Android tablets gain market share, thanks to Kindle Fire

Android tablets gain market share, thanks to Kindle Fire
The Seattle Times
Android tablets made inroads on the iPad's market share, thanks largely to Amazon's Kindle Fire, which runs a custom version of Android, according to research firm IDC. Worldwide tablet shipments reached 28.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011 ...

Android Tablets Will Overtake iPad by 2015, IDC Says
Maximum PC
That's the way it goes with Apple product launches these days, but even with the rabid fan base in place, Android tablet shipments will overtake iOS by 2015, International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts. "As the sole vendor shipping iOS products, ...

Maximum PC

4G phones nab one-third of the smartphone market
by Lance Whitney March 14, 2012 7:19 AM PDT Follow @lancewhit 4G-enabled mobile phones accounted for more than a third of all smartphones sold during last year's fourth quarter, according to NPD. 4G handsets grabbed 35 percent of the smartphone market ...

Android Tablets Gained on iPad in Late 2011: IDC
Google Android tablets as a whole managed to gain on the iPad in 2011, but individual Androidtablets failed to threaten Apple in a big way. Amazon's Kindle Fire managed to ship 4.7 million Kindle Fire tablets by the end of 2011, according to a new ...

Samsung considering Android-based digital camera
By Zach Honig posted Mar 14th 2012 10:33AM Android on a mainstream digital camera? Yes, you could live to see the day. We're at Samsung's Korean headquarters this week, where we had an opportunity to sit down with the company's research and development ...

Lose Your Smartphone? Finders Will Snoop Through It
Symantec study says nearly everyone who finds a lost smartphone will poke through its contents. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek If there's a silver lining revealed by Symantec's latest security study, it's that about 50% of those who find a lost ...

Motorola Atrix 2
The bottom line: The Motorola Atrix 2 is a worthy successor to the original Atrix, but a lack of compatibility with older accessories means no cheap hand-me-downs.Motorola has also confirmed that the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) upgrade will be ...


Verizon to Launch Its 200th 4G LTE Market on March 15
MarketWatch (press release)
Following the launches on March 15, including the 200th market in Dothan, Ala., customers on the nation's largest 4G LTE network can take advantage of the speed and connectivity with more than 204G LTE devices, including tablets and smartphones.

IDC: Strong Q4 iPad, Android Tablet Sales Push 2012 Forecast Upwards
PC Magazine
"As the sole vendor shipping iOS products, Apple will remain dominant in terms of worldwide vendor unit shipments," IDC analyst Tom Mainelli said. "However, the sheer number of vendors shipping low-priced, Android-based tablets means that Google's OS ...

Verizon Plans Broader 4G Rollout, Only LTE-Capable Phones
Wall Street Journal
Verizon Wireless has pumped billions into building out and promoting the high-speed data network known as 4G LTE, but the carrier has drawn just 5% of its customers to the faster network, as it has struggled to convince customers to upgrade from their ...

Verizon doubling 4G LTE sites by the end of 2012
Verizon Wireless is poised to reach many more Americans this year with its 4G LTE service. Speaking to Dow Jones Newswires in an interview published yesterday, Verizon Chief Technical Officer David Small said that the company will have "at least 400 ...

New iPad vs. Kindle Fire: Which Tablet is Right for You?
PC Magazine
The new iPad packs a vastly superior screen, 4G LTE compatibility, more internal storage, and more wireless connectivity options. Amazon did not skimp on components in the Kindle Fire, but it still cannot compete with the new iPad on a strictly ...

iPad dominance dips but Android still playing catch-up
Apple's tablet market-share has dipped but the iPad looks set to continue dominating the segment over the next four years despite the best efforts of Android rivals, according to research firm predictions. The iPad held 54.7-percent of the worldwide ...


IDC: Apple's iPad Rules Tablet Sales Today But Android Makers Will Overtake It ...
But it will not be until 2016 — four years from now — that IDC thinks that Android shipments will outnumber those of iOS. Even though the Kindle Fire was available only in the US in Q4, IDC says that the $199 device accounted for 16.8 percent of all ...

Clearwire, Leap Wireless Reach LTE Wholesale Pact >CLWR
Wall Street Journal
Clearwire Corp (CLWR) agreed to a five-year wholesale agreement to supply Leap Wireless International Inc.'s (LEAP) Cricket brand with LTE network services, advancing Clearwire's wholesale strategy. Prepaid wireless service Cricket is the second ...

