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Chrome for Android improves with desktop view and more — Mobile ...
By Kevin C. Tofel
Google's Chrome browser for Android is still in beta, yet it keeps improving quickly. The software launched in early February and has seen a few updates; the latest being on Tuesday. The browser, only supported on Android 4.0 smartphones ...

Oracle skewers Google as Android trial opens
Fox News
Oracle intends to rely heavily on Google's own internal emails to prove Google's top executives knew they were stealing a popular piece of technology to build the Android software that now powers more than 300 million smartphones and tablet computers.

New Verizon Service Brings LTE to Private IP Networks
By Brad Reed, NetworkWorld Verizon Business is now offering its customers the ability to have their LTE devices route traffic directly to their private IP networks instead of through the public Internet. The new service, dubbed Private IP Wireless ...

Verizon combines its widespread LTE service with Private IP
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - Verizon announced Wednesday it has combined its 4G LTEwireless access, which is now deployed in more than 200 cities, with its Private IP network service to give business users secure, high-speed Internet access.

Google's Page says Android important, not critical
By Dan Levine and Alexei Oreskovic | SAN FRANCISCO, April 18 (Reuters) - The Android smartphone operating system is a very important asset for Google, but it is not critical, Google's chief executive said in courtroom testimony.

Report: The Fastest 4G and 3G Wireless Networks in America
They ventured to multiple spots in 13 different cities to test various carriers' 3G and4G wireless speeds. The big winner in the 4G category: AT&T, with an average download speed of 9.12 Mbps, ahead of Verizon's 7.35-Mbps average.


Verizon unloading LTE spectrum; AT&T, open your wallet
By Kevin Fitchard Apr. 18, 2012, 9:27am PT No Comments Verizon Wireless is hosting a fire sale on LTE spectrum, revealing on Wednesday that if it gets permission to buy the cable operators 4G airwaves it will “rationalize” its spectrum holdings by ...

Which is the nation's fastest network?
Washington Post
AT&T's 4G LTE network clocked the fastest averages, though Verizon's LTE network edged out its rival for upload speeds. T-Mobile was the clear winner in the 3G race, for both uploading and downloading. Sprint's network speeds came in dead last in all ...

Honeywell Signs Plane Wi-Fi Deal
Wall Street Journal
More than 1800 US planes already offer passengers the option of using some type of Wi-Fi broadband services, and thousands of additional planes are slated to add such capabilities over the next few years. Honeywell hopes the partnership with Inmarsat ...

How fast is your smartphone's data connection? Depends on where you are.
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
In the 4G rankings, its slower WiMAX service couldn't keep up with either T-Mobile's HSPA+ or AT&T and Verizon's LTE offerings. It will be interesting to see what happens next year, once Sprint's LTE launches. Houston will be one of the first cities to ...

Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Google, Oracle lawsuit continues as Larry Page takes stand
CBS News
The dispute in federal court is over whether Google Inc. built its widely usedAndroid software by improperly taking some of the technology from Java, a programming platform that Oracle Corp. now owns. Page sported a suit and a tie, a departure from ...

CBS News

The state of 4G LTE: Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T
ZDNet (blog)
By Ricardo Bilton | April 17, 2012, 11:52pm PDT Summary: With the 4G LTE rollouts of Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T in full force, lets take a look at how the carriers are faring in their efforts. If you have yet to hear about 4G LTE, chances are you will ...

Verizon Wireless to auction spectrum worth billions; contingent on ...
Washington Post
NEW YORK — Verizon Wireless on Wednesday said it will auction a parcel of radio frequencies, which could be worth billions of dollars in an industry scrambling to offer consumers more cellular broadband. The offer is contingent on Verizon getting ...

Verizon Combines 4G LTE, Private IP Network Services
Available in both managed and unmanaged options, the Private IP Wireless (LTE) offering can extend corporate applications to mobile workforces. Enterprises across a range of industries now have the ability to tap into Verizon's 4G LTE wireless network, ...

