Tag Archives: Android

Two Separate Reasons To Consider Purchasing The Galaxy S III, If/When It Lands On T-Mobile

If you’re a dedicated Samsung fan and you’ve felt a little slighted at HTC’s sweet free Dropbox space, consider your fortunes changed. Samsung has announced that everyone who buys and registers a Galaxy S III will have their Dropbox accounts boosted with 50GB of extra storage for two years. No word on what happens to the storage space after the 24 month time-frame, but for two years it’s a sweet deal. … [read full article]

I’m Leaving The iPhone Behind And Going Android Only For 30 Days, Can I Be Converted?

This is, by all accounts one of the bigger things I’ve ever done since the founding of TmoNews. So let’s just jump right in, for 30 days, I’m giving up my iPhone completely and going all Android. I’m calling it the “David’s going 30 days with the HTC One S since I know most of you would love to see me drop all signs of iOS in my household Android challenge.” Well, that wouldn’t be … [read full article]

Newest comScore Reports Shows Android, Apple Continuing Smartphone Dominance

We knew this was coming as the March smartphone market totals are now in and you’ll only need one guess for who continues to reign number one in the US market. Android its dominance jumping almost four full points to 51% of new American smartphone buyers. Apple’s still riding high as well jumping to 30.7% giving the two top platforms close to 80% marketshare. Microsoft and RIM took their own hits dropping to … [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]

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]

Motorola DROID 4, DROID BIONIC And DROID RAZR Work On T-Mobile’s EDGE Network

This story personifies why Android is an awesome platform as it allows for hacking, tweaking, rooting, and tinkering as the folks at XDA make a very cool discovery. As it turns out, the Motorola DROID BIONIC running on Verizon Wireless actually supports global GSM bands for use on both AT&T and T-Mobile networks. At first, the idea was dismissed, but after working deeper and deeper into the phone’s hardware, it was discovered that … [read full article]

(Updated) LG Posts Minor G2x Update, Sadly Not The Update You’ve Been Waiting For

  Update: According to T-Mobile, this update hasn’t been officially released, so you may not see the update as available. A quick note for all you T-Mobile G2x owners out there as a minor update has been released, removed and then re-released by LG. There are some early reports about improved battery life, but mostly you’ll just notice a bump from Android 2.3.3 to Android 2.3.4. There is … [read full article]