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Microsoft sues Samsung over Android-related royalty payments

Microsoft Corp. has sued Samsung Electronics for not paying royalties related to Google Android operating system. Samsung stopped paying Microsoft after the world’s largest developer of software announced its intention to acquire Nokia Corp.’s devices and services division. “We don’t take lightly filing a legal action, especially against a company …

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Android losing out to iOS on app revenue

Android has taken the world by storm and has surpassed Apple’s iOS in regards to the number of smartphone users. Apple however are still selling more applications and generating more revenue. Distimo filed a report on the subject yesterday and it shows that the Apple App Store generates four times …

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Android peak over 700,000 activations daily

The Android machine continues to grow and according to Andy Rubin, the platform chief, they have hit a 700,000 activations daily figure now, 200,000 more than last reported several months ago. In July Google reported around half a million activations each day and the growth rate really is staggering, causing …

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Google Android – 10th billionth app download achieved

Google Android is going from strength to strength – they have just achieved a record of 10 billion applications downloaded. Google have decided to cut the price of their applications by 10p each to celebrate the achievement. Google are claiming that there are one billion downloads now every single month, …

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Android malware problem up by 472 percent

As Android continues to grow in popularity, so does the problem of aggressive malware code. Expert reports are claiming that the growth of this malware is a staggering 472 percent since July. SecurityNewsDaily spoke with Tim Armstrong of Kaspersky Lab and he said “Android malware is growing at an exponential …

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Android tablets will overtake Apple iPad: report

Research firm Informa announced some interesting analysis today, claiming that sales of Google Android tablets will surpass Apple’s iPad by 2016. Informa are claiming that Apple’s current 75 percent dominance will drop to 39 percent by 2015, while Google Android will grow to 38 percent. David McQueen, a member of …

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iPhone the number one choice for new buyers

A report published by ChangeWave Research shows that the iPhone is the top choice among people who are looking to buy a new smartphone. While the poll is limited to people in North America, over 4,163 people were asked which phone they would opt for, if they were buying one …

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Android phones – 100 millionth is activated

While Microsoft limp rather poorly into Q2 2011 with mediocre Windows Phone 7 sales, Google Android continues to grow. Latest reports indicate staggering adoption rate figures. Hugo Barra, Product Management Director for Android passed over growth figures in his speech yesterday. Since it launched in October 2008, Google are saying …

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Google Android phones selling 1 in 3 in US

Android has been a runaway success story for Google and the latest reports in from Comscore show that Android based phones are still taking a chunk out of the market share of competing devices. Statistics from America are staggering, with a 33 percent adoption figure, or in laymans terms … …

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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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Oracle sue Google over Android

It seems we can’t go a single week without a lawsuit and this week is no different as news has just filtered in that Oracle Corporation are suing Google over patent and copyright infringement in the development of the Android smartphone software. According to Reuters this suit was filed yesterday …

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