Motorola Effort to Ban Microsoft Products in Germany Delayed

Motorola Effort to Ban Microsoft Products in Germany Delayed
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius A US judge this week approved Microsoft's request to temporarily prevent Motorola from blocking sales of its products in Germany. The decision stems from a patent battle between the two companies over video standards.

Instagram for Android updated with bug fixes
Washington Post
Instagram's still-new Android app, which has already attracted more than 5 million downloads, has been updated with some key bug fixes and support for the HTC One X smartphone. It's been an incredible past few weeks for Instagram.

Samsung announces new Galaxy lineup for phones and tablets
Fox News
Samsung Samsung on Wednesday announced pricing and availability details for three upcoming Android-powered devices that will soon join the vendor's ever expanding lineup of Galaxy-brand devices. Continuing its efforts to address a variety of price ...

Sony SmartWatch launches, delivers 'Android power' to wrist
It retails for $150. by Don Reisinger April 12, 2012 6:26 AM PDT Have you ever wanted a watch that can communicate with your Android phone? Sony sure hopes so. Sony today launched its SmartWatch, a timepiece for the wrist that allows owners to read ...

Smartphone sales to touch 1 billion-unit mark in 2014: Credit Suisse
"We see robust growth for the smartphone market in China, which we think will account for 22 percent of global units by 2015," analysts including Kulbinder Garcha wrote in a note. The brokerage also expects Apple Inc to gain the most in an environment ...

Samsung Announces Lower-Cost Android 4.0 Tablets
But of those, only the Galaxy Tab 2 has an infrared port for controlling your TV and entertainment components, and only the Tab 2 has Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (both Amazon and Barnes & Noble are using their own versions of Android, built on-top ...

LG Viper 4G LTE from Sprint Launches on April 22; Pre-Order Begins Today
MarketWatch (press release)
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., & SAN DIEGO, Apr 12, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sprint (NYSE:S) and LG Mobile today announced Sunday, April 22, as the availability date for the highly anticipated LG Viper™ 4G LTE, one of the first smartphones to be available on the ...

Samsung's $250 Galaxy Tab 2: The Pros and Cons
By Jared Newman, PCWorld Apr 12, 2012 8:24 AM Samsung is entering the cheap Androidtablet fray with the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2, available April 22 for $250. The new tablet puts Samsung in close competition with Amazon's Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble's ...

Google's Q1: Motorola Mobility questions abound
ZDNet (blog)
By Larry Dignan | April 12, 2012, 3:00am PDT Summary: Motorola Mobility's market share is declining. What is Google going to do about it? Google reports its first quarter results Thursday and questions about the search giant's plans for Motorola ...

Samsung prices Android 4.0 Galaxy Tab 2 tablets aggressively
Ars Technica
The dual-core tablets running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will arrive separately: April 22 for the 7-inch version and May 13 for the 10.1-inch version. The Tab 2 7.0 will have a 1024x600 resolution display and 8GB of storage.

US judge backs Microsoft in Motorola patent dispute
| SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it won a ruling in a Seattle court effectively preventing phone company Motorola Mobility from immediately obtaining an injunction in Germany that could stop Microsoft from selling its Xbox and ...

Sprint's LG Viper 4G LTE launches April 22nd for just $99.99
LG's affordable Viper 4G LTE will become available in just over a week on April 22nd for $99.99 on contract. While this makes LG's new smartphone one of the most affordable LTE-equipped smartphones on the market — in line with the Nokia Lumia 900′s ...

Android malware posing as 'Angry Birds Space'
Stay up to speed with news and reviews on video games for the PC, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, Android, iPhone, iPad, Facebook and more. Android smartphone users and "Angry Birds" fans need to watch out for more than crafty pigs -- there's ...

Store your Smartphone: SmartWatch from Sony Brings Android Power Straight to Wrist
PR Newswire (press release)
Sony Mobile Communications announces the availability of its new SmartWatch, a wearable device that extends the power of Android smartphones by sending timely and personal information from your smartphone straight to your wrist.

Bharti Airtel launches 4G services in Kolkata
New York Daily News
By Shauvik Ghosh and Arnab Dutta Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 08:42 AM April 11--Bharti Airtel Ltd, India's largest telecom service provider, started fourth-generation (4G) high-speed Internet services for the first time in the country using the TD-LTE ...

