Apple will not be including a YouTube app in iOS 6. Ostensibly this is because the licensing deal with Google has expired, but it seems likely there’s a little more to it than that. Any YouTube addicted Apple fans don’t need to panic just yet because they’ll still be able to access YouTube through the Safari browser. Google is also working on a new YouTube app which will be available in the App Store.
The old YouTube app on iOS was never exactly great anyway and it hasn’t seen any major improvements since it was first released on the platform. According to Engadget, it will continue to be available on iOS 5 and older versions of the platform.Whose decision is [...]
After miserably failing with its WiMax-based 4G network which proved to be demonstrably slower than Verizon and AT&T’s LTE, Sprint seems to be on its way to saving their sinking ship with a slightly earlier LTE rollout than expected.
Tech users in 15 markets throughout Texas, Georgia, Missouri, and Kansas got the official LTE speed bump only a few weeks ago, and, according to some reports, Sprint’s new network is up and running in other areas as well.
The San Francisco Bay Area was always supposed to follow that initial LTE deployment, but Sprint seemed to suggest that wouldn’t happen very soon. The most optimistic scenario was that people living in the [...]
Ever since the first iPad came out in 2010, tech companies around the world have tried to match its success, in about the same manner that many tech companies have tried to match the success of the iPhone ever since the first version came out in 2007. But, unlike the iPhone situation, and despite the abundance of Android tablets that have hit the shelves since 2010, Apple has managed to stay ahead of everyone else in the tablet market. But, as was the case with the iPhone, Apple is now starting to feel the heat from Android manufacturers.
With that being said, I find it very curious that Samsung was not able, up until now, to manufacture a proper competitor to the [...]
With XBMC finally arriving on Android, I was thinking it may be just a matter of time before the app is ported to the Android-based OUYA console. Now the XBMC team is announcing that they will do a lot more than just port the app: and it will actually be integrated in OUYA.
The talks between the 2 teams are still young, but it’s possible that OUYA wants XBMC to be its default media center app. The match-up between the two makes perfect sense because they both have the same open source philosophies. What better device to be the home of XBMC than a very affordable $99 Android console?
According to the XBMC Community Manager, they’ve received a lot of [...]
Having a smartphone not only removes the need to wear a wristwatch, but it is also quite handy to quickly jot down some information when a piece of paper and pen are out of grasp. LG gets the frustration that some have over the issue, an hence, alongside the new Optimus 3.0 UI overlay, they introduced the note-taking application QuickMemo.
The QuickMemo app first found its home in the LG Optimus 4X HD, but it looks like LG is ready to bring the app to a wider audience. As announced by the company, QuickMemo will be heading to the entire L-series smartphones, which for now include the LG Optimus L3, L5, and L7. The update is already being [...]
Feels like we’ve posted the link to Motorola’s Android 4.0 upgrade timeline a dozen times already, but here it is once more. You should know by now that the ICS update for Motorola Droid 4 is supposed to come in “early Q3”, as stated on the website – and you have probably been waiting forever for it. While this means it’s already a couple of weeks late, there’s actually some good news ahead.
According to Droid 4 owners who have registered themselves on the official forum, they have received e-mails from Moto about an upcoming soak test rolling out for Droid 4. There’s no official word yet that it’s the elusive ICS firmware, but we would be [...]
It was only a matter of time until someone figured out that The Avengers’ booming cinematic success could be replicated – on a smaller scale, it’s true – on Android. Fortunately, this has already happened, and “Marvel: War of Heroes” will be released in the fall, letting Android users summon Iron Man, The Hulk and all the others at their will.
“War of Heroes” will be an action-packed little mobile game, as one would expect, but, surprisingly enough, it won’t be a first-person shooter, an action-adventure title, or an RPG (role-playing game). Instead, Marvel and DeNA have thought this to be the perfect occasion to push a genre that is somehow unpopular [...]
Although Samsung has announced from the get-go the releasing of the Galaxy S3 in three different versions, with 16, 32 and 64 GB of internal storage space, that last model has proven one sneaky little devil.
Rumors of the phone’s axing have popped up relatively quick around the web, fueled by Sammy’s reluctance to announce anything about a release or cancelation. Finally, Samsung has decided to “update” us on the model’s development a few weeks ago, making us even more frustrated with the vagueness of the company’s statements.
However, we have today the first solid piece of evidence to support the existence of the 64 GB Galaxy S3. The [...]
Sony has been one of the more supportive companies when it comes to sending its own code back to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), and for this reason it has been a lot easier for custom ROM makers like the CyanogenMod team to port the latest version of Android to the latest Sony devices. This is why we’re now getting an alpha version of CM10 for all Sony Xperia devices that were launched in 2011.
CM10 is the Jelly Bean version of the CyanogenMod ROM, and according to the CM team, it should work on most or all devices that supported CM9/ICS. While the CM9 ROM is still not final yet, even though there have been 9 months since ICS [...]
Google’s latest two Android versions are yet to become available to the majority of Android users, who are anxiously waiting for their devices to be updated to ICS and / or Jelly Bean. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is available officially only on over 15% of existing devices, and Android 4.1 Ice Cream Sandwich is approaching the 1% mark.
Sure, there are plenty of unofficial ways to run either Android version on your existing device already, but we’re strictly referring to official Android builds here.
Whether you’re already an Android device owner, or whether you’re thinking about buying an [...]