Android Users Don't Want To Pay For Anything

Android Users Don't Want To Pay For Anything
The problem stems from Android being an open platform. It's ridiculously easy to root a phone and it becomes easy to pirate content from there. The same could be said of iOS, but Apple at least makes it difficult to jailbreak an iPhone compared to rooting an ... 

This Is Why Android Can't Have Nice Things
This Is Why Android Can't Have Nice Things Dead Trigger, a mobile video game for iOS andAndroid, is now free in the Google Play Store. Awesome, right? Except no. It's not awesome, since it's only free because the piracy rate for the Android version is ...

Google's Nexus 7: Android tablets have the same old problems
By comparison, Android only has a few thousand apps at most which are actually optimized to run at full-size tablet resolutions. The Nexus 7's 1280x800 display is actually much closer to a high-endsmartphone screen -- not unlike the 1280x720 pixel display ...

Survey signals unprecedented demand for iPhone 5
A survey of more than 4000 North American consumers by ChangeWave Research showed a record enthusiasm for Apple's next-generation smartphone, with nearly a third saying they were likely to buy one. "Advance ... ChangeWave described the next iPhone in broad terms, incorporating the speculation that's centered on a slightly-larger screen and a connection to the faster LTE mobile data networks, as well as the near-certainty that it will be powered by iOS 6, the next version of Apple's operating system.

ChangeWave: Apple iPhone 5 'biggest demand yet', Samsung also shines
Computerworld (blog)
Apple [AAPL] has put its iPhone 5 (equipped with a 19-pin new Dock connector) into production and the new smartphone seems set to break its own sales records once again when it hits the shops in Fall, the latest survey results explain. iRider on the storm. Perhaps it is no surprise that the ... The ever-talkative assimilated Android army will be pleased at one side of this news: Samsung's doing well, too, albeit at the expense of every other manufacturer. Samsung has seen a four-fold increase in consumer intent to ...

Hacker on Apple's iOS in-app purchase fix: 'Game is over'
ZDNet (blog)
Summary: Apple recently announced iOS 6 will block the hacking of its In-App Purchase program. The Russian hacker behind ... He's leaving his service open until iOS 6 is released, however, and pushing onwards with his Mac in-app hack. Emil Protalinski ...

Motorola Razr Maxx
Motorola Razr Maxx. by Aloysius Low | 23 July 2012 6:18pm SGT. The MotorolaRazr Maxx packs a big battery without sacrificing much sleekness. It's just a shame that it took so long to make its way to Asia. If you're looking for a workhorsesmartphone, this is it ... While it comes with Ice Cream Sandwich, the handset still uses four touch sensitive menu buttons thanks to its Gingerbread legacy (the Maxx originally launched with Android 2.3 in the US). ... The Maxx feautres Wi-Fi, A-GPS, HSDPA as well as Bluetooth 4.0.


Elderly storytelling android debuts in Japan
The art of humorous storytelling in Japan, known as rakugo, isn't as popular as it once was. But now an android has joined the ranks of comics who kneel on cushions while spinning out jokes. The narrative droid is a copy of Beicho Katsura III, an 86-year-old ...

Samsung Galaxy S III Sales Hit 10 Million
PCWorld (blog)
If there were any doubts that Samsung's Galaxy S III is the hottest smartphone in the Androidworld, the latest sales figures for the handset should put those doubts to rest. In the just two months, the Samsung smartphone has broken the 10 million mark in ...

Apple, Motorola Appeal US Patent Case Dismissal
PC Magazine
As Bloomberg noted, should the decision be reversed and proceed to trial, it would be the first between Apple and Google, which recently completed its purchase of Motorola Mobility. The road to dismissal was a bit of a roller coaster. In early June, Judge ...

Samsung's New Galaxy Phone Tops 10 Million Sales
New York Times (blog)
Samsung's new Android smartphone, the Galaxy S III, is gaining traction quickly. The Korean manufacturer said on Monday that it has already sold more than 10 million of the phones in less than two months. Shin Jong-kyun, president of Samsung's mobile ...

