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Gartner's third-quarter smartphone research report is out, and on the surface it paints a very flattering portrait for Google. Mirroring Strategy Analytics' report at the end of last month, Gartner also estimates that Android has crossed the symbolic 80 percent mark, reaching 81.9 percent of smart...

November 14th 2013 at 5:02am 0 Comments
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Nokia Here collection vehicles aren't the only way the Finnish giant is gathering data about our highways and city streets. The company's researchers are also using anonymous smartphone, PND and even CAN bus data to further our understanding of traffic flow and driver behavior in different conditi...

August 22nd 2013 at 9:33am 0 Comments
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Earlier today, we learned that Samsung had bested Nokia on its home turf by claiming the lion's share of phone sales in Finland last quarter, but its invasion of Nokia's territory won't end there. Samsung will soon unveil a new research hub in Espoo, Finland, and a company rep confirmed that the c...

May 28th 2013 at 12:46pm 0 Comments
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We've all seen what a bumpy ride Nokia's had over the last few months -- disappointing profits, the departure of a couple of old friends, and the slight delay of the forthcoming N8. Despite all that, Espoo seems to have at least one stronghold that remained unshaken throughout the storm: its resear...

September 28th 2010 at 8:04am 0 Comments
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What do you get when you combine the N8's HDMI output, its 12 megapixel camera, and your trusty old TV set? As Anssi Vanjoki might say, you get a big new smartphone. Nokia's research labs have thrown up a neat little "prototype" app called Plug and Touch, which enhances the N8's already famed HDTV...

September 17th 2010 at 5:17pm 0 Comments
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In a world where smartphone unlock patterns and PINs can be easily gleaned from display muck, and computer passwords can be deciphered from the telltale audible clicks of the keyboard, it's any wonder that research is funded for alternative identity verification schemes. One promising technology is...

August 23rd 2010 at 8:59am 0 Comments
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At least that's the word from Net Applications, the company that measures visits to clients websites. The latest report says the iPhone not only keeps a large lead over Android, but it actually enlarged its global share last month, going from 30.4% to 32.8 %. At the same time, Android increased from...

June 1st 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments