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Battery-life-why

There are some people who don’t like smart phones. It isn’t because they don’t like the touch sensitive screen, it’s not an ease of use issue, but rather they don’t like the battery life. In the good old days of feature phones, you could charge up your phone once a…

nexus 7 vs kindle fire

Although Android hasn’t made huge inroads into Apple’s dominance in the circa 10-inch tablet market, it has carved itself a nice niche in the 7-inch sector. The leader of this category is Amazon with its 7-inch Kindle Fire. However, that could all be about to change now that Google has announced (and is…

flurry android ios market share report

I have nothing against stats that put Android in a bad light. If anything, I’m usually glad they appear, because they highlight some problems that I had raised long before, hopefully prompting Google to do something and improve Android in that specific respect. What I really can’t stand, though, is…

Cell Tower

ExtremeTech Something historic happened in the first quarter of 2012. For the first time ever, the major carriers in the US have registered a combined decline in the number of postpaid (contract) subscribers. The total number of subscriptions of the seven biggest telcos in the United States has declined with…

Windows 8 Tablet

Microsoft is no stranger to making hardware – along with the odd mouse and keyboard, it has been making and selling its successful Xbox line of game consoles for a decade. It now seems that Microsoft will enter into the tablet market. Microsoft has scheduled an event on Monday in LA, where it…

Android-Jelly-Bean

A little while ago I posed the question: Is Android 5.0 Jelly Bean too much, too soon? The reaction from the net was lively, with most people falling into one of two camps. First, those who want the latest and best, and they want it now! And those who say…

feature-state-of-android

Android. We know the name but do we truly understand the ideals behind it? A few points to mull over before we begin this piece: Android is Google’s brainchild. Android is property of the public. Android is, and has been, a boon to mobile manufacturers, app developers, and retail outlets….

Will forking Android work?

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Forked-Android

In recent days, there have been many reports stating that numerous Android handset manufacturers are working on launching smartphones with their own forked versions of Android. Recent comments by Skyhook CEO, Ted Morgan, and the success of Amazon’s Kindle Fire, seem to have fanned these flames even more. But ignoring Skyhook’s stormy relationship with Google…