Intel's secret phone; Five smartphone trends at Mobile World Congress

Intel's secret phone
BARCELONA, Spain (CNNMoney) -- The hottest smartphone maker at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona isn't Samsung, HTC, Nokia or Motorola. It's Intel. You didn't know Intel (INTC, Fortune 500) manufactured phones?

Five smartphone trends at Mobile World Congress
If you want to be a contender in the high-end Android smartphone game in 2012 it seems a quad-core processor has become a must. Last week LG launched the Optimus 4X HD, which is on display in Barcelona. On Sunday it was HTC's turn, with the One X, ...

From Mobile World Congress, attack of the super phones
Fox News
The phone's dual-core processor is zippy, and it uses AT&T's faster 4G LTE network, which is now available in nearly 30 US markets. I got a 4G connection in some surprising places, such as the ex-urbs around our nation's capital.

Intel Shows Mobile Roadmap, But No Smartphone
In the lead up to Mobile World Congress, many speculated that Intel and Motorola would announce the first Android smartphone running on an Intel chip. They didn't. In fact, Motorolamade no new announcements at the show this year.

Android's Success: By The Numbers
Google's Android boss bragged about the platform's incredible success: Think 300 million devices, with 850000 new devices activated daily. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek Google is proud of its mobile platform. Andy Rubin, SVP of mobile and digital ...

Google: Android has 450k apps, 850k activations a day
Los Angeles Times
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles No surprise here, but Google's Android operating system, which has been the most popular mobile OS in the world for more than a year, is continuing to grow. Andy Rubin, the Google senior vice president who overseesAndroid, ...

Los Angeles Times

Huawei, The Latest Android Player: Who Are These Guys?
PCWorld (blog)
It also unveiled the MediaPad 10 FHD, a 10.1-inch, quad-core tablet that will run Android 4.0 when it ships in the second quarter. Earlier this year at CES, Huawei announced two stylishly thin smartphones, one of which--you guessed it--the company ...

Android Takes IPhone Battle to Office, Narrows Security Gap
28 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc.'s Android, having become the most popular smartphone software among consumers, is set to gain traction with businesses as SAP AG and VMWare Inc. help iron out security kinks. Software companies attending the Mobile World ...

Thousands of Android Apps Available on PlayBook, Says RIM
By Nancy Gohring, IDG News Research In Motion said that "thousands" of Android apps are already in the Android player launched one week ago as part of the PlayBook OS 2.0 update. The company said that the player could help encourage more native app ...

Mozilla Dropped Android From Boot-to-Gecko Project
By Nancy Gohring, IDG News Mozilla managed to avoid using any parts of Android in the development of its Boot-to-Gecko mobile Web project. This week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla announced that Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom plan to ...

Nokia unveils cheap, new smartphone and high-resolution camera handset at ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Article by: ALAN CLENDENNING , AP BARCELONA, Spain - Struggling cell phone maker Nokia kicked off the world's largest mobile phone trade show Monday by unveiling a new low-cost Windows smartphone that operators could give away free to customers, ...

Google Android Welcomes Windows Phone Competition
BARCELONA: Android is on a tear. It has now has, according to Google's Mobile and Digital Content division lead Andy Rubin, 300 million activations, with 850000 new Android devices coming on line each day. There are now at least 1000 different Android ...

Intel makes more inroads in smartphone market
Alameda Times-Star
The smartphone makers are Orange, Lava International and ZTE. Intel CEO Paul Otellini, who made the announcement at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, said more smartphones containing Intel's brainy chips will be unveiled over the next ...

Nokia to Reduce Product Line-Up Further in Transition, Elop Says
Elop shifted to Windows Phone last year after determining Nokia's Symbian and MeeGo systems couldn't keep up with Google Inc.'s Android, the fastest-growing smartphone platform, and Apple Inc.'s iPhone. The company yesterday unveiled the Lumia 610, ...

Android 5.0 Hinted for Fall Release
A Google executive, speaking at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, Spain, hinted at the release of Android 5.0 this fall. Although rumors had the new generation of the smartphone and tablet operating system coming out this summer, ...

LTE-Packing Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Hits VZW Shelves On March 1
For those of you who feel that the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is too big and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is too small, the LTE-packing Galaxy Tab 7.7 should feel just right. And according to Verizon, the little 7-incher should be available on March 1 on the big red ...


Verizon to sell Galaxy Tab 7.7 on Thursday for $500 over LTE
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - Verizon Wireless announced it will exclusively offer the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 starting Thursday for $499.99 with a two-year agreement for the carrier's 4G LTE network. The Android 2.3-based tablet has a 1.4 GHz ...


