New 4G Apple LTE iPad marks beginning of end for 3G; Goodbye Android Market, Hello Google Play

What LTE Means for Apple and the Wireless Industry - "The new iPad is Apple’s first mobile device compatible with the so-called fourth-generation LTE networks. The introduction of this new feature means more for the future of Apple and the wireless industry than it does for the iPad itself. The most immediate impact of an LTE iPad will be seen in the United States, where AT&T and Verizon Wireless are building out 4G LTE networks,which are faster than their predecessors, in their race to win subscribers. For now, Verizon is in the lead with the largest number of LTE –for Long Term Evolution — networks deployed throughout the country, and the new iPad’s LTE compatibility should give Verizon leverage against AT&T in marketing its superior network coverage, said Jan Dawson, a telecommunications analyst at Ovum. . . "

New 4G iPad marks the beginning of the end for 3G
The updated iPad Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500) plans to unveil Wednesday will be the first Apple device to support a 4G wireless technology called Long Term Evolution, or LTE, according to a source familiar with the device's specifications.

Goodbye Android Market, Hello Google Play | TechCrunch
By Chris Velazco
Google's Android Market has undergone some tremendous changes over the last year or so. What started as just a standalone app store has quickly grown to encompass e-books, music, videos, and now Google feels like the “Android Market” ...
TechCrunch » Mobile

Android, IOS both boost lead in US smartphone market
by Lance Whitney March 7, 2012 8:39 AM PST Follow @lancewhit Though Android is still firmly on top with 48 percent of the market, Apple's iOS racked up some gains with a 25 percent share.Android and Apple both continue to dominate the US smartphone ...

Apple, Microsoft Licensing Fees Could Alter Android Landscape
Apple is apparently negotiating with some Android manufacturers to settle long-running patent disputes, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal. Apple wants to discuss terms withMotorola Mobility and Samsung, two of the largest producers ...

Almost Half of US Smartphones Running Android
PC Magazine
The boost for Android and iOS came as the number of smartphone subscribers in the US jumped passed 100 million in January, up 13 percent from October. In terms of handset makers, Samsung remained number one with 25.4 percent of the market, ...

Verizon Wireless Enhances 4G LTE Network Coverage in Harvard, Massachusetts
MarketWatch (press release)
HARVARD, Mass., Mar 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE wireless network, recently activated new 4G LTE service in Harvard, Massachusetts. This private investment further expands wireless 4G LTE ...

Android Market checks out, Google Play moves in
Beginning Tuesday, the Android Market will be known as the Google Play Store. Google's eBookstore and recently launched music service will also be part of the Google Play Store. The same selection of books, music and movies had already been available ...

Android 4.0 Headed For Verizon 4G LTE Devices
Verizon Wireless confirmed that its Motorola Droid Razr, Razr Maxx, Samsung Galaxy Tabs, HTC Thunderbolt are among the many 4G LTE devices that will receive the Androdi 4.0 upgrade. Verizon Wireless March 6 published a list of smartphones and tablets ...

Android outpaces IOS to widen US smartphone lead
By Robert Jaques SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Google's Android platform continues to push ahead of Apple's IOS in the battle to win the hearts and minds of US smartphone users. The latest Comscore Mobilens service published today shows that during the three ...

Verizon installing LTE equipment in Apple stores for next iPad?
by Don Reisinger March 7, 2012 5:16 AM PST Carrier has reportedly sent in "plain clothes contractors" to install LTE in Apple stores, though the number of locations is unknown. A new report is adding more fuel to rumors that Apple has bundled Long Term ...

Verizon launches wireless broadband for homes
By PETER SVENSSON AP NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Wireless on Tuesday announced a version of its wireless broadband service that's designed for use in rural and remote homes that can't get DSL or cable. The service, called HomeFusion, could also appeal to ...

