iOS and Android pummel competition

iOS and Android pummel competition in IDC report
Over at the IDC they've released some information leading to the idea that after the obvious leaderAndroid at 59%, the world's top mobile operating system is iOS with 23% of the world's supply. The following data shows that Symbian is in third place ...

Motorola's New CEO Could Be Google's Bid to Dominate Mobile Ads
Wired News
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles At first glance, Dennis Woodside, the Google executive who was named Motorola Mobility's CEO on Tuesday, has a resume that doesn't quite jibe with his new gig. Woodside has never worked on a hardware project, and he's never...

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IDC: Android, Apple Own the Smartphone World
PC Magazine
By Sascha Segan Have the smartphone wars been won? Research firm IDC's latest smartphoneOS numbers show that Google's Android OS and Apple's iOS now own 81 percent of the globalsmartphone market, a dramatic change from last year.

Android, Apple Own 80% of Global Smartphone Market: Microsoft's Share, 2.2%
By John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld May 24, 2012 7:32 AM A year ago, the world's leading smartphoneoperating systems, Android and iOS, owned a little over half the market. Now they own more than 80 percent of it. Of the 152.3 million smartphones shipped in ...

84 percent of smartphone shipments worldwide were either Android or iPhone: IDC
Smartphones with Google's Android and Apple's iOS mobile operating systems continued to gobble up market share in the first quarter of this year with 84 percent of the smartphones shipped, compared to 54.4 percent for the same period last year.

iPhone, Android account for 82% of smartphones shipped
The combined worldwide shipments of Android- and Apple iOS-based devices dwarfs those of othersmartphone operating systems, including Research in Motion's BlackBerry, a traditional frontrunner now on a "downward trajectory," IDC said in a statement.

German Court Rules On Microsoft Suits Vs Motorola
Wall Street Journal
By Harriet Torry Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES FRANKFURT (Dow Jones)--A German court Thursday ruled Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. infringed a Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) SMS messaging patent, but dismissed separate claims by Microsoft over a technology patent.

Motorola Mobility Has Infringed Microsoft Patent, Says Munich Court
By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Google-owned Motorola Mobility has infringed a Microsoft patent related to SMS messaging, according to a ruling in the Munich regional court, which also dismissed a second case related to a localization patent.

Android, iOS nab 82 percent of smartphone market in Q1
Android smartphone shipments soared 145 percent in the first quarter to 89.9 million units. Apple's iPhone hit unit shipments of 35.1 million. by Don Reisinger May 24, 2012 9:14 AM PDT Android andiOS are stealing mobile market share at a shocking rate ...

Android, Apple iOS run away from pack: Can Windows Phone challenge at all?
ZDNet (blog)
By Larry Dignan | May 24, 2012, 6:01am PDT Summary: If you're a challenger to the Android-Apple tag team these IDC standings are simply depressing. IDC's latest stats on smartphone market share paint a rosy picture for the Android-Apple iOS duopoly ...

Google didn't infringe on Oracle patents, jury rules
Fox News
Had Oracle been able to pursue damages, confidential documents detailing how much money Google makes from its Android software might have become public. The outcome ends, for now, a showdown pitting two Silicon Valley titans in a courtroom duel that ...

Microsoft Declares Patent Case Win Vs Motorola In Munich Court
Wall Street Journal
(MSFT) said Thursday that a court in Munich, Germany, found Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) infringed a Microsoft-owned SMS messaging patent, the latest ruling in the companies' international legal battles. Microsoft's deputy general counsel ...

Apple's iOS grows to 23% of worldwide smartphone shipments
Apple Insider
The IDC data issued on Thursday shows once again that the smartphone operating system competition has become a two-horse rase between Apple's iOS, which is limited to three available iPhone models, and Google Android, which is found on a number of ...

Bharti to Buy 49% of Qualcomm's India Broadband Business
Wall Street Journal
By KENAN MACHADO MUMBAI – Bharti Airtel Ltd. said Thursday it will buy a 49% stake in the Indian broadband business of Qualcomm Inc. for about $165 million in a deal that will enable the company to expand its fourth-generation high-speed data services.

Motorola Is Now the Apple of Google's Eye
Wall Street Journal
By ROLFE WINKLER And THOROLD BARKER Those who thought Google was buyingMotorola Mobility just for its treasure trove of patents can think again. Its plan to focus on "fewer, bigger bets, and create wonderful devices that are used by people around the ...

