Android 4.0 report card: Which manufacturers are failing?

Android 4.0 report card: Which manufacturers are failing?
Computerworld (blog)
If you're like many Android owners, the answer may be "not yet." The Ice Cream Sandwich version of Google's Android OS -- also known as Android 4.0 -- has been rolling out to devices since December. But three months later, many phone and tablet owners ... 

Searching for a bargain on the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx
In this edition of Ask Maggie I help one reader get the best deal I could find on the Motorola Razr Maxx, one of my favorite Google Android devices on the market. And I help another reader, who wants the most social smartphone around, decide if Windows ...

Verizon hopes to draw first-time LTE smartphone buyers with the LG Lucid
The device features a 4-in. touchscreen and runs Android 2.3, with upgrades eventually available to Android 4.0. It will run on Verizon's 4G LTE network, making it one of the lowest-priced smartphones for faster LTE, which Verizon now offers in more ...

AT&T to sell Nokia Windows smartphone for $99
Los Angeles Times
The Lumia 900, which is one of Window's first phones to include 4G LTE technology, will go on sale April 8, though customers will be able to pre-order as early as Friday. The phone, an AT&T exclusive, is bigger than the twice-as-expensive iPhone 4S ...

Verizon unveils LG Lucid mid-range LTE Android phone
The new LG Lucid smartphone will hit Verizon's 4G LTE network for $80 on March 29nd. by Brian Bennett March 27, 2012 7:27 AM PDT Follow @boliverbennett Hot in the heels of the handset's leaked details, big red just made the LG Lucid official.

The trouble with China's Huawei
Huawei, which is second only to Sweden's Ericsson in telecom equipment sales, was blocked on Monday from bidding on a $36 billion Australian national broadband contract. The Australian government is working to connect virtually the entire country to a ...

Step Up to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network with Lucid(TM) by LG
MarketWatch (press release)
Powered by America's fastest 4G network, Lucid by LG customers have access to 4G LTEcoverage in over 200 markets covering more than 200 million people. Lucid by LG is packed with features to make the smartphone experience easy, while also increasing ...

New iPad Lasts 24 Hours as 4G LTE Hotspot
By Daniel Ionescu, PCWorld Mar 27, 2012 5:51 AM Apple doesn't market the new iPad as a $630Wi-Fi 4G/LTE router, but tests have found the tablet can be used for up to 24 hours as a personal hotspot. Under the right conditions, you can use the new iPad ...

Motorola's Blade could continue Droid Razr design
Images and details leak online for three unannounced Motorola smartphones, one of which could be called the Blade. by Scott Webster March 26, 2012 2:53 PM PDT Follow @swebster77 Thanks to a number of leaks, the preliminary details and images for three ...

Apple in strife for iPad 4G claim
The Age
But the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will today allege this product name misleads consumers because the iPad does not work as a 4Gdevice in Australia. Wi-Fi is a wireless broadband signal sent from modems on a fixed network, while 4G ...

The Age

iOS 5.1 EasyRa1n UNLOCK and JAILBREAK for iPhone 4/4S Untethered
The Star-Ledger -
By barn barn Finished its website, reveals that its package can UNLOCK and JAILBREAK iPhone 4/4S ios 5.1, also enabling video claver on the 3GS iPhones. This also allows the iPhone to individual Moment and Cydia applications installed.

iOS 5.1 Untethered JAILBREAK EasyRa1n v5.0 can UNLOCK Your iPhone 4, iPhone 4S
The Star-Ledger -
By barn barn After the Redsn0w 0.9.9, which was a tethered JAILBREAK for iOS 5.1, an untethered JAILBREAK - EasyRa1n v5.0 - has made its entry. The new version of EasyRa1n, released by, can make an untethered JAILBREAK of iPhone 4, ...

Verizon unveils LG Lucid midrange LTE Android phone
CNET (blog)
The modestly specked device will cost $79.99 (with a 2-year contract), run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM. The LG Lucid's screen is a roomy 4-inch display coated by tough Gorilla Glass treatment.

China's Huawei down but not out in Australia
By Narayanan Somasundaram | SYDNEY (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies still hopes to win contracts to build Australia's $38 billion National Broadband Network, despite being blocked from bidding on cyber security concerns, and is ready to make ...

Apple in a pickle for 'misleading' 4G claims in iPad advertising
The Australian
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission yesterday released a statement alleging Apple's promotion of the new "iPad with WiFi + 4G" misled buyers because it incorrectly represented that the device, partnered with a SIM card, could gain 4G ...

Voxer turns your smartphone into a walkie-talkie
Before creating Voxer, an app that turns your smartphone into a multimedia walkie talkie, Katis served in the US Army Special Forces. His 2002 to 2003 stint in Afghanistan planted the seed that grew into Voxer. "We were using classic push-to-talk ...

For Google, to Play is to Fight the Commoditization of Android
Play is part of Android, but it's also the hub of the company's bicycle spokes. What is your first thought when you think of Android? Likely a little green robot and a sleek black smartphone. Perhaps something from Star Wars or Battlestar Galactica.

Verizon's $79.99 LG Lucid with 4G LTE undercuts Nokia Lumia 900
Verizon Wireless on Tuesday announced an upcoming new addition to its 4G LTE smartphonelineup. Launching on March 29th, the entry-level LG Lucid features low-end specs and last year'sAndroid build, but it also sports one of the lowest launch prices ...

