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 smartphone manufacturer with 41.7 percent OEM market share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone [...]

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 shipping more than 10 million units, up 118 percent year-over-year, for US$1.9 billion additional revenue. [...]

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 on, and I was presented with a screen that said “Duet”. This puzzled me, as I certainly hadn’t [...]

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 myself that when I got my new full-time job I would be switching to Republic Wireless, so this was a good [...]

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. Lenovo is buying Motorola from Google to beef up its mobile device chops, so it stands to reason [...]

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 project: turns out that Google is looking at creating a bare-bones design that would sell for as little [...]

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” devices from other hardware manufacturers—including, notably, Motorola, who Google owns. But today, [...]

Motorola announces modular smartphone system similar to Phonebloks concept

By Chris Meadows
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 they wanted? The consensus at the time was that it seemed clever and creative on the surface, but [...]

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

By Paul St John Mackintosh
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 TeleRead. And with Samsung’s Galaxy Gear wrist device now only days away from launch, it looks like [...]

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 now? Well, it’s about to get even more crowded and more crazy-competitive in the mobile market. Aside [...]

Motorola XOOM tablet on sale at Woot

By Paul Biba
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 Chris Meadows
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 opening. Here are a few more tablet stories to come out in the last few days, in no particular order. [...]

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

By Chris Meadows
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 already existed for the platform, but if any reader wants to send in a review we would be happy to [...]

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