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  • Apple Cries About Samsung and Motorola's Patent "Monopoly"

    09/02/2011 1:53:47 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | August 31, 2011 9:27 AM | Jason Mick (Blog) -
    Company says its rivals are being "anticompetitive" by trying to defend themselves with IPIn a scene straight out of Bizarro World, Apple, Inc.'s (AAPL) lawyers are crying foul about Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (SEO:005930) and recent Google Inc. (GOOG) acquisitions Motorola's allegedly "anticompetitive" use of patents. I. Apple Claims Android Phone makers are "Abusing" Patent System Yes, this is the same Apple that has initiated a patent war [1][2][3][4][5] with these smartphone rivals.  And it's the same rival that has tried to remove competing products from the market, rather than agree to negotiate a licensing fee.  And it's the same company that patented multi-touch gestures 26 years after they...
  • Report: Android, iOS Vie for Late Adopters

    09/02/2011 12:53:29 PM PDT · by bigbob · 18 replies
    Wireless Week ^ | 9-2-11 | Andrew Berg
    Those yet to pick themselves up a smartphone are an indecisive lot, as well as the next target market for Google and Apple, according to a report released yesterday by Nielsen. Among likely smartphone upgraders, it is the "Late Adopters" who are most likely to say they are "not sure" which operating system they'd like in their next smartphone. According to Nielsen, fully 30 percent of late adopters are not sure which mobile OS they're targeting when they make the leap to a bigger, better device. However, among those who say they are usually the first to embrace new technologies,...
  • The USA: It's an Android Nation

    09/01/2011 11:57:24 AM PDT · by FromTheSidelines · 38 replies
    BGR ^ | Sep 1st, 2011 | Zach Epstein
    Google’s Android platform gained once again during the three-month period ending in July, increasing it’s share by 1% over second-quarter totals to grab 40% of the U.S. smartphone market. Apple’s iOS stayed flat at 28% and RIM’s BlackBerry OS lost one point from June-quarter figures to fall to 19%.... Android topped iOS in the firm’s survey of which smartphone platform users intend to buy next. From “innovators” to “late adopters,” each consumer group Nielsen polled but one — “early adopters” — found Android to be the most appealing OS for their next purchases.
  • How Google Dominates Us

    08/08/2011 5:57:14 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 10 replies
    In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy Simon and Schuster, 424 pp., $26.00 I’m Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 by Douglas Edwards Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 416 pp., $27.00 The Googlization of Everything (and Why We Should Worry) by Siva Vaidhyanathan University of California Press, 265 pp., $26.95 Search & Destroy: Why You Can’t Trust Google Inc. by Scott Cleland with Ira Brodsky Telescope, 329 pp., $28.95 Tweets Alain de Botton, philosopher, author, and now online aphorist: The logical conclusion of our relationship to computers: expectantly to type “what is...
  • Hypocritical Google Lashes Out At Apple And Microsoft

    08/05/2011 9:29:38 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Paul Thurrotts Supersite for Windows ^ | 8/4/2011 9:19 AM | By Paul Thurrott
    On the one hand, the tech industry is awash in patent trolls, companies that own generally spurious patents for technologies they didn't really invent, which exist solely to sue other companies into licensing said technologies. On the other, we have tech companies that have patents for technologies that they did, in fact, invent (or at least purchase legitimately) and, as important, use in actual products. These companies, too, must sue others to protect their patents, but for far more legitimate reasons. Google is upset about the latter kind of company, and it's citing two heavy-hitters, Apple and Microsoft, as example...
  • iPhone Versus Android: A State By State Comparison (SEE MAP)

    08/05/2011 9:04:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 3+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 08/05/2011 | Jay Yarrow
    Cool map from ad network JumpTap breaking down which mobile operating system is most popular on a state by state basis. As Dan Frommer at SplatF put it, Android versus iPhone is the new red state versus blue state.
  • VANITY - Parents With Kids who travel via car, please contact me

    08/03/2011 8:45:14 AM PDT · by HamiltonJay · 7 replies
    HamiltonJay
    This is completely Vanity, but if you travel with kids via car over long distances and have a droid phone, if you could send me a private email, I'd like feedback about an App I have. Thanks.
  • Android Captures Nearly 50% of Global Smartphone Market

