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Wireless Spectrum Deal Could Unleash Super Wi-Fi - Technology Review: " . . . new communications technologies could be helped along by a deal announced in Washington last week that permits the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to sell off unused TV spectrum in two years. . . .  At the simplest level, the move could stave off a growing wireless overload. Mobile data usage worldwide is expected to grow 18-fold over the next five years. Wireless networks are showing signs of congestion even now. The major U.S. carriers—AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile—all are groaning under the growing demands of bandwidth-hogging smart phones, tablets, and wireless data cards for laptops. . . "

Report: iOS Loophole Lets Apps Access Your Entire Photo Library
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Apple is under fire for yet another iOS security issue. The New York Times' Nick Bilton is reporting that a loophole in iOS allows third-party developers to access your entire photo and video library, as well as the location data ...

Nokia CEO takes aim at Android
He has his sights set directly on Android. "Our focus is on competing with Android," Elop said during a keynote address at the Mobile World Congress show here today. "We want to bring them to Lumia." Elop struck a bullish tone when talking about the ...

Report: iOS Apps Can Access Private Photos Without Direct Permission
In 2010, when Apple released the fourth version of its mobile operating system iOS, full access to the user's photo library was added in order to make photo apps easier to use. While Apple doesn't have any rules against photo copying, ...


Google puts Android device menagerie on parade
by Stephen Shankland February 29, 2012 8:09 AM PST Follow @stshank Want to be wowed by the breadth of Android's hardware partnerships? Or repulsed by its chaos? Watch the history of Google's mobile OS slide by at Mobile World Congress.

Mobile World Congress: Day 3 smartphone wrap
MarketWatch (blog)
For now, here's what we've seen from the closely watched smartphone segment. So far, a number of handset manufacturers have launched duel- or quad-core phones, including HTC, LG and Huawei, with the latter claiming that its Ascend D phone is the ...

Google VP Dishes On Android Tablet and App Strategy
PC Magazine
Google's Vice President of Android Engineering explains the company's tablet app and Nexus device strategy. By Sascha Segan BARCELONA—Android is huge here at Mobile World Congress. There are Android phones and tablets everywhere, but we still aren't ...

Android on fire at Mobile World Congress, but not just for westerners
The Guardian (blog)
The majority of developers I've met say they are focusing on iOS and Android. In fact, the two are often run together: "iOSandAndroid" is definitely a mantra (although for interest, a decent number go on to say they're actively thinking about Windows ...

The Guardian (blog)

Samsung's Android edge puts squeeze on its rivals
Taipei Times
Companies such as HTC Corp (宏達電) and Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc risk being squeezed between South Korea's Samsung and China's Huawei Technologies Co (華為). HTC, which introduced its HTC One phone this week at the Mobile World Congress in ...

Nokia's Elop Reports 'Steady' Lumia Sales
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius BARCELONA - Nokia chief Stephen Elop today insisted that uptake of Nokia-based Windows Phones has been growing steadily each week, and have a real shot at becoming the third most-competitive mobile eco-system behind iOS and Android.

iOS photo access glitch fix incoming tip sources
The iOS loophole allowing developers to suck all of the photos stored on an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with rogue applications to a remote server is set to be closed by the next iOS release, sources claim. The functionality is supposedly unintentional ...


AT&T, Verizon Android Tablets Have Big Negatives
The P will be able to access AT&T's HSPA+ (no, not LTE) 4G network. The Sony Tablet P will also have unfettered access to AT&T's 20000 Wi-Fi access points in case its HSPA+ network isn't available. That means free Wi-Fi in tons of airports, hotels, ...

UK Broadband flicks switch on Blighty's first 4G network
By Bill Ray • Get more from this author MWC 2012 UK Broadband, wireless internet service provider to Swindon Council and beyond, has switched on its LTE network to claim the UK first, but don't expect to be making 4G phone calls any time soon.

LG, HTC Android Smartphones Go Quad-Core at MWC
Quad-core Android smartphones from LG, Huawei and HTC were all the rage at Mobile World Congress the last two days. Power management on these handsets is going to be a challenge, said IHS iSuppli. While several mobile technology themes came out of ...

Android, Apple Move to the Office
Wall Street Journal (blog)
As part of a push into businesses, HTC recently created a team called HTCPro that makes sure HTC's Android-based devices have the right features for enterprises. Devices powered by Androidas well as Apple's iPhone and iPad are making inroads in the ...

