During its heydays, the once flagship device of Samsung, the Galaxy S II, was seen not only by critics but by our smartphone-crazed brethren as well as one of the best handsets in the whole Android spectrum. The popularity of he handset was not confined to its international version but in fact extended to US shores because carriers in our side of the world released their respective variants of the device. Continue reading
The Android invasion continues to sweep the globe, bumping up against the 60 percent mark in a research firm survey on quarterly market share.
At the same time, the news gets worse for one-time champion Research In Motion, whose BlackBerry devices’ share slipped to single digits at 6.4 percent, less than half its market share in the first quarter of 2011. Continue reading
With the closing of Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility this week, talk of the possibilities for Android in the enterprise has spiked.
While Android has taken the consumer market by storm — the OS runs 59% of smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2012 — IT managers remain wary that maintaining security and control of consumer Android devices devices used by workers may be difficult if not impossible, according to various surveys. Continue reading
The HTC Incredible S was launched alongside the HTC Desire S and Wildfire S at the 2011 Mobile World Congress (MWC). All three HTC smartphones include HTC Sense, which the Taiwanese mobile manufacturer claims is the company’s unique customer-focused user experience, enabling the phones to work in a more simple and natural way. The smartphone packs a high resolution eight megapixel camera with dual flash and it enables videos, photos and music to be shared from the smartphone to the television using DLNA technology. Continue reading
Google has been offering up rewards to security researchers and hackers to find flaws or bugs in its programming for a while. There have been several people that have collected rewards for finding these bugs by notifying Google rather than trying to exploit the issues. Google has now announced that it has increased the available rewards for reporting bugs to as much as $20,000 per bug. Continue reading
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) expects 350 million devices running its Windows 7 software to be shipped globally this year as it prepares the next version of the operating system to challenge Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s dominance in tablet computers.
“It makes Windows the most popular single system,” Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft, the world’s largest software maker, said today. Ballmer, who spoke at a forum in Seoul, didn’t provide comparative figures. Continue reading
Google’s Chrome is now the most popular Web browser worldwide, surpassing Microsoft’s Internet Explorer for the first time, according to the latest figures from StatCounter. After years of slowly chipping away Internet Explorer’s market share, Chrome took the lead with 32.76 percent share, while IE dipped to 31.94 percent. Continue reading
Sprint will start shipping its first batch of HTC EVO 4G LTE smartphones on May 24.
The HTC EVO 4G LTE, which was originally scheduled to hit stores on May 18, was delayed amidst a patent spat between HTC and Apple. The International Trade Commission found that HTC smartphones infringed on Apple-held patents, and banned the import of devices with Apple-owned technology after April 19. HTC developed a workaround, but the HTC EVO 4G LTE and the HTC One X have still been held up at U.S. Customs while officials verify that the technology has been removed. Continue reading
If you find yourself with nothing better to do this weekend, then you might have a bit of fun playing around with Samsung’s soon-to-be-released S Voice application on your rooted Android 4.0 smartphone. The APK has now made its way into the wild, and we couldn’t help but take it for a spin on our Nexus S. First off, while we can’t vouch for the security of the file, we can confirm that it’s indeed functional. Continue reading