best lte smartphones

Things have changed a lot for LTE fans over the past year or so. Back in the first days of LTE (a time when Verizon was the only LTE carrier in the US), the number of possible choices faced by a potential buyer was restricted to a couple of smartphones, period. But as it stands, given the fact that AT&T has already rolled out its LTE network in numerous markets, while Sprint will soon launch an LTE network of its own, those of you that plan to purchase an LTE smartphone throughout 2012 will also have to pay attention to the…

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When talking about success in the mobile device market, Microsoft isn’t the name that instantly springs to mind. Google yes, Apple yes, RIM maybe, but Microsoft? Although they have a version of Windows for mobile phones (the latest being Windows Phone 7.5) and although Windows 8 has some potential to increase Microsoft’s market share, Microsoft has failed to make it big on phones (or tablets). Of course, that isn’t true for PCs. In fact, Microsoft is the overwhelming number one in terms of PC operating systems (Windows) and PC software (Microsoft Office). So, why has Microsoft been so successful on…

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Ever since Google announced it was buying Motorola, industry watchers have speculated if Google was going to make Android a closed source platform exclusively for Motorola’s devices. That will never happen and here’s why. The Financial Perspective: Revenues & Gross Margins Google’s revenues from the mobile segment are currently derived from advertising, while Motorola’s are from device sales through carriers and retailers. So let’s compare how much money Google can possibly make over the next few years by following its open source strategy versus a Motorola-focused proprietary strategy. For the purpose of this analysis, I have taken very conservative estimates for Android revenues, to…

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Despite the cool designs and dazzling hardware of today’s hottest and most modern smartphones, many users would agree that apps make the phone. We all know what happened to the likes of Nokia, RIM, and HP simply because they didn’t manage to spur the creation of better app markets. All were completely clobbered after the debut of Apple’s App Store and the Android Market, which is now known today as Google Play. To make matters more complicated, there is also Amazon’s Appstore, which was actually created long before anyone had heard of the Kindle Fire. Nevertheless, apps are what make…

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If you’re looking to replace your custom launcher with something better, your search is over. MOTOBLUR is a custom launcher that you might want to try out. Bloatware-free and Ice Cream Sandwich ready, don’t let that name fool you. It can be installed on more than just Motorola devices; in fact, it can be installed on any Android Phone. Read to to know how to install MOTOBLUR on your device. Overview Though there is no dearth of custom launchers for your Android device, most custom launchers aren’t worth your time. Some of them are loaded with bloatware that ends up…

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For all you Android junkies who love flashing custom ROMs and tweaking your HTC One S phones, you’ll be thrilled to hear that the official ClockworkMod Recovery is finally here and ready to be installed to your mobile phone. The HTC One S is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and topped with HTC Sense 4.0 and is undoubtedly a powerful phone. But, why settle for less when you can make it even more powerful by flashing custom ROMs on your phone? That is where ClockworkMod Recovery comes into the picture. ClockworkMod Recovery…

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ClockworkMod Recovery is an essential tool for both professional and wanna-be Android developers. This tool can be used to wipe data off your phone, create a backup of your ROM, and save your phone from getting bricked by restoring a backup ROM. Of course, flashaholics know that one of ClockworkMod Recovery’s best features is being able to flash custom ROMs and MODs that’ll boost your phone’s performance. These are just some of the extended features of ClockworkMod Recovery that you cannot find from a stock Recovery. If you own an HTC One S and you want to tweak your phone’s…

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc LT15i users who are still waiting for the official Ice Cream Sandwich update might have to wait a little bit longer. The ICS update that Sony promised has yet to surface, so Xperia Arc users will have to make do with the latest Android 2.3.4 firmware. Also officially known as the firmware 4.0.2.A.0.62, the upgrade features performance boosts for the system and some added fixes and customizations. If you’re running a rooted Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc LT15i, then installing the official firmware will automatically revoke your root privileges. This also means that you will need to…

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I’m always trying out new ROMs and tweaks on my Desire HD. The time has come now, where I am getting a little sick of being stuck on CyanogenMod’s Gingerbread build. I’ve been googling around, searching for some Ice Cream Sandwich goodness for my phone, and after going backwards and forwards between sites, I’ve found one I enjoy. Ice Cold Sandwich Quick Review Ice Cold Sandwich is a blend of features from AOKP and Cyanogenmod, coming together to give you Android 4.0.4. This means you get the high level of visual customizability that AOKP offers with ROM Control, but, at…

5000 new malicious apps

At the end of last year, security pundits predicted that 2012 would see a continued raise in the number of malicious Android apps and it looks like those predictions are coming true. According to Trend Micro, over 5,000 new malicious Android apps were found in first three months of 2012. This really isn’t as shocking as it sounds, as Android usage is increasing, with more people using their phones or tablets to surf the web. As such, cyber criminals are increasing their efforts to target this huge Android user base. “One big reason for the popularity of apps is their ease…