Samsung has never denied it has trouble making Android tablets thrive, especially now, that it has lost quite a few battles in the legal war against Apple. But that doesn’t mean the smartphone kings won’t put up a fight.
According to some fresh FCC filings, Sammy seems to be preparing the launch of two new Android tablets in the near future, going by the codenames SGH-i497 and GT-P8110. And while we already knew part of the company’s tablet plans for this fall, that second gadget is a complete surprise.
This is the first time we’ve been hearing about the GT-P8110 codename, and, frankly, we have no idea what to make of this tablet. FCC’s internal certification [...]
Android devices have struggled in a tablet market dominated by Apple’s iPad. Even though some reports suggest that Android tablets are on the rise, spearheaded by the Amazon Kindle Fire and the recently released Nexus 7, a true iPad competitor is yet to arrive. Not for a lack of effort, of course. Companies like ASUS, Samsung, Acer, and Sony have some amazing high-end tablets available or on the way, but none have caught the public’s attention the way the iPad did.
Sony has been having a bad time in the highly competitive smartphone arena, but is hoping for a better time when it comes to the tablet world. There have been a lot of rumors of Sony’s [...]
The FCC reached a settlement with Verizon Wireless that will result in customers being able to download and use tethering apps from the Google Play Store. This act will also allow customers to WiFi tether without incurring the $20 fee for enabling your phones mobile hot spot feature. In addition, Verizon Wireless, the nations largest carrier, will have to pay the U.S Treasury $1.25 million and implement a compliance plan to ensure this does not happen again.
Under the terms of today’s settlement, Verizon Wireless will make a voluntary payment to the Treasury in the amount of $1.25 million, and has committed to notifying the application store operator that [...]