Mobile

TeleNav Scout getting 3D maps and crowd-sourced alerts this year

Popular navigation and maps software provider TeleNav has just announced a few rather interesting developments for their Android and iOS apps. It looks like Telenav Scout will be getting the popular 3D mapping technology for landmarks and major cities, along with many other useful new features. If you're still looking for an alternative to Google Maps you might want to read on below.

LinkedIn and Pulse News join forces in $90m deal

Today some breaking news has just arrived from one of the most popular news apps for both Android and iOS. That being that Pulse News has been acquired by LinkedIn for the tune of around $90 million dollars in a mix of mostly stocks, as well as some cash. At first thought we were worried, but rest assured that Pulse won't be going anywhere - at least for now.

HTC First Review

With the HTC First we've got what both HTC and Facebook are presenting as this year's Facebook Phone. While we've seen devices in the past with Facebook-centric bodies and with Facebook features added to their basic Android software experience, here with the HTC first we've got what both HTC and Facebook are very clearly saying is their hero environment for the mobile universe. This isn't just an HTC Salsa with a Facebook button attached - it's the first full embodiment of Facebook Home!

Facebook announcing their own flavor of Android

Last night Facebook sent out invites for an upcoming event focused all on Android, and it has the rumors a swirling this afternoon. We're hearing their own Facebook phone, a home screen replacement full of News Feeds and all sorts of craziness. One in particular from the New York Times seems to be logical, but anything is possible.

Samsung loads up, receives the most mobile patents in 2012

The folks at Samsung went big in 2012 and loaded up on patents, most notably mobile patents. As we're sure many of you know Samsung didn't have too great of a year in court regarding patents, and we have a feeling they'll be trying hard to protect themselves in the future now that they've acquired so many this past year. Samsung was granted more patents than any other mobile company over the past 12 months.
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