Android angst revisited; the Future is Mobile

Android angst revisited. The saga continues.
ZDNet (blog)
By Ken Hess | March 1, 2012, 3:30am PST Summary: The Android platform is fragmented. It's difficult to create Apps that run efficiently across the many devices in the Android mobile phone market. After my now infamous personal search for an ...

The Future is Mobile - Forbes: "This week I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress and be amongst some of the most forward thinking individuals in the mobile industry. As you may have heard, I recently joined Kraft Foods as Vice President of Global Digital and Consumer Engagement, and one of the first projects I am leading is the Kraft Foods Nokia Mobile Innovation Lab, which we just announced this week (you may have also read some of the other exciting news from Nokia). . . "

Mobile RAT attack makes Android the ultimate spy tool
Computerworld (blog)
Your smartphone is an always-on and always-connected digital extension of your life which will be used by attackers to covertly steal your sensitive data and spy on you. George Kurtz, co-author Hacking Exposed and co-founder of new security start-up ...

4G services go live in London
By Ben Woods, ZDNet UK, 1 March, 2012 16:48 @BenWoodsZD UK Broadband has switched on 4G services in Southwark in London, aiming to become the first company to start selling the super-fast connectivity in the country. UK Broadband has switched on 4G ...


Google Android users 'must accept new privacy policy'
Alex Hanff, from Lancaster, has filed a test claim at the small claims court in the hope other users of the popular Google Android mobile operating system will follow suit. He claims Google's new privacy policy is “a significant infringement of the ...

iOS flaw lets apps with location permission access user photos
On the heels of the revelation apps could tap iOS users address books without permission, there's a new iOS privacy hole: photos. A newly-discovered loophole in Apple's iOS operating system can enable app developers to access users' photos without ...

MWC Wrap-Up: The End of Specs?
PC Magazine
But the hardware makers are now providing more power than smartphone software can take advantage of. The gating factor isn't processor speed any more. In a growing number of places with 4G LTE, it isn't network speed. It's the ability and efficiency of ...

Broadband bill change could vex Netflix: Time Warner Cable trying metered Net ...
Chicago Tribune
Time Warner Cable is starting small in a bid to bill broadband subscribers differently, but there could be big implications for such streaming services as Netflix if it expands across the MSO's customer base. Launching in just a handful of markets in ...

Fiksu: iOS downloads hit new record in January, marketing costs plummet
Fiksu credits the proliferation of new iOS devices gifted during the holidays for driving increased app discovery and usage into the new year. Fiksu's Cost per Loyal User Index, which measures the cost of acquiring a loyal user for brands who ...

Five ways Windows 8 is better than iOS and Android
And in some ways it trumps the best that Apple and Google currently have to offer in iOS andAndroid, respectively. Here are five of our favorite new Windows 8 features. We've known about Microsoft's picture password feature in Windows 8 since its ...

Verizon Making Big LTE Push This Year
Verizon may have been the first to launch its 4G LTE network more than a year ago, but customers have yet to take to the new high-speed technology. Speaking at an investor conference Monday, Verizon Wireless' CFO Fran Shammo said that only about 5% of ...

Android growing fast
(Manu Fernandez, AP) Cape Town - Google is fast cementing is presence in the mobile market as an increasing number of Android devices are activated. Google announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that 850 000 new Android devices are ...

U.S. smartphone ownership eclipses feature phones
1, 2012, 7:40am PT No Comments The US is now officially a smartphone nation, with 53 percent of all adult cell phone owners claiming ownership of a smartphone, according to a new report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.


4G Network Goes Live in London
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Nick Clayton Launching a 4G Long-Term Evolution network at the moment might seem a slightly odd commercial decision. There are, as yet, no handsets commercially available and probably will not be until the middle of next year. But UK Broadband (UKB) ...

Remote access tools a growing threat to smartphones
In a demonstration at the RSA Conference 2012 here Wednesday, former McAfee executives George Kurtz and Dmitri Alperovitch, who recently founded security firm CrowdStrike, installed a remote access tool on an Android 2.2-powered smartphone by taking ...

Intel in pact with ZTE for smartphone chips
The company has already formed strategic engagements with Motorola Mobility and Lenovo to expand the smartphone business further. Orange is designing the new smartphone based on the Intel Atom processor Z2460 reference design. Housed in a sleek body, ...

