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Barra, Xiaomi Aim to Conquer the World Barra, Xiaomi Aim to Conquer the World

The following is an excerpt from Lance Whitney | September 12, 2013 | news.cnet.com | Former Google VP Hugo Barra was a major player in the Android business, but the lure and promise of Chinese phone maker Xiaomi apparently convinced him to make a career change. Barra left his role at Google ... Read More

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Break Me Off a Piece of That: Kit Kat Will Be the Name of the Next Version of Android Break Me Off a Piece of That: Kit Kat Will Be the Name of the Next Version of Android

The following is an excerpt from JOANNA STERN | September 3, 2013 | abcnews.go.com | Give me a break, give me a break, break me off a piece of that … Android. No, that's not quite how the jingle goes, but the next version of Android is in fact going to ... Read More

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Android’s iPad App Gap Android’s iPad App Gap

The following is an excerpt from John Paczkowski | August 15, 2013 | allthingsd.com | Android tablet shipments may now outpace those of the iPad, but Apple’s tablet continues to hold its own on another metric: Quality apps. According to a new study by Canalys, many of the iPad’s most popular apps ... Read More

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How Much Better Can Smartphone Cameras Get? How Much Better Can Smartphone Cameras Get?

The following is an excerpt from Heather Kelly | July 16, 2013 | CNN.com | (CNN) -- Smartphone competition isn't just about choosing the biggest screen, fastest processor or sleekest operating system. As phones continue to replace point-and-shoot cameras, a new battleground for smartphone manufacturers is camera quality. And the bar keeps ... Read More

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AT&T Follows T-Mobile US with More Frequent Device Upgrades AT&T Follows T-Mobile US with More Frequent Device Upgrades

The following is an excerpt from Sinead Carew | July 16, 2013 | Reuters.com | (Reuters) - AT&T Inc customers will be able to upgrade phones once a year instead of waiting two years under a new option that involves monthly device payments as AT&T defends itself against challenges from T-Mobile ... Read More

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iOS vs Android: Samsung Has Top Market Share, Apple And Android Grow At Rivals’ Expense iOS vs Android: Samsung Has Top Market Share, Apple And Android Grow At Rivals’ Expense

The following is an excerpt from Thomas Halleck | July 1, 2013 | ibtimes.com | Android saw double the gains of the rival iOS system from February to May of this year, while both Apple and Google saw an increase of market share at the expense of their competitors. Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) ... Read More

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BlackBerry Shares Plunge After Touch-Screen Model Flops BlackBerry Shares Plunge After Touch-Screen Model Flops

The following is an excerpt from Hugo Miller | June 29, 2013 | Bloomberg.com | BlackBerry (BBRY)’s shares tumbled the most since 2000 after the company reported a surprise loss and weak sales of a new touch-screen model, underscoring its challenges in competing directly with the iPhone and Android devices. The company ... Read More

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Soundwave Hopes to Shake up Music Discovery on iPhone and Android Soundwave Hopes to Shake up Music Discovery on iPhone and Android

The following is an excerpt from Yahoo.com | June 20, 2013 | Soundwave is the latest music discovery app to be released for smartphones, with ambitions to help fans share details of what they're listening to, and discover new songs and artists from friends and tastemakers. Released today as a free download ... Read More

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Microsoft Struggles to Re-start Windows 8 Microsoft Struggles to Re-start Windows 8

The following is an excerpt from Wilson Rothman | May 13, 2013 | msnbc.com | With an upcoming fix for Windows 8, Microsoft finds itself in a strange position: It has to make the faithful happy by shaping the experience to be more like the respected Windows 7. Meanwhile, the company ... Read More

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Turning a Smartphone Into a Workout Buddy Turning a Smartphone Into a Workout Buddy

The following is an excerpt from KIT EATON | May 8, 2013 | Nytimes.com | Summer is coming at last. Like me, you may be thinking that a few improvements to your fitness and physique might be in order before you hit the beach. It’s also possible that, like me, you ... Read More

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