Google Android Patent Filing Includes Voice, Pattern Unlock

Google Android Patent Filing Includes Voice, Pattern Unlock
Google has filed a patent application to test new ways of unlocking Android smartphones and tablets, according to the "Patently Apple" blog. These methods include icon and voice input. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is working on new methods for allowing users ...

Apple's and Motorola's Slip-Slidey Patent Scrap
A regional court in Munich, Germany, has ruled that most of Motorola Mobility's (NYSE: MMI) smartphone products infringe on Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) slide-to-unlock image patent. Users of Apple's iOS devices slide a virtual button across the screen in ...

Chrome kingpin Pichai promises Android upgrades
by Stephen Shankland February 20, 2012 4:00 AM PST Follow @stshank In a Q&A, Chrome leader Sundar Pichai promises the Android version will improve "by leaps and bounds" and says the browser will make Google money directly. Sundar Pichai, leader of the ...

Apple goes to European Commission with complaint about Motorola
By Brid-Aine Parnell • Get more from this author Apple has lodged a complaint with the European Commission over Motorola Mobility's use of standards-essential patents in lawsuits with the fruity firm. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange ...

Why Apple didn't include Siri in OS X Mountain Lion
By Christina Bonnington, WIRED (WIRED) -- Apple's latest OS X update, Mountain Lion, adds a slate of new features, nearly all derived from iOS 5. There's one big omission, however: Siri, Apple's voice-controlled virtual assistant, does not make the ...

LG Optimus LTE Tag features NFC, cuts down on the display
The LG Optimus LTE is getting a bit of a spin-off. A press release issued this morning by LG announced the LG Optimus LTE Tag, which adds the forward-looking NFC capability to LG's flagship device. NFC on the Optimus LTE Tag offers a unique twist in ...

China's ZTE Announces Two Android 4.0 LTE Phones
By Michael Kan, IDG News Chinese handset maker ZTE announced two LTE smartphones on Monday, its first phones running Android 4.0. They will be shown at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. ZTE PF200The PF200 has a dual-core 1.5GHz processor; ...

Optus boosts 4G reach
The Australian
THE Seven Media Group's decision to offload its wireless broadband operation Vividwireless to Optus is expected to give the Singapore-owned telecommunications giant a major advantage over Telstra in the fight for a share of the emerging 4G wireless ...

Apple files EU patent complaint against Motorola Mobility
Macworld (blog)
by Marc Ferranti, IDG News Service Apple has asked the European Commission to intervene in its patent battle with Motorola Mobility, according to a filing with the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) made by Motorola Mobility late Friday.

What Does Optus Buying Vividwireless Mean For 4G?
Gizmodo Australia
So the topic for this week's Mobile Monday became rather obvious: What does that do to Australia's4G landscape? Updated: Now with Optus' clarifications on its announced 4G plans, including what the future holds for 700Mhz LTE.

LG's 5-inch Optimus LTE to come with NFC tags
TG Daily
LG's Optimus LTE phone has already turned heads with its 5-inch display and its 4:3 aspect ratio, but now it's gaining attention for another feature. The phone was previously referred to as the Optimus Vu, which appeared to be its Japanese name.

TG Daily

LG's Optimus LTE gets NFC variant, wants to be known as Optimus LTE Tag
By Sharif Sakr posted Feb 20th 2012 4:36AM The original Optimus LTE caught our eye with its 4.5-inch AH-IPS display, but now LG is throwing something different into the mix: a lower-specced version that does away with that lovely 326ppi display and ...

LG's Optimus LTE Tag smartphone features NFC powers
Mobile Burn
LG has announced the Optimus LTE Tag, a new member of the Optimus LTE family that features an updated design and Near Field Communications capabilities. LG calls the Optimus LTE Tag "cosmetically enhanced" compared to the original Optimus LTE, ...

Why Apple Won't Merge OS X and iOS Anytime Soon
PC Magazine
Apple's new OS X Mountain Lion integrates many iOS features, but the two operating systems will remain freestanding for the near future. By Tim Bajarin An interesting rumor floating around the Valley lately is that Apple is on track to merge OS X and ...

Samsung's Massive 5.3-inch Smartphone: Galaxy Note Review
By Julio Franco Samsung's new Galaxy Note is a unique device in the smartphone market. Straddling the line between a smartphone and a tablet, the Note features a massive 5.3-inch display, which is considerably larger than the screen on any other ...

