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1 out of 5 smartphone users in the land down under would be more willing to give up their television set than their mobile device. This is one of the remarkable findings of a survey conducted by Google... earlier this year. The study’s aim was to outline trends in smartphone usage such as finding out exactly how and where people use them.  The results were gathered from 30,000 respondents from 30 count...

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There are many challengers to the iPad 2 from the Android side of the mobile platform competition and Sony has just recently unveiled another fighter. The Tablet S is the electronics giant’s latest... tablet computer offering which will be powered by the Android Honeycomb operating system. Here’s an outline of how the Tablet S measures up.

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HTC made another jab against Apple last week by amending its earlier counter lawsuit. Nine new patents have been cited in this latest complaint filed in the US International Trade Commission. Why is... this news? The additional patents came from Google and were recently transferred to HTC in September 1. This essentially gives the second largest smartphone manufacturer in Asia more ammunition to fen...

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Here’s some more good news for Android fans. Ovum, a telecoms analyst group, projects that over 18 billion applications will be downloaded this year. Of these 18 billion,... only 6 billion will be for the Apple OS. A sizable number, but the remaining 12 billion is being shared between its rivals. The lion’s share of this bounty is being gobbled up by the other dominant OS...

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Samsung’s been busy this week. Everyone knew about the release of the long-awaited Galaxy S II smartphone for the US market. The big surprise of this week was something else: an Android smartphone/tablet... with a stylus called the Galaxy Note.

Looking at it, the device’s big attraction for consumers is the large 5.3-inch HD display. Using Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology and having a 1280 x 800...

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I’ve wrote about GetJar before, the app marketplace where every app is free to download. It seems that giving away free stuff works for them and they’ve ventured into giving away even more... free stuff, which is of course great for us Android owners.

GetJar Gold is a premium service that will offer free full versions of games like Age of Zombies and Fruit Ninja THD and apps l...

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That took a while, but better late than never. I actually didn’t expect them to bring the Netflix app to all Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices so quickly, mainly because they’ve said it’s... a DRM issue, and they want to protect the content on the behalf of the content owners. Either those content owners changed their minds recently, or Netflix managed to convince them that it won’t be so b...

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Baidu, the Chinese counterpart of Google search, has announced of its plans to create its own OS for its consumers. Although it has already replaced Google apps and services on Android phones in China,... the company is targeting a new OS that will follow the formatting and style of the Android OS.

 

Baidu said they will compete against Google Places with their own Maps, provide...

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The drama continues. While Apple may have just won a permanent injunction over the Galaxy Tab 10.1, it seems things are not so clear cut, and actually Samsung can pretty easily route around... that injunction. You see, Samsung is not allowed to use their German subsidiary to sell or re-stock the German retailers with the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but Samsung can easily circumvent that by using eith...

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Whether you want to escape the tiered plans or the throttled data from T-mobile, now you have an opportunity to do that (but do it while it lasts). A developer has managed to create an Android... app called Smozzy that looks very much like a browser, but it works completely different from one.

In a way I suppose it works a bit like Opera Mini, since it compresses the webpage into an image...