Report: iOS 6 Ditches Password Requirement for Free Apps
PC Magazine
Developers playing around with the iOS 6 beta have discovered that Apple is not producing a password prompt for free apps, according to Cult of Mac, which pointed to a post on Reddit. It doesn't matter if it's a re-download or your first download; free app ...

iOS 6 beta no longer requires Apple ID password for free apps
Apple Insider
The change, currently available to developers testing the latest preview of iOS, was first discovered by a poster on Reddit and highlighted on Monday by Cult of Mac. It's unknown whether that functionality will come to users in the final release of iOS 6, when it ...

Why You Shouldn't Get a Smartphone Right Now
There are--as always--a wide variety of iPhone rumors floating around. It will be bigger--longer, but not Samsung Galaxy Note or even Samsung Galaxy SIII bigger. It will be 4G / LTE. It will have NFC. It will use a smaller connector for charging and syncing. ... The update has been pushed out to the Galaxy Nexus smartphones (unless you have the misfortune of being a Verizon customer), but if you have an Android device it's always a bit of a crap shoot when (or in some cases “if”) you will be graced with the new ...

iOS 6 Fix For In-App Purchasing Exploit Cannot Be Bypassed
Cult of Mac
Borodin's exploit made it incredibly easy for anyone with an iOS device to obtain paid in-app purchases for free, simply by using his servers to bypass the receipt system Apple has in place for developers. Apple has already taken some steps to prevent the ...

Android Gets Security Boost From Duo Security, DARPA
A DARPA-funded project will help Android users keep tabs on mobile vulnerabilities and help its developer, Duo Security, gather data on the problem of the slow patching of smartphone flaws. A software project funded by the U.S. government and developed ...

'Dead Trigger' now free on Android due to 'unbelievably high' piracy rate
Dead Trigger, a zombie FPS for smartphones from the makers of Shadowgun, is now free to download on Android thanks to rampant piracy on the platform. In a statement on Facebook, developer Madfinger Games says that even at $0.99, the piracy rate on ...

Intel Not Porting Google's Android for Clover Trail Tablets
PCWorld (blog)
Intel continues to work closely with Google to tune Android for Intel Inside smartphones, and Motorola Mobility, now a part of Google, will start selling x86 smartphones in the next few months. Intel is placing big bets on Clover Trail and Windows 8 to grow in ...

Motorola Solutions' Juliann Larimer Named a "Power 100 Woman of the ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Jul 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) today announced that Juliann Larimer, vice president of Global Channels, has been recognized as a 2012 "Power 100 Woman of the Channel" by CRN Magazine.

iOS 6 won't ask for password to download free apps
Peeking at the third beta of iOS 6, Cult of Mac discovered that users no longer have to enter their password to download free apps, either new ones or programs they've grabbed in the past. This latest development follows a new feature introduced in iOS 6 ...

Europe's Square, iZettle, Is Coming To Android, Testing First On Samsung ...
It is now extending its dongle-based service Android devices, to add to a service that already works with the iOS-based iPhone and iPad. The company tells me that the first step is a test phase on select Samsung devices in its ... iZettle says that in launching on Android, it will become the first company to provide a mini chip-card dongle forAndroid devices, the prevalent smartphone OS platform, installed on some 60 percent of all devices. iZettle's service is currently testing on Samsung Galaxy S II, SIII and Galaxy Note ...


App comparison: iPad vs. Nexus 7 -- no clear winner
Summary: Quite a few apps are now available for both the iPad and Android tablets but they are quite different on the two platforms. The 8 apps are shown in screen shots, first ... Chrome is my favorite browser on every platform now that it is available on iOS. It is very similar in form and ... It's clear many of the Android apps are only intended for smartphone not tablet usage. Annoyingly this won't change until .... Around ZDNet. Topics · Broadband Speed Test · Events Calendar · Meet the Team · About ZDNet · Site Map ...


