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T-Mobile’s Planned Dates For Ice Cream Sandwich, Upcoming Device Launches

While Samsung, HTC and T-Mobile remain silent on the topic of Ice Cream Sandwich, TmoNews is coming to the rescue. Understandably, the carriers and manufacturers hate providing anything that even resembles a solid release date as they are so prone to change — a point emphasized by our article earlier in the day highlighting the difficulties imposed on Android updates. Still, I know how badly you guys want to have … [read full article]

Google’s Jean-Baptiste Queru Talks Android Updates, Direct Phone Sales On Google+

Google’s own Jean-Baptiste Queru threw up some thoughts on Google+ on Android updates and utilizing Google’s own channels to sell devices. Queru specifically touched on the lengthy process of updating from Android 3.2 to Android 4.0. Explaining that the large differences in framework between the two platforms lends to the often irritating delay in release. Queru goes on to say that updates from Gingerbread take even longer as a greater set of differences between … [read full article]

(Update: Fake!) Newest Galaxy S III/S3 Leak Looks Exactly Like Latest Render, Samsung Confirms Name

Update: Update: After seeing a number of sites receive this and post it as “exclusive,” we’re calling fakery on this image. This is not the Galaxy S3, Darth Vader is still your father.  Also, TmoNews reader @Bowldylocks noted the left hand reflecting off the screen is also reflecting off the carpet. Fake! Well, this appears to be very real as today’s first Samsung Galaxy S III leak looks to … [read full article]

Verizon Calls Out T-Mobile, Reminds Them Of AT&T Deal Hypocrisy

The ongoing saga that is T-Mobile and Verizon trading barbs over Verizon’s proposed acquisition of SpectrumCo AWS spectrum has yet another round of news. Verizon’s accusing T-Mobile of hypocrisy in their attempts to block Verizon’s acquisition in light of T-Mobile’s efforts to join with AT&T to create the megacarrier to beat all megacarriers. T-Mobile execs met with the FCC last week blasting Verizon’s proposed deal accusing Verizon of purchasing spectrum only … [read full article]

Newest Samsung Galaxy S3 Leak Shows Conflicting Specs, Familiar Render

Things are starting to get a little nutty, or perhaps murky would be the better word when it comes to details surrounding the Galaxy S III hardware. We’ve heard several claims of what kind of specs the smartphone will run on, from what many claim are absolutely reliable sources, and yet, plenty of these leaks manage to conflict with one another. Well, get ready to add one more set of conflicting specs … [read full article]

Samsung Executive Says To Expect Snapdragon Processors In US Bound Galaxy S III

It was just last night that Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy S III will be us the company’s in-house quad-core Exynos processor. Today, things look a little different as an un-named Samsung executive told the Korea Times that US bound Galaxy S III smartphones will rely on Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. The unnamed Samsung official states that the company will release different variants of the Galaxy S3 smartphone for … [read full article]

Samsung Announces 1.4GHz Quad-Core Processor For “The Next Galaxy”

Samsung may be releasing their own set of teasers for its big “The Next Galaxy” announcement on May 3rd, but that isn’t stopping them from talking about the processor. Samsung has released details and a promotional video for the appropriately dubbed “Exynos 4 Quad” running at 1.4GHz per core and based on the ARM Cortex A9. Samsung is touting the 32nm High-K Metal Gate technology, power management, per-core dynamic voltage and frequency … [read full article]

So What Did The Early Stages Of Android Look Like?

The Google v. Oracle trial is turning into a bona-fide goldmine of past Android news as fresh new images originating from the courtroom show a glimpse at what Android looked like in 2007, and what could have been. This is such a far cry from the Android we know today that these shots are almost unrecognizable as a “preliminary” version of the Android platform. If you didn’t know any better and I … [read full article]

Business Insider Would Have You Believe Android Is Dying

Hold onto your Androids folks as Business Insider’s newest report would have you believe — “The End of Android Approaches.” I wish I was kidding. To be truthful, their story is more based on a quote from Raymond James analyst Travis McCourt speaking to Forbes than their own actual reporting.   So, here’s a thought. Could it be the case that Google’s share of the smartphone market has peaked? That the phone-buying public … [read full article]

Google Wanted To Subsidize Data Plans Through T-Mobile Before Android Platform Launched

As the Oracle v. Google trial continues today over patents, documents shown during the trial hinted that Google mentioned to T-Mobile back in 2006 that it wanted to subsidize Android data plans for $9.99. By Google’s math, customers would pay just $9.99 a month for unlimited data — to help subsidize the reduced cost, the company would forgo commissions it would earn from T-Mobile for referring Android buyers to its online store. Google … [read full article]