Google CEO Page returns to stand in Oracle's lawsuit against search leader ...
Washington Post
The dispute in US District Court in San Francisco is over whether Google Inc. built its widely used Android software by improperly taking some of the technology from Java, a programming platform that Oracle Corp. now owns. On Tuesday, Oracle CEO Larry ...

Verizon 4G LTE network to cover 2/3 of Americans starting April 19
By Shawn Knight Verizon has announced that they will be bringing their 4G LTEnetwork to 27 new markets and expanding service in 44 additional markets on April 19. Once the telecom flips the switch later this week, 4G LTE will be available in 230...


Verizon to auction spectrum worth billions
It's using that for its "4G LTE" network, which went live a year and a half ago. Verizon spokeswoman Robin Nicol denied that the auction is designed to get regulators at the Federal Communications Commission and Justice Department to approve the ...

The LTE Market by Infrastructure, Devices and Operator Services 2012 - 2016
MarketWatch (press release)
The growing demand for mobile broadband services is driving an ever increasing number of commercial LTE network deployments. This surge has seen the number of LTE subscriptions already surpass 7 Million subscriptions worldwide, and over 300+ commercial ...

Analyst: Android has 35% of US tablet market, will overtake iPad [Chart]
ZDNet (blog)
Forrester Research, for instance, found last September that the top 3 Android tablet makers at the time - Samsung, Motorola and Acer - combined held only 12% of the US market. “Piece by piece, Android tablets have a pretty big share of the market,”...

ZDNet (blog)

Ellison testifies in Android suit against Google
San Francisco Chronicle
Google's Android operating system makes improper use of Oracle software, billionaire founder Larry Ellison told jurors Tuesday morning in a San Francisco courtroom. Ellison appeared as the first witness in his company's effort to win damages for what ...

Updates from Google-Oracle trial, day 3
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
UPDATE 4: Van Nest has Page describe why Google wanted to build Android in the first place. “We had a closet full of 100 phones, a lot of which ran Java,” he said. “But it was almost impossible to develop for those phones and get meaningfully good ...

Google: Oracle, Sun blew it on a Java smartphone
Google CEO Larry Page will take the stand again in the company's courtroom tussle with Oracle over whether Android infringes on Java patents and copyrights, but the story line for the search giant is set. Java code was available to the public free.

Verizon Leads Way in Integrating Private IP, 4G LTE Networks to Drive Industry ...
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Enterprises across a range of industries now can tap the power of the largest 4G LTE wireless network integrated with end-to-end private networks. Verizon Enterprise Solutions is combining 4G LTE ...

Scammers Target Instagram With Fake Android Apps
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius The release of an Android app and the $1 billion Facebook acquisition has put Instagram in the headlines of late, and not surprisingly, cyber scammers have already moved in to capitalize on this popularity.

Chrome for Android Doesn't Need No Stinking Mobile Websites
Wired News
By Scott Gilbertson Google has released an upgrade for its new Chrome forAndroid web browser. Chrome for Android — which was released earlier this year — is still a beta release, but the latest version adds several nice new features, including a way ...

Wired News

Intel's first smartphone coming this week
Washington Post
Intel's first smartphone will be hitting store shelves sooner than expected, featuring the company's new efforts in making chips for mobile devices. The news came straight from the horse's mouth on Tuesday when chief executive Paul Otellini surprised ...

Oracle-Google Trial: Ellison mulled over entering smartphone market
KTVU San Francisco
Before backing off the idea, Ellison said Oracle considered buying a smartphonemaker, including Palm Inc. and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. Palm ended up getting sold to Hewlett-Packard Co. for about $1 billion two years ago, ...

KTVU San Francisco

Google and Oracle battle over the future of Android
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A landmark court battle between Google and Oracle has begun -- and its result will shape the future of the Android ecosystem fueling most of the world's smartphones. Silicon Valley's power players are always in the throes of ...

AT&T adding HTC One X smartphone in May
This is also the first device on AT&T's network that will launch with "Ice Cream Sandwich," the new version of Google's Android operating system (4.0). The 4GHTC One X ($199.99) features a Snapdragon dual-core processor, 4.7-inch screen capable of ...


