Android in enterprises 'severely limited' by weak management support from Google

Android in enterprises 'severely limited' by weak management support from Google
A survey that Gartner conducted in April showed 58% of enterprises have or will make iOS, used in iPhones and iPads, their primary mobile platform in the next year, compared with 20% for BlackBerry and 9% for Android. Google offers "weaker management ...

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HTC Evo 4G LTE shipments now delayed at Best Buy
The retailer is now alerting customers that their orders for the Evo 4G LTE are being delayed indefinitely since Sprint has changed the release date. by Lance Whitney May 18, 2012 5:52 AM PDT Follow @lancewhit Best Buy will only say that the HTC Evo 4G ...

Verizon Unlimited Data Plans: FAQ
Longtime Verizon fans got a shock Thursday when a Verizon executive reportedly said customers must give up their unlimited data plans for a tiered data option when switching to 4G LTE phones. But that's not entirely accurate, Verizon spokesperson ...

Friday folly: HTC changes US Android phones to avoid injunction
ZDNet (blog)
To make matters worse, The Verge confirmed that HTC has changed the behavior of the AT&T One X and Sprint EVO 4G LTE to avoid infringing on Apple's patent # 5946647. This patent covers the detection of certain data, eg email addresses and phone numbers ...

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Why Google Needs the Motorola Deal for Tablets
When Google (GOOG) announced its intention to spend $12.5 billion on the mobile-phone maker—one of its own Android hardware partners—the purchase was considered to be a play for Motorola's mobile patents. There's additional opportunity as well, ...

Galaxy S3 Pre-Orders: Samsung Reportedly Gets 9 Million Requests
Huffington Post
Samsung toppled Apple as the world's biggest smartphone maker in the first quarter, helped by its line-up of Galaxy named devices running on Google's free Android software. The latest version of its flagship phone, unveiled this month, will first go on ...

We're Not Waiting for Android 5 'Jelly Bean,' Developers Say
By Paul Krill, Infoworld Unconfirmed reports say that Android 5 "Jelly Bean" could be released this fall, featuring such improvements as Chrome browser integration, better enterprise security, better power management, and maybe dual-booting support for ...

Samsung Galaxy S III Pre-Orders Top 9 Million
PC Magazine
The Galaxy S III, unveiled earlier this month, will make its debut in Europe on May 29 and a 4G LTE-optimized version will hit the US market during the summer. Reuters also reported that Samsung's smartphone factory in South Korea is running at its ...

Verizon data fans to pay more in service or phones
By Sinead Carew | NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Wireless plans to make its data-hungry customers pay a lot more, either in service fees or smartphone prices, as it tries to cut costs and boost revenue from data services. The No.

Are Android Tablets Dead?
First quarter numbers from IDC showed that Android tablet shipments declined in Q1-12 from Q4-11, while Apple cruised ahead, reasserting dominance of the tablet market. Looking a bit deeper, we see that Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet, a deviation from ...

Friday Poll: Verizon killing unlimited data, what are you going to do?
Is leaving Verizon among your plans for mourning their passing? by Amanda Kooser May 18, 2012 6:30 AM PDT Follow @akooser Customers may lose their unlimited data plans when upgrading to 4G LTE. Verizon customers with grandfathered unlimited data plans ...

LG Upgrades Flagship Smartphone to Revive Fortunes
by Youkyung Lee AP SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean handset maker LG Electronics Inc. has upgraded its flagship smartphone model with a faster chip and a longer battery life, hoping to regain ground lost to more nimble rivals. The Optimus LTE II ...

HTC EVO 4G LTE delayed at Best Buy
Best Buy may have jumped the gun a little in throwing up a release date for the HTC EVO 4G LTE. The company has now sent out emails to customers saying that the phone has been delayed, with no new date given so far. It comes after it was revealed that ...

Best Buy backtracks: EVO 4G LTE delayed indefinitely
Android Community
After posting a tepid date of May 23d for the much-anticipated HTC EVO 4G LTE, Best Buy has updated their outlook for the new superphone with… nothing. The EVO 4G LTE along with the latter shipments of AT&T's HTC One X are both in limbo after being ...

Android Community

Review: HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint
With Sprint's LTE network just a flick of the switch away (or so they tell us), the HTC EVO 4G LTE is has come to Sprint. The original HTC Evo was an ugly phone. It was the first 4.3-inch Android handset, but managed the same resolution as the smaller ...


