iPad users report Wi-Fi, 4G LTE connectivity woes

iPad users report Wi-Fi, 4G LTE woes
Christian Science Monitor
Owners of the new iPad have reported issues with the Wi-Fi antenna and the 4Gservice on Apple's latest tablet. By Matthew Shaer / March 22, 2012 Customers look at the new iPad at the Apple Store in the Eaton Centre shopping mall in Toronto.

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New iPad: Some users report wifi connectivity problems
Washington Post
Many of the commenters on the thread say that their new iPad does not get a strong wireless connection in places where their smartphone, laptop or other gadget has no trouble receiving a signal. Here's an example of a typical comment in the thread, ...

4G FaceTime and phone references found in iOS 5.1 code
Back when we learnt the new iPad had an option for 4G LTE connectivity, the next logical step was to assume that Apple would work LTE into the next iPhone. Code uncovered in iOS 5.1 reveals that Apple may very well be testing an LTE iPhone behind the ...


Samsung hopes sneaky PR will make you forget its Android 4.0 promise
Computerworld (blog)
But good ol' Sammy's been making a lot of Android noise, and there's one more piece of unfortunate decision-making that needs to be called out. This morning, Samsung published a press release on its global blog touting its Android 4.0 upgrade efforts.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE (US Cellular)
US Cellular makes good today on a February promise to launch its 4G LTE market with a tablet. Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 marks US Cellular's first LTE offering, making it the fourth US carrier (behind MetroPCS, Verizon, and AT&T) to offer devices on the ...

US Cellular jumps into LTE with the Galaxy Tab 10.1
US Cellular can claim that it's beaten Sprint and T-Mobile to LTE deployment, but for the Chicago-based regional carrier, a single device in a tiny market is just the beginning. by Jessica Dolcourt March 22, 2012 8:38 AM PDT Follow @jdolcourt Samsung's ...

Samsung's Galaxy Note Will Get Android 4.0 in Q2, Along With New Apps
By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Samsung Electronics will upgrade its Galaxy Note to Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich starting during the second quarter. The upgrade will also include new applications that take advantage of the device's digital pen, ...

Sony colorfully reveals Android 4.0 schedule for tablets
CNET (blog)
Also, we preview a new Wi-Fi only Tablet P variant coming soon in Japan. by Christopher MacManus March 22, 2012 6:29 AM PDT Follow @sonyinsider Sony beefs up its tablet strategy, but will consumers bite? The Sony Tablet P and Tablet S will get Android ...

Samsung Galaxy Note Won't Get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Until Q2
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Another round of devices will be upgraded to Android 4.0 soon. Samsung on Thursday announced that the Galaxy Note will get Ice Cream Sandwich in the second quarter of the year. Though Samsung previously said ICS would come to the device ...

Unraveling the next exciting Android phone: Samsung Galaxy S III
Early reports put the smartphone to have a 4.8-inch 1920x1080 resolution display, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 8-megapixel camera, 2-megapixel front cam, 4G LTE, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a "ceramic case." In the last few days, ...

With Linux merge, expect Android flowers to bloom
That should pay dividends for building a better Android. by Stephen Shankland March 22, 2012 8:16 AM PDT Follow @stshank Ordinary folks may not notice much right away from the fact that Google's Android programmers are bringing their work back into the ...

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G: Slick, Speedy Phone Suffers From Bloatware
In a world where smartphone displays are getting more and more gargantuan, the 3.97-inch display on the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is refreshingly compact. Not everybody needs a 5.3-inch display on their phone (Galaxy Note, I'm looking at you!) ...

FCC paves way for Dish 4G LTE network
The FCC today addressed a series of wireless spectrum issues on Wednesday including one that will allow Dish to build a 4G LTE wireless broadband network. by Marguerite Reardon March 21, 2012 12:41 PM PDT Follow @maggie_reardon The Federal ...

US Cellular takes LTE live with Galaxy Tab 10.1
22, 2012, 9:23am PT No Comments The country's fifth LTE network just went live. On Thursday, US Cellular began selling its first 4G device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, across its regional coverage area, though LTE speeds will be limited initially to ...

Motorola Mobility fitness device adds golf version
Chicago Tribune
Motorola Mobility unveiled Thursday a golf-centric version of its MOTOACTV fitness tracker that monitors performance statistics and allows users to share the results of their rounds with friends. The Libertyville-based company introduced the MOTOACTV ...

