HTC unveiled its newest flagship phone, the HTC One at a special press event in NYC and London today, and the drastically different design marks a departure from a strategy of trying to beat other Android OEMs (read: Samsung) at their own game. Instead, HTC looks to be taking cues from Apple to better compete, in more ways than one.
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Apple has accused Android of taking cues from iOS, and that might include Google's approach to its huge events. Seriously, at Google I/O 2013 on Wednesday, the company took time -- as it and Apple normally do...
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Filed under: Investing Yesterday, social networking giant Facebook unveiled its new Facebook Home suite of apps and tweaks. The package features heavy integration of numerous Facebook services directly into various Google Android devices, and will soon be available for broader download from Google Play. Facebook Home isn't quite a full-fledged fork of the operating system,...
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'We want to bring our products to all of our users,' says Android product management director Baris GultekinGoogle has launched its Google Now service for iOS devices, as an update to its existing Google Search app.Accessed by swiping upwards from the bottom of the app's homescreen, Google Now learns about its user through their activities and their history in various Google...
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Technology is like fashion: by the time an exciting new range hits the shops, the industry's eyes are already on the next big thing. This week, the next big things are coming from the biggest names in the business.If you were expecting this week's big story to be the Facebook phone, you'd be right, sort of: while the incoming HTC First Facebook phone isn't on a par with the...
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IDC’s smartphone operating system rankings released last week showed acceleration in the Google Android platform against the Apple iOS platform in terms of smartphone unit shipments. Android grew 79% over the period a year ago improving its rankings to a 75% market share compared to a 7% growth for iOS reducing its rankings to a 17% market share. Prior to Apple’s...
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Apple iOS users may soon be getting a taste of the Android Jelly Bean app Google Now that serves as a virtual guide to your surroundings (but supposedly can get a bit too creepy for comfort), but it appears Google was not ready to divulge the details of its iOS integration just yet.
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It’s been a plausible-sounding rumor for a while. And now it’s reality: Google Now, Google’s voice-controlled assistant, is available for Apple’s iOS. To be specific, it’s launching today as a new feature in the Google Search app for iPhone and iPad, giving users of Apple gadgets a feature which has been unique to Android phones until now. (I was going to say that Now is...
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BlackBerry is losing its tight grip on the market for mobile phones for the U.S. Department of Defense, as the Pentagon today moves to open its network to Apple iOS and Google Android devices.
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HTC has reported a 98% drop in profits, leaving the top market tier to be dominated by Samsung androids and Apple iPhonesThe divergent fortunes within the $200bn (£130bn) global smartphone market were laid bare this week when Taiwan's HTC reported a 98% slump in profits, confirming Samsung and Apple's seemingly unassailable lead over their diminished rivals.In 2010 HTC was...
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