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3G vs. 4G: What's the Difference?
PC Magazine
If you're buying a new smartphone, you'll need to choose a type of data network. We explain 3G and 4G in simple terms. By Sascha Segan For average consumers, '3G' and '4G' are two of the most mysterious terms in the mobile technology dictionary, ...

Android, iPhone users get new privacy protection
Christian Science Monitor
Android and iPhone apps will offer more disclosure about their use of personal data. Undera new deal between California and six tech giants, users of Android, iPhone, and other mobile devices will get disclosures before they download mobile apps.

Christian Science Monitor

SlashGear v2.0 App for Android goes live! [Video]
Head over to the Android Market today and you'll find there's a new SlashGear forAndroid app to be downloaded, and we're more than a little proud of it. Version 2.0 is a huge step up from our first Android app, and it's designed not only to show you...


Motorola Fight Forces Apple to Disable iCloud Push Email in Germany
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Motorola is now enforcing an injunction against Apple's iCloud push email notifications in Germany, meaning the service has been shut down for users in the region. As Apple noted on its German support forums, push email for iCloud ...

Android Apps More Expensive But Overtaking Apple
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Nick Clayton Owners of Android devices may be a little surprised to find they appear to have to pay more for their apps than people with iPads or iPhones. It seems a tad counterintuitive given that the Android operating system is meant to be open ...

T-Mobile's LTE, Business Strategy Makes it a Major Player
NEWS ANALYSIS: T-Mobile, the fourth-largest US carrier, is undergoing a major initiative to reduce the cost of 4G, launch LTE, expand coverage and grow its business offerings. Perhaps the best thing to come out of AT&T's failed bid for T-Mobile was the ...

Android apps are 2.5-times more expensive than iOS? Not so fast
By Ryan Whitwam on February 24, 2012 at 5:22 am A new analysis of app prices from market research firm Canalys calls out Android apps as being 2.5-times more expensive than iOS apps on average. By gathering the current costs of all the top 100 apps on ...


Analysts claim Android apps are too expensive
They warn that this means that Android users are paying two and a half times more for software toys than their Apple using peers. This is not just bad news for users, as the outfit said that developers might also suffer as Android smartphone owners ...

Motorola forces Germany to ban iOS push mail
“Due to recent patent litigation by Motorola Mobility, iCloud and MobileMe users are currently unable to have iCloud and MobileMe email pushed to their iOS devices while located within the borders of Germany.” The patent in question covers a “multiple ...


Android Apps Pricier Than Apple's
Vision 2 Mobile
The survey revealed that the top paid Android apps are priced dramatically higher than those developed for Apple's iOS. In the US, to buy the top 100 paid apps in the Android Market would cost $374.37, an average of $3.74 per app, which is more than ...

T-Mobile LTE: How is that going to work?
T-Mobile says it'll be re-jiggering its network and offering 4G LTE by 2013. How is that going to work, exactly, since the company has no spectrum in the crucial 700 MHz block? Number four US mobile carrier T-Mobile is attempting to shake off the dust ...


Survey: Android Users More Likely to Be App Freeloaders
By Brad Reed, NetworkWorld While everybody loves getting things for free, it seems Androidusers love getting free things more than anyone. A new survey released today by Strategy Analytics found that 89% of mobile applications downloaded by US Android ...

Motorola Gets Its Way In Germany: Apple Disables Push Email Services In Patent...
Another development in the very long and winding road of mobile patent disputes: Apple has now had to disable the mobile push email function used through MobileMe and iCloud, after a court ruled earlier this month that Apple had infringed on a Motorola ...


Nokia Biggest Windows Phone Vendor in Q4, Strategy Analytics Says
By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Nokia shipped 900000 Windows Phones during the fourth quarter, which was enough to become the world's number one Microsoft smartphone vendor, market research company Strategy Analytics said on Friday.

