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Facebook Phone? Android Event Teased

March 29th, 2013

One of the most prominent reports about Facebook's smartphone ambitions over the years is that the company would base its own device on Google's Android operating system. The invitation more or less confirms Facebook's interest in Android, but don't be
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Android 4.2, at last! 4 things to try after the upgrade

March 29th, 2013
Initially a novel curiosity, Android 4.2's lock screen widgets have blossomed into one of the platform's more interesting and powerful features. Lock screen widgets, as the name suggests, let you put live, functioning programs right on your device's
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Android Tablets Pushing Aside iPad: IDC

March 29th, 2013

Android tablets may have a leg up on the Apple iPad and iPad Mini thanks to their lower price point. Devices such as the Asus Nexus 7, with its $199 price tag, are appealing when compared to more expensive Apple hardware. The iPad Mini, for example,
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Android Chief Andy Rubin Steps Aside

March 29th, 2013

Android, Google's mobile operating system, has a new master. Andy Rubin, who co-founded Android, Inc. and subsequently oversaw the startup after Google acquired it in 2005, is relinquishing his role as senior VP of mobile and digital content at Google.
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SoundHound reveals new Rdio- and tablet-friendly Android update

March 29th, 2013

If you've ever had an earworm you just can't put a name to, the SoundHound music recognition app — that even translates your humming — can be just the sorcery you need. There's now an Android version with a more tablet-centric design and tighter
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Facebook To Reveal "A New Home On Android" At April 4th Event, Likely A

March 29th, 2013

Facebook just invited press to an event at its headquarters on April 4th to “Come See Our New Home On Android”. Sources tell us it will be a modified version of the Android operating system with deep native Facebook functionality on the homescreen that
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Facebook event invite alludes to something new on Android

March 29th, 2013

Facebook sent out invitations this evening inviting the media to see its "new home on Android” on April 4. The social networking giant has already announced several new features this year—most notably, Graph Search and a revamped News Feed—but it
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Google Adds Offline Mode to Translate for Android

March 29th, 2013

Such appears to be the case with Google's announcement that it will offer an offline mode for its Android Translate tool, effectively eliminating the need to purchase a dedicated language dictionary. The new option is called Offline Languages, and it
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Facebook To Launch 'New Home On Android' – Is This The Mythical Facebook

March 29th, 2013

A customized version of Android might help Facebook become more of a central service on smartphones than it can with simply an app that sits on top of Android. Facebook already offers communications-related services that are natural to mobile devices,
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iOS ups lead over Android among business users, report says

March 29th, 2013

iOS actually showed a two-percentage point gain from the last quarter, while Android's share dipped by two points. iOS remained dominant throughout the world. However, Android's share in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa shot up 11 points to 36
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