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Android Now On 81% of New Smartphones

Though Apple’s iPhone continues to be the most sought-after mobile device in developed markets, Google’s Android platform now firmly dominates smartphone market share. Market research firm IDC today revealed its estimates that 81% of smartphones shipped during the third quarter of 2013 were running Android. This amounts to more than 170 million of the estimates 211.6 million smartphones that IDC …

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U.S. Smartphone Penetration Hits 64%, Young People Lead the Way

The modern smartphone market is now six years old. As the technology improves, analysts are predicting that smartphone markets in the U.S. and Europe will soon reach saturation points, with emerging markets such as Brazil and China leading smartphone growth in the coming years. This week, Nielsen released new research providing some clear evidence for these assumptions. The new Nielsen …

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CyanogenMod Company Founded, $7 Million Raised

Android currently dominates the smartphone landscape. The mobile OS is now on nearly 80% of smartphones worldwide. Google achieved this feat by making Android free and open, allowing manufacturers to use it without paying exorbitant OEM fees. However, the openness of the platform also leaves it open to abuse from manufacturers, who often ship hardware with their own software running …

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Windows Phone Could Become a Closed Platform [RUMOR]

Microsoft decided not to take the long holiday weekend off, ironing out a deal to buy Nokia’s devices and services division for upwards of $5 billion. The acquisition makes sense due to the tight relationship the two companies have had over the Windows Phone 8 platform during the past two years. Though smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung and HTC have …

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HTC Reportedly Developing a Mobile OS For China

HTC is in a bad way. After sales of its HTC One smartphone failed to compete with iPhone and Galaxy S4 sales, the company released dismal financial results for its latest quarters. As rumors of a buyout begin to circle the company, even Beats Electronics is trying to buy a portion of itself back from the struggling manufacturer. It remains …

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The Ubuntu Smartphone Launches In October

2013 is the year of the truly open smartphone. Android kind of fits the bill, but some OEMs lock down their devices. Instead, this year will see the launch of two truly open mobile platforms – Firefox OS and Ubuntu. While we don’t know when Firefox OS will launch, but the Wall Street Journal reports that Canonical will launch the …

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Here’s Your First Look At The Firefox OS Developer Preview Phones

Developers have been able to build apps for Firefox OS for a while now. The only caveat was that they had to build apps within a simulator as the hardware wasn’t available yet. That all changes soon as Mozilla has announced the first hardware being built with Firefox OS in mind. Mozilla announced this morning that it’s building two Firefox …

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Mozilla Invests In Everything.me For The Future Of Firefox OS

The open Web is something that’s near and dear to the heart of Mozilla. The company has invested a lot of time and money into its own HTML5 development, but it’s also investing in other companies that align with its mission statement. Mozilla announced today that it has invested in Everything.me, developers of a HTML5-based dynamic mobile app platform. It …

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