Wall Street Journal

Bharti To Buy 49% Of Qualcomm's India Broadband Business For $165 Mln
Wall Street Journal
BY) said Thursday it will buy a 49% stake in the Indian broadband business of Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) for about $165 million in a deal that will allow the company expand its fourth-generation high-speed data services. Bharti will fully own Qualcomm's ...

Android- and iOS-Powered Smartphones Expand Their Share of the Market in the ...
MarketWatch (press release)
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., May 24, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Smartphones powered by the Androidand iOS mobile operating systems accounted for more than eight out of ten smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2012 (1Q12). According to the International Data ...

Google+ for Android App Gets Easier Hangout Access
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo Google on Thursday released a new version of its Google+ for Android app with a new user interface, and access to its Hangout video chat feature. The new Android app (version 2.6) includes several new "highly requested" features, ...

Google+ Android app gets new look, few unique tricks
Washington Post
Google updated the Google+ iOS app recently with a complete visual overhaul, and now the company's brought the new look to Android as well – plus a few unique tricks. For one, version 2.6 of Google+ for Android now allows you to start a Hangout ...

Microsoft wins Motorola Android 'ban' in Germany
24, 2012, 6:48am PT 2 Comments Updated: Just days after Google closed its purchase of Motorola Mobility, Microsoft is seeking an injunction to ban the sale of Android device sales in Germany. The suit is based on Motorola's alleged infringement of a ...

Sprints HTC Evo 4G LTE is a great phone but its killer feature is MIA for now
Houston Chronicle (blog)
Unfortunately, I can't really experience the Evo 4G LTE as its meant to be used because it's missing a key feature. Even though it has the word “LTE” in its name, thesmartphone can't yet deliver LTE speeds. That's because Sprint is still in the ...

Houston Chronicle (blog)

Google Android Didn't Infringe Oracle Patents, Jury Says
(ORCL) (ORCL)'s patents in developing Android software, handing the database maker another defeat in a trial in which it sought $1 billion in damages. The 10-person jury ruled unanimously yesterday that neither of the two patents at issue was infringed ...

Share Smartphone Photos Wirelessly To Your PC With Bump
By Ian Paul, PCWorld May 24, 2012 7:55 AM Bump for iOS and Android makes it easy to move photos from handsets to PCs with a new Web-based tool that transfers smartphone photos to your desktop with just one tap of your spacebar.

Android doesn't infringe Oracle's patents, says jury
"Today's jury verdict that Android does not infringe Oracle's patents was a victory not just for Google but the entire Android ecosystem," Google said in a statement. "Oracle presented overwhelming evidence at trial that Google knew it would fragment ...


Review: Yahoo Axis is little more than a glorified toolbar for desktop, laptop ...
Washington Post
If you missed the news, Axis is a new search-focused iOS app and PC browser plugin that offers live search results with thumbnail web page previews and ubiquitous user data. At the core of Axis is theiOS app, which is available as a universal download ...

Bharti Buys 49% Stake in Qualcomm India Broadband Unit
Qualcomm, the biggest maker of mobile-phone chips, bought the licenses at an auction two years ago with the goal of propagating 4G technology known as long-term evolution, or LTE, in India and then selling them to a local operator.

Bharti and Qualcomm announce partnership for 4G
MarketWatch (press release)
With this agreement, Bharti has secured a nation-wide broadband leadership through a combination of 4G and 3G, with its own networks in 18 circles. Bharti has already taken the lead in LTE TDD space by launching 4G services in Kolkata and Karnataka ...

Google gets victory in patent infringement case
Washington Post
Over a week after it began deliberations, the jury has returned a verdict in the patent infringement case between Oracle and Google, finding that the search giant did not infringe upon Oracle's patents with Android. In play were infringement counts on ...

IDC: Android has a heady 59 percent of world smartphone share ...
By Jon Fingas
"Neither Android nor iOS were the first to market with some of these features, but the way they made the smartphone experience intuitive and seamless has quickly earned a massive following." "In order for operating system challengers to gain ...

