FCC Forces Verizon to Allow Android Tethering Apps

FCC Forces Verizon to Allow Android Tethering Apps
New York Times (blog)
Thanks to a government investigation, a large number of Verizon Wireless customers will be able to download apps that share a smartphone's Internet connection with other devices, a feature known as tethering. And they won't have to pay monthly fees to the ...

New York Times (blog)

Raspberry Pi to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
ZDNet (blog)
So far, the port is going well. Hardware-accelerated graphics and video are a go. AudioFlinger (Google's audio system for Android devices) support is the only major missing piece at the moment, according to the foundation. Here's a quick demonstration: ...

Verizon to Allow Third-Party Tethering Apps on Android Phones
PCWorld (blog)
This request -- that Google block third-party tethering apps on its Google Play store -- ignored the FCC net neutrality conditions that Verizon agreed to when it bid on, and won, a large chunk of mobile broadband spectrum in 700MHz auctions in 2008, Free ...

Android 4.0 to flavor Raspberry Pi
The developer of the computer on a stick is hard at work bringing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the $35 device. ... The developer is also working on a couple of other issues before the Android port can be made available for Pi owners to play with.

Analytics Startup Says Two-Thirds of iOS Apps Are Never Downloaded
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Android analytics will come in the fourth quarter, but for now Apptrace collates iOS data from the 155 countries where the App Store is present… Some of the statistics uncovered by Apptrace could reveal why so many apps remain unloved and undownloaded.

Microsoft to Motorola: The way to 'patent peace'
In a blog post yesterday, Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith and deputy general counsel Horacio Gutierrez said that Motorola Mobility parent Google "mounted a public relations and lobbying campaign deflecting attention from its refusal to honor its ...

Microsoft Hopes to Settle With Motorola, but Only on Its Own Terms
Microsoft feels that it has the upper hand in its patent battle with Google-owned Motorola Mobility and wants to put an end to the fight, but only as long as a broad agreement is signed, the company said ina blog post on Tuesday. A victory at the U.S. International Trade ... Just as companies like Samsung Electronics and HTC previously have, Motorola should sign a license agreement with Microsoft with for its Android-based devices, the Redmond software maker said. But if Motorola wants to bring an end to the ...

Google Bans Third-Party Android Billing
Escapist Magazine
Android developers are now required to use Google Play's billing system for app and in-app purchases. There's a bit of a trade-off when it comes to an open-source platform. On the one hand, there's lots of creative freedom to experiment with software and ...

New Broadband Customers Help Comcast Earnings
New York Times (blog)
Comcast added 156000 high-speed Internet customers in the three months that ended June 30, helping to bolster its net income by 32 percent and underscoring the company's continuing transition from cable giant to broadband provider. On Wednesday, the ...

Verizon to pay $1.25M FCC fine; forced to allow tethering apps
CNET (blog)
The FCC has been investigating Verizon's business practices for the last 10 months to make sure that its 4G LTE service complies with so-called open access rules that were established as part of the 700 MHz spectrum auction in 2008. Verizon is using this spectrum to offer its ...Marguerite Reardon has been a CNET News reporter since 2004, covering cell phone services,broadband, citywide Wi-Fi, the Net neutrality debate, as well as the ongoing consolidation of the phone companies. Follow @maggie_reardon ...

Let my Wi-Fi go: FCC rules Verizon can't charge for Wi-Fi tethering
The bottom line is that you will once more be able to freely share your Verizon 4G broadband connection over Wi-Fi with your other devices and your friends, co-workers, and family's devices. Verizon started closing the doors to tethering in the spring of 2011.


Google Cracks Down on Deceptive Android Apps
Google sent out an email to its developer community with news that Google Play is undergoing policy changes to crack down on shady behavior in the Android market. Google has ... SEE ALSO: Game of Phones: How the World Downloads iOS, Android Apps ...

Motorola ELECTRIFY(TM) 2 and DEFY(TM) XT Launch on US Cellular
MarketWatch (press release)
CHICAGO, Aug 1, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) andMotorola Mobility today announced two new Android(TM)-powered smartphones to the carrier's lineup. Motorola ELECTRIFY(TM) 2, the ... "Customers who purchase Motorola ELECTRIFY 2 or DEFY XT will not only enjoy a new cutting-edge Android-powered smartphone, but will also get the best customer experience," said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. "A mobile phone should ...

Android 4.2 Key Lime Pie Features: Most Wanted
It's generally agreed that the next version of Android will be called Key Lime Pie, in Google's confectionary-based naming tradition, will bear the number 4.2 or 5.0, and will arrive in the first half of 2013. There's a wait ahead, but here's what we hope it'll bring.


Always arrive on time with Twist for iOS
ZDNet (blog)
Instead of having to call or text each of them to check in, you open the FMF iOS app and see them represented as dots on a map. But that is the extent of Find My Friends. You can locate people on a map, but can't tell if they're suddenly caught in traffic, or if ...

