comScore report shows Android still in US OS smartphone platform lead

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

U.S. analytics firm comScore has just released its report on smartphone subscriber market share in the U.S. covering February 2015. And the figures show that “Apple ranked as the top [...]

Lenovo gotta lotta Moto

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Lenovo’s decision to purchase the Motorola smartphone division has been more than vindicated with its latest Q32014-15 results, which beat business analyst consensus and showed Motorola [...]

Motorola’s ‘Duet’ tells a story as only a smartphone can

By Chris Meadows
November 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

I was just answering a message on Google Hangouts in my Moto X when I saw a blue stylized figure of a ballet dancer dance across the bottom of the screen. It left a glowing blue circle that I tapped [...]

Republic Wireless offers affordable hybrid VOIP/cell smartphone service

By Chris Meadows
April 18, 2014 // 3 Comments

I’d previously mentioned switching to an Android smartphone with Virgin Mobile, and enjoying it as far as it went. However, lately my Virgin Mobile phone went belly-up. I’d already promised [...]

Ashton Kutcher to help develop mobile devices for Lenovo

By Chris Meadows
March 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Ashton Kutcher is taking his resemblance to Steve Jobs to a whole new level. Re/code reports that Lenovo has hired Kutcher on as a user interface engineer for its new tablet and smartphone products. [...]

Google continues working on Ara modular smartphone project

By Chris Meadows
February 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

Google might have sold Motorola, but it turns out it hung onto the part of the company that’s been working on its Project Ara modular smartphone design. Time has an extensive feature about the [...]

Google sells Motorola phone business, keeps patent portfolio

By Chris Meadows
January 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Well, there’s an example of comedic timing for you. Just the other day, Gizmodo speculated that Google might kill off the Nexus line of tablets and phones in favor of “Google Play Edition” [...]

Motorola announces modular smartphone system similar to Phonebloks concept

By libertyc
October 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Remember that Phonebloks idea I covered last month, in which someone proposed a LEGO-style creation system for smartphones, in which people could build their preferred phones out of just the parts [...]

Google's WIMM Labs acquisition flags prospects for wrist e-readers

By libertyc
August 31, 2013 // 0 Comments

The news that Google has quietly been the owner for a year now of smartwatch startup WIMM Labs confirms the prospects for a new generation of smart wrist devices that I highlighted earlier in [...]

Google Nexus 5 Now Rumored To Be Compact 4.5-Incher With CCD Camera

By Adrian Diaconescu
March 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Shopping for a high-end smartphone these days is surely not easy, with so many ever-so-slightly different devices battling it out for a place in our hearts. But what about six or nine months from [...]

Apple wants to defend developers from Lodsys, halt sale of Galaxy Tab and Xoom tablets

By libertyc
August 11, 2011 // 2 Comments

Ars Technica reports that Apple is again stepping up to the plate to defend its developers from patent troll Lodsys, stating in its most recent filing that it has every right to intervene in [...]

Motorola XOOM tablet on sale at Woot

By libertyc
July 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

Woot has this 10.1″ tablet on sale for $399.  It comes with 33GB and WiFi and uses Android 3.1 (Honeycomb). You can find all the details [...]

Android tablet field gets further crowded

By libertyc
September 20, 2010 // 7 Comments

There can be no denying that the new fad of the moment is the tablet. We thought we’d seen tablet fads before, about ten years or so ago, but now that the iPad has made it big, the floodgates are [...]

Quick Notes: Adobe Reader for Android, iPhone news, and more

By libertyc
May 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Adobe Reader PDF viewer is now available for Android (requires version 2.1 or higher). I don’t use Android so I don’t know how well this reader works versus whatever PDF viewing capabilities [...]

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