A company has been fined for using the Angry Birds and Cut the Rope apps to trick users into signing up for premium rate text messages. PhonepayPlus, a subsidiary of telecommunications regulator Ofcom, said it received 34 complaints related to unexpected charges that were triggered by the download of the apps. … [Read More]
Getac, the rugged computing solutions provider, has been trialling its new fully rugged tablet – the Z710 – with customers, and says the 7-inch format with integrated features such as a 1D and 2D Barcode scanner and high-frequency RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) could replace handheld devices in key vertical sectors.
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Apple has won a patent dispute case against Motorola in a landmark ruling that could cause issues for Android device manufacturers worldwide. Apple argued that their slide-to-unlock patent, which relates to the process of unlocking a smartphone by swiping a finger from one area of the screen to another, was violated … [Read More]
Analytics company Flurry has confirmed that in the last week of December 2011, mobile app downloads have passed a record number. According to the firm, 1.2 billion apps were download for mobile operating systems in the last week of December, mainly due to the activation of new devices over the … [Read More]
British Telecom has filed a lawsuit against Google, claiming that six of its patents have been infringed by Google’s Android mobile operating system. The latest suit against Android, which has been under fire from several other companies regarding patent infringements, claims that some of Android’s core features infringe on BT’s … [Read More]
Android continues to be a success as Android devices outsold Apple’s popular iPhone by a ratio of 2:1 this summer. According to Nielsen, 56% of smartphones sold in the three months since June have been loaded with the Android mobile operating system, compared to just 28% which the iOS smartphones … [Read More]
Mobile payment provider, Text2Pay, has announced a new global in-app payment service for Android users called Tap2Pay. The company will allows software developers to integrate the Tap2Pay widget into their Android apps using a simple API and Java library. the 1-click solution claims to have a 95-100% reach as it … [Read More]
RIM’s BlackBerry may be getting an “app player” that allows it’s phones and tablets to run Android apps, as the company seeks to increase sales. RIM is reportedly going to include the app player in its phones that run the new QNX software, which are meant to be coming to … [Read More]
Almost half of Android app usage is dominated by 10 apps according to Nielsen Smartphone Analytics. Most of these apps are usually preloaded on to the majority of Android handsets. Nielsen found, using a tracking software on phones, found that 43% of all Android phone usage is shared between 10 … [Read More]
TazTag’s new TazPad is the first ever Android tablet to combine a fingerprint scanner with Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile payments. NFC allows you to exchange data and make small transactions by putting your device close to a cash register for example. In this way, your tablet or phone can … [Read More]
Sony Ericsson has today announced a brand new Android smartphone in its Walkman range, called “Live with Walkman.” The new phone comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 1GHz processor, a 3.2-inch screen and a 5 mega-pixel camera, which allows for 720p video recording.
Nikolaus Scheurer, head of product marketing at Sony … [Read More]