Google Hints at 'Android Jelly Bean'
PC Magazine
By Sascha Segan BARCELONA—Google's booth is a sprawling wonderland full of entertainment, fun, and Android-centric jokes. But one of those little visual gags could be helping to confirm the name of the next version of the Android OS, widely rumored to ...

Intel Partners With ZTE on Smartphones, Unveils SoC Plans: MWC
We remain focused on delivering exciting new features and outstanding performance tosmartphone customers around the world," said Otellini. Similar to its previously announced partnership with Motorola Mobility, Intel also announced a multiyear mobile ...

Google exec hints of Android 5.0 release this fall
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - BARCELONA -- Google isn't offering much information about the forthcoming Android 5.0, even though there are rumors saying that the new version of the operating system will be available on a smartphone by early summer.

Nokia unveils cheaper Windows smartphone
By Tarmo Virki, Reuters | Tuesday, February 28, 2012 (Reuters) - Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia unveiled a cheaper smartphone using Microsoft's Windows Phone software on Monday, aiming to win back market share by targeting a wider audience.

Intel Expands Smartphone Portfolio
The Nation
He also highlighted the company's plans to expand its smartphone SoC and communications product roadmaps for the performance and value smartphonemarket segments. Building on strategic engagements with Motorola Mobility Inc.* and Lenovo*, ...

The Nation

Australia's first 4G tablet goes on sale
Sydney Morning Herald
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G - which comes hot on the heels of the MotorolaXoom 2 that Telstra began stocking on February 21- runs Android 3.2 (upgradeable to 4.0 in the future) and includes an 8.9-inch screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor and front- ...

Sydney Morning Herald

MWC 2012: The Android arms race is heating up
ZDNet (blog)
By Jason Perlow | February 27, 2012, 7:57pm PST Summary: With so much at stake, Android smartphone and tablet manufacturers are releasing devices in a never-ending war of escalating product specs. Who loses? The consumers. Mobile World Congress 2012 ...

Carrier Orange Announces Santa Clara Android Smartphone with Intel Medfield CPU
Gotta Be Mobile
Previously rumored as the Orange London smartphone, wireless carrier Orange took to the stage at Mobile World Congress to announce the device as the Santa Clara smartphone, an Android-powered device with support for Intel's x86 Atom-based Medfield CPU, ...

Gotta Be Mobile

Android team to be independent of Motorola
TG Daily
The Motorola you know today will be the same Motorola even though it's now owned by Google...well, more or less. Google has already made a few drastic changes since acquiring Motorola Mobility last year, like kicking out the company's existing CEO ...

TG Daily

Forget About Android 4.0! Google Exec Hints Android 5.0 Will Launch In Fall Of ...
Android is force that will not be stopped. Google's Andy Rubin announced yesterday that there are 850000 daily Android activations, excluding devices like the Kindle Fire that don't use Google services. Now, even though only one handset is currently ...


'4G' Sony Tablet P coming to AT&T on March 4th for $400
Running on Android 3.2, Sony Tablet™ P is 4G**capable and Wi-Fi compatible. With a qualifying data plan, users of Sony Tablet™ P also have access to AT&T's mobile broadband network and unlimited access to AT&T's nearly 30000 hot spots nationwide.

Intel's Smartphone Efforts Slowly Heat Up
Intel also announced a long-term partnership with Google Inc.'s (GOOG) pending acquisition Motorola Mobility. The new smartphone system-on-a-chip features GPU and video encoding/decoding intellectual property cores from Imagination Technologies plc ...


Motorola Solutions buys back stock from Carl Icahn
San Francisco Chronicle
Motorola Solutions had gained 24 percent since the Jan. 4, 2011, separation before Monday, outperforming the 7.5 percent gain in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. The spun-off business,Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc., is being bought by Google Inc. for ...

Is uTorrent Coming to Android?
By Andrew Tarantola
There are plenty of things iOS can do that Android can't—Siri and Facetime, for example. However, Android may soon be getting its own exclusive feature: P2P file sharing courtesy of uTorrent, the most-used torrent client in the Western World.

LG's demonstrating LTE voice-to-video call switching at MWC ...
By Daniel Cooper
Soon you'll be able to flip seamlessly using LG's new LTE-based voice-to-video switching. The same technology also lets you share video over super-fast mobile internet in real-time as it's being recorded. It's all compliant with industry ...

Hands-On Fujitsu's Quad-Core, Android 4.0, 4G LTE, Waterproof ...
By Rob Jackson
Most of MWC's major announcements have already been had, but tucked in the Fujitsu booth we found an Android prototype that made quite the impression on us.
Android Phone Fans

Interview: Clearwire CEO Sees 4G Opportunities Where Rival ...
By Ina Fried
For its part, Clearwire is in the midst of a major transformation. The company initially built its 4Gnetwork around WiMax. That let it beat other rivals to market with next-generation technology, but proved thorny as LTE showed itself to be both ...