Battle of the Big Android Phones: LG Announces 5-inch Optimus Vu
PC Magazine
Not content to wait for this year's Mobile World Congress to unveil its big ol' smartphone, LG has released some pictures and confirmed the specs of the second Korean-made Android smartphoneto push the five-inches-or-bigger size classification.

LG Optimus LTE Tag Customizes Itself Using NFC Stickers
LG has upgraded its LG Optimus LTE Android smartphone with NFC and a very unique feature, which automatically changes the device's settings depending on the context. LG calls this new feature LG Tag+ (hence the name of the new device, LG Optimus LTE ...

Apple complains to EC over Motorola's patent tactics
By David Meyer, ZDNet UK, 20 February, 2012 15:11 @superglaze Apple has complained to the EU's antitrust authorities about Motorola Mobility's tactics in enforcing patents it holds that are essential to building standards-based mobile devices.

911 broadband network: brought to you by TV spectrum selloff
Ars Technica
The legislation gives the Commission nine years to relocate first responder communications systems from their current location, the two-way radio "T-Band" (470-512 MHz), to the D-Block broadbandzone. The money for this process will eventually come ...

LG Optimus LTE Tag pushes NFC
A 4.3-inch Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone with a bright, 650 nits IPS LCD display and 1.2GHz dual-core processor, as the name suggests the Optimus LTE Tag prioritizes both 4G LTE connectivity and Near-Field Communication (NFC) with various sticky ...


US and GB Smartphone User Survey Indicates Tens of Billions ($US) in Revenue ...
MarketWatch (press release)
However, if service providers were to charge extra for a consistently great mobile broadbandexperience, the survey also reveals a willingness to pay an incremental amount for this, with that increment being slightly higher among smartphone users.

Motorola Droid 4 review: Why this Android smartphone may be best iPhone ...
The Jackson Citizen Patriot -
The Motorola Droid 4 finally delivers a physical keyboard and 4G LTE high-speed data service on Verizon Wireless. Although I have been comfortable for years typing with on-screen keyboards like the iPhone, having real keyboard on a smartphone is a ...

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Smartphone app helps stroke victims
The Press Association
Stroke patients could be helped to hospital quicker with a new smartphone app. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh are set to release an application called Fast which identifies key symptoms of a stroke. It is hoped the app will help diagnosis, ...

Apple Launches 'Start Developing iOS Apps Today' Guidebook
PC Magazine
By David Murphy "So you want to be an App Developer," is exactly how Apple's new "Start Developing iOS Apps Today" guide should read. It doesn't, but that doesn't detract from the important information Apple's built into its new thirteen-step guidebook ...

LG aiming for LTE glory
TechRadar UK
By John McCann LG's President and CEO Dr. Jony-seok Park has said that the company's goal is "to offer the widest variety of LTE smartphones in the industry in 2012". With LG openly supporting LTE and striving to deliver a wide range of LTEhandsets ...

TechRadar UK

LG Optimus LTE Tag is LG Optimus LTE + NFC - Phandroid
By Kevin Krause
The LG Optimus LTE Tag does away with one of the best features of the original release, trading an HD AH-IPS display for a 4.3-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen. The Android 2.3 Optimus LTE Tag also sports a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5MP ...
Android Phone Fans

LG swipes at NFC with Optimus LTE Tag | Android Community
By Chris Davies
LG's second new Android smartphone for Mobile World Congress is the LG Optimus LTE Tag, and the company is hoping you'll get into the habit of tapping it.
Android Community

When will LTE stop sucking (your battery)? — Mobile Technology ...
By Kevin Fitchard
The good news is that handset makers and network vendors are doing plenty to boost the power efficiency of LTE devices, but the bad news is that as 4G technologies evolve, making our phone and tablet connections even faster, their radios will ... Texas Instruments is developing radio chips that require the device to lean less and less on a smartphone's powerful applications processor to perform basic tasks, such as initiate NFC payments or perform quick GPS-location checks.

