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iPads Vs. Android: 3-Way Tablet Shootout
Is Apple's new iPad, the iPad 2, or Asus' best Android tablet right for you? We do a detailed comparison of cost, features, design, and other key criteria. By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek The Retina display in Apple's new iPad looks gorgeous.

New iPad vs. Top Android Tablets Available Today: Specs Compared
PC Magazine
With the Apple's third-generation tablet, we got a super-high-res 2048-by-1536-pixel Retina Display powered by a beefed-up A5X CPU, a better camera, and fast 4G LTE on AT&T or Verizon. This all brings up the eternal tablet uestion again: iPad or ...

C Spire restarts LTE rollout, aims for September launch in ...
By Joseph Volpe
(March 8, 2012) – C Spire Wireless, the only U.S. provider that offers a suite of personalized wireless services, released details today on its plans to introduce 4G LTE (Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution) high-speed mobile broadband ...

Components for 4G LTE iPad estimated to cost $310, netting Apple 51% margins
Apple Insider
The analysis from UBM TechInsights suggests that a 16-gigabyte iPad with 4G LTE connectivity costs $310 in components, up from $270.86 for the original iPad, and $276.27 for the iPad 2 at their respective launches. That would mean that Apple's profit ...

Has iOS 5.1 turned the iPhone 4S into a 4G device overnight?
Truth be told, there are no true "4G" wireless technologies commercially available today. But until a couple of years ago, most experts, including AT&T, agreed that technologies such as LTE andWiMax were considered 4G, and that technologies that were ...

Relax, nothing has changed with Android's Google Wallet in-app payments
Shockingly (note the sarcasm), Google seems hell-bent on making its Google Wallets platform become the de facto standard for Android in-app payments. A blistering Reuters report from yesterday claimed that Google was forcing developers to adopt its...


Explaining the '4G' on the iPhone 4S
Washington Post
Apple has been criticized in the past for not offering any devices that run on the nation's fastest networks, a criticism that it answered with the 4G LTE-capable iPad it unveiled on Wednesday. But many people may not know that the iPhone 4S is capable ...

Google leans on developers to use its payment service
SAN FRANCISCO — Google has been pressuring applications and mobile game developers to use its costlier in-house payment service, Google Wallet, as the Internet search giant tries to emulate the financial success of Apple's iOS platform.

Motorola asks court to accept crowdsourced prior art claims against Apple patents
Apple Insider
By Daniel Eran Dilger Motorola Mobility has raised five new prior art claims in its defense against Apple patents, using contributions from "numerous individuals," claims that Apple has asked the court to strike "because they assert five new prior art ...

New Android Market rule prohibits use of third-party in-app payment services
Ars Technica
By Ryan Paul | Published March 8, 2012 10:10 PM Android application developers are being barred from using third-party payment systems in their software. As Google mandates the use of its own Google Wallet service for in-application purchases, ...

Google threatening Android app makers who use alternative payment services
Apple Insider
By Josh Ong A new report claims Google has been threatening developers that it will remove from its Google Play app market Android apps that eschew its Google Wallet payment service in favor of third-party options. Developers, executives and investors ...

New iPad's 4G LTE Data Plans and Pricing Revealed
Tom's Guide
So the iPad 3 is official (even if Apple is insisting on just calling it 'iPad') and we now know that the rumors about 4G LTE support were absolutely true. However, nothing in life is free, and that goes double when we're talking about cell phone data.

4G IPhone On AT&T? New Network Indicator Causes Controversy
Huffington Post
4G or not 4G? That is the question at the center of a controversy surrounding AT&T, Apple, and a little 4G indicator symbol that suddenly showed up on iPhones as of Wednesday. The controversy began with the release of iOS 5.1, Apple's latest operating ...

Android posts impressive growth -- but so does Apple
ComScore, a leader in market research on mobile devices, publishes data onsmartphone market share by device maker on a three-month basis. The results offer some interesting perspective, as they are one-month out of alignment with calendar quarters ...


Google denies Android app payment crack-down
Google has denied penalizing developers for using third-party payment services, contesting claims that it told Android app makers they risked marketplace rejection for using PayPal or others instead of Google Wallet. Despite reports earlier this week ...

