smartphones, Page 5 ▼


Android Security Fix Coming

05/18/2011, It was previously reported by German security researchers Bastian Könings, Jens Nickels, and Florian Schaub (University of Ulm) that 99.7% of Android phones were vulnerable to snooping and that their data (contacts, calendar) could be accessed by a 3rd...

NVIDIA buys Icera, a baseband chipmaker, for $367M

05/09/2011, NVIDIA has just announced the acquisition of a baseband chipmaker called Icera. The company makes the “baseband”, or communications processor that talks to the cell towers. Icera customers include heavyweight Nokia and ZTE. Other system on a...

Smartphones save Web when traffic goes up

05/03/2011, The Internet is also known as the information superhighway, so it is no surprise that even a virtual highway can get clogged up with traffic so to speak – especially when a major news event breaks without any advance warning being sent to network...

HTC Droid Incredible 2, First Hands-On + Gallery

04/26/2011,   Guess what has landed in the office? Yes, that’s the HTC Droid Incredible 2 (read the fill incredible 2 review here) that just got launched earlier today. It is known in other parts of the world as the HTC Incredible S. In the USA, the phone...

Three Things Microsoft Needs To Wage a Smartphone War

04/26/2011, From a highly visible mobile company a decade ago to less than 8% of market share today (according to Comscore) the road to a mobile world has been bumpy for Microsoft. Back when Windows Mobile was doing well, it was largely seen as an enterprise product...

SoC: The Force That Rules All Smartphones and Tablets

04/22/2011, Smartphones and tablet don’t just use “processors”, they use Systems-on-a-Chip (or  SoC). But what the heck is an SoC? The one-liner would be that it is the equivalent of a computer motherboard, including main processor, graphics...

Today’s children are the “Touch Generation”

04/22/2011, Spend some time walking around some cafes or restaurants in the city and you might notice more and more kids these days have access to touchscreen devices be it their own or those belonging to their parents. A couple of decades ago, the same situation...

Smartphone snatching on the rise in NYC subway

04/22/2011, According to a WSJ report (subscription required) that quotes NYPD  transit chief Raymond Diaz, smartphone snatching has been rising at an alarming rate, although it’s not clear how much of that contributes to the 18% increase in grand larceny...

Smartphone users not so smart after all?

04/11/2011, Now now, don’t get too insulted that your pride is wounded after hearing word on smartphone users overpaying for their service. The amount discovered in the research is not a small sum, either, with some touted to overpay by up to a few hundred...

Android Fragmentation: a real problem, developers say

04/04/2011, Google said at the previous Google IO that Android is not *that* fragmented, but many developers -86%- (according to Fortune and 250 developers surveyed) think that Android fragmentation is a real problem. First, let’s provide some context:...

Nintendo says “no thanks” to smartphones

04/02/2011, In an interview with CNN, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that the video game giant has “no desire to get into telephony.” This comes hot off the news of the “successful” 3DS launch in the US and Sony...

Sprint HTC EVO 3D & HTC View Tablet @ CTIA

03/22/2011, Sprint today unveiled the first all 3D cellphone, the HTC EVO 3D, which features a 4.3-inch glasses-free QHD 3D display and also records 3D still photos and video. The one will be pre-loaded with Blockbuster On Demand, a source that includes 3D movies....