Category: Android News


Should Samsung Buy webOS To Protect Itself From Apple? It Might Make Sense. Here’s Why [Opinion]

Samsung’s in trouble. The Korean electronics giant is being sued by Apple in just about every market for copying Apple’s iOS, iPhone and iPad designs… and Apple’s winning. Worse, Samsung’s biggest mobile partner, Google, just bought out one of their main smartphone competitors, Motorola, for $ 12.5 billion. Now that Google has an Android hardware team in-house, how much longer will third-party smartphone makers like Samsung be given equal access to  [Read More…]

HTC Goes on the Offensive Sues Apple Over Everything

HTC brought out the big guns with their latest patent suit against Apple, suing the Cupertino company for infringing HTC’s new mobile platform: everything.

HTC, much like Apple did with Samsung and the Galaxy Tab, wants an injunction, except the injunction covers nearly the entire gamut of Apple Devices. The suit filed in the U.S. District Court in Delaware accuses Apple of infringing on HTC patents by producing “Accused Apple Products.” These products include laptops,  [Read More…]

The Difference Between Android and iOS Users.

Ever wondered what makes people choose to buy an iPhone. And why others buy Android phones. Well hunch.com has made a comparison between the Android users and iOS users. Check it out after the jump.

 

We delved into our Teach Hunch About You (THAY) questions to figure out what we can learn about Android vs. iPhone users, and our friends at Column Five  [Read More…]

Apple Has Nothing To Fear From Google-Motorola Deal [Analyst]

Now that Google has itself a handset maker and a passel of patents, the Android creator is likely to come gunnin’ for Apple, right? Wrong, say a number of Wall Street analysts, who expect little negative fall-out for the iPhone maker. If anything, the acquisition threatens the chances of any mobile success story outside of the Apple-Android duopoly.

Long-time Apple watcher Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says the deal cements the  [Read More…]

HTC Filed A Lawsuit Against Apple For Patent Infringement

Reuters has just reported that HTC is suing Apple for infringement three of its patents by their devices such as Macs, iPads, iPods, iPhones.

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HTC filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Delaware seeking to stop the sale of Apple infringing devices in the US, HTC also wants  [Read More…]

Why Google’s Purchase Of Motorola Is A White Flag Of Surrender, And How Apple Won The Future of Tech [Opinion]

This morning, Google made a bold move and purchased Motorola’s mobile business for $ 12.5 billion. In doing so, Google brought the hardware design and manufacturing of Android devices in-house, just as Apple has always done with its products, starting with the original Macintosh and continuing all the way to the iPhones and iPads of today.

This is nothing short of a capitulation. By purchasing a smartphone maker, Google has  [Read More…]

Make Way For The gPhone: Google Buys Motorola’s Smartphone Business For $12.5 Billion! [Breaking]

Samsung’s not going to like this: Google has just purchased Motorola Mobility for $ 12.5 billion, finally placing the Android maker on equal footing as Apple when it comes to controlling both the hardware and software of their smartphone platform.

 

Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page announced the buy first thing this morning, saying that they had purchased Motorola Mobility for twelve and a half billion dollars, or $  [Read More…]

Moto Deal Won’t Keep Google Out of Court

Now that Google owns a handset maker, will the $ 12.5 billion deal end Motorola’s patent-infringement complaints against Apple? Not likely, says the Android creator.

“Those lawsuits will continue and will be managed by Motorola as they are now…” Google’s Legal Chief David C. Drummond told reporters. Although he wouldn’t say more about the lawsuits, the Google executive must receive comfort from owning nearly 25,000 patents. The new cache of intellectual  [Read More…]

Android Tablets Not Even Selling as Well as These Forgotten Game Systems?

Remember Panasonic’s 3DO game system back in the mid ’90s? Not surprised if you don’t; it failed miserably and was discontinued after three years, despite being packed with promise and cutting-edge technology. But the three-year sales record of this flop have thus far still managed to handily beat that of Android tablets — all of them. Combined.

Marco Arment, developer of popular read-it-later app (and service) Instapaper, threw together the  [Read More…]

It’s Cheaper And Easier To Get Your iPhone Fixed Than An Android Or BlackBerry [Report]

If you own an iPhone, you’re more likely to get a quick answer from tech support compared to Android and BlackBerry users, which require much more hand-holding, a Friday report suggests.

 

The best tech support calls are the shortest, both for the user and the handset maker. Analytics firm ClickFox found most iPhone problems can be solved in one call. However, 77 percent of Android users require multiple steps and  [Read More…]