Android

Yahoo Aviate Adds New Smart Stream But Still Needs Breakout Features

There is a brand new feature upgrade to grace Yahoo’s Android launcher and smart assistant Aviate, and it is called “Smart Stream.”  The purpose of this new upgrade is to be a personally relevant and context-aware content feeder that gives you personalized content throughout the day. Now Aviate assembles relevant information front and center so you can …

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Report: Phablets Grabbed More Than 20 Percent Of Q1 Smartphone Sales In The US

According to Flurry data released last week, 20 percent of all smartphones used are “phablets.”  To help back up this information, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reported that  “phablets claimed 21 percent of all US smartphone sales in Q1 2015.” So it seems that these larger screened smartphones are starting to get a decent grip on the mobile market. When you …

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AdWords Top Movers Report Gets A Makeover

Google is rolling out an update this week to the Top Movers report in AdWords. With this report, it’s easier for AdWords account managers to spot big changes in their accounts.  But now, this new update will feature a summary table at the top with total changes across the account and now has Converted Clicks and Conversions …

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Google Appears To Be Ready To Take On Retail Stores

It looks like there is something large brewing underneath the surface of Google (when isn’t there?) and it’s pretty ambitious.  Google seems to be working on their own retail strategy. Even though Google has done “pop-up stores” during the holidays, as well as branded areas within stores such as Best Buy, Google is considering opening …

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Android “Default Search” Class Action Against Google Tossed By Judge

A formal complaint was filed against Google by the Russian search engine, Yandex last week, stating that Google was using its control over Android and market power to keep a privileged position for their apps on Android homescreens and handsets.  There was even a similar US argument that was made in a would-be lawsuit that …

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US Smartphone Penetration Now At 75 Percent

According to comScore, About 75 percent of mobile subscribers in the US are now proud owners of smartphones.  To compare, there was only 65.2 percent of people who owned smartphones back in December of 2013.  Based on these numbers, it’s predicted that by December of this year, the US smartphone penetration will be above 80 to …

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