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Android most-used smartphone OS in UK

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With its iPhone, Apple may be the most-used brand, but Android now has more than a third of installed base of consumersAndroid has taken over from Apple and now has the largest share of the installed base of smartphones among consumers in the UK, according to new figures provided to...
Android most-used smartphone OS in UK

Spotify’s embeddable Play Button: Awesome idea, but not as good as it should’ve been

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In case you missed it, Spotify launched its embeddable Play Button earlier today, letting you embed any Spotify song, album or playlist directly into your website. Just like YouTube, right? Erm, no actually. Now that the initial dust has settled, it’s worth reflecting a little and seeing what’s on offer...
Spotify’s embeddable Play Button: Awesome idea, but not as good as it should’ve been

Smartphone-based news consumption in Europe leaps 74% in one year: comScore

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New figures out today from comScore indicate that smartphone users in five key European markets are increasingly turning to their smartphones for news. According to the study, 36.9% of smartphone users surveyed in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK reported accessing news sites via an app or browser in...
Smartphone-based news consumption in Europe leaps 74% in one year: comScore

Why Apple wants to build its own mapping service: It’s all in the usage stats

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If recent reports are to be believed, Apple is on the verge of releasing its own 3D mapping service, effectively replacing Google Maps on the iPhone. There appear to be many reasons why Apple is launching its new service - disassociating itself with its smartphone rival, possible launch of new location-based features,...
Why Apple wants to build its own mapping service: It’s all in the usage stats

Kantar: Windows Phone clawing back share thanks to Nokia, but Android still rules the roost

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It's seldom the case that we get to look at world smartphone market share on a national level, but Kantar WorldPanel has given a rare peek that might give Windows Phone fans some good news to crow about. Even though things haven't always gone well for the Microsoft camp,...
Kantar: Windows Phone clawing back share thanks to Nokia, but Android still rules the roost

Google: 25% of smartphone users in top markets have made a purchase on their handset

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Google has published some new research today, looking at mobile consumer behaviour in six top markets: the USA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and Japan. The results show that a quarter of smartphone Internet users in these markets have made a purchase from their phone. Japan is the most savvy when...
Google: 25% of smartphone users in top markets have made a purchase on their handset

IKEA Uppleva HDTV to retail for $960 in Europe beginning next month, US launch in 2013

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Details continue to emerge as we approach the IKEA Uppleva's June launch. GigaOM has discovered that the set will be available in sizes ranging from 24 to 46 inches and will be priced "around $960" -- with a scale relative to the display size, we presume. The TV will...
IKEA Uppleva HDTV to retail for $960 in Europe beginning next month, US launch in 2013

Samsung: We’ve sold 5 million Galaxy Notes in just 5 months

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The Samsung Galaxy Note has many detractors, it’s a 5.3-inch smartphone-cum-tablet that has to be seen (or played with) to be believed. However, the device has topped 1 million sales within two months from its launch and today, the Korean vendor has announced it has already passed 5 million units...
Samsung: We’ve sold 5 million Galaxy Notes in just 5 months

Google TV goes international, Sony NSZ-GS7 set-top box up for preorder in the US and UK

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Sony mentioned during CES 2012 that it would bring its Google TV-powered hardware to Europe this summer, and now it's official. Along with Google, it's announced preorders are available for the $199 NSZ-GS7 internet streaming set-top box in the US and UK (showing a ship date of July 9th...
Google TV goes international, Sony NSZ-GS7 set-top box up for preorder in the US and UK

Samsung sells 2 million Galaxy Notes in South Korea in 5 months, but not really

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Samsung announced this morning that it reached 2 million Galaxy Note smartphone sales in South Korea in April, achieving the milestone less than six months after the device launched domestically. Samsung notes that these sales are to its supply base, so we could take this as 2 million device shipments,...
Samsung sells 2 million Galaxy Notes in South Korea in 5 months, but not really
You Can Watch Live TV on Your iPhone or iPad with This Website (Update: Android Too!)

New iPad still coming to Apple Stores at 8AM on Friday, don't worry

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Getting a little bit antsy in your respective Apple Store queue? Don't worry, Cupertino let it be known that its new iPad is on-track for an 8AM debut this Friday. The "resolutionary" (Apple's fault, not ours) tablet will be reaching Apple Stores on March 16th at 8AM local time...
New iPad still coming to Apple Stores at 8AM on Friday, don't worry
Google launches Chromebook, Chromebox & gets it right

Lenovo Mobile Access bringing contract free broadband to ThinkPads in US and Europe

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Tired of fussing with touchy phone tethers, expensive MiFi devices and spotty hotspots? Lenovo feels your pain, and wants to take the guesswork out of getting an internet connection when you need it. Say hello to Lenovo Mobile Access, your dongle-free destination for on-the-go broadband -- assuming you're rocking...
Lenovo Mobile Access bringing contract free broadband to ThinkPads in US and Europe

