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Research in Motion’s sinking stock price

It’s a sad, sad state of affairs to see an early pioneer of the modern day smartphone in such a slump. Over the past 24 hours, we learned that RIM was in some level of acquisition talks with two parties: Microsoft/Nokia and Amazon. And as is probably apparent by now, both of the acquisition talks […]

Developers choose iOS over Android

According to Flurry Analytics, the iOS platform is chosen over Android about three-to-one. Surprising? It shouldn’t be. However, Eric Schmidt feels that this is going to change in six months. Initial reviews of Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 are overwhelmingly positive, so if Google and its partners can find a way to get the latest […]

The announcement that Nexus One users won’t be getting upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich led some to justifiably question Google’s support of their devices. I look at it a little differently: Nexus One owners are lucky. I’ve been researching the history of OS updates on Android phones…
Very interesting piece by Michael DeGusta. Worth a read if you haven’t done so already.

the understatement: Android Orphans: Visualizing a Sad History of Support

Ice cream sandwiches are tough to deliver

Sony Ericsson and Motorola have both weighed in on the process of getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to their respective devices. The conclusion: it’s going be a while. 1. Merge and adapt the new release for different device hardware architecture(s) and carrier customizations 2. Stabilize and ‘bake’ the result to drive out bugs 3. […]

Google just got screwed by Verizon

Once upon a time, Google fought tooth and nail to keep the 700 MHz spectrum “open,” which has been the company’s mantra since Android’s release, only to be outbid by Verizon. While they didn’t necessarily “win” that auction, they did get the open access they so coveted. The two later got together and released the Droid, […]

AT&T’s got 99 (minus 97, but probably more than 99) problems but a b**** ain’t one

Consumer Reports: “In the newest satisfaction survey of Consumer Reports online subscribers, a provider called Consumer Cellular topped the Ratings—and AT&T found itself at the bottom of the Ratings for the second year in a row.” Poor AT&T. It doesn’t look like they’re going to get that big merger with T-Mobile to go through, and […]

Verizon isn’t really trying to sell these Motorola tablets

Today, Verizon announced the the Droid Xyboard tablets, the latest foray into Android tablet realm. The Xyboard comes in the 8.2- and 10.1-inch varieties, LTE connectivity, Gorilla Glass display, dual-core 1.2 GHz processors, front and rear cameras, and mobile hotspot. The Xyboard tablets are shipping with Android 3.2, but Verizon is promising a 4.0 upgrade later […]

One percent of minors sext, says study

1. CD9 – code 9 parents are around 2. P911 – parent alert 3. PIR – parent in room 4. 8 – oral sex (or ate) 5. GYPO – get your pants off 6. GNRN – get naked right now 7. RUH – are you horny 8. CU46 – see you for sex 9. IWSN – […]

Amazon Kindle Fire to hold 50 percent of Android tablet market in 2012, says analysts

According to the analysts at Evercore: “While Amazon’s Kindle Fire has come out of the gates strong, as expected, we see Apple maintaining its competitive lead, if anything accentuated by what now looks like the only tablet to so far mount any credible iPad challenge apparently needing to do so by selling at cost; not […]

What does Carrier IQ know about you?

A few days ago, the tech blogosphere more or less blew up after learning that software company Carrier IQ sent a rather nasty cease-and-desist letter to an XDA developers member. The grounds ? The XDA member in question, Trevor Eckhart, had discovered and exposed Carrier IQ’s tracking software residing in Android handsets. If you have never […]

From the archives: HTC Droid Incredible mini review

This post originally appeared on TheDailyGetUp on June 10, 2010. Google tried to sell the Nexus One through their own website, which seemed a little too ambitious for its time, and it didn’t exactly work out as planned. Verizon later scrapped the Nexus One in favor of another HTC-built Android device. Enter stage left, the HTC Droid […]

The most interesting Android tablet is keeping its identity secret

Android is free. Android is a platform. Anyone can use it. Ever since its genesis in 2007, Google has gone out of its way to drive that point home. That strategy is a good way to — by sheer force — increase marketshare and, by translation, mindshare. So it’s a bit ironic when it looks […]

HP — uh…

The title pretty much explains it all. I’m really not sure what’s going on with HP as a company. I’ve seen them go from a pretty good company to one similar to a giant chicken with its head chopped off. They’re floundering around with little direction and functioning like like a company with their mind on […]

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From the archive: Sprint HTC EVO 4G Review

When Sprint announced the HTC EVO 4G back in March, it was apparent that they were coming full guns a blazing to shake up the smartphone market. What better partner than HTC to bring this device to the masses? Everybody and their cousin knows about the EVO. Sprint did well to beat the next iPhone […]

From the archive: The Death of the Courier Broke My Heart, But I’m Still Optimistic

The confirmation that the Microsoft Courier tablet project was scrapped broke my heart, as I’m sure it did for most people. It looked so promising, so refreshing, so… good. While I may be saddened that the product never came to fruition, I’m still optimistic. We were so graciously privileged to actually get leaks of an […]

From the archive: Apple iPad review

The iPad. Called magical, revolutionary, even a game changer, there hasn’t been such a product in recent history that has caused such a polarizing reaction from the general public: anything from utter disgust to orgasmic excitement from the Apple faithful. Around the industry, it is remembered that the original iPod received similar sentiments at launch, […]

I wrote a review on Mac OS X Lion

So I wrote a review on Mac OS X Lion, Apple’s latest operating system. I can’t really condense 2300 words, but, in short, it’s good. While Lion is part of the transition of the current computing metaphors to future ones, it does a pretty good job straddling the two ideas. My conscious introduction to Mac […]

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