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Gartner: Android And iOS Dominate With Combined Share Of 62 Percent

A new report from research firm Gartner reveals that the top two platforms in the mobile market remain Android and iOS, which have now doubled to a combined market share of 62 percent. The report is based on worldwide sales figures for mobile devices to end-users for the second quarter of 2011. That total has reached 428.7 million units, a 16.5 percent increase from the same quarter last year.

T-Mobile G2x Issues And Resolutions Internal Document Leaked

The T-Mobile G2x being pulled from the carriers online store recently spawned rumors that quality issues were behind it. But according to T-Mobile, they temporarily pulled the phone due to inventory constraints. However, they did admit to a having some issues that they plan to fix with an upcoming update. Now a leaked internal document reveals that they're finally getting more serious about addressing them.

T-Mobile G2x Pulled From Site For Quality Issues?

Perhaps the hottest phone on T-Mobile's lineup, the G2x, has mysteriously disappeared from the carrier's website. According to TMoNews, the phone may have been pulled for quality issues. A search for the device on T-Mobile.com currently only results in G2x accessories, but no sign of the device itself.

Samsung Galaxy S II Official Extensive Live Demo [VIDEO]

The almighty Samsung Galaxy S II has already hit Korea and the UK, but has yet to reveal a date for its U.S. release. Either way, with a recent announcement of a NFC-enabled version heading to the UK in June, the device is certainly ready to set foot on our shores any day now. And what better way to whet our appetites than with an extensive 12-minute long demo to show off its power, speed, and cool new UI features.

HTC Sensation 4G – A Closer Look [VIDEO]

The HTC Sensation 4G will be HTC's first dual-core smartphone and one of its first to feature their slick Sense 3.0 interface. We caught a quick intro to the interface with their "First Look" video and we've also got a hands-on video. But if that isn't enough, then behold the latest almost 6-minute long video from HTC that gives a much closer look and intimate tour of the device.

Google I/O 2011 T-Shirt Puzzle Deciphered

Google always has some fun with its I/O t-shirts and this year is no exception. There was a hidden message in the shirts, which appeared to have some sort of binary or Morse Code on the back. You can take a look at the shirt below and see if you can decipher it before continuing after the cut for the answer.

‘Android Eats Apple’ Wallpaper Download

At the Google I/O developer conference earlier this week, Google poked a little fun at Apple on its big screen during the first day's keynote. They showed an illustration of the Android robot happily eating an apple, which had many folks not only thinking it was funny but wanting it as a wallpaper. Thanks to the original artist, it is now available.

DROID Charge Heading To Verizon Tomorrow

The Samsung DROID Charge is slated as the second smartphone ever to be running on Verizon's 4G LTE network, but up until now its release date has remained a mystery. Delays of its launch may have been caused by the LTE outage a few weeks ago, but even after the network came back on, there was no news on a firm date. But fortunately today it's just been confirmed by Verizon that the DROID charge will finally be launching tomorrow.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Arriving First On Verizon With 4G LTE?

At Google I/O earlier this week, every attendee got to walk away with a limited edition Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. We reviewed the slate and compared it with the Motorola XOOM and the LG G-Slate and we even did an epic unboxing battle to which you can vote a winner for a chance to win the limited edition tablet. And what's even better? Now we get word that the ultra thin and lightweight tablet may be heading to Verizon as its first carrier and sport speedy 4G LTE.
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