Dropbox's New Android Photo Uploading Feature Could Sharpen Cloud Storage ...
Huffington Post
By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Dropbox unveiled on Thursday a new photo uploading feature for Android smartphones, potentially sharpening its competition with Google, Apple, and a host of other companies battling to rule the burgeoning market ...

Apple fanbois forced to go on the pull by Motorola patent
By Bill Ray • Get more from this author Apple has switched off push notifications in Germany, responding to Motorola Mobility's successful patent lawsuit, so iCloud users in Germany will have to learn to pull together. The outage also affects MobileMe, ...

Apple takes a bite out of Chomp
ZDNet (blog)
By Jason D. O'Grady | February 24, 2012, 7:05am PST Summary: With Apple's iOS app approaching half a million titles and 25 billion downloads, it's getting harder and harder for mere mortals to find apps with the traditional iTunes search box.

Average paid Android apps are 2.5 times more expensive than iPhone apps
Apple Insider
By AppleInsider Staff A new analysis of smartphone application prices has found that content sold on Google Android has an average price two-and-a-half times higher than that of Apple's iPhone. The data was released on Thursday by Canalys, ...

Stronger smartphone sales lift US Cellular outlook
Chicago Tribune
In a statement, Mary N. Dillon, US Cellular president and chief executive, cheered the results and said the company had strong growth in smartphone usage. Smartphone customers nearly doubled throughout the year and more than half of devices sold in ...

Boot up: Motorola replacing Jha?, Apple on Foxconn, Samsung's 20m and more
The Guardian (blog)
Widely expected, but the name wasn't: Google, which won US approval for its acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings, is close to naming Dennis Woodside to run the business when the deal closes, three people familiar with the matter said.

The Guardian (blog)

Motorola halts iCloud and MobileMe push in Germany
By David Meyer, ZDNet UK, 24 February, 2012 14:23 @superglaze Apple customers in Germany are no longer able to have iCloud and MobileMe email pushed to their iPhones and iPads, due to a patent conflict with Motorola Mobility.


Microsoft Files Complaint Against Motorola in Europe
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
By JAMES KANTER, The New York Times BRUSSELS -- Microsoft filed a complaint Wednesday with European Union antitrust authorities accusing Google and Motorola Mobility, asmartphone company the Internet search giant plans to buy, of charging too much for ...

Android Apps 2.5 Times Pricier Than iPhone Apps
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo Have an Android device? If so, you're paying a lot more for apps than your friends with an iPhone. The top paid apps in Google's Android Market are priced "dramatically higher," than those in Apple's App Store, according to a new ...

Apple pulls plug on iCloud push email in Motorola patent dispute
ZDNet (blog)
By Zack Whittaker | February 24, 2012, 5:04am PST Summary: Apple has been hit with an injunction against iCloud and MobileMe push email in Germany, after it lost a case againstMotorola Mobility over an old pager patent. Apple said it has suspended ...

Strategy Analytics: Nokia Becomes World's Largest Microsoft Smartphone Vendor ...
MarketWatch (press release)
BOSTON, Feb 24, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global Microsoft smartphone shipments grew 36 percent sequentially to reach 2.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011. Nokia captured top position ...

T-Mobile announces LTE, prepares to take the US wireless market by storm
T-Mobile USA will be making a massive network upgrade across its footprint throughout 2012 in order to launch LTE in 2013. The clincher? The upgrade was made possible by the AWS spectrum that T-Mobile will receive from AT&T due to the breakup of the ...


Apple's Email Services Push up to German Border, but No Further
By Peter Sayer, IDG News Apple has been forced to turn off its iCloud and MobileMe push email services for users in Germany to comply with an injunction in a patent lawsuit brought byMotorola Mobility. Users of iOS devices in Germany will still ...

Dropbox Can Now Automatically Sync Your Android Photos (And It ...
By Jason Kincaid
And to get things started, they're launching a new version of their Desktop and Android clients that'll automatically upload your photos to your Dropbox account. Snap a few photos on your phone, and, without having to hook up any wires, ...

