For First Time Ever, Android Tablets Outsold Apple’s iPad in Q2 of 2013

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According to a new report from ABI Research, Android-powered tablets have finally done the unimaginable; they have outsold the iPad. With a 17% dip in sales for the quarter from Q1, global tablet sales are up 23% year-over-year for the same quarterly period. In addition, the research firm found that 7″ models are now the majority of tablets sold, thanks to the iPad Mini (7.9″) and all of the various Android OEMs that currently produce 7-inch slates.  (more…)

What a Coincidence! Samsung Announces Gold Galaxy S4 Models

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Here we are, just after the two week mark from Apple announcing to the world that they would start producing a gold variant of their new iPhone, and apparently, gold fever has spread. Samsung has taken to their social media outlets in the United Arab Emirates to announce that they will have two new gold-colored Galaxy S4s coming to market sometime soon. (more…)

Apple Reportedly Paid EA a ‘Truckload’ of Money to Keep Plants vs. Zombies 2 a Temporary iOS Exclusive

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The timeline has gone from “early summer” to “summer” all the way down to “sometime this fall.” Even still, PopCap and EA assure us that Plants vs. Zombies 2 is coming eventually. The delay of the Android version of this game has gotten out of hand, but news today straight from inside EA say that there is a reason behind it: Apple has paid to keep it delayed.  (more…)

Working iMessage App Comes to Android, Probably Should Stay Clear

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While Blackberry continues to fail at putting out their BBM service for Android and iOS, another messaging service is now available for Android users. iMessage has long been one of the secret weapons of the iPhone, giving a very robust instant messaging service built in alongside SMS delivery as well. If you have a lot of friends with iPhones that use iMessage, this app might be worth looking into, in a shady, back-alley way. In other words, be careful or completely avoid. Avoiding might be the best action here.  (more…)

Samsung Exec Promises 64-bit Architecture in Upcoming Phones

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One of the more interesting announcements to come out of the iPhone debut earlier this week was that Apple has put the work in to make sure their upcoming flagships would be on the 64-bit standard. True to form, we saw the rest of the mobile industry reacting to what Apple has done with Samsung as no exception. Co-CEO for Samsung, Shin Jong-Kyun, has been quoted as saying that Samsung would join in on the 64-bit architecture in their upcoming phones.  (more…)

Spec Comparison: iPhone 5s/5c vs. Galaxy Note 3 vs. Moto X vs. Galaxy S4 vs. More

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The Apple announcements are in, and we have a new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c to swoosh around our brains like Drano. I think you can probably imagine how we feel about each, especially if you joined us during our live blog, so this is the technical comparison. We’ve got the specs of each pulled directly from Apple’s site, compared to the leading Android devices of the moment. A few things were missing, like RAM and battery capacity, but we’ll likely see those before long and will try to update.

Until then, jump below to take it all in.  (more…)