Innovation is a tough thing. In the electronics market, it's pretty unforgiving if you can't do it. Just ask Sony, Panasonic, and Sharp, once kings of the U.S and Japanese markets. But today, things are different as Apple and Samsung continue to undercut each other in the court and the showroom.
Startup LightSquared files with FCC, gets banned because of GPS interference
LightSquared, the company that aims to be the United States' 5th nationwide wireless carrier, is yet again facing off with the government over proposed engineering solutions that interfere with GPS signals. The government has said it will do everything in its power to bar the network from competing on US territory.
Hot on the heels of a report about Americans spending more every year on their smartphones and data plans, we bring news that may make carriers a little less happy. It seems downloads over Wi-Fi amount to more than double the cellular average at nearly 2.5GB monthly. The average Android smartphone user downloads around 870MB over cellular a month.
If you're in the UK and you're itching to have a new unit in your hand soon, we have good news: the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE has been named as an EE exclusive. No that's not a typo. Everything Everywhere, the spanking new 4G network in the UK, is upping the ante and delivering a heck of an exclusive offer with the help of Huawei.
LG lobs a patent infringement lawsuit at Sammy over “stolen OLED tech”
Everyone wants a piece of Samsung these days, it seems. I'm not if it's because of their skyrocketing status or just because everyone wants to copy Apple, but LG is the latest inhibitor to Samsung's uncontrolled climb to Android dominance.
Ok, so we know nobody has ever accused Americans of being stingy. The occasional sale comes along and they indulge. The coupon book arrives in the mail or Groupon is accessed and voila! instant savings gratification. But by and large, the American mindset is on achieving the highest value item for the lowest cost. However, low cost and high value are subjective terms, and this is where US carriers profit greatly.
Bad Piggies from Rovio available starting Sept. 27
One look at this thing and you'll be singing the praises of ASUS no doubt. However, the Transphone is not meant to be a ripoff of the better-known Padfone, it just happened to be made in the same era as the latter. At least, that's what ExoTablet, the company behind Transphone wants you to believe. Whether or not they will be successful in selling more units than ASUS is still up for grabs.