Comparing Android to iOS [video]

PSA: Trying to persuade someone to choose Android over iOS? This video might just be what you need: "Unfortunately, such is the horrible state of tech reporting, that there is a major perception issue that we have to combat.  "The iPhone just works", or "the UI is so much simpler", or the apps are so much more polished". That’s just a bunch of boohockey, and these people who are about to spend their hard earned money on a new smartphone deserve to know that too."

Droid Incredible 4G
Looks like the rumored HTC Droid Incredible 4G is getting more tangible everyday. Reportedly a detailed product page for the fabled device appeared on Verizon's DroidDoes website which was then cruelly yanked away. Android enthusiast blog Android ...

Boeing developing a secure Android phone for the U.S. government: "Boeing to Jump into the Mobile Phone Business The Boeing Co. is developing a mobile phone based on the Android operating system that will compete with other manufacturers offering highly secure communication devices, company officials said April 10."

Lumia 900 LTE Upgrade Gloom and Doom is Exaggerated
Microsoft is hardly alone in shafting smartphone buyers. Many handsets runningAndroid from Google Inc.'s (GOOG) face similar dead ends -- for example HTC Corp. (TPE:2498) recently indicated that some of its devices will be stuck on Android 2.3 ...


Android and Windows phones with gorgeous displays
San Francisco Chronicle
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Cnet rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 The good: The Galaxy Nexus marries the power of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS with the speed of Verizon's LTE network. The phone's beautiful screen and internal performance are top-notch.

Vodafone to Acquire Cable and Wireless Worldwide for $1.7 Billion - "Vodafone Group agreed on Monday to buy Cable and Wireless Worldwide, an acquisition that will add a fixed telephone line network and services for businesses to Vodafone’s wireless operations."

HTC Droid Incredible 4G Makes Brief Appearance on Verizon Site
PC Magazine
By Mark Hachman Verizon's HTC Droid Incredible 4G made a surprise appearance on the Verizon Web site on Monday morning, before being pulled later on in the day. According to Phone Scoop, the new Incredible 4G LTE phone will cost $299.99, a hefty price ...

Smartphone camera shootout: iPhone 4S vs. HT One S
Though most current Android smartphones come with high-resolution cameras, most of these pale in comparison to the iPhone 4S' 8-MP shooter Not only does the averageAndroid camera take lower quality pictures than Apple's handset, it also takes a lot ...

Mythical HTC Droid Incredible 4G appears, disappears
Verizon's new leak may prove the latest HTC Droid Incredible isn't a mere mirage. by Brian Bennett April 23, 2012 9:25 AM PDT Follow @boliverbennett Looks like the rumored HTC Droid Incredible 4Gis getting more tangible everyday.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Review: A Low-Cost, Full-Featured Android Tablet
With that sizable drop, the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 marks the first time a premium Android tablet maker like Samsung has gone full-bore after the value space. The Galaxy Tab 2is competitively priced against the $200 of Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet.

Google romances the app developer
With developer interest in its android operating system trailing Apple's iOS, Google is turning on the charm. By Alex Konrad, reporter FORTUNE -- Consumers love Google'sAndroid operating system: Some 50% of US smartphone subscribers now use a device ...


Texas' Harris County Takes Crime Fighting to Next Level with Expanded Public ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Apr 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) , a leader in the development of Public Safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks, devices, applications and services, has been awarded a $4 million contract to ...

Why Microsoft should reboot its smartphone platform one more time
ZDNet (blog)
Is Microsoft getting ready to reboot its smartphone platform again? And if so, why? Microsoft is no stranger to such a move that invariably leaves customers who took a chance on the current platform out in the cold. Microsoft has done it twice in the ...

Microsoft enterprise licensing changes favor Windows RT, put Android and iOS ...
While Microsoft's primary goal is to stop Apple's growth in the enterprise, which it will do by tilting licensing policies in favor of Windows tablets, the company has a Plan B that will help monetize Apple and Android devices in the enterprise through ...


Android & iOS Eat Away At RIM's Share In North America; Globally, Nokia ...
Not surprisingly, the report found the top two mobile operating systems were, again, iOS andAndroid, each with a sizeable chunk of market share and growing. RIM, meanwhile, was still clinging to spot #3, but has dropped 4.6% since Q1 2011, ...

Asus Transformer Pad TF300T: Hands-on impressions and comparisons
Computerworld (blog)
The TF300T will launch as a Wi-Fi-only tablet in the US; Asus tells me 3G/4G models may follow but will be "dependent on carrier qualification and country." I've spent the past several days using and testing the new Transformer Pad TF300T.

Can Motorola Mobility's Webtop bail out Google's Chromebook?
ZDNet (blog)
Luckily, Motorola Mobility, soon to be owned by Google, may have a better solution. It's quite possible that Google's Android plus Motorola Mobility's Webtop solves the search giant's Chromebook conundrum. TechRepublic's Jason Hiner, writing on CNET ...

