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The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is an evolution of prior Samsung models and despite some improvements, it still is especially weak in the software Samsung adds to basic Android.
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News ByteI/O conference keynote that app installs from its Google Play store had hit 48 billion, the iTunes App Store countdown clock rolled over to 50 billion, passing another major milestone and surpassing the achievement its rival had announced earlier in the day. The 50-billionth app? Say the Same Thing. Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio, will receive a $10,000 App Store gift card for downloading it.
News Bytesecond “Spring Cleaning” product purge, which began in late March, continues still. “Closing products always involves tough choices, but we do think very hard about each decision and its implications for our users,” a Google spokesperson told AllThingsD in a message confirming SMS Search’s fate. “Streamlining our services enables us to focus on creating beautiful technology that will improve people’s lives.”