10 Android App Hidden Gems

10 Android App Hidden Gems
Check out these 10 lesser-known Android apps to enhance your productivity, well-being, and more. Words With Friends? Check. Skype, Netflix? You have them, of course. What else is out there? With more than 400000 selections in Google's Android Market, ...

Google Docs For Android Gets Native Editing
Google has boosted Docs for Android with native editing and real-time collaboration functionality. The company also improved presentations in Google Apps. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Docs for Android received some much longed after features Feb.

Heads Up For Smartphone Glasses
Scientific American
Google is developing a smartphone and heads-up display worn over the ears like a pair of specs. Larry Greenemeier reports. Could the ultimate smart gadget for accessing the Web, messaging and making phone calls be…a pair of eyeglasses?

LG Unveils Android Lineup Ahead of Mobile World Congress
PCWorld (blog)
By Daniel Ionescu, PCWorld Feb 23, 2012 7:05 AM LG announced this year's lineup of itsAndroid smartphones a few days earlier than expected, and the devices feature big screens and multi-core chipsets. Ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona ...

Will Android Users Pay for Apps? Yes, at the Amazon Appstore.
Bloomberg (blog)
But apps for Android devices are a different story: They often take more time to make, and pay less. Though there are now more Android devices than iPhones and iPads, the revenue fromiOS apps is several times greater. Now there's some hope for Android ...

Android Overtakes iOS In App Downloads In UK, Germany, Russia. US To Follow ...
With Android accounting for the majority of smartphones worldwide at the moment, it's finally also starting to become the most dominant player in apps, too. Figures out today from analytics firm Xyologic note that Android now accounts for the majority ...

The problem with Android, part 2
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
On Wednesday, I received a Samsung Galaxy Note from AT&T to review. This is asmartphone I've been very interested in testing. It has a whopping 5-inch screen, an LTE connection and a fast processor, but it's still slim and light.

Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Everything Everywhere pushes for 4G rollout in 2012
Everything Everywhere has said it is ready to sell 4G services in the UK this year, if Ofcom will give it the go-ahead to refarm 2G spectrum this spring. Photo credit: Karen Friar On Thursday, the network said it can start selling 4G LTE connectivity ...


Motorola Mobility Open to Resolving Microsoft Patent Dispute
23 (Bloomberg) -- Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. said it is open to resolving its patent-licensing dispute with Microsoft Corp. in a “mutually beneficial manner” after Microsoft filed an antitrust complaint with the European Commission.

T-Mobile To Spend $4 Billion Towards 4G LTE Buildout
Wall Street Journal
By Greg Bensinger Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--T-Mobile USA said it will spend $4 billion to build a new high-speed mobile broadband network, defining for the first time its network strategy as an independent company following the ...

Motorola is not planning to kill internet videos
By Dave Neal In a blog post this week Microsoft whined about how Motorola is trying to make money off the back of the H.264 codec, which it says is keeping internet video alive. Not all parties might agree with this, but regardless of that, ...

T-Mobile LTE Service To Launch 2013
Huffington Post
Neville Ray, the company's chief technology officer, said T-Mobile will start building a network using the new "LTE" wireless standard, which gives higher data speeds, and will have it operational next year. This upgrade is possible because of the ...

Motorola Mobility Celebrates Hollywood's Biggest Night With Special Edition ...
Bradenton Herald
By Motorola Mobility, Inc. LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Feb. 22, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) has added another layer of glitz and glamour to Hollywood's biggest night, creating a special edition "Red Carpet" DROID RAZR MAXX by ...

T-Mobile USA's Challenger Strategy begins with 4G struggle
T-Mobile USA isn't just planning an LTE network, it's “making amazing 4G services affordable” the carrier claims, as part of its “Challenger Strategy” to claw back subscribers from its rivals. Having blamed the lure of the iPhone 4S for stealing ...


New software turns Android phone into Ubuntu hardware
TG Daily
Canonical's Ubuntu for Android platform literally turns an Android phone into a virtual Ubuntu-powered computer. It only activates the open-source OS when connected to a dock. All other times it functions just like a normal Android phone.

TG Daily

T-Mobile to launch 4G LTE in US next year
by Lance Whitney February 23, 2012 5:38 AM PST Follow @lancewhit The carrier will use money and spectrum space obtained from the failed AT&T deal to forge ahead with LTE in the US in 2013 as its current sales and customer numbers continue to sink.

