Making sense of 4G and other myths

Making sense of 4G and other myths
By Kim Komando, Special for USA TODAY If you're confused about 4G, welcome to the fastest-growing club! AT&T claims to have the nation's largest 4G network. Verizon touts America's fastest 4G LTE network with "a higher standard of coverage.


Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network to Expand in Southern California
MarketWatch (press release)
IRVINE, Calif., April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced that it will expand the nation's largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Southern California in the coming weeks. The expanded 4G LTE network will enable ...

Motorola Nabs Patent Win After German Court Upholds iCloud Ban
PC Magazine
Motorola scored a victory in its patent battle with Apple today when a German court upheld a decision that bans Apple's iCloud service in the country. Motorola can continue to block Apple's iCloud push email notifications in Germany, which it has been ...

Huawei-Motorola Rumors Look Logical
I was highly skeptical at first about a rumor that Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) might be in talks to sell its Motorola Mobility (NYSE: MMI) handset business to telecoms equipment and cellphone giant Huawei; but the more I think about it, the more it makes ...

How smart is $1 billion for a smartphone app?
Kansas City Star
Facebook's decision to pay $1 billion in stock and cash to buy Instagram, a company with one product and no revenue, inspired many people to consider a new career writing smartphoneapplications. Others wondered whether the purchase was just the latest ...

AT&T or Verizon: Which offers the best deal on 4G iPad data?
CNET (blog)
I also offer some advice to a Sprint WiMax subscriber who is thinking about upgrading to a new Sprint 4G LTE device. I saw one of your articles about 4G definitions and thought I would see if you had a solution to a question I can't answer.

Google Targets Budget Tablets, CEO Says
Tablets running Google's Android OS are not as popular as their smartphone siblings, which dominate the market. The iPad, starting at $400, has the lion's share of tablet users, whileAndroid manufacturers have struggled to match the price and quality ...

Apple wants to democratize iOS development
TG Daily
Typically, if you want to develop an application for the iPhone or iPad (iOS) you need to be a programmer. If you're not a programmer, your only other option is to hire a developer. But a new Apple patent application may soon change all that.

TG Daily

Google's Larry Page: We're Focused On Cheap Android Tablets
By Jared Newman | @OneJaredNewman | April 13, 2012 | + Google CEO Larry Page has lent some credence to rumors of a cheap, Google-branded Androidtablet, saying in an earnings call that the company is focused on the low end of the market.


Proof Apple is Building a TV?
In a new patent filing uncovered by AppleInsider, the Mac maker reveals its plans to build a tool that could allow everyday iOS users to develop their own apps. The prospects are amazing, but let's not get carried away just yet: by eliminating the ...

Exclusive: Former RIM boss sought strategy shift before he quit
By Alastair Sharp | TORONTO (Reuters) - Former Research In Motion co-chief executive Jim Balsillie sought to reinvent the BlackBerry smartphone maker with a radical shift in strategy before he stepped down, two sources with knowledge of his plans said.

Google CEO: Android ecosystem is about more than just tablets
ZDNet (blog)
By Rachel King | April 13, 2012, 2:05am PDT Summary: Google's top executives recognize the potential and success of lower-end Android tablets, but the bigger picture here is unifying theAndroid experience across multiple devices.

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network to Expand in Sacramento, California
Sacramento Bee
By Verizon Wireless WALNUT CREEK, Calif., April 12, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced that it will expand the nation's largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Sacramento in the coming weeks. The expanded 4G LTE network ...

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network to Expand in Bakersfield, California
Sacramento Bee
The expanded 4G LTE network will enable customers to use their wireless devices in more parts of Bakersfield to access the Internet faster; listen to music or watch video on their phones; use thousands of apps; and stay in touch with family and friends ...

RIM Chief Wanted to Support iPhone, Android
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Former Research in Motion Co-CEO Jim Balsillie's exit was precipitated by his proposal, vetoed by other executives, to allow RIM's Blackberry network to support Apple's iPhone and handsets based on Google's Android software, reports Reuters' Alastair ...

