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Speaking for the second time in a week at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando, Schmidt expressed surprised at how tablets have stormed the enterprise and said that he expected most employees to bounce... between their PC and mobile phone.

"I was actually surprised by this. I didn't call this”, he said in comments reported by Business Insider.

“Would the phone replace the...

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When speaking to analyst David Willis at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando on Tuesday, Schmidt followed up on previous claims of Android superiority on apps, developers and device sales by claiming... that the OS is also better on security too.

The claim came about after Willis implied that most people in the audience swerved Android devices because of security fears.

 “Not sec...

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A group from the San Francisco Bay Area decided to package its bid to host the 50th Superbowl in 2016 in a white iPad, pre-loaded with the video pitch. 

“We're excited to show... you what the Bay Area has to offer," San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says on the screen, according to a report in the Mercury News.

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt also makes an appeara...

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Schmidt was speaking at the D: Dive into Mobile event in New York today, where he hinted that a Motorola phablet could be in the offing sooner rather than later.

“They have a new set of... products, which are phenomenal,” Schmidt told AllThingsD writers Ina Fried and Liz Gannes. “Very, very impressive.”

Prompted further on what these devices could be, Schmidt wa...

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In a research note to investors, Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Holt spelled out just how big Office could be on iPad by saying that Microsoft can expect to generate $2.5 billion in lost revenues... if it released the iOS app.

To offer some context to that figure, that amount is close to half what the Office suite pulls in today and – if recent reports are to be believed – would be...

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Schmidt told Bloomberg that booming demand for Android-based smartphones is helping Google grab a greater share of the market at its competitor's expense.

Recent figures from Gartner, showing... Android gained 72% of the market in the third quarter, back that claim. Gartner said Apple’s share had dropped to 14%. Schmidt said that worldwide, over 1.3 million Android devices are activated dai...

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Although the variety and quantity of different Android-based devices continues to grow rapidly, fragmentation has been an issue for app developers who can’t be sure their apps will work across... all the devices.

Google’s own stats show that less than 7% of all Android devices run the most recent “Jelly Bean” version of Android (v4.1 and 4.2 combined) while another 27...

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At the last time of counting, Google said that there were some 675,000 Android apps on Google Play, but that figure seems to have risen again in recent times with Bloomberg now reporting the number... to be ‘about’ 700,000.

This puts Google (and Android) much closer to Apple, which reported last month that it has 750,000 iOS apps on iTunes (including 250,000 iPad specific apps)...

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These are some of the key questions author Chris Vander Mey (a veteran of both Google & Amazon who’s now running his own startup) addresses in his new book Shipping Greatness. He discussed... these topics and more with TabTimes. 

What gave you the idea for the book? The short answer is that when I got started in the tech industry, there were a whole bunch of things I didn&rsqu...

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Over the next three months, we're going to hear a lot of hot air spouting from technology guys about specs and speeds and feeds and form-factors for the upcoming crop of tablets–Windows, Google,... iOS included. 

Increasingly, however, the fourth quarter of 2012 and the success of companies like Toshiba, Lenovo, HP, ASUS, and Dell appears to be boiling down to one important ques...