Apple Loophole Gives Developers Access to Photos
New York Times (blog)
On Apple devices, full access to the photo library was first permitted in 2010 when Apple released the fourth version of iOS. The change was intended to make photo apps more efficient. Google declined to comment on how its Android operating system for...

New York Times (blog)

T-Mobile emphasizing services over speed while waiting for LTE
The HTC One S Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone is headed to T-Mobile within 60 days. BARCELONA, Spain--T-Mobile has a plan. The smallest and weakest of the four top US wireless providers may be bruised after a breakup with would-be spouse AT&T, ...

iPad 3 vs. Android Tablets at Mobile World Congress
Android Tablets at Mobile World Congress After the 2012 Mobile World Congress wraps up in Barcelona, Spain, this week, the mobile world's attention will turn to San Francisco, where Apple is likely to announce the iPad 3 March 7.

Google aims for an Android in every pocket
By Ben Woods, ZDNet UK, 29 February, 2012 16:23 @BenWoodsZD The cost of entry-level Android smartphones will drop to around $70 — or £44 — within the next two years, as a result of falling component prices, Google has predicted. Androidphones have ...


Report: Apple loophole gives iOS developers access to user photos
Images stored on devices running Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS mobile operating system are vulnerable to downloaded applications that can copy the user's entire photo library without any further notification or warning, The New York Times reports.

Nokia increasingly confident against Android
TG Daily
Nokia is feeling increasingly confident that it can play with the big boys in today'ssmartphone race. At the Mobile World Congress in Spain this week, the manufacturer is gaining a lot of attention. It garnered a lot of interest last year too, ...

TG Daily

Silverman: This smartphone's big but the software's lacking
Houston Chronicle
By Dwight Silverman A visitor uses a stylus to draw a picture on a new Samsung Galaxy Notesmartphone Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Photo: MANU FERNANDEZ / AP A few companies have tried - unsuccessfully - to fill a niche with ...

Telstra set to launch second 4G handset
The Australian
TELSTRA has let slip that it will soon launch a new Samsung handset on its 4G network as it seeks to increase its lead in the nascent 4G market against its rivals, Optus and Vodafone. In an interview with The Australian at the Mobile World Congress in ...

iOS Apps May Steal Your Photos in iDevices, Fix Coming Soon
International Business Times
By Surojit Chatterjee: Subscribe to Surojit's RSS feed Another iOS security concern, when will it end? New to the scene is a security loophole in the way iOS allows users to share information about their location. An application that implements this ...

Samsung Galaxy S II, iPad 2 Top MWC Awards
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius BARCELONA - Despite not having a presence here at Mobile World Congress, Apple's iPad 2 was named the best tablet at the conference, though the Samsung Galaxy S II bested the iPhone 4S in the smartphone category.

Google Voice Actions Knocks Out Siri on Motorola Android Phones
Google's Voice Actions competes with Apple's Siri on the Motorola Photon 4G, Atrix 2 and ElectrifyAndroid smartphones. Motorola Mobility (NYSE:MMI) demonstrated how Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Voice Actions speech recognition software defeated Apple's own ...

The Sony smartphone Xperia S arrives in stores
Spanish consumers are the first to get their hands on the new Sony smartphone Xperia(TM) S. To coincide with Mobile World Congress, Sony Mobile Communications has made Xperia S exclusively available at the Sony Store in Barcelona this morning.

4G LTE Network Displays Big League Speed, Power for Baseball Fans in Spring ...
Sacramento Bee
29, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- As Major League ballplayers work out during Spring Training, baseball fans across Florida also will experience the latest display of speed and power from the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network in numerous Grapefruit League ...

Huawei Ascend D Quad (black)
The Huawei Ascend D Quad, an Android 4.0 quad-core smartphone, was introduced at Mobile World Congress 2012. Huawei claims it's the fastest smartphone around. Huawei Chairman Richard Yu took the stage at the MWC show in Barcelona, Spain, ...

Nokia fights back with cheaper smartphone
Vancouver Sun
Finnish mobile-phone maker Nokia hopes to win back market share by targeting a wider audience with a cheaper smartphone that uses Microsoft's Windows Phone software. Nokia last year dumped its own smartphone software in favour of Windows Phone to step ...

Motorola asks business users to defect, offers $200 for new Android ...
By Andrew Munchbach
Motorola Mobility wants business users on Android handsets, and to accomplish this the company has decided to put its money where its mouth is. Starting today, Moto will offer up to $200 to smartphone users that trade in their old, BLUR-less ...