Verizon's 4G LTE Network Coming To 27 New Markets This Week
By Emily Price
Verizon currently carries a substantial number of 4G LTE devices, including the “pure Android” Galaxy Nexus and the new iPad. It's biggest competition in the LTE market is from AT&T, which expanded its LTE network by an additional 14 cities ...

Chrome For Android Gets Desktop View, Home Screen Bookmarks ...
By Frederic Lardinois
Chrome Beta - Android Apps on Google Play. Chrome for Android is becoming somewhat of a flagship mobile app for Google, but given that it's only available on phones and tablets running Ice Cream Sandwich, its reach is pretty limited.

Verizon to add 27 new 4G LTE markets, expand in 47 others this week
By Dan Graziano
Verizon Wireless on Tuesday announced plans to bring its 4G LTE network to 27 new markets on Thursday and expand its service in 47 existing markets. Th.
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Verizon's LTE Network to Reach Two-Thirds of U.S. Population This ...
By Eric Slivka
Marking yet another milestone in its rollout of 4G LTE connectivity, Verizon today announced that with another major expansion coming later this week, the carrier's LTE network will now cover two-thirds of the United States population. ... Sprint, the third major U.S. carrier to offer the iPhone, has yet to officially launch its LTE services as it seeks to migrate away from WiMAX as its 4G technology, although its LTE network should debut in its first round of markets in the near future.
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Ceton previews DVR companion apps on Android and iOS, teases ...
By Richard Lawler
As shown above, the mobile companion app that we had only seen so far on Windows Phone 7 is also up and running on Android and iOS. While the apps are still very early in their development they're already running smoothly with metadata ...

First Intel-based Android smartphone shipping later this week
By Kevin Krause
During the company's Q1 earnings call, Intel CEO Paul Ottelini revealed that the first smartphone to utilize an Atom-based Medfield CPU would ship later this.
Android Phone Fans

Chrome for Android Update - Official Google Mobile Blog
By Alex
Android on Google+. Circle +Android ... With today's update, Chrome for Android Beta is now available in 31 more languages and in all countries where Google Play is available. We've also added many ... Have a proxy setup for Wi-Fi access?
Official Google Mobile Blog

Sony Xperia Arc S ROM ported to Galaxy Nexus | Android Community
By Michael Crider
When considering Android modders and the projects they choose to devote themselves to, the question “Why?” often arises. And the answer, almost universally, is “why not?” Such is the case with GNexusTimeScape, a new ROM for the ...
Android Community

Future soldiers could use Android tablets to control UAVs
By Mihai Andrici
Recent news claim that the Android OS will be at the heart of numerous military-grade gadgets developed in the future. ... Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Motorola DROID Fighter - Omega Superphone Smackdown · android-fragmentation ... Granted, this is not the first time we've heard aboutAndroid being used for military (or other high-security) purposes, as the recently announced Boeing Android smartphone and the NSA's Android-based spy phones seem to run among the same lines.
Android Authority

Motorola Droid RAZR HD specs revealed - Pocket-lint
By Danny Brogan
In terms of software, the specs read 4.0.3, which would fit with the expectations that the phone will run on Android's Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Motorola has been keen to give its RAZR range – the manufacturer's most successful to ...

Android.Tigerbot | Symantec
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Google's official app market found hosting malicious Android apps ...
Underscoring the darker side of an app bazaar open to everyone, the Google Play market has once again been caught hosting malicious titles. The apps have ...

When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.

Android Tablets - ZiiLABS
The JAGUAR Family of Android Platforms enable OEMs to meet the growing ... DDR3; Rear ...

Max Payne Mobile Coming to iOS Devices on April 12th and Android
Max Payne Mobile Now Available on iOS Devices, Coming to Android Devices on April 26th ...Max Payne Mobile on iOS supports the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod ... so peer-to-peer multiplayer via bluetooth and wifi would be great!

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