MWC2012: Mobile World Congress (Feb 27th - Mar 1st)

MWC2012: Mobile World Congress Feb 27th - Mar 1st, 2012
Mobile World Live TV --the channel will be streamed live to a selection of apps and to the Mobile World Live website. (source)

Samsung Galaxy Beam projector phone in spotlight at Mobile World Congress
The Guardian
Samsung, the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled a handset that doubles as a pocket home cinema, as the South Korean group prepares to join 1400 exhibitors in a battle for attention at the world's largest mobile trade show, Mobile World ...

The Guardian

New Huawei quad core Android smartphones 'fastest in the world'
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei claims it has the fastest smartphones in the world thanks to processors the company has designed itself. The new Ascend D quad and Ascend D quad XL phones, launched at the Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona, ...

MWC 2012: Samsung introduces the projector smartphone 'Galaxy ...
Just a day before the MWC 2012 officially kicks off in Barcelona, Samsung doffed the silk off its new phone - the Galaxy beam - which is an Android 2.3 smartphone with a built-in projector.
IBN Top Headlines 

Huawei releases quad-core smartphone with its own processor
By Mikael RicknA$?s IDG News Service - 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.

LG leans on high-end specs in smartphone push
The phones include Nvidia's Tegra 3 quad-core chips, high-resolution and 3D displays, better battery life, an embrace of the latest Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android, and the ability to tap into the super-fast 4G LTE network.

Huawei unleashes Ascend D Quad line: claims world's fastest smartphone
The Huawei Ascend D Quad, an Android 4.0 quad processor, smartphone was introduced at Mobile World Congress 2012. Huawei claims it's the fastest smartphone around. Huawei Chairman Richard Yu took the stage at the MWC tradeshow in Barcelona to tout the ...

Motorola Droid 4 review [Video]
Los Angeles Times
If you also want a dual-core processor and 4G LTE service, the Droid 4 is your only bet, as no other phone on the market offers that combination. And although such a keyboard is not a must-have for me, I found it to be my favorite of the Droid 4's ...

Do you need quad-core and LTE in your pocket? Probably not
ZDNet (blog)
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | February 26, 2012, 7:05am PST NVIDIA believes that the future of smartphones is to combine its quad-core Tegra 3 mobile CPU with next-generation LTE technology. But do consumers need quad core, LTE capable smartphones?

Motorola Battle, Office for iPad, Visual Studio Marked Microsoft Week
Microsoft's week centered on its escalating battle with Motorola Mobility and Google, rumors of Office for iPad, and some new software releases. Microsoft's week revolved around Motorola Mobility and Office. On Feb. 22, Microsoft decided to escalate ...

Motorola Droid 3 has a nice touch
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
By David Radin, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette In the age of the smartphone, hardware keyboards seem to be moving toward extinction. As more phones get touch-sensitive screens to enable their smarts, there seem to be less need to build in expensive keyboards.

First Look: Samsung's Galaxy Beam Android Phone with a Built-In Projector
PCWorld (blog)
By Ginny Mies, PCWorld Samsung Sunday announced its first phone of Mobile World Congress (MWC), the Samsung Galaxy Beam, an Android smartphone with a built-in projector. The Galaxy Beam will be available globally in the second quarter of this year.

Facebook spies on phone users' text messages, report says
Fox News
Print Email Share Comments Recommend Tweet LONDON – Internet giant Facebook is accessing smartphone users' personal text messages, an investigation revealed Sunday. Facebook admitted reading text messages belonging to smartphone users who downloaded ...

Huawei Introduces the World's Fastest Smartphone: The Ascend D quad
MarketWatch (press release)
Powered by the Huawei's K3V2 quad-core 1.2GHz/1.5GHz processor and boasting the most compact design among 4.5-inch smartphones, the Ascend D quad expands the realm of possibilities for consumers with an Android 4.0 operating system and Huawei's ...

Samsung launches low-cost Android 4.0 tablet with bigger screen
Users will again be able to choose between a 3G version and a Wi-Fi version. Starting in the UK, the Galaxy Tab 2 family will be launched globally from March. Samsung did not release pricing information for the UK, but said that when the tablet reaches ...

Huawei Ascend D quad "world's fastest" smartphone announced
Mobile Burn
Today in Barcelona, Spain at Mobile World Congress, Huawei announced a new smartphone to its lineup, the Ascend D quad. Boasting Huawei's K3V2 quad-core 1.2GHz/1.5GHz processor, the device also offers a 4.5-inch touchscreen display and the Android 4.0 ...