Exent's GameTanium Mobile launches for Android tabs -- Engadget
By James Trew
Game provider Exent has brought its subscription platform to Android tablets and offers unlimited access to titles such as Fruit Ninja, Baseball Superstars and T-Racer HD. The service rolls in at a cent under six dollars a month, and there's a ...

Siri vs. Android: Which Is Better at Understanding Voice Commands?
By Brent Rose
Motorola created a bit of a stir yesterday when it released a video compared Android's Voice Actions on the Atrix 2 with iOS's Siri on an iPhone 4S. Fanboys screamed ... The tests were conducted overWi-Fi, so no need to call 4G shenanigans.

Motorola offering up to $200 for switching to one of their business ...
By Quentyn Kennemer
They're offering up to $200 to those who trade their phones in toward devices like the DROID RAZR MAXX, the DROID 4, the PHOTON 4G and more. ... 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Business users who are looking to trade in their old smartphone and bring an Android-based device to work now have a more compelling reason than ever to make the leap, with Motorola Mobility's new program designed to help professional consumers - or “prosumers” — make the switch. Starting tomorrow ...
Android Phone Fans

iOS Flaw Allows Developers Access to User Photos - John ...
By John Paczkowski
First reported by 9to5Mac, the loophole was recently examined by the New York Times, which confirmed that by allowing an iOS app access to location information, that app can then copy a user's entire photo library -- without any further ...

Android Community Evening Wrap-Up: February 28, 2012 | Android ...
By Sam Koutroulakis
We've seen a few more hints at the future of Android today from Google's MWC keynote. Eric Schmidt spoke for roughly an hour on what to expect for the future of Android development, howAndroid will become even more economically ...
Android Community

Strava for iOS and Android: Gold medal app or a bust? — Mobile ...
By Kevin C. Tofel
As a daily runner, I use mobile tech to track exercise so I can learn more about what training methods are working compared to those that aren't. Strava Run, for both iOS and Android, is a mobile application I recently tested. Is it a winner?

Sprint TV offers free TV shows to iOS customers | TUAW - The ...
By Kelly Hodgkins
Sprint TV offers free TV shows to iOS customers. by Kelly Hodgkins Feb 29th 2012 at 10:38AM. Sprint customers with an iPhone can now watch their TV on the go thanks to the new Sprint TV App. Available for free for Sprint customers, the app ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

iOS Photo and Video Privacy Issues Highlighted with New Test ...
By Eric Slivka
The New York Times tested this behavior by commissioning an iOS developer to write a simple test application dubbed "PhotoSpy" that demonstrates how a simple pop-up requesting permission to access location information can actually lead ...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

New App Stats for Publishers on Android Market | Android ...
By Dirk Dougherty
If you've published an app on Android Market, you've probably used Application Statistics to help tune your development and marketing efforts. Application Statistics is a set of dashboards in the Developer Console that shows your app's ...
Android Developers Blog

Permission loophole gives developers access to iOS photo library ...
By Dan Graziano
The New York Times reported on Tuesday that a user's address book isn't the only information vulnerable on iOS devices, however. The publications claims photos can also be accessed by third-party app developers. Read on for more.
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Root the Motorola Droid XYBoard 10.1 in One Click - Android Authority
By Alvin Ybañez
In the case of the recently released Motorola Droid XYBoard 10.1 on Verizon, developer Dan Rosenberg, a.k.a djrbliss, has created a rooting file package that easily roots your Motorola Droid XYBoard 10.1. Such a hassle-free solution opens ... Wifi-Only version of Motorola Xyboard shipping Mid-January, Pre-Order yours' Today! banner_Xyboard ... Fujitsu Demos Quad-Core Android 4.0 Prototype Smartphone with LTE Support and a 13.1 Megapixel Camera · Intel-vs-the-world-2012 ...
Android Authority

Motorola Mobility Celebrates Hollywood's Biggest Night with Special ...
Fans will have their chance to win this special edition smartphone through a Twitter ... 22, 2012 –Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) has added another layer of ...

Motorola asks business users to defect, offers $200 for new Android ...
Motorola Mobility wants business users on Android handsets, and to ... Starting today, Moto will offer up to $200 to smartphone users that trade in ... T-Mobile lost more customers in Q4, will launch LTE in 2013 with AWS spectrum from AT&T ...

The Smartphone Revolution Is Over (For Now) | Fast Company
The smartphone, it seems, has hit an evolutionary dead end. ... GHz, one sports a quad-core CPU, they run Android 4.0 or Windows Phone 7, they have different ...

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