Google Exec hints Android 5.0 Jelly Bean coming this fall | Android ...
By Cory Gunther
Google hasn't been giving us much information about Android here at Mobile World Congress, but then their keynote isn't for a few more hours. However, a Google.
Android Community

Android 5.0 coming this fall? | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is just starting to get mainstream, and here we are with rumors of the next version of Android hitting the road already, although there has been no nickname attached to it just yet. What kind [...]

iMac Wi-Fi Update 1.0 resolves wake from sleep issue | TUAW - The ...
By Steven Sande
On Friday, Apple released iMac Wi-Fi Update 1.0, a small 1.3 MB update that is recommended for all iMacs (late 2009 and newer) running OS X 10.7.3. This.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Google: 850000 Android Devices Activated Every Day
By Peter Pachal
About a year ago Google had just 150000 apps in the Android Market, but today it says there are 450000. That's impressive growth, but the platform still hasn't caught up with Apple, whose iOSApp Store boasts 550000 apps officially, though ...
Mashable » Tech

Point, Apple: Motorola must wait on iOS ban in Germany — Apple ...
By Tom Krazit
The legal tennis match over smartphone patents is still dragging on, and it was Apple's turn Monday to claim victory in a dispute in Germany. A court ruled that Motorola can't enforce an injunction that would have forced Apple to pull the iPhone ...

Google activating 850k new Android devices daily, 300 million total
By Charles West
Google is now activating 850000 new Android devices daily, increasing its number to 300 million total devices -- 12 million of which includes tablets. ... 4G LTE showdown: AT&T vs. Verizon ...

Motorola takes jab at Apple with Android Voice Actions vs. Siri ...
By Christian Zibreg
Handset maker Motorola Mobility may have found itself in an uneasy place as both Microsoft and Apple are attempting to block its $12.billion sale to Google, but the company's marketing department is as vigorous as ever. With this ... The videos pit the iPhone 4S-exclusive Siri feature against Android Voice Actions running on three different handsets: The Atrix 2, Photon 4G and Electrify. In each ... Siri, Apple's AI acquisition, is deeply integrated as a core iOS feature of iPhone 4S.

iOS 5.1 Beta Reveals Evidence of Simultaneous Development on ...
By Eric Slivka
But now an examination of the iOS 5.1 beta code by 9to5Mac has revealed yet another application processor, S5L8950X, appearing alongside the S5L8945X that is apparently inside the A5X. This new application processor is presumed to be ...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

iOS Gems: Adobe Photoshop Touch, Billr, Clear, Tweetbot for iPad + ...
By Nick Guy
iLounge article about iOS Gems: Adobe Photoshop Touch, Billr, Clear, Tweetbot for iPad + Weather HD. Find more iPod, iPhone, and iPad Gems: Apps, Games + More articles from leading independent iPod, iPhone, and iPad site.
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Google's Android OS now seeing a whopping 850K activations per ...
By Sean Ludwig
Google's incredibly popular Android mobile operating system is now seeing more than 850000 phone activations every day, writes Google Senior VP Andy Rubin on a company blog today. "Each and every day, we are humbled by the ...

41MP Nokia 808 smartphone hints at pixel-binning future for small ...
Nokia needs a new CEO. Let go of some departments and adopt Android. ... Outstanding IQ for a smartphone - better than most compacts I would say! 2 upvotes ...

Android Dominates Day 1: Mobile World Congress

Android Dominates Day 1: Mobile World Congress
Some of the buzz words filling the day's events included Android 4.0, LTE, 4G, and quad-core. Here's a look at seven attention-worthy Android phones unveiled. HTC One X: This is a killer phone. The One X features the Tegra 3 quad-core processor.

Android overload at Mobile World Congress
By Peter Smith Add a new comment February 27, 2012, 8:30 AM — We tech bloggers spend a lot of time talking about the struggle between iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7. It seems like every week a new survey comes out proving that one is beating the ... 

Android@Mobile World Congress: It's all about the ecosystem ...
By Alex
Each and every day, we are humbled by the trajectory of Android and our partners. With a year-on-year growth rate of more than 250%, 850000 new Android devices are activated each day, jetting the total number of Android devices around ...
Google Mobile Blog

MOBILE WORLD: Huawei Aims To Triple Smartphone Sales
Wall Street Journal
By Archibald Preuschat Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES BARCELONA (Dow Jones)--Huawei Technologies Co., China's biggest maker of phone equipment, aims to nearly triple itssmartphone sales in 2012, the chief executive of its devices unit said Monday, ...

