It’s no secret that part of the reason carriers were so quick to embrace Android in its infancy had a lot to do with how flexible the OS, and the manufacturers making devices, were. Devices like the Verizon Droid XXL Mega Battery 2 HD 4G LTE, which will never be updated, are a direct product ... Read More »
To say the US launch of the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S II didn’t exactly go off without a hitch would be an understatement. Thinking back on both devices brings back memories of unexplained delays, terrible names, and more design changes than you can shake a stick at. Fortunately, this time around, things seem ... Read More »
Android software updates remind us of the NBA draft lottery system. You think a handful of teams have a good shot at winning the 1st round draft pick, but the results often surprise you.
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Andy Rubin isn’t the only one spilling his guts to reporters at Mobile World Congress this week. T-Mobile USA’s Andrew Sherrard also spent a moment talking about the future of the company he works for, confirming that once T-Mobile finishes rolling out its 42Mbps HSPA+ network, they’ll be skipping straight to LTE and abandoning all ... Read More »
Despite the promise of LTE right on the horizon, a slew of some of the best Android phones available, the iPhone 4S and some pretty cheap plans, Sprint isn’t doing so well. Their numbers have been slipping for quite some time now, with potential and former customers flocking to Verizon and AT&T in droves. Do ... Read More »
Back in early August of 2011, we brought you a story about how SlingLabs was looking to help developers put ads in your notification bar. The negative response to that story was off the charts. While we can understand developers need to make money from their apps, and ads are a convenient way to ... Read More »
I’ve personally had a big beef with carriers, specifically with their contradictory push towards faster mobile networks while providing significantly smaller amounts of data. With the next generation of cellular networks hitting up to 50mbps download speeds today, consumers can reach their 2GB data caps in as little as 5 minutes.
As if that ... Read More »
Verizon has not been playing around with the expansion of its 4G LTE network. What started as a network in its “infancy” is now getting close to becoming one of the 4G networks with the largest coverage (watch out, T-Mobile!).
Verizon has just released news that it will be turning on the 4G ... Read More »
On the 22 of October in 2008, the HTC Dream launched on T-Mobile US as the G1. It was the original Google Android device. For the year that followed the release, no one would step up to offer T-Mobile any Android competition. That all changed on October 17, 2009–the original release date of the Motorola ... Read More »
The Complaint Department is once again open after a brief hiatus! This week, targets are locked on mobile cloud computing. The quantity and variety of things being stored in the cloud is increasing, but carriers are continually decreasing the amount of bandwidth mobile users are able to consume. The end result will be a system ... Read More »