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Top 10 Mobile Stories Of 2010

As the workforce became increasingly mobile, developers hustled to ensure their phones, tablets, and notebooks were the products of choice for these increasingly dispersed employees. The smartphone wars heated up, as Apple, Google, Research In Motion, Nokia, and Microsoft battled for dominance. In addition to facing-off over hardware features and capabilities, many phone operating system developers competed over retail outlets and handset manufacturers. They also lured developers to build applic
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Android sales continue to snowball. In early December, Android chief Andy Rubin tweeted that Google is now activating about 300,000 Android handsets per day, compared with 60,000 a day at the beginning of the year. Two reasons for Android's ongoing success: Cameras that range between 5 and 8 megapixels and recorders capable of capturing video at 720p HD resolution. In addition, Google has attracted a growing stable of developers to its App Market. In March, there were more than 30,000 apps for Android; in December 2009, there were 16,000, Google said. Of these, about 39% of applications are paid for and 61% of applications are free, according to AndroLib estimates.

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