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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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Gartner: Phone Sales Declined 2 Percent In Q1 2012, Dragged Down By Slow Sales In Asia-Pacific

Sign of a maturing marketing flattening out, a lack of compelling devices, or a contraction in the economy? Gartner today released figures that note that worldwide sales of mobile phones were actually down by two percent this quarter, to reach a total of 419.1 million units — the first time the market has declined since the second quarter of 2009, the analysts say. Gartner’s explanation is a slowdown in demand from Asia-Pacific, because of a lack of compelling new devices getting launched in the period: users are simply holding out until something better comes along. Nevertheless, of the vendors that are doing well, Samsung is riding at the top of the list, with 20.7 percent of all mobile sales globally, and among smartphones, it is the only Android vendor to have more than 10 percent market share. This will be the quarter that people will remember as the one when Samsung swapped places with Nokia, which has now slipped down to second position with 19.8...

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When People Discuss Android Fragmentation, This Is What They Mean

You've probably read about Android market fragmentation and wondered just how big a deal it is. This visualization spells out the problem quite clearly: there are almost 4,000 unique Android devices out there running a single app available on Play. That, right there, is fragmentation. More »...

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MoboTap Inks Deal With KDDI, Dolphin Browser To Be Preloaded On New Japanese Android Phones

MoboTap‘s popular Dolphin Browser has racked up over 16 million downloads worldwide, but that hasn’t stopped them from taking steps to expand internationally. The company announced earlier this morning that they have entered into a new agreement with Japanese wireless carrier KDDI that will see their browser pre-loaded on a number of new Android handsets going forward. KDDI is Japan’s second-largest wireless carrier with nearly 35 million subscribers under their belts, with just about 20% of those users owning smartphones. All things considered, it’s a big chance for MoboTap to bolster their brand outside the confines of the United States. MoboTap and Dolphin are no strangers to the Japanese market — they teamed up with Softbank in 2011 — but MoboTap views this new partnership with KDDI as a critical part of their international...

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Android Continues to Conquer the World

Demand for phones with Google's mobile OS jumped across the world since around the start of the year, says research firm Kantar WorldPanel. [Read more]...

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