Thursday, April 5, 2012

Instagram for Android; Nokia Lumia 900 Reviews

Instagram for Android: The good, the bad, the ugly
CNET
Android users, are you wondering what all the fuss is about Instagram? Well, now that the mega-popular photo app is available through Google Play, we've got a hands-on review to give you the skinny. by Jaymar Cabebe April 3, 2012 5:17 PM PDT Follow ... 

Review: Instagram app for Android makes you an addict
Los Angeles Times
By Michelle Maltais The Instagram app for Android is my new drug. It makes me frame everything as a potential snapshot to share. Beet sprouts in my garden. Dust bunnies in the hallway. Newspapers obscuring my view. A dead cockroach at work.

Mossberg Reviews New Lumia 900 Smartphone
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The Nokia Lumia 900 is the first high-end 4G phone to run on the WIndows operating system. WSJ's Walt Mossberg looks at how it stands up to the competition.

Nokia Lumia 900 vs. Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket: Specs Compared
PC Magazine
The striking design, 4G LTE compatibility, and top-of-the-line specs certainly make this the most compelling Windows Phone yet, but will it be enough to smoke our top Android pick for AT&T, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket? Read on for a side-by-side ...

Instagram for Android Nabs 1M Downloads, Prompts iPhone Twitter Spat
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo The release of Instagram for Android was music to many people's ears, as excited Android users downloaded more than 1 million copies of the popular photo-sharing app in less than 24 hours. The free app was released Tuesday on ...

Google's Page: Apple's Android Pique 'For Show'
BusinessWeek
Excerpts: When you took over as CEO, one of your goals was to take the clear accountability and decision-making of a division like Android and move that out to the rest of the company. How have you done? I think we have done really well.

How AT&T, Nokia pulled Windows Phone into the 4G LTE world
CNET
The back story of how 4G LTE came to Windows Phone and how the Lumia 900 came to fruition. by Roger Cheng April 4, 2012 4:00 AM PDT Follow @RogerWCheng Microsoft wasn't ready forLTE, until AT&T and Nokia came knocking. AT&T was hesitant at first.

Instagram for Android: Fun, but missing some iOS features
Computerworld
The popular image sharing and manipulation app comes to Android, and despite a few quibbles the app's a welcome addition to Google Play. By Ginny Mies PC World - After 18 months as an iPhone exclusive, photo-sharing app Instagram arrived for Android ...

BlackBerry remains official Washington's smartphone even as its maker's ...
Washington Post
At its maker, profits are declining and executives are leaving, and the BlackBerry has even conceded its perch as the top smartphone in its native Canada. Inside the Beltway, time stands still. A half million federal workers — President Obama and his ...

Instagram on Android: Tips for using the instantly popular app
Washington Post (blog)
By Maura Judkis Photo filtering and sharing app Instagram was released on Android Tuesday, and it was snapped up by 1 million users ready to snap retro-looking photos on their phones. Instagram is already hugely popular on the iPhone, with more than 30 ...

Instagram for Android gets 1 million downloads
CBS News
(Credit: Instagram/CBS) (CBS News) Instagram, the popular mobile photo-sharing app, has only been available on Android smartphones for one day, but the app has already garnered over 1 million downloads. Instagram launches for Androidsmartphones ...

CBS News

Android Security Is a Major Threat: 10 Reasons Why
eWeek
From Android to Symbian and even, in some cases, iOS, operating systems across the mobile market are being targeted by malicious hackers. Users of those operating systems, meanwhile, do little to safeguard themselves from those threats.

eWeek

LG Viper 4G LTE Available April 12 for Sprint Preorder
eWeek
Sprint is offering the “green” LG Viper 4G LTE smartphone for pre-order sales on April 12. The device offers NFC, $100 price tag and free cloud storage. The official sales date, however, is probably closer to Sprint's mid-year LTE launch.

Nokia Lumia 900: A Review Roundup
PCWorld (blog)
If there's something going for the Lumia 900 though, is the price: the 4G LTE phone will cost just $100 with a two-year AT&T contract, which is half of what you would pay for the latest iPhone and up to a third of some 4G Android phones.

SwiftKey 3: This Android keyboard is addictive
CNET
It's a very nice alternative keyboard for Android that's even better than the built-in autocorrecting keyboard in Android or the one on the iPhone. But it's still a keyboard. And it costs $3.99. To replace a product that's baked into every single phone ...

Microsoft and Nokia Go All Out in Hawking Lumia
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Shira Ovide If partners Nokia Corp. and Microsoft Corp. don't score a hit with their newsmartphone, it won't be for lack of trying. The two companies, along with AT&T, are rolling out a series of marketing stunts to back the Lumia 900 handset, ...

