Verizon Will Double LTE Footprint by Year's End

Verizon Will Double LTE Footprint by Year's End - John Paczkowski ...
By John Paczkowski
Verizon is seriously beefing up its fourth-generation mobile broadband network. Now if only it ... And to drive usage on its beefed-up LTE network, Verizon says that for the rest of the year it will add only4G LTE-capable handsets to its portfolio.

Android Pattern Lock Stumps FBI
By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal, PCWorld Mar 15, 2012 6:37 AM The FBI is seeking a warrant to compel Google to unlock an Android phone that was confiscated from an alleged pimp. Special Agent Jonathan R. Cupina of the San Diego division is requesting the ...

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 hands-on (video)
By Zach Honig posted Mar 15th 2012 8:23AM If you were paying very close attention during Samsung's IFA announcements last year, you may have caught wind of a 3.6-inch PMP, fittingly called the Galaxy S WiFi 3.6. Now, Samsung has confirmed that this ...

New iPad 4G Data Plans: AT&T vs. Verizon
PC Magazine
The new 4G LTE iPad will be available from AT&T and Verizon. Which one is the better deal for you? By Alex Colon The new iPad will be available tomorrow, so make sure to set your alarm early and take the morning off if you want to be first in line.

Will Android tablets overtake the iPad by 2015?
ZDNet (blog)
As predicted, Android made some strong gains in 4Q11, thanks in large part to the Amazon Kindle Fire's success (the Fire runs a custom version of Google's AndroidOS). Android grew its market share from 32.3% in 3Q11 to 44.6% in 4Q11. As a result, iOS ...

ZDNet (blog)

Verizon, ATandT LTE Expansion Arrives In Time for New iPad
New Apple iPad users will have a number of new markets in which to enjoy 4G LTE speeds, thanks to new deployments from AT&T and Verizon — which just passed its 200th market. Verizon Wireless has good news for anyone planning on picking up the new, ...

Verizon's LTE iPad finally gives us data how we always wanted, on our terms
ZDNet (blog)
By Matthew Miller | March 15, 2012, 8:47am PDT Summary: I get ticked when I see carriers charging extra for tethering fees, especially if you don't even use up what you purchased on your smartphone. The new Verizon LTE iPad gets it right, finally.

Apple's 4G iPad debuts in Australia; stock soars
By Lincoln Feast and Narayanan Somasundaram | SYDNEY (Reuters) - Apple Inc's new iPad went on sale in Australia early on Friday, greeted by throngs of fans hungry to get hold of the US consumer giant's latest 4G-ready tablet computer.

LTE Will Help Make In-flight Data Access Cheaper, Vendors Say
LTE can provide a more efficient, low-cost alternative to current systems that use satellites, offering high-speed connections for passengers via onboard Wi-Fi or mobile networks, according to a statement from Deutsche Telekom. Besides the lower cost, ...

Ice Cream Sandwich: Android 4.0 Updates Announced For HTC Rezound, Sensation ...
Huffington Post
HTC said that they've begun rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich to the Sensation and Sensation XE, with the Sensation 4G and Sensation XL to receive their upgrades in the weeks afterwards. HTC has no other timing info about Android 4.0 on its other handsets ...

Android patent trial set for next month
Christian Science Monitor
Android suit could run into hundreds of millions of dollars. By Dan Levine, Reuters / March 15, 2012 Oracle CEO Larry Ellison addresses the audience during a 2010 speech in San Francisco. In a suit scheduled to start next month, Oracle is charging that ...

Christian Science Monitor

Amazon Appstore for Android Celebrates First Birthday with a Week of Deals on ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SEATTLE, Mar 15, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon Appstore for Android is celebrating its first birthday with a week of deals on some of its customers' favorite apps and games, including iconic titles such as Fruit Ninja, Wolfram Alpha, Splashtop Remote ...

Amazon Celebrates Android Appstore Birthday With App Discounts
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn The Amazon Android Appstore is celebrating its first birthday by putting a lot of popular apps on sale for the next week. Amazon announced that starting Thursday, the promotion kicks off with 67 percent off Plants vs. Zombies.

Gravity or jealousy? Either way I'm getting a new iPad
CNET (blog)
After a drop off a desk destroyed my iPad 2, I went back to my Android tablet, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. But I won't be staying. by Stephen Shankland March 15, 2012 8:12 AM PDT Follow @stshank A trip off the desk, landing charging cable first on a ...

Verizon Wireless Continues to Aggressively Expand 4G LTE Network In ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The company has expanded 4G LTE coverage in the Philadelphia area, Central Pennsylvania and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in Northeastern Pennsylvania. In the Philadelphia area, the expanded coverage now includes communities such as Woodbury, Woodstown, ...

Clearwire Inks LTE Wholesale Pact With Leap Wireless
Wall Street Journal
(CLWR) inked a five-year wholesale deal with Leap Wireless International Inc. (LEAP) to supply the pay-as-you-go carrier with high-speed mobile broadband service, marking the second agreement for it nascent high-speed network.

