Archive | August, 2012

HTC One X+ Makes Appearance On NenaMark, Shows Off Quad-Core Processor

Oh hai there NenaMark2 benchmark with the HTC One X+, better known as the PM63100. Still curious about the differences between the One X and One X+? Good, because the the NenaMark2 benchmark shows the differences between the current model HTC One X and One X+ will live in the 1.7GHz processor and Android 4.1.1 software. The handset is currently running under the codename HTC Evitaire and is said to be on its way … [read full article]

HTC Puts Up Weak Third Quarter 2012 Results, Only Showing Growth In China

HTC’s recent troubles continue as their newly reported numbers from the third quarter of 2012 show as much as a 23 percent drop in overall revenue, with only the Chinese market showing any signs of growth. HTC, now the industries number 5 smartphone maker, is a well-known name but has been hurt by competition from Samsung and Apple, sees overall revenue drop to around $2.34 billion, a drop from $3.04 billion in the … [read full article]

Coming In October: The Huawei Summit, What Is It?

Chalk up yet another unknown device for T-Mobile coming in October, on Halloween in fact as that’s the date set for the debut of the Huawei Summit. There a number of possibilities that exist here — however, given that our most recent Huawei phones have all been mid-range to introductory smartphones, our hopes aren’t that high for something jaw-dropping. That’s not to say Huawei doesn’t make excellent T-Mobile ready products, as the [read full article]

Newest Android Distribution Chart Shows Big Jump In Ice Cream Sandwich

On the first of every month, Google announces updated numbers of the different Android versions and how they are distributed across the platform. With the start of August, we’re seeing a huge jump in Ice Cream Sandwich with a boost from 10.9% in June, up to 15.9% in August. While that still pales in comparison to Gingerbread, which accounts for 60.6% of all Android devices, any bump in the right direction is a … [read full article]

T-Mobile Says “Backhaul Strategy Key To A Competitive 4G Experience”

T-Mobile’s newest blog post wants you to know that the key to the company’s 4G success, is the backhaul. “Backhaul provides the connection cell sites to the internet. The bigger the “pipe,” the more mobile data traffic the network can move quickly.” T-Mobile began its own massive backhaul rollout in 2007, before it offered even offered 4G. Well, it’s that “aggressive rollout” that is helping T-Mobile “deliver a competitive, fast and dependable 4G … [read full article]

Google Launches Official Android Blog, Says Goodbye To Google Mobile

A sappy goodbye and a big hello as Google has officially retired the @googlemobile Twitter account and blog all while introducing a brand new Android blog dedicated to all things, well Android. The brand new Official Blog for Android will bring “news and notes from the Android team.” The new official Android blog will be a welcome addition to the mix of all the unofficial Android blogs roaming the badlands, including ourselves with … [read full article]

Likely Buyer Emerges For Purchase Of T-Mobile Towers

Cellphone tower operator Crown Castle International is now said to be the leading bidder on T-Mobile’s 7,000 towers in a deal worth more than $2 billion, said people familiar with the matter. According to the Wall Street Journal, rival tower operators American Tower and Global Tower Partners are still in the mix, but talks with Crown Castle are “more advanced after final bids landed in early July.” Negotiations with Crown Castle could … [read full article]