Sony SmartWatch: Cool, But Limited Value
Think of Sony's $150 SmartWatch as a sort of remote control for your Android smartphone. Here's what it can and can't do. Sony's SmartWatch is a cool accessory for your smartphone, but its usefulness is limited. The device, which looks to compete with ...

U.S. Judge Orders Motorola Not to Enforce Microsoft Injunction in Germany
By Nancy Gohring, IDG News In an unusual case, a US judge ruled on Wednesday that Motorolacannot enforce an injunction that would prevent Microsoft from selling Windows products in Germany, should a German court issue such an injunction next week.

Could Google be selling Motorola to Huawei?
By Aloysius Low on Apr 12, 2012 It seems that the Mountain View-based company has no idea what to do with its purchase of handset manufacturer, Motorola. After forking out US$12.5 billion last year in a surprise move to buy over the company, ...


Dropping Instagram already? Try these Android alternatives
If Facebook's acquisition of Instagram left a sour taste in your mouth, then check out these three powerful social photo apps available for your Android. by Jaymar Cabebe April 11, 2012 5:24 PM PDT Follow @jaymarcabebe It seems like almost immediately ...

Motorola Can't Seek Ban of Microsoft Products
Motorola Mobility, which owns patents related to industry standards for video compression andWiFi, petitioned a German court to ban Microsoft products that comply with those standards. Microsoft asked US District Judge James Robart in Seattle to bar ...

GetResponse Launches Revolutionary New Android App for Email Marketers
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Sleek new smartphone app offers instant mobile access to GetResponse email marketing Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 GetResponse, the leading email marketing provider, today announced a smart new Android App that gives email marketers control of ...

"No permissions" Android app allows secret data harvesting
ZDNet (blog)
Android's security policy can allow apps that have “no permissions” to harvest data from devices without the owners' knowledge. Paul Brodeur, security researcher with Leviathan Security Group, has created a proof-of-concept app that shows how an ...

Apple wants to make it easy for non-programmers to build iOS apps
Apple Insider
By Neil Hughes A new digital content authoring tool from Apple could make it simple for people without a background in programming to build their own iOS applications for the iPhone and iPad. Apple's interest in making iOS development simpler than ever ...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) review: A nice price, but where's the 'wow'?
By JR Raphael Computerworld - Android devices -- both smartphones and tablets -- are getting increasingly affordable. With its new Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) tablet, which goes on sale on April 22 for $250, Samsung is obviously hoping to claim its piece of the ...


Windows Phone is great, so why aren't more people buying them?
ZDNet (blog)
I thus felt the need to put together another pro-Windows Phone blog post after putting my SIM back into my HTC Radar 4G and realizing Windows Phone really is my preferred smartphone platform and I can't help but believe it truly is the third viable ...

ZDNet (blog)

Sony introduces Android 'smartwatch'
TG Daily
Introducing the Sony Smartwatch, a wristwatch that can connect to your Androidphone, assuming the phone is still nearby (in your pocket, bad, etc). How many times have you put your phone on vibrate but still not been able to feel anything when someone ...

TG Daily

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)
PC Magazine
The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 will be the first tablet from the manufacturer to ship with Google's latest Android 4.0 mobile operating system right out of the box. Despite the progressive moniker, hardware-wise, the Galaxy Tab 2 is actually a minor ...

Microsoft Wins Restraining Order in Motorola Patent Case
Wall Street Journal
(MSFT) a restraining order to prevent Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) from taking action based on a ruling expected from a German court later this month, the latest twist in a year-and-a-half old transatlantic dispute.

Galaxy Blaze lacks spark
Boston Herald
By Jessica Van Sack T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S Blaze is an elegant smartphone with 4Gstreet-cred that will appeal to consumers who either don't like Apple or don't know about Microsoft's stable of Windows Phones. The latest addition to Samsung's ...

The Feinger Is Probably The Best Smartphone Accessory Ever ...
By Chris Chavez
If you were looking for a “must-have” accessory for your Android device, look no further than the Feinger. The Feinger effectively attaches you, to your smartphone, in a way you never thought possible. Using a plastic nipple that attaches to your ...
Android Phone Fans

Boeing To Release A Super-Secure Android Smartphone Later This ...
By Chris Velazco
National Defense Magazine reports that Boeing is currently working on an highly-secureAndroid-based smartphone of all things, and that it should see a release later this year. Boeing President Roger Krone declined to go into specifics when ...