ZDNet (blog)

ComScore: US Smartphone Penetration 47% In Q2; Android Remains Most ...
I think part of the story here has to do with feature phones continuing to be replaced by smartphones: the table above takes both into account, and Samsung (down to 25.6%), LG (18.8%) and Motorola (11.7%) all sell a mix of feature and smartphonedevices. ... Apple remains in second position with 32.4% share, but even without a new device on the market, it's actually grown its share the most of any other platform — meaning that for one reason or another consumers continue to grow their engagement on the iOS ...


After Using An Android Phone For A Month, I Can Tell The iPhone Has One ...
Business Insider
I've spent a few weeks with the Galaxy S III, which is arguably the best Android smartphone on the market. After picking up an iPhone after using the Galaxy S III for a week, the iPhone feels very, very ... Most importantly, these phones also come with 4G LTE, the latest wireless technology that is fast enough to stream an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 game — which look so good that they would normally require a very powerful console to run. This is just the home screen experience, too. You can go deeper — messaging, ...

Business Insider

iPad Dominates Tablets, But Nexus 7 Helps Boost Android
PC Magazine
"The absolute number of tablets out there is growing by leaps and bounds, so both Android andiOS are gaining users," Royal Pingdom said. In North America, the iPad has 87.5 percent of the tablet market, while Android has 10.5 percent. Tablet share is ...

Fujitsu, NEC, Docomo launch smartphone chipmaker
Access Network Technology will aim to gain 7 percent of the global market share forsmartphone chips by 2014, Fujitsu said. The new company will also research products for high-speed Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks and next generation network ...

Perfectly Clear for Android makes your pictures look right
The interface has been redesigned from the iOS version for better workflow and the processing has been reengineered to take full advantage of newer Android devices, giving it a performance advantage over using Perfectly Clear on an iPhone or iPad.

Broadband Growth ups Comcast Profit 32%
Fox Business
s (CMCSA, CMCSK) second-quarter net profit increased 32% as growth at its broadband, business services and advertising divisions helped support more modest revenue gains at the cable distributor's video subscription business. Comcast again reported a ...

Sophos Mobile Security for Android Now Being Offered for Free at Google Play
The Droid Guy
Sophos Mobile Security app for Android is now available at Google Play Store for free. Security software and hardware vendor Sophos announced several months ago that it will go in an all-out war against malicious codes and apps designed for Android ...

Google tightens up Android app policies, bans intrusive ads
The new Google Play rules specifically target ads in Android applications deemed misleading or intrusive, including (but not limited to) promotions that "simulate or impersonate system notifications or warnings" or "make changes to the functioning of the user's device outside the ad" by ... In addition, all premium Android apps optimized for Jelly Bean and future Androidversions are encrypted with a device-specific key before they are delivered and stored on thesmartphone or tablet, a move to reduce app piracy.

Second Tablet With Google's Android 4.1 Ships for Around $125
PCWorld (blog)
Prices are dropping on tablets running Android 4.1 OS, with Indian company Karbonn Mobiles announcing a tablet priced at around US$125 and using Google's latest OS, which is code-named Jelly Bean. The Smart Tab 1 tablet is the second with Android 4.1 ...

3G wireless resellers offer bargains for smartphone users
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon advises readers looking for inexpensive smartphone plans to consider prepaid services that use bigger carriers' nationwide 3G networks. Marguerite .... But if you have access to Wi-Fi most of the time, you won't really need hot spot functionality or 4G LTE speeds. .... LTE. It costs $150 with a two-year contract on Verizon's Web site, and it comes with the updated version of HTC Sense software and Google'sAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

Verizon in the Red - FCC Fines $1.2 Mil Over Tethering
Android users who rooted their device in order to utilize tethering apps and features have, in the past, caused a headache for carriers due to their mounting data consumption without being off-set by the additional fee. Custom Android ROMs for root users now frequently come with the tethering feature built into the OS. The ruling also establishes an important precedent for smartphone users on all carriers. ... Next article » · Android and iOS: Why the operating system matters when buying a smartphone. Advertisement ...

Is Samsung Leaving Android for Windows Phone 8?
The first phone, currently referred to as the “Odyssey,” comes with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor from Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), and is apparently described as an “iconic smartphone” with4G LTE. (How can something be iconic before it is even released ...

LTE Smartphones and Tablets Drive Increased Data Usage of Both Cellular and ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The data also demonstrates how the adoption of LTE is encouraging users to migrate their usage of applications that were previously largely restricted to Wi-Fi onto 4G LTE networks. Contrary to common assumptions, iPhone users actually ... In fact, Informa's analysis reveals that a cellular-only measurement of user demand can understate Android and iOS smartphone-originated traffic by a factor of several multiples in the world's most advanced Wi-Fi markets. "Mobidia's data shows that Wi-Fi is now established as ...

