Archive | April, 2012

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 simply … [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]

FCC Approves AT&T Spectrum Transfer To T-Mobile

The Federal Communications Commission has approved the transfer of AWS spectrum licenses from AT&T to T-Mobile USA as of today. The spectrum transfer is part of the break-up fee awarded by AT&T to T-Mobile after the formers failed acquisition of the latter. T-Mobile gains licenses in 128 markets, including 12 of the top 20 markets. “We applaud the FCC for acting swiftly to approve the transfer of these spectrum licenses,” said Neville Ray, … [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]

T-Mobile Wallet Now Working On Unlocked Galaxy Nexus Devices

Great news for unlocked Galaxy Nexus owners on T-Mobile who have looked for a Google Wallet solution since the phone was unveiled. According to a Engadget report, Google Wallet is now working on a Galaxy Nexus with a T-Mobile sim installed and operating. Previously, Google Wallet had only worked on unlocked AT&T models. Engadget has yet to attempt any transactions with the Google Wallet app, but things are looking good. This is … [read full article]

(Updated) T-Mobile Branded Samsung Galaxy Note Hanging In The Wild, Looking Awesome

Updated: I’ve updated the post to include an image indicating Wi-Fi calling is pre-installed as well the 2500mAh battery.  We’re about to put aside any doubt any of you may have had surrounding the future availability of the Galaxy Note on T-Mobile. We’ve had two indications that the 5.3″ “phablet” was forthcoming — first through a revealing user agent string which helped us find the size of the screen and second, … [read full article]