Android 4.0: The ultimate guide (plus cheat sheet)

Android 4.0: The ultimate guide (plus cheat sheet)
In the span of three and a half years, Android has evolved from a rough and limited newcomer into a sleek and polished platform that dominates the smartphone market. With the release of Android4.0, a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), late last year ...

China's Homegrown Smartphone Firm, Xiaomi, Takes on Market With Low-price ...
In a time when China's smartphone market is already filled with competitors, Xiaomi has stood out by building handsets with high-end specs for low prices. The strategy has not only worked, but helped garner the company a special level of popularity ...

Google upgrades Android maps as Apple battle looms
CBS News
They include models from Samsung Electronics Co., HTC Corp., Sony Corp. and Google's Motorola Mobility division. Google said it eventually hopes to make the upgrades available for other systems, including the iPhone and the iPad, but it didn't say when.

Justice Dept approves Verizon-cable deals
The Associated Press
In total, Verizon Wireless is paying $3.9 billion for the spectrum, which will allow it to add capacity to its high-speed "4G LTE" wireless broadband network. Regulators saw the transfer of the unused spectrum to Verizon as a positive one for consumers.

Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet is mightier with pen
( -- When Samsung's Galaxy Note smartphone went on sale in the U.S. in February, two things made it, um, noteworthy. At 5.3″, its display ... There's nothing startling about its form factor: It's an Android tablet with a 10.1″ display, a ...

Android is winning - if you're writing apps for China. Elsewhere, though…
The Guardian (blog)
If Android is winning (to quote Techcrunch, which managed to read the Gartner release on smartphone share and see the big 68% for the share of Android phones shipped), then howcome American developers still aren't battering down the doors to develop ...

The Guardian (blog)

Hands-on: AirStash drive solves smartphone, tablet storage problems
Your smartphone or tablet connects to the AirStash via its own little Wi-Fi network. You then browse and play your stuff via the AirStash app (which is available for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire), though you can also connect to the drive right inside ...

Google+ apps for Android, iOS updated with Hangouts tweaks
In addition to that update, Google+ for mobile now allows teens using both iOS and Android to create and join their own Hangouts from their handsets. Hangouts were initially only offered to adults, but earlier this year, Google softened its stance ...

Fujitsu's Android-Powered Stylistic M532 Tablet Is Ready for Abuse
PC Magazine
The M532 will run on Google's Android 4.0 mobile operating system, a bit of a departure from the company's current lineup of predominantly Windows-powered slates. Inside, the tablet features a lot of familiar components, but the M532 looks to ...

You can now pre-order Sprint's Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE for $50 less
Unwired View
Sprint's upcoming Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE went on pre-order a few days ago at the carrier itself, but now the third-party retailers are joining in. And, as is usually the case, they're offering the new smartphone for less than the Now Network. $50 ...

Lenovo has smartphone mojo in China as it diversifies
Our smartphone sales in China reached almost 5m this quarter. Total phone sales volume reached almost 7m to surpass our China PC volume for the first time. In June our smartphone market share in China reached 13%. Now we have surpassed Nokia and ...

LG Has Sold More Than 5 Million LTE Smartphones Worldwide
Hot Hardware
LG currently offers more than 10 LTE smartphones in the US, Korea, Japan, and parts of Europe and Asia. LG's Optimus LTE smartphone is one of the company's most popular smartphones, having sold more than two million units to date. The newer Optimus ...

Hot Hardware

The Android 4.0 Cheat Sheet Shows The Tasks You Can Do in Ice Cream ...
The Android 4.0 Cheat Sheet Shows The Tasks You Can Do in Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" has been finding its way onto more phones, bringing with it several new features. If you'd like to learn more about what you can do in ICS, ...

Dish reportedly readying nationwide satellite broadband
While Dish already offers satellite broadband to select areas as part of a partnership with communications company ViaSat, the new service would utilize a satellite recently launched by Dish sister company EchoStar, people familiar with the situation ...

