

LG is the latest to get locked-in to a licensing deal with Microsoft for Android or Chrome OS devices, including tablets and smartphones. The financial details of the deal have not been disclosed, but as we know from other licensing agreements, Microsoft could be receiving upwards of $5 per Android ... Full Article »

January 12, 2012 9:31am

Skype for Android now shares photos, videos

Skype for Android saw another noteworthy update this week, introducing new media sharing capabilities for users. “It’s now even easier to share those special moments with your loved ones or send files and view documents on the go while on a business trip,” says Dan Chastney, a Skype senior pro ... Full Article »

December 14, 2011 9:39am

Google's Eric Schmidt promises a free future for Android on South Korea tour

The question of whether or not things will change for Android OEMs after Google completes the Motorola acquisition has been lingering ever since Google first announced its intentions. But the company’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, says the takeover won’t adversely affect other Android hands ... Full Article »

November 8, 2011 9:30am

Google calls out Microsoft on patent warfare, says system is broken

The rise of Android’s open platform, plus Google’s stance on the patent system, makes the company a prime target for patent warfare. Google’s attracted the wrong sort of attention from every major rival including Apple, Microsoft and Oracle. It’s raised questions about Google’s position on ... Full Article »

November 7, 2011 9:24am

Microsoft whines about Android profits as market goes global

Even after forcing licensing deals with over half of today’s Android manufacturers, Microsoft’s still a little whiny about its biggest competitor. A Microsoft lawyer has all but sent out a manifesto on the state of the mobile industry, stating that Android smartphones are profiting from cash tha ... Full Article »

October 31, 2011 9:26am

Microsoft inks tenth Android licensing deal

Microsoft continues to leverage its technology patents by looking to companies that make smartphones and tablets using Google’s Android operating system, landing its tenth licensing deal last week. The deal was struck with Chinese tech company Compal Electronics, according to a report from TechCr ... Full Article »

October 24, 2011 1:14pm

Ballmer bashes Android as Ice Cream Sandwich arrives

Google set out to one-up Apple’s iPhone 4S launch, providing a revamped software and hardware solution that integrates deeply with Google’s own ecosystem. Microsoft has been after Android from a legal standpoint as it builds its strategy for a new device-OS combo. Already, CEO Steve Ballmer is b ... Full Article »

October 19, 2011 9:26am


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