Android Reigns as iPhone Sales Stall Ahead of New Model

Android Reigns as iPhone Sales Stall Ahead of New Model
The outlook is not bleak, though: "High-profile smartphone launches from key manufacturers such as the anticipated Apple iPhone 5, along with Chinese manufacturers pushing 3G and preparing for major device launches in the second half of 2012, will ... 

Motorola Mobility laying off 700 locally, 4000 worldwide
Chicago Tribune
Months after being acquired by Google Inc., Motorola Mobility is undergoing a drastic restructuring and cutting more than 20 percent of its Chicago-area workforce in a bid to restore profits and better compete in a cutthroat field of smartphone-makers ...

Broadband Customers Switching From Phone To Cable Companies In Droves
Huffington Post
In the second quarter, the landline phone industry lost broadband subscribers for the first time, as cable companies continued to pile on new household and small business customers, thanks to the higher speeds they offer in most areas. The flow of ...

Motorola DROID RAZR HD expected in October
Motorola disappointed some fans when it didn't reveal a new smartphone last week, initially teasing onlookers via its Facebook page with a mystery LTE enabled Motorolaphone. Still, leaks and reports have suggested that the DROID RAZR HD is coming, ...


Motorola's Photon Q arrives Sunday at Sprint
It runs on a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and Android 4.0.4. Sprint made it available for pre-order today online. The Photon Q is the largest smartphone screen available on a4G LTE network, which Sprint launched in 15 cities on July 15. The smartphone's ...


Broadband battle hits rural areas [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
Cable and Internet providers argue that government-backed programs should run broadband only into unserved areas, not locations where private providers already operate. They have lobbied extensively to cut broadband initiatives from the federal budget.

EA's Digital Distribution Store Origin Slated For Android, Facebook, Smart TVs
Love it or hate it, Electronic Arts' Origin — the publisher's in-house digital distribution store — is poised to make the leap from PC and Apple's iOS to Facebook, Android, and Smart TVs. The news comes courtesy of EA COO Peter Moore at the annual ...

Smartphone campaigning has its pitfalls, privacy group says
Washington Post (blog)
Smartphone campaigning is convenient, privacy advocates say, but it raises some concerns, too. (Akos Stiller - Bloomberg) Smartphones may be the coolest new tool for Election 2012, but users should think twice before taking advantage of the technology, ...

Imo adds free VoIP calling to iOS instant messaging app
The app even supports free VoIP calling for Android users but now the company is introducing the same calling feature for iOS users. The app requires iOS 3.1 or higher and a 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi connection to work. When operating over a 3G or 4Gconnection, ...


Songza App Now Available on Android Tablets
PC Magazine
Back in June, Songza reached 1.15 million iOS downloads within 10 days of releasing its iPad app. Now, the company is hoping to reach the same heights with the launch of an Android tablet app. Development of the Android tablet app came along with input ...

Will the Samsung Odyssey be the first T-Mobile Windows Phone 8 and LTE ...
ZDNet (blog)
T-Mobile currently promotes their super fast 42 Mbps HSPA+ network and I often see it nearly matching Verizon's LTE download speeds. T-Mobile has stated they will .... 3 Articles about market share in general (with IOS and Android in headlines) and 1 ...

Twitter Acquires Intellectual Property From IOS App Testing Firm
PCWorld in San Francisco offers so-called A/B testing of apps running on iOS, so that developers can test variations of the app with users and measure the effectiveness of each modification. For example, a sign-up button that says "Register" might ...

Gartner: Smartphones sales slow in Q2 but Android still dominates
Android's piece of the pie grew to 64.1 percent in 2012, whereas last year saw the platform pulling in 43.4 percent. Apple, for its part, saw their market share grow ever ... Motorola has confirmed via Twitter that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is ...

Apple scores courtroom wins in Motorola FRAND case
Apple sued Motorola Mobility in March 2011 after Motorola sought to collect 2.25 percent of all net sales on iOS products that use essential industry standard patents. Companies that hold patents deemed to be industry essential are expected to offer ...

WiFi Bunnies and Why I Love the Internet of Things
Wired News
Read more by Daniel Donahoo. Follow @ddonahoo and @prjct_synthesis on Twitter. Tags: Internet of Things, Karotz, Nazbatag, Ninja Blocks, Online Communities, Pebble, Raspberry Pi, Smartphone, social networking, spuermechanical, tableau, Twine, ...

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TEXT-S&P rates Mediacom Broadband LLC/Mediacom Broadband Corp
Aug 14 - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it assigned its 'B-' issue-level rating and '6' recovery rating to $300 million of senior notes to be issued by Mediacom Broadband LLC (B+/Stable/--) and Mediacom Broadband Corp. The '6 ...

HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE Smartphone Review
The Gadgeteer
Sifting through the Android smartphone offerings from Verizon Wireless might seem like a daunting task for someone who is new to the world of smartphones. With around... HTC hopes you'll consider their DROID Incredible 4G LTE Smartphone. Note: Images ...

The Gadgeteer

RealPlayer for Android released from Beta for media supremacy
It's time for the folks at RealNetworks to release their most recognized brand, RealPlayer, for Android devices around the globe. While this app relies on the surface on its brand name, once we got our hands on it this week (just a bit earlier than the ...


Bell's LG Optimus 4G LTE receives Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update
Unwired View
T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus isn't the only Android device receiving its update to Ice Cream Sandwich today in North America. Up in Canada, Bell has released the update to Android4.0 for its LG Optimus 4G LTE smartphone. This comes a little ...

Smartphone apps warning after 16 hill walkers get lost
The Guardian
Northern constabulary said the 16 climbers, including one party of 14 people who became lost in fog on Ben Macdui on Monday, had to be taken down by rescuers because they had relied solely on smartphone apps to plot their routes. The group of 14 were ...

The Guardian

Motorola Atrix HD LTE now available at Bell, priced from $49.95
Unwired View
The smartphone is basically Bell's version of the Atrix HD that AT&T has been selling for about a month. ... The Motorola Atrix HD LTE has a 4.5-inch 720p HD touchscreen, a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, an 8 MP rear camera with ...

Today Is The Last Day To Get Flash For Android
Android 4.1 users didn't have a choice, but 4.0 and below were still able to download Flash Player for Android. That luxury will be ... Some intrepid programmers have found a way to install Flash onAndroid even after Adobe pulls the plug. While Adobe ...

Android mini-PC reloads with 1.6 GHz Cortex A9 chip
TG Daily
A number of Android-powered mini-PCs the size of a flash drive have hit the bargain hungry market over the past year. One of the most popular is the MK802, which boasts an HDMI port, microSD card slot, integrated Wi-Fi and a USB port. The device is ...

Android users passed on the iPhone to stay with their carrier, says Apple survey
Mobile Burn
Forty-eight percent of respondents said they chose Android because they did not want to switch to AT&T, the only carrier that offered the iPhone when the survey was conducted in 2010. Other popular reasons were trust in the Google brand, which 36 ...

Verizon launches new LTE broadband service for rural US
Network World
The data is first sent to and received by an antenna installed in each home, which then sends the signal to a broadband router to which up to four wired and at least 20 wireless devices in the household can connect using Wi-Fi, Verizon said. Users have ...

Google Slices Motorola Mobility Staff
Wall Street Journal
Google in May bought Motorola Mobility through a $12.5 billion deal that armed it with thousands of patents, which have become increasingly valuable as technology companies trade lawsuits over intellectual property. ... Morningstar analyst Rick Summer ...

Wall Street Journal

HeroCraft Announces Ant Raid for Android, bada and Symbian
HeroCraft has partnered with the original developers Prank Ltd. based in Finland, to offer Android, bada and Symbian users the light-hearted atmosphere, detailed environments and quirky characters of the critically acclaimed Ant Raid. The 2nd highest ...
LG Optimus Vu may arrive stateside in a few weeks
The 5-inch LG Optimus Vu could arrive at a U.S. wireless provider in the next few weeks, fresh with support for a 4G LTE network. An LG press release (translated) indicates that the Android smartphone is due stateside at some point in the third quarter.
Android Is Winning | TechCrunch
By Matt Burns
There is no denying Android's dominance anymore. There is no way even the most rabid Apple fanboy can deny that iOS is in second place now. Android is winning. This report by Gartner looked at the second quarter smartphone sales. That pegs the date range from April to June, ... The iPhone 5 will likely light up Apple's holiday quarter, but Samsung, Motorola, LG, and HTC combined Androidunits numbers will account for more units. In fact, Samsung alone might move units than ...

Motorola Droid 4's Android 4.0 upgrade clears Verizon hurdles ...
By Jon Fingas
The Droid 4's update to Android 4.0 has been in the making for long enough that we'd started to wonder if someone in. ... Motorola Droid 4's Android 4.0 upgrade clears Verizon hurdles, brings global roaming soon (update: starts today). By Jon Fingas posted ... </a>. Prices. Type Smartphone; Operating system Android (Gingerbread [2.3]); Screen size 4 inches; Internal memory 16 GB; Carriers (US) Verizon / Alltel; Dimensions 5 x 2.65 x 0.5 in; Weight 6.31 oz; Released 2012-02-10 ...

