Category: Android News


AT&T will NOT acquire T-Mobile, issues statement blaming government interference

AT&T will NOT acquire T-Mobile, issues statement blaming government interference

The acquisition that wasn’t is now official – AT&T will not complete its planned acquisition of T-Mobile USA. Following continued opposition from the U.S. Department of Justice and FCC, AT&T has abandoned its purrsuit of T-Mobile  [Read More…]

Google’s Galaxy Nexus Ninja 8-bit game is a perfect way to spend a lunch break

Google’s Galaxy Nexus Ninja 8-bit game is a perfect way to spend a lunch break

Since it first unveiled the Nexus line of phones, Google has commissioned some wonderful ninja-themed unboxing videos. The first was merely just entertaining, while the second  [Read More…]

Communication experts at Nuance acquire Vlingo to speed up innovation

google-voice-phone-blah

In the relatively new natural language, voice-enabled virtual assistant industry, Nuance is an old player. Not only does the company provide their own voice-enabled software for multiple mobile platforms, they are the backbone behind Apple’s Siri. Clearly, Nuance saw the potential in natural voice powered applications before they were all the rage. But with today’s purchase of Vlingo based around the desire to speed up innovation and meet customer demand, they  [Read More…]

ITC preliminary ruling finds Motorola does infringe on one of Microsoft’s patents

lego-lawyer-gun-briefcase

Here we go again. Hot off the news of the ITC’s decision in favor of Apple in its case against HTC, the ITC has announced a preliminary ruling in Microsoft’s patent infringement case against Motorola. The preliminary judgment indicates that Motorola’s Android devices do infringe on Microsoft’s patent (#6,370,566) which entails “a mobile device which provides the user with the ability to schedule a meeting request from the mobile device itself.”  [Read More…]

Any.Do, a gorgeous to-do list Android app, adds tablets and missed calls. More sync options coming

Any.Do, a gorgeous to-do list Android app, adds tablets and missed calls. More sync options coming

Any.Do doesn’t have as many features some other to-do apps for Android, so how has it managed to get so much universal praise and  [Read More…]

Andy Rubin says there are now over 700,000 Android devices activated every day

Andy Rubin

Andy Rubin just let loose a new number on Google+, stating “There are now over 700,000 Android devices activated every day”.  That’s a whole lot of Android phones and tablets.  In fact, that’s 4,900,000 per week, 19,600,000 per month, and a whopping 235,200,000!  With Android currently having over 200 million active devices, that means we’ll be close to 500 million Android phones and tablets having been sold and activated by next December  [Read More…]

Verizon in the midst of yet another major data outage

Verizon outage

Update: Looks like data’s starting to come back for some of us. Still no word from Verizon yet.

Well, that’s no good. Verizon Wireless is dead in the water this morning for what appears to be, well, most everybody this morning. 3G data … dead. 4G data … dead. Pick a 3G/4G LTE phone. It’s dead. Phone calls can still be made, which means we’re not overly worried about public  [Read More…]

Microsoft wins initial ruling on one patent in their fight with Motorola, loses on six others

Motorola

Microsoft has won a partial victory in their dispute with Motorola over patents, but it’s far from the outcome they would have liked.  The International Trade Commission has ruled that some Motorola products infringe on one of Microsoft’s patents. The same judge found no infringement of the six other Microsoft patents.  This is just like the outcome of the Apple v. HTC mess that was decided just yesterday, and while on the surface  [Read More…]

App tells you who’s updating your Galaxy Nexus, can’t tell you whether to care

Galaxy Nexus update checker

Fun fact: There are more versions of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus floating around, software-wise, than you’re probably aware of, even when it comes to the GSM version. The basic rule here is that if you have the yakju version of the Galaxy Nexus, it’s GSM, and mysid is CDMA/LTE, in the case of the Verizon Galaxy Nexuxs. But there actually are regional differences as well, so you might see  [Read More…]

How to manually update your GSM Galaxy Nexus with the Android 4.0.2 OTA

Galaxy Nexus update

So Android 4.0.2’s starting to roll out to the GSM version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. But maybe you don’t want to wait? (We sure don’t.) Here’s how to easily flash the update to your phone, same as we did for the volume bug update. Note that this won’t erase anything, and it’s really no different than if you sat back and waited.

Note that this is for stock  [Read More…]