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Bye Bye BlackBerry. How Long Will Apple Last?
The company once commanded more than half of the American smartphone market. Today it has 10 percent.” Both metrics continue their downhill slide. If RIM can't pull a rabbit out of the hat, the BlackBerry will become the latest case study exemplifying ...

Beware Android Malware Masquerading as Chinese Game
By Ellen Messmer, NetworkWorld It may look like an app for a Chinese game called "The Roar of the Pharaoh," but it's actually just another fake Android app that's really a malware Trojan in disguise, according to security researchers warning about it.

Why Google isn't worried about Android revenue
The supposedly damning point is that Google's revenue from Android pales in comparison to its mobile revenue in general, which is on a $2.5 billion annual pace driven mostly by mobile searches on iOS devices and in-app advertising through Google's ...

iOS Users Spend More Per App than Amazon Appstore Users, But Just Barely
Hot Hardware
Apple rakes in the most loot with its highly popular iOS platform, however Amazon is quickly closing the gap, at least in terms of revenue per active user. This is something that Flurry, a mobile analytics firm and monetization platform, ...

Hot Hardware

iPhone and Smartphone Up, BlackBerry Falls
South Asian News Agency
Apple's iPhone and devices based on Google's Android operating system are running away in a rapidly growing smartphone market that is now as large at the feature phone space, according to numbers in the latest Nielsen Wire report.

Huawei to Pursue Work Related to Australia's Broadband Network
By Soraya Permatasari on March 31, 2012 Huawei Technologies Co., China's largest maker of telephone equipment, said it will continue to pursue projects related to Australia's broadbandnetwork after being banned from bidding on contracts over security ...

Australian WiFi inventors win US legal battle
Turkish Press
Australian government science body CSIRO said Sunday it had won a multi-million-dollar legal settlement in the United States to license its patented technology that underpins the WiFiplatform worldwide. Scientists from the agency invented the wireless ...

Opinion: The challenges facing BlackBerry maker, RIM
Research In Motion has a battle on its hands if it is to win back the hearts and minds of thesmartphone-buying public. Earnings are down, sales are down, and now the company is battling rumors that it is pulling out of the consumer market altogether.

It's Not Google's Fault That Android Tablets Have Failed
By Evan Niu (TMFNewCow), The Motley Fool Android tablets have failed. Plain and simple. By just about any measure you can come up with, Google (NAS: GOOG) has been unsuccessful so far in translating its Android successes in the smartphone market to the ...

New addictive iOS games that are impossible to put down
CNET (blog)
This week's collection of iOS apps are games that keep you coming back for more. The first is a puzzle game that challenges you to reach the goal using your mind as well as your reflexes. The second has you solving puzzles while navigating unique ...

Apple Says It May Offer iPad Refunds to Customers in Australia
Washington Post
March 28 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. said it's prepared to offer iPad refunds to Australian customers after the nation's consumer commission accused the company of misleading people that the new tablet is compatible with local 4G networks.

Huawei Technologies still on NBN scene
Herald Sun
THE Chinese company banned from bidding on contracts for Australia's national broadbandnetwork because of security concerns has said it will continue to pursue work related to the project. Huawei Technologies, China's largest maker of telephone ...

Google proposes Android revenue for Oracle
Pakistan Observer
London—Google proposed to pay Oracle a percentage of Android revenue if Oracle could prove patent infringement of the mobile operating technology at an upcoming trial, but Oracle rebuffed the offer as too low, according to a court filing late.

Australian Wi-Fi inventors win legal battle for US patent
Taipei Times
Australian government science body the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) said yesterday it had won a multi-million dollar legal settlement in the US to license its patented technology that underpins the Wi-Fi platform ...

Judge affirms vital Apple touchscreen patent in case against Motorola
Apple Insider
By Josh Ong Judge Richard Posner has issued an order upholding some of Apple's patent claims against Motorola Mobility that one analysis believes will likely result in a finding of infringement on Motorola's part. Patent expert Florian Mueller of Foss ...

Huawei Australia chief eyes bidding on other broadband contracts
Chicago Tribune
SYDNEY, April 1 (Reuters) - Chinese telecom equipment firm Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Australia Chairman John Lord said on Sunday that there are still parts of Australia's $38 billion national broadband network (NBN) the company wants to bid for ...