LG Upgrades Flagship Smartphone
Sci-Tech Today
South Korean handset maker LG Electronics Inc. has upgraded its flagshipsmartphone model with a faster chip and a longer battery life, hoping to regain ground lost to more nimble rivals. The Optimus LTE II smartphone, which costs 935000 won ($804) ...

Sci-Tech Today

The Champ Is Here
Wired News
The HTC One X is one of the best smartphones on the market, and the bestAndroid phone you can buy right now, period. It's fast, it's gorgeous, it's lightweight and it has a stellar battery that lasts all day. The camera is also outstanding.

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Samsung Racks Up 9M Galaxy S III Preorders
We know it will hit the US with support for US LTE 4G networks, but Samsung has been coy about which ones. Historically, nearly all the wireless network operators in the US, including the smaller regional and pre-paid carriers, have offered Samsung's ...

Samsung gets 9 million preorders for new Galaxy phone: report
| SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co has received some 9 million pre-orders for its third-generation Galaxy S smartphone from more than 100 global carriers, the Korea Economic Daily reported on Friday. Samsung toppled Apple as the world's biggest ...

Verizon, MetroPCS Spar on LTE Roaming Claims
Wireless Week
Verizon said it also offered to extend the negotiations to include talk of an LTE roaming agreement. But MetroPCS waited "until this week" to respond after Verizon sent the prepaid provider a revised offer in February to try to continue discussions, ...

Best Buy jumps the gun on Evo 4G LTE release date
TG Daily
The phone comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich built-in, and supports the powerful Beats audio platform. And just like the Evo 4G introduced back in 2009, the Evo 4G LTE has a kickstand for users who want to prop up the phone when watching a movie ...

TG Daily

Magid: Android offers lots of options and annoyances
San Jose Mercury News
By Larry Magid I was an Android user for years and still have several Android devices. But last October I bought an iPhone 4S and I'm glad I did. I remember the exact date I bought it, because it was the last time Apple (AAPL) updated the iPhone.

Wi2Wi launches Android for its Products
MarketWatch (press release)
Android drivers are now available for leading embedded processors for W2CBW0015 New Ultra-Small SiP-Product featuring 802.11b/g/n-WiFi & Bluetooth-3.0, as well as legacy W2CBW003 802.11b/g-WiFi & Bluetooth-2.0 and W2SW0001 802.11b/g-WiFi. Android was ...

How Samsung Is Trying To Inflate Its Smartphone Pre-Order Numbers (AAPL)
San Francisco Chronicle
Don't get excited, Android fans. As Jim Dalrymple of The Loop points out, there's a big fat asterisk next to that figure. That's because the pre-orders come from about 100 carriers, not individual customers. There won't be 9 million people walking ...

WiFi's future: faster, smarter, and fewer cables
Ars Technica (blog)
by Jon Brodkin - May 18, 2012 5:00 pm UTC WiFi has easily been one of the most useful technologies of the past decade—so many of our daily tasks and the devices we use rely on it. But it's on the verge of getting a whole lot better.

Ars Technica (blog)

Samsung Galaxy S III Robot Phone Already at 9 Million Preorders
The smartphone, which offers a 4.8-inch display and sensors that help it intuit its owener's intentions, is seen a major challenger to the upcoming iPhone 5. Sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III may actually measure up to the hype that preceded the ...

T-Mobile 4G Mobile Broadband 'Passes' Start Coming May 20
A busy T-Mobile is offering a new way for subscribers to take advantage of its 4G network without committing to an annual contract. Mobile broadband passes will be available, starting May 20 and at prices from $15 to $50.

LTE RAN Equipment Revenues Almost Triple Year-over-Year During First Quarter 2012
MarketWatch (press release)
In contrast to the slowdown in sales momentum for the 2G/3G mobile Radio Access Network (RAN) equipment, the LTE market showed few signs of slowing down: "With an LTE tablet that can be used by two-thirds of the US population, operators around the ...

RIM and Motorola modify nano-SIM proposal, hope to meet Apple ...
By Brad Molen
RIM and Motorola have updated their design proposal in an effort to reach middle ground with Cupertino, and it appears that they were more than accommodating in the chip's refreshed look (seen above). So how different can two nano-SIM ... Insert Coin: Chameleon adaptive home screen replacement for Android tablets. 4 hours ago. Samsung NX20, NX210 and ... HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE delayed at customs due to ITC exclusion order (updated). 2 days ago. Google reportedly ...