UK Broadband inaugurates LTE network
Hong Kong-based PCCW's British broadband unit, UK Broadband (UKB), has announced the switch-on of what it claims is not only the UK's first Long Term Evolution (LTE) deployment, but also the first Time Division LTE (TD-LTE) 3.5GHz deployment in the ...

Intel Enters Smartphone Processor Marathon
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Mr. Otellini used the conference to announce an extension to two partners — Lenovo and Motorola— building on an announcement at January's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, when they signed up to Intel's microprocessor, the Atom Z2460, ...

Readability for iOS preview: a contender for Instapaper's crown?
The Verge
By Aaron Souppouris on March 1, 2012 07:51 am 0Comments After a lengthy App Store approval process, the Readability app has finally found its way onto iOS devices. Readability is a free service that saves webpages for reading later in an easy to read ...

Use a smartphone? You may want to read this
Sydney Morning Herald
Security experts have shown that iPhones and Android phones are vulnerable to the same type of "drive-by" attacks that have long plagued PC users. A team of researchers infected a Google Android smartphone overnight, live, in front of a packed audience ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Instagram for Android waiting agony like Temple Run
Phones Review
As the battle continues within the smartphone world with who can bring out the most impressive device and number of sales, a different kind of battle is raging, the one for apps. With Android and iPhone devices topping sales beyond belief, ...

Phones Review

Tipping Point: Smartphone Owners Now Outnumber Other Mobile Users In The U.S.
As of February 2012, 46 percent of the 2253 adults surveyed said they are nowsmartphone owners — growing 11 percent in the last nine months, while 41 percent of adults own a device that is not a smartphone. What's interesting is that these are ...


Smartphone's auto-correct error triggers school lockdown
By Douglas Stanglin, USA TODAY A smartphone's dumb auto-correct triggered a lockdown at two Georgia schools this week, WXIA reports. It all began, investigators say, when a college student at Lanier Technical College in Oakwood, Ga., was texting a ...

Google sued for Android refund over privacy shakeup
Google faces a court challenge from a privacy activist who demands it should pay to replace his Android smartphone because of radical changes to how it treats users' data, which come into force today. By Christopher Williams, Technology Correspondent ...

Temple Run for Android receives angry comments
Phones Review
Users of the iOS platform have been enjoying the game Temple run for a while now, but for users of the Android platform it's a different matter. The game was thought to be coming to Android in February but that has obviously been and gone now.

Phones Review

Apple wins injunction against Motorola in Germany over photo gallery patent
Apple Insider
By AppleInsider Staff Apple on Thursday earned a key victory in a German patent infringement suit against Motorola Mobility, earning the iPhone maker an injunction against a number of Motoroladevices. Judge Dr. Peter Guntz ruled that all Motorola ...

Acer CloudMobile Smartphone: First Impressions
Acer didn't have an official booth, but I managed to track down a CloudMobile demo unit tucked away in the corner of Google's Android Pavilion at the show. I only got to see a little bit of the CloudMobile phone as the hardware and software is still in ...

Android Design V2 features stencils
ZDNet (blog)
By Paula Rooney | March 1, 2012, 5:40am PST Summary: As the iPad and Windows 8 are readied for market, Google is doing what it can to jumpstart Android development for tablets (and smartphones). Today, Google launched Android Design 2 UI frameworks for ...

Top new smartphone trends and terms: how to decipher the lingo
Yahoo! Philippines News
Relaxnews pinpoints some of the emerging smartphone trends and explains the abbreviations and terms that go with them. The most hotly anticipated smartphone trend at Mobile World Congress in 2012 was the quad-core smartphone. The LG Optimus 4X HD, ...

UK Broadband launches first 4G network in London
Macworld UK
Wireless company UK Broadband has switched on a wholesale 4G network in the London Borough of Southwark, offering high-speed services for the public sector and big corporations, as well as providing backhaul for mobile networks.

Macworld UK

Android Apps Are Too Expensive, Says Research Firm
Tom's Guide
Google may have to adjust the retail strategy of Android Market to promote stronger app sales, suggests a report published by market research firm Canalys. On average, Android apps are more expensive that iOS apps. According to Canalys, the top 100 ...

Google Android booth at MWC 2012: smoothies, robots, slides, oh ...
By Myriam Joire
Like every year, Google's Android booth is the closest you'll get to experiencing Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory in real life here at Fira, and we're gonna take you on a tour. Join us as we enjoy smoothies and ice cream sandwiches, robots ...