Android 4.0 Coming to Sony's Xperia Handsets Soon
Tom's Guide
Google's ice cream cart is slowly making its way through the Android neighborhood, dishing out servings of v4.0 sandwiches as fast as it can. As previously reported, Google blames the slow rollout on the sheer number of qualified hardware sets, ...

Seas0nPass Offers iOS 5 Jailbreak For Apple TV 2, Apple TV 3 Lucks Out
One Apple product that stayed in the dark though was the Apple TV, especially since the iOS 5.0 update. Fortunately, FireCore was hard at work so it could finally announce a new Seas0nPass jailbreak for the Apple TV 2. The tethered jailbreak means if ...

Verizon Drops Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G to $99
Technology Bloom News
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G Android smartphone leads all other 4G handsets in user accessible built-in storage out-of-the-box, while providing several other important features which rank at the high end of the entire 4G smartphonemarketplace.

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Huawei to Seek Projects Related to Australia's Broadband Network
Bloomberg Australia-NZ
Huawei Technologies Co., China's largest maker of telephone equipment, said it will continue to seek projects related to Australia's broadband network after being banned from bidding on contracts over security concerns. “Our argument will always be ...

Google Revolutionizes The Smartphone Keyboard With Gmail Tap
Last December, Google launched a scribbling feature to its Gmail app for iOS, noting that scribbling as we know it today dates back to the cave etchings of prehistoric humans. Now, Google is adding another twist to the Gmail app.


First LTE-enabled Windows Phones due to arrive April 8
Network World
The highly acclaimed Nokia Lumia 900 and massive HTC Titan II, which use AT&T's speedy 4G LTE network, both go on sale across the US on April 8. But will consumers care? By Marco Chiappetta on Sat, 03/31/12 - 11:00pm. TechBriefcase is a new, ...

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx shows longevity in the 4G market
Technology Bloom News
Up to 21.5 hours is consistently achieved, yet adding an 85% bigger battery than exists on the Motorola Droid Razr does not make the Razr MAXX overly bulky or heavy. As you probably know, Motorola designed their Droid Razr Android smartphone to be the ...

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iPhone, Android Smartphone Use Jumps, BlackBerry Falls: Nielsen
Google's Android OS—which is used by a wide variety of device makers, from Samsung andMotorola to HTC and LG Electronics—now holds about 48 percent of the smartphone market in the United States. Almost a third—32.1 percent—of smartphone owners ...

Five Reasons Why Developers Need To Be Wary About Android
A recent survey by IDC on mobile application development has brought out an interesting trend with Android developers. They're not as excited about Google's mobile OS platform as they were last year. While a drop to 79% of developers remaining “very ...

BlueStacks: A getting started-guide for Android lovers
BlueStacks lets you run Android apps on your Windows machine. Here's how to use it. March 31, 2012, 7:50 AM — If you're dying to run Android applications on your Windows machine, then you'll want to check out the recently released BlueStacks App ...

Google to sell co-branded Android tablets in a new online store
Most rumors suggest Google has contracted Asus to build a sub-$200 Android tablet, and now the Wall Street Journal weighs in, firmly stating that Google will open a new online store that'll sell co-branded Android tablets by other makers.

Ahead of the Bell: Research in Motion
Analysts said they expect tough times to continue for Research in Motion Ltd., following the struggling BlackBerry maker's disclosure that it will return its focus to its corporate customers after failing to compete with flashier iPhone and Android ...

Android Isn'ta Platform; It's a Meta-Platform
Gotta Be Mobile
James Kendrick asks the question “Android: Is it even a real platform?” I respond with a solid “sort of” as I explain how Android has become a meta-platform*, a platform for other platforms. The terms “operating system” and “platform” are often used ...

Study: Amazon Trouncing Google in Android App Revenue
PC Magazine
Flurry examined a "basket of top apps" that were released for Apple's iOS, the AndroidMarket/Play Store, and Amazon's own Appstore. The firm found that for every dollar spent on theiOS version of the app, 89 cents were spent on the app within the ...

EU considering Motorola investigation
(NASDAQ:MSFT) against Motorola about the use of key patents, the European Union's competition chief said Friday. Earlier this year, the commission, the EU's antitrust body, received two complaints against Motorola Mobility Inc. (NYSE:MMI) over the use ...

Android Apps: 5 Things You Should Remember Before Buying Them
International Business Times
By Prarthito Maity: Subscribe to Prarthito's RSS feed A cool looking Android app is bound to attract our attention, and the app attracts us more if it's free for download. Though many free apps provide good service, yet sometimes they end up having ...

