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Android Rules the Smartphone Market, and Samsung Rides the Wave

It's official: Android smartphones are dominating the overall smartphone market. Researchers from Gartner report that Android phones represented 56 percent of the global smartphone market in the first quarter of this year, while Apple's iPhone was next in line with only 22.9 percent of the market. And, if you've been underestimating Samsung's force in the mobile phone market consider some key data about its leadership in the market for Android phones. According to Gartner: "Samsung became the world’s top mobile handset vendor during the quarter, displacing Nokia which had held the No. 1 spot since 1998. Samsung’s mobile phone sales reached 86.6 million units, a 25.9 percent increase from last year. Samsung took back the world’s No. 1 smartphone position from Apple, selling 38 million smartphones worldwide. In addition, Samsung’s Android-based smartphone sales in the first quarter of 2012 represented more than 40...

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Which Devices Have Ice Cream Sandwich?

It's mid-May -- do you know where your Ice Cream Sandwich update is? Six months after Android 4.0 made its debut on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, millions of owners of legacy Android devices are still anxiously awaiting the day the new firmware gets downloaded on their own electronic real estate. At least the scene today is much more pleasant than it was just a few months ago, as ICS is finally rolling out to several popular devices. But if you're...

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iPad Mini to Debut During Second Half of 2012, Claims Report

New iPad mini intel suggests the tablet will hit the market in the third or fourth quarter as Apple has lined up suppliers for the LCD panel. [Read more]...

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Report: Several Nexus Smartphones to Run Android "Jelly Bean"

According to The Wall Street Journal, Google is planning to launch Jelly Bean, the next version of its Android mobile operating system, on several Nexus smartphones from a number of different manufacturers...

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Apple Wants to Squelch Five Google Patents Issued to HTC

In its latest legal salvo, the iPhone maker has asked the ITC to dismiss five patents that Google issued to HTC last year. [Read more]...

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