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.
iLounge | All Things iPod, iPhone,...

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 ...

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