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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Motorola Photon Q with QWERTY slider coming to Sprint

The sinking of RIM has left many QWERTY lovers in disarray. The upcoming release of Motorola Photon Q could be the light at the end of the tunnel for QWERTY keyboard fanatics. The new Motorola phone will soon be heading to Sprint. It will be Sprint’s first 4G LTE smartphone with a full physical keyboard […]

Security experts find Android phones vulnerable to attacks

Hacking Android smartphones is a walk in the park as demonstrated by security experts at the Black Hat hacking conference in Las Vegas. Gathered at the event are about 6,500 corporate and government security technology experts to learn how their own networks could be vulnerable to unauthorized infiltrations. What You Need To Know: Accuvant researcher […]

Top Android News from CES 2012

As the annual consumer electronics mega show draws to a close in Vegas, here are our picks for the top Android stories from CES 2012: Google’s Matias Duarte Reveals Design Standards for Android 4.0 at CES 2012 Android Design is a online repository for the UI guidelines and blueprints for version 4.0, which we learned […]

Motorola contributes in Google’s surging revenue

Google’s Q2 earnings have surged with the help of newly acquired Motorola. This is Google’s first earnings report since acquiring Motorola last May. Motorola has contributed 10% of Google’s overall revenue. However, Motorola reported an operating loss of $233 million, $192 million of which came from its mobile business. What You Need To Know: In […]