Apple faces Australian legal challenge over 4G label
Washington Post
Apple's iPad is in faces some legal troubles in Australia where an agency has taken its objections over the tablet's 4G label to court. According to a statement the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission released Tuesday, the agency will seek ...

TiVo Sues Motorola, Time Warner Cable Over DVR Patents
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius The suit, filed in Texas district court on Monday and unveiled in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, is in response to "a patent infringement suit thatMotorola initiated against the Company in the Eastern ...

Australian Consumer Group Suing Apple Over iPad 4G Claims
PC Magazine
The specific complaint, made by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), is directed at Apple's promotional materials for the new 4G iPad, which the group said are misleading to Australian consumers. In a statement posted on the ...

Update !UnlOck AND JaIlbreak IPHONE iOS 5.1 on 4/4S UNTETHERED
The Star-Ledger -
By khan Through its website, reveals that its software can UNLOCK the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3G up to the latest ios 5.1, also enabling video chat on the 3GS iPhones. This also allows the iPhone to have Flash and Cydia ...

Verizon LG Lucid brings LTE Android on a budget
Verizon has outed its latest low-cost LTE Android smartphone, the LG Lucid, a 4-inch handset set to go on sale March 29 priced at $79.99 with a new agreement. Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, ...


Apple, Motorola Face Off In Court Over Xoom, iPad
Wall Street Journal
By Harriet Tory DUESSELDORF (Dow Jones)--Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) Tuesday argued its Xoom tablet clearly differs from Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) iPad 1, while Apple told a court in Dusseldorf the product adapted its design and uses the company's ...

BlueStacks Beta Brings Android Apps to Your PC
By Jared Newman | @OneJaredNewman | March 27, 2012 | + If you've ever wished that your Android apps could follow you from phone to PC, BlueStacks has a way. The BlueStacks software, which is now in beta, allows you to run Android apps on a Windows PC.


New iPad Runs 4G? Not In Australia, Says Consumer Watchdog ...
By Ingrid Lunden
In countries like the UK, it also mentions 4G and LTE, but forget about getting that here: the regulator here hasn't even started issuing licenses for the spectrum. The question is whether users — not just in Australia but in other countries where ...

Comparing iPad and Android tablet apps | TUAW - The Unofficial ...
By Kelly Hodgkins
PC Magazine editor Sascha Segan took a closer look at Android tablet apps and compared them to their iOS counterparts. He looked at the top apps for each platform and concludes that Androidtablets have most of the big name apps found ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Australian Regulators Targeting Apple Over '4G' Marketing Claims ...
By Eric Slivka
The issue stems from Apple's use of "4G" in its marketing terms for the cellular-capable models of the new iPad, while 4G LTE compatibility is actually only offered in the United States and Canada due to differences in the frequency bands used for LTE in ... “The ACCC alleges that Apple's recent promotion of the new "iPad with WiFi + 4G" is misleading because it represents to Australian consumers that the product "iPad with WiFi + 4G" can, with a SIM card, connect to a4G mobile data ...
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LG Lucid 4G Official; Coming March 29th for $80
By Quentyn Kennemer
After spending some quality time inside the rumor mill, it looks like Verizon is officially ready to allow the LG Lucid 4G to emerge. They've announced ... It's a four inch device which has a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5 megapixel 1080p HD camera, and Android 2.3. Don't fret ... STEP UP TO THE VERIZON WIRELESS 4G LTE NETWORK WITH LUCID™ BY LG ...Lucid by LG is designed to create an easy-to-learn, easy-to-use experience for first-timesmartphone users.
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Zoho Debuts New Android, iOS Apps At Zoholics User Conference ...
By Chris Velazco
Despite being the most widely-used smartphone OS in the country, Android hasn't historically received much Zoho love. To date, there has been only one Zoho app in the Google Play Store, but Zoho has just bolstered their Android lineup with ...

The good and bad of niche broadband networks — Broadband ...
By Stacey Higginbotham
Niche broadband networks built to cover areas big ISPs didn't are doing well in the U.K according to a study out by PointTopic. Such news is welcome to niche players in the U.S. such as Sonic.Net, but is this the best way to deploy networks?

Instagram for Android signup page goes live ahead of imminent ...
By Dan Graziano
Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom previously confirmed that an Android version of the company's popular iOS application was in the works, even claiming th.
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BlueStacks App Player Beta Brings Android Apps To Windows PCs ...
By Julian Horsey
BlueStacks Beta which is now available to download uses new technology called LayerCake, which provides the correct environment on Windows to run ARM Android Apps.

BlueStacks Android App Player hits beta | TG Daily
By TG Daily Staff
After three-months of alpha testing, BlueStacks has rolled out the official beta version of its Android App Player. The software - which supports Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 - enablesAndroid apps to run in windowed or fullscreen mode ...
TG Daily

Temple Run makes a daring escape to Android | Joystiq
By JC Fletcher
Don't worry, Android owners, this is the real Temple Run by Imangi Studios, and not the crummy clone that was culled from iOS. The freemium game requires Android 2.1 or higher, and can be downloaded right here. Is anyone else still ...

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