International Business Times

What Will Google Gain From an Online Tablet Store?
A Google tablet sold in an online store would likely run the next version of Android , called Jelly Bean, a PC World columnist said. Google is also in the final stages of acquiring Motorola Mobility, once China approves as expected , which would make ...

Free up space on your iOS device
But those updates affect owners of older iOS devices as well. After all, you're downloading the same app that runs on a new iPad, even if you're using an iPad 2 or (in the case of universal apps) an iPhone. As a result, your 16GB iPhone or iPad may ...

Review: Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Delivers Big Performance at a Small Price (blog)
In terms of accuracy, the Blaze 4G probably has the most responsive haptic keys we've ever tested on an Android device, as there was no stutter present when transitioning through each command button. That's an indication of the CPU's dominate ...

Android Will Overtake Windows By 2016, Analyst Says
By Kristin Bent, CRN Windows' days as reigning OS champ may be numbered as Android devices continue to thrive, according to market researcher IDC. In a report published Thursday, IDC said that shipments of "smart connected devices" -- PCs, ...

Android 4.0 ICS Update: Leaked Image Reveals Droid RAZR/Maxx and HTC Rezound ...
International Business Times
By Kukil Bora: Subscribe to Kukil's RSS feed Joining the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S are three more Android smartphones, namely the Verizon Droid RAZR, RAZR Maxx and HTC Rezound, which will apparently get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) ...

International Business Times

Paper Camera app adds cartoonish effects to photos
By TJ Donegan, TODAY Paper Camera is another in a long line of camera enhancement applications for Android and iOS devices that applies a variety of cartoonish effects to your photos. Whether you're after comic book inking,...


Why Google's Tablet Store Isn't the Nexus One All Over Again
PC Magazine
By Sascha Segan The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Google is starting a store to sell Android tablets online. This is an attempt to jumpstart the sales of tablets running Google-approved versions of Android, which haven't been doing well ...

Balsillie's exit clears RIM's path for new strategy
Before Research In Motion Ltd.'s new chief executive officer, Thorsten Heins, could take the troubled smartphone giant down a radically different path, the company's board of directors knew that something had to be done. Jim Balsillie, one of the two ...

Galaxy S3 Vs. One X: Stiff Android Battle Ahead; Will HTC Feel Samsung's Force?
International Business Times
It will also be available in a 4G LTE model. Smartphone lovers are now tired of waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S3. And this might be the right time for HTC to launch its best soldier to reign in the Android smartphone market "kingdom" and enjoy the ...
International Business Times

Mobile 4G Wi-Fi hotspot: iPad vs. NetZero vs. Jetpack
How does the 4G iPad stack up against some of the dedicated mobile hotspot competition if you need to connect your devices on the go? March 31, 2012, 7:02 AM — Nobody goes out to buy a4G iPad expecting to use it only as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.

Windows Phone Market Share is So Small, Nielsen Doesn't Even List It
On its most recent blog post, Nielsenreports findings about smartphone use in the United States. It shows that smartphone use is at an inflection point: As of February, 50% of all mobile phones in the US were smartphones. By next month, it's likely ...

Android this week: Nexus tablet confirmed; Galaxy Note sales; Use fewer bits ...
A Google Nexus tablet, however, would likely be a Wi-Fi only device, so the customer relationship would be directly between Google and the end users. Google doesn't even need to rely on the web only as it could sell its tablet through retail stores ...


Back up against wall, RIM looks toward BlackBerry 10
Christian Science Monitor
By Matthew Shaer / March 30, 2012 RIM, the maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, recorded a dismal fiscal Q4. Here, visitors inspect Blackberry mobile phones at their booth at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover, Germany. Research In Motion reported ...

Christian Science Monitor

Apple updates Australian store to further clarify 4G abilities of new iPad
Apple Insider
It is stated prominently above the the 4G LTE models in Apple's online store. "It is not compatible with current Australian 4G LTE networks and WiMAX networks. For service from a wireless carrier, sign up for a simple, month-by-month plan on your iPad ...

Community WiFi: It's a digital day for the neighborhood
Washington Post
This is despite the fact that, Rhea says, people pay for the full capacity of broadband Internet but rarely use all of it. That extra broadband can be given away with little interference to their own usage. In a mesh network, someone volunteers to be a ...

