The meteoric rise of Android in the smartphone space is benefiting a number of companies, chief among them Taiwan-based HTC. The company is taking its "quietly brilliant" campaign to the top.
The mobile space is exploding with smartphones in every pocket and tablets on the horizon. James Kendrick brings you the latest news from the mobile world and a breakdown of what it means to you. If it is tech and it moves, you'll find it here.
James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long.
HTC, the top Android smartphone maker, has passed Nokia in market cap, a stunning achievement. The Taiwanese handset producer was early to jump on the Android platform, a good move.
RootMetrics has been a source of accurate cellphone coverage maps for the iPhone, and now hits the Android platform to track user's coverage.
Remote control app GoToMyPC went on sale about a month ago for the iPad, and today it is no longer available from the iTunes App Store.
Mobile professionals know the value of finding free WiFi hotspots, and one of the best ways to find them is with WeFi.
The MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot is now available from Sprint online and will be in Sprint stores on April 17th. The MiFi is $79.99 with a two-year commitment for service, which starts at $49.99 per month.
Android may be poised to break into other platforms too. BlueStacks brings Android to the Windows world, and its virtual machine software looks like a decent solution to run Android within Windows.
There are many Android tablets available, but few good ones at a decent price. Enter the Identity Tab, a 7-inch Android tablet that has few compromises but is available in a WiFi-only model for $299.
I am currently own the Galaxy Tab and the HTC EVO 4G, and happily so. I test a lot of other devices and that has led me to realize there are 11 essential Android apps I install on every device I use.
If your carrier asks you to pay for the right to tether (called mobile hotspot), and you do so without enrolling in (and paying for) this plan, then you are stealing service from your carrier.