Sprint Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Launching August 19 - AllThingsD
By Bonnie Cha
The Photon Q is the carrier's first 4G LTE smartphone with a full physical keyboard and world-roaming capabilities and also has a 4.3-inch touchscreen and a rear-facing eight-megapixel camera. Preorders of the Android smartphone start ...

iOS 6's "Wi-Fi + Cellular" option will solve some network - TUAW
By Megan Lavey-Heaton
iDownloadBlog's Jeff Benjamin has taken a look at the new "Wi-Fi + Cellular" option that will be iniOS 6. On the surface, the concept is brilliant. If you encounter issues with your Wi-Fi connection,iOS 6 automatically will tap your data plan as a ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

The 3 secret ingredients to Android success | Computerworld Blogs
By JR Raphael
Motorola Mobility Google Android The first steps in the Motorola makeover are somewhat bittersweet: Google revealed this morning it'd cut 4000 jobs from Motorola's existing workforce in order to better focus the company on "innovative and ...
Computerworld Blogs

Why Google's Android Is Losing The Mobile E-Commerce War ...
By Jim Edwards
These two charts from e-commerce customization company Monetate tell a simple tale: Until late last year, Google's Android platform was within a hair's breadth of catching Apple's iPhone in terms of share of traffic the two devices sent to online retailers such as Amazon and Target. But then something odd happened: ... The 4S's impact on e-commerce looks even more dramatic when you whittle the numbers down to just the smartphone delivery platforms: Monetate. It only took two ...
Business Insider

Amid slowing phone sales, Android makes gains — Mobile - GigaOm
By Kevin C. Tofel
... face economic challenges or are waiting for newer phone models. But Android keeps outpacingiOS devices while handsets from Research In Motion and Nokia continue to drop, although Windows Phone is showing signs of sales life. ... And the Android platform took the lion's share of thosesmartphone sales, possibly because some may be holding out for a new iPhone model, expected as early as next month. Android's overall market share for the second quarter jumped to 64.1 ...

48 percent in Apple survey picked Android over the iPhone to stay ...
By Bryan Bishop
We're seeing some new internal documents during today's Apple v. Samsung testimony, and this time it's a survey Apple put together on why consumers considering an iPhone went with Androidinstead....
The Verge - All Posts

Android Overload: Chart of Apple's Patents and Samsung Devices ...
By Chris Chavez
[Electronista]; Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich now available Bell's LG Optimus 4G LTE via LG Mobile Support Tool. [Bell]; Motorola patents affirmed as FRAND and Apple's antitrust claims dismissed in Apple vs Moto patent trial.
Android Phone Fans

LG Optimus Vu 5-inch phablet headed to ... - Android Community
By Cory Gunther
LG's new Optimus Vu 5-inch phablet smartphone might not be selling as well as Samsung's Galaxy Note, but they have recently announced over 500000 have been.
Android Community

The Simpsons: Tapped Out returns to iOS this week | Joystiq
By JC Fletcher
If you've missed the iOS social game The Simpsons: Tapped Out, it's returning to the App Store this week, after being quickly pulled earlier this year. EA's Peter Moore reports that it'll have enhanced graphics, and content tying in with the ...

T-Mobile SpringBoard Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update ...
By Edwin Kee
Upon its debut in the market, we were happily dancing to the tune of Android 3.2 Honeycomb, a tablet-centric version of the Android operating system before Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich became the unifying factor for both tablets and ... as you can see in the link, it will boast of an improved touch experience which in all probability would be more responsive, doing away with the bug that involves an unrecognized SIM card error, in addition to improved Wi-Fi signal reception.

Motorola rumored to be releasing the Droid Razr HD and Maxx HD ...
By Kelly Hodgkins
According to a rumor out of Hot Hardware, Motorola will release its Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD phones in October . This launch, says Hot Hardware's sources, is a moving target and dependent onMotorola selling enough inventory of the ...

Motorola EX115 - - Find Answers
My Motorola Support ... two-way radios, mobile computers, bar code scanners, OEM, wirelessbroadband networks and other business products and solutions?,7494,8053,/

Device Art Generator | Android Developers
The device art generator allows you to quickly wrap your app screenshots in real device artwork. This provides better visual context for your app screenshots on ...

Apple: People chose Android over the iPhone to stay with carrier ...
Smartphone shipments estimated to reach 1.7 billion in 2017, led by Android ... S III), and androidis much better because it is so much more customizable than iOS . ... but now run completely unattended: joining specified WiFi hotspots or having ..... to cut about 4000 jobs at Motorola Mobility just three months after buying the ...

RealPlayer for Android leaves Beta, hits Google Play - CNET Reviews
Jaymar Cabebe covers mobile apps and Windows software for CNET. While he may be a former host of the Android Atlas Weekly podcast, he doesn't hate iOS ...

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