New iPad 4G LTE incompatible with networks outside North America
Apple Insider
By Mikey Campbell Despite being labeled a '4G LTE-capable' device, Apple's third generation iPad will likely be incompatible with the radio frequencies supporting the wireless technology outside of the US and Canada. When Apple took the wraps off the ...

iPad Dominates Due to Apple's Supply Deals
Pricing for the Wi-Fi models of the new iPad will begin at $499. NEW YORK (AP) — Apple certainly has lots of buzz and corporate cache behind its products, but there's a hidden – almost mundane – reason its newest iPad is likely to dominate the ...


Geek 101: How to install Android apps
If you're coming from iOS, then you may be accustomed to only having one way to install apps (the App Store)… or maybe this is your first smartphone. Don't worryAndroid is all about options, so installing apps can be done in several different ways.


Android Atlas Weekly Ep. 88: Google plays, Apple pays, Android listens (Podcast)
Google plays, Apple pays, and Android listens, all that and more on this week's episode of AndroidAtlas Weekly for March 8th, 2012. Android Atlas Ep. 88: Google plays, Apple pays, Androidlistens There's also a free version with ad support.

Apple's New iPad Should Be Google's Wake-Up Call
By Jared Newman | @OneJaredNewman | March 9, 2012 | + A strange thing happened during the announcement of Apple's new iPad on Wednesday: for a moment, CEO Tim Cook stopped talking about his company's products and started dissing Google'sAndroid ...


iOS 5.1: what you need to know
SMOOTH OPERATOR: If you own an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, you can download the new iLife apps, including the new and impressive iPhoto for iPhone and iPad, but you need to upgrade to iOS 5.1 first. Apple announced new versions of it's popular iLife...


What are consumers saying about Apple's new iPad?
Apple announced its latest iPad here Wednesday, simply calling it the new iPad but trumpeting its crisp Retina display, a 5-megapixel camera and its ability to run on the faster 4G LTE wireless networks. Lines are expected at Apple Stores when the ...


Google pushing Google Wallet on Android devs
TG Daily
Google is apparently putting the pressure on Android app developers to use Google Wallet for in-app purchases. The search giant has sent e-mails to developers who use other third-party  
TG Daily

ComScore: More than 100 million smartphone users now in U.S.
Android and iOS continued to grow between November and January, gaining 2.3% and 1.4% respectively. Google's mobile platform topped the charts with a total market share of 48.6%, while Apple managed to capture a 29.5% share.

iOS, Android increase smartphone market share while all others lose ground
Apple Insider
By AppleInsider Staff The battle for smartphone operating system supremacy is quickly becoming a two-horse race, as the latest data from comScore shows that only Apple and Google were able to grow their market share in the US through January.

Apple lifts lid on 4G iPad, keeps prices
SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc took the wraps off a faster 4G-equipped iPad starting at $629, hoping the latest version of its tablet can safeguard its dominance as rivals from Amazon.com Inc to Samsung Electronics pile into the market.

New iPad being sold as 4G ready in UK
TechRadar UK
According to the likes of Vodafone and The Carphone Warehouse, the iPad has "Wi-Fi+ 4G [which] connects to fast data networks around the world. So wherever you go, you can download videos, music and email quickly." The problem is that, unlike the US, ...

TechRadar UK

Verizon Wireless Enhances 4G LTE Network Coverage in Worcester, Massachusetts
MarketWatch (press release)
WORCESTER, Mass., Mar 09, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE wireless network, recently activated new 4G LTE service in Worcester, Massachusetts. This private investment further expands 4G LTE coverage in ...

Android tablet surge will be led by Google-Motorola, HP, Dell in '12
ZDNet (blog)
By Paula Rooney | March 8, 2012, 10:36am PST Summary: Fear not, Android lovers. Google's Motorola Mobility's next generation tablet will commandeer Android'srightful place in the market and bring others such as HP and Dell back to the Androidtable ...

ZDNet (blog)

More Nexus Tablet rumors – Made by Asus ... - Android Community
By Michael Crider
Two, a low-price tablet is where the majority of Android tablet sales are going – to companies who don't use Google's services. A $200-250 ... While Google has favored Samsung for their official devices as of late, they've used Motorola and HTC in the past. And if you were to pick one company that was leading the Android tablet charge right now, it would be Asus. Heck, their ... Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Verizon LTE Review Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Verizon LTE Review · Samsung ...
Android Community

Accidentally Deleted The Android Market? How To Get It Back [24 ...
By Chris Chavez
While on Facebook today, I noticed a few of my friends and family who didn't get the memo that theAndroid Market had now officially been renamed Google.
Android Phone Fans

