Samsung details Android 4.0 phone, tablet upgrades

Samsung details Android 4.0 phone, tablet upgrades for US carriers
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - Samsung posted a list Tuesday detailing which Samsung phones and tablets sold by US carriers will eventually receive an upgrade to Android 4.0, or Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). The list confirms some smartphones and tablets ...

Motorola Mobility Wins Ruling on Microsoft Xbox Patents
By Susan Decker and William McQuillen on April 24, 2012 Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) (MMI) won a US International Trade Commission judge's ruling that bolsters its chances of blocking imports of Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) (MSFT)'s Xbox gaming ...

Smartphone maker HTC posts 70 percent profit drop
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan smartphone maker HTC Corp. reported a 70 percent drop in first quarter profit as it faces keener competition from Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. HTC said Tuesday that profit amounted to 4.5 billion New Taiwan dollars ...

HTC sees recovery but no return to US peaks
By Clare Jim and Argin Chang | TAIPEI, April 24 (Reuters) - Taiwan smartphone maker HTC Corp won't have the United States as its largest market from this year, a sign of how far it has fallen and how much more work it has to do in Asia to regain share ...

Samsung Releases Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade List
By Daniel Ionescu, PCWorld Apr 24, 2012 6:49 AM Many of Samsung's smartphones and tablets released in the US will receive an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, with a couple of notable exceptions. While newer Samsung Android phones will be ...

HTC Forecasts Revenue Rebound on 'One' Smartphone Models
(2498), Asia's second-largest smartphone maker, forecast its highest revenue in three quarters after it released new devices to help gain share following its biggest sales and profit decline in a decade. Second-quarter sales will be about NT$105 ...

Motorola wins round in Xbox patents dispute
By John Ribeiro IDG News Service - The US International Trade Commission has ruled that Microsoft infringed on patents of Motorola Mobility in its Xbox games console. Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) David P. Shaw in an initial determination ruled that ...

'No permission' Android apps can see and share your data
The Galaxy Nexus from Google and Samsung, a smartphone that arrived in Verizon Wireless stores on Thursday, December 15, 2011, is the first Google Android phone without four buttons below the screen. By Amy Gahran Special to CNN Savvy Androidusers ...

Summary Box: Smartphone maker HTC 1Q profit falls 70 percent amid competition
Washington Post
LOWER NUMBERS: Smartphone maker HTC Corp. reported a 70 percent drop in first-quarter profit as it faces keener competition from Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Revenue was down 35 percent from a year earlier. LOOKING AHEAD: HTC expects revenue ...

The Android Update Trap
He'd watched the smartphone market for a couple of years, and finally pulled the trigger on his firstAndroid handset when AT&T launched the Galaxy S II last October. For the first few months, it was perfect. Everything changed when AT&T delivered ...

Android chief Andy Rubin said java.lang APIs are copyrighted in 2006 email
Over the next several years his thinking changed. by Dan Farber April 23, 2012 1:29 PM PDT Follow @dbfarber As the second week of the Oracle-Google trial got underway Monday, Andy Rubin, the man behind the Android platform, took his turn on the witness ...

Motorola Mobility Wins Ruling in Microsoft Xbox Patent Case
Motorola Mobility filed in retaliation for Microsoft lodging patent-infringement claims against Motorola Mobility phones that run on Google Inc. (GOOG)'s Androidoperating system, the most popular platform for mobile devices.


Microsoft Xbox Infringes on Motorola Patents, ITC Says
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius The International Trade Commission on Monday found that Microsoft has infringed on four Motorola patents with its Xbox gaming console. Three of those patents are considered "essential" patents, or part of FRAND (fair, reasonable and ...

iOS, Android Chip Away at RIM's Market Share
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo Apple's iOS has maintained a lead over Android as the top mobile operating system in North America since January, though both platforms have gained market share this year at the expense of Research in Motion's BlackBerry, ...

Microsoft infringes Motorola Mobility patents: ITC judge
| WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Microsoft infringed Motorola Mobility's patents in making its popular Xbox gaming consoles, a judge for the US International Trade Commission ruled on Monday. ITC Judge David Shaw said that Microsoft infringed four patents and ...

HTC Sees Tough US Market, Lower Sales
Wall Street Journal
By LORRAINE LUK TAIPEI—HTC Corp. forecast a decline in revenue and a narrower profit margin for the second quarter, indicating the tough environment in a smartphone market increasingly dominated by Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.