Analysts: FCC's rulemaking favors Dish's LTE network plans
The FCC's draft rules for the terrestrial use of Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) spectrum appear to favor Dish Network's plans to build an LTE Advanced network, according to some analysts. However, they cautioned, the rules are not final, ...

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G (T-Mobile)
PC Magazine
The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is an equally speedy alternative to the Galaxy S II if you're looking for a fast T-Mobile smartphone in a more manageable size. Chances are you've already heard of the Samsung Galaxy S II ($229.99, 4.5 stars), ...

New iPad's speedy 4G can use up data allotment in a flash
I was all too aware that you can consume gobs of data while streaming a movie say on Verizon or AT&T's speedy 4G LTE data networks. Heck, you can use up your entire monthly allowance watching an hour of high-definition video. You can also stream video ...


Fitbit launches Android apps for activity monitor and food planning
ZDNet (blog)
By Matthew Miller | March 22, 2012, 7:54am PDT Summary: The Fitbit is an excellent life tracking device and we finally now have an Android app to use with the monitor. I don't work out as much as I want, but I do use life-tracking devices to try to ...

ZDNet (blog)

China Extends Probe of Google, Motorola Merger
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Chinese officials have extended their investigation of the pending merger of Google and Motorola Mobility. In a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Motorola said that the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Ministry ...

China surpasses US in activations of Apple, Android devices
Washington Post
In the month, 23 percent of activations of mobile devices based on Apple's iOS or Google Inc.'sAndroid software occurred in China, compared with 22 percent in the US, Flurry said today in a report. As recently as January 2011, China accounted for 8 ...

Angry Birds Space blasts into orbit
CNET (blog)
Those Angry Birds seem even angrier now that they're stuck in deep space in the latest installment for PCs, Macs, iOS, and Android. by Lance Whitney March 22, 2012 6:14 AM PDT Follow @lancewhit Angry Birds has reached the final frontier in the newest ...

iPad 3 LTE comes to Verizon, and all hell breaks loose
ZDNet (blog)
By Jason Perlow | March 21, 2012, 4:05pm PDT This is a result of Apple's new HD+ tablet's ability to download data at broadband-like speeds (10Mbps+) and thus enabling bandwidth-intensive applications such as Netflix, iTunes movie rentals and even ...

ZDNet (blog)

Motorola Mobility and Bubba Watson, Three-time PGA Tour Winner, Team Up to ...
Bradenton Herald
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) introduces the MOTOACTV Golf Edition, a cutting-edge GPS Golf tracker, virtual caddy and online clubhouse. Users can track their golf game on up to 20000 courses worldwide right from their wrist.

Samsung sees smartphones leading Africa growth
| CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co aims to double its share of the sub-Saharansmartphone market to 20 percent by next year, as it focuses on affordable handsets, the head of its Africa business said on Thursday.

FCC Advances Plan to Ease Rules For DISH Broadband Network
Bloomberg BNA
Key Development: FCC would allow spectrum in the 2 GHz band—the blocks at 2000-2020 MHz and 2180-2200 MHz—to be used for mobile broadband networks. The spectrum is currently reserved for satellites. Impact: DISH, which recently acquired 40 megahertz ...

Acer Releases Iconia Tab A510 Android Tablet, Plans for a Windows 8 Tablet
ABC News (blog)
The new tablet, which is available today for pre-order, is at the upper echelon when it comes to raw specification for an Android tablet. It has a quad-core processor, a 5-megapixel camera, a 10.1-inch display, Google's latest Android 4.0 “Ice Cream ...

ABC News (blog)

iPhone 5 Features Rumors: 4G LTE, Ultrasonic Bonding, A6 Chip and iOS 6 Will ...
International Business Times
And, if the latest rumors and "leaks" are to believed, iPhone 5 is going to be an Android killer. When we think about the iPhone 5 (or iPhone 4G or new iPhone or whatever you call it), the first feature that comes to mind is 4G LTE connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G Smartphone Now Available at i wireless
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
i wireless is pleased to be the first GSM carrier to add the Samsung Galaxy Nexus to their extensive Android lineup. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus runs on Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, which is the latest version of the Android platform.

Flurry: China's surpassed US in iOS and Android activations, but not ...
By Dante Cesa
That hasn't happened quite yet, but we're getting close per analytics firm, Flurry, who's measured China's surpassed the United States for the first time in combined iOS and Android activations in March. ... And as you'd expect with growth trending in China's favor, it's now only a matter of when, not if, before it snatches the smartphone install-base crown from the current king, the US of A. But before jostling amongst yourselves on exactly when that'll happen, we'd recommend hitting that ...

