Over the past two months, HTC has been rolling out Android 3.2 updates to the various HTC Flyer models available worldwide. The Honeycomb update gives the Flyer a new UI and access to tablet specific apps on the Android Market.
But many Android enthusiasts have been ecstatic about the update, also there has been good acceptance from the general public since the update entirely changes the UI and proved to be a good upgrade for those bored with Gingerbread or simply wanting to have the “latest”.
Well this nice device called Flyer has some more goodies for us!. According to . . . READ ON »
Gorilla Glass is tough, but it´s far from perfect, and Corning has been working to make the product’s glass even better. We don´t have many details so far, but a Corning spokesperson mentioned that the company’s positioned to meet the challenge of accommodating phones and tablets with more functionality from thinner designs.
According to the company´s spokesman
“An 8 inch advanced multi-touch LCD display prototype featuring Corning Gorilla Glass 2 as a durable, touch-sensitive, and elegant cover glass will be soon seen on our mobiles”
The glass is about 20 percent stronger than its predecessor.
Don´t know about your experience . . . READ ON »
We all know that one of the main objectives of CES events is to show off their early development and see the reactions, based on that the new products are launched.
Lenovo has been the biggest surprise during the CES 2012, showing their entertainment center all in one, televisions, computers, but this time also announced that they will bet on the cell phone business too.
They claim to be the first to introduce the phone “Intel” and will also be responsible for fully exploit their ultrabooks with Windows 8. The comments and criticisms have arisen and it is said that . . . READ ON »
Google CEO Eric Schmidt said his software, which is known worldwide for its applications could be well suited to take control of appliances too. During the CES it has been talking a lot of Android and its implementation in televisions, but it seems that this is not enough for the CEO of the search engine company, he says that smartphones, tablets and even TVs turn out to be a very small market even if we think about how we could use Android.
It seems that Google wants to dominate the world as increasingly looks for ways to cover more space . . . READ ON »
See, if you have a phone called Titan, and, a few months later, introduce another one called Titan II, people are going to assume the Titan II to be the successor to the original Titan. Makes sense, right? And that’s indeed what people were doing. The problem: the original HTC Titan was announced in Septemeber 2011, only four months before its supposed successor. Now, the introduction of the HTC Titan II, perdictably, pissed off those people who have bought the original Titan, since their phone has been obsoleted so fast.
Wait a bit. Really obsoleted? Is the HTC Titan . . . READ ON »
The mobile tech industry saw its share of lawsuits this year. Some hit very close to home. CarrierIQ believed XDA-Developers’ own TrevE stole their product by critically displaying their unprotected, confidential documents. This case was dropped, but it’s not the last time we’ll see unjust lawsuits.
So, I’m frustrated. You don’t threaten critics. You don’t send a bill to competitors just because they’re making money that you think you should have made. It’s wrong. And stupid. XDA never has. We don’t work to compete. We work to contribute. We’re friends with the guys at RootzWiki, for example.
This is why . . . READ ON »
Since HP announced yesterday that it would contribute WebOS to the open source community, there’s been a lot of uncertainty as to its future. Of course, it’s nice to have another open source platform, and yes, WebOS hasn’t been killed off, so that’s the good news; what this means for the platform, developers, and, ultimately, consumers, however, is another question altogether. Just making WebOS open source doesn’t necessarily stop it from fading into irrelevance.
First and foremost, this move is an easy way to stop losing money: a formal discontinuation would involve write-offs on earnings, which may cost more . . . READ ON »
There was a time where I would gladly jump ship to another carrier to get the best phone out there. I switched back and forth every couple of months it seemed. For me, I settled down when the G1 came out, stayed on T-Mobile though the Nexus One and the Nexus S. But then, I was given a new reason to jump ship. Verizon Wireless launched 4GLTE in my area, and that was all the reason I needed. A faster network is a vital thing in a world with multitasking, streaming content, and “the cloud” on our devices. In the . . . READ ON »
You may be aware of this case, but for those who are not, since 2009 a court in Germany started a complaint vs HTC regarding IPCom patent litigation seeking to ban sales of HTC 3G devices in Germany. Now two years after all started HTC Corporation issues an official statement:
To clarify reports regarding IPCom patent litigation on the Commercial Times (Taiwan), Economic Daily News, etc. on November 27, 2011
On November 25, 2011, HTC withdrew its appeal in the IPCom EP1186189 case, finding that the appeal had become redundant since the German Federal Patent Court had previously held the
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There isn’t a sadder story in the mobile world than that of WebOS. It had such potential as a platform. Multitasking was pretty good, the modders and hackers really took a liking to how much you could play with it, and it really seemed like it had a pretty bright future ahead of it. Unfortunately, it suffered from a sever case of really awful hardware. With the exception of the Touchpad (which has a forum on XDA), which was sadly too late to save the platform, all of the hardware that ran WebOS was inadequate. Having already suffered . . . READ ON »
This article intends to extrapolate the implications of egzthunder1’s article on Carrier IQ, and to comment on the responses by Carrier IQ, HTC, and Sprint, given in Russell Holly’s article on Geek.com.
The point–short, sweet, and at the beginning of the article–is that we do not get to choose whether this information is collected. Or who sees it. Authorized employees only? Marketing and polling firms? Law enforcement? All rhetorical questions, because we don’t know.
I was thinking about the HTC Rezound today. I do that sometimes–sit down and let my thoughts wander. I thought about its three-way fight within Verizon against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Motorola Droid RAZR, and how it will fare this Christmas season. I also thought about TrevE’s work on HTC’s astounding Carrier IQ screw-up. And I came up with a target market based on privacy and security to whom no manufacturer has managed to sell phones yet: the hopeless-paranoid.
See, on one extreme, there’s the non-paranoid. These people either think they have everything under control or don’t . . . READ ON »
Rumors are flying about HP and their potential GPL violation by not releasing the source code of the Android kernel sold on three Touchpads so far. Many of them are speculation, much of it over-hyped, but the fact that we speculate points to how many questions go unanswered and how much interest there is in the matter.
A short history for people just tuning in on the issue: In HP’s Touchpad firesale, three known devices shipped with Android 2.2. Because the Android kernels and drivers are protected by the GPL version 2, all distributed modifications to the source code must . . . READ ON »