Sony backpedals on Android 4.1 upgrade statement, is now 'actively ...
By Joseph Volpe
To the Japanese electronics giant's credit, it has been pretty transparent and diligent about delivering ICS updates to its elder smartphone progeny, so we have plenty of reason to remain cautiously optimistic Google's newest OS will make the ...

Amazon brings Instant Video app to iPad. Android next? — Mobile ...
By Kevin C. Tofel
In June, the company launched an iOS version of its Amazon Cloud Player, bringing local and streaming support for Amazon music libraries. It's an interesting play because Amazon has typically kept certain apps for media playback either on Android devices or on its own device, the Kindle Fire. In fact, although the Kindle Fire is based on Android, it's surprising that Amazon's Instant Video is coming first to the iPad and not Android phones or tablets, such as the Nexus 7. Instant Video ...

Android 4.0 is coming! | Raspberry Pi
By eben
Naren has been working on a port of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) to Raspberry Pi, and as you can see from the screenshots and video below, he's been making great progress. Hardware-accelerated graphics and video have been up ...
Raspberry Pi

iOS developer Readdle celebrates its 5th anniversary | TUAW - The ...
By Megan Lavey-Heaton
iOS developer Readdle celebrates its 5th anniversary. by Megan Lavey-Heaton Aug 1st 2012 at 10:00AM. A few weeks after the debut of the original iPhone in 2007, Readdle's first product, a web service for reading documents, launched.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Spice up your Android apps with Google's vibrator service ...
By William J. Francis
Learn how to use Android's vibrator service to improve your app's UI and cause the device to shake and implement repeating, meaningful pat. ... PHOTO GALLERY (1 of 18) Cracking Open the Apple iPad 2012 (Wi-Fi + 4G... Most experimental ...
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Do You Use Your Big Ass Smartphone to Watch Porn?
By Molly Oswaks
Over the weekend, I met two individuals— on two separate occasions—both of whom were proud owners of a Samsung Galaxy S3. A huge ass phone with a huge ass screen. Why would you ever want such a giant phone, I asked, incredulous.

Android 4.0 gets baked into Raspberry Pi | Android Community
By Shane McGlaun
If you're a big fan of the small Android-powered Raspberry Pi computer, you'll be tickled to death to hear the latest news. This tiny little credit card sized.
Android Community

Report: LTE subscribers use more data in over-the-top content apps ...
U.S. LTE Android smartphone customers use more data on over-the-top applications such as Netflix and Hulu than their non-LTE peers, according to a new research report, giving credence to the notion that subscribers with a faster connection and lower latency will ... The study, conducted by Informa Telecoms & Media and Mobidia, a mobile data solutions vendor, found that most customers using the applications--Dropbox, Hulu, Netflix and YouTube--did so usingWi-Fi connections.

Microsoft, Motorola patent settlement proposed
By Brad Reed
At least, that's the message Microsoft was apparently trying to send to Motorola on Tuesday when two of its lawyers posted a message on the company's official blog asking the Google (GOOG) owned device manufacturer ever-so-nicely to come up ... “As we have said before, we are seeking solely the same level of reasonable compensation for our patented intellectual property that numerous other Android distributors — both large and small — have already agreed to recognize in our ...
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Linux Today - Android gaming tablet Wikipad sheds 3D, grows to 10"
First, on the hardware itself, yesterday VentureBeat shared some exclusive specs. The hardware of the tablet (setting aside the controller attachment) seems solid. The Wikipad is now a 10.1" tablet with a 1280x800 IPS display. Inside is a ...

Android 4.0 port for the Raspberry Pi $35 mini PC - Liliputing
By Brad Linder
Email. The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive, low-power computer designed to run Linux and other open source operating systems. It has a 700 MHz ARM11 processor, 256MB of RAM, and an SD card slot for storage. The Raspberry Pi may not ...

Mitt's VP - Android Apps on Google Play
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Nextel and Motorola Mobility Launch the Motorola i867 Ferrari ...
This new PTT smartphone stands out with its superb design inspired by the Ferrari 458 ...Motorola i867 is the newest Android™-powered Push To Talk smartphone ... With Motorola Mobility's iDEN technology, the handset offers instantaneous ... The handset comes with integrated GPS, corporate connectivity and Wi-Fi®.

App Store - IKEA Catalog
The first iPhone version was launched 2009 and just like the printed 2013 IKEA catalog, the iOSversion is packed with inspiration and well-designed home ...

Android.Ackposts | Symantec
Android.Ackposts is a Trojan horse for Android devices that steals the Contacts information from the compromised device and sends it to a predetermined ...

Android Cedes Ground to iOS in US Smartphone Market - AllThingsD
Google's Android mobile operating system still owns more than half the U.S. smartphonemarket, but it's beginning to lose ground to Apple's iOS. New research ...

American Tower's Q2 Lifted By Growth Of Mobile Devices
Investor's Business Daily
By BRIAN DEAGON, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Global demand for wireless services continues to fuel cell tower providers, as American Tower early Wednesday reported 17% second-quarter sales growth. The results for the operator of cell towers were largely ...

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