Author Archives: Dave LeClair

Android 4.2 deletes December events from People app

Android users with important dates to remember in December have an issue they need to know about. Android 4.2 has a weird bug that is causing a problem with the People app. The entire month of December has disappeared from the calendar in the app.

OtterBox launches new cases for DROID RAZR HD, DROID RAZR MAXX HD, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

So, you just bought an expensive device, you want to protect it right? Well OtterBox, the company synonymous with ultra-protective cases for mobile devices, has just announced the launch of new cases for three popular devices. Owners of a DROID RAZR HD, DROID RAZR MAXX HD, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 can grab new cases from OtterBox to keep their precious devices safe and sound.

Google and Dish in talks to launch new wireless service

Google and Dish Network are in talks to bring a new wireless service that would be aimed at rivaling the big carriers such as AT&T and Verizon. According to a report for the Wall Street Journal, the talks are not incredibly advanced, and they very well could amount to nothing. As of this point, Google is one of the many companies that Dish has spoken with, and they are in what WSJ's source calls an "exploratory stage." Google declined to comment on the talks.

Galaxy S II Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean test firmware leaks

Galaxy S II owners looking go get some Jelly Bean action on their phone are in for some good news. Android 4.1.2 has leaked for the device in test form, thanks to XDA-Developers. Of course, this means it's not a final build, and with that, there could be some small bugs and issues that pop up every now and then, so be prepared for that if you choose to flash this new firmware on your device.

Judge rules that Apple and Samsung can add new product to lawsuit

The never-ending patent battles between Apple and Samsung have received another layer. Both companies were requesting to add new products to the existing lawsuit, and the judge was decided rather he should allow this. His thought was that, should he not allow it, both companies would just launch into a bunch more suits, which would be worse. With that in mind, Judge Grewal has decided to allow both companies to add additional products to the existing suit.

Kobo Arc hits shelves in the UK, Canada, and France

Kobo, the company best known for its ebook readers, is bringing its 7-inch tablet to market in the UK, Canada, and France today. The tablet is available starting at $199, depending on which storage option you choose. The Kobo Arc is available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB options, so you can get however much storage you need.

Nexus 7 HSPA+ tablet sold out on Google Play already

Are you looking to grab a 32GB Nexus 7 with mobile data from Google Play? Well, too bad for you, because its already completely sold out on Google's own retail site. The 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi version of the tablet are still in stock, but it seems as if people really want to get mobile data on their mid-sized devices, and thus, are buying them up quickly. At least it lasted longer than the Nexus 4, which sold out in minutes and the 10-inch Nexus tablet.

Report claims Android has 90-percent smartphone market share in China

In the smartphone game, it's all about market share. The more people using your device, the more people you can sell apps to, and the more you can shout your dominance from the rooftops. Well, it looks like Android has the market on lockdown in China, at least according to a new report from Analysys International. The data from the report combines data from both device sales and ownership. If this report is true, it seems that no one can touch Android in China.