Greenville, NC Will Benefit From Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Network Starting ...
MarketWatch (press release)
GREENVILLE, NC, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Starting tomorrow, Verizon Wireless customers in Greenville, NC can take advantage of the company's 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, the largest 4G LTE network in the country.

New iPad Hungry For More Spectrum
Yesterday the company said the LTE versions of the device, which can connect via Verizon and AT&T mobile broadband networks, are sold out. It took 15 years for laptops to reach 50 million units sold in a year. It took smartphones seven years.

Verizon Wireless Enhances 4G LTE Network Coverage in Concord, New Hampshire
CONCORD, NH -- Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE wireless network, recently activated new 4G LTE service in Concord, New Hampshire. This private investment further expands wireless 4G LTE coverage in Concord.

Google Leaps Ahead With Motorola Patents
San Francisco Chronicle
When Google, the Net's dominant search engine, was approved to buy Motorola Mobility for a reported $12.5 billion, it acquired a portfolio of valuable hardware patents that instantly positioned it as a major competitor in the manufacturing of ...

The Challenges for Android & the Big Opportunity for Windows Phone
Even though Google's Android currently dominates the global smartphone market with Apple's iOScoming a distant second and other platforms even further behind, it has been a problem child for device manufacturers with the likes of Apple, Microsoft and ...

Google's Android will overtake Apple's IOS devices by 2015
IDC's figures confirm Apple's number one standing in the tablet market in 2011, however thanks primarily to Amazon's Kindle, Android based tablets significantly closed the gap with Apple. IDC's figures put Apple's tablet market share at 54.7 per cent ...

Clearwire Wins Wholesale Contract to Provide Leap 4G Service
Clearwire is seeking new partners as it transfers to LTE from older WiMAX technology. With Philip Falcone's LightSquared mobile-broadband venture grounded by regulators over potential signal interference with global-navigation systems, Clearwire has ...

4G Americas: 100 Million HSPA Mobile Broadband Connections in North America
MarketWatch (press release)
BELLEVUE, WA, Mar 14, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- 4G Americas reports that HSPA mobile broadband technologies in North America passed 100 million connections by the end of 2011, based on data from Informa Telecoms & Media. In North America, the LTE ...

HTC lists smartphones that will get Android 4.0
By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News HTC is preparing an Android 4.0 upgrade for 16 of its existing smartphones, but the company still has few details on when users will get the upgrade, according to a blog posted on Tuesday. Phones in HTC's Sensation line will ...

Google Android Tablets to Outsell Apple iPad in Three or Four Years - Forecast.
X-bit Labs
by Anton Shilov Google Android-based smartphones clearly outsell Apple iPhones across the world by a couple of times. Nevertheless, media tablet market is Apple's stronghold that Google yet has to conquer. In fact, International Data Corp. expects ...
X-bit Labs

Android Expected to Catch Apple in Tablet Share
Vision 2 Mobile
"As a result, products across the pricing spectrum sold well, including everything from Apple's premium-priced iPads,which start at $499, to Pandigital's line of Android-based, entry-level tablets, which start at $120. The success of market leader ...

Apple iPad sales slip as cheap Android tablet tsunami looms
In three months Android's percentage of the tablet market has shot up - Android was loaded on 44.6 per cent of tablets sold in Q4, up from 32.3 per cent in Q3. WebOS and BlackBerry have been practically crushed into the ground: WebOS had zilch and ...

Cricket plans to tap Clearwire's not-yet-existent 4G LTE
Cricket has signed on to use Clearwire's forthcoming 4G LTE network to augment its own next-generation deployment. Cricket, owned by parent Leap Wireless, and Clearwire said today that they have signed a five-year wholesale deal.

Caution: Streaming video will chew through your 4G iPad data
CNET (blog)
Lightning-fast as it is, over LTE, you'll be tempted to burn through your data plan in less time than you might think. Here's a breakdown of what a 5GB data plan will get you on the 4G LTE iPad, for moments when you're not on Wi-Fi.

I. Kindle Fire Cools Off Red-Hot Apple
However, the IDC Group brings surprising news that Android is finally starting to do in the tablet space what it has done in the smartphone space -- gobble up Apple's market share. Apple shipped 110.5 percent more tablets in Q4 2011 than in Q4 2010 ...


