Google Ups the Ante in Smartphones

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Search giant Google has been riding the mobile revolution to great success for years now. Its Android mobile operating system has been a smash success among smartphone users, gaining dominant market shares in the U.S. and abroad. And with smartphones becoming an increasingly integral part of how consumers access their data, Google needs to maintain the dominant stance it's worked so hard to secure. To prepare for battle with the likes of Apple's iPhone 5, Google recently announced a redesign of one of its own key smartphone lines. But will this be enough to head off Apple at the pass? Watch the video to find out how this move should affect the future of mobile.

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