4G LTE devices on Verizon’s network have not been able to have global GSM roaming capabilities. This is something we’ve been wondering about for a while. 4G LTE uses a SIM card. Couldn’t we also use that SIM card for GSM roaming? Verizon says this is possible and will be happening.
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Today HTC launched a new version of their developer portal, HTCDev.com (previously developer.htc.com). Along with a slick new look, HTC has also added some new resources and tools for Android (and Windows Phone, to a far lesser degree) Developers.
Inside, you will find the HTC OpenSense SDK with information about the various innovative ... Read More »
The supposed Google Wallet press event is starting in just a few minutes. We’ll be covering the event and bringing you all the goodies as they’re announced. Meanwhile, you can watch the official live stream of the event on Google’s YouTube account. What do you guys think the company will announce? Let us ... Read More »
Late last week, Google dropped quite a surprise on us. Android 2.3.4 has begun its roll-out to Google’s Nexus S phone, and with it comes a feature that Android users have been clamoring for since before its release on Android 3.0; native video chatting in Google’s Talk app. Right after the announcement, Android 2.3.4 was ... Read More »
With the discovery of a vulnerable spot in their Android app, which left much of users’ private information unsecured, Skype surely disappointed its loyal customers last week. Upon finding that their application for Android was putting people in danger, Skype informed everyone that they would be fixing the problem soon, and sure enough, there ... Read More »
My morning started as most of my mornings do, Tablet in hand I trudge around my house making sure my little ones are getting breakfast and readying for school. I flick through all of the news and commentary I may have missed in the last 8 hours, catch a few webcomics, and if I am ... Read More »
Verizon might be feeling a bit of pressure from prepaid competitors like Virgin Mobile and MetroPCS. According to Droid-Life, Big Red could soon be launching some brand new prepaid plans. The first one is $50/month for unlimited everything except data. The other two are day to day plans, costing $0.99 and $1.99 respectively. ... Read More »
Feel that, RIM and Nokia? That’s HTC riding the Android train blowing right past you at light speed. Having just passed RIM in market value, HTC just went ahead and soared past Nokia as well. The second-largest Asian smartphone maker reached a $33.8 billion market value, compared to Nokia’s $32.84 billion and RIM’s $28.5 billion. ... Read More »
Arguably the most popular of the “UI Improvements” offered by manufacturers is HTC’s SenseUI. While personally I am a fan of the Stock UI found on the Nexus S, the “Google Experience” devices are something of a minority nowadays. So, when I was given the opportunity to review the HTC Thunderbolt, I was once again ... Read More »
Completely out of left field, Andy Rubin — VP of Engineering at Google and head of Android development — decided to put an end to those rumors we’ve been hearing lately about Honeycomb, and OEM customization. Both of these rumors started at Bloomberg, so take that as you will. To refresh your memory, ... Read More »