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Google's Android Plan: Are Surprises In Store?

It was all the way back in August when Google announced plans for its biggest acquisition ever, agreeing to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. Since then, shareholders and regulators around the world have signed off on the arrangement, but China has remained the sticking point for Google to move ahead with the final deal.  One thing that every analyst agrees on once the deal goes through is that it will kick Google's true, long-term strategy surrounding the Android mobile OS into high gear. Now, there are reports coming in that imply that Google's long-term Android strategy may include some surprises. For a long time, many observers have speculated that Google might play favorites with hardware manufacturers as it moves aggressively into the smartphone business and pushes its Android strategy forward. In the past, the company has drawn criticism for allowing this or that hardware maker early access to the latest version of Android. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Google's long-term strategy may be to favor a cadre of hardware makers with the latest versions, and to sell...

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HTC One X And EVO 4G LTE Held Up In U.S. Customs, Sprint Pushes Back EVO Release Date

Here’s hoping that you already managed to get your hands on an HTC One X, because it may be a while before they appear on store shelves again. According to a release put out by HTC last night, U.S. Customs has blocked shipments of AT&T’s HTC One X and Sprint’s EVO 4G LTE thanks to an ITC ruling handed down last year. The news may come as an especially large bummer for Sprint customers looking to upgrade to the new EVO, as a new report from the Wall Street Journal indicates that device will miss its original May 18 launch date. Sprint has since scrubbed their website of references to the device’s forthcoming launch, and there’s still no word on a revised launch window. To get a firmer grasp on why this is happening, we have to flash back to 2011. After...

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Samsung Top Cell Phone Maker Though Apple's No Slouch

Samsung is outshining Nokia and Apple in mobile phone sales, but the iPhone maker saw its global market share more than double, says Gartner. [Read more]...

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LG Unveils New User Interface for ICS Devices

The company says that the new user interface will be known as the Optimus UI 3.0, and run on top of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). [Read more]...

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OpenMobile to Let Android Apps Run on Tizen

Android apps could be run on the open source Tizen platform using OpenMobile's proprietary ACL (Application Compatibility Layer). The company has been showing running apps at conferences...

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