Nokia pins hopes on cheaper Windows smartphone
The Associated Press
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Struggling cell phone maker Nokia kicked off the world's largest mobile phone trade show Monday by unveiling a new low-cost Windows smartphone that operators could give away free to customers, and another aimed at snap-happy ...

The Associated Press

HTC Sense 4 may set the bar for Android smartphones
ZDNet (blog)
By Matthew Miller | February 27, 2012, 8:41am PST Summary: Competition in the Android smartphone space will continue and manufacturers are working hard to earn your business. HTC's new Sense 4.0 UI may be the best out there in a crowded Android market.

Samsung Android Tablet Strategy Puzzles
Samsung took the wraps off not one, but two new Android tablets at Mobile World Congress. What is Samsung thinking? Samsung seriously needs to stop announcing new Android tablets. Do you hear me, Samsung? Stop! Sunday at Mobile World Congress in ...

Chinese target smartphone incumbents with cheap phones
* Huawei sees 2012 smartphone sales rising 3-fold to 60 mln * Huawei says ready to undercut rivals prices by 15-20% * Huawei rolls out top-of-the-range model Ascend By Tarmo Virki and Lee Chyen Yee BARCELONA/HONG KONG, Feb 27 (Reuters) - While veterans ...

Court: Motorola can't enforce essential patents against Apple
CNET (blog)
by Don Reisinger February 27, 2012 6:59 AM PST The Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court saysMotorola Mobility cannot use its standard, essential patents to block iPhone or iPad sales in Germany. Apple just scored an important victory in its ongoing patent ...

HTC announces three Android 4 smartphones for next quarter
Ars Technica
At least, that's the processor if you don't get the 4G LTE version; HTC says that the One X will be available in certain 4G LTE markets with an "LTE-enabled" Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, which has two 1.5GHz cores instead of four.

Nokia unveils smartphone with 41-megapixel camera
That's what Nokia unveiled Monday at Mobile World Congress with the new PureView 808 smartphone. The device has that 41-megapixel sensor along with Carl Zeiss optics. There's also Dolby Headphone technology that Nokia says can transform stereo content ...


Facebook denies poaching your text messages on Android
By Anna Leach • Get more from this author Facebook has dismissed allegations in The Sunday Times that the web giant's Android app can hoover text messages from phones as "creative conspiracy theorising". Flatly denying the claim published by the ...

Brace for big Telstra broadband prices
Willunga resident Raaj Menon watches Apex technicians Andrew John (on ladder) and Brad Caskey install cables linking his house with the National Broadband Network. Picture: Herald Sun Source: The Advertiser HOUSEHOLDS will be slugged at least $73 a ...

AT&T's HTC One X Flashy Smartphone: Quad-Core Everywhere But the US
Nvidia's processor won't be compatible with LTE radio chipsets for at least a few months and ,with the One X due to launch stateside within 60 days, AT&T wants a version of the phone that supports 4G LTE. Trading processing power for data speed might ...

Smartphone comeback bid: Nokia's new low-cost Windows phone
Christian Science Monitor
Smartphone maker Nokia is releasing two new models, but only the low-cost model runs Windows. The high-end camera smartphone uses Nokia's own operating system. By Alan Clendenning, AP Business Writer / February 27, 2012 Nokia's President and CEO ...

Christian Science Monitor

Huawei Launches Ascend D Smartphone, MediaPad 10 FHD Tablet: MWC
BARCELONA-- Huawei introduced the MediaPad 10 FHD 10-inch quad-core tablet today at Mobile World Congress, featuring a Huawei 1.5GHz quad-core processor, Google Android 4.0 operating system and a 10-inch IPS high definition display screen.

Android chief: We must 'double down' on tablets, win the market
by Don Reisinger February 27, 2012 8:55 AM PST Google's Android chief Andy Rubin says 12 million Android tablets have been activated so far, but this year will be the one where the search giant focuses heavily on increasing that number.

Orange to offer smartphone with 'Intel Inside'
* Orange adopts Intel reference smartphone * Intel races to catch up in mobile processors * Phone to be manufactured by Gigabyte By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The "Intel Inside" logo on hundreds of millions of personal computers ...

Nokia unveils cheaper Windows smartphone
By Tarmo Virki | BARCELONA (Reuters) - Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia unveiled a cheapersmartphone using Microsoft's Windows Phone software on Monday, aiming to win back market share by targeting a wider audience. Nokia last year dumped its own ...

ZTE, Huawei, target smartphone users with cheap models
Times of India
The power in the surging smartphone industry has started to move to China where agile manufacturers are coming out with models comparable to their Western rivals, but at cheaper prices. BARCELONA/HONG KONG: While veterans Nokia and BlackBerry struggle ...

