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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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Baidu-based Android phone launches with Windows Phone, iOS in mind

The company is reportedly considering bringing its Cloud Smart Terminal to iOS and Windows Phone 7, though it's not clear how Apple will respond to that. [Read more]...

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Samsung Galaxy S II LTE getting bite of Ice Cream Sandwich

The 4G LTE version of Samsung's popular phone is finally on the receiving end of the latest update to Android 4.0. [Read more]...

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