Is Facebook's App Center a Win-Win for iPhone, Android Users and Developers?

Is Facebook's App Center a Win-Win for iPhone, Android Users and Developers?
And the apps will be accessible through web browsers (on computers) as well as native Facebook apps for Android and iOS devices. But apps that don't meet certain quality standards won't be visible, says Facebook, outlining an intriguing feedback-based ...


HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint review
Now, with the EVO 4G LTE on Sprint, it's ready to shift to the CDMA realm in a different costume. Internally, it's incredibly close to what's offered in the One series' flagship, but the Now Network has made a few tweaks to the device so it'll adjust ...

Sprint to Offer Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot
Sprint's Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot combines LTE and WiMAX networks, with data plans starting at $34.99. Telecommunications provider Sprint is jumping onto the Wi-Fi hotspot bandwagon and pulling the market into the fourth generation in a ...

Unboxing the HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint
PC Magazine
By Sascha Segan NEW ORLEANS—The HTC EVO 4G LTE is arriving in stores on May 18, but we got our first look at the retail model here at the CTIA Wireless trade show. The EVO 4G LTEsports Android 4.0, a 4.7-inch, 1280-by-720 Super LCD screen, ...

HTC Evo 4G LTE (Sprint)
The good: Powerful parts, lovely screen, stunning design, and an excellent camera help the Evo4G LTE re-stoke the fires of the Evo faithful. The bad: With 4G LTE in its name, the newest Evo's lack of Sprint LTE at launch is a huge letdown.

Google Revamps Google+ for iPhone: Android OS Gets Cold Shoulder
By Daniel Ionescu, PCWorld May 10, 2012 5:50 AM Google released an overhauled version of its Google+ app for iPhone, but Android users will have to wait “a few weeks,” said Vic Gundotra, the company's Senior Vice President.

Facebook App Center will usher in era of paid Facebook apps
Christian Science Monitor
The Facebook App Center is set to go live in the next few weeks, on the Web and also on iOS and Android. By Matthew Shaer / May 10, 2012 Facebook this week took the wraps off a new App Center, an online marketplace in the mold of the iTunes App Store ...

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Facebook App Center to Offer Mobile App Promotion, Paid App Option
PCWorld (blog)
The store will be accessible on the Web and on Facebook's iOS and Android apps, and will be available "in the coming weeks," according to an announcement on the site's blog. Just about every platform has an app store these days, whether it's mobile ...

Sprint Preps Tri-Fi Hotspot, HTC LTE Smartphone
Sprint will sell two new LTE products starting May 18, the HTC EVO 4G LTE smartphone and the Sierra Wireless Tri-Fi, a mobile hotspot like you've never seen. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek Sprint's LTE 4G network may not have launched yet, ...

Facebook announces App Center
CBS News
Apps developed for an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch need to be approved by Apple before they can be downloaded onto iOS devices. Just like the current Apps and Games page, Facebook App Center will list apps that can be installed on Facebook.

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Facebook App Center: More showcase than store, actually
It's a surprisingly clever move. by Rafe Needleman May 9, 2012 10:50 PM PDT Follow @rafe The Facebook App Center will "sell" iOS apps. The app store model is winning the evolutionary battle for software businesses. It's how operating system ...

Sprint 4G Tri-Fi Hotspot Connects Devices to Three Flavors of Wireless
Sprint announced the 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot, after driving this point home at the CTIA Wireless conference, on Tuesday. The handy gadget can convert LTE, WiMAX, and 3G networks into a Wi-Fi signal for web-hungry devices like laptops and tablets.

Verizon's Motorola Droid Razr now in blue
Verizon Wireless announced today that a blue version of the Motorola Droid Razr smartphone is here. by Jessica Dolcourt May 10, 2012 7:01 AM PDT Follow @jdolcourt Verizon today announced that the Motorola Droid Razr Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone ...

For LTE Network Slow but Thorough Will Win the Day, Sprint Says
PCWorld (blog)
By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Sprint Nextel's methodical rollout of new cell sites with LTE may not win the deployment race, but each market that gets the upgrade will see competitive speeds and more complete coverage than other carriers may offer, ...

5 essential iOS apps for photographers
One obvious advantage that a smartphone like the iPhone has over a traditional camera is portability. I've always got my iPhone in my pocket, while my Nikon often languishes at home. But another great advantage is apps: It's easy to add new features ...

