Nielsen: Smartphone owners now the majority

Nielsen: Smartphone owners now the majority
The survey found 48.5% of smartphone owners had a device running on Android, followed by 32% running iOS. BlackBerry was a distant third with 11.6%. 

HTC EVO 4G LTE Hits Sprint on May 18 for $199
By Ginny Mies, PCWorld May 9, 2012 8:44 AM CTIA has been somewhat of a slow show for phone announcements, but HTC spiced it up a bit with the announcement that the EVO 4G LTEwill hit stores May 18. The phone, available on Sprint and costing $199, ...

HTC Evo 4G LTE goes on sale May 18 for $200
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - Sprint announced Wednesday that the HTC Evo4G LTE smartphone will go on sale May 18 for $199.99 with a two-year contract. Pre-orders began Monday for the device, which runs Android 4.0 and will operate over Sprint's ...


HTC Evo V 4G, Virgin Mobile's first 4G phone
Install Flash now Video description: Android Ice Cream Sandwich and 4G WiMax speeds make the HTC Evo V 4G Virgin Mobile's premier offering. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET here at CTIA 2012 in New Orleans. This is your first look at the HTC EVO (V?) 4G ...

It's Official: HTC's EVO 4G LTE To Hit Sprint Shelves On May 18
Pre-orders for Sprint's new EVO 4G LTE have been open for a few days now, but Sprint has finally gotten around to announcing when we'll actually be able to get our hands on one. Starting on May 18, you'll be able to shell out $199 through your sales ...


Sprint: A Better Network is Coming
PC Magazine
By Sascha Segan NEW ORLEANS—Sprint executives today laid out their plans for a better 3G network, wider push-to-talk capabilities, and a solid LTE 4G experience during a breakfast at the CTIA Wireless trade show. We've already heard how Sprint is ...

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE Coming May 18
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Sprint announced today that its HTC EVO 4G LTE will be available starting May 18 for $199.99. Buyers will have to sign up for a two-year contract with Sprint; pre-orders started on May 7. Sprint unveiled the EVO 4G LTE last month, ...

Windows Phone Smokes Android, iPhone, But No One Wants It
PCWorld (blog)
By Ian Paul, PCWorld May 9, 2012 8:21 AM During Microsoft's recent Smoked by Windows Phone challenge, Microsoft-based devices were almost always faster at completing everyday tasks compared to Android and iPhone handsets. But even the fastest Windows ...

Sprint Debuts HTC EVO 4G LTE on May 18 for $199.99
MarketWatch (press release)
"HTC EVO 4G LTE sets the benchmark for Android devices this year with its incredible 4.7-inch screen, advanced camera features and future HD voice capabilities when combined with the speed of Sprint's upcoming 4G LTE network," said Fared Adib, ...

Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot, Nation's First to Support 4G LTE, 4G ...
MarketWatch (press release)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 09, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sprint (NYSE:S) and Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TOR:CA:SW) today announced the May 18 availability of the first-ever device to combine 4G connections over LTE and WiMAX networks, ...

Android chief says he didn't know about Sun's patent portfolio
ZDNet (blog)
By Rachel King | May 9, 2012, 9:09am PDT Summary: Android chief Andy Rubin was called back to the stand — possibly not for the final time — in Oracle v. Google at the US District Court of Northern California on Wednesday morning.

Virgin Mobile and Boost's Not-Quite-New 4G Android Phones Make Prepaid More ...
They're releasing spruced-up versions of two of Sprint's 4G WiMax phones from last year — both HTC handsets running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the latest version of HTC's Sense software — for a reasonable $299.99. Virgin Mobile's phone, the ...


Sony Launches 13-megapixel Smartphone With LTE, but Only for Japan
By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News The Xperia GXSony Mobile Communications has launched two new Android-based LTE smartphones for the Japanese market; the light-weight Xperia SX and the Xperia GX, which has a 13-megapixel camera, the company said on Wednesday ...

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE launches May 18th for $199.99
Sprint on Wednesday announced that its upcoming flagship Android smartphone, the HTC EVO4G LTE, will become available on May 18th for $199.99 on contract. While Sprint doesn't yet have a nationwide 4G LTE network to support the new One-series ...

Sprint packs WiMAX and LTE into latest hotspot
On May 18, Sprint will begin selling the Sierra Wireless Tri-Fi hotspot, which customers can immediately connect to its 3G and WiMAX networks and eventually use Sprint's new LTEnetwork when it goes live this summer. Sprint first unveiled the device at ...

