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
Nokia Announces the Cheapest Lumia Smartphone Yet, the Lumia 610 · Stan Schroeder ....Follow Mashable Mobile · Become a fan on Facebook · Subscribe to the Mobile channel; Download our free apps for Android, Mac, iPhone and iPad ...
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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 ...

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

lightRadio Wi-Fi | Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent lightRadio Wi-Fi helps service providers use Wi-Fi hotspots to keep ... mobilebroadband services across both cellular and Wi-Fi networks. ... Wi -Fi access to increase coverage and capacity across 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. ... existing network assets while delivering demanding smartphone users an ...

pxldot (Android Measuring Stick)
Android fragmentation is a topic that swells up how and again, but most discussions lack evidence and are typically laced with vitriol and “fanboy” accusations.

Trapster - Android Application
To install Trapster for FREE go to the Android Market directly on your phone, and ... Once you install Trapster on your Android, you will notice some blue lines ...

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.

Survey: New U.S. Smartphone Growth by Age and Income | Nielsen ...
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 ...

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