Xiaomi MI2 quad-core Android smartphone announced
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi's latest handset, the Xiaomi MI2 (小米手机2), will come loaded with Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, the APQ8064. It's the first smartphone in the world to use this chipset and will run Android 4.1 (Jelly ...


These Android Music Apps Could Keep You From Getting Run Over By A Car
Gizmodo Australia
Last week, we took a look at iOS apps that keep you aware of your surroundings as you listen to music through headphones, and found a fairly healthy selection to choose from on Apple's mobile platform. These apps either allow you to hear surrounding ...

Pay As You Go by Smartphone
The retailers' initiative would compete with Google Wallet, which launched last year for the company's Android devices, as well as Square, which announced a partnership last week with Starbucks. About 15 retailers also have signed up with eBay's PayPal ...

Humble Bundle 3 Released for Android, OS X, Windows, Linux
PC Magazine
All games in this Humble Bundle are compatible with Android, Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. On their own, these games and their soundtracks would cost $52, but as with previous Humble Bundle collections, you can name your own price. Purchasers can ...

Motorola cutting 30 percent workforce in China
Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility will be cutting 30 percent of its workforce in China with research and development (R&D), and sales and marketing departments affected the most, says local report. Citing unnamed sources from Motorola Mobility China, ...

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean “confirmed” for the Samsung Galaxy S2
A week ago we reported that according to SamMobile, rumor had it that the Samsung Galaxy S2 among other Samsung devices would be receiving the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. Well the folks at SamMobile are back again and this time according to one ...


Tavern Quest Review (iOS, Android)
Business Insider
These are but two dishes you'll make in Glu Mobile's newest iOS and Android release, Tavern Quest. The latest in a series of hybrid games, this mash-up lets you build and then customize your own tavern in the hopes of attracting more than 50 different ...

Move Over Starbucks: Dunkin' Donuts Launches iOS, Android Payment Apps
CIO (blog)
Starting today, you can also pay for your Dunkin' Donuts coffee with a smartphone, thanks to the brand new Dunkin' Donuts apps for iOS and Android devices. (The app is not compatible with Android tablets, but it should work on the iPad.) The Dunkin ...

CIO (blog)

Horn iOS Review
Horn is this year's most impressive iOS game yet. Many gamers might balk at its $6.99 asking price, with memories of awkward iOS games that do their best to copy their console big brothers swimming in their head. But Horn is a game thoughtfully ...

Better Browsing on Your Android Smartphone
All Things Digital
I installed Firefox and Chrome on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android smartphone, and though still in beta (testing) mode, Firefox loaded Web pages faster than thesmartphone's default browser, and includes some nice extras, such as Do Not Track for extra ...

All Things Digital

Dominion dealt to PC, iOS, Android
Like all of the company's games, the Goko version of Dominion free-to-play and allows people to play against one another on multiple devices. PC players can play today through Facebook, Google Plus, Windows Store, or, and iOS and Android ...

Motorola Mobility to layoff 4000 nationwide and 700 in the Chicagoland area
Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced that Motorola Mobility would relocate its Libertyville, IL headquarters to downtown Chicago's Merchandise Mart, owned by Vornado Realty Trust (VNO). Since that announcement, Motorola Mobility announced that it ...

iOS 6 New Features Not Found On the iOS 5; Why It Takes Experience to ...
Latinos Post
Apple's iOS 6 should be hitting its mobile devices soon. The Cupertino company is expected to make an announcement on September 12 revealing a new line of Apple products including the iPhone 5, an iPad Mini, and new iPods that will most likely launch ...

Latinos Post

Kno textbooks arrive on Android with the Galaxy Note 10.1, take on ...
By Jon Fingas
Kno's post-hardware textbook platform has called the iPad its only tablet home for more than a year; it's about to spread its wings. Starting with a.

