Google: Oracle sued us for Android only after failing to build own smartphone

Google: Oracle sued us for Android only after failing to build own smartphone
San Jose Mercury News
By Brandon Bailey SAN FRANCISCO -- Oracle (ORCL) wanted to build its own smartphonebefore it challenged Google's (GOOG) use of the Java programming system in building the popular Android mobile software, a Google attorney told jurors in federal court ...

Google Says It Didn't Need License to Use Java in Android
Oracle, the largest maker of database software, is seeking $1 billion in damages and a court order blocking Google from distributing Android unless it takes a license. Oracle's lawyer told the jury yesterday that Google knew as far back as 2005 it had ...

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Google says Oracle should not get piece of Android
* Ellison expected to take witness stand later Tuesday * Google argues Oracle wants to get in onAndroid's success By Dan Levine and Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 (Reuters) - Oracle Corp is trying to obtain a share of Android by asserting its ...

Oracle Skewers Google As Android Trial Opens
Huffington Post
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oracle began Monday trying to convince a jury that Google's top executives have long known that they stole a key piece of technology to build the Androidsoftware that now powers more than more than 300 million smartphones and ...

Nokia's smartphone strategy: Working? Not working?
The Seattle Times
We're getting some mixed messages about whether Nokia's all-in-on-Windows-Phonesmartphone comeback strategy is working. On the one hand, the Lumia 900 -- Nokia's flagship Windows Phone in the US -- has been in the top 5 in Amazon's bestseller list ...

Oracle v. Google
The presentation, which was provided by Oracle as a link ahead of opening statements, outlines the company's lawsuit over Android. Oracle's argument is that Android is a ripoff of Java and it wants compensation and damages. For those paying attention ...

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Will Be Available to More Than 2/3 of U.S. ...
MarketWatch (press release)
With the new and expanded markets, Verizon Wireless continues to lead the industry in 4G LTEdeployment, offering network coverage in 230 markets across the United States. By the end of 2012, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network will be available in ...

Verizon's 4G LTE blankets two-thirds of US population
On Thursday, the wireless carrier will expand its LTE coverage into 27 new markets and 44 existing markets as it maintains its lead over rivals AT&T and Sprint Nextel. by Roger Cheng April 17, 2012 9:00 AM PDT Follow @RogerWCheng Verizon's wasn't shy ...

LG Viper 4G LTE: Eco-Friendly, Fast, but No LTE--Yet
The LG Viper ($100 with a new two-year contract from Sprint; price as of 4/12/12) is Sprint's very first LTE phone. But the Android-running Viper is a little early to the game: Sprint hasn't rolled out its 4G LTE network yet. Despite being stuck with ...

Verizon Wireless Expands its 4G LTE Network in Cleveland on April 19
MarketWatch (press release)
CLEVELAND, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- On April 19, Verizon Wireless customers in more areas of Cleveland can take advantage of the Verizon Wireless 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, the nation's largest 4G LTE network.

Copyright conundrum in Oracle-Google case: Is a computer language fair game?
Oracle says it's within its rights and accuses Google of improperly using Java APIs to develop its Android mobile operating system. A very brief history of how we got here: After creating Java, Sun Microsystems put it into the open-source universe.

Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 released for unlocked phones
Samsung has begun pushing out the Android 4.0 update to UK owners of unlocked Galaxy S II handsets, the company has confirmed, delivering a tasty slab of Ice Cream Sandwich to the bestselling device. Users who opted for a non-carrier Galaxy S II had ...


Verizon Wireless Launches 4G LTE Service in Cattaraugus-Allegany Counties Area ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Full nationwide deployment of the company's 4G LTE network is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2013. In addition, the company has activated 28 new 4G LTE sites in the Buffalo area since January. 4G LTE launched in that market in October.

Samsung brings Android 4.0 to unlocked Galaxy S II models
By Kevin C. Tofel Apr. 17, 2012, 6:47am PT No Comments Samsung Galaxy S II handsets not tied to a specific carrier no longer have to wait for their Android 4.0 upgrade. According to a tweet from Samsung's UK Twitter account, unlocked Galaxy S II phones ...


Larry Page takes stand in Oracle-Google trial
The argument back and forth between Boies and Page was to determine whether or not this presentation was written and led by Andy Rubin, senior vice president of mobile at Google (aka the father of Android), and his team. My proposal is that we take a ...

Google lawyer tells jury Oracle decided to sue over Android after failing in ...
Washington Post
s allegations that Google Inc. stole some of the technology used in its Android software for smartphones and tablet computers. It marked the second day of a trial expected to last up to 10 weeks in a federal court in San Francisco.

PCWorld Names AT&T 4G LTE Network Tops in Latest Speed Tests
MarketWatch (press release)
DALLAS, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AT&T* 4G LTE speeds outpaced the competition, according to recent third-party speed tests by PCWorld. Testing in 13 cities showed that AT&T's 4G network delivered faster download speeds than any other ...

Verizon Wireless Brings its 4G LTE Network to Brunswick on April 19
MarketWatch (press release)
ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- On April 19, Verizon Wireless customers in Brunswick can take advantage of the Verizon Wireless 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, the nation's largest 4G LTE network. With Verizon's 4G LTE ...