Hardware Teardown: Nokia's Lumia 900 Flagship Smartphone
Wired News
By Christina Bonnington The Nokia Lumia 900 is today's handset du jour, and with any new handset, you have to wonder: What's it hiding inside? Tech Republic has pried apart the brand new Windows Phone handset to show us its silicon innards.

Lumia 900 4G Smartphone for $100: A Nokia Comeback?
HispanicBusiness.com
Windows Phone is fresh and different from iOS and Android and offers a strong alternative to the status quo. Windows Phone is built around a people-first interface of colorful, customizable tiles that are dynamically updated with pictures, or to show, ...

Instagram for Android Downloaded More Than 1 Million Times in 24 Hours
Mashable
There had been a huge pent-up demand for the Android version of Instagram. Though Androidnow has more than 50% market share of the smartphone market in the US, Instagram had only been available to iOS since October 2010. Since that time, Instagram has ...

Nokia Lumia 900: Microsoft's big bet on the smartphone market has software issues
Washington Post
For those of you who don't know the backstory, the new LTE-equipped, AT&T-bound smartphonerepresents what could be the beginning of a new era for both companies in the mobile race — at least in the United States. The Lumia 900 is a culmination of ...

iOS's daily app revenues nearly eight times that of Android's, says analyst
Gamasutra
by Eric Caoili [Smartphone/Tablet, Business] Apple's iPhones and iPads generated $3.34 million and $2.07 million respectively in daily sales from App Store games and applications during January 2012, according to analyst group Distimo.
 
Gamasutra

Why BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Is the Future of RIM
PCWorld
Now, RIM has introduced BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, which extends BES to manage Android andiOS devices as well. While marketed as a value-add for BlackBerry customers, BlackBerry Mobile Fusion may very well be the core product for RIM moving forward.

Android Version of Instagram Gets 2000 Signups a Minute
New York Times (blog)
By JENNA WORTHAM | April 3, 2012, 6:24 pm On Tuesday, the company behind Instagram released a version of its application for owners of Android devices. They have been signing up at a rate of more than 2000 people a minute, according to Kevin Systrom, ...

New York Times (blog)

Nokia Lumia 900 4G LTE speed test (hands-on)
CNET
CNET editors on two coasts see what AT&T's 4G LTE speeds can do for Nokia's flagshipsmartphone. By the time you can finally buy the eye-popping Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone on AT&T on Sunday, it will be one of the first two Windows Phones, ever, ...

Instagram finally comes to Android
CNET
By Jaymar Cabebe on Apr 04, 2012 To long-time Android users like myself, the name Instagram might not mean much. Sure, we see the vignetted photos invading our Facebook and Twitter streams, and we notice the instagr.am links all over the place, ...

CNET

RIM Deal Seen Dubious With Cheapest Value Amid Losses: Real M&A
San Francisco Chronicle
It also needs a hit smartphone. RIM of Waterloo, Ontario, said last week it will review options, including joint ventures and licensing agreements, and predicted "continued pressure" on revenue and earnings as its BlackBerry loses market share to Apple ...

Exclusive Thursday Preview | Tech Lab Nokia Lumia 900: The ultimate Windows Phone?
Boston Globe
By Hiawatha Bray The new Lumia 900 from Finland's Nokia Corp. might just be the ultimate Windows smartphone. Unfortunately, the word “ultimate” can mean either the best of its kind, or the last. The best phone running Microsoft Corp's Windows Phone 7 ...

Lumia 900: Redefining the smartphone?
ExtremeTech
I know this is a very tired argument, but you can't escape the fact that WP7 has just a 4% share of the US smartphone market (and probably much less worldwide). The third-party developer ecosystem is simply incomparable to Android or iOS.

ExtremeTech

Some iPhone owners aren't happy about Instagram for Android ...
By Michael Crider
I see very little value in low-resolution photos with minimal filters posted to an “exclusive” social network, when anyone can do the same with a smartphone and a free editor. That said, I'm glad to see the millions of Android users who were ...
Android Community

Motorola's New WebTop 3.0 Software Transforms Android 4.0 ...
By Chris Chavez
Motorola's Lapdocks will be receiving an all new WebTop 3.0 software update that has wiped the old Linux desktop OS clean, instead, displaying an ICS tablet mode when connected to one of Moto's Android 4.0 running devices. Features like ...
Android Phone Fans

Next Issue Media launches on Android, $15 a month for access to ...
By Joe Pollicino
After raking in a slew of deals last November, its Android 3.0 app is now available -- users can fork over a monthly fee of $10 to access all of its monthly and bi-weekly content, while an extra five bucks adds in weekly content, essentially giving you access to every publication on offer. Singular ... Interestingly, TechCrunch notes that NIM plans to get the app over to iOS "soon" -- it'll surely be interesting to see how it competes with Apple's own Newsstand. You'll find more info at the via ...
Engadget