Oracle kicks off busy trial season against Google
By Dan Levine | SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Oracle Corp is set to go to trial next week against Google Inc in a high-stakes dispute over smartphone technology, the biggest case in what is shaping up to be an intense year in court for the enterprise ...

Can the Pebble smartwatch attract iPhone and Android users?
Designed to work with iOS and Android smartphones, the Pebble smartwatch connects to the phone through Bluetooth and can display Caller ID for an incoming call, notify the user about incoming emails or upcoming calendar appointments, display weather ...

Google CEO Dismisses "Short Term Focus" on Low Android Revenues
Google CEO Larry Page isn't concerned about Android's lack of revenues, at least for the time being. By Brad Reed Network World — Google CEO Larry Page isn't concerned about Android'slack of revenues, at least for the time being.

LG Viper: First Impressions of Sprint's New LTE Phone
The LG Viper has a stylish, eco design and a wallet-friendly price, but you might not be able to utilize its 4G LTE speeds any time soon. By Ginny Mies, PCWorld The LG Viper has an eco-friendly design.Sprint's very first 4G LTE phone, the LG Viper, ...

Sony SmartWatch hands-on: Not perfect, but shows promise
From the Motorola Motoactv to the WIMM Watch, this latest crop of totable tech take advantage of hardware SPOT engineers could only have dreamed of such as color touch screens, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, accelerometers, and Android.

Sony's SmartWatch Brings Android to the Wrist
By Jeff Bertolucci, PCWorld Apr 12, 2012 2:48 PM Android isn't just for smartphones and tablets anymore. Sony has unveiled its new SmartWatch, an Android-powered timekeeper that bringssmartphone-like capabilities to the wristwatch.

Smartphone Market Success in 2012: 10 Essential Factors
Success in the smartphone space has been something a host of vendors have been seeking for years now. Apple, Samsung and perhaps Motorola have been the only firms to actually achieve a semblance of success in the mobile market and all others have tried ...

It's easy to be game for these fun downloads
Chicago Tribune
Draw Something by OMGPOP iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android Basically an updated version of Pictionary, Draw Something is well on its way to becoming the most popular mobile app of all time. You can play Draw Something with random strangers or with ...

Chicago Tribune

Sony SmartWatch: The littlest Android device
Christian Science Monitor
Sony today took the wraps off the SmartWatch, a touchscreen timepiece powered by Android. The device, which will set you back $149, works by establishing a connection with any device – tablet or smartphone – running Android 2.1 or higher.
Christian Science Monitor

Apple loses another round to Motorola in Europe
Chicago Tribune
A German court on Friday upheld a ban on "push" emails in Apple's iCloud and MobileMe services in Germany, ruling in favour of rival Motorola Mobility. The regional court in Mannheim confirmed a ruling that Apple owes Motorola for using a patented ...

Sony Slaps Android on the Wrist
By Richard Adhikari Sony's new SmartWatch puts various functions of the user's Android smartphone on his or her wrist, connecting with the handset -- which can be left in a pocket or bag -- via BlueTooth. Its various functions include access to email, ...

Sony's New SmartWatch Brings Android to Your Wrist
PC Magazine
The SmartWatch connects to Android smartphones via Bluetooth, and then sends information from the phone directly to the watch. The device comes with a black rubber strap, but fashion-conscious techies can purchase additional bands in pink, white, mint, ...

Boeing Manufacturing Secure Android Handsets For US ...
By Chris Chavez
With Android being “open sourced” and all that, it pretty much means just about anyone can grab Google's code and put it on a device of their choosing. That's probably why the US government took a liking to the platform over rival mobile OS's ...
Android Phone Fans

New Seller Countries in Google Play | Android Developers Blog
By Dirk Dougherty
Over the past year we've been working to expand the list of countries and currencies from whichAndroid developers can sell their products. Starting today, developers in Czech Republic, Israel, Poland, and Mexico can sell priced applications ...
Android Developers Blog

FileMaker's new iOS apps hit 100K downloads in one week | TUAW ...
By Kelly Hodgkins
This is an impressive milestone for an enterprise tool that lets customers run iOS database apps created with FileMaker Pro 12. It has a much smaller audience than a consumer-oriented app and shows that custom business app development ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Larry Page: Google focused on cheap tablet market | Android ...
By Michael Crider
But there was one nugget of dialogue that should interest any Android newshound: when asked about the Google's focus on Android tablet,s CEO Larry Page made specific mention of the lower end of the market – where the majority of ...
Android Community

Google Play Now Accepts Paid Android App Submissions From ...
By Chris Velazco
Over on the official Android Developers blog, for example, Google announced that developers in the Czech Republic, Mexico, Israel, and Poland can now sell Android apps and in-app additions in the Google Play store (and in their native ...

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE zips into the FCC, zips back out again ...
By Daniel Cooper
Given that the device is exclusive to Sprint, it's no surprise to see that it'll slurp down LTE from the network's Band 25. There's also the usual selection of CDMA 2000, 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth radios we'd expect from a smartphone in ...

The Daily Show App Comes to Android, Gets iOS Upgrade
By Christine Erickson
Android-toting Jon Stewart fans have finally received an app for The Daily Show, allowing users to further their experience after the show. It is also available for iOS. Comedy Central launched The Daily Show Headlines Friday, which features ...

Smartphone Patents: The Never-Ending War - Ashby Jones and ...
By Ashby Jones and Jessica E. Vascellaro
Customers shopping for Apple Inc.'s iPhone might pay little attention to the gadget's "slide to unlock" feature, but you would never know that from a quick glance at Apple's current roster of patent lawsuits.

Apple asking for more security info for iOS devices | TUAW - The ...
By Victor Agreda, Jr.
While added security is nice, Apple appears to be rolling out additional security questions on iOSdevices without warning. This has caught some ... You're the Pundit: Do smartphone owners really want a bigger display? Macworld's Jason ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Mobile working? So where on earth is wi-fi heaven? | TechRepublic
By Peter Cochrane
Takeaway: We all know that dense and open wi-fi can work wonders for the effectiveness of mobile workers. But the likely location of the world's wi-fi capital might raise a few eyebrows. Written on the Baltic and dispatched within an hour from a ...
European Technology Blog | TechRepublic

Ematic eGlide Prism tablet does the Android dance » Coolest Gadgets
By Edwin
It is basically iOS vs Android on the tablet front, until Microsoft does something about their Windows 8, of course, and the latest Android-powered tablet to be introduced would be the Ematic eGlide Prism. According to Roy Rayn, ... It will also be able to support 2160p 3D HD videos, and each $216 purchase will come with Wi-Fi connectivity, 8GB of internal flash memory, 5GB of cloud storage, a microSD memory card slot, a front facing camera, and an integrated speaker. Accessories ...
Coolest Gadgets

Boeing to launch its own, secure Android smartphone – Cell Phones ...
By Ryan Whitwam
Seeing a clear opening, Boeing (yes, the airplane people) has announced development of a secure smartphone based on Google's Android operating system. The company didn't mention a target price for the Boeing Phone, but made it clear ...

Accessibility | Android Developers
Android Basics Einführung in Android Información básica sobre Android .... Many Android users have disabilities that require them to interact with their Android ...

Motorola Mobility's New Motorola XT390 Smartphone Helps China ...
Motorola Mobility's New Motorola XT390 Smartphone Helps China Unicom ... A slim, powerfulsmartphone you can count on without having to count your pennies ... punch of Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread), a vivid 3.5-inch screen and lightning ...

Listen to free music on your mobile phone with Pandora Internet Radio
Android 1.6 and later. Download from the Marketplace. Curve 8500+, Bold, Tour, Torch, Storm. Visit from your mobile browser to download ...

Zero-Permission Android Applications - Leviathan Security Group
There's been a lot of research in the Android security space. The most notable examples are Jon Oberheide's fake Twilight app, Georgia Weidman's SMS bot, ...

New Wikipedia app for iOS (and an update for our Android App ...
Today we're excited to announce a new version of the Wikipedia app for iOS. This has all the features from our Android app, styled to be consistent with iOS: ...

Instagram for Android now available | The Verge
Just a few weeks after teasing an Android app at SXSW, Instagram just announced that it's making an Android version of its app available today in the Google ...

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