Sony launches 13-megapixel LTE smartphone -- for Japan
By Mikael Ricknäs IDG News Service - Sony Mobile Communications Wednesday launched two new Android-based LTE smartphones for the Japanese market; the light-weight Xperia SX and the Xperia GX, which has a 13-megapixel camera.

4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot shares LTE, WiMAX and 3G
Sierra Wireless has revealed the first triple-mode LTE, WiMAX and 3G mobile hotspot, the 4G LTE Tri-Fi, set to hit the Now Network later this month. Promising up to eight hours of active battery life and sharing for up to eight devices over WiFi b/g/n...


Sprint Tri-Fi hotspot boasts LTE, WiMAX and 3G connectivity, set to ship on ...
By Zach Honig posted May 9th 2012 11:17AM If you've been on the hunt for Sprint LTE devices that won't yet function on the carrier's latest 4G network (that, ahem, isn't even scheduled to go live until this summer), May 18th seems to be the day to call ...

Google Files for New Trial on Copyright Claims in Android Suit
Oracle sued Google in August 2010, claiming Android violated patents and copyrights that Oracle holds on the Java programming language, which it gained control of through the Sun Microsystems acquisition. Google has argued that Android is a "clean ...

CTIA: HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE, Samsung Focus 2 and more
Washington Post
Verizon and AT&T have both introduced 4G smartphones at the show, adding to the arsenals for their LTE arms race. The HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE adds the expandable memory that's missing from the smartphone company's latest line of impressive phones, ...

Seven popular Android camera apps reviewed and rated
ZDNet (blog)
By Violet Blue | May 8, 2012, 9:23pm PDT Summary: Seven popular Android photo apps go up against each other in a test to see who's hot, and who's not. This may come as a shock to anyone that has an iPhone, but not everyone has an iPhone.

ZDNet (blog)

Want a global LTE phone? Clearwire may have the answer
Clearwire CEO Erik Prusch believes that the company's variant of LTE will allow you to effortlessly roam around the world. by Roger Cheng May 9, 2012 4:00 AM PDT Follow @RogerWCheng NEW ORLEANS--Clearwire, often seen in the industry as the odd duck of ...

Is Android Worth the Trouble?
The company's acquisition of Android seven years ago, and its cultivation of the platform since, has provided the handset industry, mobile carriers and users with a powerful alternative to the Apple iOS steamroller. In fact, without Android, ...

Sprint HTC Evo 4G LTE goes on sale May 18
TG Daily
It's significant because it marks what is likely to be Sprint's first big foray in the LTEmarket. The carrier launched its first "4G" network back in 2009, but back then it was powered by a standard known as Wimax. It was great at the time, ...

TG Daily

Future proof: Sprint's Tri-Fi wireless hotspot works with 3G, WiMax, and LTE
ZDNet (blog)
By Ricardo Bilton | May 9, 2012, 9:29am PDT Summary: Compatible with 3G,WiMax, and LTE, Sprint's latest wireless hotspot is essentially future proof. Mobile hotspots fall into a very particular subset of gadgets that only a very particular subset of ...

ZDNet (blog)

HTC Evo 4G LTE shipping May 18 for $199.99
HTC Evo 4G LTE's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich variant of the HTC One X is landing soon. by Jessica Dolcourt May 9, 2012 6:38 AM PDT Follow @jdolcourt NEW ORLEANS--Mark your calendars for May 18, Sprint customers. That's the day that the HTC Evo 4G ...

Andy Rubin: I didn't know about Sun's patent portfolio
Google's Android chief was called back to the stand -- possibly not for the final time -- in the Oracle v. Google trial in San Francisco this morning. by Rachel King May 9, 2012 9:58 AM PDT SAN FRANCISCO--Andy Rubin, Google's senior vice president of ...

Hands On: HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE Impresses With Speed, Sharp Display
Wired News
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles Verizon's HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE -- long name, but an impressive phone. Photo: Nathan Olivarez-Giles/Wired NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — A new pillar of HTC'ssmartphone line-up has arrived, but its grand unveiling is anything ...

Sony launches LTE-powered Xperia GX and Xperia SX in Japan
Mobile Burn
Today Sony Mobile Communications unveiled a pair of new Xperia branded Androidsmartphones for its home market of Japan. The two new models, the lightweight Xperia SX and the expansive Xperia GX, both feature LTE support for the Japanese market.

TU Me iOS app combines VOIP, text and social for free
The new TU Me app for iOS attempts to combine all your communications into a single hub, for free. It's an admirable goal, and one that's certain to get the attention of Skype and similar services, since calling other TU Me users over VOIP is free for...