LTE Reaches Rural Germany First
MarketWatch (press release)
This year the race is on to offer lightning-fast mobile coverage to city customers BERLIN and LONDON, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The first places to receive LTE coverage in Germany were not global cities like Berlin or Munich.

Verizon Dials Up $42 As Margins Recover And LTE Picks Up Steam
Wireless margins also recovered from the subsidy shock of last quarter's record holiday smartphonesales. Meanwhile, LTE adoption continued to rise as Verizon leveraged its LTE coverage lead over AT&T and Sprint to good effect.

Expand Your Smartphone's Battery Life
PCWorld (blog)
By Lincoln Spector, PCWorld Apr 23, 2012 7:03 AM The battery in Marjorie Hoosier's smartphonedoesn't last through the day. She asked the Cell Phones, Mobile Devices forum for advice. A phone battery should last--even under heavy use--for the 16 or 17 ...

Lack of Google Voice app for Windows Phone isn't just inconvenient
"We're focusing our Google Voice efforts on Android & iOS and don't have a plan to extend this to the Windows Phone," Google told me via e-mail, when I asked recently about the lack of support. "This may change if we start to see greater demand from ...

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Teaser Video With Apple Dig
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Samsung this morning released a teaser video for its upcoming smartphonerelease, and the one-minute clip takes a shot at its top rival, Apple. The video (below), a preview for what is expected to be the Samsung Galaxy S III, ...

Meet Google's secret weapon for fighting Apple and Microsoft
TechRepublic editor Jason Hiner tells the back story of Motorola's Webtop software, which just may give Google a big advantage in the brave new world of post-PC devices. by Jason Hiner April 23, 2012 4:00 AM PDT Follow @jasonhiner Motorola Mobility CEO ...

Skype releases Windows Phone app
The app, available in 18 languages, brings users of phones running Windows Phone into the mainstream of 200 million people who use the Skype service every month on smartphones and tablets running Android, iOS, and Symbian, computers and laptops running ...

Droid Incredible 4G LTE Appears On Verizon Promo Site With $299 Price Tag
The Droid Incredible 4G LTE just popped up on Verizon's Droid Does promotional site, and while you can't have one just yet, it's comforting to know that it'll see the light of say sooner rather than later. In addition to a mildly unnerving robo-lady ...

WiFi Wireless Begins College Road Tour
MarketWatch (press release)
ALISO VIEJO, CA, Apr 23, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- WiFi Wireless, Inc. (pinksheets:WFWL) announced today that it is ready to take its marketing team on the road. Specifically WiFi Wireless will now begin implementation of its plan to target the ...

Skype for Windows Phone Omits Key Features
PCWorld (blog)
At first glance, Skype for Windows Phone works just like the iOS and Android clients. You can make calls over 4G, 3G, and Wi-Fi; make low-cost calls to landlines and mobiles using Skype credits; or manage your contact list and chat with friends.

Motorola RAZR HD spotted running ICS in China
Android Community
We're seeing more and more evidence of an upgraded RAZR device coming fromMotorola very soon. In addition to the DROID Fighter/DROID RAZR HD sneak peeks, spotted a new model, the Motorola MT887, hanging out next to a couple of existing ...

Android Community

Motorola Webtop 2.0 and Lapdock 500 Pro (photos)
The combination of Webtop 2.0 and the Lapdock 500 Pro has turned Motorola smartphones into much more capable PC-replacements than the first Motorola Atrix smartphone and the original Lapdock. Here's a comprehensive look at the improved Lapdock and ...

Top Four iOS Camera Apps
To do this, you will need to choose from a wide variety of photo apps for iOS. While there are tons of available options, a lot of them really suck. To make matters even worse, a lot of the less-than-stellar camera apps cost money, so you may end up ...

Samsung Galaxy S3 teaser paints crosshairs on other Android OEMs
Without a doubt, the most anticipated and talked about Android phone so far this year is the Samsung Galaxy S3. Samsung's latest device has had a buzz around it for months, and is one the first Android phones to generate so much attention.


Intel-powered smartphone goes on sale
By Chris Nuttall, A worker shows a smartphone on March 2 in Toulouse at the Intel's smartphones' research center. (Financial Times) -- The first smartphone powered by Intel-designed microprocessors is going on sale, just as the world's biggest ...

eMusic launches Android app -- Engadget
By Brian Heater
The site today is celebrating the launch of an Android app, which brings curated radio stations, music recommendations, playlist mixes and downloads (with a subscription) to the Googley mobile OS. The app, which was created in conjunction ...