Three UK offers unlimited roaming data for £5 per day with its new Euro Roaming Pass

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Moving to offer more cost-effective European roaming plans to its customers, UK mobile operator Three today launched its new Euro Internet Pass, a new roaming plan that will deliver unlimited browsing data for £5 per day. Three’s Euro Internet Pass allows customers to connect to their favourite social networks, look-up...
Three UK offers unlimited roaming data for £5 per day with its new Euro Roaming Pass

After child sex scandal, Habbo reopens in France, Germany and more, creates Parental Advisory Summit

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Sulake, the Finnish parent company of youth-oriented community site / social game Habbo Hotel, recently landed in a massive media shit storm after evidence of the presence of sexually explicit material on the social network for children surfaced. The firm decided to ‘mute’ its entire site in the wake of...
After child sex scandal, Habbo reopens in France, Germany and more, creates Parental Advisory Summit

Official announcement: new iPad to go on sale in 10 countries on Friday at 8 am

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Apple announced today that the new iPad will go sale this Friday starting at 8:00 am local time. It will debut in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. With a long pre-order...
Official announcement: new iPad to go on sale in 10 countries on Friday at 8 am
Apple Stores opening at 8AM this Friday for new iPad launch

MLB.tv Premium for Xbox 360 now live in 18 more countries, CinemaNow adds rentals in the US

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Feels like it was only yesterday that the MLB.tv app was landing on Xbox consoles in North America, and starting today, the application will be available to more baseball lovers around the globe. As Major Nelson notes (again), the Major League Baseball service is now live in Brazil, France,...
MLB.tv Premium for Xbox 360 now live in 18 more countries, CinemaNow adds rentals in the US

Ikea TV goes on sale in Europe, comes with DVR add-on

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Ikea’s Uppleva TV is arriving in select European Ikea stores and the company just shared some more technical data about the device, revealing that it will also be able to record programming on separately sold flash memory. However, some details are still unclear. Uppleva arrived in Ikea’s Stockholm store late...
Ikea TV goes on sale in Europe, comes with DVR add-on

Google TV Getting International Launch, Starting In U.K.

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News updates all day from Fast CompanyGoogle is finally taking its smart/connected TV system outside of the U.S., with Sony as the preferred launch partner. Sony Europe revealed the news this morning, explaining that the NSZ-GS7 "Internet Player with Google TV," which is a set-top box with a smart keyboard-toting...
Google TV Getting International Launch, Starting In U.K.

The New iPad Goes On Sale At 8 A.M. Friday (AAPL)

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Apple officially announced that the new iPad will go on sale at 8 a.m. local time at Apple stores and authorized retailers. Apple today announced the new iPad, the third generation of its category defining mobile device, will arrive at Apple’s retail stores and the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com)...
The New iPad Goes On Sale At 8 A.M. Friday (AAPL)
How to get a new iPad on Friday

Football Manager Handheld is available for Android smartphones now

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Those dull 20-minute+ commutes to work are certainly made a lot easier by the plethora of games available on our smartphones – take your pick from Angry Birds, Cut The Rope, Draw Something and thousands more. Now, however, fans of the perennially popular Football Manager series can continue their addiction...
Football Manager Handheld is available for Android smartphones now
Sony NSZ-GS7 with Google TV coming July 16th in UK, July 22nd in US for $199

Google Maps adds traffic conditions for 7 new countries, makes improvements for 19 other

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Traffic conditions are a great part of Google Maps, as it gives you real-time information about how quickly you’re going to get to your destination. For example, if you’re trying to drive home to San Mateo from San Francisco during rush-hour? Forget it. That feature hasn’t been available worldwide, but...
Google Maps adds traffic conditions for 7 new countries, makes improvements for 19 other

Lenovo brings no-contract mobile broadband to the ThinkPad

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Lenovo wants to cut out the mobile broadband middleman in the best way it can: By launching its own broadband service. The service, called Lenovo Mobile Access (LMA), will offer owners of certain ThinkPad Classic and ThinkPad Edge models the ability to connect to the Internet directly from their...
Lenovo brings no-contract mobile broadband to the ThinkPad

comScore: Japan, An Early Mover In Mobile, Trails The U.S., Others In Smartphones

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Smartphones users are, country by country, starting to gradually outnumber those who are using feature phones, and at the same time, consumers have passed a different kind of penetration: a majority is now using mobile devices to do a lot more than just make phone calls. A lengthy annual report...
comScore: Japan, An Early Mover In Mobile, Trails The U.S., Others In Smartphones
Amazon's Appstore rumored to reach European markets this summer

Want to see 2012′s mobile future? Look at 2011.

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What will 2012 bring to our mobile world where tablets are trying to take the place of PCs and we’re carrying small computers in our pockets? We’ve already made more than a dozen mobile predictions for the coming year, but oft times, a good predictor of the future is a...
Want to see 2012′s mobile future? Look at 2011.
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