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Nielsen: Android leads US smartphone segment but Google weaker than Apple & RIM

Nielsen: Android leads US smartphone segment but Google weaker than Apple & RIM

Android holds pole position in the US smartphone battle when it comes to OS marketshare, but Google is at a weaker position versus iOS and BlackBerry because it is reliant on third-party manufacturers producing devices. That's Nielsen's stance at least, going by the latest set of postpaid mobile subscribers across smartphone platforms between November 2010 and January 2011. The researchers claim Android has 29-percent of the market, but shared predominantly between HTC (12-percent), Motorola (10-percent) and Samsung (5-percent).

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Nexus S losing Facebook contacts sync as Google tightens data policy

Nexus S losing Facebook contacts sync as Google tightens data policy

Facebook integration with the Nexus S is set to be scooped out after the Android 2.3.3 update currently being distributed OTA, with Google claiming that the social network's cloud-based contacts violate its terms of service. According to the search giant, while currently Facebook contacts can be synchronized with the Nexus S' contacts, the fact that the data can't be exported from the phone "created a false sense of data portability." It's the latest jab in the ongoing war over data access between the two companies.

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Google bakes Hotpot into search in push for NFC adoption

Google bakes Hotpot into search in push for NFC adoption

Google is broadening support for its Hotpot recommendations system, adding 38 new languages - including French, German and Chinese - and adding search results for the crowd-sourced review system to Google.com. The news is important since Google plans to tie Hotpot in with its Android NFC drive; Hotpot window stickers - currently seeing a trial roll-out - already work with the NFC reader on the Nexus S.

Video demo after the cut

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Google Nexus S in white spied

Google Nexus S in white spied

A new color of the Google Nexus S smartphone has surfaced over in Germany. The leaked phone has a white back with the same black front we are used to seeing. The phone reminds me of an Oreo after the top wafer has been eaten.

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Eric Schmidt: Google pushing LTE, mobile money & cheap smartphones in 2011

Eric Schmidt: Google pushing LTE, mobile money & cheap smartphones in 2011

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has taken to the Harvard Business Review to talk about the search giant's strategic initiatives in 2011, all of which are centered on mobile. Schmidt highlights three areas of focus - LTE, mobile money and inexpensive smartphones - which will require attention if Google's plans to deliver personalized information about where you are and what you could do there right now are to come to fruition.

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Google Nexus S arrives in UK: £430 SIM-free or free on contract

Google Nexus S arrives in UK: £430 SIM-free or free on contract

The Google Nexus S has gone on sale in the UK today, with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone available to order online as well as in "key" Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy stores. Priced at £429.99 SIM-free - after a price-cut this weekend - or free with a new, £30 per month agreement, the Nexus S has a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, NFC and a 5-megapixel camera, and, as we suggested in our full review, may well be the best Android device on the market today.

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Android 2.3 headed to AOSP imminently confirms Google; custom ROMs ahoy!

Android 2.3 headed to AOSP imminently confirms Google; custom ROMs ahoy!

Google has promised to release the Android 2.3 Gingerbread source shortly after the Nexus S ships today, with developer Jean-Baptiste Queru confirming that the new version is headed to the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) imminently. The news means that we can soon expect custom ROMs from the homebrew community, bringing handsets like the Nexus One, the Galaxy S and others up to speed with the new OS.

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