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More Android Opinion

  • Opinion: Sprint and T-Mobile Reveal Galaxy S III Release, Price

    Samsung announced last night that its much-anticipated smartphone, the Galaxy S III, is headed to five U.S. carriers later this month. This morning, two of those carriers confirmed availability and pricing of the Galaxy S III.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy SIII Teardown Reveals Some Interesting Secrets

    We're immensely jealous of our friends over at iFixit and Chipworks who got their hands on the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy SIII. Doing what they do best--tearing things apart to show you how to fix them yourself--the two teams give us a look inside Samsung's monstrous new phone. While I'm not going to cover every single thing that iFixit and Chipworks found inside of the phone--you can see that for yourself on their website--here are some of the highlights.

  • Opinion: Hotspot Shield Comes To Android, Keeps Your Mobile Browsing Secure

    With mobile phones becoming a bigger and bigger target for would-be data thieves, it's important to make sure your information is safe. On Thursday, Anchorfree released the Android version of Hotspot Shield, giving Android users another tool for protecting themselves.

  • Opinion: Play Safe Android App Gives Kids a Smartphone Sandbox

    As I'm sure you know, hassles often extend beyond the PC.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy S III: Review Roundup

    The Samsung Galaxy S III arrives this week in Europe and the first reviews are in to give you an idea about what to expect from the phone when it hits the US shores. Samsung and wireless carriers have yet to announce when the Samsung will be available here in the US.

  • Opinion: R.I.P. Cisco Cius--Another Tablet Bites the Dust

    Cisco is pulling the plug on its Cius tablet. Despite the fact that the Cius never really went head to head with more consumer-centric tablets, the Cisco device is nevertheless the latest victim of the iPad's dominance.

  • Opinion: Google+ Android App Can Start Hangouts With Ease, Gets New Look

    The Google+ app for Android just received a big update that simplifies the way users can start Hangout video chats from their phones.

  • Opinion: Share Smartphone Photos Wirelessly To Your PC With Bump

    Bump for iOS and Android makes it easy to move photos from handsets to PCs with a new Web-based tool that transfers smartphone photos to your desktop with just one tap of your spacebar. The new tool doesn't rely on a shared network or Bluetooth to transfer files. Instead, Bump uses geolocation capabilities on your phone and your PC browser to send photos to the cloud and then download them to your desktop. This is similar to how Bump's smartphone app transfers contacts and photos between mobile devices.

  • Opinion: Why Office for iPad Is Inevitable

    The rumor is back. There are new reports that Microsoft is developing a version of the Microsoft Office suite for Apple’s iOS operating system--and perhaps the Android mobile operating system as well. I don’t know if the latest speculation is accurate or not, but it makes sense because it’s in Microsoft’s best interests to do so.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy SIII Available June 1 from Amazon for $800

    Consumers who want to be among the first in the U.S. to own Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone on June 1 will pay a steep price. Amazon is now taking U.S. pre-orders for the flagship Android device and bitter iPhone rival for $800 unlocked, but the price tag is not the only thing you should be weary of.

  • Opinion: Delete Linked Calendar Entries In Android

    The calendar on Jstanaway's Android phone displays appointments that he never made--hundreds of them from someone else's calendar. He can't delete them. He asked the Answer Line forum for advice.

  • Opinion: More Smartphones, Apps in Use in the U.S.

    One in two U.S. mobile subscribers now has a smartphone, fueling the American appetite for apps, according to a Nielsen study. In the past year, the average number of apps on a smartphone has increased from 32 to 41, a 28 percent jump, according to the research.

  • Opinion: Kingsoft Office for Android Brings Free Document Editing to Your Mobile Devices

    A few months back I called Kingsoft Office the best Microsoft Office alternative you've never heard of. Now Kingsoft is making waves again with a mobile version of that impressive suite.

  • Opinion: Color App Streams Live Video to Facebook Friends on Verizon

    Photo sharing might be all the rage these days, but Verizon’s exclusive Color app for Facebook lets you broadcast live video to your friends and family. The app takes advantage of Verizon’s 4G LTE network, allowing you to stream up to 30 seconds of live video.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone Smokes Android, iPhone, But No One Wants It

    During Microsoft's recent Smoked by Windows Phone challenge, Microsoft-based devices were almost always faster at completing everyday tasks compared to Android and iPhone handsets. But even the fastest Windows Phone can't run away from the fact that nobody's buying Microsoft-powered handsets.

  • Opinion: Facebook Messenger Gets More Transparent

    Facebook Messenger is increasing transparency and at the same time making it harder to ignore someone's text message without the other person knowing.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy S III: Battle of the Big Displays

    Samsung one-upped itself and gave the Galaxy S III one of the biggest displays available for smartphones. It's the latest example of a trend by iPhone competitors to push larger screen sizes to differentiate themselves. The first Galaxy S phone had a 4-inch screen, and Samsung moved up to 4.3-inch on the SII. The S III, with its 4.8-inch screen, or the HTC One X's 4.7 inches, dwarf the iPhone, which has had a a 3.5-inch since 2007.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy S III: Watch Live Video Feed of the Announcement

    The hotly anticipated next generation Samsung Galaxy phone will make its debut today at 11 AM PT/2 PM ET in London. Not in the UK? No worries, you can watch the announcement unfold on a livestream hosted on Samsung Mobile’s Facebook page. PCWorld’s sibling publication from across the pond, PC Advisor, is at the event and will have a live blog hosted on PCWorld.

  • Opinion: RIM, Ditch the BlackBerry Bold Look

    BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is swatting down reports that its upcoming BlackBerry 10 phones won't use physical keyboards.

  • Opinion: RIM Owns Up To Fake Apple Protest in Australia

    Research In Motion admitted Tuesday that it was behind a staged protest outside a Sydney, Australia Apple Store last week.



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