New Nexus smartphone due but rumors vague

New Nexus smartphone due, but rumors are vague, contradictory (blog)
Nearly a year has passed since Samsung and Google unveiled the Galaxy Nexus (along withAndroid Ice Cream Sandwich), so it's natural to expect a shiny new Nexus-branded smartphone to be announced this month. But here's the problem: The rumor mill is ...

Samsung Galaxy S III Sales Helped by iPhone 5, Patent Trial
PC Magazine
Sales of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III smartphone have not been hurt by the release of Apple's iPhone 5 or Cupertino's big patent win, according to new data from mobile app analytics and marketing firm Localytics. In fact, Galaxy S III sales were ...

Android tablets match the iPad in market share
Of all tablets owned, Amazon's Kindle Fire holds a 21% market share and is therefore the largest single competitor to the device-specific dominance held by the iPad. This has brought speculation that the day of the affordable Android tablet has finally ...

Google Motorola Drops Mobile Patent Lawsuit Against Apple
... to smartphone features. A patent infringement lawsuit filed by Google's Motorola Mobility unit against Apple in August before the U.S. International Trade Commission has been dropped without comment, according to a published report. "Motorola ...


CU L8R BlackBerry 10
RIM is known for its physical QWERTY, and initial reports that the first BlackBerry 10 device would be all-touch filled some smartphone stalwarts with dread; thankfully, unless you're a dyed-in-the-wool thumbboard addict, RIM's on-screen keyboard is ...


RIM Improves PlayBook With OS 2.1
With PlayBook OS 2.1 and the updated version of BlackBerry Bridge, RIM tablet owners will be able to send text and picture messages from their tablet. The messages can be composed ... For example, Android apps running within PlayBook OS can now access ...

A Surface Smartphone From Microsoft? Yes, Please!
Boy Genius Report claimed Tuesday that Microsoft plans to release its own Windows Phone 8 smartphone under the “Surface” name, although the phone's release wouldn't come until the second round or so of Windows Phone 8 devices. That report has ... "I...


HTC One X+, One VX and 8X Are AT&T-Bound
The One X+, announced by HTC on Tuesday, will replace the One X (which launched in May) as the company's flagship Android handset, but on the outside, the One X+ and the One X will remain the same, except in color. The One X was available in a white ...

Parrot adds three more Android-powered Asteroids to its belt
Parrot's Asteroid was one of the first car stereo systems to be based and powered by the Android operating system, but it won't be the last after the Asteroid Smart, the Asteroid Tablet, and the Asteroid Mini join the original later this month ...

Opinion: Apple's iPad mini, developers and the future world of intelligent ...
Computerworld (blog)
The survey claims: 85 percent of 5,562 developers interviewed for the survey are “very interested” in building iOS apps, while interest in building Android apps is in decline. “Android's return to decline in developer interest levels is disconcerting ...

Google's Motorola Mobility Drops ITC Patent Complaint Against ...
By John Paczkowski
An unexpected development in Apple's ongoing patent battle with Google. The search giant'sMotorola Mobility division on Tuesday abruptly withdrew a recent complaint it had brought against Apple with the International Trade Commission.
AllThingsD » John Paczkowski

Motorola Mobility drops ITC patent claim against Apple
By Phone Arena
Motorola Mobility has dropped a patent claim against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission, although the wholly owned Google subsidiary retains the right to refile the claim at another date in the future; Motorola Mobility could have a few ... PhoneArena is looking for new authors to write app reviews and articles for either Android or iOS. .... Android and Samsung are still on top of comScore's latest survey of U.S. market share ... AT&T to exclusively offer the HTC One VX ...
PhoneArena - News

RIM Rolls PlayBook 2.1 Update, Improves BlackBerry Bridge, Data ...
By Matt Burns
... today for the WiFi PlayBook and brings a host of significant improvements. With this update thetablet now sports SMS capabilities through BlackBerry Bridge, data encryption on personal accounts, and improved Android application support.
TechCrunch » Mobile

Motorola Mobility reverses course, withdraws its second ITC ...
By Kelly Hodgkins
Given the litigious relationship between Android handset makers and Apple, this move by the Google-backed Motorola is surprising. The two companies did not reach an agreement as the motion says that “there are no agreements between Motorola and Apple, written or oral, express or implied, concerning the subject matter of this investigation.” Though Motorola hasn't said ... Sprint SamsungGalaxy S III Review: Sprint's tradition of offering a bit more for its customers continues · gs3 ...

