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Nielsen Wire: Two thirds of new mobile buyers now opting for smartphones

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During Q2 2012 smartphone penetration continued to grow, with 54.9 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers owning smartphones as of June 2012. This growth is driven by increasing smartphone purchases: 2 out of 3 Americans who acquired a new mobile phone in the last three months chose a smartphone instead of a feature phone. Android continues […]

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Samsung files ‘Knox’ trademark for ‘software providing secure remote access’ to PCs and smartphones

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A recent trademark filing suggest Samsung may be looking to launch a service that will allow smartphones, tablets and PCs to interface over wireless networks. Dubbed Samsung Knox, the trademark references some potential combination of hardware and software that will provide “secure remote access” between devices. While the initial description is that of a “security […]

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Samsung to start mass-producing 2 GB RAM chips for smartphones and tablets

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We’ve had devices with 1 GB of RAM since around late 2010, and, even though Android is pretty good at managing memory (by killing the applications that you didn’t use in a while, so it frees up memory), it still feels like device memory has been pretty stagnant lately. At the same time, the CPU […]

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