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while iOS apps had more fake reviews than those on Android, it was the Android apps that were actually the “worst” offenders, as determined by Apptentive with their “Reviewer Quality” Score. When it came to the 100 apps with the absolute worst Reviewer Quality, 80% of them were on Android.

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Android 4.4.3 is said to come to Nexus devices very soon. In fact, T-Mobile spilled the beans a little earlier, hinting the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 would get the update today. If you needed more... evidence, now we have it!

The Google Developers website has just posted the Factory Images and Binaries of Android 4.4.3 for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. This means the updates...

Google Loon

Last month, this site reported Google’s new project called Loon, which was using hot air balloons to deliver broadband and wireless services to under-served or emergency prone areas. Now, the Wall Street Journal that Google plans is to invest between $1 to $3 billion on 180 “small, high capacity” satellites that will extend Internet access to additional under-served areas of the world.

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The paper, written by WilmerHale intellectual property litigators Joe Mueller and Tim Syrett and Intel Vice President and Associate General Counsel Ann Armstrong, used public information to calculate patent royalty costs. In their book titled The Smartphone Royalty Stack: Surveying Royalty Demands for the Components Within Modern Smartphones, it is noted how a consumer that buys a $400 smartphone will be paying about $120 in patent royalties, or 30% of the total cost.

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Loved by many, but disliked by the one in charge, the microSD card has had a rocky relationship with Android. While maintaining its presence on all Samsung flagship smartphones, the popularity MicroSD slot has fallen a little over the past two years only to return in this year’s flagship smartphones from Sony, LG, HTC and Samsung.