08/05/2011, The fact that Qualcomm is not the exclusive system on a chip (or SoC / processor) is making the headlines today, for some reason. Although Qualcomm has always said that (factually) it was the only player available on Windows Phone 7 (WP7), I’m pretty sure that I heard Qualcomm’s CEO Paul Jacobs say that this was not an “exclusive” in the sense that Microsoft could not use another hardware partner. […]
08/04/2011, Despite all the ongoing patent infringement litigations and lawsuits that are being served to Android OEMs recently, it looks like nothing can halt the sales of devices running the operating system. comScore has reported that Android is now on 40.1% of all smartphones used by subscribers over the age of 13 in the country. While the increase in growth has been lower than what it’s been experiencing in the previous few […]
08/04/2011, Earlier today, Google has posted a message on its corporate blog explaining how Microsoft, Apple and other high-profile companies ganged up to buy Novell patents with the goal of attacking Android or handset makers using Android. Such legal activities ultimately stifles innovation, Google said. This open letter was published by a Google executive, in a context of where HTC has to pay Microsoft royalties on Android devices it makes, and in which […]
08/03/2011, David Drummond, the Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Google has gone on the record and addressed the patent litigation situation that Google’s Android finds itself into, with foes like Microsoft and Apple, among others, on the other side of the fight. Here’s the context: Android is arguably a formidable mobile platform, and it is gathering success and it is accelerating with no end in sight. Microsoft and […]
08/02/2011, The small device shown above has all the qualities of a huge potential medical success, to not only detect AIDS, but also other diseases like syphilis, malaria and hepatitis. At its heart there is a micro-chip that can analyze a tiny amount of blood (one micro-liter) and search for various diseases. Additional diseases can be added to the test for a marginal cost, possibly because the chip is programmable – […]
08/01/2011, This complete Motorola Photon 4G review goes over its capabilities, strengths and weaknesses to give you an idea of how it feels to use it in the real world.
08/01/2011, Mobilize 2011, GigaOM’s premier event for mobile innovation, is taking place September 26-27 in San Francisco. Now in its fourth year, and expanded to two days, Mobilize 2011 is the only conference to explore the conjunction of mobile computing and cloud-based services. At Mobilize 2011, GigaOM editors and GigaOM Pro analysts will lead a discussion on technology and business trends affecting mobile software, hardware, services, content, and infrastructure companies. […]
08/01/2011, The Insignia Connected TV has been built from the ground up to make it easy to navigate menus and find content, thanks to Tivo.
07/25/2011, Watch live streaming video from oreillyconfs at livestream.com Ubergizmo is a media partner of OSCON 2011 (the O’Reilly Open Source Convention), held in Portland July 25-29, 2011, where open source innovators, builders, and pioneer gather to share their expertise and experience, explore new ideas, and inspire each other. Watch the sessions live from 9 am to 5 pm everyday from this page. With over 20 tracks and hundreds of sessions, […]
07/25/2011, Vizio Tablet Review - this review of the Vizio 8-inch Tablet covers its design, hardware and user-experience.
07/21/2011, The “Real Time Web” has been THE trendy topic of the past two years among the emerging technology aficionados, recently shifting to the obscure “SoLoMo” acronym (aka Social Location Mobile), thanks to the rise of Google Android, Skype mobile, Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. Instant Messaging is an “old” technology (going back to the sixties in its archaic form), that became popular in the nineties as a consequence of the emergence […]
07/18/2011, Panasonic GF3 Review - This real-world review of the Panasonic GF3 is for readers who can't stomach a 12-page review full of descriptions and technicalities.
07/18/2011, Droid X2 Review - this complete review of the Motorola Droid X2 covers the strengths and the weaknesses of this 4.3" Android smartphone
07/15/2011, Sony S1 and Sony S2 - we got our hands on Sony's first Android tablets. This is an overview based on the pre-production units.