Samsung & Apple top Nokia; Best Android Phone?

Washington Post
According to the research firm Strategic Analytics, Samsung is the clear winner, with 44.5 million phones shipped as compared to Apple's 35 million iPhones, according to Barron's Tech Trader Daily. IHS, on the other hand, has Apple as the top ...

Best Android Phone?
By Alan Henry
There are dozens—possibly hundreds—of Android phones on the market right now, and while plenty of sites will tell you which ones are the best based on checklists of high-end specs, battery life, and overall experience, but this week we ...

Will AT&T and Verizon 4G LTE ever be compatible?
Ask Maggie explains why and whether it will ever change. by Marguerite Reardon April 27, 2012 6:31 AM PDT Follow @maggie_reardon Most people buying the new iPad opt for the Wi-Fi only version. Why? The 4G LTE versions are more expensive, for one thing.

Samsung Posts Record Profit
New York Times
Samsung and Apple have carved out a near duopoly in the high-end smartphone market, as rivals have struggled to introduce compelling models that can really compete. The two controlled 90 percent of the market last year and that is not expected to ...

Strong smartphone sales fuel Samsung's quarterly profit to a record high
Washington Post
SEOUL, South Korea — A surge in Galaxy smartphone sales fueled earnings at Samsung Electronics to a record high in the first quarter, usually a tough season for the global consumer electronics industry, outshining handset rivals such as Nokia Corp.

Samsung Steals Nokia's Mobile Crown
Samsung's first quarter results put it ahead of Nokia, but research firms disagree whether it regained the smartphone lead from Apple. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek Samsung reported its first quarter earnings and the numbers look good.

Samsung tops Apple in global mobile phone shipments
Samsung is on a tear and dominating worldwide mobile phone shipments, according to two market research firms. by Brooke Crothers April 26, 2012 10:29 PM PDT Follow @mbrookec Samsung'ssmartphone shipments soared over the same period last to easily grab ...

Samsung Rides Smartphone Sales
Wall Street Journal
Booming first-quarter smartphone sales meant record profit for Samsung. The company says a new model release should keep the momentum going The WSJ's Jake Lee speaks with Technology Editor Juro Osawa about the highlights of Samsung's earnings.

Chomp loses Android compatibility following Apple acquisition
Apple Insider
By AppleInsider Staff Following its purchase of the app search engine Chomp, Apple has disabled its functionality with Google's Android mobile operating system. AppleInsider first began to receive word from readers on Thursday that Chomp was no longer ...

Samsung Bests Nokia as World's Top Phone Maker
PC Magazine
They were at odds, however, over whether Samsung or Apple is the most-popular smartphonemaker. According to IHS iSuppli, Samsung shipped 92 million handsets in the first quarter while Nokia shipped 83 million. While Samsung's total was a 13 percent ...

Samsung Beats Nokia in Handset Market in Q1
The research firms however disagreed on Samsung's smartphone shipments in the first quarter wit iSuppli giving Apple the top position in smartphones, while Strategy Analytics called in favor of Samsung. The Korean company shipped 93.5 million handsets ...

Smartphone stars leave analysts addled
Samsung took the smartphone sales crown in Q1 2012, unless of course it was Apple: turns out, analysts aren't entirely sure who's sitting top of the pile for high-tech phones. Conflicting sales numbers for the two firms from research companies IHS ...


Twitter Updates iPhone, Android Apps
PC Magazine
"This update was a great collaboration between many teams at Twitter including Android, iOS, Discover, Search and others." Twitter has added Activity visibility on the Discover tab in Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android. The new feature provides ...

Estimate claims Apple bested Samsung by 3M to remain top smartphone vendor
Apple Insider
By Neil Hughes Two conflicting estimates paint very different pictures of Samsung's smartphonesales in the March quarter, as the company did not publicly disclose exactly how many smartphones it shipped. Directly contradicting an earlier report that ...

NYC, LA among Clearwire's first LTE cities
By Stephen Lawson IDG News Service - Clearwire will launch its LTE network early next year with service in high-demand "hot zones" in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco, the company said on Thursday as it announced its ...