“Unbelievably high” Android piracy forced free app decision says game dev
Mobile game developer Madfinger Games has blamed rampant Android app piracy for the sudden decision to drop its title DEAD TRIGGER from $1 to free, re-opening arguments about how much Google does to protect devs. “Even for one buck, ...Research last year indicated that “rampant piracy” was a major cause of concern among Android developers, with those creating iOS apps seeing considerably more income from paid downloads. You can download ... Motorola Atrix HD ReviewMotorola Atrix HD Review ...


Samsung Galaxy S III Sales Top 10 Million
Technology giant Samsung's flagship entry into the ultra-competitive smartphone market is off to a rousing start, clearing the 10 million mark in units sold just two months after the handset debuted, the president of Samsung's information technology and mobile communication ... With a larger screen, NFC technology and 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network capability, the latest iteration of the iPhone is expected to shake up the industry yet again when it hits the market sometime in the fourth quarter of this year.

NETGEAR's New Wifi Booster For Mobile Delivers A Big Signal From A Small ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"The NETGEAR WiFi Booster for Mobile enables this experience by significantly increasing WiFicoverage in the home, which is ideal for roaming iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Kindle e-readers, smartphones or any other mobile WiFi devices." Pricing and ...

Plex Android app updated with remote control from mobile devices ...
By Richard Lawler
While it was exciting to hear that XBMC is making its way to Android, the Plex media center has been on the platform since last year and was recently.

Uniquely Android: AirDroid
By Raveesh Bhalla
AirDroid is an app that allows the user to control several aspects of their Android device from another device, via the browser and a common WiFi connection. Just switch on the app on your phone or tablet, launch, and type in ...
Android Phone Fans

Motorola and Apple appeal dismissal ruling by ... - Android Authority
By Bogdan Petrovan
When last month Judge Posner dismissed a complicated legal case between Apple and Motorola (a Google subsidiary) with prejudice (meaning that the lawsuit cannot be resubmitted), not many legal experts were surprised. However, many ...
Android Authority

Android Community Weekly: July 22nd, 2012 | Android Community
By Eric Abent
Qualcomm is looking great at the end of its Q3 and is expected to remain strong for the rest of the year, and Verizon's Q2 isn't looking all that bad either, with the company adding that it expects to have 4G LTE service set up in 400 markets by the end of the year. The real star is Google though, which ... We've also got a review of the Motorola Atrix HD for you to check out, as well as a hands-on posts with the ZTE Grand X and the Samsung Music Hub beta. If you're in the mood for some ...
Android Community

American Psycho with Android Phones Is Totally Perfect
By Kyle Wagner
American Psycho with Android Phones Is Totally Perfect If American Psycho is a pitch-perfect satirization of 80s yuppyism and excess, then this parody video from Tech Radar is a spot-on representation of what it's like buying a smartphone ...

HTC Desire HD will not receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ...
By Edwin Kee
It is official – the HTC Desire HD will not be on the receiving end of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system update, after there were whispers of such a possibility happening just last week. How do we [...]

Mistwalker Finally Releases First iOS Game 'Party Wave' | Touch ...
By Jared Nelson
Mistwalker Finally Releases First iOS Game 'Party Wave':If you can muster up the energy to remember way back in January of 2010, you'll recall that we told you how legendary Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi was officially working ...
Touch Arcade

ChargeCard for iPhone and Android • Highsnobiety
By David Fischer
ChargeCard for iPhone and Android is the slimmest charging and data cable for the iPhone to ever be produced, coming the size of a credit card, perfectly fitting your wallet.

CloudOn brings Office experience for Android to 60+ additional ...
By Jake Durasamy
Want to actually do work on your Android tablet, but a lack of reliable office applications prevents you from doing so? Well, you're in luck because CloudOn has launched for 60+ additional countries.

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