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Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld.

Google Exec Hints of Android 5.0 Release This Fall

Pattern of earlier releases suggest fall, but Lockheimer says Google wants to be 'flexible' on timing.

Next Version of Android Could Come Fall 2012, Google Exec Implies

Google is is not saying much about the next version of Android, which has been rumored to be coming to a smartphone near you by early summer.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Sighted in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress

Samsung began displaying outdoor billboards in Barcelona on Sunday of a 10.1-in. Galaxy Note, featuring the digital pen seen in the smaller 5.3-in. version.

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Chief Mobile Officer: A Job Title Now Timely?

This old idea gets new life as mobile strategies gain importance.

Google Clamps Down on Its Pre-paid Google Wallet Card on Smartphones

This move to temporarily disable the provisioning of prepaid Google Wallet cards follows two independent hacks described on blogs.

Is It Too Late to Save RIM?

New Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins has a small window of opportunity to resuscitate the long-stumbling smartphone maker.

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LTE Boosts Mobile Gear by 17 Percent in 2012

The mobile communications equipment market will hit the half-trillion-dollar mark in 2015, according to research firm IHS.

The Super Bowl by the Wireless and Network Numbers

AT&T and carrier equipment provide Sandvine released some interesting wireless and Internet usage figures from Sunday's Super Bowl victory for the New York Giants.

Voice and Video Calls via Wi-Fi From 30,000 Feet?

Federal regulations forbid making calls from cell phones while aboard U.S. commercial planes in-flight, but Wi-Fi services could eventually permit voice and video calls.

Presidential Campaign Mobile Websites Lack Savvy

All of the U.S. presidential candidates say they're pro-tech, but their mobile campaign sites don't support that campaign promise.

London Calling With RIM BlackBerry 10 Smartphone

Research in Motion's incipient BlackBerry 10 smartphone, code-named London, has a thin and long design, according a photo obtained by CrackBerry.com.

'If I Die' Facebook App Sends Your Final Message

A new Facebook app might be perfect for the person who always wants to have the last word -- the really last word.

Windows Phone Predicted to Displace iPhone

Microsoft's OS could power 17% of the smartphones shipped in 2015, edging out Apple's iPhone for the second-place ranking behind Android, analyst says.

Verizon Adds LTE Service to 5 More Cities

Verizon's 4G service is now available in 195 markets, well ahead of other carriers.

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Motorola Confirms Wi-Fi Android Upgrade for Xoom

The update gives U.S. users faster browsing and useful Data Manager tool, among other features.

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