Internet traffic to explode; thank your phone and tablet

Internet traffic to explode; thank your phone and tablet
Buckle up and hold onto your phones, tablets, digital video clips and Wi-Fi connections, because they're all contributing to a global explosion in Internet traffic. It's expected to increase four times to 1.3 zettabytes by 2016, according to Cisco's ...

Is Facebook dumb for wanting a smartphone?
ZDNet (blog)
The New York Times is reporting that Facebook is again trying to build a smartphone(again). Most agree that it is not a matter of can Facebook build a phone (most agree they can't) but should they? Many are asking is there even a need for a Facebook ...
ZDNet (blog)

Facebook Phone Might be A Great Idea - Right Now
What could be nuttier than entering the smartphone market now that the twosmartphone leaders of 2010 are collapsing? Well… entering the market when thesmartphone leaders of 2010 are NOT collapsing. That would be nuttier. Just two years ago, ...

Measuring Radiation Between Calls: A Smartphone for the Post-Fukushima Age
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Mitsuru Obe A smartphone smart enough to be your pocket Geiger counter? Responding to demand from people concerned about radiation levels in post-Fukushima Japan, cell phone carrier Softbank Corp. has unveiled a mobile phone that can measure them.

Japan firm unveils radiation-gauging smartphone
New York Daily News
Mobile phone operator Softbank on Tuesday unveiled a smartphone that can measure radiation as consumers in Japan clamour for reassurance following last year's Fukushima nuclear disaster. The latest model in the firm's Pantone series comes complete with ...

New York Daily News

Android 5 Jelly Bean: I Say Innovation, You Say Fragmentation...
ZDNet (blog)
This would be Google's second attempt at mobile hardware - its Google Nexus smartphone was a non-starter. It will allegedly be built by Asus, not Google's recently-swallowed Motorola Mobility, and run Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 chipset.

Is smartphone maker RIM looking for a buyer?
But like former smartphone leader Palm, RIM failed to quickly innovate beyond its core secure e-mail service, and fell behind Apple's iOS and then Google's Android. Once RIM launches its next-generation BlackBerry 10 platform, it will be behindAndroid ...


Battered BlackBerry maker could overhaul its business
By Rob Gillies, AP TORONTO – BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion has hired a team of bankers to help it weigh its options as its business erodes in the face of an exodus to the iPhone and Android smartphones. A Research in Motion Facility in Waterloo, ...


Best smartphone battle: Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Apple iPhone 4S
BY BOB HOLT Samsung launched its new Galaxy S3 smartphone in Europe Tuesday, expected to be a major player in the company's battle with Apple for dominance in smartphone sales. Galaxy S3 has a 4.8-inch screen, much larger than the 3.5-inch display of ...

Samsung's Newest iPhone Rival—Galaxy S III—Hits Europe
Wall Street Journal
s new flagship smartphone went on sale Tuesday in 28 European and Middle Eastern countries, as the cellphone giant upgraded its high-end device to compete with rival Apple Inc.'s iPhone. The Galaxy S III smartphones hit the shelves in countries ...

Wall Street Journal

Evernote helps Android users remember new people with Hello app
ZDNet (blog)
I am horrible at remembering people I meet at events, parties, church, and other places so I thought it was great when Evernote released their Hello application for iOS devices back in December. However, I no longer have an iPhone so I lost that ...

RIM Tumbles After BlackBerry Maker Reports Operating Loss
San Francisco Chronicle
May 30 (Bloomberg) -- Research In Motion Ltd., the struggling maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, fell 11 percent after forecasting an operating loss for the first quarter and hiring banks to advise on strategic options. JPMorgan Chase & Co. and RBC ...

HTC One X, EVO 4G LTE Clear Customs After Apple Patent Spat
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius The HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE have been released into the wild. HTC confirmed today that US Customs officials completed their patent review of the devices, allowing them to be sold in the country. "HTC has completed the review ...

RIM Hires Banks for Strategic Review, to Post Operating Loss
Play RIM Shares Plunge on Surprise Operating Loss Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM), the struggling maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, fell 11 percent after forecasting an operating loss for the first quarter and hiring banks to advise on strategic ...


Motorola: a brief history
By Brian Heater posted May 30th 2012 8:49AM A snapshot of the last several years in Motorola'shistory shows a company in flux, culminating last week, when the smartphone manufacturer's sale to Google was finally given the green light.

Samsung Galaxy S III: Review roundup
Washington Post
The phone is notable for its 4.8-inch screen, as well as bells and whistles such as the 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera and the latest Android operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich. European reviewers are sweet on the ...

HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE clear Customs, still no official Sprint launch date
ZDNet (blog)
By Matthew Miller | May 30, 2012, 9:28am PDT Summary: The two latest HTCAndroid devices are now shipping through Customs and should be arriving at stores soon. Pre-orders arrived for Sprint customers, but an updated in-store launch date has not been ...

ZDNet (blog)

Where to get a Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone cheap
By Dave Neal WHETHER YOU WANT ONE OR NOT Samsung's latest offering to the smartphonegods, the Galaxy S3 is here. The latest Samsung flagship smartphone has got some pretty good reviews and has been on sale for less than 24 hours, so you probably want ...

Evernote's contact list app Hello comes to Android, gets LinkedIn integration
In its ongoing quest to kill the alphabetical contact list, Evernote is bringing its Hello app to theAndroid for the first time on Wednesday. The app will have a few new features not available on the iPhone, including LinkedIn integration.

Demystifying in-app purchases on Android
What you may not know is that there are several different kinds of in-app billing onAndroid, and some of the strange wrinkles in Google's app ecosystem make it hard to know what you're really getting. If you know the basics, you can save yourself ...


Samsung Galaxy S III gets head start on rival iPhone
Samsung Electronics launched its top-of-the-range Galaxy S III smartphone in Europe on Tuesday, aiming to outsell its previous model that helped the South Korean company topple Apple as the world's largest smartphone maker. The Galaxy S III, ...

Battered BlackBerry Maker Weighs Options
ABC News
BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion has hired a team of bankers to help it weigh its options as its business erodes in the face of an exodus to the iPhone and Androidsmartphones. RIM issued a dire warning about its business Tuesday, ...

ABC News

HTC Evo 4G LTE Review: Head-To-Head With The iPhone 4S And The Galaxy Nexus
The Evo 4G LTE is one of the best phones to land on Sprint shelves in a while, but that's not to say it has no competition over at the Yellow carrier. The Galaxy Nexus has propped itself up as theAndroid phone to beat, while the iPhone 4S is available ...

Wi-Fi and Amtrak: Missed Connections
New York Times
For rail travelers of the Northeast Corridor, the promise of Wi-Fi has become an infuriating tease. First introduced on the Acela amid a heavily promoted marketing campaign two years ago, its press release promising “fast, reliable and consistent ...

New York Times

unveiling in London
Inside its slim 8.6mm thick frame is the recently-revealed 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 Quad chipset, 1GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of storage, a 2100 mAh battery, and radios for Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and NFC connectivity. Around the back of the device is an 8-megapixel ...


Verizon Wireless Enhances 4G LTE Network Coverage in Epsom, New Hampshire
MarketWatch (press release)
EPSOM, NH, May 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest4G LTE wireless network, recently activated new 4G LTE coverage in Epsom, New Hampshire. This private investment will enhance 4G LTE coverage in Epsom.

BlackBerry maker RIM sees operating loss, shares slump
... concept of on-your-hip email with its first BlackBerry devices, but now finds itself struggling badly in the smartphone market as it trails far behind Apple Inc and other rivals such as Samsung Electronics that use Google Inc's Android software.

A Facebook Smartphone? There's a Chance in 2013
Midsize Insider
Its IPO had a mostly successful launch several weeks ago and now rumors abound that a Facebooksmartphone is in the works, possibly hitting store shelves as early as 2013. But is Zuckerberg ready to make this kind of leap? Is Facebook?

Leak Reveals Motorola Smartphones for Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T Networks
Gotta Be Mobile
Missing from the pack is T-Mobile USA, the nation's fourth largest carrier and Motorola's firstAndroid launch partner for the Motorola CLIQ with MOTO BLUR several years ago. According to sources to pocketnow, Motorola will have one smartphone for ...

Flipboard beta coming to all Android devices soon, hopes to handle resolution ...
By Darren Murph posted May 30th 2012 8:22AM Eagle-eyed readers might remember that Flipboard's long-awaited port to Android started with a fair amount of confusion; it showed up (seemingly at random) on Samsung's Galaxy S III, but soon after, ...

