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Apple’s first 5G iPhone won’t be ready until 2020, report says | Mashable

Apple’s first 5G iPhone is still two years away. That’s according to a new report, which says the iPhone maker won’t be 5G ready until 2020.

That would put Apple a year behind some of its Android rivals which have said they plan to have 5G phones in 2019.

The news, which comes from Fast Company, cites a single source said to have “knowledge of Apple’s plans.”

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Alphabet Lets Google Chase Moonshots and Stay Profitable | WIRED

GOOGLE IS NOW many Googles.

Company co-founder Larry Page said in a blog post Monday that Google is reorganizing into multiple companies that will sit under a new umbrella operation called Alphabet. Core businesses—Search, YouTube, and Android—will operate semi-separately from Google’s myriad “moonshots,” including the X lab and Page’s various life science projects.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Android apps | Business Insider

Samsung’s newest phone, the Galaxy S6, is without question one of the best phones you can buy.

I’ve tested several Samsung phones over the years, and the Galaxy S6 is the company’s biggest leap forward in design and hardware. It has the best camera, the best screen, and it looks and feels nice thanks to its metal and glass construction.

But there’s still one thing holding me back from recommending the Galaxy S6 over the iPhone, and it’s not entirely Samsung’s fault.

The problem is Android.

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Google Android Now Powers 3 in 4 Smartphones | searchenginewatch.com

Google’s Android platform has reached record worldwide sales numbers, according to analysts. Research firm IDC said that the Google mobile OS is the first to surpass 100 million quarterly shipments in a single quarter.

The platform powered some 136 million handsets, giving Android a 75 percent market share of all shipments. The company noted that Android also saw its shipments rise by 91.5 percent over the previous year’s quarter, a growth rate roughly double that of the smartphone market as a whole.

Analysts credit the soaring sales in part to Google’s ability to build and maintain a large ecosystem for the platform.

“Google has a thriving, multi-faceted product portfolio. Many of its competitors, with weaker tie-ins to the mobile OS, do not,” explained IDC senior research analyst Kevin Restivo. “This factor and others have led to loss of share for competitors with few exceptions.”

Second in the quarter was Apple’s iPhone.

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E-mails Show How Google Uses Android to Make Phone Companies ‘Do Things We Want’ | Daily Intel

On the one hand, Google has to maintain quality control and consistency to make sure Android can sync up with hardware and software made by other companies. On the other hand, getting other players to “do what we want” sounds like a monopoly in the making.

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