My recent purchase of the Nexus S smartphone has made it clear to me that even though I have tested and used dozens of Android devices, I had no idea what stock Android looked like.
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.
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. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' writing has appeared in many print publications: Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine, Information Week and Laptop Magazine to name a few. James' coverage of the mobile technology sector has regularly appeared in the New York Times, Salon.com and CNN/ Fortune online. Not just a writer, James has filmed numerous video reviews and how-tos that have garnered well over a million viewers. He has appeared on local news segments and been interviewed by the Associated Press on mobile technology topics. Additionally, James has been podcasting about mobile technology for years.
T-Mobile is running a one day Father's day special this Saturday and giving Dads a year of free smartphone data.
The decision to make Windows 8 work on all types of devices may work for Microsoft, but it will fail in the mobile space if it exposes the user to two areas of legacy Windows operation.
The folks at Fossil Watch sent me the MetaWatch, a watch that is in constant communication with my smartphone to send me notifications in real-time. This is a great start to making the Personal Grid a reality.
As an owner of a HTC EVO 4G since it was first released last year, it is with a bit of sadness to report it has been replaced. Yesterday I said goodbye to the EVO and picked up a brand new Nexus S from Sprint.
A recent system update on my Android phone led me to stick with the stock interface and not customize things so much. This led me to realize that the Android 'fiddling ratio' is extremely high.
According to an internal memo from Sprint that's popped up on the web, the carrier is going to allow the sharing of "buckets" of data on plans with multiple devices.
I have spoken off the record to quite a few staffers at the carrier stores, and a distinctive picture of how tablets are affecting carrier business is beginning to emerge.
It's time for the Personal Grid, a protocol that is designed to let different mobile gadgets communicate when near each other to leverage the multiple screens for the user's benefit.
Pundits responding to rumors that Microsoft will build its own tablet indicate the company shouldn't do so. I would even take it a bit further and put forth that it cannot make a tablet without dire consequences.
Anything that helps me cut the cords in my office is welcome, and the Powermat wireless charging system I am using with the HTC EVO 4G is a real boon.
I love all gadgets, even the ones with glaring faults. I honestly don't believe that my gadget is better than yours. I like your gadget too.
ARM believes that the release of Windows 8 for the ARM platform will help the company grab a whopping 40 percent of the global notebook market by 2015.
Keeping so much data synchronized in the background as described by the iCloud announcement is a useful service, but it moves so much data that it may be pushing capped mobile data plans into the red zone.
The new products and product features announced by Apple today puts the company's mobile competitors firmly on notice that they are coming after them all.