Sprint Launches 'Tri-Fi' 4G Mobile Hotspot
Network World
The new Sierra Device will catch WiMAX, LTE and CDMA cell signal and turn it into a little Wi-Finetwork for the whole family! By Mark Sullivan, PC World At CTIA in New Orleans Wednesday Sprint announced a first-of-its-kind mobile hotspot, ...

Facebook launches app center
Los Angeles Times
Actually, only access through iOS and Android Facebook apps was mentioned in the post, although there is a Facebook app in the Windows Phone Marketplace as well. "We will give developers the option to offer paid apps," the post reads.

Virgin Mobile Offers 4G With Three New Devices
Hot Hardware
To accompany the announcement, Virgin Mobile announced the HTC EVO V 4G smartphone, Overdrive Pro 3G/4G mobile hotspot, and U600 3G/4G USB Stick. The HTC EVO V 4G will be available for $299.99 on May 31. This smartphone runs onAndroid 4.0 and HTC ...

Hot Hardware

Samsung starts Android 4.0 rollout for Galaxy Note, reports say
Samsung has started to roll out Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) to Galaxy Notes in Europe, according to several reports. News of the rollout originated from Devin Balentina, a Netherlands-based Galaxy Note owner. Balentina, whose tweet was first ...

Facebook announces 'app center', paid apps
The center will be available on the Web and on both Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems. It will roll out to users over the next few weeks, according to Brady's post. Facebook will use "a variety of signals, such as user ratings and ...

HTC EVO 4G LTE Release Date, Price Announced By Sprint (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post
The EVO 4G LTE is similar in size and design to the HTC One X, the fabulous flagship Android smartphone recently launched on AT&T. Sprint's version has a 4.7-inch Super LCD display,Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" with HTC's Sense interface, ...

Facebook App Center Announced For iPhone, Android, Web Users (PICTURE)
Huffington Post
On Wedesnday, Facebook announced that it will open an App Center, which will serve as a hub for the site's social apps but won't be a full-blown "store" in the vein of the iOS App Store or Google Play for Android. A post on the Facebook Developer Blog ...

Boost Mobile To Offer 4G Service With HTC EVO Design 4G Smartphone
Hot Hardware
Boost Mobile announced its first 4G smartphone in the form of the HTC EVO Design 4G. This phone connects to Sprint's 3G and 4G WiMAX networks and offers4G service in 71 markets across the country. While connected to WiMAX, customers can expect average ...

Hot Hardware

AT&T cancels Samsung Skyrocket HD; Sprint sells HTC Evo 4G LTE for $200
Article | Follow@FierceWireless > The carrier Wi-Fi equipment market is set to grow to $2.1 billion by 2016, according to a new report from Infonetics Research. Release > AT&T Mobility and Samsung canceled the Samsung Skyrocket HD smartphone.

Motorola Mobility's New Optical Node Is Yet, Another Innovation in the ...
MarketWatch (press release)
HORSHAM, Pa., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) continues to drive the future of TV by making the network smarter and more efficient. Today, it announced yet another innovation to its leading Broadband Access ...

4G Americas: What 4G Confusion?
PC Magazine
"[Consumers] don't really care. All they want is a mobile broadband experience," Pearson said, with T-Mobile's Alex Schwerin defining that as "your home broadband experience on the go." We all then joined in a hearty debate about LTE, HSPA+, and WiMAX.

iOS Google+ app gets major overhaul
Apple Insider
By AppleInsider Staff Google updated its Google+ social networking app for iOS on Wednesday, combining significant design changes under the hood with a more integrated user interface experience. The Mountain View-based company's playful naming scheme ...

HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint Hands On First Impressions
We enjoyed some quality hands-on time with the HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint at CTIA in New Orleans. This is a sweet phone, folks. It marries the spirit of the HTC One X with the EVO line, and the result is a striking looking, slim phone.

Facebook is getting its own app store for all devices, all platforms, all prices
Washington Post
The App Center will bring Facebook users all the best in iOS apps, Android apps, web apps, mobile web apps, and even desktops apps “The goal is to solve the app discovery problem… based on what you and your firends enjoy,” a Facebook rep told ...

