Galaxy S III smartphone to the world one of the many exciting aspects was wireless charging accessory. Inductive charging has been around for a few years now, but no big name Android manufacturers have ventured into it until Samsung made the announcement. Later that was delayed but now ZENS has announced their own option for the smartphone.
Verizon has posted their Q2 2012 earning report this morning. Just as expected, the numbers were all rather positive for Big Red with things continuing to climb. For the most part we focus on Android and wireless numbers, but did notice Android had outsold the iPhone this quarter too. More details below.
Huawei were nice enough to offer up some of their USB 3G E176G Dongles with XCom Global data for the team to use while we covered all things Android at Mobile World Congress back during February in Barcelona Spain. If you enjoyed all the news, coverage, and hands-on from the largest mobile event of the year brought to you by us, it was all powered by Huawei's modem. For those times our phones weren't capable of a hotspot, XCom Global saved the day, and the event.
Qualcomm reckons Android smartphone users could see 3x the wireless performance once handsets make the jump to 802.11ac WiFi, the company claims, thanks to improvements in speed, range and power consumption. That's one of the boasts around the new line-up of Qualcomm Atheros 802.11ac "gigabit wireless" devices, including the WCN3680 combination 11ac/Bluetooth 4.0/FM chipset that's intended to be used with the potent Snapdragon S4 MSM8960.
LG Optimus LTE Tag, and the company is hoping you'll get into the habit of tapping it against your dashboard. A 4.3-inch 1.2GHz dual-core handset - that looks, almost ridiculously so - like Samsung's Galaxy S II - the Optimus LTE Tag includes both 4G LTE support and a few sheets of sticky NFC labels that can be used to switch the smartphone between various modes.
SugarSync you'll know it's one of the easiest ways to automatically add pictures, or files to your PC from your Android device all wirelessly. Being completely free I've used it plenty in the past and today it got a whole lot better. They've just announced AutoSync, now offering the same free syncing capability for videos too.