LG Optimus 4X HD quad-core smartphone hands-on
Mobile Burn
LG was proudly showing off its new Optimus 4X HD quad-core smartphone here at Mobile World Congress 2012 and we were able to get our hands on the slim and fast device. The Optimus 4X HD has a 4.7-inch, 720p HD (1280 x 720 pixel) IPS display that really ...

Companies scouring for personal data through smartphone apps: Experts warn ...
Daily Mail
Facebook, Yahoo!, Flickr and Badoo all admitted to reading users' text messages through their Android smartphone apps, the Sunday Times reported. And many other apps from less well-known developers, many of them available for free, are also including ...

Daily Mail

Samsung reveals smartphone with built-in projector
National Business Review
Samsung has used the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona to unveil a smartphone with a built-in projector (an update of a previous stab at a projector phone in 2010). The Samsung Galaxy Beam can project a high definition image up to 50 inches wide (the ...

Google Android Desktop Patent Points to Haswell Ultrabooks
Google is working on Android desktop implementations, supporting single touch and multi-touch trackpads. Patently Apple thinks Google is eyeing Intel's "Haswell" Ultrabooks. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) isn't content to simply attack Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) ...

Motorola Droid 4 brings a great keyboard and zippy performance to the table
Mobile bloom News
In today's smartphone world, the market is dominated by full touchscreen devices from different manufacturers that look like veritable twins of each other. In fact, checking out the smartphones on display in the shelves gives you the feeling that there ...

Huawei Unveils Quad-Core Ascend D Smartphones
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius BARCELONA—Huawei kicked off Mobile World Congress here by introducing the quad-core Ascend D quad, which the company has dubbed the "world's fastestsmartphone." Huawei also unveiled the Ascend D quad XL and Ascend D1.

Samsung Announces Galaxy Note 10.1 And Projector Smartphone
Android versus Apple? You get the drift. So, Samsung's latest Android Tablet is going to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to replace it's first Galaxy Tab (pictured left). A 7.0-inch variant was announced a week ago (which makes one wonder why people ...


Samsung Galaxy Beam smartphone with integrated projector announced at MWC
Accompanying the lackluster Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) tablet announced on Sunday, Samsung took the wraps off its new Galaxy Beam Android-powered smartphone. The handset features specs that are anything but impressive in 2012, but the toned-down technology ...

Huawei Unleashes Ascend D Quad Super Smartphone
Chinese Telecom giant, Huawei, has finally pulled the curtains on its new flagshipsmartphone and incidentally the first quad core smartphone on the market. In the same vein as the iPhone 4 and 4S, Huawei has used its own application processor rather ...


Samsung Looks To Project Its Android Lead
MyFox Phoenix
The Android phone uses the built-in projector to turn a blank wall into a giant display of up to 50 inches (127 centimeters) and is an update to a product of the same name introduced back in 2010. In addition to the new Galaxy Beam, Samsung also ...

Ericsson launches Smartphone Network Optimization
Rising smartphone uptake is driving new demands for network quality and a better end-user experience Ericsson's Smartphone Network Optimization addresses the challenge faced by operators The offering helps operators remain competitive by ensuring the ...

With Android 3.2.2, Motorola Xyboard 'Xoom 2' gets better
CNET (blog)
by Brooke Crothers February 25, 2012 4:13 PM PST Follow @mbrookec The Motorola Xyboard experience just got a whole lot better with an Android 3.2.2 update. Perhaps Motorola shouldn't have released the Xyboard at all prior to 3.2.2.

China's Huawei touts 'world's fastest smartphone'
Economic Times
BARCELONA: Chinese telecoms giant Huawei on Sunday launched what it touted as the " world's fastest smartphone", in its bid to squeeze into a market currently dominated by Apple and Samsung. "We are proud to ... introduce a world first at the 2012 ...

Huawei announces the Ascend D quad, Ascend D quad XL and Ascend D1
Huawei took to the stage today at Mobile World Congress, unveiling the Huawei Ascend D quad which they claim is the world fastest smartphone. The Ascend D quad is the first phone running on Huawei's new K3V2 quad-core processor which is clocked at 1.5 ...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sighted in Barcelona at MWC
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - BARCELONA -- Samsung, known for its extensive array of smartphone and tablet device sizes, began displaying outdoor billboards here on Sunday of a 10.1-in. Galaxy Note, featuring the digital pen seen in the smaller ...


uTorrent Native Android Client On The Way | TorrentFreak
By Ernesto
While Android users may enjoy uTorrent on their smartphone and tablets in the future, for iOSfans there is little hope that there will ever be a native uTorrent application. Apple notoriously bans all applications that have anything to do with ...

