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Android powers 59% of smart mobile devices shipped in Q1, what can Apple and Microsoft do?

Latest figures show that Android was the operating system of choice for over 182 million smart devices that were shipped during the first three months of this year. According to a new report by research company Canalys, 308.7 million smart mobile devices (which includes notebooks as well as tablets …

Samsung Prepares A Phone For Every Feature As The Galaxy S4 Zoom Shows Up At Bluetooth SIG

Samsung is in a unique position among Android smartphone manufacturers, which allows it to create devices like the Galaxy S4 Zoom, a rumored S4 variant that showed up for certification at the Bluetooth SIG this week (via UnwiredView) as the “SM-C101.” The S4 Zoom is reportedly going to resemble the …

Report: Google's Unified Chat Hub Will Be Called Google Hangouts

Word on the street is that Google’s incoming unified messaging service has ditched its Babel moniker. According to a source talking to TechRadar it …

Google Hangout

Google Working On High-Resolution Nexus 7 For I/O Reveal, Android Notebooks Later This Year, Analyst Says

Google’s I/O developer conference is happening next week in San Francisco, and one of the big questions around what we’ll see there includes hardware. Now KGI securities analyst Mingchi Kuo (via 9to5Google), who unlike other analysts actually has a good track record of predicting things accurately, …

Android Powers Almost 60% Of All Mobile Devices Sold, iOS Just 19.3%

Android doesn’t look like it’s about to lose any of its market share to competing platforms any time soon. During the first quarter of 2013, Google’s platform powered a whipping 59.9% of all smart mobile devices sold as total shipments hit 308.7 million units.<p>Apple’s iOS, on the other hand, was …

Falling iPad Mini Demand Claims Show Why Watching Suppliers For Apple Success Misses The Point

This week, Bloomberg sparked a number of headlines with reports that iPad mini demand was failing based on supplier Pegatron’s earnings numbers as revealed at an investor conference. Those claims were later refuted by Pegatron CEO Jason Cheng, who argued that Bloomberg’s Tim Culpan had misquoted …

Does Windows 8 RT Have Enough Users for Its Own iTunes App?

Windows tablet users hoping for a version of Apple’s iTunes media software optimized for Windows 8’s app-oriented “Metro” interface are going to have …

Ahead of I/O, Google Wallet Drops Plans to Introduce a Physical Card

Google will update its Wallet product at its I/O developer conference next week, but will not include the physical credit card that the company had …

Here's What iOS 7 Could (And Perhaps Should) Look Like [Video]

The folks over at digital agency Simply Zesty have been thinking about what iOS 7, the upcoming new version of Apple’s mobile operating system, will – or should – look like based on the typical rumours and speculation that precede every major Apple event.<p>With Apple’s WWDC 2013 conference just …