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Firefox OS 2.0 starts emerging from its cocoon

Mozilla's modernized mobile OS is catching up to Apple and Google rivals with improvements necessary to carry Firefox OS beyond its bare-bones roots. Copy-paste and find-my-phone tools patch significant shortcomings.

By April 10, 2014

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Samsung Knox 2.0 makes Galaxy S5 safe for work with split billing

Samsung has updated its business-focused Knox with a dedicated app store and split billing so you can pay for work and personal calls separately.

By May 7, 2014

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Google Wearables 2.0: How Android Wear breaks from Glass

Is Android Wear a revision of Google Glass, or a completely different vision? Either way, it'll have a huge influence on the rest of the wearable product landscape in 2014 and beyond.

By March 25, 2014

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Android loses some US market share but remains top dog

Google's mobile OS remains firmly in first place in the US with a 51.5 percent market share, says ComScore, while Apple's iOS trails with 42.4 percent.

By September 5, 2014

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Huawei gives Samsung's Tizen OS a thumbs-down

The Chinese telecommunications giant has no plans to build Tizen-based phones, an executive tells The Wall Street Journal.

By August 25, 2014

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Microsoft OneNote comes to Android tablets for free

Latest version of OneNote for Android is optimized for tablets and adds support for handwritten notes and text formatting.

By August 19, 2014

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IE on Android or iOS? Not in Microsoft's current vision

A cross-platform push may be on at "cloud first/mobile first" Microsoft, but for now Internet Explorer isn't a product the company plans to make available for its mobile OS rivals.

By August 15, 2014

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KitKat chews up more than 20% of Android devices

But Jelly Bean remains the most popular flavor as fragmentation continues to dog Google's Android mobile OS.

By August 13, 2014

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Chromebooks land first batch of Android apps

You may not have known that you wanted Android apps to run on Chrome OS, but Google thinks they should. The first four Android apps for Chromebooks are now available.

By September 11, 2014

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Android, iOS dominate smartphone market as Q2 shipments hit 300M

Between April and June, a whopping 255.3 million Android-based smartphones were shipped worldwide.

By August 14, 2014