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Android tablets: Training wheels for Windows 8 tablet makers
Most of the major Android tablet makers have announced Windows RT models very similar to those already being sold with Android. Samsung, Asus, Acer, and Lenovo together account for many of the Android tablets on the market, and all have announced ...


Nexus 7 claimed to be best-selling Android tablet ever
The Nexus 7 has eclipsed other Android tablets like the ASUS Transformer series andSamsung's Galaxy Tab, as well as the budget-friendly tablets like the Kindle Fire HD and the NOOK Tablet from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, respectively. But even the ...


How the Samsung Galaxy S3 finally helped me fall in love with Android
San Jose Mercury News
As the iPhone changed the world, I clung desperately to my BlackBerry for several years. Before that, when the iPod was revolutionizing music, I still ... And that became a gateway for me becoming a deeper Apple users: a Macbook, Apple TV, and iPad. We ...

Motorola Mobility GT-3 ABR Transcoder Breaks Gigapixel Barrier
Sacramento Bee
HORSHAM, Pa., Oct. 15, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- At the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Motorola Mobilitywill introduce the Motorola GT-3 ABR Transcoder—the industry's only 3-gigapixel ABR transcoder. The Motorola GT-3 uses the latest silicon technology and ...

Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update arrives in Sweden
The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 has reared its head again in Europe, where approximately three weeks ago, it turned up in Poland, but has now arrived in Sweden. For folks living in Europe, you might want to keep your fingers...


BYOD Accelerates Rise of Smartphone and Tablet Leaders
Wireless Week
BYOD is boosting the ascendancy of iOS and Android devices. Previous preferences for or insistence on RIM's BlackBerry, with its associated BES infrastructure, has been substantially eroded or eliminated by sheer force of popular demand for iPhones, ...

What If Google Allowed Android And Motorola To Share Secrets
Fast Company
Google considers Android, its smartphone and tablet operating system, an extension of its primary business, advertising. It gives the software to device makers such as Samsung and HTC for free, in the hopes that those firms' customers will flock to ...

Fast Company

Amazon in talks to buy TI mobile chip arm: paper
Com Inc is in advanced talks to buy the supplier of processors for its Kindle tablet computer, Israeli financial newspaper Calcalist reported on Monday, in what could mark a step in the company's ambitions in the smartphone sector. The report said any ...

Microsoft announces Xbox Music streaming service for Windows Phone 8 ...
Mobile Burn
In an effort to combat Spotify, Xbox Music will also stream music on Windows 8, Windows Phone8, Android and, Apple iOS devices. Microsoft announced that Xbox Music will deliver an "all-in-one" music streaming solution that challenges Pandora, Spotify, ...

Expect Google To Grow 21% YoY In Third Quarter: Citigroup
The September quarter is Google's first full reported quarter with Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc (NYSE:MMI). That's why Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) researchers Mark Mahaney and Rohit Kulkarni expect the Q3 results to be messy. However, Citigroup maintains ...


Switched On: Android's tablet troubles -- Engadget
By Ross Rubin
Alas for Google, sales of Android tablets have been lackluster and several PC-centric licensees -- including Acer, Dell, Lenovo, Sony, Toshiba and even Android standard-bearer Samsung -- are hoping to improve their standing in the tablet ... The Nexus 7 served to raise the profile of Android tablets, but hasn't moved the needle dramatically and of course has had almost no impact on where the real volume has been in terms of the iPad and the hybrid-honed ambitions of PC vendors.

Move Over, LG: Sony's New “Nexus X” Smartphone Reportedly ...
By Chris Velazco
XperiaBlog happened upon photos of a Sony-made “Nexus X” smartphone on Picasa (where more than a few devices are outed ahead of schedule), which jibe well with an earlier report claiming Google was working on Nexus hardware with a ... The so-called Nexus X naturally appears to run an untouched version of Android unlike its cousins, though exactly which is nearly impossible to discern since it's far from final — the missing Google search bar and app labels attest to that.

