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Google Wallet comes to Sprint HTC One, Galaxy Note II, GS4 and US Cellular Note II

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Currently, Google Wallet is available on a plethora of smartphones, but is there really such a thing as too much coverage? Google surely doesn't seem to think so. Earlier today, the company added support for its mobile payment system to the GS4, HTC One (Sprint) and the Galaxy Note...
Google Wallet comes to Sprint HTC One, Galaxy Note II, GS4 and US Cellular Note II
AT&T introduces new $100 phone trade-in program

iOS and Android gaming revenue tripled that of handheld consoles in Q1 2013: App Annie

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Research firms IDC and App Annie have again joined forces to release their second quarterly report on mobile gaming, the key takeaway being that tablets and smartphones continue to dominate the handheld console space, making triple the revenue of Nintendo, Sony and others combined in Q1 2013. Apple led the pack, overtaking the likes of...
iOS and Android gaming revenue tripled that of handheld consoles in Q1 2013: App Annie

Nokia ditches Windows Phone with its latest device aimed at developing markets

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale While most of our attention in the mobile world is focused on smartphones, there’s a massive opportunity  for any company that can take over so-called developing markets, i.e. places where people are still mostly using relatively simple ”feature phones”. Taking...
Nokia ditches Windows Phone with its latest device aimed at developing markets

Android dominates Chinese market as it reaches 50% benchmark in OS installations: Kantar Worldpanel

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Google’s Android OS is dominating the Chinese smartphone market and is now installed on more than half of all devices in the country, according to research from Kantar Worldpanel. Across all smartphones in China, the Android mobile operating system hit a 51.4 percent market share in the first quarter of 2013, marking...
Android dominates Chinese market as it reaches 50% benchmark in OS installations: Kantar Worldpanel

HTC Desire 600 debuts with a quad-core processor, Sense 5 and dual BoomSound front-facing speakers

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HTC unveiled the Desire 600 today, the first mid-range smartphone to be equipped with dual BoomSound speakers and run its new Sense 5 Android skin, including its Flipboard-inspired BlinkFeed home screen. The device offers a 4.5-inch super LCD2 display – no pixel resolution just yet – and runs on an unspecified...
HTC Desire 600 debuts with a quad-core processor, Sense 5 and dual BoomSound front-facing speakers

Laptop Guide: Timing the Market and The Machines

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[ See post to watch video ] Welcome to my spring laptop buyer’s guide. It should be an easy time for laptop buyers, now that we’re six months past the introduction of Microsoft’s redesigned Windows 8 operating system and laptop makers have had time to get into a new groove....
Laptop Guide: Timing the Market and The Machines

Developers clamor for unified dev tools for Microsoft's 3 OSs

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Merging the Windows Phone OS with the Windows and Windows RT OSs could give Microsoft a boost in attracting more developers and, ultimately, improving its market share for smartphones and tablets....
Developers clamor for unified dev tools for Microsoft's 3 OSs

Nokia Music with Mix Radio to launch on Asha smartphones in Russia 'over the next few weeks'

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Nokia is launching its music streaming service Nokia Music as an app for its Asha range of smartphones, giving users a new way to listen to an almost unlimited number of albums and singles. The service offers listeners a number of pre-generated playlists based on a particular artist or genre,...
Nokia Music with Mix Radio to launch on Asha smartphones in Russia 'over the next few weeks'

If Aereo Wins Its Battle To Stream TV Over The Internet, Time Warner Could Copy It

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Time Warner Cable's CEO Glenn Britt is watching and rooting for Aereo, the app that takes TV signals and streams them over the Internet for $8 a month. If Aereo wins its legal battle Timer Warner would consider doing the same thing, he told the Washington Post's Cecilia Kang in...
If Aereo Wins Its Battle To Stream TV Over The Internet, Time Warner Could Copy It
Amazon's Kindle smartphone is coming! And it's 3-D! And we've heard this before! But this time it's true!
Think Mobile Is Big Now? Here's Proof That It's Just Getting Started

At Google I/O, attendees compete to save the world, virtually

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Google I/O has not officially started, but the developers' show is already seeing some action. Two warring factions, the Resistance and the Enlightenment, are vying for control of various "portals" at key landmarks throughout San Francisco, which are leaking dangerous amounts of radioactive energy, to determine the fate of...
At Google I/O, attendees compete to save the world, virtually

