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Amazon AppStore features ‘test drive’ demo mode

Amazon opened their App Store yesterday, a rival store for the official ‘Android Market’. The new App Store offers both free and paid for applications based on the open source operating system. While the Android market will let users download free and paid for applications, the Amazon App Store will …

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Android browsing already outperforming iOS

Google really do have Android sorted. Their latest Android browser has been shown to render websites faster than even the iPhone browser, up to 52 percent faster according to research and testing. This study has been carried out by Blaze.io, which measured performance across 45,000 tests on pages from websites …

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Google kill 21 dangerous Android applications

Google’s Android operating system has risen in popularity in the last year and unfortunately with this growth comes a risk of malicious code. Today the search engine giant have had to remove 21 applications from the Android market that contained dodgy code designed to pass over personal information. These applications, …

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Adobe say that Honeycomb OS will get Flash soon

Adobe have announced that Google’s new ‘Honeycomb’ version of the Android Operating System will be available in the coming weeks. Honeycomb is a much awaited version of Android as it is designed specifically for tablet PCs and is set to offer a whole new array of features. The first high …

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300,000 Android sign ups daily, 0.4% using Gingerbread

Google’s Android is growing exponentially fast with over 300,000 devices being activated every day. The latest Gingerbread operating system (version 2.3) accounts for only 0.4 percent of the userbase. The statistics come from Google Android Developers website and it points that the slow adoption for Gingerbread is because that it …

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Android is beating Apple Store growth

Apple can do no wrong, but the latest reports in from research company Distimo show that the Android Market had the highest rate of growth, reaching 130,000 applications in the US by the end of 2010. This is a phenomenal growth rate of six times the number of applications available …

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Android smartphones winning over the public

Apple could be facing their biggest threat in 2011, from Google. Even though Apple’s share of the U.S. Smartphone market is still ahead of Googles, more customers in the last six months have choosen a device powered by Android OS. Nielsen, the polling company have said that an Android handset …

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Apple V Android: which is better?

This debate is picking up steam on many forums this month and what we found most interesting is that two veteran high tech visionaries, both hired by Google have both written on their blogs about how they see the Apple v Android competition to be shaping up in 2011. What …

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Android Trojan ‘Geinimi’ warning issued

A nasty new trojan has hit the Android scene, dubbed ‘Geinimi. It seems to be originating from China and is capable of gathering personal information and sending it out to remote servers. Lookout Mobile Security found the trojan, which they are classing as one of the worst yet on the …

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Android 2.3 Gingerbread – improvements galore

Android 2.3 became official yesterday and we have had some time to play with the latest, and greatest operating system from Google. Android 2.3 offers video calling with support for multiple cameras, improved VoIP support, enhanced cut and paste support, gyroscopic support with improved orientation algorithms. There is also a …

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Polls show Apple mobile users most loyal, Microsoft the worst

A recent GiK survey shows that 56 percent of smartphone owners in key global markets are keeping their options open regarding which phone they would buy next. Only Apple has shown a significant percentage of loyalty, which is not entirely that surprising. What is rather concerning however is that Microsoft’s …

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Apple reject Android Magazine from App Store

Reports are circulating from Media Watch that Apple have just rejected a magazine application from Danish company MediaProvider because it featured exclusive content about the Android Operating System. The Google platform is one of Apple’s most legitimate threats in recent years, however if they have indeed banned it from the …

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Acer reveals smartphone with 4.8 inch screen

All of you who love big smartphones will already be drooling over the new Acer model which is due for release in April 2011. The device features a huge 4.8 inch screen with 1024×480 resolution. Acer have yet to name the phone, but we know already that it is going …

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Acer announce 10.1″ and 7″ Android / Windows Tablets

Acer have announced new tablets at a press conference in New York. They will be releasing the products with both Windows and Google Android operating system support. Acer announced the two 10.1 inch tablets which offer both WiFi and 3G support. The Android tablet is designed for entertainment and gaming …

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Advent Vega Android Tablet released via PC World

The Apple iPad Tablet is in a market that many manufacturers are longing to get into. Unfortunately for some, this has proven to be more difficult than they thought. The Advent Vega Android tablet has been released with the nVidia Tegra 2 chipset onboard, you can now buy it from …

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Wozniak slates Nokia and votes for Android

Steve Wozniak, the low key co-founder of Apple has said that he predicts Android will be more successful long term, than iOS. He spoke to De Telegraaf and said ‘when it comes to quality, the iPhone is leading’ although he felt that the Google open source Android software would be …

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Google Documents editing added to Android & iOS

Google have updated their software to allow for mobile editing of Google Documents for both iOS and Android platforms. This has been a feature many people have been waiting on for months. Thanks to this new feature, it means that users can now edit their documents on the move. Andrew …

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New Android Phone to replace credit cards

Eric Schmidt, Google CEO showcased the new Android power phone which contains a processor to allow people to make payments via their handsets. Schmidt opened this years Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco and he showed the new phone which had the manufacturer’s label covered up. Everyone has assumed this …

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Dell Streak to get Froyo update by end of month

Even though the Dell Streak didn’t prove to be a hot seller, Kitguru really liked it when we were given one for review in August. Dell have announced that it will be getting an Android 2.2 Froyo update before the end of November. Dell UK posted a message to their …

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Samsung Galaxy S sells 3 million in USA

The Galaxy S, Samsungs flagship Android powered smartphone has been selling well across the globe – particularly in the US were it has shifted over 3 million units. The Galaxy S has been supported by T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and AT&T with their own versions of the phone on the market. …

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Smartphone ownership rises to 58.7 million in USA

Samsung Electronics are riding high in the USA as they maintain their market share growth in the US mobile phone sector. Research in Motion, famous for the Blackberry handsets are losing marketshare in the smartphone operating system market. For the three months which ended in September, Samsung hold their position …

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Amazon offers support to Google Android with App store

One of the biggest selling points for Apple is based around the class leading device support via the Apple store. While this has always been an issue for their rivals, it appears that Amazon will lend the full weight of their online experience by opening a software applications store for …

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Android already gaining on Apple iOS

Comscore have issued a report detailing growth of Google’s Android platform. They say that Android was running on 19.6 percent of all smartphones through August with Apple sitting at 24.2 percent. This is the first time Android has been within 5 percent of iOS. From July to August Android market …

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Microsoft step up Android attacks: suing Motorola

Lawsuits are a messy business and the latest from Microsoft seems to be firmly in hardball territory. They have decided to sue Motorola over a portfolio of 9 patents which they are using on their Android powered Droid handsets. Microsoft have filed a suit in a district court in Washington …

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Is Android the future?

We have been publishing many stories recently on Google’s Android operating system and we even reviewed the new Dell Streak which makes full use of the platform. What many people aren’t realising however is that the platform is undergoing some staggering growth trends lately. Android in August has taken share …

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