Android Overload: Sensation Camera Super Mod Ported To HTC ...
By Chris Chavez
Looks like we've got a healthy fixin' of the Android Overload for you tonight. There are are so many stories that come past our way, we couldn't ... Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE is now up for pre-order through Best Buy with $50 gift card offer. [BestBuy] ; More Acer Iconia Tab A100 users are receiving the update ... [App-Promo]; Infographic of how the Chinese use Android and iOS. [RWW]; AT&T sees an end to WiFi-only tablets. [ComputerWorld]; Andy Rubin says he didn't know about Sun's ...
Android Phone Fans

Huawei Y 100 Android smartphone is O2 exclusive | Android ...
By Shane McGlaun
Huawei and O2 have announced the launch of a new Android smartphone exclusively available with O2 in the UK. The smartphones are the Ascend Y 100. The new G7105.
Android Community

First sample shots with HTC's EVO 4G LTE for Sprint -- Engadget
By Brad Molen
What better way to see what a smartphone camera is made of than taking a tour of the best of what New Orleans has to offer? We were given the opportunity to take the forthcoming HTC EVO4G LTE on a brief tour of the city here at CTIA 2012.

Google+ puts iOS ahead of Android
By Joe Wilcox
May 9 is, in a way, a watershed day for Android -- and that's not necessarily a good thing. Many developers I communicate with repeatedly say they confront the same quandary: Android or iOSfirst? Maybe they choose to develop for iOS, only ...

Ericsson launches LTE-capable ECW gateway | Ubergizmo
By Gene Ryan Briones
The LTE-capable device, or “box” as they would call it, uses the LTE network of Verizon Wireless and it supports multiple Internet connections including LAN, Wi-Fi, routing services, PBX functionality and voice calls over either a cellular or ...

Google Maps For Android Gets Google Offers, Business Photos ...
By Frederic Lardinois
google maps android logo. Google just launched an update for Google Maps for Android that brings three interesting new features to the app: integration with Google Offers, support for Google Business Photos and indoor walking directions.

Best Android apps for science lovers
By Ken East
HSPA+ vs LTE: Which one is better? ... And the best LTE smartphone is... ps2 and android · What Microsoft can teach Google about Android ... New Scientist brings all of these fresh new stuff to your Android device for your convenience.
Android Authority

Google+ gets new iPhone app, Android next — Tech News and ...
By Janko Roettgers
Google has rolled out a significant update to its Google+ iPhone app that comes with an interesting approach towards mobile platforms: This time around, iOS is getting to experience the UI changes first. An update to the Google+ Android app ...

Apple Updates iOS 5.1 -
A new release of Apple's operating system for mobile devices and tablets, iOS 5.1.1, addresses some bugs found in the previous version. ... Flipboard, the popular iOS social-news app, is now available as a preview to Android users. May 09 ...

Google Maps For Android Now With Offers and More
By Frank Reed
There are always improvements happening and it's one of the few times that I don't feel like a second class citizen in the smartphone era since they roll updates out to us Android folks first! The latest update integrates Google Offers into the ...
Marketing Pilgrim - Internet...

HTC Evo 4G LTE for Sprint Goes on Sale May 18 - Bonnie Cha ...
By Bonnie Cha
Sprint's newest 4G Android smartphone, the HTC Evo 4G LTE, will be available starting May 18 for $199.99 with a two-year contract. The smartphone will be compatible with the carrier's new4G network when it launches later this year.

Death Rally goes free on iOS for a limited time | Joystiq
By Richard Mitchell
If you've been waiting to check out Remedy's successful racer, Death Rally, now is probably the time to do it. The car-combat title is currently free on the Apple App Store. It's only free for "a limited time" however, so get it while the gettin's good.

Easy-to-Use Wi-Fi® an Essential Offering for Service Providers | Wi ...
AUSTIN, TX, May 8, 2012 – Seamless connection to Wi-Fi on the go is the overwhelming preference of smartphone and tablet users, according to a new survey ...®-essential-offering-service-pr...

[APP] Flipboard for Android - xda-developers
[APP] Flipboard for Android Android Apps and Games. ... Sure, you can stand in line and wait for the official launch for the Android app, but since we are all ...

Apple Is Beating Android In The U.S., Despite Reports To The ...
NPD put out a press release saying Android was the best selling smartphone operating system in the first quarter, grabbing 61% of the market. Apple's iOS was ...

Infographic: Current landscape of smartphone technology explained
By Ankit Banerjee
Infographic showing cost of specific components, marketshare of device and component manufacturers, etc. courtesy of Nomura Equity Research.
Android Authority

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