China passes United States for most Android activations | Android ...
By Michael Crider
According to a new report from analytics firm Flurry, the number of newly activated Android users in China has surpassed that of the United States to become the world's fastest-growing body ofsmartphone users. The stat holds true for iOS as ...
Android Community

Updated SDK Tools and ADT revision 17 | Android Developers Blog
By Xavier Ducrohet, Android SDK Tech Lead
Lint is a static checker which analyzes Android projects for a variety of issues around correctness, security, performance, usability and accessibility, checking your XML resources, bitmaps, ProGuard configuration files, source files and even ...
Android Developers Blog

Motorola Aims For The Green With MOTOACTV Golf Edition ...
By Chris Velazco
As it turns out, Motorola Mobility thinks so highly of his skill that they've “teamed up” with him for a special golf-geared version of their MOTOACTV fitness gadget. Really. “The new Golf Edition of MOTOACTV has features that allows players to ...

Weather Wow for iOS gives you news and weather together | TUAW ...
By Mel Martin
Weather Wow is a clever iOS app that gives you the local information you probably want the most in one package, which is news and weather. The US $0.99.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Sony Tablets Get Android 4.0 Update In April Along With Improved ...
By Chris Chavez
For all 5 of you that own either the Sony Tablet S or Tablet P, you'll be pleased to know that Sony has officially pinned down a release date for their Android 4.0 update, hitting devices towards the end of April. The update will bring about many ...
Android Phone Fans

Mistwalker working on three iOS projects | Joystiq
By JC Fletcher
Mistwalker, the developer started by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, is taking up mobile development -- or, at least, reaching the result of an experiment started two years ago. In an email to Siliconera, Sakaguchi revealed that "I'm ...

iPhoto for iOS Hits 1 Million Users in 10 Days - Mac Rumors
By Arnold Kim
LoopInsight reports that Apple's new iPhoto for iOS has hit 1 million users in the 10 days from its launch:Apple told me today that its newest... ... They really need a way to work with your iPhoto library on iMac when on home Wi-Fi. Similar to how home sharing works on .... The Wall Street Journal notes that some early 3rd Generation iPad owners are finding it a bit too easy to burn through their monthly bandwidth allotments when on the faster LTE network. The... 65 comments...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

iPhoto for iOS Sells to 1 Million Users in Under 10 Days - John ...
By John Paczkowski
The Loop's Jim Dalrymple reports — and AllThingsD has confirmed — that Apple has sold to unique users more than one million downloads of iPhoto for iOS in under 10 days. At $4.99 per copy, that means Apple pocketed nearly $5 million in ...

Is Fragmentation Breaking the Android Dev's Will?
By Richard Adhikari
Developers are losing interest in creating apps for Android because of the continued fragmentation of the operating system, according to a survey conducted jointly by Appcelerator and IDC between January and February. Its results show that interest ... Meanwhile, iOS remains the leading platform for devs, with 89 percent of respondents to the survey saying they were very interested in developing for the iPhone and 88 percent wanting to create apps for the iPad. The survey covered ...

China leads U.S. in iOS, Android activations, study shows
By Dan Graziano
In January 2011, the U.S. accounted for 28% of the world's total iOS and Android device activations, while China only accounted for 8%. China is now the world's fastest growingsmartphone market, however. In March, Flurry projects that ...
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Windows Phone to eventually surpass iPhone, Android in China
By George Tinari
IDC analyst from Beijing, Teck-Zhung Wong, forecasts that Windows Phone will capture 7.5 percent of the smartphone market in 2012. He expects iOS to claim 12 percent and Android to dominate with 70 percent. “The Windows Phone ...

FreedomPop's plan: an iPhone, a WiMAX shell and 1 GB free data ...
By Kevin Fitchard
Instead of providing a stand-alone smartphone, FreedomPop plans to sell a WiMAX modem shell, which customers can fit over their iPhones. Getting ... Customers then fit that shell over iPhone 4 or 4S and get instant broadband access. Getting ... Customers could theoretically get a micro-SIM from AT&T or T-Mobile for a voice-only plan, and then use FreedomPop's WiMAX for data, falling back to Wi-Fi where 4G is unavailable. ... China now leading source of iOS, Androidactivations ...

iOS 5.1 code shows iPhone LTE call and FaceTime switching ...
By Jordan Kahn
With the introduction of the new LTE iPad, there has been no shortage of rumors that a 4GiPhone isn't far behind. Before the new Pad was introduced, we saw LTE in iOS code strings, but it was only speculation whether those were for iPhone ...

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