    08/02/2011 2:38:01 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 6 replies
    Mashable ^ | August 2, 2011 | Erica Swallow
    oogle Android captured 48% of the smartphone market in Q2 of 2011, hitting an all-time high, according to a report by market research firm Canalys. The platform has been making big strides during the past year, overtaking Symbian in Q4 of 2010 to become the top smartphone platform, representing a 32.9% market share at that time. Smartphone adoption continues to grow rapidly across the world, reaching a total of 107.7 million units shipped in Q2 of 2011, a 73% year-on-year growth. Android was the biggest driver of smartphone shipments in Q2, as Android-based smartphone shipments were up 379% year-over-year, coming...
  • Illustrated: Apple's Fear of Android

    07/28/2011 1:08:56 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 7 replies
    OS News ^ | July 27th | Thom Holwerda
    Two different graphs. Both happen to be published at Ars Technica, with one of them coming from a different source. Seemingly completely unrelated, but when you ponder the waterfall of recent lawsuit-related news, these two graphs suddenly tell all there is to tell. These two innocent little graphs illustrate why Apple is attacking Android so ferociously. Let's start with the first graph. Based on Apple's recent quarterly results, it shows where, exactly, Apple's revenue is coming from. It's not iPods, it's not iTunes, it's not even Macs; no, 68% of Apple's revenue in the past quarter has come from the...
  • Oracle to depose Google's CEO in patent lawsuit ( Android threatened?)

    07/23/2011 10:41:28 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    CNET ^ | July 22, 2011 5:41 AM PDT | Lance Whitney
    Google Chief Executive Larry Page has been ordered to testify before the court as part of an ongoing lawsuit in which Oracle has accused the search giant of infringing on its patents for Java. Google CEO Larry Page(Credit: Google) The order yesterday by Judge Donna Ryu of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California states that "Oracle may depose Mr. Page for a maximum of two hours, excluding breaks, solely on topics relevant to the willfulness of Defendant's alleged patent infringement, and the value of Android to Defendant," according to a blog published today by FOSS Patents'...
  • Android tablets now 30% of the market, Windows tablets outsold PlayBook in Q2

    07/21/2011 3:16:56 PM PDT · by FromTheSidelines · 83 replies
    Boy Genius Report ^ | July 21, 2011 | Zach Epstein
    Apple, which owned more than 94% of the market in the second quarter last year, saw the iPad’s share slide to 61.3% according to Strategy Analytics. Over the same period of time, Android tablets jumped from a 2.9% share to a 30% share last quarter.
  • Android Extends Lead in Mobile

    06/06/2011 1:16:46 PM PDT · by F1reEng1neRed · 23 replies
    Engadget ^ | Jun 6th 2011 4:29AM | Joe Pollicino
    The latest ComScore results from the last quarter are in, and the US mobile device wars were hotter than ever as 13% more people reported owning a smartphone. Google conquered most users' territory with Android climbing just over five percent (now totaling 36.4%) and still claiming first for mobile software platforms. Apple's iOS destroyer took second place (at 26%) partially due to RIM's S.S. BlackBerry OS sinking about five percent (now 25.7%) to claim third, while Microsoft and HP / Palm rounded out the bunch struggling to stay in the fight with even lower single-digit scores. In the OEM region...
  • Robin Pagoria, Florida sheriff's deputy, busted for spanking girls and making porn films: cops

    05/30/2011 11:14:27 AM PDT · by Tom87 · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 27, 2011 | Rich Shapiro
    A female Florida sheriff's deputy handcuffed naked girls to a desk, spanked them with a leather paddle and sent the seamy homemade videos to a boyfriend she met on a fetish web site, authorities said. Robin Leigh Pagoria, 45, subjected her two victims - described as girls between the ages of 10 and 18 - to multiple torture sessions, authorities said. "There aren't words to describe my anger with her," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told the Orlando Sentinel, adding that the arrest "came out of nowhere." Pagoria, a divorced Marine veteran, shackled the girls' wrists and ankles to a...
  • Top 10 ways Apple’s iOS beats Google’s Android (and vice versa)

    05/23/2011 10:28:29 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 43 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | May 23, 2011
    Lifehacker’s Adam Dachis takes a look at the top 10 ways Apple’s iOS beats Google’s Android. Following that, Whitson Gordon attempts to come up with the top 10 ways Google’s Android beats Apple’s iOS.We offer both lists, so you can easily compare exactly what’s being claimed to be “better” about each platform. Which list has more things of actual importance to the typical end-user?Top 10 ways Apple’s iOS beats Google’s Android: 10. The iTunes Media Store 9. AirPlay 8. Find My iPhone 7. A Better Support System 6. Better Battery Life and Management 5. iTunes and Tethered Syncing 4. No...
  • Windows Phone At Bottom Of Global Smartphone Rankings. Android and Apple's iOS still dominate.