Byword for iOS released | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog
By Brett Terpstra
I've been keeping my mouth shut about this release during the beta testing period, but I'm really excited to announce it's arrival: Byword for iOS. The iOS version includes the Markdown-editing features that I love on the Mac, and has full iCloud ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Samurai vs Zombies Defense Comes To Android – Blood, Gore, and ...
By Chris Chavez
And I'm sure that's exactly what Glu Mobile was banking on after publishing Samurai vs Zombies Defense into the Android Market today. Yeah, I'll give it to them. I'm a sucker. But really, SvZD is actually pretty good. You take control of a hero ...
Android Phone Fans

AT&T's Samsung Galaxy Note LTE modded for T-Mobile 4G ...
By Michael Crider
Ah, here's a familiar tune. Cross-network phone mods in the United States have declined somewhat since the various carriers' data bands have become so.
Android Community

Want Android 4.0 on your phone? Move from the U.S. — Mobile ...
By Kevin C. Tofel
The software version, known as Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), currently ships on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the U.S. on Verizon's network; all other Android phones run on the older Gingerbread, orAndroid 2.3. Samsung and Motorola ...

Screensaver+ Adds an iOS-like Lock Screen to Your Mac
By Adam Dachis
Screensaver+ Adds an iOS-like Lock Screen to Your Mac The simplicity of the iOS lock screen is fantastic, so why not have it on your Mac? Screensaver+ lets you do just that, and you can even set an Android-style unlock pattern for added ...

HTC reveals 16 smartphones getting Android Ice Cream Sandwich ...
By Sean Ludwig
Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has confirmed that 16 of its smartphones will receive the update toAndroid 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich, the company said in a blog post today.

Samsung releases Android 4.0 ICS update for European Galaxy S II
By Dan Graziano
Samsung on Tuesday announced an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is now available in Europe and South Korea for the Galaxy S II. An update for the Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy R,Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Tab 7.7, Tab 8.9 ...
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Panasonic could use Android for its cameras in the future | Ubergizmo
By George Wong
Panasonic UK recently spoke to the folks at TechRadar and gave them some insight on the company's plans. It looks like there is a possibility of Panasonic creating smart cameras that run on the Android operating system in the future. [...]

TAG Heuer Racer: a $3600 Android smartphone. For snobs only !
By Mihai Andrici
The TAG Heuer Racer is a luxury Android smartphone that will be available for purchase starting this July, for roughly $3600 / 2800€. ... What's next for Android and iOS now that we've seen the Windows 8 preview? security ...
Android Authority

Apple Configurator enables mass iOS device deployments | iLounge ...
By Charles Starrett
According to the tool's release notes, it allows schools, businesses, and other institutions to configure up to 30 devices at a time, update those devices to the latest version of iOS, create and restore a backup of settings and app data from one ...
iLounge | All Things iPod, iPhone,...

InfoQ: Android Application Size Increased to 4.05 GB
By Jonathan Allen
The maximum size of Android applications has been increased significantly. While the core APK is still limited to 50 MB, applications are now allowed to have two extension files of 2 GB each hosted by the Android marketplace.
InfoQ Personalized Feed for Fergus Neff

SXSW Convention Enlists Homeless As Wi-Fi Hotspots | Geekologie
BBH Labs, a unit of the global marketing agency BBH, gave 13 people from Austin's Front Steps Shelter mobile Wi-Fi devices and T-shirts that announced "I am a 4G Hotspot." The company paid them $20 up front and a minimum of $50 a day ...
Geekologie - Gadgets, Gizmos,...

NOOK comics now available to Android tablet customers | TeleRead ...
By Paul Biba
Barnes & Noble has updated its popular, free NOOK for Android app, bringing NOOK Comics to Android tablet customers. With the version 3.1 update, Android tablet users can now access Barnes & Noble's expansive collection of comics, ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

New Tools for Android Developers Arrive
By Sam Dean
Android places severe restrictions on memory usage for Apps. Still it is possible to build a project containing over 100000 source lines like AIDE itself within AIDE on a Samsung Galaxy S2smartphone." Notably, AIDE is compatible with ...
OStatic blogs

Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich Updates
The update for the HTC Sensation 4G and HTC Sensation XL will follow. ... I really if my next phone use Android or I back to iOS. ... on Desire, makes a bad impression for the future devices, If I can't update my smartphone, why would I buy it?

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