“Google ASUS Nexus 7″ tablet shown in ... - Android Community
By Michael Crider
(The Motorola XOOM was designated Wingray and Stingray for the Verizon and WiFi versions.) even more interesting, the Nexus 7 seems to be running Android 4.1, labelled “JRN51B”. This may be the Jelly Bean update we've heard about, ...
Android Community

Play Safe For Android Locks Down Your Phone So Kids Can (Safely ...
By Sarah Perez
Play Safe, an app for Android that lets kids safely play games on your own smartphone. To be honest, Kyte has the arguably bigger vision. It wants to provide a kid-friendly user interface for kids' own Android smartphones. A Net Nanny for the ...
TechCrunch » Mobile

iOS and Android enter 'Final Fantasy Dimensions' this summer ...
By JC Fletcher
Square Enix's E3 lineup is packed with unannounced iOS and Android games (packed), but the one that seems most noteworthy is Final Fantasy Dimensions, due this summer on both iOS andAndroid. ... growth, additional scenarios in which to inherit the jobs of your adventuring companions, and a classic story of light, darkness, and crystals," the description reads, "FINAL FANTASY DIMENSIONS delivers the best of FINAL FANTASY, retro and fresh alike, directly to yoursmartphone.

ASUS Nexus 7 Tablet Outed In Benchmark Running Android 4.1 ...
By Chris Chavez
It wouldn't be the first time a benchmark site has outed an Android device, and it looks like it wont be the last. The 7-inch ASUS Nexus 7 was just outed in.
Android Phone Fans

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android update appears imminent — Mobile ...
By Kevin C. Tofel
After waiting a few months, Verizon customers who own a Galaxy Nexus LTE smartphone should soon see their phones get updated to from Android 4.0.2 to 4.0.4. Aside from app-specific improvements, this version should boost camera ...

Hands on with CloudFTP: iOS data storage to go | TUAW - The ...
By Erica Sadun
It is a USB-powered pocket-sized mobile system that creates a local WiFi network. It serves whatever data you've connected via an HTML5 interface. For US$99, you can plug in any USB device -- stick or hard drive -- and explore its contents.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Japanese Company Unveils Post-Fukushima Smartphone That ...
By Jaymi Heimbuch
With the concern over radiation contamination, this might prove to be a popular selling point for the new phone.
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Android 4.0.4 update for Verizon's Galaxy Nexus is imminent ...
By Tyler Lee
Verizon's Android 4.0.4 update for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus could be considered to be long overdue by some, and last we checked it was available as a direct download from Google which had to be flashed onto the device, making [...]

Benchmark Outs Nexus 7 Tablet, Showing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean And
By Ed Caggiani
Latest Android news, applications and forum discussion. Android RSS Feed. 34156. readers. Send Us Tips! Find Us On. News · Forum · Guides · Reviews · Phones · Wallpapers · Contact Us · FAQ. May. 30. 2012 ...
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Motorola's future line-up of phones includes the ... - Android Authority
By Adrian Diaconescu
Motorola is set to release a bunch of new phones in the near future, including the Vanquish for Verizon and the Asanti and Dinara for AT&T. ... NY Times: Is Facebook building a smartphone from scratch? Galaxy-S3-in-hand-600x474 ... release, with model numbers XT897 and XT896 used outside US. Featuring 4G LTE connectivity, like the Vanquish, the Asanti will most likely come with a more modest display (a qHD at 960 x 540 pixels resolution) and a full QWERTY keyboard.
Android Authority

Mighty HTC EVO 4G LTE on Sprint review roundup » Phone Reviews
By Debbie
We've written several articles now about the HTC EVO 4G LTE smartphone on Sprint and this phone looks set to impress many consumers and experts alike. We've been taking a look at some of the initial impressions of Sprint's HTC EVO 4G ...
Phones Review

iOS 6 could introduce sexy new silver look
By Christian Zibreg
Today's a leaks day, folks. First we learned that Apple will be kicking off the upcoming WWDC with a 10am PT keynote come June 11, then a cool-looking aluminum backplate surfaced to reveal a couple nuggets concerning a sixth-generation ...

Sony Xperia Go Android Smartphone Announced » Geeky Gadgets
By Roland Hutchinson
Sony has added another Android smartphone to its Xperia range with the launch of the Sony Xperia Go which will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread with an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich promised by Sony.

Android and Chrome to remain separate as Google rules out ...
By Danny Brogan
There are no plans for a Chrome OS tablet according to Google, although the internet giant has said that there will be more convergence between the Android.
Pocket-lint : Latest News

U.S. says will bar some Motorola Mobility phones - Yahoo! News
Google's Android system has become the top-selling smartphone operating system, ... TheMotorola PHOTON 4G Summer (L) and the Motorola TRIUMPH Virgin ... The ITC order did not say which models of Motorola Mobility smartphone were ...

Motorola Gearing up to Release a Slew of New Handsets Across ...
Latest Android news, applications and forum discussion. Android RSS Feed. 34156. readers. Send Us Tips! Find Us On. News · Forum · Guides · Reviews ...