A $12-Million-A-Month iOS Game? NaturalMotion Has It With CSR ...
By Kim-Mai Cutler
As the iOS platform has gradually amassed more than 365 million units in cumulative device sales, it has created a rising tide for all mobile app developers, who have seen increasing monthly revenue run-rates with each year. Now comes a ...

Humble Bundle for Android (and PC, Mac, and Linux) bundles Bit ...
By JC Fletcher
Haven't bought Bit.Trip Beat in a while? Now you can buy it again, this time on Android! It's part of the Humble Bundle for Android 3, along with Fieldrunners, SpaceChem, Uplink, and – for purchases above the average price – Spirits.

Dish Network Is Planning Nationwide Satellite Broadband
By Jamie Condliffe
People living in the sticks, rejoice! Bloomberg is reporting that Dish Network is planning to roll out a nationwide satellite broadband internet service —and promises speeds of between 5 and 15 megabits per second.

Grab 5 Great Android Games for Whatever Price You Want
By Chelsea Stark
The Humble Android Bundle is releasing five great games in one pay-what-you-can bundle. ... If you're an Android user looking for some new games, you'll be able to grab five great titles at a pay-what-you-want price for the next two weeks.

LG LTE smartphone sales top 5 million - BGR
By Dan Graziano
LG (06657011) on Wednesday announced that worldwide sales of its 4G LTE smartphones have surpassed 5 million units, up from 3 million units in May. The S.
BGR: The Three Biggest Letters In Tech

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM for Samsung Galaxy S3 leaked ...
By Edwin Kee
If you happen to own the Samsung Galaxy S3 and cannot wait for the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to arrive, then you might want to take your chances with a leaked ROM – which obviously, is not official, [...]

PassSource helps developers create passes for iOS 6 Passbook ...
By Erica Ogg
From iOS developer Kudit, the service will let anyone easily participate in iOS Passbook, a feature coming in the next version of the software. In the future, PassSource will also offer an analytics dashboard for pass creators to track how their ...

Android evolves and so must you - O'Reilly Radar
By Rachel Roumeliotis
Chris recently wrapped up his work on Meebo for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry which was recently acquired by Google. I got a chance to talk to him at OSCON this summer about Androiddevelopment. Key points from our full discussion ...
O'Reilly Radar - Insight, analysis,...

Layover for iOS offers sophisticated layering, blending to images ...
By Mel Martin
Layover is a neat photo app for iPhone and iPad (US$0.99, universal) that sounds like it might be a travel app. It's not, yet \"Layover\" is a pretty good.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Waco, TX and Fayetteville, AR get AT&T 4G LTE
By Quentyn Kennemer
AT&T's announced that addition of two new markets for their growing 4G LTE network. Waco, Texas and Fayetteville Arkansas (which includes “Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville and a number of surrounding communities”) will get a ...
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Pinterest - Android Apps on Google Play
(2469); Updated: August 15, 2012; Current Version: 1.0.0; Requires Android: 2.2 and up ... amanda - August 15, 2012 - Samsung Infuse 4G with version 1.0.0 ...

Google Play gift cards are real - and here's what ... - Android Central
"Phil is a recovering print journalist, editor of Android Central, subtitles and street signs." .... Galaxy S3 Wi-fi and cell reception. ... Deal of the Day: Save 68% on the BlackBerry Leather Sleeve for PlayBook 4G LTE and PlayBook · Take ... US carrier will you be with for Apollo and how many cores does a smartphone need?

Motorola Set for Big Cuts as Google Reinvents - The New York Times
Motorola Mobility, the ailing cellphone maker that Google bought in May, told ... and to shore up itsAndroid mobile business and expand beyond search and software ... “We're excited about thesmartphone business,” said Mr. Woodside, who ...
Google cutting 4,000 jobs at Motorola unit - Yahoo! Finance
2, 2011 file photo, a Motorola Mobility Xoom tablet is shown at Google ... Motorola now makes phones that run on Google's Android system, but rivals such as ... Devitt expects Google to curtailMotorola to producing just a few smartphone ...

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