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Google’s Newest Android Distribution Chart Sees Android 4.0+ Overtake Gingerbread

We always know it’s the start of a brand new month with the release of Google’s newest Android distribution numbers. There’s some good news for the two-week period ending March 4th — devices running Android 4.0 or higher are now the majority of the Android platform. With Ice Cream Sandwich holding 28.6% and Jelly Bean with 16.5%, Android 4.0 overtakes Gingerbread’s 44.2% of the Android pie. Amazingly, Donut, Eclair and Froyo still … [read full article]

Samsung’s Galaxy S IV Will Continue Their Quest Toward Plastic Smartphone Domination

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Samsung’s efforts to dominate the world of plastic smartphones will continue with the Galaxy S IV, according to Y.H. Lee, executive Vice President of Samsung’s mobile business. “When Samsung looks at what materials to use, it isn’t just taking into consideration the aesthetic quality of the device, Lee said.” Lee went on to say that Samsung assesses “how quickly and efficiently it can manufacturer the product, knowing that it will have to … [read full article]

House Democrats Ask FCC To Press T-Mobile/MetroPCS To Keep Jobs As Approval Condition

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A number of House Democrats are urging the FCC to make sure that T-Mobile will accept steps designed to protect jobs as a condition of FCC approval. In a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, 62 House Democrats urged they would work against “another consolidation of two companies that leads to reduction of American jobs.” The letter further asked the FCC to force T-Mobile to commit to “preserving US jobs” before signing off … [read full article]

(Updated) Newly Leaked Galaxy S IV Shots Confirm Specs, Larger Display?

Update: A bit of an update on these images as the origin source has been identified as the work of an Expansys web designer. The designer created a placeholder image for the sites upcoming Galaxy S IV sale page supposedly on no insider information and only for illustration purposes. Famed internet tipster @evleaks has deleted the images as Expansys engages in a social media effort claiming @evleaks “stole them and added his … [read full article]

White House Formally Responds To Phone Unlocking Petition, Calls For Changes In Law

The White House has just issued a formal response to the 110,000 plus signature supporting a consumer’s right to unlock their phone after the completion of your existing contract. Responding to the petition on whitehouse.gov, the executive branch states: “The White House agrees with the 114,000+ of you who believe that consumers should be able to unlock their cell phones without risking criminal or other penalties.” That’s not all, the statement goes … [read full article]

(Update) Breaking Down T-Mobile’s New Uncarrier, No-Contract, One Rate Plan Fits All Approach

Update: To try to bulk answer questions so many of you are wondering — unfortunately, I have no idea how this will affect existing customers. It’s impossible to know that from these images, but I would imagine standard industry practice would follow and your existing plan would be grandfathered. T-Mobile isn’t going to force anyone to change to this plan on the 24th, but they may ask you to do so with your next upgrade. That’s … [read full article]

New Image Indicates T-Mobile’s UNcarrier Launch Going Live Later Today

T-Mobile’s “Uncarrier” launch is looking more and more set for later today thanks to a new image that just landed in our inbox. With our report from last Friday indicating that T-Mobile was prepping to launch in what we assume is the first wave of uncarrier news sometime today — this new image seems to confirm exactly that. According to the image itself, T-Mobile’s “uncarrier space launch” will happen today, March 4th … [read full article]

T-Mobile Prism II Press Shots Leak, Comes With Jelly Bean?

Say hello to the upcoming T-Mobile Prism II, making its unofficial press shot debut thanks to @evleaks. This one may be destined direct for the prepaid shelves or the very low-end of the postpaid market, but there is one surprise. The Prism II (Huawei U8686) is rumored to arrive with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, along with a 1.0GHz processor and HVGA display. It’s not going to win any spec awards, but that fact … [read full article]

Samsung Teases Galaxy S IV Unveiling With Jeremy, The “Secret Messenger”

Meet Jeremy, Samsung’s “secret messenger” for the Galaxy S IV and jokingly one of first outsiders to get a look at Samsung’s newest flagship. Samsung’s likely to send out a few more teasers before the March 14th unveiling in New York and we’ll be keeping sharp eyes on each frame of video trying to get a glimpse of what’s to come. Until then, we have some pressing questions: Will Jeremy show off the device in … [read full article]

HTC Says Widgets Aren’t A Necessary Part Of The Android Experience

With the introduction of the HTC One and Sense 5, HTC is taking a dramatically new approach the home screen experience, marking their “most radical shift in user experience since introducing Sense in 2009.” After Sense 4 released in 2012, HTC decided to take a step back and look at the overall experience of their customers with fresh eyes. Thanks to customer interviews and personal feedback, HTC became far more observant about how … [read full article]

MetroPCS Board Pushes Back Vote On T-Mobile USA Merger

With a special announcement on their investor website, MetroPCS announced that it would move the special meeting of their stockholders to vote on the “proposed combination of MetroPCS with T-Mobile USA, Inc.” According to the statement, the date of the special meeting was changed to “correct an administrative error.” In the same statement, MetroPCS states they now expect the deal with T-Mobile to be completed shortly after the meeting. MetroPCS hopes the … [read full article]