    05/19/2011 2:44:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 3+ views
    Information Week ^ | 05/19/2011 | Eric Zeman
    Microsoft has made little headway in reclaiming its lost smartphone market share in the six months since the debut of Windows Phone 7. According to Gartner's latest numbers, Microsoft sold only 1.6 million Windows Phone 7 devices during the first quarter of the year, leaving it just ahead of HP's anemic webOS numbers (categorized by Gartner as "other"), but behind every other major platform. Microsoft has fumbled through the early months of 2011 with Windows Phone 7, which has seen delayed system updates, software glitches, and problems arising from the long-delayed updates. Microsoft is prepared to make a major WP7-based...
  • Privacy Flaw Exposes 99.7% of Android Phones to Snoop Attacks

    05/18/2011 1:55:12 PM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2011 | Jeremy A. Kaplan
    Nearly every smartphone running the Google Android platform today is readily vulnerable to data snoops and cyberthieves, who can easily pluck information from them over ordinary Wi-Fi networks, German security experts discovered. [snip] The problem doesn't affect Apple's iPhones, experts noted, which don't rely upon communication with Web-based servers as heavily as Google's platform does.
  • Controversial Dog Wars app renamed KG Dogfighting, back on sale

    05/01/2011 8:13:34 AM PDT · by Immerito · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 30, 2011 | LA Times Staff
    The controversial Dog Wars app has been renamed KG Dogfighting and is back up on the Android Marketplace. The site says it was updated Saturday two days after the head of the Los Angeles police union urged Google to permanently pull the virtual dogfighting game app from its phone app marketplace. In the letter sent Thursday to Google Chief Executive Officer Larry Page, Los Angeles Police Protective League President Paul M. Weber urged Google "to do the right thing and ban this game permanently." "The game teaches users how to breed, train, fight, medicate and kill virtual dogs," Weber wrote...
  • Dell leaks on Android (Full Size Tablet coming )

    04/26/2011 8:41:30 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Tuesday, 26 April 2011 13:23 | Nick Farrell
    Slide falls into the wrong hands Tinman Michael Dell must be miffed after his top secret plans to release three Dell tablets have been revealled on the world wide wibble. Android Central has got its paws on a slide of a roadmap showing three new Dell tablets: one powered by Google's Android platform and two by Microsoft's Windows 7. It looks like Dell will ship an Android tablet, dubbed "Streak Pro," in Jun. It will have a 10-inch display (1280 x 800 resolution) along a 1.2GHz Nvidia Tegra T25 dual-core chip. Dell will install its Stage 1.5 UI on...
  • Sony Tablet with Android 3.0 unveiled

    04/26/2011 7:30:46 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    DIGITIMES ^ | Tuesday 26 April 2011 | Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES
    Sony has announced Sony Tablet that delivers the combination of hardware, content and network. Sony is developing two tablets, including S1, which is optimized for media entertainment, and S2, which is for mobile communication and entertainment. Sony Tablet will become available in the global market starting in fall 2011, the vendor said.Sony Tablet is equipped with the latest Android 3.0, which is designed for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets. Both tablets are Wi-Fi and WAN (3G/4G) compatible and users can not only browse the Internet or check e-mail but they can also access digital content including videos, games...
  • Analyst: the HTC Thunderbolt is outselling the iPhone at Verizon stores

    04/21/2011 6:11:38 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 31 replies
    Htcpedia ^ | April 01, 2011 10:16 AM | Nigel Chiwaya
    Back when the Verizon iPhone was first announced we assumed that it would easily outsell the HTC Thunderbolt because, well, it's the iPhone. But it looks like we might have been very wrong because according to one analyst the Thunderbolt is beating up the iPhone and taking it's lunch money. Walter Piecyk, an analyst at BTIG Research, and his team made calls to 150 Verizon stores across 22 US cities and discovered that while the iPhone was outselling the Thunderbolt at 11 percent of the stores, the phones were selling even at 61 percent. Even better for HTC, the Thunderbolt...