Apple, Google Dominate US Smartphone Market With 78% Share
BusinessWeek (blog)
By Olga Kharif on March 06, 2012 Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google Inc. (GOOG)'s Androidconsolidated their control of the US smartphone market in the three months ended January, with three out of four devices using their software, ComScore Inc. (SCOR) said ...

Steve Jobs' death clears way for Apple-Android peace talks
By Bill Ray • Get more from this author Apple is reportedly negotiating with Android manufacturers to license its patent portfolio as it continues to pile up the ammunition such negotiations will need. The news comes from the Dow Jones news wire, ...

Google, Motorola ordered to share Android details with Apple in suit
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles Google Inc.and Motorola Mobility have been ordered to disclose details on the development of the Android operating system to arguably their biggest rival --Apple Inc. The order came down Monday from Circuit Judge Richard A.

Verizon installing LTE equipment in Apple stores for iPad 3?
by Don Reisinger March 7, 2012 5:16 AM PST The carrier has reportedly sent in "plain clothes contractors" to install LTE in Apple stores, though the number of locations they're doing that in is unknown. A new report is adding more fuel to rumors that ...

An LTE iPad? AT&T, Verizon promise something new
Washington Post
As we noted in our final rumor roundup this morning, as far as the rumor mill stands this morning, anLTE iPad sounds like a good bet. And carriers are angling to get in on the hype, with Verizon and AT&T both teasing that something big is coming to ...

RIP Android Market, long live Google Play
By Ryan Whitwam on March 7, 2012 at 5:16 am The Android Market has been Google's content store for apps since 2008, and more recently for books, movies, and music as well. Now, all that has changed with the announcement that the AndroidMarket was ...


Google launches shop for digital books, music, movies and games
Baltimore Sun
The Internet search giant consolidates Google Music, Google Books and Android Market into a digital media hub called Google Play to better compete with Apple. By Jessica Guynn and Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times In a bid to better compete with Apple and ...

Tech Ticker: Apple smartphone market share surges, Intel launches Xeon chip ...
Apple (AAPL) increased its share of US smartphone subscribers in the three months ended in January as the total number of US users of the handsets topped 100 million for the first time, comScore said Tuesday. Apple devices accounted for 29.5 percent of ...

Google seeking to sell Moto Mobility's set-top box unit: report
Chicago Sun-Times
BY SANDRA GUY Business Reporter March 7, 2012 10:54AM Google is working to sell Motorola Mobility's TV set-top box business even before Google takes over the Libertyville-based smartphone maker, according to a report in the New York ...

Report: Apple offers to settle patent fights with Motorola, Samsung--for a price
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) offered both Motorola Mobility (NYSE:MMI) and Samsung a way out of their respective ongoing patent litigation fights by licensing some of Apple's patents, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Google Play centralizes Android apps
San Francisco Chronicle
APPS Google Play starts Google Inc. has introduced a site called Google Play where users can findAndroid applications, music, books and movies in one place. The service brings together Google's various online stores that feature downloadable products, ...

Goodbye 'Android Market,' hello 'Google Play'
GMA News
This creates a more powerful experience around Android and also increases opportunities for content partners," CNET quoted Rosenberg as saying. Rosenberg added the Google Play strategy has been in the works for some time, but did not specify how long.

Google toys around with the Android Market, changes name to Google Play
Internet search leader Google has just announced it will rename its growing AndroidMarket to the more company-centered Google Play. Internet giant Google has announced it will change the name of its digital marketplace from the Android Market to the ...

Android annihilation via Apple $15 per sale tactics
Phones Review
Only yesterday we discussed the ongoing patents dispute between Motorola and Apple and how Google has been embroiled because of its merger with Motorola. Today we have news that Apple is looking for a settlement of up to $15 per Android smartphone from ...
Phones Review

Google Play absorbs Android Market and digital content
By David Meyer, ZDNet UK, 7 March, 2012 12:16 @superglaze Google has pulled together its Android app, music, movie and e-book services under the umbrella of the new 'Google Play' brand. Google has rebranded the Android Market and all its digital...