Google Nexus 7 is retailers best selling Android tablet ever | Android ...
By Dave LeClair
Carphone Warehouse announced that in the short time it has carried the Google Nexus 7, it has quickly become its best-selling Android tablet. This is not them calling it the best-selling Android tablet currently; it is the best-selling one in the ...
Android Community

Sony Nexus X smartphone images leaked
By Dan Graziano
And now alleged images belonging to Sony's (SNE) Nexus X smartphone were uploaded to Picasa on Sunday that show on-screen navigation keys and an unskinned version of Android. It has been reported that Google will announce its ...
BGR: The Three Biggest Letters In Tech

Samsung once again pushing out Jelly Bean ... - Android Central
By Alex Dobie
Samsung has once again started rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for its flagshipsmartphone, the Galaxy S3. The update first landed in Poland a few weeks back, before being sent out to Korean S3 owners last week. However, the ...
Android Central - Android Forums,...

FBI issues Android warning - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
Two malware attacks illustrate the dangers of a wide-open development environment Illustration via Marco Ramilli FORTUNE -- Developers often complain about the hoops Apple (AAPL) makes them jump through to get their wares into the ...
Fortune Tech: Technology blogs,...

Americans Paying More for LTE Service
New York Times
BERLIN — Does LTE, the superfast wireless service based on Long Term Evolution technology, cost too much in the United States? A recent study by the research arm of the GSM Association, a group based in London that represents mobile operators, ...

Optus shows fastest speeds in Sydney 4G test
Sydney Morning Herald
If you happen to live in Marrickville and use Optus for your 4G smartphone, you're in luck. Optus customers in the inner-west suburb have among the fastest mobile internet download speeds in Sydney, a road test by Fairfax Media, publisher of this ...

Cavium to Showcase LTE Small Cell, Wireless HD Video and OTT Applications ...
Sacramento Bee
Now celebrating its 12th year, the event is the only place to meet the entire broadband industry in one place at one time. ... This cost-effective LTE plus WiFi solution scales from 16 to 64 simultaneous LTE users and supports numerous LTE frequency bands.

Kiwis' internet smartphone usage tops 2.5m
National Business Review
BUSINESSDESK: Smartphones users are in the majority for the first time in New Zealand, with more than half of all Kiwis using their mobile phone to access the internet, government figures show. The number of mobile broadband subscribers rose 34% to 2.5 ...

Voice over LTE now 'ready for widespread commercial deployment'
After Qualcomm and Ericsson announced the handover of a voice call from the '4G' standard to 3G back in February, Huawei and T-Mobile Austria – and Qualcomm again – have revealed a much smoother transition that should actually lead to commercial ...


Aeronet to deploy TD-LTE in 2013 following 2.5GHz spectrum award
Aeronet Wireless Broadband, a provider of fixed broadband services to business customers in Puerto Rico, has been given access to 2.5GHz band wireless spectrum under a long-term lease transfer by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). ... and ...

Airspan achieves LTE certification in Russia
"This also enables customers wishing to deploy 4G in the 3.x band today, to deploy a WiMAXnetwork, build a customer base and migrate to LTE when approved by the Russian Ministry," said the company. "Airspan is aggressively pursuing a central role in ...

Skydiver's 24-mile, 9-minute outer space jump a spectacular Internet hit
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
This image provided by Red Bull Stratos shows pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria as he jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, Baumgartner ...

LG to Roll Out Android 4.1 to Optimus LTE II, Optimus G by Year's End
By Matt Brian
LG has detailed its Android Jelly Bean upgrade process, alerting customers that the Optimus LTE II and Optimus G will be the first devices to receive it. ... SKOREA-US-IT-INTERNET-GOOGLE · What Google+ Needs to Do to Kill Facebook ...
The Next Web

The UN Is About To Tax The Internet – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert ...
By dick
Watch the video and also please read the column below today's video entitled “US Ambassador:Internet Fee Proposal Gaining Momentum”. Tune in! Sign The Petition Against A UN Imposed Tax On... “We support efforts to grow broadband markets–not just divvying a static pie of revenue between operators and governments,” Kramer said in a speech in Washington hosted by the Telecommunications Industry Association. Democrats and Republicans in the United States are united ...

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