Why Android Won't Ruin Instagram
By The Huffington Post News Editors
The good news is that the only way Android could ruin Instagram is if you let it ruin Instagram for you.
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed

Sprint LG Viper 4G pre-orders begin April 12th for $99.99
By Dan Graziano
Sprint on Tuesday announced the company's first 4G LTE smartphone, the LG Viper, will be available for pre-order on April 12th for $99.99. The handset features a 4-inch WVGA display with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and a ...
BGR: The Three Biggest Letters In Tech

Zite adds Publisher Program to its iOS offerings | TUAW - The ...
By Mel Martin
Zite is a free universal app for iOS devices. I'm quite addicted to Zite and use ... Categories. iOS. There's a new feature on personalized news app Zite today. It's a new program for publishers to to add their content to the app in... Buy an ad here ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

No LTE, No Problem: Sprint's $100 LG Viper Goes Up For Pre-Order ...
By Chris Velazco
Sprint still hasn't launched their new LTE network yet, but if a new announcement about a LTE-capable handset is any indication, they're getting pretty close. Though the existence of a Sprint-bound Galaxy Nexus probably overshadowed it a ...
TechCrunch

Android Is Winning, But Companies That Make Android Phones Aren't
By Matt Rosoff
No wonder Android resellers are nervous. ... Top Smartphone Platforms 3 Month Avg. Ending Feb. 2012 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Nov. 2011. Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+. Source: comScore MobiLens. Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers. Nov-11, Feb-12, Point Change ... Motorola is a manufacturer of wireless telephone handsets, and also designs and sells wireless network infrastructure equipment such as cellular transmission base stations and signal amplifiers.
SAI

Europe Will Investigate Whether Motorola Uses Patents as Weapons
By Scott M. Fulton, III
Not quite two months after the European Commission approved Google's pending acquisition ofsmartphone maker Motorola Mobility (MMI) on the grounds that it would be pro-competitive and would ...
ReadWriteWeb

Might Google come to abandon Android?
By Sam Cater
The problem with Android is that whilst it is a perfectly good operating system and technical platform to build on, the branding of it is frankly, terrible. Right now, Google is eager to claim their own position in the smartphone and tablet sector.
Android Authority

FileMaker releases FileMaker Go 12 for iOS | iLounge News
By Jesse Hollington
FileMaker has released a major update to its FileMaker 12 database software lineup, including new, free versions of its FileMaker Go iOS companion apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The prior version of the ... Users can connect live to FileMaker Server 12 or FileMaker Pro 12 via aWi-Fi or cellular network connection to make updates in real-time or copy databases into FileMaker Go via iTunes File Sharing or open them from an e-mail for offline use. Sync is not natively ...
iLounge | All Things iPod, iPhone,...

LG Viper 4G LTE arrives at Sprint » Coolest Gadgets
By Edwin
Sprint, one of the big four mobile carriers in the US, will be offering the LG Viper 4G LTE smartphone later this month, where it will retail for a mere $99.99 with a spanking new two-year service agreement and after a $50 mail-in rebate. ... Basically, the LG Viper will run on theAndroid 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, and accompanied by 1GB RAM, boasting mobile hotspot capabilities and a microSD memory card slot which is capable of ...
Coolest Gadgets

Instagram - Android Apps on Google Play
Works with Android versions 2.2 and above that support OpenGL ES 2 ... Now release a tablet version so my motorola xoom can use it and i'll give this a 5 star ...
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com...hl=en

Exclusive: Hands-on with the HTC EVO ONE - Android Life: An ...
Enjoy the EVO 2 it's pretty kool i must say. Myself after owing the past grandaddy the EVO 4G and then the EVO 3D i now own the best android device period my ...
an.droid-life.com/.../exclusive-hands-on-with-the-htc-evo-one/

Instagram • Instagram for Android -- Available Now.
The Android app offers an extremely familiar Instagram experience when compared to the iOSapp. You'll find all the same exact filters and community as our ...
blog.instagram.com/post/.../instagram-for-android-available-n...

Instagram Debuts On Android - Slashdot
... a single platform (iOS), was finally released onto the Android ecosystem on Tuesday. The app, which boasts more than 10 million users and plenty of ways to .
mobile.slashdot.org/story/12/04/.../instagram-debuts-on-androi...

Instagram app arrives for Android: Digital Photography Review
Today, we're excited to bring you Instagram for AndroidTM. ... photos on their iOS devices, and now we're thrilled to offer a way for Android users to join .... The app has been pretty unstable on my Evo Shift 4G and it doesn't seem to allow me ...
www.dpreview.com/news/.../Instagram-available-for-android

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