Google, Motorola Ordered to Hand Over Android Docs to Apple
PC Magazine
Apple made the request earlier this month, about two weeks after the Department of Justice and the European Commission approved the $12.5 billion merger of Motorola Mobility and Google, which has yet to formally close.

Google Play's glaring problem
Computerworld (blog)
By JR Raphael (@jr_raphael) Out with the old, in with the new: Google's new Google Play service is slowly making its way around the world, replacing the entities formerly known as the AndroidMarket, Google Music, and Google eBookstore.

Verizon Wireless's Fake Broadband Should Fool No One
PC Magazine
By Sascha Segan Verizon Wireless today announced "HomeFusion Broadband," a totally uncompetitive home broadband service that delivers pretty good 4G speeds to the residents of Birmingham, Alabama, at the punitive price of $59.99 for a mere 10GB.

Introducing Google Play | Android Developers Blog
By Dirk Dougherty
[This post is by Kenneth Lui, Android Developer Ecosystem. —Dirk Dougherty]. For more than a year we've been focused on expanding the reach, content, and monetization opportunities of AndroidMarket. We started by extending the store to ...
Android Developers Blog

iPad 4G LTE: if it happens, which carrier should you choose ...
By Steven Sande
Rumors have been circulating that Apple has somehow managed to balance battery life, a high-resolution display, and 4G LTE in the next iPad. We won't know until tomorrow if the latter actually makes it to the next-generation tablet, but if it ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Verizon LTE Review | Android Community
By Cory Gunther
Meet the latest tablet from team Samsung and Verizon complete with 4G LTE and a 7.7″ AMOLED HD display. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE is the newest member of the ever-growing range of Samsung tablets and fits in between all the other ...
Android Community

App turns Android tabs into math tools for the visually impaired ...
By Terrence O'Brien
The college's Medical and Electromechanical Design Laboratory (MED Lab) is working on an Androidapp that turns tablets into a teaching aid for the visually impaired. Areas of math that rely heavily on visual elements, such as algebra and ...

Temple Run coming to the Android Market on March 27th
By Dan Graziano
Imangi Studios on Tuesday announced that its hit iOS game, Temple Run, will be coming to theAndroid Market on March 27th. Temple Run is an Indiana Jones-like ”runner” game that has users sprint through obstacles and escape the ...
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Testing on iOS 5.1 Golden Master Reportedly Complete Ahead of ...
By Eric Slivka
According to Chronic Wire, iOS 5.1 has satisfied the requirements of Apple's quality assurance testing and is now ready to be released to the public, presumably just prior to the iPad 3 launch within the next few weeks. The report claims that ...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors..

Play dead, Android Market
By Tim Conneally
Google on Tuesday unveiled a major change to the Android Market: a name change. Since Google's content market is for Android devices and beyond, the destination formerly known as the AndroidMarket, is now known in the United States ...

Google Play is the new Android Market — Mobile Technology News
By Tom Krazit
Google has decided to overhaul the way it presents all of its digital content--apps, music, movies, and books--by changing the name of the Android Market to Google Play, in hopes of increasing interest in its content wares and simplifying the ...

Google Must Tell Apple Its Android Secrets, Says Judge
By Samantha Murphy
Google and Motorola were ordered by a judge on Monday to divulge data to Apple about their merger and the development of the Android. ... Apple is the one that owns the patents. Anyone who deny's that Android is a IOS clone is deluded.
Mashable » Dev & Design

Motorola LapDock Discounted To $50 For A Limited Time – Hurry ...
By Chris Chavez
If you're still hanging onto a Motorola Atrix 4G, you now have the opportunity to score one helluva deal from 1 Sale A Day. These guys have got a brand new.
Android Phone Fans

iOS Smokes Android in HTML5 Drag Race
By Rachelle Dragani
Apple's iOS handles HTML5-based games as much as three times better than Google's Android in HTML5, according to a new study from Spaceport. The report specifically measured how many images could be moved around the screen at a ...

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