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UK Authorities Investigating In-App Purchases in iOS, Android Games

Posted on 12/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

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In-app purchases have proven to be an excellent revenue stream for developers of apps found in Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store, but now a government department in the U.K. is taking a look into whether developers are misleadingly enticing children into making these types of purchases.

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iOS Dominates Android With 62% Share of Mobile Web Traffic

Posted on 05/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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While Google’s Android platform continues to lead the industry in per-device market share (largely due to the huge number of low-end budget Android-based devices), the latest numbers from NetMarketShare show that Apple’s Mobile Safari browser dominates the competition in another significant area: web traffic.

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comScore: Apple Continues Its Reign as Top U.S. Smartphone Maker

Posted on 04/04/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Apple continues to reign as the top smartphone maker in the United States, as comScore released its survey for the 1st quarter of 2013. Apple padded its lead nicely, while Samsung, the global smartphone leader, also showed slight growth in its share of the market.

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Facebook Reported Ready to Introduce Android-Based Phone on April 4th

Posted on 29/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

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Facebook has invited members of the press to an Android-related event on April 4th. It is believed that the event is for the debut of the long-rumored Facebook phone. Reports say that the device would be an HTC handset running a Facebook-modified version of Android.

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Phil Schiller Still Talkin’ Smack at Android and Samsung

Posted on 14/03/2013 by Chris Hauk

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In an interview published mere hours before Apple’s chief rival is expected to reveal its new flagship handset, Apple marketing head Phil Schiller took potshots at Android, and Samsung in particular, saying that the Galaxy S IV will ship with “an OS that is nearly a year old.”

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Android Founder Andy Rubin Steps Down as Head of Android at Google

Posted on 13/03/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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In a surprising memo posted on Google’s blog, Google EO Larry Page has just announced that Andy Rubin has officially stepped down as head of Android operations. Rubin was a co-founder of the Android platform, and is widely considered to be the “father” of Android. He will be replaced by the current Senior VP of Chrome and Apps, Sundar Pichai.

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