Temple Run for Android delayed till March at least | Android ...
By Michael Crider
The developers announced back in November that the game was headed to Android, but as development draws to a close eager fans have been disappointed time and again with vague delays. Imangi takes care to ... That's not without precedent: like many popular iOS converts, copies and fakes have been appearing in the Market with depressing regularity. The game is in... Motorola DROID 4 Review: King of the QWERTY Motorola DROID 4 Review: King of the QWERTY · Motorola ...
Android Community

Waking Mars lands on iOS March 1 | Joystiq
By Jordan Mallory
Waking Mars lands on iOS March 1. by Jordan Mallory on Feb 25th 2012 9:00PM. 4. Waking Mars, the IGF finalist formerly known as Lost Mars, has been approved for human consumption and will be available on Apple's App Store come ...

Transition begins: Google's Dennis Woodside to become new CEO ...
By Edgar Cervantes
When this acquisition was announced, Google mentioned that Motorola Mobility was going to be left alone. And the acquisition's purpose was mostly meant for broadening Google's patent portfolio. Making a Google employee CEO of Motorola ...
Android Phone Fans

openSUSE on Android » Michal Hrušecký
By Michal Hrušecký
You all probably heard about Ubuntu for Android, right? Ubuntu is very good in the marketing and they can do a lot of locomotion around everything. So what if you have Android, want to use Linux distribution and Ubuntu isn't your cup of tee?
Michal Hrušecký » Michal Hrušecký

Android Everywhere: 10 Types of Devices That Android Is Making ...
By Bogdan Petrovan
Android is taking over the world. More and more devices incorporate the Android operating system, from smart glasses, to smart TVs and cars. ... Android World Android is already the topsmartphone operating system in the world, and is taking over the tablet market, too. As anAndroid lover, I couldn't be happier about it. Oh wait, maybe I could be… What if the little green robot would make the jump to an ... The MOTO ACTV is so advanced that Motorola doesn't even call it a watch.
Android Authority

GetJar introduces GetJar Gold virtual currency for Android
By Dusan Belic
GetJar Gold virtual currency is made to reward consumer loyalty and improve monetization across the entire Android ecosystem. ... He thinks that using a smartphone is what everyone who cares about their time should do. In addition to his ...

Samsung announces Galaxy Beam smartphone with built-in ...
By Tyler Lee
When the name Samsung Galaxy Beam is mentioned, what comes to mind? If you were thinking about an Android smartphone with a built-in projector, then yes you would be right on the money! The device will sport an ultra-bright 15 [...]

APK Downloader Chrome extension bypasses restrictions, saves ...
By Dante D'Orazio
Developer redphx has released a Chrome extension that lets you download Android app files (.APK) directly onto your desktop. It hasn't been impossible for Android users to get the files onto their...
The Verge - All Posts

The Hunger Games: Girl On Fire iOS Game To Release Alongside ...
By Kyle Hilliard
The Hunger Games , the popular book that inspired the upcoming film, is getting a game adaptation. This game has a little more going for it than the average movie tie-in game, though.

RIM Placing Android Apps On BlackBerry App World Without Developer Permission
By James Johnson
When the Dolphin HD browser developed for the Google Android Market appeared on the BlackBerry App World portal most users probably assumed that the.
The Inquisitr

uTorrent Android app for downloading torrents on Android in the works
By Andrew Kameka
BitTorrent is developing an app for Android users to download torrents on Android phones and tablets. ... Be mindful of not only what you torrent, but also how much you download when not onWi-Fi. BitTorrent, internet, Torrent, torrent app, ...

Study says Android apps are more expensive than the competition
A new study by canalys looked at the top 100 apps in the Android Market and Apple AppStore and found that, on average, Android apps cost $3.47 while iOS apps cost just $1.47. Similar disparities were shown when comparing just the top 10 ...
Phone Arena - Latest News

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10 Free Android Apps You'll Use Every Day
This makes all of your important content more secure -- if your Android breaks or gets lost, you.... you close your eyes at night, your smartphone is probably the first and last thing you touch. ...IOS: A SECURITY FLAW FOR THE LOCK CODE ...

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