Samsung begins Europe sales of latest smartphone

Samsung begins Europe sales of latest smartphone
San Jose Mercury News
By YOUKYUNG LEE AP A customer uses a Samsung Electronics' Samsung Galaxy SIIIsmartphone during a late night sale event in Berlin May 28, 2012. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch SEOUL, South Korea -- Samsung Electronics, the world's largest maker of mobile ...

Apple's iOS 6 Maps app can do 3D, says report
A preview of the Maps app reportedly destined for iOS 6 has surfaced on the Web and appears to come with the ability to display images in 3D, according to BGR. by Lance Whitney May 29, 2012 9:27 AM PDT Follow @lancewhit Is Google Maps due to be ...

Samsung launches latest Galaxy smartphone in Europe before arrival of Apple's ...
Washington Post
SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest maker of mobile phones, said its third-generation Galaxy S smartphone went on sale Tuesday in 28 European and Middle Eastern countries, hoping to cement its lead over Apple's iPhone.

Facebook Phone Faces Uphill Battle
Facebook plans to bring its own smartphone to market, according to reports. If it does, it will probably fail. The Facebook phone rumors have resurfaced, this time with the weight of The New York Times behind the reports. Anonymous Facebook employees ...

Review: Samsung Galaxy S III is a technological triumph
Washington Post
To Samsung, it's the new flagship handset to keep the company ahead of every other Android OEM through 2012, for most people it's a device that stretches the definition of the smartphone form factor, and to mobile gaming enthusiasts it's potentially ...

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S III, Music Hub
By Eric Zeman InformationWeek Samsung's flagship smartphone for 2012 finally reaches consumers today across 28 countries. The Galaxy S III is the most important device of the year for Samsung's mobile division. It reaches the market more than a year ...

Samsung apes iTunes -- can Apple respond?
Computerworld (blog)
After all, in a few months time Samsung will also be competing directly with Android-developer Google's newly-acquired Motorola Mobility. With Google investing billions in the latter firm, it's pretty certain that, once the lip service promises are ...

Report: Facebook Quietly Planning to Build a Smartphone
Fox Business
According to The New York Times, Mark Zuckerberg and his social network could launch asmartphone that would compete with Apple's (AAPL) iPhone and Google (GOOG) powered Androiddevices by next year. The report did little to help Facebook's shares, ...

Samsung Galaxy S3 gets head start on rival iPhone
By Miyoung Kim and Paul Sandle | SEOUL/LONDON (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics launched its top-of-the-range Galaxy S3 smartphone in Europe on Tuesday, aiming to outsell its previous model that helped the South Korean company topple Apple (AAPL.

Facebook Working On Its Own Smartphone?
ABC News (blog)
But according to The New York Times, Facebook is aiming bigger than apps that run on the iPhone or Android phones. It might just release its own smartphone. According to the New York Times' anonymous sources, Facebook is preparing to release a phone by ...

ABC News (blog)

Samsung's Music Hub Service Brings 19 Million Songs to the Galaxy S III
PCWorld (blog)
By Loek Essers, IDG-News-Service:Amsterdam-Bureau Samsung on Tuesday followed up the launch of the Galaxy S III in Europe with its own smartphone music service that allows users to store music in the cloud and stream it for a monthly fee.

Samsung Galaxy S III launches in Singapore (photos)
by John Chan , Timothy Fernandez | 29 May 2012 10:59pm SGT Today is the official launch of the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) smartphone in Singapore. Operator M1 had a queue snaking around the front of Paragon, the shopping mall in which ...


Samsung Galaxy S III Europe Release: New Smartphones Hit Shelves
Huffington Post
Samsung said the service has a 19-million song catalog. Samsung said the initial response to the new smartphone was positive. At Vodafone Group, pre-sale orders for the Galaxy S III outstripped those of any previous Android-based smartphones, ...

Why a Facebook phone doesn't stand a chance
ZDNet (blog)
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | May 29, 2012, 4:21am PDT Summary: Perhaps Facebook is using the specter of developing its own handset as leverage against Apple to get its service integrated intoiOS? A persistent rumor has resurfaced which suggests that ...

News Summary: Samsung launches latest Galaxy smartphone in Europe
Washington Post
s third-generation Galaxy S smartphone went on sale Tuesday in 28 European and Middle Eastern countries. Its US debut comes later. IPHONE COMPETITOR: The Galaxy series has become a viable competitor to Apple Inc.'s iPhone.

iPhone iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak a Big Hit, but Causing Some Problems
Apple iOS 5.1.1 users who want their device jailbroken have a new option with Absinthe 2.0, released this weekend. Over the weekend, software allowing users to jailbreak version 5.1.1 of the Apple iPhone operating system, Absinthe 2.0, was released ...

