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Topic: Android

Google rebuts Pixel 5a rumors, following speculation of cancellation

04/09/2021, 11:04 am

Prolific leaker Jon Prosser claimed that the Google Pixel 5a was cancelled -- and in response, Google is saying that the phone is, in fact, coming later in 2021.

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Apple kept iMessage off Android to lock users in to iOS

04/09/2021, 06:04 am

Further details from the Epic Games court filings cite Apple executives saying they could have made an Android version of iMessage, but it would "hurt us more than help us."

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Samsung's 'iTest' website lets iPhone users test out Android

04/08/2021, 04:04 pm

Samsung has launched a new platform that lets iPhone users test out what it's like to own a Galaxy device from a web browser.

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Supreme Court rules in favor of Google in Oracle Java fight

04/05/2021, 10:04 am

The US Supreme Court has sided with Google in the search company's long-running legal fight with Oracle, declaring Android could use APIs from the Oracle-owned Java.

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Study finds Android shares 20x more data with Google than iOS does with Apple

03/30/2021, 07:03 pm

A study conducted by a professor of computer science at Trinity College Dublin found that a typical Android handset collects some 20 times more data about its user than a comparable iPhone.

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Google following Apple, cutting Google Play commission fee to 15%

03/16/2021, 12:03 pm

Google is following Apple's lead in cutting app store commission by introducing a 15% commission fee schedule for Google Play transactions that is similar to the App Store Small Business Program.

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Chip shortages affecting Qualcomm's ability to produce Android processors

03/12/2021, 05:03 pm

Qualcomm is reportedly struggling to meet demand for processor silicon used in Android devices as a global chip shortage spreads across the electronics industry.

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Security researcher raises questions about trackers in LastPass Android app

02/26/2021, 01:02 pm

A security researcher has detailed seven trackers inside popular password manager LastPass, that the company itself or other advertisers can utilize to create targeted ads for users of the app.

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Qualcomm's latest under-display fingerprint sensor is 50% faster

01/11/2021, 05:01 pm

Qualcomm at CES 2021 debuted a new under-display fingerprint sensor expected to launch on Android flagships -- and possibly an iPhone -- in 2021.

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Apple Music for Android beats iOS to Crossfade

10/27/2020, 11:10 am

Apple has rolled out an update to Apple Music on Android, one that adds enhanced sharing options as well as Autoplay and changes to search, along with a feature that hasn't yet arrived on iOS - Crossfade.

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Samsung 'Galaxy S21' design and January 2021 launch leaked

10/19/2020, 10:10 am

New renders and details of Samsung's rumored "Galaxy S21" flagship smartphone lineup have leaked, and they indicate the device could launch much earlier than usual in 2021.

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Apple Music for Android app corroborates 'Apple One' name for services bundle

09/10/2020, 01:09 pm

Apple may have settled on the "Apple One" moniker for its rumored services bundle, according to code strings found within the Apple Music for Android app.

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An iPhone makes you 76% more attractive on dating apps

08/28/2020, 11:08 am

A new study says that Apple iPhone users are more likely to get a match than Android owners on popular dating apps -- and you have almost no hope if you use Blackberry.

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Ex-Apple employee helps India's unemployed with a new Android jobs app

08/14/2020, 03:08 pm

Already reportedly used by more than a million people, Apna is an app and a service -- but not on iOS -- which connects companies and potential employees in India.

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Microsoft aims to replace your iPad and iPhone with new Surface Duo

08/12/2020, 10:08 am

Microsoft won't call the Surface Duo a phone, but that doesn't stop it wanting customers to ditch both their iPhone and iPad for this one foldable tablet that makes calls.

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Apple sunsets Dark Sky on Android and Wear OS

08/01/2020, 03:08 pm

Dark Sky, the popular weather app, is no longer available to download or use on Android and Wear OS, with the Apple-owned app now nonfunctional on Google's mobile and wearable device platforms.

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Google sued for 'blatant lies' about user privacy

07/15/2020, 07:07 am

A new suit alleges that Android and potentially iOS users are secretly having their personal data harvested by "voyeur extraordinare" Google, even if they are not using Google's own apps.

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Apple's Dark Sky to remain active on Android until Aug. 1

07/01/2020, 08:07 pm

Dark Sky, the popular weather app that Apple purchased earlier this year, on Wednesday said its Android app will remain functional until Aug. 1.

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How Apple dodged the flop of Android's headset VR

05/20/2020, 08:05 am

Between 2014 and 2019, Google and its Android licensees promoted various smartphone-based virtual reality systems. At the same time, Apple remained conspicuously absent from the smartphone VR headset race, which in hindsight appears prescient. Here's a look at why.

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Apple's iPhone 11 took top spot in China, outperformed larger smartphone market

04/29/2020, 02:04 pm

Apple's sales of iPhones in the first calendar quarter of 2020 were down by only 1% in a China market that contracted by 22% year-over-year, as buyers rapidly shifted to online orders and enthusiastically bought iPhone 11 models.

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