LG Unveils LTE Phones, Quad-Core Phone
By Joseph Palenchar -- TWICE, 2/27/2012 Barcelona, Spain - LG went to the Mobile World Congress (MWC) here with an expanded lineup of 4G LTE smartphones. These include the company's first quad-core phone, a next-generation glasses-free 3D phone, ...

Motorola Solutions Buys $1.17 Billion of Stock From Icahn
27 (Bloomberg) -- Motorola Solutions Inc., which split in two a year ago following pressure from investors led by Carl Icahn, said it bought $1.17 billion of its stock from the billionaire investor and some of his affiliates. As part of the transaction ...

China's Huawei, ZTE target smartphone incumbents with cheap phones
Economic Times
BARCELONA/HONG KONG: While veterans Nokia and BlackBerry struggle for survival, the power in the surging smartphone industry has started to move to China where agile manufacturers are coming out with models comparable to their Western rivals, ...

Nokia Offers Cheaper Windows Smartphone to Nip Android Expansion
27 (Bloomberg) -- Nokia Oyj, the world's third-largest smartphone maker by shipments, will sell a Windows Phone priced at 189 euros ($254) in the second quarter to capture first-time users against similar devices powered by Google Inc.'s Android.

Motorola Solutions buying $1.17B shares from Icahn
Wall Street Journal
AP SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Motorola Solutions Inc. is buying about $1.17 billion of its stock back from billionaire investor Carl Icahn. The company, which sells communications equipment to government and corporate customers, also said Monday that board ...

Motorola Solutions To Repurchase $1.17 Billion In Stock From Icahn
Wall Street Journal
Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI) agreed to repurchase $1.17 billion in stock from activist investor Carl Icahn as part of the company's $3 billion stock buyback program, a plan that will also see an Icahn representative resign from the board.

Huawei Releases Quad-Core Smartphone with Its Own Processor
Huawei has launched the Ascend D Quad family, which has an in-house developed quad-core processor, as the Chinese network equipment company tries to become a competitor in the high-end smartphone space. By Mikael RicknA$?s IDG News Service (London ...

Lumigon's T2 smartphone wants to control your TV, obey your ...
By Sean Buckley
So did the folks at Denmark-based Lumigon, that's why they've put their Scandinavian heads together to build the Lumigon T2, a Android 4.0 smartphone that's also a universal remote control. In addition to this handset's 1.4GHz Qualcomm ...

The Android Booth: Cranes, Games, Desserts, and Gadget Galore at ...
By Rob Jackson
Mobile World Congress 2012 started just a couple hours ago and the absolute FIRST thing we did when the show floor opened was make our way to Google's Android.
Android Phone Fans

Freescale chip paves way for LTE-Advanced, cheaper data ...
By Kevin Fitchard
According to Scott Aylor, director and GM of Freescale's wireless access division, a single QorIQ chip can support the capacity of a three-sector 20 MHz LTE cell site – the same configurations Verizon and AT&T are using in their new 4G ...

Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad, Plus iOS-Friendly Video Ad ...
By Lauren Goode
Now, in addition to the iPad apps, Adobe is also introducing a video ad service, codenamed Project Primetime, for producing and publishing ads that will work across Apple iOS and GoogleAndroid devices, desktops operating systems, and ...

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 announced | Ubergizmo
By Tyler Lee
If you were more interested in a portable media player as opposed to a full fledged device, then perhaps the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 might just be the device you are looking for, a device that Samsung is boasting [...]

ZTE adds seven new Android phones and two tablets to line up ...
By Michael Crider
While details (and photos) are hard to come by, company representatives detailed no less than nine new Android devices heading to the market over the next year, with a 7-2 split between smartphones and tablets. Thankfully they've broken ...
Android Community

Nokia Announces the Cheapest Lumia Smartphone Yet, the Lumia ...
By Stan Schroeder
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Intel deals a preemptive strike on Android-on-x86 battery optimization
By Tim Conneally
Chipmaker Intel is still on the cusp of making its big entry into the consumer smartphonebusiness, but at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, the company is providing a look at some of its advancements in the field, including the ...

Smartphone users give total access to spying apps — RT
Every time you use your smartphone app your personal information – emails, phone numbers and even photos – is sent off to dozens of Internet companies all over the world. And you are the... While iPhone maker Apple at least tries to bind its application programmers with a common license agreement, according to Nick Pickles, director of privacy and civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch, Android phone owners leave themselves in the greatest danger. “Google's name ...
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There Are Nearly a Half-Million Android Apps Now
By Mario Aguilar
There Are Nearly a Half-Million Android Apps Now Android is poised to take over the world—at least according to new numbers from Google. The number of Android apps has exploded to 450000 up from 150000 just a year ago. And that's just ...

