Android malware increasing in Q2

Malware and viruses on Android devices are no longer a surprise. However, the latest report from Russia-based security firm Kaspersky Labs is alarming. What You Need To Know: According to the Kaspersky report, around 14,900 new malicious programs are targeting Android in Q2 of 2012. The figure almost trebled the numbers from the previous quarter. […]

Kyocera Rise with Android 4.0 and QWERTY slider coming to Sprint and Virgin Mobile

QWERTY fans have a reason to celebrate this month as the affordable Kyocera Rise is coming to Sprint and Virgin Mobile. Along with a four-row keyboard QWERTY slider, the Rise is shipped with Android Ice Cream Sandwich. What You Need To Know: The Kyocera Rise packs a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and has a 3.5-inch touch-screen […]

Google to cut 4,000 Motorola employees

Google is looking to restructure its mobile business in order to focus on high-end devices. This new initiative involves laying off 4,000 Motorola employees, about 20 percent of Motorola’s workforce. Google also intends to close 30 Motorola offices worldwide. What You Need To Know: The Motorola acquisition last May has increased Google’s workforce by 20,293, […]

Sony LT29i purportedly to be launched as Sony Xperia TX

The Sony Xperia LT29i, codenamed Hayabusa, has been at the center of many rumour mills in the past few weeks. The most recent chatter surrounding Sony’s upcoming high-end phone is its name. It appears that the Xperia LT29i will be released to the market as the Xperia TX. What You Need To Know: The Sony […]

Samsung Galaxy S III boosts Samsung’s web traffic

Released just over a month ago, Samsung Galaxy S III usage has experienced rapid growth, giving a huge boost to Samsung’s overall mobile web presence.  However, Samsung is still far behind Apple’s iPhone, according to the latest report from research firm Chitika. What You Need To Know: Officially released in June 21, the Samsung Galaxy […]

IDC: Android dominates mobile market in Q2

Google’s Android has experienced tremendous growth last quarter. According to the Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report from research firm IDC, more than two-thirds of smartphones shipped worldwide in the second quarter of 2012 were Android handsets. What You Need To Know: Out of the estimated 154 million smartphones shipped in Q2, 104.8 million, or 68.1 […]

HTC Q2 profit drops by 58 percent

HTC earnings continue to slide down due to the stiff competition from Samsung and Apple. HTC’s Q2 numbers reveal a 58 percent drop in profits, marking its third consecutive quarterly drop. Even though smartphone shipments have considerably risen this quarter, surpassing feature phone shipments, it appears that only Samsung and Apple are benefiting from the […]

Ice Cream Sandwich now on almost 16 percent of Android devices

After a month of aggressively releasing updates, 16 percent of Android devices are now running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This is a huge improvement compared to last month where Ice Cream Sandwich was found on almost 11% of Android devices. However, it is still a long way from surpassing Android 2.3 Gingerbread. What […]

U.S. Cellular launches 2 new Motorola smartphones

U.S. Cellular is looking to improve its smartphone lineup. Available starting today are two new Motorola devices, the Motorola Electrify 2 and Defy XT. The Electify 2 is a sequel to the Motorola Photon 4G which was released last year. The Defy XT is known for its rugged design. U.S. Cellular is the second mobile […]

Republic Wireless reopens $19 per month unlimited beta, introduces new Motorola phone

Republic Wireless, a WiFi-centric mobile operator, is now ready to compete against giant carriers as it again offers its $19 per month unlimited Beta and adds a new phone to its lineup. The start-up carrier introduces the rugged Motorola Defy XT to the U.S. What You Need To Know: The Android 2.3 Motorola Defy XT […]