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Android Keeps Obliterating Smartphone Market; BlackBerry Hits New Lows

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While Google?s Android operating-system continues to distance itself from the competition in the world-wide smartphone market, one-time market leader BlackBerry is reaching new lows.Android?s market-share jumped to 79.3 percent in the second-quarter, from 69.1 percent a year earlier. Amazon is making it a bit easier for Web developers to bring their applications to mobile devices. The company announced that its Appstore now supports HTML5 Web apps. According to Amazon, Web developers can port their Web apps directly to Amazon's Appstore without any additional coding. Microsoft has had a hard time getting consumers to buy the Surface and it seems that other Windows-based tablets aren't doing much better. New research from Canalys shows that traditional PC vendors such as Samsung, HP and Lenovo have been increasingly turning to Android for tablets instead of Windows 8 or Windows RT.

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