Google shocked the tech world last year when they announced that they would acquire Motorola Mobility for $ 12.5 billion. Shareholders already approved the deal and many in the industry assume it will go through, but there are still a few hurdles left to clear before it becomes official. Motorola provided an update on the progress in yesterday’s earnings report.
In order to be approved antitrust clearances, or waiting period expirations, [Read More...]
I’ve personally had a big beef with carriers, specifically with their contradictory push towards faster mobile networks while providing significantly smaller amounts of data. With the next generation of cellular networks hitting up to 50mbps download speeds today, consumers can reach their 2GB data caps in as little as 5 minutes.
As if that weren’t bad enough, cellular networks have the gumption to tell us how we can and can’t use that data, [Read More...]
The Android Market’s 10 billionth app download has been a hot topic this week. We’ve been talking about all the apps that are on sale to celebrate and which developers are reaping the rewards, but we haven’t really had a chance to take a look at how it all happened. Like what’s the most popular type of app? When is the most popular time to [Read More...]
One of the reasons why the Android platform has experienced such success is due to its openness, which has lead to a wide variety of devices. Ranging from state of the art devices to the most affordable gadgets, there is something for everyone to enjoy. While our attention always focuses on the high-end smartphones and tablets, some affordable devices come around to surprise us every now and then. The Novo7 is [Read More...]
At this point, it’s been pretty well established that Samsung is going to have to make some changes to their devices if they want to avoid any more legal trouble from Apple. But just what kind of changes can they make? They’ve already altered the appearance of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany, but it wasn’t enough to avoid the wrath of Apple’s legal team. Thankfully, Apple has been [Read More...]
Nuance Communications, Inc., the secret sauce behind T-Mobile’s myTouch Genius Button and Dragon Naturally Speaking, have announced their next mobile move. Starting a few weeks back, Nuance began powering the complete voice guidance in turn-by-turn directions for Waze, the social mapping and navigation app. Using their innovative text-to-speech technology (Vocalizer Studio), Waze users in the United States and Canada will also hear traffic alerts, providing peace of mind [Read More...]
The Google Voice app has been updated in the Android Market. The updated includes, among other enhancements, a new widget and a fix for delayed SMS and voicemail notifications.
Here is the full list of changes –
Does not require data connectivity for making calls to all numbers you previously called Warns you when no data connectivity before you compose/send text messages Fix for bug that required to click the voicemail play [Read More...]
New details have emerged for the HTC Kingdom which confirm early rumors and specifications as well as provide new bits of information. According to a leaked ROM Update Utility (RUU) and its build.prop file, we can look forward to seeing this device in multiple carrier iterations. Sprint subscribers will know the device as the Evo Design 4G while Alltel subscribers can expect to see this guy as the HTC [Read More...]