LG Launches Dual-core Optimus LTE Smartphone in Europe
The first commercial LTE network may have launched in Europe. But while LTE has become a must-have on smartphones in the US, Europe is still lagging behind. Samsung's Galaxy S II has already started shipping, and a European version of HTC Velocity 4G ...

Apple dumps Android from Chomp app engine
Apple has slashed Android support from its Chomp app discovery engine acquisition, excising Google's open-source OS and making the service iOS-only ahead of a tipped App Store revolution. Bought back in February, Chomp uses a custom algorithm to ...


Samsung pegged as top mobile, smartphone vendor in March quarter
Apple Insider
By Josh Ong After Samsung confirmed record earnings for the March quarter on Friday, a set of new analyses estimate that the company overtook Apple to become the world's largest smartphonevendor while simultaneously passing long-time leader Nokia for ...

Kindle Fire Dominates US Android Tablet Sales
No other Android tablet comes close in Comscore's figures. Samsung's entire Galaxy Tab lineup only has 15.4 percent of the Android market. Motorola's Xoom -- the first Android tablet on the market -- has only a 7 percent share.

Smartphones fuel Samsung profit to record
The Associated Press
By YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer – 7 hours ago SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A surge in Galaxy smartphone sales fueled earnings at Samsung Electronics to a record high in the first quarter, usually a tough season for the global consumer electronics ...

The Associated Press

Kindle Fire Grabs Over 50 Percent of the Android Tablet Market
The bewildering array of Android hardware used to mean that no single device had the power to grab a significant market share of the Android tablet market. That all changed as soon as Amazon's Kindle Fire hit the scene. According to latest figures from ...


Samsung Electronics reports record profit
SEOUL, South Korea—Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest consumer electronics firm by revenues, on Friday reported a record-high profit as strong smartphone sales helped mask a drop in semiconductor and TV profit. Net profit amounted to 5.05 ...

The Google Phone That Never Was
Related Android revenue information is also enlightening. By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek The Google Phone, as the company's Android phone prototype was called in November 2006, looks primitive by today's standards, but it was competitive at the time ...

Samsung Profit Exceeds Estimates on Smartphone, TV Demand
(005930), the world's biggest maker of mobile phones, computer-memory chips and TVs, posted its highest profit in at least two years after beating Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Nokia Oyj in smartphone sales. Net income jumped 81 percent from a year earlier to...


Strategy Analytics: Samsung and Apple Capture 55 Percent of Global Smartphone ...
MarketWatch (press release)
BOSTON, Apr 26, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments grew 41 percent annually to reach 145 million units in the first quarter of 2012. Samsung and Apple together captured more ...

Samsung knocks Nokia off smartphone top spot
TG Daily
"With cellphones now accounting for more than 40 percent of Samsung's overall revenue, it's clear that the company's continued investments in smartphone hardware and software R&D are paying off," says Wayne Lam, senior analyst for wireless ...

TG Daily

Samsung soars to record Q1 on the back of smartphone sales
Samsung Electronics rode rising smartphone sales to a record first-quarter profit and also used its muscle to overtake Nokia (NYSE:NOK) as the world's largest handset maker by volume, stripping Nokia of its crown after 14 years at the top.

Kindle Fire ignites Android tablet market, overtakes Google in U.S.
According to the latest numbers from comScore, the Kindle Fire has almost doubled its share of the US Android tablet market over the past two months from 29.4% in December to 54.4% in February. In other words, more tablets running Amazon's version of ...

802.11ac 'Gigabit Wi-Fi': What You Need to Know
PCWorld (blog)
802.11ac is also referred to as “gigabit Wi-Fi” and will be capable of significantly faster data transfer speeds than the current 802.11n. 802.11n works in both 5GHz and 2.4GHz frequency ranges. 802.11ac will be purely 5GHz. The higher frequency has ...

Will the real Galaxy S III please stand up?
In fact, when I look back over the history of Android, I can't think of another smartphone that has garnered this level of prerelease hysteria. Today brought yet another round of hardware rumors landing online, this time from unofficial Samsung blog ...

LG Optimus True HD LTE's European assault begins in Portugal ...
By Richard Lawler
While the latest LTE and HD equipped addition to LG's Optimus line has already landed across Asia (Korea, Japan) and North America (US. ... 27, 2012 -– LG Electronics (LG) will expand its LTE smartphone footprint with the launch of Optimus True HD LTE in new markets across Europe and Asia: Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Hong Kong and Singapore. First launched in Korea and now available ... The device will receive an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. "The mobile ...