BT super-charges fiber-optic broadband today, for the lucky few who ...
By Daniel Cooper
Excuse our sour grapes, but the fortunate proportion of Britons with access to BT's fibre fiber-optic broadband will find everything much faster from. ... Back to Mobile View. AOL Tech · Free Engadget for Android - get the app now! AOL · MAIL ...

Max Payne and Burnout Crash hit the iOS App Store | TUAW - The ...
By Kelly Hodgkins
Two high-profile games, one from Rockstar Games and one from Electronics Arts, hit the iOSApp Store today. The most anticipated of the two is Max Payne. The third-person shooter was originally created by Remedy Entertainment for the PC, ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Sony's Bluetooth Xperia SmartWatch now ... - Android Community
By Michael Crider
Just a day after the intriguing Pebble smart watch got almost instantly funded on Kickstarter, Sony is back in the game with its latest take on the wearable smartphone augmenter. As promised, the SmartWatch that we saw at CES (and which is ...
Android Community

Android malware poses as Angry Birds Space game | Naked Security
By Graham Cluley
Android malware authors have seized an opportunity to infect unsuspecting smartphone users with the launch of the latest addition to the immensely popular "Angry Birds" series of games.
Naked Security - Sophos

Sony Thinks It's Time for Another Android Watch - Ina Fried - News ...
By Ina Fried
When paired with an Android phone (from Sony or another maker), the phone lets users read their email and texts, check the weather, and decide whether to pick up the phone when they see who is calling. The newest incarnation adds the ...

Zero-permission app reveals major Android security vulnerabilities
By Adrian Diaconescu
A zero-permission app designed and tested by Paul Brodeur revealed major Android security vulnerabilities both in 2.3 and 4.0 versions. ... Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Motorola DROID Fighter - Omega Superphone Smackdown · android- ...
Android Authority

Sprint Galaxy Nexus Training Ends April 22, Release ... - Android Life
By Kellex
Android Life: An Android Community Blog - An Android Community Blog covering major Androiddevices releases and rumors. Apps · Games · Carriers · ATT · Other · Alltel · MetroPCS · US Cellular · Verizon · Sprint · T-Mobile · Devices ...
Android Life: An Android Community Blog

Why iPhone Users Hate Mobile WiFi Slightly Less Than Android ...
By Chris Maxcer
Some Android phones might be able to tap into next-generation high-speed mobile networks like 4G LTE, but there are plenty of Android phones that don't. And I don't think it has anything to do with free WiFi access like all those points offered ...

Tracking everything, Placeme is the smartphone assistant of the ...
By Colin Gibbs
Placeme for iOS and Android may be both the scariest and amazingly futuristic smartphone app I've seen yet. The free software uses every sensor in your handset to track your activities, location and environment. There's no checking in or ...
GigaOM Pro

Smartphone Sales to Hit 1 Billion in 2014 [STUDY]
By Todd Wasserman
Other winners include Samsung and Huawei, though Motorola, HTC, Sony and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion are all expected to lose market share. Gartner estimated thatsmartphone sales for 2011 hit 472 million globally and ...

LG Viper 4G LTE now available for pre-order, 22nd April release ...
By Tyler Lee
Good news folks, if you have been looking forward to getting your hands on Sprint's first LTE-enabled device, the LG Viper 4G LTE, you're in luck as pre-orders for the Android handset have begun. Also more interestingly, Sprint has confirmed ...

HTC One X review | Android Central
We'll follow up with AT&T dual-core, LTE version of the One X when it ... The HTC One X has ...

Samsung ranks top OEM handset maker in US - Login to DIGITIMES ...
(March 28) - PC World · HTC One X could be Sprint's first LTE smartphone ... UniQXcess, remote file access application on Apple iPad and Android tablet ... Motorola Droid Razer Maxx ... A portal for information about Taiwan's WiMAX industry. ... Peer-to-peer Wi-Fi: Talking Wi-Fi Direct with Broadcom VP Michael Hurlston ...

Pebble: E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android by Pebble ...
Pebble connects to iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth, alerting you with a ...

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