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In Q4 2012 Android And iOS Captured Record 92% Of Global Smartphone Market





According to the Strategy Analytics’ latest research measuring global smartphone OS shipments for the fourth quarter of 2012, Android and iOS together represented 92% of all shipments. Both operating systems were able to considerably increase their market shares over Q3, with global smartphone shipments over the year reaching a record 700.1 million units.


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Monday, January 28th, 2013. 19:33

How Apple Prevented Verizon From Adding Siri To Droid handsets



According to a report from The Huffington Post, Verizon tried to bring Siri’s technology to Droid phones long before Apple bought the voice assistant app.

The carrier signed a contract with the startup company in 2009 to include its functionality to Droid smartphones, and it even filmed commercials showing Siri as an Android add-on. But the deal with Big Red fell apart when Apple purchased what has become one of the iPhone’s most popular features, which subsequently stopped competitors from adding the service to their devices. The report said:


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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013. 23:22

LG Bumped Apple To 3rd Place In US Handset Market



Recently the iPhone have captured a record 53 percent of the smartphone market in the U.S, but when it comes to its second place in the handset market (feature phones and smartphones combined), a new report said LG moved Apple to third place during December thanks to strong sales of its highly popular Optimus G.


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Monday, January 21st, 2013. 22:31

Apple Rumored To Release 4.8-Inch iPhone Math In June



According to China Times’ report translated by BrightWire, Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 5S along with a larger phone called "iPhone Math".

The iPhone Math is highly unusual name that does not conform to Apple's traditional naming scheme, so it is unclear if it is a code name of the device or a potential mistranslation.


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Monday, January 21st, 2013. 15:51

Phil Schiller Seems To Deny Rumors About Cheap iPhone



Shanghai Evening News has posted an interview with marketing SVP Phil Schiller in which he addresses rumors of a low-cost iPhone.

According to The Next Web, Schiller admitted that Apple is not developing a cheaper iPhone to take a greater share of the market. Reportedly, he said that iPhone 5 is the best iPhone and Apple is not concerned with the unit share of the smartphone market. Schiller said in the interview:


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AT&T previously announces the results of iPhone sales in the fourth quarter of 2012



Before the official announcement of earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012 to be held this month, AT&T reported that it has sold more than 10 million smartphones during the quarter, including "best-ever" sales of iPhone and Android devices.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013. 12:34

Kensington Proximo System Helps Keep Track Of iPhone 4S/5



Today Kensington introduced an app-enabled system called “Proximo” that allows iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 users to keep track of their devices 24 hours a day. The press release said:


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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013. 22:20

18,5% Of Mobile Phone Subscribers In U.S. Are Now Using iPhones



Today comScore published the results of its survey of mobile phone subscribers in U.S. for the September-November period, noting that 18.5% of mobile phone subscribers are using an iPhone, up 1.4% from the data for June-August timeframe. Samsung continues to lead the pack with 26.9% of the market share, up from 25,7% in the previous period, while LG, HTC and Motorola lost their shares.


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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013. 22:44

Google Is Developing Smartphone To Compete With Samsung And Apple



According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Google is developing its own phone via its recently acquired Motorola Mobility unit. The smartphone, which the company plans to release next year, will compete more strongly with Samsung’s Galaxy line and iPhone, than Motorola’s current line of smartphones.


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Saturday, December 22nd, 2012. 13:23

Apple Sets Record High With 53,5% Share Of U.S. Smartphone Market



In late November, research company Kantar Worldpanel reported that strong debut of the iPhone 5 allowed Apple to retake the lead in the U.S. sales from Android. Over the August-October timeframe, Apple's share of the market was assessed at 48.1% compared to Android's share of 46.7%.

At the time, the company predicted that IOS share would continue to increase and Apple would hit a record high for market share on the strength of iPhone 5 sales over the following two 12-week periods.


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Friday, December 21st, 2012. 22:18

WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone is free today



WhatsApp Messenger is free for a limited time.

WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform smartphone messenger currently available for iPhone and all other smartphones. The application utilizes push notifications to instantly get messages from friends, colleagues and family. Switch from SMS to exchange messages, pictures, audio notes and video messages with WhatsApp users at no cost. All features are included without the need for extra in-application purchases.


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IGB Electronica SA Launches Android Phone Under "IPHONE" Name In Brazil



Brazilian electronics manufacturer IGB Electronica SA announced a new line of Android-based smartphones under the IPHONE trademark, which was applied for in Brazil back in 2000. Reuters notes:


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Wednesday, December 19th, 2012. 1:30

More than half of smartphone consumers prefer to buy the iPhone 5



A new survey of more than 800 United States buyers found that more than half of those ones who planning to buy a smartphone in the next three months say they will buy the new iPhone 5 by Apple. The poll conducted by Piper Jaffray, revealed that 53.3% of consumers say they plan to buy the iPhone 5 in the near future. This is close to a number of buyers constituting the 54.9 percent who have already chosen the iPhone 5 in October and a little more than 47.7 percent who said they would choose Apple in September.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, December 14th, 2012. 13:00

Google And Apple Teamed Up On $500 Million Offer For Kodak Patents



According to Bloomberg report, Google and Apple have teamed up to place a bid of over $500 million to buy the imaging patent portfolio of bankrupt Eastman Kodak. The report said:


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Saturday, December 8th, 2012. 10:48

Google Added iPhone 5, iPad, AirPlay Support To YouTube App For iOS



The Next Web reports that Google has updated the YouTube app for iOS devices. Now the app supports iPhone 5 and the iPad and can stream videos via AirPlay.


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