A posting on Motorola's forum says that the company is working to deliver the "best possible user experience" as soon as it can and that sadly, it will miss its expected Q2 deadline. The handset maker has updated the status of the two phones to "testing in progress." I'm not exactly sure what that means, but I bet it's better than the "upgrade under evaluation" status that is … Read more
I think we can all agree on one thing: flying cars may be cool, but it's going to be a slaughter in the skies--at least at first. Also, the Verizon iPhone is here again! Yay! We'll believe it when we see it, just like we'll believe that Google Me is real and a real competitor to Facebook when we see it and when Google manages to understand actual humans and what they want in a social network. But hey, fingers crossed! Special guest, Darren Kitchen of Hak5!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Several launches are planned for fall and winter 2010, but the iPad, on track to sell 16 million units, according to some, will be the iPod of tablets by then. If anything, iPad 2G will have been announced and everyone will be queuing up for the version with the camera … Read more
Adobe's Anup Murarka talks with us about mobile Flash, Android 2.2 begins rolling out to select phones, and the Kindle Android app is finally released. Plus, we review the cloud music service MSpot and share a timely tip on speeding up Flash sites on Froyo. Josh Lowensohn guest hosts.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360) EPISODE 5
InterviewAnup Murarka, director of technology strategy for the flash platform.
News storiesDevelopers Betting on Android for Long-Term Success, Says Survey Whoa! Google Android Activations Leap 60% In A Month Report says be aware of what your Android app does Google Activates Android "Kill Switch," Zaps Useless Apps News.com Story about the Kill Switch Rumor: Droid 2 will launch with Android 2.2 on August 23rd Google Docs viewer on Android, iPhone, iPad browser? Why, yes Kindle for Android now available… Read more
Editors' take: MSpot is the latest service to promise free and unlimited streaming from the cloud to your computer or Android device. The company on Monday is finally opening up this service to everyone following a monthlong private beta.
To get it to work, users need to install a small piece of software on their Windows or Mac computer. This lets you pick which folders or specific albums you want to be synced to your mSpot storage. It can also be tied into the libraries of existing local jukebox software like Windows Media Player and iTunes. Every time you make … Read more
Cisco Systems has hopped on the tablet PC bandwagon with a device of its own that uses Google Android software and is targeted at business customers.
The company announced plans for the new tablet, called the Cisco Cius, during its annual customer conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The device, which will only weigh about 1.15 pounds, will sport Cisco's collaboration software that integrates virtual desktop applications with high-definition video.
Specifically, the new device will have front- and rear-facing cameras that record in high definition for video conferencing and a 7-inch high-resolution screen. The device will be integrated … Read more
Today in tech news, Hulu launches its subscription service and we're thinking about going over the top (maybe next year). Also, FarmVille is apparently so prevalent that it forced a Firefox update ... or, put another way, Firefox gets a little bit broken so that FarmVille people can be happy. Sheesh. Steve Jobs sends more email, Kindle for Android arrives, and we fight for a while about Froyo.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
As expected, a minor software update began rolling out for the HTC Evo 4G on Monday. Designed to address Wi-Fi, battery performance, and Exchange features, the maintenance release was shelved as quickly as it started.
Reports started coming in almost immediately that handsets were acting up after the patch was installed. It's not known just how many devices were affected by the update, but it was enough to get the attention of Sprint and HTC. Sprint promised to look into the matter before pushing out further updates, and the company issued the following statement:
While the vast majority of … Read more
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said the company is facing some shortages of its new 3G/4G smartphone, the HTC Evo.
At a conference in New York City on Tuesday, Hesse said the device is more popular than Sprint or HTC, the manufacturer, had foreseen. When asked whether the shortfall was due to a lack of components, he deferred to HTC but said that he thought the issue had more to with stronger-than-expected demand, according to Reuters.
NEW YORK--Samsung has taunted us for days about its upcoming Galaxy S series, sending out mysterious packages and even releasing the identities and destinations of these Android phones. However, it's one thing to read about these devices, but it's another to actually see them up close.
On Tuesday evening, Samsung hosted an event in New York to introduce the entire Galaxy S series with remarks from J.K. Shin, president of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business, and Omar Khan, chief strategy officer for Samsung Telecommunications America.
The news conference was mostly a repeat of what we already know … Read more