Apple and Samsung are set to go into contract negotiations next week to determine how much Apple will have to pay for FRAND patents that Motorola owns. The patents in question are basic patents that...
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Internet marketing research company comScore has just released a report today saying that Samsung is currently the top handset manufacturer with a 26 percent market share. Fellow Korean electronics conglomerate LG is at the second spot with 17.7 percent while Apple is closing in at 17.5 percent. Motorola and HTC bagged the 4rth and 5th spot with 10.9 percent and 6.2 percent, respectively.
comScore surveyed more than 30,000 mobile subscribers in the U.S. within a three-month period that ended last month and saw the smartphone penetration growing past the 50 percent threshold. When it comes to platform market share, Google Android grabbed the top spot with 52.5 percent market share while Apple’s platform only managed to own 34.3 percent. RIM ranked third with 8.4 percent share, followed by Microsoft (3.6 percent) and Symbian (0.6 percent).By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Samsung Galaxy S3 mini firmware released, Verizon Galaxy S3 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update leaked,
Developers, heads up! If your fingers are itching for some programming action and you want to do something with the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, then the moment has arrived, as the first firmware for the Galaxy S3 mini has just been announced. Just to have a quick recap on what the Galaxy S3 mini brings to the table, it will run on the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean operating system, where it will be accompanied by a 4? Super AMOLED display at 480 x 800 resolution, a 5-megapixel camera at the back, and a 1GHz dual-core processor to boot. Sure, you will not find any kind of quad-core goodness, but for the size of it, the Galaxy S3 mini makes for a decent mid-range smartphone.
You will also be able to take advantage of the Touch Wiz user interface from Samsung to sweeten your Android experience, and there is NFC capability which will surely see far more use for it in the future than now. Any developers interested in picking up the Galaxy S3 mini to give their programming brains a go with the new firmware?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini photo and specs leaked ahead of official launch, Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini confirmed, is a 4-inch device,
Remember our story on how T-Mobile?s Google Nexus not supporting WiFi calling, a feature that many folks on T-Mobile have been taking advantage of whenever they do not have a decent phone signal and yet are in the vicinity of a fast Internet connection? Well, it seems that we might have been sniffing down the wrong trail, and would like to apologize for any confusion which arose from our previous story. While T-Mobile did confirm that there will be no WiFi calling support on the Google Nexus 4, this has nothing to do with T-Mobile restricting this feature from the Nexus 4.
After all, a Nexus device from Google and whichever hardware manufacturer that they decide to partner with generally does not receive any input from mobile carriers, so T-Mobile was probably in the dark like you and me during the development of the Google Nexus 4. This means there was no input from T-Mobile for the Nexus 4?s manufacturing process, hence the lack of support right from the get go for such a feature. All in all, this should not come across as a surprise as it is a pure Google device, hence no carrier-provided software will be part of it.
Also, some folks did mention that WiFi calling smartphones do come with a specific kernels that was developed by the carriers themselves, and if you have a high level of technical knowledge, tinkering around with 3rd party kernels and custom ROMs, who knows, the Google Nexus 4 might just be able to handle WiFi calling after all.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: T-Mobile's Nexus 4 will apparently not support the carrier's WiFi calling service, T-Mobile USA to offer Wi-Fi calling on Android smartphones,
First of all, we would like to apologize for not doing our homework properly, but instead, jumped aboard the rumor-happy bandwagon like most of the other sites on the Internet when it came to alleged renders of what could potentially be the Sony C650X Odin. For starters, the render that you see above hails from the folks over at Concept-Phones, and as the name as well as the website obviously suggests, it is but a concept only.
As to how the Sony C650X Odin association was attached to the render, well, this was because the person behind the render?s submission was done by someone who prefers to be simply known as ?Jsus?, who incidentally is the very same person who came up with the live model of the previous Odin concept. I guess because of that, most folks attributed this to the upcoming C650X Odin, but what we have to say is this – we will be more careful with what we report from now on, and will most probably be waiting a wee bit longer for the actual Sony C650X Odin to make an appearance.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Sony C650X Odin spotted on candid camera?, Alleged Sony "Odin" specs spotted in forums, suggests 5" 1080p display,
While the iPad mini was sold in different countries from today onwards, some might say that the product?s launch did not generate the kind of frenzy as the iPhone and iPad did, as lines for the tablet rarely stretched to anything beyond a block. Well, football and basketball might be favorite American past times, but so too, is modifying your vehicle?s dashboard with aftermarket gizmos and gadgets. Case in point, the iPad mini has already been integrated into someone?s dashboard so soon after release, thanks to Soundwaves of Tampa who did this installation job in a 2012 Toyota Corolla right after the iPad mini?s launch, where it will function as the vehicle’s infotainment system. Not exactly the best choice considering the lower resolution count of the display to the new iPad, but it ought to serve its purpose decently for most folks who do not demand that much.
The iPad mini will function as a middleman, streaming Pandora and iHeartRadio through the Toyota Corolla’s audio system. If you want to surf on it, then you might want to do so via a Mi-Fi unit which has been installed in the vehicle itself. What other iPad mini mods are you looking forward to in the future?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: iPad mini debut appears to be underwhelming, iPad mini now available for purchase,
For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, you know the drill even as the mercury drops, all the relevant and necessary precautions need to be taken into consideration as you prepare to meet the bitter chill of winter head on. After all, who does not want to wrap themselves in multiple layers in freezing temperatures, by putting on a scarf, a pair of woolen gloves and socks, a hat and perhaps even ear mitts? Well, going out is one thing when you are nicely wrapped up, feeling warm and toasty within, but what about your poor smartphone that is exposed all naked to the elements?
This is where the Nokia X Burton Insulator case comes in handy, where it has been touted to be specially designed to offer protection for your smartphone from the bitter cold and snow. In fact, tests performed on the Nokia X Burton Insulator case showed that it actually helped extend your phone?s battery life by up to 50% in cold and sub-zero temperatures. The reason it is able to do so is thanks to a cozy soft-fur lining and 3M Thinsulate for maximum cold weather protection. The test conditions point to offline streaming of Nokia Music on a Lumia 800 in temperatures of minus 10 centigrade (-10°C), now how about that for durability?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Nokia 109 announced, offers affordable mobile Internet experience to the masses, Nokia Drive planned for other platforms,
We all know that the Google Nexus 4 smartphone which was manufactured by LG will more or less be the first smartphone to ship with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on board, but what about the rest of the smartphones in the market? Sure, the LTE version of the Galaxy S3 recently received its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, and here we are with whispers that Verizon?s Samsung Galaxy S3, too, is on the verge of receiving the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, considering how a Jelly Bean beta ROM has already been leaked out onto the Internet, sporting a build date that shows off October 8th as the fateful day.
No idea on how long will it take before an official introduction happens, but if you are curious and are willing to risk your smartphone turning into some sort of NFC-enabled brick, then you might want to download this unofficial ROM and give it a go. For folks who decided to take the more adventurous path, just how did you find the installation process, and is everything running just fine now?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update arriving on Sprint this October 24th, Samsung Galaxy S3 available for $100 on contract from Sprint and Verizon,