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Google begins allowing all developers to respond to user comments and reviews on Google Play

Google is continuing to encourage the connection between developers and users and now the company behind Android has allowed developers to respond to user reviews on Google Play.

Google begins allowing all developers to respond to user comments and reviews on Google Play

“The feature originally rolled out to top developers, and we’re gradually expanding it to additional Google Play developers,” a Google spokesperson said.

The feature first launched for top developers in June 2012, and now all developers are getting the privilege to reply to users’ comments.
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Android dominates smartphones in Q3 2012, Samsung widens its sales lead

Android continues expanding its dominance of the smartphone market, Samsung keeps on increasing its lead as the biggest smartphone maker and Nokia slips catastrophically in Q3 2012. That is a quick summary of what happened in the third quarter of 2012, according to the latest numbers by Gartner.

The analytics company concludes that while overall phone sales dropped slightly, smartphone sales are growing rapidly rising by 46.9% in Q3 2012.

Android dominates smartphones in Q3 2012, Samsung widens its sales lead

Samsung cemented its position as the most prolific phone manufacturer selling nearly 98 million devices in the quarter.
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Microsoft’s Ballmer calls Apple a “low volume player” in all markets except tablets

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sat down with the Wall Street Journal to touch on a few things including smartphones and the recent launch of Windows 8 and theMicrosoft Surface tablets. He said that numerically, there is nothing interesting to report following the launch of the new OS or the tablets. He did say that retailers would say that the two products are off to a good start and that some stores are out of stock on the Microsoft Surface tablet.
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“We like our model, as we are evolving it. In every category Apple competes, it’s the low-volume player, except in tablets. In the PC market, obviously the advantage of diversity has mattered since 90-something percent of PCs that get sold are Windows PCs. Continue reading


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Google announces Nexus 4 smartphone, Nexus 10 tablet, Android 4.2

Google on Monday introduced a new Nexus 4 smartphone to take on Apple’s iPhone 5, a 10-inch iPad competitor named the Nexus 10, and launched a new version of its Nexus 7 tablet with cellular data connectivity.

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The trio of new products all run Android 4.2, what the company called a “new flavor” of its mobile operating system code-named Jelly Bean.

The products were initially planned to be unveiled at a media event in New York, but Hurricane Sandy prompted the search company to cancel its media presentation. As such, the new products were simply unveiled via a press release on Monday.
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Samsung confirms theft of 1,400 Galaxy Note II units from Malaysian airport

galaxy note 2 Samsung confirms theft of 1,400 Galaxy Note II units from Malaysian airportSamsung today confirmed to the Korean publication The Chosun llbothat the recent reports of Galaxy Note theft in Malaysia were true and 1,400 units of this popular smartphone were stolen from a cargo depot at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia on October 20.

The smartphone was launched just a day before the heist in the country and the lost units are reportedly worth $1.1 million.

According to Samsung, local police is investigating the theft, but the chance of recovering these units is very slim.

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New Nexus 7 Pricing Confirmed: $199 For 16GB, $249 For 32GB

Google is dropping the price on its 7-inch tablet. The 16GB model will soon cost $199, down from the original $249 MSRP. Likewise, a new model, a 32GB flavor, will occupy the $249 price point. There’s no word what’s to come of the 8GB model although early speculation stated that it could drop in price by as much as $100.

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Google was supposed to have a big Android event today in NYC. But Hurricane Sandy decided to visit The Big Apple, take in a show and blow-in the sights.

The new Nexus 7 prices comes by Office Depot, a major US electronic retailer, which is currently displaying the 32GB model in one of its stores. The pricing is in line with recent speculation.

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Nokia Music updated to Version 3.5

Nokia Music has been updated to version 3.5, and unusually on this occasion Nokia gave a changelog.

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New in this version:

  • Download all types of mixes to listen to offline
  • ‘pin to start’ any mix, so you can quickly play your favourites
  • See what mixes and songs you’ve previously listened to by tapping ‘recent
    mixes’
  • Search for gigs by artist, venue and city
  • Share details of the song you are playing to social networks, via email and
    messaging
  • Fixed disappearing menu options
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