Samsung handsets over Apple's iPhone line more often.
LG Nexus 4 will be making its way to O2 on November 13, the carrier has announced. Not only that, it is going to be exclusive to the carrier, so if you're in the UK and you want a Nexus 4 without spending the no contract price, O2 is going to be your only options. Google will be selling the phone unlocked, but if you don't want to drop £239 for the 8GB, £279 for the 16GB, O2 is your choice.
exposed to any website they visited from their mobile phones. While not a malicious attack, a setting in O2's network was broadcasting its customers phone number in addition to standard browser data like user agents, device type and screen size. This morning Android phones and other O2 devices stopped broadcasting mobile phone numbers, indicating that the security hole has been patched. O2 still hasn't spoken publicly on the issue.
told Android Community that the company does not use Carrier IQ software in any of its products. Canadian carrier Rogers joins them today, also stating that Carrier IQ is not present on any of its devices. A company spokesperson confirmed on Twitter that none of the phones or tablets in their lineup use the software.
unlocked version of the Galaxy Nexus is coming to the UK on November 17th, but it looks like O2 is interested in getting in on the Ice Cream Sandwich action. They've announced that the phone will be available online and at retail on the same day. In Canada, both Bell and Virgin Mobile have announced general December availability, with a vague signup page to tide eager Android fans over.
HTC Rhyme. The smartphone is aimed at women wanting a cute smartphone more than the hardcore Android user looking for power. The Rhyme does come with some nice accessories though. If the Rhyme tickled your fancy and you are in the UK, O2 has announced that it will be getting the smartphone starting on October 17. That launch date isn't too far away.
has confirmed that the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play will be delayed, after having "found some bugs in the software that, if they’re not fixed, means customers won’t have a great experience." According to Stuart Hibberd, head of O2's testing team, by the time Sony Ericsson has tweaked the firmware, the gaming smartphone will have missed its previously announced April 1 launch date. What's unclear is whether the same bugs will impact other carriers offering the XPERIA Play. O2 doesn't specify what, exactly, the issues are, but it does claim they're general flaws in the XPERIA Play's firmware rather than something to do with a particular build for the O2 network. For more on the XPERIA Play, check out our hands-on from CTIA 2011 last week. [Thanks Toby!]
passing BlackBerry to become #1 smartphone. Stories like that just mentioned keep showing up more and more.
earlier today, it has been rumored that AT&T may pick it up soon after.