Samsung Galaxy S III goes on sale in 28 countries
By Stan Schroeder, Mashable (CNN) -- Samsung's new flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S3, today becomes available in 28 countries, including several European markets such as Germany and the UK. The Galaxy S3 is the cream of the crop of Android ...

Purported iOS 6 screenshots claim to show Apple's new Maps app
Apple Insider
By Sam Oliver A collection of blurry photos claim to reveal Apple's redesigned Maps application, expected to be a major component of the anticipated iOS 6 update for iPhone and iPad. The five pictures claiming to show the new iOS 6 Maps application ...

Samsung Starts ITunes Rival to Draw Smartphone Shoppers
(005930) started a service that lets users listen to music stored online as the world's topsmartphone maker competes with Apple Inc. (AAPL) to win consumers seeking entertainment content on their handsets. The Music Hub service, which will be first ...

Facebook smartphone to come, report says
Mother Nature Network
Facebook hopes to release its own smartphone by next year, the New York Times reported on May 28. By Agence France PresseMon, May 28 2012 at 7:06 PM EST Facebook smartphone reported to be in development. (Photo: AFP) Facebook hopes to release its own ...

Mother Nature Network

Softbank unveils post-Fukushima radiation smartphone
The smartphone in the company's "Pantone" series will come in eight bright colors and include customized IC chips made by Sharp Corp that measure radiation levels in microsieverts per hour. The phone, which goes on sale this summer, can also keep track ...

Facebook might have smartphone in its future
By Nick Bilton This past week, Google completed its acquisition of the hardware maker Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, which could lead to the search giant's making its own smartphone. But another software titan might be getting into the hardware ...

Samsung says delay in some blue Galaxy S3 smartphone orders
LONDON (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics said there had been a delay in making the blue variant of its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S3, which launched on Tuesday, meaning some customers faced a two to three week wait for delivery.

Six things to know about smartphone batteries
If you're trying to figure out what your iPhone 5 (or 6) -- or your next Android device or Windows Phone -- is going to look like, there are some things you need to know. by Noam Kedem May 29, 2012 4:00 AM PDT Editors' note: This is a guest post.

Samsung Galaxy S III launches in Europe
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY European consumers are getting the first peek at Samsung's latest smartphone: the Galaxy S III. As the Associated Press reports, the electronics company launched the device in 28 countries across Europe and the Middle East.


Samsung Galaxy S3: Android champion slings another attack against Apple ...
Daily Mail
The Galaxy S3 is the successor to the S2 Android phone, which helped make Samsung the world's largest smartphone maker in 2011. The phone, sporting a 4.8-inch screen, features eye-tracking technology so that it knows when to wake and when to sleep, ...

Daily Mail

Apple's new iOS 6 Maps app with 3D mapping is coming this summer, and we have ...
Apple has been working on an in-house mapping solution for a few years, and it appears as if the company is finally ready to release a new Maps app for iOS, sidestepping Google's mapping data for its own. BGR has obtained exclusive information and ...

Rumor Mill: Facebook goes back to work on smartphone
Facebook hopes to release its own smartphone by next year and has poached more than half a dozen former software and hardware engineers from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) to make it happen, according to a report in the New York Times.

Facebook Doesn't Need to Make a Phone
PC Magazine
Although they are mobile computers at their core, phones are mobile computers that must be self-powered with internal radios operating on multiple frequencies (3G, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) with increasingly powerful CPUs running operating systems that ...

Google acquires Motorola Mobility: the full story | The Verge
Google's surprise decision to purchase Motorola Mobility last year has since cleared ... As part of the acquisition, Google will take on Motorola's deep patent portfolio ... Eric Schmidt on Motorola Mobility's future: 'a lot more focus on Android ' .... arguing that Motorola is abusing its patents committed to Wi-Fi and H.264 video ...

Android over 50% of smartphone sales as Nokia and RIM feel strain ...
Google's Android: now powering more than half of smartphones sold in the past quarter. ... A year ago Android phones were 36.4% of the smartphone market, at 36.4m units. ..... As Apple iOS will know, if you Ask Siri what is the Best Ever Smartphone it .... Motorola, Sony and LG are doing badly because they are making bad ...