Official HTC Extended Battery For Droid Incredible 4G LTE Now ...
By Chris Chavez
Verizon hasn't officially announced a launch date for the Droid Incredible 4G LTE, but that hasn't stopped HTC from going ahead and shipping out some official accessories for the handset. The 2150mAh extended battery ($35) and extended ...
Android Phone Fans

Clearwire targets 31 cities for LTE as WiMAX takes a beating ...
By Kevin Fitchard
Clearwire has already said it will deploy LTE as “hot zones” in its existing 70 WiMAX markets. It's targeting cities where demand for mobile broadband is greatest, so it will logically target the biggest cities in its current 4G footprint first.

DROID Incredible 4G LTE extended battery for sale online | Android ...
By Michael Crider
If you needed any extra proof that HTC's DROID Incredible 4G LTE was on the way, well then, you've probably got some kind of trust issues. Nevertheless, here it is: HTCPEdia's online shop seems to have jumped the gun and begun selling ...
Android Community

Twitter iOS update adds improved discover, search, notifications ...
By Dave Caolo
New push notification options let you know when one of your tweets has been re-tweeted or favorited; an additional alert announces a new follower. Finally, Twitter for iOS 4.2 offers support for Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish and Polish.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Kindle Fire Takes 54% of Android Tablet Market [STUDY]
By Todd Wasserman
Motorola Xoom, the number three in the category, commanded 11.8% of the market in December and has now dropped to 7%, according to the report. One notable omission: Barnes & Noble's Nook. ComScore says it considers the Nook an ...
Mashable » Tech

iOS developers plan an alternative to WWDC after sell out
By Dan Graziano
“Indie Developer Labs is an open area where developers are provided with space to work, free Wi-Fi, and an open environment to connect with other developers. Our mission is to help foster the collaborative spirit of the Apple developer ...
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Tweet, tweet, Twitter for Android and iOS get big updates
By Joe Wilcox
Suddenly mobile Twitter makes lots of sense to me, and I wonder what good the desktop or web clients are at all. Versions 3.2 and 4.2, available today for Android and iOS, respectively, improve discovery, search and, more importantly, ...

Twitter Updates iPhone and Android Apps: Improves Discover Tab ...
By Frederic Lardinois
Twitter just announced the latest updates to its mobile apps for Android and iOS. With these updates, these apps get a number of much-needed new features, including an improved Discover tab, better support for search and support for push ...

Twitter updated for iPhone and Android | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
Twitter's mobile presence has been an important growth engine for the microblogging site, and new versions of Twitter for the iPhone and Android-powered platforms are now available in the App Store and Google Play, respectively, making ...

AnandTech - Clearwire Announces Initial TDD-LTE Network Launch ...
By Brian Klug
Clearwire has been talking about deploying TDD-LTE (Time Division Duplexing, as opposed to FDD) on its 2.5 GHz spectrum for some time now, and has announced some more launch details today, including initial markets and a rough ...

China market: HTC launches One, new Desire lineups
New business model and strategies in China's smartphone market - Another ... and world-recognized Android software development for evolving mobile Internet ... Motorola Droid Razer Maxx... A portal for information about Taiwan's WiMAX industry. ... Late last year the Wi-Fi Alliance introduced the Wi-Fi Direct peer-to- peer ...

Samsung protesters tell Apple iSheep to “WAKE UP” | Android and Me
Taylor is the founder of Android and Me. He resides in Dallas and carries the Verizon Galaxy ...

DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola: GPS Navigation Test - YouTube
Watch as the DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola's battery life demolishes the competition in ...

Discover native Android apps through Facebook - Facebook ...
After introducing social app discovery for mobile web apps on Android and native apps on iOS, apps and games like Pinterest, BranchOut, Diamond Dash, and ...

XOLO X900, First Smartphone with Intel Inside Launches in India ...
The XOLO X900 is based on Intel's smartphone reference design featuring the Intel® ... At launch, the X900 will run on Android Gingerbread*, with a planned ...

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