99Bill smartphone card reader pushes mobile payments for China ...
By Mat Smith
By simply plugging the tiny 99Bill Card Reader into Smartphone audio jack, merchants can accept bank card and credit card payments on the go, and make more sales quickly. The patented solution supports both iOS and Android platforms.

Flipboard Unofficially Available For Any Android Device And Here's ...
By Matt Burns
Flipboard for Android has arrived! The app made a limited debut late last week with the Samsung Galaxy S III, but now it's here for everyone — but not officially. You see, the app, is supposed to be exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S III for a set ...

Official: HTC EVO 4G LTE on sale May 18 for $199 on contract
By Kevin Krause
"HTC EVO 4G LTE sets the benchmark for Android devices this year with its incredible 4.7-inch screen, advanced camera features and future HD voice capabilities when combined with the speed of Sprint's upcoming 4G LTE network," said ...
Android Phone Fans

Will forking Android work?
By Sameer Singh
A look at the Android forking strategy & its odds of success. ... And, in developing markets, as Nokia has recently discovered, low cost Android smartphone manufacturers already have considerable presence in the market. Clearly, there is no ...
Android Authority

Hey, Google, take control of Android already, will ya? — Mobile ...
By Kevin C. Tofel
Plus, your carrier can always determine which features you can or can't use on your handset; Google Wallet works great on my Galaxy Nexus, but the Verizon LTE version doesn't support the service. ... That could be part of the reason Google decided to acquire Motorola Mobility: It could offer Android devices that have unique functions or features, even as it uses Motorola's patents to protect Android at large. Patents ... Seamless Wi-Fi on your smartphone could quickly become reality ...

Flipboard for Android leaked online | Ubergizmo
By Tyler Lee
So we mentioned last week that Flipboard would be arriving on Android soon. Supposedly the app would be an exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S3 but it looks like that exclusivity has since been killed. Yup, it looks like Flipboard for Android ...

Does your Facebook smartphone habit mean you'll be seeing more ...
By Graeme McMillan
More people are spending more time on Facebook via smartphone than they do on computers - which could mean that the company will have to change the way it manages its advertising, or else risk pushing its drop in revenue even further in ...
Digital Trends

Microsoft vs Motorola legal row gets nasty • News • Xbox 360 ...
"Despite this, Microsoft has refused to negotiate and has instead initiated and continued to pursue an aggressive litigation strategy aimed at attacking Motorola Mobility and the Androidplatform. "Regardless of their transparent tactics, we are ...

Using DialogFragments | Android Developers Blog
By Tim Bray
[This post is by David Chandler, Android Developer Advocate — Tim Bray]. Honeycomb introduced Fragments to support reusing portions of UI and logic across multiple activities in an app. In parallel, the showDialog / dismissDialog methods ...
Android Developers Blog

Qualcomm's awesome Wi-Fi Display connects phones and TVs ...
By Sean Ludwig
Prominent mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm showed off its Wi-Fi Display technology Tuesday, and it's a serious step forward for connecting TVs and phones. Essentially, the Wi-FiDisplay mirrors everything you do on your phone on your ...

Download Flipboard for Android Right Now
By Adrian Covert
The Android iteration of the social reading app Flipboard was supposed to be a Samsung Galaxy S III exclusive. As it turns out, not so much. The app has popped up for download on the XDA-Developers forum, and appears to be installing on ...

Get LostWinds for iOS for free at Starbucks | TUAW - The Unofficial ...
By Mike Schramm
Starbucks has a deal going on this week to give away a free iOS game to anyone who walks into one of their stores. Usually, the famous ... This week, its giveaway is LostWinds for iOS, a solid platformer that originally made its debut on the Wii.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Looks like Apple is taking iOS notifications to iCloud website
By Christian Zibreg
A new feature is being tested by Apple, according to reports, that allows iOS banner notifications to be displayed on the iCloud website. It's unknown whether this particular occurrence was only a one-time test or a sign of things to come.

Evernote for iOS Update: Redesigned Screens, Improved Usability ...
By Andrew Sinkov
This has been quite a week already, and it's only Tuesday! Today, we have a major update foriOS 5 that includes redesigned note screens, improved editing, better checkboxes, new attachment options, and more. Let's take a look.
Evernote Blogcast
The Android "Sooner", the ill-fated prototype killed by the iPhone
Lots of high-res screenhots to get a good look at early Android. Update: Fascinating ... in both black and white. It had all the usual stuff (like a camera), but no 3G or wifi (so only 2G). ... Galaxy SIII: the first smartphone designed entirely by lawyers. Linked by Thom ... Now Sansonetti hopes to do something similar for iOS." ...

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