UKC News - UKC Top Photos App for Android
No newer news stories; UKC Top Photos App for Android; Another 8b+ flash by Matilda ... The UKC Top Photos App is now available for Android devices. ... App is globally available via the iTunes Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.

Android and iOS Rule With 82 Percent Market Share
"Neither Android nor iOS were the first to market with some of these features, but the way they made the smartphone experience intuitive and seamless has ...

Purported photos of iOS 6 Maps app emerge | iLounge News
Photos claiming to show bits and pieces of Apple's revamped Maps application for iOS 6 have been posted online. Citing a trusted source who supplied both ...

10 smartphone features that we sometimes take for granted
PhoneArena is looking for new authors to write app reviews and articles for either Android or iOS. You can do this either full or part time and is open to authors ...

Report: Facebook is making a smartphone

Report: Facebook is making a phone
Facebook hopes to release its own smartphone by next year, according to a New York Times report quoting anonymous sources at the company and others who have been briefed on Facebook's plans. Facebook has already hired more than half a dozen former ...

Report: Facebook still trying to build a smartphone
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY Having made the jump to Wall Street, Facebook is reportedly eyeing another new frontier: smartphone manufacturing. The New York Times reports the social network is making a strong push toward launching a brandedsmartphone ...


Facebook developing smartphone with ex-Apple engineers?
by Michelle Meyers | 28 May 2012 9:14am SGT Interesting how the very week Google became a hardware maker with the closing of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, there's talk of another Internet giant doing the same. The New York Time's Nick Bilton...


A win for Sprint: FCC approves 3G and 4G on iDEN spectrum | ExtremeTech: "Sprint customers will truly appreciate this upgrade once new CDMA2000/LTE handsets that support the low band frequency is rolled out. The spectrum has already been approved for use with LTE as band class 26, so it is just a matter of Sprint revising its requirements to ODMs and getting the devices out there."

Facebook Phone Rumors Surface, Again
By Daniel Ionescu, PCWorld May 28, 2012 7:33 AM Facebook has five mobile apps, no clear way to monetize its mobile users, and it is now looking to build a smartphone, according to a recent New York Times report. Yes, we've heard this all before.

Facebook poaches Apple engineers to 'build smartphone': report
ZDNet (blog)
By Charlie Osborne | May 28, 2012, 2:16am PDT Summary: Will Facebook be 'third-time lucky' in its reported smartphone development? Hiring top talent in smartphone and mobile engineering may bring the dream a little closer. Facebook may be a prominent ...

Facebook smartphone to be 'released next year'
BBC News
Social networking giant Facebook is to launch its own smartphone by next year, reports have suggested. The New York Times cited unnamed sources, including Facebook employees, suggesting that the network had been hiring severalsmartphone engineers.

BBC News

Facebook Tries, Tries Again on a Smartphone
New York Times (blog)
Can a software company build its own smartphone? We may find out soon. This past week, Google completed its acquisition of the hardware maker Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, which could lead to the search giant's making its own smartphone.

New York Times (blog)

Facebook mobile phone rumors reappear
Computerworld (blog)
[All this] come[s] within a week after Google closed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Employees of Facebook...several engineers who have been sought out by recruiters...[and] people briefed on Facebook's plans, say [it plans] its own smartphone.

Report: Facebook Bolsters Efforts to Build Smartphone
By Marc Ferranti, IDG News Facebook is revitalizing its effort to create a smartphone, recruiting engineers who have experience with mobile devices, according to a story in the New York Times Sunday. Facebook has kept its renewed effort to come up with ...

Jailbreak iPhone 4S/4/3GS and iPad 3/2/1 on iOS 5.1.1
Computerworld (blog)
Even if you're stuck on iOS 5.1.1. Yes, now you can escape from Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) pomaceous walled garden of parody-free, sexless, family friendliness, with Absinthe 2.0.2. What's not to like? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers even dig the cool logo.

Experts Question the Need for a Facebook Smartphone
By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Mobile technology will play an important role for Facebook as it tries to find new sources of revenue, but building its own device doesn't make much sense since competition in the smartphone market continues to be very tough ...

Facebook Phone: How Mark Zuckerberg Could Beat iOS, Android With A Truly ...
International Business Times
That may change, however, if Facebook decides to build its first-ever piece of hardware: A Facebook smartphone. On Sunday, The New York Times reported that Facebook "hopes to release its own smartphone by next year," citing several Facebook employees, ...

International Business Times

GameStop Pitches Android Tablets to Gamers
By Daniel Ionescu , PCWorld May 28, 2012 8:03 AM As gamers are slowly abandoning their portable consoles in favor of smartphones and tablets, it might come as no surprise that GameStop, the top US games retailer, is now turning to Android tablets to ...