Android Design V2: Now with stencils | Android Developers Blog
By Tim Bray
When we initially released Android Design, by far the number one request we received was for us to release stencils as well. The fine folks on the Android User Experience team are pleased today to release some official Android Design ...
Android Developers Blog

Promoted Tweets Coming to Twitter for Android, iPhone App ...
By ClickZ
Twitter's mobile app now includes Promoted Accounts ads, extending the reach for marketers who want to increase their follower ranks. Promoted Tweets will "in the coming weeks" appear in news feeds via its app for iPhone and Android as ...
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Reflection app goes live, brings iOS screen mirroring to your Mac ...
By Erica Sadun
Reflection app goes live, brings iOS screen mirroring to your Mac. by Erica Sadun Feb 29th 2012 at 6:23PM. Ever wanted to use AirPlay mirroring to show the screen of your iPad 2 or iPhone 4/4S on your Mac? Just released, Reflection ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Unofficial VLC Beta for Android released | Ubergizmo
By Tyler Lee
The popular video player, VLC, made its brief debut on iOS but was then pulled by the developer over disagreements with Apple's iTunes App Store policies. We're sure that many Android owners are probably looking forward to seeing it arrive ...

Paint3D brings 3D printing to your Android device | Android ...
By Sam Koutroulakis
Have you ever seen a MakerBot (digital fabricator) in action? It's quite amazing how it can create essentially anything you design, and with amazing precision. Well Paint3D aims to bring 3D printing capabilities to your Android devices soon.
Android Community

Android Tablet as Car PC
By willyam111
An android tablet ia a logical choice for a car PC. The device offers additional features beyond regular car stereos. While many car ... While many car stereos have GPS, the android device offers a more intelligent GPS. It has all of your google contacts addresses already in the GPS, it has your ... but they are the only manufacturer that makes car docks that I could find. The tablet has 16 GB of on-board storage, an SD slot, GPS, WIFI, dual core 1.2 Ghz processor and runs Honeycomb.
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Huawei Ascend D Quad smartphone » Coolest Gadgets
By Edwin
Mobile World Congress 2012 has certainly seen its fair share of smartphones which baffle the mind, and one of the main standouts would be the Huawei Ascend D Quad smartphone. The name itself gives the game away, where it will feature a ...
Coolest Gadgets

Android fragmentation gets measured; 2012 is the year of Gingerbread
By Zach Epstein
Fragmentation is a recurring issue that haunts the Android ecosystem in many ways. While Google's latest version of the Android platform was intended in large part to address the issue — which many believe to have peaked when the ...
BGR: The Three Biggest Letters In Tech

Contracts are killing Android tablet sales
By George Tinari
Don't lie, Android fans. So far, sales of Android tablets suck. Apple is selling millions upon millions of iPads while Android hardware vendors scratching their heads wondering why their tablets aren't selling even remotely as well. Sure the ...

New Android Market stats make it easier to obsess over your app's ...
By Brian Heater
Hey publishers, need more ways to breathlessly track just how well your app is doing on the AndroidMarket? Fear not, the store is getting a ... Samsung unveils new Galaxy Beam smartphone / projector combo with dual core CPU. 4 days ago ...

'Apple Store' App for iOS Updated with Account Management ...
By Eric Slivka
Apple today updated its Apple Store app [App Store] for iOS to version 2.1, adding several new features and making the app available in the Netherlands for the first time to support the Amsterdam store opening this week. Among the most ...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

TSF Shell Now Available For Android – Bold New Launcher Will ...
By Chris Chavez
After counting down the minutes since last night's blog post on from the developers site, TSF Shell is now officially available for (most ) Android devices. I have to say, I didn't believe it would release on schedule, or at all for that matter, but here ...
Android Phone Fans

Readability lands on iOS devices | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence
By Christian Zibreg
After a long wait and several setbacks, the free Readability app finally landed on iOS devices. Readability is a universal binary that supports both iPhone/iPod touch and has a native iPad interface. According to a blog post announcing the ...

ReleaseNote 4.0-RC1 - Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86
Try this FREE Mobile Care web service to trace your android devices · Search ... The Android-x86 project is glad to announce 4.0-RC1 release to public. This is a ... Support Multi-touch, Wifi, Audio, Bluetooth, G-sensor and Camera. Enable v8 ...

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