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The Next Web: As local vendors rise, Samsung remains top Android maker in China

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Combined Android and iOS growth in China continues to outpace the global smartphone market. Local handset makers have risen into the top five vendors in the country, but Samsung continues to sit atop the pack with a 23.8 percent share of Android devices, according to data from Chinese analytics firm Umeng. The firm’s estimates, which […]

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The Verge: Samsung boosts Android to 68.1 percent smartphone market share in latest IDC figures

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Some 68.1 percent of smartphones shipped in the second quarter of this year were powered by Android, a jump of more than 15 percent since last quarter, according to new figures released by research firm IDC. The increase has been driven primarily by Korean manufacturer Samsung, which shipped more Android smartphones in the quarter than […]

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into mobile: What Android has done for Samsung (by Horace Deidu of Asymco)

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Back in the day, Samsung was a capable smartphone maker, but it wasnt a star. It made a lot of feature phones, but pumped out smartphones like the mediocre Samsung Saga. Now, though, Samsung is a household name thanks to Google and its Android operating system. A recent tweet by Horace Deidu of Asymco points […]

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Patent Bolt: Samsung invents new ways of handling folders on Android

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In order to get around Apple’s methodology of handling folders on Android, Samsung has devised a number of interesting new twists that will allow users to quickly scroll through folder items. Another idea will allow a user to build mini stacks of apps or subfolders that are easier to manage quickly. A little competition has […]

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c|net: Would Samsung ever leave Android? New CEO drops hints

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The pressure is likely on for Samsung to develop its own operating system now that Google has officially acquired Motorola Mobility, which means its Android partner will also be a competitor. Samsung Electronics’ new CEO called for the company to redouble its focus on software, which could hint at a move away from Android and […]

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Samsung GT-B9120, dual-touchscreen Android flip phone on its way to China Unicom

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A new Samsung Android smartphone is on its way to China, more specifically to China Unicom, the country’s second largest carrier. The Samsung GT-B9120 has a unique form factor, packing two 3.5-inch 480×800 Super AMOLED touchscreens into a flip phone design reminiscent of devices from yesteryear such as the original Motorola RAZR. And because both […]

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Android 4.0.4 update rolling out to some Samsung Galaxy Nexus users on Verizon

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Reports are coming in from all over that Verizon has kicked off the Android 4.0.4 update for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus for a select group of users. Verizon posted the changelog earlier this week and began teasing the update as coming soon, but has not officially announced the that a rollout has begun. You can […]

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Samsung the king of Android with 45.4% of all global shipments in Q1 2012

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IDC’s report for the first quarter of 2012 indicates that Google’s Android continues to grow its market share to 59%, while Apple’s iOS lags in second at 23%. Unsurprisingly Samsung has given the biggest boost to Android, accounting for a whopping 45.4% of all Android smartphone shipments worldwide. In total 152.3 million smartphones were shipped […]

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