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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for May 8, 2014

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With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!

Apple vs Samsung

Samsung attorney says Apple will get nothing in patent wars, sees end coming soon

Apps

Yahoo News Digest released to the Play Store adding Canadian and International editions

Amazon app updated with new icon, single sign on, bug fixes

Carriers

Sprint’s HTC One Max receiving Sense 6 software update

Sprint is slowing down the top 5% data users in congested locations

Google Glass

Google posts Google Glass filmed “Seeds” video for Mother’s Day

Phones

HTC J Butterfly sequel confirmed, specs still a mystery

Sprint’s HTC One Max receiving Sense 6 software update

LG releases its first QuadHD phone and no, it’s not the G3

LG G3 stars in yet another photo shoot, this time in gold

Moto X+1 for AT&T shows up on Motorola’s web site

Mysterious Moto G Cinema appears on Motorola website

Pantech officially announces the Vega Iron 2

Galaxy S 5 Mini leaks with a not-so-mini 4.8 inch screen

Samsung SM-G870A slides through the FCC, possibly AT&T’s Galaxy S 5 Active

Samsung announces Swarovski partnership — now you can truly ‘bedazzle’ your device

Sony Xperia XL2 announced in Japan

Project Ara

Phonebloks releases new video highlighting modular thinking

Tablets

Possible Nexus tablet from Google spotted online

Updates

Sprint’s HTC One Max receiving Sense 6 software update

Miscellaneous

According to survey, Android users are more promiscuous

Samsung replaces mobile design head

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Android

Flying no more – Google and Apple ground Flappy Bird clones

Flappy Bird was an addictive game developed by Vietnamese game developer Dong Nguyen. It took the developer about two or three days to create the game, and it was not marketed in any way. Yet, it became one of the top downloads earlier in the year. The game’s popularity came through reviews and word of mouth more than anything else.

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Android

Samsung Overtakes Apple to Become Top Traded-in Mobile Phone Brand 2014

If there was one trend which seemed prominent for phone manufacturers in 2013, it could certainly be seen as releasing as many phones as possible. Even Apple decided to release a cheaper alternative to its flagship smartphone, which seems a strange move for a brand which had previously focused on high-end pricing.
Apple was no competition for brands using Android though. The likes of HTC, Samsung and Sony brought out phones of the budget, mega, mini and damage-proof variety – in a bid to appeal to as many phone users as possible, whatever they wanted to use their devices for.

Samsung’s Galaxy range in particular seemed never-ending. The manufacturer revealed the Galaxy S4 Mega, S4 Mini, S4 Zoom, Note 3 – and I really could keep on going. But it seems that this stream of releases hasn’t just had an effect on Samsung’s sales.

samsung galaxy s4 collection

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Judge denies Samsung’s motion to halt Apple patent damages

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Samsung tried to postpone Apple patent damages trial to wait on the Patent Office to examine an important patent’s validity. Last year a jury found that Samsung had violated five patents held by Apple for their iPhone’s design and functions. The judge over the case found in favor of Apple in the amount of around $450 million but later ordered a new trial to reassess damages. There was a previous trial that already awarded Apple $600 million to be paid by Samsung and now have to decide how much more they will add to the total.

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Mobile

Sleek bezels, thin edges and a diet that did wonders – here’s the iPad Air hands-on

While many were awaiting the iPad mini with Retina display, Apple was busy running the larger iPad through the treadmill so that when the unveiling came, it won’t fall into the shadow of its smaller sibling.

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Apple, Best Buy will price match iPad Air to $480 in brick and mortar stores

The new Apple iPad Air was going to cost $500, but Walmart decided to knock $20 off. Apple itself along with Best Buy will be price matching the offer so a 16GB iPad Air will cost $480 at launch (which is today).

Android

Android has more than 80% market share in Q3, shipments see a huge increase too

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The dominance in the smartphone industry continues to be lead by Google. In new numbers estimated by Strategy Analytics, Android has more than 80% smartphone market share in Q3 of 2013 (April – June). That’s an increase over last year’s 75%. Apple is undoubtebly in second 13.4%, down from last year’s 15.6%. Microsoft has also seen growth, chiming in with more than 4%. And BlackBerry continues its struggles and is hanging on to just 1%. With the Nexus 5, Galaxy Note 3, and Moto X all being launched recently, it should be interesting to see how future quarters fluctuate with Apple’s release of the new iPhones. Hit the break for shipment numbers.

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As you can see in the table above, there were more than 200 million Android smartphones that shipped in Q3 of 2013. As for Android’s biggest competition, Apple shipped more than 33 million handsets. Clearly this can be credited to the fact that Android has various OEMs to make their devices, helping distribution greatly.

Source: Strategy Analytics

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Mobile

Apple’s iPad Air teardown reveals the magic internals

Apple just released its iPad Air slate and as tradition dictates it has joined the long list of devices to undergo iFixit’s teardown treatment.

Mobile

Samsung takes a large bite out of Apple’s tablet market share in Q3

According to the latest report by IDC, Samsung has been able to achieve a year-over-year growth of some 123%, and has increased its tablet market share by some 8 points. Samsung was able to more than double the amount of units shipped from 4.3 million to 9.7 million, and most Android vendors saw increased growth […]

Mobile

Apple restocks first-gen iPad mini with Space Gray color option

Out with the old, in with the new doesn’t look like Apple’s strategy regarding the iPad mini, which premiered a year ago. Instead Apple is now restocking the Black and Slate version with the Space Gray, which debuted on the iPhone 5s.