Android Powered “i'm Watch” Experiencing Delays – Begins ...
By Chris Chavez
The Android powered i'm Watch made quite the splash when it debuted first as a concept late last year, and then as a prototype at this year's CES. There.
Android Phone Fans

LG Viper 4G LTE with Google Wallet makes life easier | Android ...
By Cory Gunther
Essentially what it all comes down to is the LG Viper 4G LTE is an awesome Android smartphone that any parent would love for Mother's Day or the upcoming Father's Day. It's powerful, budget-friendly, and will help simplify your social and ...
Android Community

Everyme Adds Android, A Web App, and Instagram Integration ...
By Anthony Ha
For starters, it's releasing apps for both Android and the Web. Co-founder Vibhu Norby says both products have the same features as the iPhone app. On the Android side, Norby says “worked really hard” to create an app that was designed for ...

Linux Today - Will Google Android Forks Trigger Unix-like Fractures?
Will Google Android encounter multiple forks in the road? And if so, does that mean GoogleAndroid will fracture into multiple incompatible variants ??? like Unix did more than two decades ago? Hmmm??? The answer is yes and no.

Comcast Switches to Usage-Based Broadband Billing - Peter Kafka ...
By Peter Kafka
Important for people who stream a whole lot of Internet video, or think they might one day, or would like to make money by streaming a lot of Internet video: Comcast is overhauling its rules which limit the amount of data its broadband ...

Amber Android development tablet | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
For those who are curious to know how the inner workings of a tablet is supposed to go, then you might want to take a step back from all the usual tablet news and check out the Amber from Liquidware, where the Amber in reality is an Android ...

Comcast to Test Broadband Pricing Tied to Use -
Steering its broadband Internet access business away from a one-size-fits-all model, Comcast said Thursday that it would test sales of Internet service based on use, with potentially higher costs for customers who use the most. The tests will ...
Media Decoder

Delayed HTC EVO 4G LTE Might Finally Get Here May 23
By Kyle Wagner
HTC's One X and EVO 4G LTE are both held up in customs right now. Patent trouble. But according to updates folks who preordered the Sprint phone, the EVO 4G LTE has a tentative date of May 23.

Best Android apps for soccer and football fans
By Ken East
And, when the crowd goes wild, things can get ugly. Fans will do anything for their team, but things like high ticket price, fully booked stadium, or how far the game venue is could hinder that supportive team spirit. Thanks to some Android apps, ...
Android Authority

Tizen caught on camera running Android apps
By Phone Arena
The video shows a Tizen tablet running Android apps. This can't be done natively, but the company Open Mobile is working on a solution called the Application Compatibility Layer (ACL), which is intended to run Android apps as if they were ...
PhoneArena - News

HP TouchPad 32GB Wi-Fi Tablet - Woot
Yeah, that's right, a taco truck with Wi-Fi! The first day it pulled up outside my hip, newly gentrified apartment it was like I had died and gone to Heaven. But naturally, in a cutting-edge youth-oriented neighborhood like mine, Burrito CamiĆ³n was ...
Woot! - One Day, One Deal

A $5 app turns Android tablets into a second monitor for Mac or PC ...
By Kevin C. Tofel
Apple iPad owners have the $10 AirDisplay app to use their tablet as a second monitor for their Mac, but Android owners aren't left out in the cold. Mobile app developer ... I've been using it on a 10-inch Android tablet with my iMac and it works as advertised although it's not quite as responsive as AirDisplay for iOS. You can see in the above photo ... I didn't notice any difference when using iDisplay over Wi-Fi vs over the USB connection, but I like the flexibility. Plus, my Mac can charge ...

Google Play Store
Shop Google Play on the web. Purchase and enjoy instantly on your Android phone or tablet without the hassle of syncing.

Android Hackers Honing Skills In Russia - Slashdot
MikeatWired writes "The malware business growing around Google Android — now the leadingsmartphone operating system — is still in its infancy. ... more of a walled garden than your desktop, however not nearly as much of one as iOS/WP.

Twilio Client for Mobile - Build VoIP into your iOS and Android Apps
Add VoIP communication to your existing Android and iOS apps with the ... can talk on their tablets and phones using only their cellular data or WiFi connection.

Google's Chrome Browser Is Coming For iOS, Says Macquarie ...
He writes, "Google Chrome browser for iOS is coming. ... Schacter says we can expect a Chrome browser for iOS as soon as Q2, but if not this quarter, then ...

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