My Android experience after five years of iPhones

My Android experience after five years of iPhones
CNET (blog)
When the iPhone first launched back in June 2007, I was one of those who embarked on the iOS dream for a super smartphone. Five years on and I'm using my sixth iPhone--iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS (lost one and replaced with another), iPhone 4 and ...

CNET (blog)

Android Jelly Bean rolling out to HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus, hands-on impressions
As Google announced yesterday, the Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) update is now rolling out to HSPA+ devices. I installed a custom ROM last week and have been using Jelly Bean for a few days so wanted to share some experiences. I thought Ice Cream ...


Hey, Amazon, Your New Kindle Phone Must Include These 11 Key Features
Wired News
And if the Kindle Fire is to serve as a reliable example, then an Amazon handset should be immediately competitive in the larger smartphone ecosystem — just look at how quickly the Fire overwhelmed the Android tablet market. Thanks to the power of its ...

Free Android Apps Have Privacy Cost
When it comes to smartphone apps, don't bet on it. Most smartphone applications that are provided "for free"--both for iOS and Android--want something in return, and the tradeoff often comes at the expense of users' privacy. According to mobile ...

Android Dominates Smartphones Around the Globe
PC Magazine
Google Android handsets, for the first time, now make up at least half of smartphone sales in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Australia, according to new data from market research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

Russia awards 4G licences to four operators
The licences - awarded for free - allow the operators to provide wireless internet services using the extra fast LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology, expected by analysts to become the industry standard worldwide. "The tender opens a new stage in ...

NYC adding free Wi-Fi hotspots to payphones
Fox News
New York City is debuting Wi-Fi hotspots across the city today. The new pilot program will offer residents and visitors of the five boroughs access to free public Wi-Fi using existing infrastructure the city already has in place.

Why an Amazon smartphone makes sense
Market research firm Ovum recently estimated that by 2017 manufacturers will ship some 1.7 billion smartphone a year — and, yes, they believe Android will lead the pack, despite signs Android's overall percentage of the market may be peaking ...

Amazon Smartphone: What We Know So Far
The probability of a well-priced smartphone from the giant shopping site seems to increase with each passing day. ... The Amazon smartphone--just a whisper a scant eight months ago--has become a solid bet to appear later this year or early next. News ...

Rovio tries to strike gold twice with Amazing Alex launch
CNET (blog)
The developer announced today that it has launched Amazing Alex for iOS and Android. The game will allow players to take control of 35 objects that can be set in motion to create a Rube Goldberg device. The objects can "bounce, pop, ricochet, bash, and ...

More Amazon Smartphone Rumors Emerge
PC Magazine
Amazon is reportedly testing a smartphone that will boast a screen between 4-5 inches. ... Global shipments of the hybrid smartphone/tablet devices - like the Samsung Galaxy Note - are expected to surpass 208 million in 2015, ABI Research said. Amazon ...

Sprint Debuts HTC EVO 4G LTE in White on July 15 for $199.99
MarketWatch (press release)
The stunning white smartphone is framed by its aluminum unibody and sports a matching silver kickstand and aluminized back plate for a sleek and refined look. HTC EVO 4G LTE ... "HTC EVO4G LTE sets a new standard for smartphones and boasts Android(TM ...

NY Phone Booths Now WiFi Hotspots
ABC News
New York City is turning pay phone booths into free WiFi hotspots.

Android Jelly Bean Source Code Released to Open Source
The rollout of the new phones with the latest Android release and its broad-new features was announced in a Google+ blog post touting the development. More smartphone models and other devices will get the newly completed release version in the coming ...

Verizon Wireless to Bring the Power of Its 4G LTE Network to Southeastern ...
MarketWatch (press release)
With the launch of HomeFusion Broadband, Verizon Wireless now offers high-speed Internet service inside the home - connecting nearly two-dozen devices like laptops, e-readers and gaming consoles, to the 'Net via our 4G LTE network. ... high-speed 4G ...

Verizon Wireless to Bring the Power of Its 4G LTE Network to Bennington and ...
MarketWatch (press release)
RUTLAND, Vt., Jul 12, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Less than two months after introducing 4G LTEservice in Burlington and Northern Vermont, Verizon Wireless announced today it will bring the nation's largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to ... 4G ...

Amazon's Tough Call
Wall Street Journal
If Amazon decides to wade into the smartphone business as it has with tablet computers, the online retailer will face a host of new challenges in a cutthroat market. ... The competition has taken its toll on companies such as Research In Motion Ltd ...