Ice Cream Sandwich slated for slew of Samsung devices
The company posts a page revealing which phones and tablets are due for a bite of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. by Lance Whitney April 24, 2012 8:27 AM PDT Follow @lancewhit Samsung phone and tablet owners can now see which devices are on the list to ...

Rubin's last stand: Android founder testifies again to save Android from Oracle
Android is on trial today in San Francisco, and its founder, Googler Andy Rubin, is stepping into the witness stand to save it from a slow death by patent litigation. The crux of Rubin's testimony today revolved around the greatest of all Android ...

Eric Schmidt talks Android, search revenue in Oracle-Google IP trial
ZDNet (blog)
The linchpin to Boies's line of questioning this time revolved around the search and advertising revenue benefits that Android offered to Google after it was acquired in 2005. Boies called up a presentation that has been cited as evidence in the ...

HTC Sees Lower Revenue, Profit Margins In 2Q On Stiff Competition
Wall Street Journal
By Lorraine Luk TAIPEI (Dow Jones)--Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (2498.TW) forecast Tuesday lower revenue and profit margins for the second quarter, highlighting stiff competition in the market, but the handset maker said earnings will likely ...

Motorola wins Xbox patent ruling
US International Trade Commission judge finds that Microsoft infringed on some of Motorola'spatents with its gaming console. by Steven Musil April 23, 2012 3:50 PM PDT Follow @stevenmusilMotorola Mobility has won a patent ruling in its attempt to ...

Android trojan could steal data by monitoring phone movement
It takes advantage of a flaw in Google's Android mobile operating system that lets background apps monitor the device's sensors -- like the accelerometer, which detects movement and orientation. The malicious app, which it should be noted is not in the ...

Google to Sell Android Phones Online Again After Flop
By Brian Womack on April 24, 2012 Google Inc. (GOOG) (GOOG), owner of the world's largest search engine, will begin selling an Android handset made by Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) about two years after the company ended an earlier effort to sell ...

Xbox 360 violates Motorola Mobility patents, says judge
The US regulatory commission with the ability to prevent Xbox 360 systems from being brought into the country has determined that Microsoft's console is violating a number of patents held byMotorola Mobility. As reported by Bloomberg, ...

How Boston's MBTA Is Turning Your Smartphone Into a Personal Ticket Machine
The app will be available for download on iPhones, BlackBerry smartphones and Android devices, according to Masabi. Here's how it works: Users download the MBTA's app onto their smartphoneand selects a starting location and destination.

HTC sees lower outlook as Apple, Samsung dominate
By Lorraine Luk TAIPEI (MarketWatch) -- Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. Tuesday forecast declines in revenue and profit margins for the second quarter, indicating a tough business environment for players trying to take on Apple Inc. (AAPL) and ...

Android trojan steals keystrokes using phone movements
Ars Technica
Based in part on a similar smartphone keylogger called TouchLogger demonstrated last year, TapLogger exploits a design weakness in Android that allows all installed apps free access to motion sensor readings. Because similar permission systems are ...

Initial Patent Rulings Favor Motorola Over Microsoft
Wall Street Journal
By STEVEN D. JONES An administrative law judge has made an initial ruling in favor of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. that Microsoft Corp. infringed on patents for technology linked to the popular Xbox game console. The US International Trade ...

AT&T Revenue, Net Income up on Smartphone Sales
By Grant Gross, IDG News Growth in mobile services largely due to smartphone sales pushed AT&T revenue up 1.8 percent, with a 5.2 percent increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2012 compared to the year-ago quarter, the company reported Tuesday.

Apple infringes Motorola Mobility patent: ITC judge
Motorola Mobility, which is in the process of being acquired by Google, had filed related lawsuits against Apple in district courts in Illinois and Florida. Apple did not violate three other patents whichMotorola Mobility accused it of infringing, ...

HTC EVO 4G LTE pre-order page goes live on Sprint's website ...
By Michael Gorman
April's been kind to fans of Sprint's forthcoming HTC EVO 4G LTE, as it's brought us leaked pics of the handset and its ruby-red kickstand, proffered a. ... 22 · Android smartphone + iOS tablet or the otherwise? 3 · windows phone or android?

Yammer Updates iOS And Android Apps, Adds Universal Search ...
By Leena Rao
Yammer Updates iOS And Android Apps, Adds Universal Search And More To Enterprise Social Network. Leena Rao. posted 4 hours ago. Comments. View Staff Page. Leena Rao currently works as a writer for TechCrunch. She recently ...