New iPad's 4G LTE tech bodes well for iPhone 5 this summer ...
By Phil Hornshaw
The new iPad is the first iOS device to carry 4G LTE connectivity, but while the technology is fairly young, it's not new. In the U.S., Verizon, ... And 4G LTE connectivity is a pretty fair step forward from 3G: Verizon has said its 4G download speeds can reach between 5 and 12 megabits-per-second, while 3G clocks in a lot closer to 2Mbps. It would seem rather ... And indeed, several devices running on Google's competitive Android platform are already 4G-capable. So a transition to 4G for ...
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These Are The New iPad LTE Data Plans | TechCrunch
By Jordan Crook
These Are The New iPad LTE Data Plans. Jordan Crook. posted yesterday. Comments. View Staff Page. Jordan Crook studied English Literature at New York University before entering the tech space. Prior to joining TechCrunch, Crook ...
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Updated: The Best Twitter Client for Android
By Alan Henry
It's been a long time since we crowned Twidroyd (now UberSocial) for Android the best Twitter client. A number of other apps have come and gone since then, the whole field has improved, and we figured it was time to update our ...

AT&T, Verizon iPad 4G data plans detailed | iLounge News
By Charles Starrett
Apple has revealed the data plans and pricing for the third-generation iPad with 4G. Both AT&T and Verizon offer three monthly plans each, but the plans vary in pricing and data allotment. AT&T offers 250MB of data per month for $15, 3GB for ...
iLounge | All Things iPod, iPhone,...

ZTE Unleashes Its Fury, a Low-End Android Phone for Sprint - Ina ...
By Ina Fried
The 3.5-inch smartphone will sell for just $20 with a contract. It's the latest move by the Chinese phone maker to step up its ... It is the second tie-up this year for Sprint and ZTE, which earlier announced plans for the Optik, an Android tablet that will sell for $99 with a new two-year contract. ZTE is among the top five phone makers in the world, but ... Verizon, AT&T Get to Duke It Out Over4G iPad; Sprint, T-Mobile Stuck on Sidelines. March 07, 2012 at 2:12 pm PT. A Brief Hands-On With...

Verizon Unveils Home Broadband - Zacks.com
By Zacks Equity Research
Verizon continues to lead the wireless industry with the expansion of both its 3G and 4G mobilebroadband networks. As of January 23, 2012, Verizon deployed 4G LTE services in 195 markets, covering more than 200 million people.
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Verizon LTE iPads Will Have Free Tethering
By Kyle Wagner
LTE data on the new iPad can get expensive, but at least Verizon's cutting you a break and including tethering in the price of your iPad data plan. Otherwise, it would be a $20 charge for tethering, along with an extra 2GB of data.

AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE Gets FCC ... - Android Authority
By Mihai Andrici
Nevertheless, they do clarify that the Skyrocket HD LTE will use AT&T's LTE 700 / 1700 bands. Furthermore, the papers reveal that Samsung has designed two different battery covers for thesmartphone: one that includes an NFC antenna, and ...
Android Authority

Path iOS app updated with Nike+ integration, music match, and ...
By Jordan Kahn
Path's iOS app was just updated in the App Store to introduce a number of new features, including Nike+ GPS Running Stories, Music Match for identifying and sharing currently playing songs, and camera improvements with “Focus ...

Android Market rule prevents third-party in-app payment service ...
By Edwin Kee
Android might be an open operating system, but that does not mean it offers developers total freedom. No sir, there are Android application developers out there who are not too happy with the fact that they were barred from using third-party ...

Motorola Now Selling Water Repellent Wi-Fi Only Xyboard Tablets ...
By Stacy Bruce
Latest Android news, applications and forum discussion. Android RSS Feed. 33796. readers. Send Us Tips! Find Us On. TalkAndroid Logo ... The good news is that is means the Wi-Fi only tablets are now water-resistant, allowing users to simply wipe off spills in case of an accident. The bad news is that this doesn't apply to the 4G laden Verizon models, and no, Moto isn't going to upgrade them either. So if you already bought a Xyboard from Verizon, you are just going to need to ...
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Firefox Beta - Android Apps on Google Play
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... Google, Amazon, smartphone makers sign privacy accord (Feb 22) - Reuters ... Google gets US, EU nod to buy Motorola Mobility (Feb 13) - Reuters ... UniQXcess, remote file access application on Apple iPad and Android tablet ... WiMAX. A portal for information about Taiwan's WiMAXindustry. LTE momentum picking up ...

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