Mass Effect: Infiltrator available on Android today | Joystiq
By David Hinkle
Share. Tags: android, bioware, ea, ea-games, google-play, mass-effect-3, mass-effect-infiltrator, mobile ... Mass Effect infiltrator is an iOS game which, depending on the players' choices, will impact the the outcome of their Mass Effect 3 story.

Android reaches 59 percent share of international smartphone market
By Kevin Krause
The smartphone war has turned into a two horse race as Android and iOS continue to grow their international hold on the mobile market while competing.
Android Phone Fans

GameFly wants to get into iOS publishing, create an Android App ...
By Mike Schramm
GameFly wants to get into iOS publishing, create an Android App Store. by Mike Schramm May 24th 2012 at 8:00AM. Game rental service GameFly has decided to go all-in on mobile publishing for some reason. The service, which rents out ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Toshiba tosses AT300 Android tablet into the limelight | Android ...
By Shane McGlaun
LG Viper 4G LTE with Google Wallet makes life easier · HTC and Apple ordered to lawsuit settlement talks by Delaware court · HTC One X, EVO 4G LTE delayed by US customs after Apple's ITC complaint · Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) ...
Android Community

Microsoft Office Coming to iOS and Android in November [REPORT]
By Peter Pachal
A new report suggests Microsoft will release versions of Office for both iOS and Android in the fall. ...According to Boy Genius Report, which cites a “reliable source,” both the iOS and Android versions will be the “full Office suite.” Presumably ...

[Breaking] Google to release 5 Nexus devices on November 5th to ...
By Robert Nazarian
Latest Android news, applications and forum discussion. Android RSS ... Yes, but a return to an HTC Nexus device will well be worth the wait: I'm guessing we will get 3 or 4 phones and a tablet or two: HTC, Motorola, Samsung, LG and ASUS.
Android News, Rumours, and Updates

Best social media apps for Android
By Carl Parker
What's next for smartphone camera technology? Chrome-Android-convergence ... The app lets you easily write new posts, edit content, and manage comments on your WordPress blog right from yourAndroid device. You can blog on the go, ...
Android Authority

Toshiba AT300 Android Tablet Announced | Ubergizmo
By Pradeep Chandrasekaran
Toshiba AT300 Android Tablet Announced. By Pradeep Chandrasekaran on 05/24/2012 08:32 PDT. toshiba-at300. Early last month, we reported that the Toshiba Excite 10 tablet had made its way to the FCC for its routine once-over before ...

Google+ for Android: polish and performance | Official Google Blog
By A Googler
We continue to work toward a simpler, more beautiful Google, and today we're accelerating these efforts with a new Google+ app for Android phones. The update includes lots of highly-requested features—like the ability to start a hangout on ...
Official Google Blog

Yahoo launches its own iOS web browser called 'Axis', with a focus ...
By Jake Smith
May 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm. Perhaps following suit with Google's plans, Yahoo has launched its owniOS web browser called “Axis” this evening (via CNET), which hopes to be the ultimate solution for syncing bookmarks and browsing the web.

Jury says Android does not violate Oracle's patents, APIs up next in ...
By Tim Conneally
The fight between Oracle and Google over Android's use of Java took a turn in Google's favor, filings from the District Court for the Norther District of California showed on Wednesday. The jury in the patent phase of the case unanimously voted ...

In-app Subscriptions in Google Play | Android Developers Blog
By Dirk Dougherty
[This post is by Ibrahim Elbouchikhi, Product Manager on the Google Play team. —Dirk Dougherty] We launched In-app Billing on Google Play a year ago to give developers more ways to sell and engage users over the lifetime of their apps.
Android Developers Blog

Motorola v. Microsoft: Judge recommends banning Xbox 360 in U.S.
By Anthony John Agnello
New developments in the ongoing Motorola and Microsoft slap fight: Judge David P. Shaw of the International Trade Commission recommended on Wednesday that the Xbox 360 be banned from sale in the United States because technology ...
Digital Trends

Men In Black 3 - Android Apps on Google Play
(199); Updated: May 23, 2012; Current Version: 1.0.3; Requires Android: 2.2 and up; Category: ....Allows the app to view the information about the state of Wi-Fi.

Google Finalizes Acquisition of Motorola Mobility - Slashdot
Former Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha has stepped down and Google's Dennis Woodside will... I even took my HTC HD2 and learned to put Android on it.

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