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Woz: Microsoft might have reincarnated Steve Jobs

April 28th, 2012

Apple's co-founder says there's "no contest" between the prettiness of Windows Phones interfaces and those of Android phones. Indeed, he says Microsoft, to make them so pretty, might have had help from above. by Chris Matyszczyk April 28, 2012 11:50 AM
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Google has lost control of Android

April 28th, 2012
By Joe Wilcox There was great news on the Android front this week. Samsung reported blow-out earnings, with smartphones — the majority running Android — accounting for nearly three-quarters of profits. Meanwhile comScore data spotlights the growing
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Apple removes Android app searches from Chomp

April 28th, 2012

by Michael Grothaus Apr 28th 2012 at 2:00PM Just over two months after Apple acquired the app discovery service Chomp, the company has removed features that allowed users to search for Android apps in addition to iOS apps. Chomp is a search tool that
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Verizon Leak Reveals Android 4.0 ICS Upgrades for May

April 28th, 2012

If you're one of the many, many Verizon subscribers waiting on your upgrade to Google's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, chances are you'll be waiting for quite a while if you even get the upgrade at all. Last we heard, Verizon was merely giving a short
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In Google-Oracle Trial Over Android, Greed Doesn't Matter To Judge

April 28th, 2012

Oracle contends that some of the platform Google's Android runs on, Java, violates its intellectual property. Google says it does not violate Oracle's patents and that Oracle cannot copyright certain parts of Java, an "open-source," or publicly
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Android this week: $399 Galaxy Nexus; Metro UI vs Android; Kindle Fire rules

April 28th, 2012
By Kevin C. Tofel Apr. 28, 2012, 6:00am PT 2 Comments Next week the talk of the Android world is likely to be Samsung's new Galaxy S III, but this week kicked off with a $399 Galaxy Nexus. The GSM handset — which works on both T-Mobile's and AT&T's
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Ex-Apple's Woz says 'iPhone best, but Windows bests Android'

April 28th, 2012

By Jonny Evans Apple's [AAPL] co-founder, Steve Wozniak ('Woz') is in the news again, this time saying his Windows-powered Nokia Lumia beats Android when it comes to its beautiful and intuitive user interface, though he still thinks iPhone is best.
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Microsoft Inks Android Patent Agreement with Pegatron

April 28th, 2012

By Kurt Mackie Microsoft has signed a patent agreement with Taiwan-based device manufacturer Pegatron Corp. over its use of Google Android and Chrome software. With the Pegatron deal in process, Microsoft claims to have rolled up agreements with nearly
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Acer Iconia Tab A510

April 28th, 2012

The Acer Iconia Tab A510 Android tablet doesn't provide enough to compete with Asus, Toshiba, and Samsung tablets at the same price point. Acer's new Android tablet, the Iconia Tab A510 ($449.99 list), doesn't give you quite enough for your money.
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Google and Oracle 'Experts' Clash Over Android's Java Mimic

April 28th, 2012
By Caleb Garling Google and Oracle are in court to decide whether the search giant infringed on Java-related copyrights and patents with its Android operating system. Photo: s_falkow/Flickr The code used to run Java applications on Google's Android
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