LG Launches Optimus 4X HD With Quad-core Processor
By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News LG Electronics has launched the Optimus 4X HD smartphone, which is powered by a quad-core processor from Nvidia and runs Android 4.0, the company said on Thursday. The move from two to four cores in high-end smartphones is ...

LG to release glasses-free 3D smartphone
Hindustan Times
LG is taking off its glasses and gearing up for the release of its second glasses-free 3D smartphone, the Optimus 3D Max. The Korean smartphone maker debuted its first 3D handset, Optimus 3D (also known as the Thrill 4G in the US), during Mobile World ...

Hindustan Times

UK 4G LTE in 2012 says Everything Everywhere
UK carriers Orange and T-Mobile plan to launch a 4G LTE network in the country later this year, combined comms company Everything Everywhere has announced, with 1800MHz trials kicking off in one city come April. Bristol will be the first to get 1800MHz ...


T-Mobile announces LTE on AWS during 2013, will move HSPA+ to 1900MHz
Mobile Burn
As part of its Q4 2011 earnings announcement, T-Mobile USA announced some of its plans for building out a 4G LTE (INFO) based network in the US T-Mobile says that the spectrum and funds received as part of the "breakup fee" paid to it by AT&T when ...

What You Need to Know About Building a Mobile App for Your Brand
Sourcebits offers design and development services for iOS, Android, Mobile and Web platforms. Follow Sourcebits on Twitter for recent news and updates. In case you haven't noticed, most of your potential customers have gone mobile.

Everything Everywhere targets 4G in 2012; DC-HSPA+ in Q4
Everything Everywhere has revealed that it is preparing to conduct the UK's first trials of LTE technology operating over spectrum in the 1800MHz band, with the pilot due to take place in Bristol from April 2012. According to the cellco the project ...

Smartphone 2012 choice getting too confusing
Phones Review
2012 is a year when the mobile space will seem many new smartphones releasing, so many that making a decision on which smartphone to opt for can at times become somewhat confusing, unless you are one of the iOS faithful of course then your options are ...

Phones Review

LG kicks off the quad-core smartphone craze with the Optimus 4X HD
LG was the first company to show off a dual-core smartphone last year, and it has once again beaten the rest of the pack with tonight's announcement of the Optimus 4X HD, the world's first quad-core phone. The news heralds next week's Mobile World ...

Official Android MWC 2012 countdown to spectacular
Phones Review
Last year's Mobile World Congress was like most large scale events very successful and during MCW 2011 many android devices both smartphones and tablets were unveiled and the Android booth was a buzz with visitors, the Androidrobot, a slide, shakes, ...

Phones Review

T-Mobile to Pump $4 Billion Into Network, 4G LTE Buildout
Wall Street Journal
By GREG BENSINGER NEW YORK—T-Mobile USA said it would spend $4 billion on its wireless network as it seeks to play catch-up to rivals in offering the high-speed fourth-generation mobilebroadband service known as LTE. The carrier will roll out the ...

'Third of UK postcodes' have slow broadband speeds
BBC News
A third of homes in the UK have broadband speeds well below the national average, according to research from price comparison site uSwitch. While half of addresses get broadband speeds of 6.7Mbps or above, a third struggle to get speeds above 5Mbps, ...

BBC News

T-Mobile to launch LTE in 2013, with AT&T's cash and spectrum
T-Mobile had no clear path to 4G LTE. That was a common argument that AT&T made when they launched their bid to acquire T-Mobile. Then the deal fell apart and AT&T was forced to pay T-Mobile a $4 billion breakup fee and hand over some unused AWS ...

New Google patent points toward Android desktop mode | Android ...
By Michael Crider
You can take this one of two ways: that Google intends the smartphone/tablet to work as a trackpad in docked mode (as it can now) or that these features are aimed at full laptops or desktops running Android. The latter isn't totally out of the ...
Android Community

The next generation of Wi-Fi hotspots is coming — Broadband News ...
By Kevin Fitchard
The Wi-Fi Alliance will begin certifying devices under its new Passport initiative, which ensures mobile phones can log into Wi-Fi networks seamlessly. Now it's the ... As I wrote last week, Wi-Fihas become a huge theme at the show and threatens to overshadow LTE and HSPA as its dominant network technology discussed. All of the key ... The biggest problem will come where the network/operator tries to force WiFi behaviour that the doesn't fit with user's preferences (or an app ).