Samsung Next Galaxy teaser site expanded | Android Community
By Chris Burns
Follow Android Community on Twitter Android Community on Facebook Android Community RSS Feed Android Community on Google+ ... Android Community Forum Discussions. [App/Keyboard][Android 1.5+] Ultra Keyboard 6.1.04 Mon Apr ...
Android Community

Android this week: Cheaper Asus Transformer Pad reviewed; HTC ...
By Kevin C. Tofel
... a $150 dock option. My look at the HTC One S smartphone shows a premium handset experience. ... Asus opted to cut a corner or two to reduce the price on the Pad, but it still offers a similar form factor: A capacitive touchscreen tablet running Google Android 4.0 with an optional $150 keyboard dock. The Pad tablet ... At $380 ($400 for 32GB) it's cheaper than even an iPad 2, but unfortunately, the Android OS still lags way behind in app support compared with iOS. Still, if Androidis ...
GigaOM reveals Droid Incredible 4G with specs and pricing
By Kevin Krause
Whether they intended to or not, Verizon has just outed the HTC Droid Incredible 4G over at their DroidDoes site. ... The specs rank closer to the HTC One S than the flagship One X, but we getAndroid 4.0 with HTC Sense 4 just the same. ... 8 megapixel rear camera; 1080p HD video recording; VGA front-facing camera; Beats Audio; 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot; 1700mAh battery; 8GB internal memory; Expandable memory up to 32GB microSD card; Size: 2.4 x 4.8 x 0.46 inches; Weight: ...
Android Phone Fans

Facebook for Android updated, brings significant performance boost
By Adrian Diaconescu
The Facebook for Android app has just been updated to version 1.9 and comes with improved performance, as well as several new features. ... Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Motorola DROID Fighter - Omega Superphone Smackdown · android- ...
Android Authority

India: Android outpacing iPhone | beyondbrics | News and views on ...
By Kanupriya Kapoor
beyondbrics, from the Financial Times, brings news and comment from more than 40 emerging economies, headed by China, India, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, Indonesia and South Africa. We cover politics and economics, finance and business ...

Motorola XT560 is an upcoming low-end Android phone
By Dusan Belic
Motorola XT560 is an upcoming low-end Android phone. Motorola is preparing to unveil a new entry-level Android smartphone – XT560. We don't have all the details about this little fella' though we do know it will sport an HVGA touchscreen, ...

Motorola XT560 is a wallet-friendly Android handset | Ubergizmo
By Tyler Lee
If you're particularly strung up for cash or if you don't see the point in paying hundreds of dollars for high-end Android phones, the Motorola XT560 might be a device worth checking out. The image above is courtesy of the [...]

WiMAX may be used by Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile for 4G ...
By Phone Arena
Speculation has started to appear that once Sprint flips the on switch for its LTE network, its pre-paid subsidiaries Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile would start using WiMAX as a way to offer 4G service to customers of the pair...
PhoneArena - News

Bike-Mounted Case Protects Your Smartphone Against The Harsh ...
BioLogic has created smartphone cases that can be easily mounted onto the handlebar of your bicycle. The 'Bike Mount' completely covers the device but has a transparent front cover that is touch-sensitive so you can continue using the ...

DROID Incredible 4G LTE Spotted at, Reveals Full ...
By Kellex
The official name of the next “DROID” on Verizon is the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE. The device ...We don't have official word on this, but would be surprised if the Incredible 4G came in at $299. ... Motorola Atrix forum ... I wouldn't count HTC out yet to have a very high end smartphone this year. ... Well…good morning to you Kellex, mean while the rest of the androidworld has been up for hours reporting multiple stories….damn son you need to get up early!
Droid Life

VatorNews - IOS dominates Android in US mobile traffic
By Steven Loeb
Despite Android being a fierce competitor to iOS, it has a long way to go before catching up to the dominant operating system out there. Now we can see in much greater detail just how much iOS rules over Android. As I am writing this post, ... news stories and report

Earnings Preview: Motorola Solutions -
By Zacks Equity Research
Earnings Preview: Motorola Solutions-Motorola Solutions Inc. is slated to release its first quarter 2011 results on Wednesday, April 25, before the opening bell. ... Furthermore, the company has entered into an agreement with Verizon Communication Inc. (VZ) to install a standard-based public safetybroadband network for mission-critical operations leveraging on the nationwide LTE network of Verizon, which we believe will act as a positive catalyst for the stock going forward. Currently ...
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Analytics Collection - Google Analytics — Google Developers
Track user interaction with Android applications. iOS. Track user interaction with iOS applications. Implement Google Analytics tracking in other environments ...

If You Have a Smart Phone, Anyone Can Now Track Your Every Move - Technology Review: "Location services company Navizon has a new system, called Navizon I.T.S., that could allow tracking of visitors in malls, museums, offices, factories, secured areas and just about any other indoor space. It could be used to examine patterns of foot traffic in retail spaces, assure that a museum is empty of visitors at closing time, or even to pinpoint the location of any individual registered with the system. But let's set all that aside for a minute while we freak out about the privacy implications."

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