Windows Phone's First Hit: Nokia Lumia 900 LTE Sells Out
(HEL:NOK1V) hasn't put out any sales numbers yet on the Lumia 900 LTE smartphone, but suffice it to say that Windows Phone's "hero phone" is the platform's biggest hit to date, despite some early launch hiccups. While it likely won't hold a candle to ...


Verizon Wireless Enhances Buffalo-Area 4G LTE Network
MarketWatch (press release)
BUFFALO, NY, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Verizon Wireless has activated 28 new 4G LTE cell sites throughout the Buffalo-Niagara area, expanding and enhancing coverage on the high-speed wireless data network the company launched locally in ...

Sprint selling Lenovo IdeaPad with built-in 4G for $200
The Netbook's heavily subsidized price locks buyers into a standard two-year contract -- andWiMax, a technology that's on its way out. by Lance Whitney April 17, 2012 5:44 AM PDT Follow @lancewhit You can now grab a 3G/4G Lenovo IdeaPad for only $200 ...

Motorola ends headset sponsorship with NFL
Crain's Chicago Business
"After careful thought and consideration, Motorola Mobility determined that it is in the company's best interest not to renew our sponsorship," a spokeswoman said. "Motorola sincerely thanks the NFL for a collaborative and productive partnership.

Updates from the Google-Oracle trial
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Oracle's patent war against Google enters a new phase Tuesday when Larry Ellison takes the stand to make his case that the Android operating system infringes on Oracle's intellectual property. Ellison, Oracle's billionaire founder and CEO, is scheduled ...

Windows Phone is a bust compared to Android and iPhone, say European telecoms
Computerworld (blog)
"If the Lumia with the same hardware came with Android in it and not Windows, it would be much easier to sell." Executives cited a number of problems with the Nokia-Windows Phone combination. People are far more familiar with Android and the iPhone ...

iPhone, iPad Alternatives: 10 Worthy Android Devices
In fact, there are a host of Android-based devices on store shelves right now that might just make Apple's products far less appealing to both enterprise users and consumers. That means that this might be a good time to examine which of the best ...


Mobile Operators: Lumia Can't Compete With iPhone and Android
Several mobile operators don't think Nokia's Windows Phone-based Lumia smartphone is good enough to compete with Apple's iPhone and Android smartphones, Reuters reports, citing sources in four major telecoms. These sources blame high price (for a ...

Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6
PC Magazine
A budget smartphone without the phone, this low-cost media player should appeal to casual gamers and music listeners. An inexpensive alternative to an Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 ($149.99 list, 8GB) acquits itself well as a basic, ...

Google offers free data to Android users in India | Android Community
By Michael Crider
Smartphones are great. Smartphone data plans? Not so great, especially in parts of the world where the mobile infrastructure is somewhat lacking. But it looks.
Android Community

Android in camouflage: How the military can utilize smartphone tech ...
By Kevin Fitchard
Last week, National Defense Magazine broke a story on Boeing's development of a highly secure Android smartphone for the aerospace and defense industries, but this isn't the first time the Google mobile OS has been tapped for military use.

New Android users in India offered 1GB of free data, courtesy of ...
By Zachary Lutz
Once aboard, subscribers will have 30 days to burn through their allotment and discover the joys of a smartphone. Additionally, the carrier will extend a similar offer for new GSM Androidactivations, which is set to begin on May 5th. Reliance ...

Android Overload: FCC Fines Google $25000 For Data Snooping ...
By Chris Chavez
I'm sure by now you know the drill but in case you don't, this here is the world famous AndroidOverload. It's here you can always turn when you have that.
Android Phone Fans

Amazon Android Developers Can Now Charge More Than $20 For ...
By Kim-Mai Cutler
In a study earlier this year, mobile analytics company Flurry found that transactions that were more than $20 make up the majority of revenue for top-grossing games on iOS and Android. But this business model has caused tension on Apple's ...

New deal brings 600 MGM movies to Android and YouTube
By Dan Graziano
Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google's premiere operating system. When he isn't testing the latest devices or ... February 22, 2012 at 12:01pm;Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX review: Verizon's smartest smartphone is still a tough sell February 21, 2012 at 12:30pm ... iOS adoption measured against Android. By: Zach Epstein | 12 days ago... Photos show quad-core iPad 3 processor, Wi-Fi and global LTE options. A source claiming to be in ...
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Meizu MX Quad-Core smartphone » Coolest Gadgets
By Edwin
It looks like Meizu wants to bring their MX smartphone to the next level, resulting in the Meizu MX Quad-Core smartphone. Two cores were not enough for its predecessor, and Meizu's intention is to keep up with the Joneses, especially when ...
Coolest Gadgets

PSA: Battlelog app for iOS finally available | Joystiq
By Alexander Sliwinski
Electronic Arts has launched the official Battlefield 3 Battlelog app for iOS nearly ... one, plus two, plus two, plus one ... six months after the game's launch. There is no mention of an officialAndroid app. The app is similar to that of the Battlelog ...

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By Brandon Smith
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By Jessica Conditt
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By Ankit Banerjee
According to a leaked benchmark test, a "future" high-end Android device by Motorola will feature a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. ... Depending on when this device is released, it could be updated further to Android 4.0.4; The device, code-named “Qinara” will be become a part of AT&T's 4G LTE lineup, which already boasts the soon-to-be-released HTC One XL. The device will definitely have an HD display, with a resolution of 1196×720. This pixel layout indicates that the ...
Android Authority

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By Mark Hearn
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