Google Makes More From iPhones Than it Does From Android
That at least is the conclusion of this interesting calculation done by the Guardian, that Google makes more in revenue from it's deal with Apple for iPhones than it does with it's own Androidecosystem. Android generated less than $550m in revenues ...

LG Lucid (Verizon Wireless)
PC Magazine
The LG Lucid for Verizon Wireless is a powerful Android smartphone at an unusually low up-front price. The LG Lucid ($79.99) may be a budget Android smartphone for Verizon Wireless, but it never seems inexpensive. It wasn't too long ago that 4G LTE ...

Surging Android to Eclipse Windows PCs by 2016, IDC Says
By Maximum PC on March 31, 2012 in Research You can't walk down the street without noticing at least one person wielding a smartphone, and in more busy areas such as airports or even on the bus, you're likely to spot bipeds bouncing their fingers on a ...

How Android and iOS became smartphone superpowers (infographic)
But the world we live in has changed, and Google's Android and Apple's iOS are at the center of a mind-boggling mobile revolution. Here we look back at howsmartphone superpowers Android and iOS have taken over the universe.

Build a bigger BlackBerry, and they (hopefully) will come
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Getty Images It seemed trouble was brewing for Research in Motion, the maker of the BlackBerrysmartphone. I tried to ignore it, but it was all over the Internet and social media. When a new head honcho of a big technology outfit like RIM speaks about ...

Samsung Galaxy S3 Release Date: Is It Coming In April Or May? (Roundup Of ...
International Business Times
By Akansha Srivastava: Subscribe to Akansha's RSS feed Samsung Electronics continues to keep silence over the highly anticipated smartphone of the year -- Samsung Galaxy S3. However, the media world is abuzz with the next generation gadget's rumored ...

Fragmentation? Open Source? Buzzwords For Android, And Also ...
By Ingrid Lunden
Buzzwords For Android, And Also Google's Latest Effort, Google Campus ... He described Campus' oversubscribed opening party the other week as a “beta” event: some issues with trash and two broken toilets, “but at least the WiFi held up.” ...

Top 5 Podcast Apps for Android
By Rob Lammle
The top five Android podcast apps for Android users. ... Another agree. Doggcatcher is the best podcast client for Android, no question. Complete configurability, responsive dev, great UI. April 1, 2012 07:32:51 Reply 0 Flag this comment ...
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Android 4.0.4 for Nexus S 4G leaked
By Raveesh Bhalla
Android 4.0.4 for Nexus S 4G leaked. by Raveesh Bhalla on April 1st, 2012 at 11:27 am. The Nexus ... Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX · Pantech Burst · Rumored Phones · LG Optimus Elite · HTC Droid Incredible 4G · LG Cayman. Archives ...
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Please Have a Seat, Your Smartphone Will Be ... - Huffington Post
By Karthika Muthukumaraswamy
Tapping into the sensitivity of a smartphone's touchscreen, they are working to enable mobile devices to double as test tubes and sample slides. Using a film that can selectively react to biomolecules, phones of the future will be able to ...
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Meizu MX and M9 stock Android 4.0 public beta released | The Verge
By Dante D'Orazio
Meizu promised that it'd release a public Android 4.0 beta for both the dual-core MX and the M9, and now it's available. Android enthusiasts will be glad to hear that the beta is a stock version of...
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Android OS set to overtake Microsoft's Windows by 2016
By Ankit Banerjee
According to a report by IDC, the Android OS is set to take market share lead from away from Microsoft's Windows, by 2016. ... While the iPad and Apple's iOS have been dominating the tablet market, Android-based tablet devices are expected to overtake iPad sales in a few years as well. Don't get me wrong, ... When it comes to these “additional” devices, we also see a certain amount of “loyalty,” i.e, an Android smartphone user will most likely choose an Android tablet. That being said ...
Android Authority

Australian WiFi inventors win U.S. legal battle | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
Australian government science body CSIRO said Sunday it had won a multi-million-dollar legal settlement in the United States to license its patented technology that underpins the WiFi platform worldwide. Scientists from the agency invented ...
The Raw Story

iROM: iOS on Your Android | Android.AppStorm
By Michael James Williams
The talented hackers at XDA have done it again. iROM is a port of iOS that can run on Androidfirmware, using an “iOS virtual machine emulator”. It's missing a few features, but this is still great news. At last, we can have what we've wanted all ...

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