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August 15 2014

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This Is The Biggest Threat Facing Google Right Now - 1

For example, Xiaomi, Chinas leading smartphone maker, replaces Google Play with its own app store. To put this threat in context, Apples iOS operating system has a market share of only 11%. That means Google, not Apple, is Googles largest competitor. By powering such a large percentage of the competition, the company has become its own worst enemy.
Original version, visit http://time.com/money/3093863/google-android-biggst-threat-aosp/

iPhone Owners Sext Twice As Much As Android Users - Yahoo News

Please enter a valid phone number. Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done iPhone Owners Sext Twice As Much As Android Users By Michael Andronico, LAPTOP Staff Writer 51 minutes ago 0 shares View photo .
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Samsung unveils Galaxy Alpha with a new design approach | Greenbot

Availability will vary depending on the market. Samsung is not done releasing phones, as it next will unveil the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3. Greenbot will be on hand for the press event in New Pusat Handphone Android York. The build of that device will indicate how far Samsung is willing to take its push for a new design.
Original version, visit http://www.greenbot.com/article/2464173/samsung-unveils-galaxy-alpha-with-a-new-design-approach.html

August 14 2014

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Will Samsung?s Next Massive Galaxy Phone Be Too Big Even For Phablet Fans? - Yahoo News

Samsungs Galaxy Note series wasnt the first line of phablets, but it clearly played the biggest role in popularizing the new smartphone segment that has taken the world by storm. Phones that would have been considered phablets just last year are now the standard for flagship smartphones, and even Apple is getting in on the action next month when it debuts what is expected to be the first of two new iPhones with larger displays . But Samsungs next supersized Galaxy phone might be too big even for phablet fans to carry around. True to its name, the Samsung Galaxy Mega was a massive handset that looked absolutely ridiculous and wasfar too big to use comfortably with one hand or even two. Of course, that wont stop Samsung from launching a sequel, and it looks like the next-generation Mega handset may havejust been pictured and detailed.
Original version, visit http://news.yahoo.com/samsung-next-massive-galaxy-phone-too-big-even-173507737.html

http://www.androidsentral.com style="clear:both">Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 Featured in Micromax Smartphones - Yahoo Finance

Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Featured in Micromax Smartphones Corning Incorporated 1 hour ago . NEW DELHI, INDIA, August 132014- Corning Incorporated ( GLW ) and Micromax Informatics Limited, India`s second largest smartphone brand, have signed an agreement to deliver the durability and damage resistance of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance(TM) to Micromax smartphones. India is one of the fastest-growing countries for smartphone adoption worldwide. The overall mobile phone market was estimated to be nearly 68 million units in 2013 and is expected to reach 155 million units by 2017.
Original version, visit http://finance.yahoo.com/news/corning-gorilla-glass-3-featured-123101319.html

myMail becomes most popular alternative email app for Android and iOS

According to data from app analytics company Distimo, the myMail app has passedother options to become the most popular alternative mail app for both Android and iOS, behind only Gmail and Yahoo Mail. Since launching in November 2013, myMail has overtaken popular apps like Mailbox, Cloudmagic, and K-9 Mail, first taking the lead in iOS downloads in March. The latest figures show that the company's focus on design, usability, and mobile-centric email is paying off. It's gained top position in many established markets including the USA, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Brazil, Japan, India, Spain, Mexico and Australia. In India, Brazil, Mexico and others it has more than twice as many downloads as the next most popular mail app. Dmitry Grishin, CEO and co-founder of Mail.Ru Group, maker of myMail, says, "The future of email is mobile, and we have worked hard to build an app and client that are ready for this future.
Original version, visit http://betanews.com/2014/08/13/mymail-becomes-most-popular-alternative-email-app-for-android-and-ios/

July 21 2014

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Midsummer Night Astronomy Sessions Available At Frc

Apple eyes Vietnam for gains | The Journal Gazette

Visitors are also reminded to be prepared with insect repellent. Those interested in learning more about astronomy in general should consider taking the introduction to astronomy course (PHSC 120) at FRC during the fall semester. Note that the course has been rescheduled to meet at a new time this year Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning Aug. 27. The new time will provide more live observation opportunities and is intended to make the class meeting time more convenient for both traditional and nontraditional students. Prospective students can get information and register for the upcoming semester at frc.edu/admissionsandrecords.
Original version, visit http://www.plumasnews.com/index.php/12660-midsummer-night-astronomy-sessions-available-at-frc

There are more and cheaper alternatives out there, Nguyen said in a phone interview. This is about a relatively affordable status symbol. Its fashion. Sales of iPhones in Vietnam soared 262 percent in Apples fiscal first half ended March 29, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said during a conference call with analysts in late April. Michaela Wilkinson, a spokeswoman at Apples headquarters in Cupertino, California, declined to comment about the companys Vietnam and Southeast Asia retail strategy. FPTs F.Studio stores, styled after Apple outlets in developed markets, feature minimalist interiors and English-speaking store clerks clad in black and trained by the iPhone-maker. Apples retail priorities were elsewhere, Ngoc said. Then they started to focus on Vietnam, he said.
Original version, visit http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20140721/BIZ/307219967/-1/BIZ09