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iMac Wi-Fi Update v1.0
About iMac Wi-Fi Update v1.0. This update resolves an issue that may cause an iMac to not automatically connect to a known Wi-Fi network after waking from ...

Ubuntu for Android at MWC - world's first full-featured desktop on a ...
London, 21st February, 2012: Canonical today unveiled Ubuntu for Android, ..... Indeed, all data on the smartphone can be accessed at any time, docked or not. ..... customers of upgrading to higher bandwidth 4G connections and contracts. ... Docs work best with a full desktop, and shine with the lower latency of LTE.’s-first-full...

iOS 6 Wishes
I have also made the case for a “universal save” option for iOS apps that might take ...Meanwhile, Android and Windows Phone 7 are proving that a “smarter” ... much like automatic downloads are sent to an iOS device both over WiFi and 3G.

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Whether or not you have a smartphone is closely related to both how old you ... While overallsmartphone penetration stood at 48 percent in January, those in ...

MWC2012: Mobile World Congress (Feb 27th - Mar 1st)

MWC2012: Mobile World Congress Feb 27th - Mar 1st, 2012
Mobile World Live TV --the channel will be streamed live to a selection of apps and to the Mobile World Live website. (source)

Samsung Galaxy Beam projector phone in spotlight at Mobile World Congress
The Guardian
Samsung, the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled a handset that doubles as a pocket home cinema, as the South Korean group prepares to join 1400 exhibitors in a battle for attention at the world's largest mobile trade show, Mobile World ...

The Guardian

New Huawei quad core Android smartphones 'fastest in the world'
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei claims it has the fastest smartphones in the world thanks to processors the company has designed itself. The new Ascend D quad and Ascend D quad XL phones, launched at the Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona, ...

MWC 2012: Samsung introduces the projector smartphone 'Galaxy ...
Just a day before the MWC 2012 officially kicks off in Barcelona, Samsung doffed the silk off its new phone - the Galaxy beam - which is an Android 2.3 smartphone with a built-in projector.
IBN Top Headlines 

Huawei releases quad-core smartphone with its own processor
By Mikael RicknA$?s IDG News Service - Huawei has launched the Ascend D Quad family, which has an in-house developed quad-core processor, as the Chinese network equipment company tries to become a competitor in the high-end smartphone space.

LG leans on high-end specs in smartphone push
The phones include Nvidia's Tegra 3 quad-core chips, high-resolution and 3D displays, better battery life, an embrace of the latest Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android, and the ability to tap into the super-fast 4G LTE network.

Huawei unleashes Ascend D Quad line: claims world's fastest smartphone
The Huawei Ascend D Quad, an Android 4.0 quad processor, smartphone was introduced at Mobile World Congress 2012. Huawei claims it's the fastest smartphone around. Huawei Chairman Richard Yu took the stage at the MWC tradeshow in Barcelona to tout the ...

Motorola Droid 4 review [Video]
Los Angeles Times
If you also want a dual-core processor and 4G LTE service, the Droid 4 is your only bet, as no other phone on the market offers that combination. And although such a keyboard is not a must-have for me, I found it to be my favorite of the Droid 4's ...

Do you need quad-core and LTE in your pocket? Probably not
ZDNet (blog)
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | February 26, 2012, 7:05am PST NVIDIA believes that the future of smartphones is to combine its quad-core Tegra 3 mobile CPU with next-generation LTE technology. But do consumers need quad core, LTE capable smartphones?

Motorola Battle, Office for iPad, Visual Studio Marked Microsoft Week
Microsoft's week centered on its escalating battle with Motorola Mobility and Google, rumors of Office for iPad, and some new software releases. Microsoft's week revolved around Motorola Mobility and Office. On Feb. 22, Microsoft decided to escalate ...

Motorola Droid 3 has a nice touch
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
By David Radin, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette In the age of the smartphone, hardware keyboards seem to be moving toward extinction. As more phones get touch-sensitive screens to enable their smarts, there seem to be less need to build in expensive keyboards.

First Look: Samsung's Galaxy Beam Android Phone with a Built-In Projector
PCWorld (blog)
By Ginny Mies, PCWorld Samsung Sunday announced its first phone of Mobile World Congress (MWC), the Samsung Galaxy Beam, an Android smartphone with a built-in projector. The Galaxy Beam will be available globally in the second quarter of this year.

Facebook spies on phone users' text messages, report says
Fox News
Print Email Share Comments Recommend Tweet LONDON – Internet giant Facebook is accessing smartphone users' personal text messages, an investigation revealed Sunday. Facebook admitted reading text messages belonging to smartphone users who downloaded ...

