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Google engineer explains why Android UI will never be as fluid as iOS or WP7

Google engineer explains why Android UI will never be as fluid as iOS or WP7

Recent Google engineering intern Andrew Munn has launched into a detailed explanation on Google+ as to why many Android devices are significantly more sluggish and less responsive in terms of user interface and experience than comparable iOS and Windows Phone 7 devices. The root of the problem? Inoptimal priority queuing on Android OS. On one side, iOS has graphics rendering queued as a real-time priority, thereby letting users self-manage which priorities are to be rendered in the background. On the flip side, Android views graphics rendering as a normal priority. As a result, Android devices tend to become more sluggish when they're trying to perform other tasks simultaneously.

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Verizon gives Microsoft Windows Phone LTE ultimatum

Verizon gives Microsoft Windows Phone LTE ultimatum

Verizon has thrown down the gauntlet to Microsoft and demanded LTE smartphones, arguing that 4G is essential if the carrier is to continue to offer Windows Phone devices on its network. "We've communicated to Microsoft that LTE is critical to us," Verizon CMO Marni Walden told CNET, suggesting that time was of the essence if Windows Phone wanted the continued support of the big CDMA carrier.

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Nokia denies Carrier IQ tracking; iPhone code spotted but Nexus clean

Nokia denies Carrier IQ tracking; iPhone code spotted but Nexus clean

Nokia has denied reports that its cellphones and smartphones contain code from Carrier IQ, the mobile analytics company accused of logging keypresses, text entry and other use across a huge number of handsets. "CarrierIQ does not ship products for any Nokia devices" a Nokia spokesperson told SlashGear, describing reports otherwise as "inaccurate." However, evidence of at least some potential Carrier IQ tracking has been identified in Apple iOS devices, while Google's Nexus range is believed to be code-free.

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Lenovo confirms Windows Phone device for second half of 2012

Lenovo confirms Windows Phone device for second half of 2012

Lenovo confirmed today that it has plans to release a Windows Phone device during the second half of 2012. It's not too surprising since rumors had persisted about a Lenovo Windows Phone and an image had leaked last month purported to be of such a device. The authenticity of the leaked image was confirmed today by Lenovo's LePhone Product Manager, Yue Chen, during an interview with iMobile.

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Nielsen Q3 data shows Android leading at 43%

Nielsen Q3 data shows Android leading at 43%

Market research firm Nielsen has released its Q3 report for the US smartphone market, revealing that the Android mobile platform continues to dominate and grow, now reaching 42.8 percent share, up from 39 percent last quarter. Apple's iOS platform comes in second place at 28.3 percent with more modest growth, but takes the lead among smartphone manufacturers.

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