Clearwire, Leap Wireless Ink 4G LTE Deal
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Cricket Communications today announced a five-year deal with Clearwire to leverage the provider's network for Cricket's upcoming 4G LTE network. Cricket, owned by Leap Wireless, becomes the second-biggest company to sign on to ...

Cricket Leaps to Clearwire for LTE Offload
By Stephen Lawson, IDG News LightSquared suffered another blow to its hoped-for wholesale 4Gmobile business on Wednesday as budget carrier Cricket announced it will use Clearwire to flesh out a planned LTE service. Cricket was LightSquared's first ...

China to Overtake US as Top Smartphone Market in 2012
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo China is poised to overtake the US as the leading market for smartphoneshipments in 2012, according to new data from IDC. The research firm on Thursday predicted China will have a 20.7 percent share of the global smartphone ...

4G LTE Agreement Between Cricket And Clearwire Announced
LightSquared suffered another blow to its hoped-for wholesale 4G mobile business plans this week as budget carrier Cricket announced it will use Clearwire to fill out a planned LTE service. Cricket becomes the second would-be customer to turn to ...


LG Connect 4G (MetroPCS)
At CES this year, MetroPCS announced two new smartphones that will run on its 4G LTE network. One was the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G, and the other was the more spec-robust LG Connect 4G. The LG Connect 4G is the carrier's first dual-core handset, ...

Apple's 4G iPad debuts in Australia; stock soars
Chicago Tribune
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Apple Inc's new iPad went on sale in Australia early on Friday, greeted by throngs of fans hungry to get hold of the US consumer giant's latest 4G-ready tablet computer. While numbers were down compared with launches of earlier iPads ...

Android Tablets Can't Compete With iPad 2, Let Alone New iPad: Analyst
Fox Business
The analyst wrote in a research note on Wednesday that due to the company's leading hardware specs, competitive pricing and iOS developer and application ecosystems, Apple's lead will not be challenged in the near future. In fact, according to Walkley, ...

Apple: 'Spectacular Screen,' 'Zippy' LTE in iPad Reviews
Barron's (blog)
However, if you're in the market for your first tablet, or upgrading from the original iPad or an Androiddevice, do not hesitate. The new iPad is the most functional, usable, and beautiful tablet that any company has ever produced.

Remote-controlled Android malware stealing banking credentials
ZDNet (blog)
By Ryan Naraine | March 15, 2012, 9:54am PDT Summary: The malicious Android application targets specific well-known financial entities posing as a Token Generator application. Security researchers at McAfee have discovered a malicious Android ...

Despite higher network speeds, no FaceTime calls over LTE
Ars Technica
By Jacqui Cheng | Published March 15, 2012 9:35 AM Despite their higher-speed LTE network connection, third-generation iPads still can't make FaceTime calls over anything but WiFi. The Verge confirmed this on Wednesday night as part of the landslide of ...

Why China Matters To Apple, Others: This Year It Will Become The World's ...
But according to IDC the opportunity is just beginning for Apple and others working in the smartphone world: China is set to become the world's largest smartphone market this year, overtaking the US, which has led in years past.


Android 5.0 – Jelly Bean: 8 Features We Want
International Business Times
HTC smartphones already have several toggle switches to turn on/off GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Efficient File Management: An efficient file manager is what everybody is expecting with the new Android 5.0 because a smartphone or tablet will have an ...

International Business Times

Clearwire, Leap Make Wholesale Pact
Wall Street Journal
By GREG BENSINGER Clearwire Corp. signed a five-year wholesale deal with Leap Wireless International Inc. to supply the pay-as-you-go carrier with high-speed mobile broadband service, an initial milestone in Clearwire's effort to reposition itself ...

Google, Glaxo, Victoria’s Secret: Intellectual Property - Businessweek: "Google Inc. (GOOG), creator of the most- used Internet search engine, received a patent on a technology that will push advertising into a new area of telephone use. Patent 8,135,613, issued yesterday, covers ring-back advertising. A “ring back” is what is heard by the user of a phone when the number dialed is ringing. According to the patent, even though advertising “unnecessarily bothers consumers,” the method covered by the patent provides an advertisement when the person listening would otherwise have to listen to some other form of audio."

Cricket looks to enhance LTE rollout plan, strikes five-year deal with ...
By Edgar Alvarez
"The high-speed 4G LTE networks we are deploying will complement our robust 3G network and allow us to continue innovating value for our Cricket customers," said Doug Hutcheson, President and CEO of Leap Wireless International, Inc., Cricket's parent ... We are very pleased to provide Cricket with additional mobile broadband resources to supplement their own LTE build and we plan to continue to actively seek new opportunities to serve the needs of other 4G providers." ...

