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Android forking “is fine” says Schmidt, we don’t sue like Apple

Android forking “is fine” says Schmidt, we don’t sue like Apple

The Android team predicted forking in the ecosystem, Google chairman Eric Schmidt said today at Mobile World Congress, taking the opportunity to snipe at Apple over the company's litigious tendencies. "We understood that this stuff would happen ... and it's fine" Schmidt said, explaining that while Google hoped that those manufacturers not sticking to the search company's official guidelines for Android would realize the potential benefits, "We don't sue them… if you get my drift."

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Samsung Galaxy S Advance official: midrange curvy Android

Samsung Galaxy S Advance official: midrange curvy Android

Samsung has revealed a new midrange Android smartphone, the Galaxy S Advance, packing a 4-inch Super AMOLED display and dual-core 1GHz processor and intended to push the company's Hub services. Similar to - though smaller than - the bestselling Galaxy S II, the Galaxy S Advance has a 5-megapixel camera, WVGA display and 768MB of RAM, slotting Samsung's ChatON IM app along with music, ebook and gaming download Hubs into Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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Google’s Schmidt: No Android fragmentation, only differentiation

Google’s Schmidt: No Android fragmentation, only differentiation

Google's Eric Schmidt has again denied there is any fragmentation problem within Android, claiming that the platform instead shows customer-friendly "differentiation." Speaking at CES this week, where many manufacturers revealed devices running older versions of Android but promised Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades at some point later this year, Schmidt argued that "differentiation is positive, fragmentation is negative," PCMag reports. The deciding factor, he claimed, was that apps ran across devices on different iterations of Android.

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Schmidt: Android stays open

Schmidt: Android stays open

There were some fears that with Google looking to close the purchase of Motorola Mobility soon that Google's openness might suffer. Google CEO Eric Schmidt has reiterated that the purchase of Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion will not change the way Google handles or operates the Android OS. The fear from partners was that they would have to compete with Google for licenses and updates.

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Huawei in Microsoft Android patent talks amid smartphone push

Huawei in Microsoft Android patent talks amid smartphone push

Huawei looks likely to be the next Android OEM to agree to Microsoft patent licensing, following Samsung, HTC and others in paying the Windows creator. Huawei's CMO described the negotiations as "in progress" the BBC reports, as the company chases "very aggressive targets" for the next five years. "Over the next three years we are aiming to be in the top five smartphone makers" Victor Xu said, "and in the top three in the next five years."

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HTC Pyramid Revealed as Android 3.0 Honeycomb Phone

HTC Pyramid Revealed as Android 3.0 Honeycomb Phone

Take a peek at a phone that's basically blowing the doors off of the Android world with it's unconventional release of itself stocked with Android 3.0 Honeycomb. This version of Google's mobile OS is only supposed to be for tablets, it being released recently with the Motorola XOOM. This phone, on the other hand, is giant, but it's not quite tablet sized. This phone instead is much closer to the upcoming HTC ThunderBolt or the recently released HTC Inspire 4G - it's like they're all made by the same manufacturer!

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt at Web 2.0 Drops both Nexus S and Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Google CEO Eric Schmidt at Web 2.0 Drops both Nexus S and Android 2.3 Gingerbread

For all of you sitting at your computers (or sitting in the audience) today in the afternoon watching some fellows talking on stage on the way the world is working, you already know that one of those guys, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, whipped out something pretty neat to show off the brand new Android 2.3 Gingerbread system (if only for a few moments). The phone he displayed was none other than the mystical Nexus S, the same one we've been all a jibbles about since last week. Gingerbread held some sensual code-reading paying-for-donuts secrets of its own as well...

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Android appeal grows amid Apple slump claim researchers

Android appeal grows amid Apple slump claim researchers

The latest set of smartphone metrics is out, and it's likely to spawn another bout of Apple/Google arguments over whose platform is the most appealing and keeps users the happiest.  ChangeWave questioned 4,000 smartphone owners and would-be owners, and found that in the three month period between their last survey in June 2010 and their new September 2010 figures, the percentage of people looking to buy an iOS device like the iPhone fell from 50-percent to 38-percent, while the number preferring to buy an Android device rose from 30-percent to 37-percent.

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