Google Drive revealed: Dropbox beware | Android Community
By Michael Crider
News and leaks on Google Drive has reached a fever pitch, with most of the information pointing to 5 gigabytes of free storage and integration on Android and.
Android Community

Nova Launcher For Android 4.0 Devices Adds A Handful Of New ...
By Chris Chavez
With Sprint Galaxy Nexus pre-orders selling out before its release on Sunday, that means there are more Android 4.0 users out there than ever before. If. ... Nova Launcher For Android 4.0 Devices Adds A Handful Of New Features ...
Android Phone Fans

TapLogger Android trojan nicks keystrokes via phone movements ...
By Edwin Kee
This particular proof-of-concept is known as TapLogger, where it will run on the Android platform while masking its presence as a game which “challenges” the user to identify identical icons from a collection of images that have very little ... Sounds familiar like the smartphone keylogger known as TouchLogger which was demonstrated in 2011, and according to the researchers, the inclusion of similar permission systems in RIM's Blackberry OS as well as jailbroken iOS devices might ...

U.S.'s first smartphone rail ticketing service headed for Boston ...
By Ryan Kim
When it comes time to show their proof of purchase, the smartphone application will display an animated watermark with a background color that changes according to the day. The app, which will work on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry ...

Android Chief Squirms Under Questioning - Business Insider
By Matt Rosoff
Once upon a time, Andy Rubin thought Google needed a license to use Java in Android. ... Android Is Getting Totally Blown Out Of The Water By iOS, According To This Real Time Data ...

'Poo Wi-Fi' Rewards Conscientious Dog Owners [VIDEO]
By Todd Wasserman
A program in Mexico City called "Poo Wi-Fi" offers free wireless Internet service if you clean up after your dog. ... Terra and DDB Mexico aren't the first to experiment with Wi-Fi as a social engineering mechanism. During South By Southwest, ...
Mashable » Business

87 million 4G devices to be sold during 2012 ... - Android Authority
By Mihai Andrici
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Motorola DROID Fighter - Omega Superphone Smackdown · android- ... As the WiMax standard was abandoned by operators worldwide, 2012 is shaping up to be the year ofLTE-enabled devices, ranging from USB dongles to smartphones, tablets, and 4G portable hotspots. The report ... Nevertheless, according to the report, this mentality will change in the future, as HD streaming becomes increasingly more appealing for smartphone and tablet users. Both the ...
Android Authority

Android Trojan Can Track Your Keystrokes Using Motion Sensors
By Kyle Wagner
Android Trojan Can Track Your Keystrokes Using Motion Sensors · android trojans malware ... For the Latest Android News. Like Everything Android. Stumbleupon ... Friendcaster Gives Android an Improved Facebook Experience Lifehacker ...

Facebook updates Android app, adds new shortcuts to take over ...
By Brittany Darwell
Tracking growth of apps and developers on iOS and Facebook platforms. See the leaderboards. Explore ... Facebook released an update for its Android app on Friday that includes additional messaging features and a shortcut to encourage users to take and post photos with Facebook. After downloading Facebook for Android 1.9, users will have two new icons on their homescreen — Messenger and Camera — in addition to the icon for the main app. This seems to be a strategic move ...
Inside Facebook

DROID Incredible 4G LTE appears on Verizon site
By Dan Graziano
The handset also runs HTC's latest Sense 4.0 skin atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In line with Verizon's other 4G LTE smartphones, the latest Incredible will seemingly be offered for $299.99 alongside a new two-year agreement.
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U.S. commission says Xbox infringes Motorola patents | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a preliminary ruling that Microsoft infringed onMotorola Mobility patents in its hit Xbox 360 videogame consoles. Administrative law judge David Shaw on Monday backed four out of five ...
The Raw Story

Ask HTG: Increasing Wi-Fi Connectivity, Calibrating Your Monitor ...
By Jason Fitzpatrick
Once a week we share reader problems and three solutions; this week we're looking at increasingWi-Fi connectivity, how to calibrate your monitor, and how to sneak in a good prank or two at work.
How-To Geek

HTC Incredible 4G: First Render - Smartphone Reviews, News, and Video ... on the TouchPad · Sony Xperia S Review · Verizon Motorola Droid 4 Review · Pantech ... destined for T-Mobile; Sprint is getting its own One-esque model in the EVO 4G LTE. ... change that (although the Vigor, once upgraded toAndroid Ice Cream Sandwich and ...

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