Huawei Introduces the World's Fastest Smartphone: The Ascend D quad
MarketWatch (press release)
Powered by the Huawei's K3V2 quad-core 1.2GHz/1.5GHz processor and boasting the most compact design among 4.5-inch smartphones, the Ascend D quad expands the realm of possibilities for consumers with an Android 4.0 operating system and Huawei's ...

Samsung launches low-cost Android 4.0 tablet with bigger screen
Users will again be able to choose between a 3G version and a Wi-Fi version. Starting in the UK, the Galaxy Tab 2 family will be launched globally from March. Samsung did not release pricing information for the UK, but said that when the tablet reaches ...

Huawei Ascend D quad "world's fastest" smartphone announced
Mobile Burn
Today in Barcelona, Spain at Mobile World Congress, Huawei announced a new smartphone to its lineup, the Ascend D quad. Boasting Huawei's K3V2 quad-core 1.2GHz/1.5GHz processor, the device also offers a 4.5-inch touchscreen display and the Android 4.0 ...

LG Optimus 4X HD quad-core smartphone hands-on
Mobile Burn
LG was proudly showing off its new Optimus 4X HD quad-core smartphone here at Mobile World Congress 2012 and we were able to get our hands on the slim and fast device. The Optimus 4X HD has a 4.7-inch, 720p HD (1280 x 720 pixel) IPS display that really ...

Companies scouring for personal data through smartphone apps: Experts warn ...
Daily Mail
Facebook, Yahoo!, Flickr and Badoo all admitted to reading users' text messages through their Android smartphone apps, the Sunday Times reported. And many other apps from less well-known developers, many of them available for free, are also including ...

Daily Mail

Samsung reveals smartphone with built-in projector
National Business Review
Samsung has used the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona to unveil a smartphone with a built-in projector (an update of a previous stab at a projector phone in 2010). The Samsung Galaxy Beam can project a high definition image up to 50 inches wide (the ...

Google Android Desktop Patent Points to Haswell Ultrabooks
Google is working on Android desktop implementations, supporting single touch and multi-touch trackpads. Patently Apple thinks Google is eyeing Intel's "Haswell" Ultrabooks. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) isn't content to simply attack Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) ...

Motorola Droid 4 brings a great keyboard and zippy performance to the table
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In today's smartphone world, the market is dominated by full touchscreen devices from different manufacturers that look like veritable twins of each other. In fact, checking out the smartphones on display in the shelves gives you the feeling that there ...

Huawei Unveils Quad-Core Ascend D Smartphones
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By Chloe Albanesius BARCELONA—Huawei kicked off Mobile World Congress here by introducing the quad-core Ascend D quad, which the company has dubbed the "world's fastestsmartphone." Huawei also unveiled the Ascend D quad XL and Ascend D1.

Samsung Announces Galaxy Note 10.1 And Projector Smartphone
Android versus Apple? You get the drift. So, Samsung's latest Android Tablet is going to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to replace it's first Galaxy Tab (pictured left). A 7.0-inch variant was announced a week ago (which makes one wonder why people ...


Samsung Galaxy Beam smartphone with integrated projector announced at MWC
Accompanying the lackluster Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) tablet announced on Sunday, Samsung took the wraps off its new Galaxy Beam Android-powered smartphone. The handset features specs that are anything but impressive in 2012, but the toned-down technology ...

Huawei Unleashes Ascend D Quad Super Smartphone
Chinese Telecom giant, Huawei, has finally pulled the curtains on its new flagshipsmartphone and incidentally the first quad core smartphone on the market. In the same vein as the iPhone 4 and 4S, Huawei has used its own application processor rather ...


Samsung Looks To Project Its Android Lead
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The Android phone uses the built-in projector to turn a blank wall into a giant display of up to 50 inches (127 centimeters) and is an update to a product of the same name introduced back in 2010. In addition to the new Galaxy Beam, Samsung also ...

Ericsson launches Smartphone Network Optimization
Rising smartphone uptake is driving new demands for network quality and a better end-user experience Ericsson's Smartphone Network Optimization addresses the challenge faced by operators The offering helps operators remain competitive by ensuring the ...

With Android 3.2.2, Motorola Xyboard 'Xoom 2' gets better
CNET (blog)
by Brooke Crothers February 25, 2012 4:13 PM PST Follow @mbrookec The Motorola Xyboard experience just got a whole lot better with an Android 3.2.2 update. Perhaps Motorola shouldn't have released the Xyboard at all prior to 3.2.2.

