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Android 4.0: A Rundown of Key Features

Ice Cream Sandwich is the first version of the Android platform that was designed to run on both smartphones and tablets.


Verizon to Share User Location Data, Browsing History With Marketers

Verizon has posted changes to its privacy policy stating that it will now share user location data, Web browsing history and demographic information with marketers.


BlackBerry Outage Hits U.S.

The BlackBerry outage that started Monday in Europe, the Middle East and Africa has now spread to North America.

Q&A: Why Consumerization Won't Kill Corporate IT

Yes, the cloud is doing more nuts-and-bolts IT functions. But that doesn't mean corporate IT is dead, says Forrester analyst Matthew Brown.

Verizon, Sprint Dominate Top '4G' Android Smartphone List

Verizon and Sprint have seven of the top 10 '4G' smartphones on the market right now, according to new data from analytics firm Localytics.


British Schoolkids Stock up on iPads, iPhones

10% of UK elementary school students own an iPhone and 5% own an iPad, study reveals.


Office Work Is So Last Century, Forrester Reports

The days of IT workers going to the same office for work every day are apparently over, according to a new survey from Forrester Research.

Patent Madness! A Timeline of the Android Patent Wars

Every week seems to bring new lawsuits revolving around software patents allegedly being infringed upon by Android smartphones and tablets. Here's a look back at some of them.


iPhone Finally Gets Flash

Apple may not have approved it, but it appears as though iPhone users will soon gain access to Flash content.

Verizon LTE Net Will Cover 185 Million People by End of Year, Says CTO

Verizon CTO David Small Tuesday estimated that Verizon's LTE network will cover 185 million people by the end of the year.


New AT&T App Blocks SMS Junkies From Texting While Driving

AT&T is now providing a detox service for SMS junkies who just can't help responding to text messages while driving.

Sprint's Mysterious Event Fuels iPhone, LTE Speculation

Sprint poured more fuel on the iPhone rumor fire Tuesday by announcing a mysterious "strategy update" for press and analysts scheduled for Oct. 7 in New York.

Sorry Angry Birds, Texting Still the Most Popular Smartphone App

You can keep your fancy Angry Birds games and NFC-based wallets because old-fashioned text messaging is still the most popular application for smartphone users.


Google Lashes out at Patent Trolls With Motorola Buy

Google's acquisition of the handset maker -- and its many patents -- will help defend Android against suits by Microsoft and Apple.

Android Tops Smartphone Market With 39% Share

Android's multiple vendors are keeping it on top in the U.S. smartphone operating system wars, although Apple is still dominant as an individual manufacturer.