Qualcomm Atheros flaunts 802.11ac WiFi module for Snapdragon ...
By Sharif Sakr
Since the S4 already includes built-in b/g/n WiFi (not to mention its 3G/4G/LTE baseband), manufacturers who choose to add the 802.11ac component will achieve full WiFi cross-compatibility and make many consumers happy in the process. Meanwhile, you'll ... SAN JOSE, C alif. ― February 23, 2012 ― Qualcomm Atheros Inc., the networking and connectivity subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), announced today the launch of its 802.11ac Wi-Fi® ecosystem.

Google Gets Android Ready For The Desktop/Laptop Market – Files ...
By Chris Chavez
Ever since Android dominated the smartphone and tablets markets, I've been waiting for Google to bring the Android OS into the only place it can go — the desktop market. To help Android transition into laptops and desktops, is a patent filed ...
Android Phone Fans

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G to launch in late March for $149.99
By Zach Epstein
T-Mobile on Wednesday revealed the latest addition to the Galaxy-brand lineup of Samsung smartphones. Towing the line between mid-range and high-end, the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze4G is more than just a sleek smartphone with a ...
BGR: The Three Biggest Letters In Tech

M3 Android NFC Communicator mixes something old, something ...
By Joseph Volpe
Set for an official unveiling at next week's Mobile World Congress, the M3 Android NFC Communicator is the outfit's clumsily titled stab at the prepaid market in South Asia and the Middle East. The touchscreen handset, to be available in both ...
Engadget Mobile

Microsoft Accuses Motorola of Being a Patent Bully
By Peter Pachal
In what some might call an ironic twist, Microsoft says Motorola -- and by proxy, Google -- is being unfair with its patents. ... In a post titled “Google: Please Don't Kill Video on the Web,” Microsoft says Motorola (which Google is in the process of acquiring) has broken its promise on the contribution it made to developing standards for streaming video and connecting devices to the Internet via Wi-Fi. The post ... SEE ALSO: Microsoft Wants $15 for Each Android Handset Samsung Sells ...

WinZip iOS App Tops 500K Downloads In 8 Days | TechCrunch
By Jordan Crook
Social to-do app Any.DO saw over 500000 downloads in its first thirty days of availability on theAndroid Market. Meanwhile, Kevin Rose's micro-recommendation app Oink clocked in at 100k downloads in its first three weeks or so on iOS.

Google Docs for Android Adds Collaborative Editing
By Adam Dachis
While you've always been able to edit a document along with many other people in the web app, now Android users can join in via the native app on their phones or tablets. Additionally, this update brings rich text formatting so you can add ...

Microsoft Accuses Google, Motorola Mobility of FRAND Patent ...
By John Paczkowski
Allegations of standards-essential patent abuse are piling up against Motorola Mobility. ...Allegations of standards-essential patent abuse are piling up against Motorola Mobility. This morning, Microsoft said it has filed a complaint with the ...

Google makes Flight Search iOS (and Siri) friendly | TUAW - The ...
By Steven Sande
Now Flight Search has become iOS-friendly, perfect for those who want to check on flight availability and pricing on the go. What Google did is to make Flight Search fit the Safari browser on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The features of ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Legendary Heroes - Apps on Android Market
For the first time on Android, experience an Action Real-Time Strategy(Action RTS) game. INTENSE ... Quick and intense matches with touch controls tailored for Android. HEROES ....archboy on February 20, 2012 (Motorola XOOM with version 1.1.0) ... Adam on February 20, 2012 (HTC Sensation 4G with version 1.1 .0) ...

Swype Beta Now Supports Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ...
For those individuals with Android 4.0 (ICS) who were dying to get Swype Beta on their devices, you're in luck. The official Swype Beta download is now ...

Android.Loicdos | Symantec
Android.Loicdos - Symantec Security Response provides comprehensive internet protection expertise to guard against complex threats, information about latest ...

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Motorola Droid 4 Review: Initial Impressions (Video) | TechCrunch
As you'll surely notice, we're doing smartphone reviews a little differently now. ... ( which happens to be one of the most successful Android brands we've seen to date), and a QWERTY-packing beast if I may say so. ... Company: Motorola Mobility ... From broadbandcommunications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and ...

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