Verizon might have been busy dealing with a couple of LTE outages as of late, but it has also had a chance to evaluate claims of poor 4G performance on the new Google flagship Galaxy Nexus Android phone. On that front; good news! An update is coming to “fix” the signal issues. Although, it turns out the fix is really just a change to how the signal bars are displayed.
Earlier today we reported that Verizon Wireless was experiencing its second data outage in as many weeks. Well, shortly ago Big Red gave the all clear saying that it fixed the issue an that all users should be back up and running. Any issues you are still having are entirely your own fault.
It’s been over a year since Apple began its legal battle against Android in general, and HTC in particular. After a long review of the evidence, the International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled in favor of Apple and banned HTC from importing or selling its devices in the U.S.. The ban is not immediate, but come April 19, 2012, HTC could be in for some pain.
The outrage over Carrier IQ was bubbling just below the surface for months before it exploded out of modding circles a few weeks ago. The diagnostics software is on many phones, particularly Android handsets, and is used to gather extensive usage data. After the public outcry, Sprint has announced that Carrier IQ will no longer be used on its phones, and will be disabled on current devices.
Perhaps the folks at Verizon have a sick sense of humor; they enjoy letting things hang out there until the last possible minute. Verizon announced just minutes ago that the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be available tomorrow, December 15th for $299 on-contract. This comes after multiple rumors of delays and more speculation than you can shake a phone at.
The first Nokia Windows Phone 7 device is about to hit American shores, and it’s coming to none other than... T-Mobile? It might not be the network people were hoping for, but it’s also not the device either. The Lumia 710 is the budget-friendly Nokia handset, and is going to sell for $49.99 on a 2-year contract. No one looks to be carrying the higher-end Lumia 800.
Car nuts race their rides to see who’s machine is the fastest. Fitness fanatics run marathons to test their physical limitations and endurance against that of their fellows. Geeks and gearheads? Our battles are fought and won on the basis of how capable our hardware is. While our desktops and laptops might be a thing of wonder to behold, carrying them around with us for the sake of collecting the accolades we deserve isn’t always convenient. Carrying around a smartphone or tablet, however, is. Benchmarking also provides the added benefit of telling you how well your phone manages the current version of your handset’s operating system and apps, as well as whether future OS upgrades will slow all that zippy mobile computing hotness to a bag of sluggish hardware fail. If you’re the owner of an Android handset, there’s a lot of options out there to see how hard your phone rocks. Here’s three of our favourite free benchmarking tools, along with the reasons why you should use them.
As AT&T fights valiantly to save its $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA, at least one company is waiting in the wings for it to fail. America’s second largest satellite TV provider, Dish Network may enter into a partnership with T-Mobile to form a more robust carrier. It just so happens that Dish has gobs of the one thing that T-Mobile is lacking: wireless spectrum.
Things just keep getting worse for AT&T as it tries to ram its $39 billion T-Mobile buyout through the courts. The Justice Department has asked a judge to postpone the start of the case seeking to block the merger, which was slated to start in February. AT&T was hoping that a quick resolution to the case would allow it to continue with the deal. Now that could be impossible.
It’s the nightmare of any developer. Some esoteric element of a developer agreement results in an app being yanked. The only difference this time is that it’s not Apple’s App Store that’s taking a hard line with a dev, but Google’s Android Market. The developers of the popular visual voicemail app YouMail were shocked when Google informed them yesterday that a complaint from T-Mobile resulted in the de-listing of the app. Yikes.