4.7 inch iPhone 6 sized up against Android smartphones

4.7 inch iPhone 6 sized up against Android smartphones

With the iPhone 6 expected to break cover in Fall later this year, there has been ample amount of doubt regarding how it will fare in terms of size. And to make the guesswork a little easier, MacRumors forum member deuxani has compared the smartphone with several Android flagships that are available in the market today.

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Apple and Google wooing Developers for Game Exclusives

Apple and Google wooing  Developers for Game Exclusives

A new report on Wall Street Journal claims that Apple and Google are trying to woe game developers to get exclusive rights to their games on their platforms.

Apple and Google are in turn offering developers incentives such as giving them premium placement on their app stores’ home pages and features lists.

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Google’s Project Ara imagines the future of the mobile industry with modular smartphones

Google’s Project Ara imagines the future of the mobile industry with modular smartphones

The smartphone industry is currently dominated by three companies, Apple, Samsung and Google, who mostly rely on you, the buyer, updating your phone every two years for their revenue. But what if you didn’t have to upgrade your phone every couple of years to get the latest and greatest hardware specs?

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Internal Google document reveals stark differences between Android before and after the iPhone

Internal Google document reveals stark differences between Android before and after the iPhone

When Google acquired Android in 2005, its aim was to launch a BlackBerry-style Java phone with a hardware keyboard, and not full touch screen devices like the iPhone. An internal Google document detailing the requirements for v1.0 of Android further highlights the stark differences between Android before and after the iPhone.

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Top Android Executive testifies Google didn’t copy Apple

Top Android Executive testifies Google didn’t copy Apple

The second patent infringement trial between Apple and Samsung continued Friday in a Northern California court with Judge Lucy Koh presiding. The highlight of the day was testimony by Google’s Android engineering VP Hiroshi Lockheimer, who testified on behalf of Samsung, reports Re/Code.

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Google to launch Android TV to take on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV in the battle for the living room

Google to launch Android TV to take on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV in the battle for the living room

The battle for the living room is heating up, with most big tech companies fighting for a share of the connected TV market. After Amazon’s Fire TV, The Verge reports that Google is working on Android TV, a platform for connected TV devices.

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HTC unveils the All New HTC One with 5-inch Full HD Display, Dual Cameras for depth sensing and micro SD card slot

HTC unveils the All New HTC One with 5-inch Full HD Display, Dual Cameras for depth sensing and micro SD card slot

Taiwanese manufacturer HTC today unveiled the new HTC One M8 flagship Android phone, that comes with a 5-inch 1080p display, a brushed metal finish, and an updated camera that has the ability to sense depth.

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Google announces Android Wear for wearable devices; LG, Motorola will launch first smartwatches

Google announces Android Wear for wearable devices; LG, Motorola will launch first smartwatches

Google today announced Android Wear, a version of the Android operating system meant for wearable devices like smartwatches. The project is available as a Developer Preview to registered Android developers, and Google’s initial manufacturing partner lineup includes Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung.

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Apple retains the top spot in U.S. smartphone marketshare

Apple retains the top spot in U.S. smartphone marketshare

iPhone has retained the number one spot among smartphones in the U.S. yet again. While iOS was trailing compared to Android, Apple was clearly ahead of the competition in terms of sales with a marketshare of 41.6% in January 2014, while Samsung was at second place with 26.7% of the pie. These figures were published in comScore’s latest MobiLens and Mobile Metrix reports which has taken quarterly figures into account.

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Google’s Sundar Pichai: Android was not designed to be safe, it was designed to give more freedom

Google’s Sundar Pichai: Android was not designed to be safe, it was designed to give more freedom

The Mobile Threat report from Cisco last month revealed that 99% of all mobile malwares targeted Android devices last year.

When Sundar Pichai, the Senior Vice President at Google, who overseas Android was asked about the malware situation on the Android platform, he gave a surprisingly frank answer.

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