China's Huawei touts 'world's fastest smartphone'
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BARCELONA: Chinese telecoms giant Huawei on Sunday launched what it touted as the " world's fastest smartphone", in its bid to squeeze into a market currently dominated by Apple and Samsung. "We are proud to ... introduce a world first at the 2012 ...

Huawei announces the Ascend D quad, Ascend D quad XL and Ascend D1
Huawei took to the stage today at Mobile World Congress, unveiling the Huawei Ascend D quad which they claim is the world fastest smartphone. The Ascend D quad is the first phone running on Huawei's new K3V2 quad-core processor which is clocked at 1.5 ...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sighted in Barcelona at MWC
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - BARCELONA -- Samsung, known for its extensive array of smartphone and tablet device sizes, began displaying outdoor billboards here on Sunday of a 10.1-in. Galaxy Note, featuring the digital pen seen in the smaller ...


uTorrent Native Android Client On The Way | TorrentFreak
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While Android users may enjoy uTorrent on their smartphone and tablets in the future, for iOSfans there is little hope that there will ever be a native uTorrent application. Apple notoriously bans all applications that have anything to do with ...

Temple Run for Android delayed till March at least | Android ...
By Michael Crider
The developers announced back in November that the game was headed to Android, but as development draws to a close eager fans have been disappointed time and again with vague delays. Imangi takes care to ... That's not without precedent: like many popular iOS converts, copies and fakes have been appearing in the Market with depressing regularity. The game is in... Motorola DROID 4 Review: King of the QWERTY Motorola DROID 4 Review: King of the QWERTY · Motorola ...
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Waking Mars lands on iOS March 1 | Joystiq
By Jordan Mallory
Waking Mars lands on iOS March 1. by Jordan Mallory on Feb 25th 2012 9:00PM. 4. Waking Mars, the IGF finalist formerly known as Lost Mars, has been approved for human consumption and will be available on Apple's App Store come ...

Transition begins: Google's Dennis Woodside to become new CEO ...
By Edgar Cervantes
When this acquisition was announced, Google mentioned that Motorola Mobility was going to be left alone. And the acquisition's purpose was mostly meant for broadening Google's patent portfolio. Making a Google employee CEO of Motorola ...
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openSUSE on Android » Michal Hrušecký
By Michal Hrušecký
You all probably heard about Ubuntu for Android, right? Ubuntu is very good in the marketing and they can do a lot of locomotion around everything. So what if you have Android, want to use Linux distribution and Ubuntu isn't your cup of tee?
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Android Everywhere: 10 Types of Devices That Android Is Making ...
By Bogdan Petrovan
Android is taking over the world. More and more devices incorporate the Android operating system, from smart glasses, to smart TVs and cars. ... Android World Android is already the topsmartphone operating system in the world, and is taking over the tablet market, too. As anAndroid lover, I couldn't be happier about it. Oh wait, maybe I could be… What if the little green robot would make the jump to an ... The MOTO ACTV is so advanced that Motorola doesn't even call it a watch.
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GetJar introduces GetJar Gold virtual currency for Android
By Dusan Belic
GetJar Gold virtual currency is made to reward consumer loyalty and improve monetization across the entire Android ecosystem. ... He thinks that using a smartphone is what everyone who cares about their time should do. In addition to his ...

Samsung announces Galaxy Beam smartphone with built-in ...
By Tyler Lee
When the name Samsung Galaxy Beam is mentioned, what comes to mind? If you were thinking about an Android smartphone with a built-in projector, then yes you would be right on the money! The device will sport an ultra-bright 15 [...]

APK Downloader Chrome extension bypasses restrictions, saves ...
By Dante D'Orazio
Developer redphx has released a Chrome extension that lets you download Android app files (.APK) directly onto your desktop. It hasn't been impossible for Android users to get the files onto their...
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The Hunger Games: Girl On Fire iOS Game To Release Alongside ...
By Kyle Hilliard
The Hunger Games , the popular book that inspired the upcoming film, is getting a game adaptation. This game has a little more going for it than the average movie tie-in game, though.

RIM Placing Android Apps On BlackBerry App World Without Developer Permission
By James Johnson
When the Dolphin HD browser developed for the Google Android Market appeared on the BlackBerry App World portal most users probably assumed that the.
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uTorrent Android app for downloading torrents on Android in the works
By Andrew Kameka
BitTorrent is developing an app for Android users to download torrents on Android phones and tablets. ... Be mindful of not only what you torrent, but also how much you download when not onWi-Fi. BitTorrent, internet, Torrent, torrent app, ...

Study says Android apps are more expensive than the competition
A new study by canalys looked at the top 100 apps in the Android Market and Apple AppStore and found that, on average, Android apps cost $3.47 while iOS apps cost just $1.47. Similar disparities were shown when comparing just the top 10 ...
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