Study Shows Android Tablet Market Share Jumping to 48%, iPad ...
By Chris Chavez
Canada's TELUS to also stock the HTC One X+ later. ... Android powers the smartphone that powers the new digit. ... According to new data by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, Android tabletmarket share has finally risen to a respectable 48%, with around 21% of that due to Kindle Fire sales. Apple's ... Keep in mind this data doesn't yet factor in Nexus 7 or the new line of Kindle Fire HD's, but we are confident this number will skyrocket by the end of this year, moving into 2013.
Android Phone Fan

4G in the UK: EE hits switch on network in 10 cities this month
Customers who pre-register or sign up for EE's 4G network will be able to start using4G LTE connectivity in the UK from 30 October, the mobile operator has confirmed. ee-4g. EE said customers in 10 cities ( Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh ...


New Internet Law Gets Hostile Reception in Philippines
New York Times
By FLOYD WHALEY. Published: October 3, 2012. MANILA — A new Internet law went into effect in the Philippines on Wednesday that critics say could lead to imprisonment for simple activities like sharing Facebook and Twitter posts. World Twitter Logo.

4G Android phones go on sale at T-Mobile and Orange
T-Mobile and Orange have started selling 4G Android handsets, although Everything Everywhere, the operator behind those brands, has not yet revealed how much it will be charging for its high-speed LTE services. Phones such as the Samsung Galaxy SIII ...


Internet gaming dominates the agenda at industry confab in Las Vegas
Philadelphia Inquirer
"The reason Internet gambling will inevitably fail to pass Congress is simple: The American people don't want it. Citizens don't support government promoting gambling at the state level either because it has led to higher taxes, more personal debt ...

Philadelphia Inquirer

Internet Addiction Is The New Mental Health Disorder
Internet addiction, or formally, Internet Use Disorder (IUD), may soon be included as an actual mental health disorder, although the authors do say it still needs a lot of additional study. So what are the symptoms of IUD, and maybe more importantly ...

Plan to Pool LTE Patents Takes Shape
Wall Street Journal (blog)
LTE attracted more interest than WiMax from most big wireless communications carriers and is becoming a built-in feature to boost the bandwidth of smartphones, such as Apple's new iPhone 5. Ross says the patents being contributed by the 10 companies ...

Skype Offers Free Wi-Fi in UK, Ireland
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The Microsoft-owned Internet telecom company has teamed up with Wi-Fi specialist, London-based Wicoms Wireless, which was acquired by New York private-equity firm Auster Capital Partners last year. Tech Week Europe explains how the service will work ...

Cyber attackers disrupt Internet in Iran: official
DUBAI (Reuters) - Cyber attackers have targeted Iranian infrastructure and communications companies, disrupting the Internet across the country, a state official was quoted as saying on Wednesday. Iran, the world's No. 5 oil exporter, has tightened ...

4G LTE could spur DDoS, mobile data theft
The rise of 4G LTE networks can bring about security incidents such as distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on corporate and home networks, and data theft on mobile devices, industry watchers say. According to Michela Menting, cybersecurity ...

A new Apple iOS Wi-Fi problem has popped up while others remain unfixed
It turns out that while some of you have been watching videos, playing a game, whatever, on what you thought was a Wi-Fi network, you were actually running up your giant 3G data bill. ... I have wifion all the time but managed to use over 20gb in 1 week.

GOWEX bringing free WiFi to French rail stations, starting with ...
By Terrence O'Brien
In other countries, it's not a given that you'll have high-speed broadband at your disposal while waiting for a train or plane. France is working on it though ... At some point in 2013 (though, the company refused to specify when) the switch will be flipped and tourists in and around the Marseille station will be able to enjoy 512Kbps internet for free. For a few more details ... Nissan NSC-2015 self-driving car with LTE and smartphone connectivity (test-ride with video). 1 hour ago. Panasonic ...

UK 4G Crunch Talks Between Carriers, Regulators Win Speedier ...
By Natasha Lomas
Prior to this agreement, carriers intending to launch LTE networks in the 800MHz and 2.6GHz spectrum bands — due to be auctioned early next year — would have had to wait until autumn 2013 before being able to launch their 4G services. Both O2 and Vodafone intend to bid for spectrum ...This means that more UK consumers will be able to benefit from a competitive market for super-fast mobile broadband sooner than previously possible. The regulator gives two examples of how ...
TechCrunch » Mobile

EU Digital Commissioner requests better European 4G Rollout ...
By Steven Sande
EU Digital Commissioner requests better European 4G Rollout. by Steven Sande Oct 2nd 2012 at 12:00PM. Apple and other device makers keep upping the ante on speed by building support for LTEinto their latest devices, but that's of little ...
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