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To coincide with Mobile World Congress , Google has announced its latest figures for the growth of the Android ecosystem. The company reports a year-on-year growth rate of more than 250%, with 850,000 new Android devices activated each day. Google says that this means that the total number of Android devices around the world has topped 300 million.
Earlier today, Microsoft and Samsung disclosed that they reached a cross-licensing agreement over patents. The key point: it’s a bad blow to the notion that Android is free. Instead, it’s more like “free” with huge Android OEM partners like HTC and now Samsung agreeing to pay Microsoft to use Android. Google must be pissed off. And they are.
God I love this stuff. Microsoft’s head of communications, Frank Shaw, has just responded to Google’s “extortion” claims — on Twitter, of course. This type of response is clearly Microsoft’s M.O . And we thank them for that. I’m sure someone from Google will hop on Twitter to respond as well.
24 August 2011 Last updated at 15:52 GMT Apple claimed that Samsung's Galaxy phones infringe a patent it holds Samsung has been banned from selling three models of its Galaxy smartphones in a number of European countries. The preliminary injunction was handed down by a court in the Netherlands after Apple filed a claim for patent infringement. It claimed that Samsung had copied technology owned by Apple relating to the way photos are displayed on mobile devices. The embargo is due to come into effect in seven weeks.
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By Beth Kowitt, writer FORTUNE -- When Google ( GOOG ) acquired a tiny wireless startup called Android in 2005, few at the search giant had particularly high hopes for the deal -- if they even knew about it. At that point Google had purchased just a handful of companies, mostly software makers it had quietly folded into its operations. (Big, high-profile deals like YouTube and DoubleClick came later.)
Magazines are finally coming to Android tablets from major publishers like Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, and News Corp. The magazines come from Next Issue Media and will only be available for a very small amount of users: only those with Samsung Galaxy Tabs 7-inchers purchased from Verizon Wireless. The reason for this limited release is that for now, magazine titles are only available through Verizon's proprietary V-Cast App. Next Issue Media was originally slated to start selling magazines earlier this year, according to All Things D, but the release kept getting pushed back. Magazines such as Esquire, The New Yorker, Popular Mechanics, Fortune, and TIME will all be available via Next Issue.
We love both Android and iOS, but the open nature of Android just means it can do things others just can't. Here are our favorite Android apps and features that you won't find on its Apple-clad brethren. We didn't hold anything back in this list: rooting, jailbreaking, editing system files are all fair game.
March 24, 2011: March 24, 2011: [Follow Me on Twitter] “People get ready, there’s a train a comin’” - The Impressions From Zacks via Yahoo : Mark Vickery, On Thursday March 24, 2011, 4:58 pm EDT “BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (NasdaqGS: RIMM – News) beat its fiscal 4Q EPS estimates by 2 cents per share, but missed slightly on quarterly revenues and offered guidance well below the current consensus. This has sent RIMM shares down nearly 10% in after-market trading…” Yesterday, after the market closed, Research in Motion, the makers of the Blackberry device, announced that they would be lowering their current quarter earnings due to lower average sales prices.
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When it came to translations, you used to either need an interpreter or a book to navigate another language. That was either costly or cumbersome, respectively. Then the Internet came along and made things significantly easier.