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  • News: Will Droid Bionic users pay for Lapdock? Analysts skeptical

    An unusual Lapdock accessory for the Motorola Droid Bionic smartphone, which Verizon Wireless started selling on Thursday, can be had for $300.

  • News: Android is smartphone king globally

    The smartphone war seems to have been won definitively by Android, according to the latest data on Android's share of smartphones brought to global market over the past year.

  • News: Google's Ice Cream Sandwich OS to Debut Before December

    Android fans should expect to see Ice Cream Sandwich, the next version of Google's mobile operating system, in October or November, according to Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt. "We have a new [Android] operating system, internally known as Ice Cream Sandwich...which is being released in October/November," Schmidt said during a talk at Salesforce's Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. Schmidt's comments were first reported by Android and Me.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy S II now in Kenya

    More than 6 Million sales later and midst favourable reviews worldwide, the Samsung Galaxy S II is now available in Kenya. The phone was launched Tuesday evening in a cocktail event held at Nairobi's Mercury Lounge. The phone will be available for a recommended retail price of KES 70,000.

  • News: Oracle raises concern over mediation in Google case

    Shortly after agreeing to mediation with Google in its lawsuit over alleged Java patent violations in the Android mobile OS, Oracle has taken issue with the executive Google proposed to represent its side, saying he is not senior enough and was also part of past failed attempts at a resolution.

  • News: Microsoft investigates its own mobile location practices

    Microsoft said this week it is investigating a lawsuit's allegation that the camera application on Windows Phone 7 handsets collects location data from nearby Wi-Fi and cellular networks -- even if the user refuses permission to do so.

  • News: Motorola Droid Bionic: Launch Day Briefing

    Motorola's Droid Bionic is now available from Verizon, making it the first device rocking a dual-core 1GHz processor to hit the carrier's 4G LTE network. The reviews have been largely positive, but there are some reservations about the device's initial price, along with a number of high-priced accessories that could put an even heavier burden on your wallet.

  • News: Smule's MadPad makes music out of anything

    To date, Smule’s helped you use your iPad and iPhone as instruments (Ocarina, Leaf Trombone, Magic Piano), an auto-correcting microphone (I Am T-Pain), and a karaoke machine (Glee). With Thursday’s release of MadPad for iPhone (and MadPad HD for iPad), the music-app-focused company creates a new genre: It helps you capture real world noise and turn those sounds into music.

  • News: 5 Reasons to Get Excited About Windows Phone 7 Mango

    Ever since Microsoft previewed the Windows Phone 7 Mango update back in May, we’ve been eager to get our hands on the next generation of smartphones running Microsoft’s OS. The new phones are slated to arrive this fall, and September has brought some leaks, rumors, and actual confirmed phones. In fact, last week at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin, HTC unveiled the Titan and the Radar, the first of its Mango phones.

  • News: Droid Bionic Accessories: Which Ones Are Worth the Money?

    Want to use your new Droid Bionic smartphone in your car, at your desk, connected to your TV, or as a laptop? Motorola has a dock for you. When I tested these accessories, however, only some proved extremely useful--one just wasn’t up to snuff.

  • News: Amazon cloud SDKs for Android, iOS exit beta testing

    Amazon's SDKs (software development kits) for Android and Apple's iOS have exited the beta testing phase, the company said on Wednesday.

  • News: DoCoMo: Apple lawsuit won't block Japan Samsung tablet

    NTT DoCoMo's CEO said Thursday that the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab next month will not be affected by a patent-infringement lawsuit by Apple.

  • News: Google attacks Apple via HTC

    Armed with new patents transferred from Google, HTC has filed a new lawsuit against Apple and amended two previous legal complaints.

  • Video: Video: tablets, 3D and smartphones - the week in techology, 8/9/11

    IFA Special: Coming up on World Tech Update this week we’re back at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 vanishes from the Samsung booth, poor reviews begin to roll in for the Galaxy Note, Sony intros the Personal 3D Viewer as an alternative to 3D TVs, LG entices gamers with Dual Play, Panasonic focuses on 3D partnerships and camcorders, an interactive shop window could change the look of department stores and a vacuum cleaner is controlled by an iPhone.

  • News: NTT DoCoMo offers tablets on LTE network

    NTT DoCoMo said Thursday it will offer two tablets on its high-speed LTE network, along with streaming video from Hulu's new Japan service.

  • News: Read, annotate and sign PDFs on your iPad with PDF Expert 3

    iPad users can go desktop free when working with PDFs using Readdle’s PDF Expert app, which has now been updated to PDF Expert 3.0.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Click to agree

    One young designer takes on a hefty hunk of Apple legalese and tries to make it friendly. Meanwhile an old school union boss has a beef with Cupertino, but it's not all bad news, as an Arizona-based company has dropped its dispute with 1 Infinite Loop. And we hope you like dissecting innocuous photos for clues, because we've got our fill of that. The remainders for Wednesday, September 7, 2011 are hot on the trail.

  • News: Google offered to split mobile revenue with Sun, papers show

    Google hoped at one time to codevelop Android with Sun, and was prepared to offer Sun a share of its mobile service revenue in return for making Java open source, according to newly released documents in Oracle's lawsuit against Google.

  • News: Oracle, Google execs to head to mediation

    Google and Oracle will send top executives to mediation in front of a magistrate judge, in a last-ditch attempt to settle their differences over Google's use of Java in the Android OS.

  • News: IDW unleashes comics for Apple's iBooks

    Wednesdays are nigh-holy in the comic lover's book--that's when new releases traditionally come out. But this week, comics publisher IDW is trying something different: The company has released its first foray into the iBookstore, rolling out 20 graphic novels using the new fixed-layout ePub format, in an attempt to target new readers.



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