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    iOS users beating Android counterparts in update battle

    Posted Jan 18, 2011 - 10:49 am

    Almost 90 percent of iOS device owners are running the latest major revision of the OS, according to figures released by a prominent iOS app developer. In a stark contrast, Google's latest Android version (2.3) is installed on only 0.4 percent of devices, showing the divide between Android releases, also known as fragmentation.

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    Best smartphones by carrier

    Posted Dec 13, 2010 - 8:59 am

    Most of us favor one mobile carrier over its rivals, though the reason for our preference range from well-matched voice or data plans to superior network coverage in your area. But whatever the reason, you probably want to use the best phone your carrier offers. Lucky for you, the experts here at PCWorld have compiled a list of the best cell phones, by carrier, to help you out in picking your next phone.

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    Nexus S: Excellent, but misses potential

    Posted Dec 13, 2010 - 8:57 am

    The first phone to ship with Android 2.3 (also known as "Gingerbread") as the well as the follow-up to last January's Nexus One, the Nexus S (available unlocked for $530 or for $200 with a two-year plan from T-Mobile) is a joint effort between Samsung and Google with some impressive features. The hardware is gorgeous, and Android 2.3 delivers some useful enhancements; but with no support for HSPA+ or expandable memory, the Nexus S falls short of its potential.

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    Droids Earn Business Cred with Android 2.2

    Posted Jul 22, 2010 - 9:32 pm

    Which member of Verizon's Droid family of smartphones will get Android 2.2 first? The just-released Motorola Droid X is slated to receive the new version of Google's mobile operating system in late July, which could mean any day now. Other reports have the Droid 2, the original Droid's replacement that's coming next month, as the first phone come with Android 2.2 preinstalled.

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    10 Must-Have Android Apps for Business

    Posted Jul 14, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Whether you're running the next great business pitch from your phone or you just need to jot down ideas and edit documents on the go, we have you covered.

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    Smartphone Video Camera Smackdown

    Posted May 19, 2010 - 11:03 am

    With ever-improving sensors, on-board editing tools, and wireless sharing features, smartphones are a popular option for capturing video on the go. But not all smartphone camcorders are created equal: In my head-to-head tests, I found that certain phones handled motion more skillfully than others, some performed better in dim lighting while others floundered, and some produced noticeable pixelation in my test shoots.

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    Why Sprint And Verizon Nixed the Nexus One

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 1:34 pm

    Sprint is following in the footsteps of Verizon, by backing out on its promise to carry the Google Nexus One on its network, and replacing the smartphone with a newer, flashier sibling. Still, it's not all bad news for Google or Android.

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    The Best GPS: Many Ways to Find Your Way

    Posted Apr 28, 2010 - 3:41 pm

    We compared navigation systems to see which ones do the best job of pointing you in the right direction.

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    Google Nexus One: A Successful Flop

    Posted Apr 29, 2010 - 9:18 pm

    Has any smartphone had a more unusual marketing campaign than the Nexus One? Google's touchscreen Android handset debuted in January to mostly favorable reviews--PC World gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars--but sales since then have been less than stellar. In March, mobile research firm Flurry reported that Google had sold only 135,000 Nexus Ones in the first 74 days after the phone's launch. By comparison, about a million Motorola Droids and Apple iPhones were sold in the same period following their respective rollouts.

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    Google Quietly Releases Nexus One for AT&T

    Posted Mar 17, 2010 - 10:32 am

    Confirming early speculations, Google added an AT&T and Rogers Wireless (Canada) 3G version of the Nexus One to its the now ubiquitous Web site. For a hefty $530, you can ditch your old AT&T phone and pop your SIM card into a shiny new Nexus One. That's right, this version comes unsubsidized so you don't have to renew or sign up for a contract.

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