Samsung Galaxy S III (Verizon Wireless)
PC Magazine
The Verizon Galaxy S III connects to the carrier's 3G CDMA and 4G LTE networks now, and it'll be able to hit global GSM/HSPA networks with a software update coming soon, Verizon says. Signal strength was good, on par with the Droid Razr Maxx; although ...

BLOG: Technology: New York City pay phone kiosks become Wi-Fi hot spots
New York Daily News
One potential solution comes from New York City, which launched a pilot program Wednesday that turned some of the city's 12000 pay phone kiosks into Wi-Fi hot spots. ... city doesn't have to foot the bill for any of the conversions, which cost about ...

Android-Powered Ouya Isn't Without Its Share of Problems »
PCWorld (blog)
Our own Jared Newman wrote about the console's unveiling and what you need to know already, but I find the whole concept of a new, Android-powered home console extremely interesting. Androidisn't what I would immediately think of if someone asked ...

Why Android Fragmentation Is Still a Problem
PC Magazine
In our review, we awarded it 4.5 stars and our Editors' Choice award over iOS 5.1.1—and on its own merits, not just because Android phones come in a larger variety of hardware configurations and on more carriers. But Android still has two main issues ...

Amazon Smartphone Already In "Testing Phase"
Current information suggests that the Amazon smartphone will run Google's AndroidOS and will have a screen falling in the 4 to 5 inch sweet spot. Amazon is also reportedly not planning to release a top-of-the-line Android device but instead will go ...


Do Smartphone Owners Know Who Will Win White House?
Fox Business
The study, which polled nearly 800 iPhone and Android smartphone owners, was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Velti, a provider of mobile marketing and advertising technology. Traditional presidential polls show Romney pulling slightly ...

Ouya Android Game Console HIts $4 Million Home Run on Kickstater and It's ...
Hot Hardware
Well, that's the central idea behind Ouya, a new game console for the TV and powered by Android. Ouya's open-source foundation is the key cog in what the developers hope will be a game changing machine, one that revolutionizes the gaming landscape ...

Hot Hardware

Chrome For iOS As Your Default Browser?
Apple does not provide users with the ability to select their default browser on iOS devices, but iOSdevelopers can provide that option from within their apps. Will developers engage in such widespread civil disobedience? ... In an email, he ...

Android Malware Infiltrates Google Play Store, Infects 100K Devices
CIO (blog)
Android Malware Infiltrates Google Play Store, Infects 100K Devices. Malicious Super Mario Bros. and Grand Theft Auto games slipped by Google's "Bouncer" Play Store malware detector and infected as many as 100000 users before being identified by a ...

CIO (blog)

Facebook makes iOS integration easier for developers
ZDNet (blog)
Summary: The social network's tie-in with Apple's platform continues apace, with a new beta release of Facebook's iOS SDK allowing developers to build easier Facebook authentication into their native iPhone and iPad apps.

ZDNet (blog)

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ported to Kindle Fire
The Android fanatics at xdadevelopers forum have transformed the original Amazon low-budget slate into something a bit sweeter. Read this blog post by Eric Mack on Crave.

New York MTA announces smartphone-based ticketing trials aboard ...
By Zachary Lutz
While the grand experiment is currently closed to the public, it's said that railroad workers will use their Android, BlackBerry and iPhone handsets to purchase rail tickets, which may then be validated directly from their smartphone. During the ...

NYC Is Turning Payphones Into Wi-Fi Hotspots
By Alex Fitzpatrick
New York City is turning its almost obsolete payphones into WiFi hotspots for laptops, tablets and smartphones. ... Other Wi-Fi payphones are being planned for The Bronx and Staten Island. In total, New York ... “Expanding public access to broadband technology across the five boroughs, be it wired or wireless, is at the heart of the Bloomberg Administration's efforts to promote greater digital inclusion for New Yorkers,” said Chief Information and Innovation Officer Rahul N. Merchant .
Mashable » Mobile

Facebook Releases Biggest iOS SDK Update Ever, Plus iOS 6 ...
By Klint Finley
Facebook has just released a major overhaul of its software development kit (SDK) for iOS, including support for the forthcoming iOS 6, plus a new iOS Dev Center that includes documentation and resources for developers. Facebook promises ...