Facebook still working on its own smartphone says NYT
Mobile Burn
Rumors that Facebook is working on its own smartphone to compete against Apple and Google have been circulating for what feels like forever, but a new report from The New York Times says the social network is still at it.

How to jailbreak using Absinthe 2.0 on iOS 5.1.1 devices
by Jason Cipriani | 28 May 2012 12:25pm SGT Absinthe 2.0 has been released, bringing with it an untethered jailbreak for iOS devices running iOS 5.1.1. The jailbreak is compatible with almost every iOS device, with the lone exception being the revised...


Facebook recruits Apple engineers in quest for smartphone, report says
MyFox Washington DC
By NewsCore Facebook is pushing ahead with its top-secret project to build a smartphone, according to The New York Times -- and it is recruiting experts who worked on Apple's iPhone and iPad to help in its quest. The plan is driven by founder Mark ...

Report: Facebook still trying to create a smartphone
According to a report, the company is still trying to develop its own smartphone device. Facebook employees and engineers that Facebook recruiters have been trying to get told The New York Times that the company hopes to release its own smartphone by ...

LG working on Retina-beating 5-in. smartphone display
By Mikael RicknA$?s IDG News Service - LG Display has introduced a 5-inch full HD LCD panel forsmartphone displays -- the highest resolution mobile panel to date, the company said on Monday. The widescreen panel is based on AH-IPS (Advanced High ...

Motorola Teases Ice Cream Sandwich on Droid RAZR
PC Magazine
By David Murphy Be patient, owners of the Motorola RAZR and RAZR Maxx. You'll get your ice cream someday – Ice Cream Sandwich, that is, otherwise known as Android 4.0. But if you can't wait until the end of June to get your hands on the latest update ...

A Facebook Phone Could Set Up A Google Battle
PC Magazine
By David Murphy First Opera, now a smartphone… next, you'll read a story about how Facebook's considering buying a television manufacturer so that everyone can enjoy social updates and sitcoms via the "FB TV." The New York Times' Nick Bilton weighs in ...

Apple Beats Android in Europe Not in US
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Nick Clayton While it is the ongoing competitive tussle between Apple's iOS and Google'sAndroid that grabs the headlines, it is easy to forget just how far ahead these two operating systems have pulled ahead of the rest. The latest figures from the ...

Facebook in 'third attempt' to build own smartphone
TG Daily
Facebook phone rumors are swirling again, with reports that the company's been hiringsmartphone engineers. According to the New York Times, it's taken on several people who previously worked on the iPhone or iPad. It quoted a company employee as ...

TG Daily

Facebook to release smartphone in 2013 - report
By Tamoor Hussain for Social networking behemoth Facebook is planning to muscle in on the mobile market by releasing its own smartphone. That's according to The New York Times, which was told by Facebook employees and a number ...

Facebook May Have Its Own Smartphone Next Year, Hires Former Apple Engineers...
International Business Times
By Kukil Bora: Subscribe to Kukil's RSS feed Google completed its acquisition ofMotorola Mobility for $12.5 billion last week, paving the way, as many believe, for its own future smartphone. But it seems that the search engine giant is not the only ...

International Business Times

Report: Facebook to Launch Phone "By Next Year", Eyes HTC Purchase
Now the internet giant has been forced to yet again address a regular rumor -- that it's making a smartphone. But this time around the rumor has much more meat to it, thanks to a report in The New York Times. The report deals how Facebook has hitched...


Facebook Hires Former iPhone Engineers: Expected To Release Its Own Smartphone...
Mobile & Apps
By Johnny Wills | May 28, 2012 12:48 PM EDT Finishing the $12.5 billion Motorola Mobility acquisition last week, Google is on the road to release its own smartphone. Surprisingly, talks of another Internet tech giant making a similar move are also ...

Mobile & Apps

iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak Causing Problems For Some Users
By Paul Shea Jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 was released few days back to much acclaim. Jailbreaking allows users to do much more with their Apple device by removing many of the restrictions placed on the gadgets by the manufacturer.


Fast Track To A Facebook Phone — Buy INQ Mobile?
Back then, it transpired that Facebook was working with INQ Mobile on a smartphone. The phone duly emerged – the INQ1 – and did indeed have great Facebook integration. Even if it hasn't exactly been a smash hit, it's fared well enough.


