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Video: Run Android OS on your iPhone

This clip shows you how to get Android running on your iPhone. In this case a first generation Apple iPhone running the Linux kernel and Google’s Android mobile operating system. Details and source code available at http://linuxoniphone.blogspot.com

War chalking with iPhone? There’s no Apps for that…

Apple has ceded a second content category to Google’s Android developers even while the contest between the two firms becomes more intense.

Today’s slice of weird news from the App Store disapprovals team is that Apple is pulling WiFi stumbling apps from the store – you know, the Apps which find and name locally operational open and closed wireless networks.

“We received a very unfortunate email today from Apple stating that WiFi-Where has been removed from sale on the App Store for using private frameworks to access wireless information,” the developer of WiFi-Where says.

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Will Apple target Google next in HTC Android patent war?

HTC this morning denied Apple’s accusations the company has infringed iPhone patents following receipt of legal action.

“HTC is not only an innovator in mobile technology but also an owner of many patents. We take American and international patent rights protection seriously,” it said in a statement posted on the Taiwan Stock Exchange website.

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Android rings Flash as iPhone battle calls

So here’s part of the Apple versus Flash versus Android future – this video shows us a user remotely controlling an Adobe AIR-made app using an Android phone.

(Though do take careful note of the platform the guy’s using to have all of his fun, love those white power cables..).

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AAA games lead iPhone App Store game sales

Action, Arcade and Adventure games are the three leading categories on Apple’s App Store when it comes to games sales, a new report explains.

On average, Android and iPhone games titles are the cheapest around while those for BlackBerry and Windows Mobile games are most expensive and Nokia tries to straddle the middle ground, the latest Distimo report explains.

The report focuses this month on the Games category in application stores from all the major players in the US. More graphs and data after the break.

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Apple’s iPhones sales ablaze on word-of-mouth

91 per cent of iPhone users would recommend Apple’s flagship mobile device to a friend or colleague and 88 per cent would recommend the iPod touch, according to data from mobile ad network AdMob.

Also interesting, 16 per cent of iPhone users plan on purchasing an iPad, while 24 per cent of iPod touch users plan on buying an iPad.

Additional stats confirm it is Apple versus Google in the smartphone space, at least in the US:

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iPhone is the mobile web

old_mobile_phoneWith 8 per cent of the smartphone market, Apple’s iPhone generated 43 per cent of mobile Web requests and 65 per cent of HTML site requests from within the smartphone category, the latest released AdMob stats claim.

AdMob, the world’s largest mobile advertising platform, compares smartphone market share to mobile Web usage to determine that smartphones accounted for nearly 3 times more usage than their relative market share in its April 2009 Mobile Metrics Report.

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Google Book Search for iPhone, Android

Over 1.5 million public domain books in the US and over half a million outside the US are now available for perusing on iPhone and Android devices.

Just go to books.google.com/m in your mobile browser. You can search for a title, author, or subject. Or you can browse the list of “Featured books” and various categories like business and economics, the classics, science and math, travel, and more.

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