NYC payphones being switched into free WiFi Hotspots | Android ...
By Cory Gunther
Those phone kiosks all over the city still won't get used much, but now they'll actually serve a purpose again by providing all the Android smartphone and tablet users in the world some free speedy WiFi. In a new pilot program NYC has turned ...
Android Community

Android smartphone sales Q2 2012: More than half of all smartphones
By Dan Graziano
For the first time ever Android now accounts for more than half of all smartphone sales in the U.S. as well as the biggest markets in Europe and Australi. ... Despite Apple's increased legal pressure onAndroid in Australia, the operating system's share of the market there grew from 36.4% to 56.9% while iOS fell from 36.9% to 30.5%. As expected, both Research in Motion and Nokia's old Symbian OS saw ... HTC EVO 4G LTE review May 16, 2012 at 12:45pm; HTC One S review April 18, ...
BGR: The Three Biggest Letters In Tech

Kindle Fire Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean port now available
By Chris Smith
A Kindle Fire Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean port is now available for anyone interested in flashing Google's latest mobile OS version on Amazon's tablet. ... Android Jelly Bean 4.1 New Feature Highlights · google-io-2012 ...
Android Authority

City Begins Wi-Fi Pilot Program in 10 Phone Booths -
The project, with phones in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, is considered a way to explore the feasibility of a citywide Wi-Fi network. ... Starting on Wednesday, you can hop into a New York City phone booth and emerge with a powerful wireless connection for your smartphone. Hey, it's a start. The city has converted 10 public pay phones in three boroughs – Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens – into free Wi-Fi hot spots, infusing a blast of modern technology into some of the city's most ...
City Room

Android Homme – The Grid |
By John
Android Homme continues to look to the future while keeping its footwear styles grounded in street-style sensibilities. That singular aesthetic is apparent in the brand's new Grid model, presented for the season in two different makeups: one ...

Android Dropdialer Trojan poses as games on Google Play
By Natalia David
Symantec caught a Trojan posing as game titles Super Mario Bros and GTA 3 Moscow City on theAndroid app store. Uh-oh, they had been up on the market since June 24, infiltrating somewhere between 50000 – 100000 smart phones, says ...

Image of Motorola XT907 for Verizon surfaces, could be mid-range ...
By Kevin Krause
Sprint announces white HTC EVO 4G LTE for July 15 launc... Sprint posts Android 4.0 changelog for Samsung Epic 4G ... AT&T to offer exclusive Garnet Red Samsung Galaxy ... Verizon becomes last major US carrier to offer Samsung .
Android Phone Fans

Facebook releases SDK 3.0 Beta with iOS 6 integration & new iOS ...
By Jordan Kahn
Facebook announced today that it is releasing its biggest iOS SDK update yet with the release of SDK 3.0 Beta for iOS, which also includes iOS 6 integration for native Facebook login. It is also rolling out a completely refreshed iOS Dev Center ...

Frontier FT103 is a 21.5" Android 4.0 all-in-one – New Tech Gadgets ...
By Lee Mathews
There's also an Ethernet port in case you'd rather not utilize the built-in 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, a 1.2MP webcam for video chats, and Bluetooth for connecting a cordless keyboard and mouse. The 1920 x 1080 panel also .... Combo Slash (iOS) App · Card Wallet (iPhone) App · Perfectly Clear – Photo Correction (Automatic) (iPhone) App · HTC Evo 4G LTE Smartphone + $10 Google Wallet Credit [Sprint] · T-Mobile Prepaid Phones with Free $50 prepaid refill card · Samsung Galaxy S III ...

Android 4.1: Jelly Bean review - TechRadar
Android 4.1: Jelly Bean review - Google gets its hands dirty improving what's already great about Ice Cream Sandwich, as it serves up its tastiest treat yet with ...

Samsung to offer hacker-friendly 'developer edition' - Android Central
While not all previous Samsung Android devices have had an easily unlockable ... SmartphoneExperts Side Pouch case for the Galaxy S 3 ..... if i knew samsung was gonna pull this garbage, I might as well have stuck with Motorola ...

Motorola Mobility - Twitter
@kulow_atx our goal is still to provide a way to unlock the bootloaders on our devices to those who wish to do so, more details to come(2/2). Details Expand ...

Facebook SDK 3.0 Beta for iOS - Facebook Developers
We're happy to announce a major update to the Facebook SDK for iOS that makes it easier and faster to develop Facebook-integrated iOS apps. We've also ...

Wi-Fi | ZDNet
Wi-Fi is the extension of our mobile networks and de facto way we connect. ... ITC to revisitMotorola's win over Apple: U.S. iPhone ban looms? ... like the Katy School District in Houston, Texas and its clever BYOD Android rollout. ... With more and more smartphone use, there is a need for external speakers that provide ...

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