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Android market share swells 886% year-on-year in Q2 2010; RIM and Apple trail behind

Android market share swells 886% year-on-year in Q2 2010; RIM and Apple trail behind

Smartphone demand is up, and the winner is Android according to market analysts Canalys.  They've been tracking US and global trends, and reckon that in Q2 2010 Android sales rose 886-percent from last year (851-percent in the US), giving them the number one market share in the US with 34-percent; they're trailed, supposedly, by RIM at 32-percent of market share and Apple at 21.7-percent.

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Apple: “We constantly refresh the content on Apple.com”

Apple: “We constantly refresh the content on Apple.com”

You might have seen speculation earlier today over Apple's removal of its antenna testing videos from the  company's attenuation page, including rumors of legal action from rivals or even backtracking on their stance over the iPhone 4.  Apple reached out to us this afternoon to dismiss the hearsay, telling us that the update is merely part of their drive to "constantly refresh" their content.

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Inside Apple’s Antenna Design and Test Labs

Inside Apple’s Antenna Design and Test Labs

Hardly had our liveblog finished when Apple sprung the second half of their iPhone 4 antenna event, the "show" companion to Steve Jobs' presentation "tell". SlashGear was among eleven journalists and analysts - both print and online - to be taken around the company's wireless lab, formerly one of the best kept secrets on the Cupertino campus, and now a multi-million test facility featuring custom hardware, fake brains and kit that wouldn't look out of place in a sci-fi film. Read on for full details of our tour.

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iPhone 4 Showing Up to Some Customers Early, Way Early

iPhone 4 Showing Up to Some Customers Early, Way Early

So, the official launch date of the iPhone 4 is still June 24th. At least, that's what we were told when the latest iteration of the iPhone family was announced. And, despite the fact there were some grumblings that something might have changed, we still weren't expecting iPhone 4s to show up any sooner than June 23rd. Well, paint us surprised, because sure enough, some people are getting very lucky.

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Apple location tracking raises privacy ire; iAd opt-out unearthed

Apple location tracking raises privacy ire; iAd opt-out unearthed

An update to Apple's privacy policy has prompted uproar, as the Cupertino company adds in location-tracking systems that will allow the company - and their "partners and licensees" - to "collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your Apple computer or device."  While the new Location Services settings page allows for selective control over which apps use geographical data, it's unclear whether Apple are still collating it for their own purposes.  One such purpose is Apple's new iAd program, which has an opt-out policy of its own the details of which are buried in a lengthy privacy policy.

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iPhone 4 preorders due early: Wednesday 23rd tips Apple email

iPhone 4 preorders due early: Wednesday 23rd tips Apple email

Given the number of people apparently getting ominous emails telling them their iPhone 4 orders have been canceled, it's a nice change to see some more positive news for those waiting on the new Apple smartphone.  The Cupertino company has been sending out emails warning preorder customers to expect their iPhone 4 deliveries on June 23rd, this Wednesday, rather than June 24th when the handset arrives in stores.

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Flurry to stop tracking device info, source of early info on Apple devices disappears

Flurry to stop tracking device info, source of early info on Apple devices disappears

Other than hapless and drunk Apple engineers leaving products on bar stools for other patrons to find, often the place we first spy info on new and upcoming Apple products and software updates is through analytics firms like Flurry. Flurry specifically is often one of the first sources that can point to new versions of iPhone software and devices being used.

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Google AdMob deal approved by FTC; Apple iAd helped clinch it

Google AdMob deal approved by FTC; Apple iAd helped clinch it

Given Google made significant mention of their acquired AdMob technology at Google IO this week, it would've been embarrassing had the FTC turned around and failed to approve the deal.  Happily - for Google - that's not the case, with the final, unanimous judgement of the FTC investigators being that the Google AdMob deal is not, in fact, anti-competitive.  Ironically, Apple's own entrance to the mobile advertising segment, in the shape of iAd, helped Google's argument.

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