FaceTime Video Calls Still Limited to Wi-Fi as LTE iPad Rolls Out ...
By Eric Slivka
The Verge confirms in its testing with a review unit of the new iPad with 4G LTE that FaceTime video calling remains limited to Wi-Fi networks despite the fact that LTE offers greater bandwidth than many Wi-Fi networks. We've just confirmed ...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

Amazon's Appstore For Android Turns One: 31K Apps, Millions Sold ...
By Sarah Perez
Perhaps not looking forward to the Apple comparisons, where some lucky customer recently downloaded the 25 billionth iOS app, Amazon's director of Amazon Appstore for Android, Aaron Rubenson, hedged exact figures by referring to ...
TechCrunch » Mobile

New iPad Meta-Review: 4G and Retina Really Are That Great
By Andrew Tarantola
Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that you hold this in your hands, or maybe it's the technology that Apple is utilizing, or maybe it's the responsiveness of iOS - but there's something almost bizarre about how good this screen is. After the launch event, I described the ... With the addition of the Retina display, LTE, more memory, and a more powerful CPU, Apple has absolutely held onto the iPad's market position as the dominant player and product to beat. Wall Street Journal...

Android Overload: Cricket Signs 4G LTE Deal With Clearwire ...
By Chris Chavez
If you don't know what this Android Overload thing is all about, this is the place where we stash all the news stories that made it past out desks — and didn't get featured on our front page — from throughout our day. You can always come here ...
Android Phone Fans

Android rules the world?
By Joe Wilcox
After thrice predicting that Windows Phone would beat out Apple's iOS by 2015, IDC has another for the same year: Android media tablet shipments will exceed iPad. By that reckoning, the firm predicts that Google's mobile OS will dominate the two ... Google sends the wrong message to everyone letting its Motorola Mobility subsidiary take as much as a year to update devices to Ice Cream Sandwich. Yeah, that sure instills confidence in the platform. 2. Amazon. Only Amazon has done ...

Users want larger smartphone displays, says ... - Android Community
By Michael Crider
Though the poll size wasn't given, presumably it's a relatively even sample of US and UK smartphoneowners – Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, etc. No matter which manufacturer their current phone came from, they wanted a screen that's larger ...
Android Community

Verizon: LTE everywhere and in all future smartphones — Mobile ...
By Kevin Fitchard
Verizon Wireless is upping its already considerable commitment to LTE, revealing to the Dow Jones that it will complete its core LTE rollout this year and reiterating its commitment to selling only 4Gsmartphones from here on out. ... covered, which is only 10 million more than it previously projected, but it will leave the operator only 30 million people short of completely overlaying its CDMA network with 4G as well as bring the mobile broadband service to 400 cities, large and small.

Android 4.0 update coming soon to 16 HTC devices
By Dan Graziano
The Taiwanese company is currently in the early stages of rolling out Android 4.0 for the Sensation and Sensation XE, with the Sensation 4G and Sensation XL scheduled to follow. Additional updates will be “more widely available in the next ...
BGR: The Three Biggest Letters In Tech

Samsung doesn't deny Android-based camera: Digital Photography ...
Several Android tablet makers promised 4-core tablets to compete with the new iPad 3, but why are none for sale? There is only the Asus Transformer Prime, with its bad speaker and hobbled GPS. Why does Samsung have 4G trouble with ...
News: Digital Photography Review... » HTC and Samsung Android 4 Upgrades
By Sam Churchill
HTC is getting an ICE makeover with an Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) upgrade, announced on a slew of devices. HTC said 16 of its smartphones are due to get the update imminently, including the Droid Incredible 2, Amaze 4G and ...

Foursquare - Android Apps on Google Play
Introducing Google Play Learn More · Shop Android Apps; More ... Average rating: 4.2. 93094. Harry on March 14, 2012 (HTC Evo 4G with version 2012.03. 09) ...

T-Mobile® myTouch™ 4G Slide - Black phone details from T-Mobile
T-Mobile® myTouch™ 4G Slide - Black. Overall Average Rating. 4.0 / 5 (117 reviews). Capture the moment with the most advanced camera of any smartphone.

Smart Actions App - Make Your Smartphone Smarter ... - Motorola
Android Phones ... MOTOROLA XYBOARD with WIFI 10.1 · MOTOROLA XYBOARD with WIFI 8.2 · DROID XYBOARD 10.1 by MOTOROLA ... You'll be getting the most out of your smartphone in no time. ... ©2012 MOTOROLA MOBILITY, INC. ... OEM, wireless broadband networks and other business products and solutions?

AndroidCentral's Channel - YouTube
OverSkreen for Android AndroidCentral 2477 views Josh takes a look at the ... Zookeeper DX Touch Edition for Android AndroidCentral 417 views Josh takes a ...

iPad 3 4G Teardown - iFixit
iFixit - iPad 3 4G Teardown: iPad 3 4G Teardown. ... It appears that 4G LTE on the iPad 3 does not actually work while upside-down. Uh-oh, which iPad is this?

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