Recommended Reading: Gauging the smartwatch craze and skin listening

Medina, The Atlantic It's no secret that drones have become a popular choice for filmmakers to capture amazing footage without chartering a chopper. That said, shooting a wedding with the remote-controlled vehicles has become an increasingly popular, albeit expensive, option. Of course, given the FAA's stance on commercial drones, this could lead to further issues if you're looking for a bird's-eye view of your nuptials. How Google's New Font Tries to Anticipate the Future by Cliff Kuang, Wired Google first outed its Android-mined font Roboto alongside Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) a couple years back.
Original version, visit http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/19/recommended-reading-7-19-14/?ncid=rss_truncated

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U.s. Consumer Smartphone Lawsuit Against Google Plays Into Rivals? Hands ? Macdailynews - Welcome Home

If you don?t have WiFi or a broadband hotspot, try tethering on your smartphone | Dallas Morning News

consumer smartphone lawsuit against Google plays into rivalshands Friday, July 18, 2014 5:31 pm 26 Comments A U.S. consumer lawsuit accusing Google of monopolizing prime real estate on Android smartphones will help mobile rivals like Microsoft make their antitrust case with European regulators should damaging secrets emerge in court, Dan Levine reports for Reuters. The suit, filed in California federal court in May by two smartphone consumers, said Google requires handset manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to restrict competing apps like Microsofts Bing search on Android phones, partly by making Googles own apps the default, Levine reports. Google argued last week the proposed class action should be dismissed because consumers still are free to use the other apps. The plaintiffs counter that most consumers either dont know how to switch default settings, or will not go to the trouble. If a judge lets the lawsuit proceed, plaintiffs attorneys would be allowed to delve into internal Google emails and contracts with smartphone companies, and could interview Google executives under oath, said Steve Berman, who represents the consumers, Levine reports. Any damaging evidence from the class action would play into the hands of Googles rivals.
Original version, visit http://macdailynews.com/2014/07/18/u-s-consumer-smartphone-lawsuit-against-google-plays-into-rivals-hands/

The broadband hotspot is a box about half the size of my iPhone that connects via 4G LTE to Verizon cell towers. Once it makes the cell connection, the hotspot broadcasts a Wi-Fi signal so my laptop or tablet or phone can get online. Ive been using the Verizon 4G hotspot for a few years, and Im very pleased with its performance. The hotspot had a download speed of 20.77 Mbps and an upload speed of 2.91 Mbps. This is as fast as my broadband connection at home. But you dont have to have a broadband hotspot (and its accompanying monthly data plan) to make such a connection many smartphones are capable of becoming a hotspot. IPhones, Android phones, Windows phones and BlackBerry phones can tether.
Original version, visit http://www.dallasnews.com/business/columnists/jim-rossman/20140719-if-you-dont-have-wifi-or-a-broadband-hotspot-try-tethering-on-your-smartphone.ece

July 20 2014

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New ?zilta? Android Smartphone: 5 Inches Display, Dual-sim, Quad-core Processor, Price: Us$189 - International Business Times

OnePlus One Review: The CyanogenMod Powered Smartphone That Outclasses The Android Competition - Forbes

The OnePlus One (picture: Ewan Spence) The unique selling point of this device is the simplistic user interface. The overall screen will only contain six big icons for performing the routine every-day tasks. This includes icons for email, web browser, contacts, photos, messages, and one more for apps and settings. Artem Klimkin, Zilta's marketing manager said, "When you look at it, the working principle of our device is entirely built around the law of the vital few (aka the Pareto principle), where the majority of the effects comes from the fewest causes." This is the main reason why Zilta's home screen has very few buttons. The two developers have zeroed in on a Chinese manufacturer based out of Shenzhen to manufacture this phone. The upcoming Zilta Android phone is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and it comes with 1 GB of RAM.
Original version, visit http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/555594/20140613/android-zilta-smartphone-nokia-x.htm

Celkon Campus A35K is India?s cheapest Android 4.4 smartphone

Priced at INR 2,999, it is the countrys cheapest KitKat phone. According to Celkon, the smartphone features a 3.5-inch qHD display, 1GHz processor, Android 4.4.2 and 1400 mAh battery. It also packs 256MB of RAM, 512MB of on-board storage, microSD card slot and 3G support. In addition, Campus A35K comes with 3.2MP rear camera and VGA front camera. The smartphone will be exclusivily released on Snapdeal.com in Blue and White colour options. At the time of wiriting this report, the phone was sold-out at the e-retailer but we expect newer stocks soon.
Original version, visit http://www.androidos.in/2014/06/celkon-campus-a35k-indias-cheapest-android-4-4-smartphone/

WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. poses on the scale during an official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2, 2014. Mayweather faces WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina in a WBC/WBA One of those additions is the torch app, which you can activate with a touch-baseshortcut on the screen when the OnePlus One is on stand-by, or idling on the lock screen. Draw a quick V on the screen and thecamera LED will turn on like a touch. You can also draw a circle to activate the camera, or a two fingered swipe to play or pauseyour music. You can also double tap the screen instead of pressing the power button to wake up the device. Given the nature of the power button (it is very small and almost flush to the edge of the device), this is a welcome addition to the UI ofthisChinese-built smartphone. Neither will youpick up the handset and wonder where everything is in the software.
Original version, visit http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2014/06/08/oneplus-one-review-the-cyanogenmod-powered-smartphone-that-outclasses-the-android-competition/

The Android smartphone for people who are sick of Android smartphones - Yahoo News

Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done The Android smartphone for people who are sick of Android smartphones By Ben Zigterman June 11, 2014 6:40 PM 0 shares View photo The Android smartphone for people who are sick of Android smartphones When Lari Numminen and Jukka Kekalainen set out to improve the user experience on Android , they did not expect to create an entire new phone. Instead, they initially built an Android app that would offera simple interface for launching your most-used apps. The app eventually was installed 10,000 times, but the developers realized that people still had to use Androids complex pre-installed apps in addition to their own.
Original version, visit https://news.yahoo.com/android-smartphone-people-sick-android-smartphones-224023428.html

July 09 2014

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New ?zilta? Android Smartphone: 5 Inches Display, Dual-sim, Quad-core Processor, Price: Us$189 - International Business Times

Best Android phone - which should you buy? | News | TechRadar

Motorola Moto G In the process, they created a new Android phone instead of creating an app. Their first venture was an Android app, which provides a simple user interface for apps that are most-used in a device. Apparently, this particular app was downloaded 10,000 times. But this time around, they created a device instead of an app called Zilta. This Zilta smartphone will hit the store shelves by December 2014. The price of this device is set for 139, which roughly translates to US$189 and AU$201. The Zilta Android smartphone features a 5 inches screen, with a 960 x 540 pixels display resolution.
Original version, visit http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/555594/20140613/android-zilta-smartphone-nokia-x.htm

WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. poses on the scale during an official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2, 2014. Mayweather faces WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina in a WBC/WBA The heavy TouchWiz overlay and vast array of Samsung bloatware may put some people off, but you're unlikely to be disappointed considering the lower price. Compare the best Samsung Galaxy S4 deals 9. Motorola Moto G The Moto G rocks up with a 4.5-inch 720p display, punchy 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and pure Android 4.4 KitKat on board. Add to that a 5MP camera, the choice of 8GB or 16GB of internal storage and connections such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS, and you've got a pretty decent mid-range handset. But wait...
Original version, visit http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/best-android-phone-which-should-you-buy-717819

Microsoft launches Outlook web app for Android smartphones

If you are interested in the beta version of the mail client, then there are some other requirements your device needs to meet. OWA will only work if your mailbox is running on Office 365 for business (doesnt include Office 365 personal, Office 365 Home, or Outlook.com) and your device size is considered small or normal by Android OS (translation: no phablet or tablet support just yet). Microsoft says the pre-release is to gather feedback, fix bugs, and generally make sure the app is ready for general release. Only a few devices can use it now with more being added regularly, according to Microsoft. In fact, you can vote to have your device added on OWA for devices .
Original version, visit http://www.whatmobile.net/2014/06/12/microsoft-launches-outlook-web-app-android-smartphones/

July 08 2014

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29 Best Android Phones Of 2014 | Best Android Smartphone Reviews - Pc Advisor

Expanding its reach, Mozilla touts Firefox OS apps running on Android ? Tech News and Analysis

Reviewed on: 11 July 13 RRP: Around 500 inc VAT Rating: The Galaxy S4 is a great phone with outstanding hardware and performance, but it's not flawless. We're disappointed with the build quality considering the handset costs a fair bit more than its rivals and while the S4 is packed with features we find a lot of them to be gimmicky. Reviewed on: 17 June 13 RRP: 520 inc VAT Rating: The Xperia Z is the first smartphone which Sony has really nailed. We love the stylish, desirable and rugged design.
Original version, visit http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/test-centre/mobile-phone/3265117/29-best-android-smartphone-2014-uk/

Best Android smartphones 2014 UK Heres a look how this all works on Android phones: You can install Firefox OS apps from Mozillas online marketplace : Theres actually quite a bit of affinity between Mozillas smartphone platform and Googles. When Mozilla first started what is today called Firefox OS, it was actually implemented as Boot 2 Gecko on a few select Android handsets. Like Android, it runs on a Linux kernel as well. Ironically, its also similar to Googles Chrome OS as it too runs a web-based environment atop Linux. Will hordes of Android owners rush to install Firefox OS apps on their Android phone? Not likely, but I dont see Mozillas effort here as way to try and accomplish that. Instead, the company is doing what it has always done: Championing open web standards to show off what they can offer both users and developers.
Original version, visit http://gigaom.com/2014/06/13/expanding-its-reach-mozilla-touts-firefox-os-apps-running-on-android/

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