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More Android Opinion

  • Opinion: Pantech Element: Hands On With an LTE Waterproof Tablet

    Though it was leaked a few days ago, it was still exciting to see Pantech's first tablet, the Element, up close and personal. After it was announced at this morning's AT&T Developer Summit, Pantech showed off its waterproof Honeycomb tablet to a select group of press.

  • Opinion: CES 2012: LG Wows with 55-inch OLED TV, 4G Android Phone, and Smart(er) TVs

    LG announced at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012 in Las Vegas a new 4G smartphone running on Verizon's network, as well as a sleeve of thin smart TVs, with 3D compatibility and Google TV on board.

  • Opinion: Huawei Announces Two Razor-Thin Android 4.0 Smartphones

    Huawei on Monday announced two new smartphones running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, one of which the company claims is the "world's slimmest smartphone." "Every millimeter counts," the chairman of Huawei Device, Richard Yu, said when introducing the Ascend P1 S and the thicker Ascend P1. Yu noted that the Huawei brand already has cachet in the Japanese and Chinese markets, but this is the first "hero" or flagship product from Huawei to land in the U.S.

  • Opinion: 6 Tech Bargains for 2012

    Procrastination is not often a virtue but when it comes to electronics, it often is.

  • Opinion: CES 2012: 5 Trends To Watch

    The Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas next Tuesday, and gadget makers are getting ready to show off their latest tech products for the coming year.

  • Opinion: Windows 8 'Clover Trail' Tablets Expected After Mid-2012

    Two more names were added Monday to the growing list of Windows 8 tablet makers: Acer and Lenovo.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy S III May Debut in February

    Samsung is preparing the successor of the Galaxy S II, one of the most popular Android handsets and iPhone rivals to date. The Samsung Galaxy S III is expected to debut in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, while the first photo taken with the phone's camera has been purportedly leaked.

  • Opinion: Five Cool, Free Business Apps for Your New Smartphone

    Did Santa (a.k.a. the boss) bring you a new smartphone this year? Or maybe you decided to make the move from your trusty but aging BlackBerry to an Android phone or iPhone? Whatever the case, it's time to add extra "smart" by stocking your handset with some productivity-boosting business apps.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab Might Get Ice Cream Sandwich After All

    Last week, Samsung released its list of devices that would be getting Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Curiously, the Galaxy S and 7-inch Galaxy Tab were missing from the roster, to which Samsung made a separate statement that the two devices did not have enough memory to run the new OS and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI.

  • Opinion: Kindle Fire Hack Installs Ice Cream Sandwich

    Amazon's Kindle Fire is not only a great way to access Amazon content, soon it may also be a cheap way to get your hands on a tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Android. JackpotClavin, a hacker on the xda developer forum, has released what is being dubbed as a pre-alpha build of Ice Cream Sandwich for the Kindle Fire. But as the term "pre-alpha" suggests this release is still a little buggy and is really targeted for developers who want to help improve how Google's operating system works on the Kindle Fire.

  • Opinion: Google: Android Activations Top 700,000 a Day

    Every day more than 700,000 people sign up for a new Android device, Google's Android chief, Andy Rubin, said late Tuesday via Twitter and Google+. That works out to nearly 5 million new Android users every week, which is about the equivalent of an iPhone 4S opening weekend every seven days. Rubin also clarified that Google's 700,000 activations per day includes new devices only and not resold ones. "We count each device only once," Rubin said in a follow-up post on Google+. "Activations means you go into a store, buy a device, [and] put it on the network by subscribing to a wireless service."

  • Opinion: Flash Player 11.1 Arrives for Android Ice Cream Sandwich

    The first owners of the Galaxy Nexus smartphone can finally enjoy Flash-based websites and videos across the Web. Adobe updated the Flash Player in the Android Market to version 11.1, which supports Google's latest mobile OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).

  • Opinion: Carrier IQ Poses a Threat Despite Good Intentions

    Carrier IQ isn't the bad guy. The mobile device and network diagnostic firm issued a detailed report earlier this week explaining what its software does and how the data is used. However, benign intent doesn't change the fact that the Carrier IQ software infringes on privacy and exposes personal data to unnecessary risk.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Hits Verizon on December 15th

    Better get in line now: Verizon announced that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be available in stores and online starting tomorrow, December 15th. Retailing for $300 with a new two-year contract, the Galaxy Nexus is the first device in the United States to run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

  • Opinion: SMS Fraud Is Not Unique to Android

    Google is yanking a number of apps from the Android Market after discovering that they are fraudulent. Although such apps are more likely to be found with Android than on rival platforms, the concept of fraud is an equal opportunity threat that extends far beyond Android mobile devices.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Uses Android Malware Hysteria to Offer Free Windows Phones

    Microsoft is capitalizing on a recent Android malware scam by giving away free Windows Phones to five Android users with the worst malware horror stories. Ben Rudolph, Microsoft's Windows Phone evangelist, announced the contest on Twitter using the hashtag #droidrage. Microsoft followed Rudolph's lead and publicized the contest on its official Twitter feed.

  • Opinion: iOS 5 Edges Out Android in HTML5 Browser Test

    Although Android Ice Cream Sandwich makes some big leaps in HTML5 browser performance, Apple's iOS 5 is still the king, according to a study by Sencha.

  • Opinion: Nokia Exec: 'Kids Today Fed Up With iPhone, Confused by Android'

    Kids today! You just can't satisfy them. Well, Apple and Google can't--but, apparently, Nokia can.

  • Opinion: Skype Releases New Version of Its App for Android

    A new version of Skype for Android arrived Tuesday that supports video, photo, and file sharing.

  • Opinion: Is Android Open? Not So Much, Study Finds

    Google's Android mobile platform may be based on the open source Linux operating system, but the extent of its own openness has long been a topic of considerable debate.



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