Optimus LTE Tag launched in Korea | Ubergizmo
By George Wong
Optimus LTE Tag We're only a week away from MWC 2012, but LG has already started unveiling its devices ahead of the event. Earlier today we had the LG Optimus Vu, and now there's a one moresmartphone from the Korean electronics ... The LG Optimus LTE Tag has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3″ (800 x 480) IPS display, 16GB of internal storage, a 5-megpaixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and a 1700mAh battery. The phone ...

Apple's and Motorola's Slip-Slidey Patent Scrap
By Richard Adhikari
A regional court in Munich, Germany, has ruled that most of Motorola Mobility's smartphone products infringe on Apple's slide-to-unlock image patent. Users of Apple's iOS devices slide a virtual button across the screen in order to "unlock" the ...

Leaked Photo Believed to be the Motorola Atrix 3 - Android Authority
By Christine Torralba
Judging on Motorola's history, we have reason to believe that this leaked photo is the Motorola Atrix 3. Apart from this, the device does not have an. ... Using an Android Smartphone as Your PC ·Android-Authority-Approves-of-Fat ... No ICS Update for Motorola Atrix 4G Anytime Soon · MotorolaATRIX 2 Coming with 8-MP Cam, Dual-core CPU, No LTE. WANT. WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT...
Android Authority

FTC on Mobile Apps: Will Android, Apple Please Think of the ...
By ClickZ
kid-iphone-child-smartphone The Federal Trade Commission has released the results of a staff report complaining that mobile applications for children lack privacy policies and disclosure. FTC staff examined offerings in the Apple App Store and Android Marketplace, evaluating the apps specifically marketed for children, ranging from books, memory games and stories to flash cards and puzzles. There were kiddie apps aplenty. Searching for the term "kids," it found more than 8000 ...
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Sky Go Android app now available for selected phones - Pocket-lint
By Rik Henderson
Sky has finally released the Android version of its extremely popular and Pocket-lint Gadget Award-winning live TV and video on demand application, Sky.
Pocket-lint : Latest News

Motorola unveils the list of phones that will get the Ice Cream ...
By Dusan Belic
Motorola was kind enough to reveal the list of devices that will get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates. ... MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi Only MZ604 – ICS Upgrade rollouts began in January 2012. MOTOROLA XOOM Family Edition – ICS ... ATRIX 4G MB860 – ICS Upgrade rollout begins in Q3 2012. PHOTON 4G – ICS ... He thinks that using a smartphone is what everyone who cares about their time should do. In addition to his ... Sprint announces first 4G LTE cities for mid-2012 ...

AdiOS for Mac Sounds the Alarm on iOS Apps that Upload Your ...
By Alan Henry
For example, Angry Birds frequently shows you top scores of your friends, and many other mobile games on iOS and Android both use your contacts list to enhance the game, either by adding characters based on your friends or by connecting ...

Barclays Pingit - Apps on Android Market
(278); Updated: February 15, 2012; Current Version: 1.0; Requires Android: 2.2 and up; Category: ...•For your security Barclays Pingit will not run on Android devices that have been rooted. .... stuart on February 19, 2012 (Motorola Defy with version 1.0) ... Allows an application to view the information about the state of Wi-Fi.

HTC Endeavor RUU has treasure trove of Sense ... - Android Central
And that' sbeen the big question since Google announced Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich -- what will ... How will HTC and Motorola and Samsung and everyone else customize it? .... It is the only UI that really can compete with iOS' user friendliness. ..... I loved sense on my Evo 4g and then my Evo 3d for then it was great.

Official Google Blog: Introducing Chrome for Android
Today, we're introducing Chrome for Android Beta, which brings many of the things you've come to love about Chrome to your Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ...

Motorola Mobility to Bring Style and Strength to UK with Motorola ...
Motorola celebrates launch of latest life proof handset with exclusive Urban ... Since MotorolaDEFY MINI is an Android™ powered smartphone, you'll have ...

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

OneNote Blog - OneNote Mobile for Android is now available ...
Download it from the Android Market app store today! Mobile versions of OneNote ... Option to sync notebooks only over a Wi-Fi connection; Support for external ...

Apple sold more iOS devices in 2011 than all the Macs it sold in 28 ...
The iOS platform as a whole reached 316 million cumulative units at the end of last ... The iOSplatform overtook the OS X platform in under four years and more ...

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Chrome for Android Beta. Browse fast on your Android phone or tablet. Bring your personalized Chrome experience with you anywhere you go. Download ...

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