PSA: LG Optimus G Pro now available at AT&T

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American fans of giant smartphones haven't lately had the giant selection of devices to match, but AT&T can at last offer a little diversity: the LG Optimus G Pro is now on sale at the carrier's online and retail stores. For $200 on contract or $550 contract-free, US residents...
PSA: LG Optimus G Pro now available at AT&T
CHART: Mobile Commerce Continues Its Massive Rise

Your Brain on Computers: Readers Respond

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Readers of the Disruptions column this weekend were alarmed about a nascent technology through which you can control computers and smartphones with your mind....
Your Brain on Computers: Readers Respond

Analyst: Intel's smartphone chip offers significant power savings vs. ARM

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So far, Intel's Clover Trail+ Atom processor has only found a design win or two within Asian smartphones. But if ABI Research's report is accurate, smartphone makers and consumers alike should start clamoring for it. In tests comparing almost all of the latest smartphone application processors, Intel's Atom Z2580 chip...
Analyst: Intel's smartphone chip offers significant power savings vs. ARM
CHART: The Massive And Continued Rise Of Mobile Commerce

VMware takes on the BYOD problem with -- you guessed it -- virtualization

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If you’ve talked to a CIO lately, you’ve likely got an earful about having to support employee smartphones and the problems they bring — users sending off company files to Dropbox or their personal Gmail account or God knows where else. They loathe the idea that a user may be...
VMware takes on the BYOD problem with -- you guessed it -- virtualization

Samsung reportedly planning $84 million investment in India to boost mobile production

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Samsung is planning to invest more than INR5 billion ($84 million) in India to boost its mobile production capacity, the Press Trust of India reports, citing industry sources. When contacted by TNW, a Samsung spokesman said the company is looking to strengthen its manufacturing presence in the country “to fulfill...
Samsung reportedly planning $84 million investment in India to boost mobile production

Lenovo Plans Push in Servers and Storage, CEO Says

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Lenovo Group Ltd. is setting its sights on new business areas such as servers and the market for smartphones in the developed world, its chief executive said, even as it sticks by a vision of promise in the troubled personal-computer industry. In an interview on Thursday, Lenovo Chief Executive Yang...
Lenovo Plans Push in Servers and Storage, CEO Says
U.S. Cellular to Begin Offering Apple Products Later This Year

Apple announces 'Activation Lock' theft deterrent feature for iOS 7 ahead of gov't meeting on rising smartphone crime

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Ahead of a meeting with government officials later this month to discuss how Apple could prevent increasing smartphone crimes, Apple today introduced a new feature for called ‘Activation Lock’ that it says will be a “a really powerful theft deterrent” when released later this fall in iOS 7. We...
Apple announces 'Activation Lock' theft deterrent feature for iOS 7 ahead of gov't meeting on rising smartphone crime

MediaTek aims to boost low-cost Android smartphone performance

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Semiconductor company MediaTek wants to improve the performance of low-cost Android-based smartphones with its latest system-on-a-chip, the MT6572....
MediaTek aims to boost low-cost Android smartphone performance

Apple regains fifth spot in Chinese smartphone market, shipments soar

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Apple retook its spot as China's fifth largest smartphone vendor in the first quarter, as the country's market grew to triple the size of the U.S.'s.Apple had an 8 percent share of the smartphone market, while Samsung continued to lead all vendors with a 20 percent share, according to...
Apple regains fifth spot in Chinese smartphone market, shipments soar
5 Mobile Payments Data Points That Will Blow Your Mind

Samsung grabs exclusive access to new ITV Player app until August 31 for Android users in the UK

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Samsung has today snatched the exclusive rights to an updated version of the ITV Player app for its Android smartphones and tablets being sold in the UK. The app is available right now through the Samsung Apps and Google Play store on a range of devices including the Samsung Galaxy S4, its...
Samsung grabs exclusive access to new ITV Player app until August 31 for Android users in the UK

Verizon And VMware Are Tackling A Mobile Device Problem Companies Have Struggled With For Years

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Lots of companies want to let their employees use personal devices for work purposes but aren't yet doing so. There are a ton of security and privacy concerns with such a move, especially if an employee loses their device. VMware and Verizon's enterprise group say they've got a solution for...
Verizon And VMware Are Tackling A Mobile Device Problem Companies Have Struggled With For Years
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LG starts to find its niche, ships a record 10.3 million smartphones in Q1

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LG starts to find its niche, ships a record 10.3 million smartphones in Q1
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