Facebook to Build Smartphone to Compete Against Google?
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Facebook's entry into the smartphone space somewhat mirrors that of Apple. The company currently has its largest presence on a mobile device on the AT&T HTC Status in the US, which is anAndroid smartphone that has a dedicated Facebook hardware key to ...

Facebook already has a hugely popular smartphone app which has more than 500 ...
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Facebook has poached more than six former Apple employees as it plans to build its own smartphone, reports say. The recently-listed social networking company could release a handset as early as next year, sources have told the New York Times.

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Absinthe jailbreak for iOS downloaded 1.1 million times | TUAW ...
By Dave Caolo
The hard-working Chronic-Dev Team has announced that just over one million users have jailbroken their iOS devices with Greenpois0n Absinthe 2.0.
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Facebook May Launch Smartphone by Next Year [REPORT]
By Samantha Murphy
A Facebook smartphone may be in the works for a launch by next year. ... The news comes as search engine giant Google completed the acquisition of Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion earlier this week. ... I hope it's better than the iOS app… which is terrible. May 27 ... Facebook's worried about their mobile market so they'll sink all that R&D into their own phone despite the trouble MS is having breaking the Windows phone into the already saturated market between Android and Apple.

LG sells over 3 million LTE smartphones | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
It seems that LG Electronics' global sales of their smartphones – in particular the LTE smartphonemodels, have touched (and passed by the time you read this) the magical three million unit mark. All right, three million is nothing magical [...]

Android Community Weekly: May 27th, 2012 | Android Community
By Michael Crider
Courts have cleared Google of all wrongdoing in the long-awaited end to Oracle's patent trial, and HTC's EVO 4G LTE has been cleared through customs and away from the litigious hands of Apple's patents. Shipments are arriving to pre-orders now, with a little ... Verizon has confirmed that it will begin updating its LTE phones for global roaming in the summer, starting with the HTC Rezound,Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX. NVIDIA's Icera series of modems has a new ...
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Motorola DROID Bionic now free on contract
By Quentyn Kennemer
The Motorola DROID Bionic for Verizon is not the worst phone the carrier has to offer, but it can now be had for the low, low price of free. The carrier. ... Motorola DROID Bionic now free on contract ...
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NY Times: Is Facebook building a smartphone ... - Android Authority
By Adrian Diaconescu
With stocks falling and more than $17 billion lost off an initial $104 billion valuation, the social networking service might be looking to expand way off its comfort zone and into smartphonehardware manufacturing. I know, you've heard the ...
Android Authority

Sony Xperia S Android 4.0 update on video
By Phone Arena
A video with vocals in a foreign language shows off the Android 4.0 update for the Sony Xperia S; luckily, the update transcends any language barrier and the translucent navigational bar easily allows those with a little smartphone savvy to ...
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The Latest iOS Jailbreak Is Here - Should You Bother?
By John Paul Titlow
A mere three weeks after Apple released iOS 5.1.1, the jailbreaking community has cracked it wide open. The latest version of the Absinthe jailbreaking tool is now available for download and it covers most iOS 5-compatible generations of the ...

5 handy iPhoto for iOS tips — Apple News, Tips and Reviews
By Mark Crump
I'm starting to use iPhoto for iOS more often in my photography workflow. While it's unlikely it will ever fully replace a true post-processing program like Aperture or Lightroom, for shots that don't require that high degree of editing I find iPhoto for ...

Sony abandons plans for Xperia PLAY Android 4.0 update - Neowin
By Andy Weir
But while there remain relatively few models carrying the latest Android version – with many handsets still being launched with 2.3 Gingerbread on board – various manufacturers have committed to updating at least some of their devices to 4.0 ... with Android 4.0: “After extensive in-house testing with our developer teams and working with our partners, we have concluded that a consistent and stable experience, particularly with gaming, cannot be guaranteed for this smartphone on Ice ...

Facebook working on its own smartphone - out next year claims NY ...
By Danny Brogan
According to one Facebook employee, Zuckerberg is concerned that by not producing a Facebooksmartphone the social network will “simply become an app on other mobile platforms”. The company was previously said to be working closely ...
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Dream Team releases near-universal Jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1
By Adam Williams
The just released Absinthe 2.0.1 enables iOS 5.1.1 users to Jailbreak most iOS-based devices, the only exceptions being the third-generation Apple TV and iPad 2,4 - though support for the latter device is said to be coming soon. Before ...
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Sony Confirms No Android 4.0 For Xperia Play | Geeky Gadgets
By Roland Hutchinson
When Sony announced their android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update list, one of the devices that was on the list was the Xperia Play, and last week we heard that the handset had been removed from the list.

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