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End of an era: the last Symbian phone

by: Rob TriggsJanuary 24, 2013
Nokia have announced that their 808 PureView phone will be their last phone to use the Symbian operating system.
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Samsung moves forward with Tizen operating system

by: Nate SwannerJanuary 1, 2013
It seems as though Samsung, one of the biggest names associated with the budding Tizen operating system, is planning to release phones with Japanese carrier DoCoMo in early 2013.
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Google shutting down unpopular services and apps starting January 2013

by: J. Angelo RacomaDecember 15, 2012
Do you use SMS to schedule appointments via Google Calendar? Do you still sync your Nokia Symbia-based smartphone with Google Calendar? Do you use Smart Rescheduler from Google Labs? If you do, you might want to start looking elsewhere to fulfill your calendaring and syncing needs. Google is shutting down several services this wintertime, in an effort to ensure they can focus on services that matter more to users.
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Nokia Android / Linux mobile devices in the works, job ad reveals

by: Chris SmithNovember 30, 2012
A few years ago Nokia decided to go with Microsoft (exclusively) and ignore Google, when realizing that its aging Symbian OS will not be resurrected in time to adapt to the smartphone revolution started by the iPhone and the first Android smartphones. But is there still a possibility left for Nokia to consider making Android smartphones and tablets as well? A new job posting seems to say so.
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IDC: Android holds 75% worldwide smartphone market share in Q3, Apple’s iOS holds 14.9%

by: Bams SadewoNovember 2, 2012
It’s just another day at the office for Android handsets, kicking everybody else’s behinds. According to research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), Android-powered handsets maintain its commanding lead over Apple’s iOS devices and others in the global smartphone market for Q3 2012.
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Symbian in “maintenance mode.” Is this the end of the line for the platform?

by: J. Angelo RacomaOctober 16, 2012
You've got to hand it to Symbian. It held the top smartphone spot for quite some time until Apple's iOS and Google's Android eventually toppled the platform in terms of user base. I had been a big fan of Symbian since its early EPOC days, and I've had my share of Symbian-powered smartphones from the Symbian-powered Nokia communicator series to a 2008 E-series, which was my last Symbian device.
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Former longtime Nokia exec to run Vertu, plans switch to Android

by: Bogdan PetrovanOctober 13, 2012
Vertu, the British manufacturer of luxury phones, is well known for its extravagant creations, which will set you back between £3500 and £200,000, depending on how exclusive are your tastes. Up until now, the handsets ran Nokia’s ill-fated Symbian operating system, but according to TechCrunch, the stars are lined up for an Android-powered Vertu device.
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PhoneGap Build Service hosted by Adobe launcher, aids developers in creating cross-platform mobile apps

by: Joe HindySeptember 25, 2012
PhoneGap is a build service that is hosted by Adobe. It allows developers to create cross-platform mobile applications. The implication being that developers who create an application for, say, iOS will be able to easily port their application to Android or even Windows. This should help create a more diverse mobile app market for everyone.
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Android to grab 70% worldwide market share by end 2012, despite iPhone 5 release – DigiTimes

by: Bams SadewoAugust 26, 2012
Aside from supplying news outlets around the world with juicy rumors on all things tech, DigiTimes also has its own team of analysts that provide forecasts on which mobile platform will dominate and which will falter. What does DigiTimes Research senior analyst Luke Lin have to say about the impact of Apple iPhone 5, which will go for sale in September, to the smartphone market in the second half of 2012?
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comScore: Android bags 64% smartphone market share in Japan, way ahead of you-know-what

by: Bams SadewoAugust 21, 2012
Another day, another region to conquer. When it comes to the preferences of smartphone buyers in Japan, it seems they like their gadgets to come in Android flavor.
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