Everything Everywhere promises 'small-scale LTE launch' in UK by ...
By Mat Smith
AOL Tech · Free Engadget for Android - get the app now! AOL · MAIL ... Everything Everywhere, the UK's biggest communications company, has unveiled significant progress in its network integration and evolution and outlined the path toward the roll out of 4G LTE. The roll out of a nationwide HSPA+ (3.5G) network – the latest milestone in the company's network evolution project – will provide 50% faster data speeds for T-Mobile and Orange mobile broadbandcustomers. In addition ...

Roku remote for iOS updated, easier navigation features in tow ...
By Edgar Alvarez
Good news for folks who are enjoying the virtual hook-up between a certain line of miniature entertainment boxes and an iOS device. The Roku app's just.
Engadget HD

Google to replace Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha ... - Android Community
By Cory Gunther
News reports are just hitting the wires that Google will be replacing the CEO of Motorola Mobilityonce the merger is completed. Big news as many wonder how and.
Android Community

Motorola prepares to hail new Google overlords — Mobile ...
By Tom Krazit
Motorola Mobility is at least in the game when it comes to the smartphone market thanks to Jha's aggressive embrace of Android, but it is losing ground to rivals like Samsung and HTC and especially struggled over the second half of 2011.

iConfess: Why an Android fan recommends the iPhone
By Dan Graziano
The Android platform can theoretically be loaded onto any device, so any no-name company can market a smartphone or tablet as “Android.” When a user inevitably receives one of these $99 “Android” tablets for Christmas, his or her ...
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Get 50GB Free Storage for Android
By Kyle Wagner
Box just updated its Android App, and if you get it in the next 30 days, you'll get 50GB of cloud storage for free. Forever. That's totally great and you should get it right now.

AnandTech - Nvidia Announces LTE Partnership with Renesas ...
By Brian Klug
Namely, that certain SoCs are "incompatible" with LTE. In an attempt to stave-off this misconception from taking root with Tegra 3, Nvidia today is announcing a next-gen pact withLTE baseband suppliers Renesas and GCT Semiconductor.

Sony's Official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Beta ROM Now ...
By Chris Chavez
Sony Mobile (formerly Sony Ericsson) is one of the few Android manufacturers that will be updating their single-core handsets to the much sought after.
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Canalys: Android apps cost 2.5X more than iPhone apps - Apple 2.0 ...
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Unlocalized Shin Megami Tensei ends up on iOS | Joystiq
By JC Fletcher
The original Shin Megami Tensei game was never officially released in North America -- until now. Atlus parent company Index has posted what looks like an emulated version of the Game Boy port of first-person RPG on the iOS App Store, ...

iOS permission dialogs – Marco.org
Apple announced that a future version of iOS will require user permission for ... The Androidapproach is different: apps display a list of the permissions they ...

Gaug.es for Android - GitHub
We're proud to announce that Gaug.es for Android is now available in the Android Market! ... All versions of Android from Froyo (Android 2.2) to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) are ...@kevinsawicki will you release the iOS sources as well?

Improving App Distribution on iOS - Facebook Developers
Today, we are introducing granular controls for native iOS apps to provide an ... an Androidbrowser, an iOS mobile browser, the native Android app or native ...

Android at Mobile World Congress 2012
Android · Discover Android · Get Apps · Develop Apps. Android at Mobile World Congress 2012. Barcelona (Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2012). Android Stand, Hall 8, 8C25* ...

Android Market - Google Groups
Android Market. This is the Android Market Forum, a place to discuss and share questions with other users about Android Market View topics in all categories ...

Xperia™ PLAY - Sony Smartphones (US)
The first PlayStation™ Certified Android smartphone. Incredible gaming and a full featuredsmartphone. Available colours. Black White. Android smartphone ...

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