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Behind the Motorola Xoom pricing: Too many cooks in the kitchen?

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The Xoom is a fantastic piece of hardware, and Honeycomb is a great OS. I don’t think there are many out there who would argue with either of those statements. The reviews of the Xoom and Honeycomb are all fa…

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Samsung is changing the iPad/Android tablet conversation

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If you subscribe to any other Android news feeds, you’ll have noticed the continuing coverage of Samsung reacting to the iPad. It’s just shocking that a manufacturer is changing their strategy b…

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Android Fragmentation is so last year. Processor fragmentation is the real issue [OPINION]

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Everyone discussing Android OS fragmentation should take a seat. You’ve have had more than a year to discuss the differences among Donuts and Froyo ad nauseam. The new source of headache for developers…

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Motorola Tablets

Xoom/Honeycomb launch impressions (spoilers: it’s not all goodness and light)

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Like many tech geeks out there who has yet to climb the ranks of tech journalism enough to get to go fancy places, I walked over to my local Verizon store on Xoom launch day to check out the Xoom tablet. It was my first…

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Facebook Mobile: All our base are belong to them [OPINION]

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Android users have long been able to merge their Facebook and Google contacts, a genius way to quickly get phone numbers, emails, and photo ID’s when available. But that privilege has been stripped from…

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Counterpoint: Nokia choosing WP7 may be good for everyone

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Earlier Nokia announced that they would be dropping their own Symbian and Meego platforms in favor of Windows Phone 7. My colleague Andrew likened it to “[jumping] from a burning platform into oil-soak…

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NOKIA ignores Android, jumps from burning platform into oil-soaked waters

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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop used a “burning platform” metaphor to tell staffers that their company faces a life-threatening decision. They can either stand on a burning oil rig and be consumed by the f…

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Missing features of the Android Market Web Store

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As much as I love that Google finally launched the Android Market Web Store, nothing, as they say, happens in a vacuum. The Market Web Store is a great start, and beautifully designed, but we can’t forget…

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Android OS

Honeycomb isn’t a phone OS, and maybe it never should be

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A few days ago, once people had a bit of time to dig through the newly released Honeycomb SDK, it was found that there was a rudimentary smartphone emulator built in when you crank the resolution down. The tech wor…

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Google shouldn’t try to change the culture of the Android Market

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Yesterday, we heard that Google is “not happy” with Android Market purchase numbers, so our fearless editor Andrew even suggested 5 ways Google can make itself happier. While they are all good su…

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5 ways to make Google happy about Android app sales

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Google is not satisfied with sales numbers from the Android Market. At the Inside Social Apps conference in San Francisco yesterday, Android Market lead Eric Chu said his company is “not happy” w…

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Carriers

Google Voice port of exisiting numbers will finally free me from carrier control

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Someone recently accused me of being overly negative when I talk about Sprint. The person (rightly) assumed that I hold contempt for the Now Network. Actually, I have contempt for all carriers. AT&T, T-Mo…

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AT&T

AT&T brings 3G into 4G argument with Verizon. Should they? [OPINION]

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While the mobile tech world is collectively making sense of how Verizon’s new 4G LTE announcement will affect the industry, AT&T has jumped into the conversation with a well-timed letter from CTO J…

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Angry Birds GetJar flop shows Android Market is the lesser of all evils [OPINION]

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We give the Android Market quite a bit of grief on this site, but the recent troubles of dealing with market alternatives has me thinking that Google may deserve an apology. It’s not as easy as it looks. Ang…

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Has Windows Phone 7 made Android and Google the new bad guys of mobile phones?

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The always interesting story of modern smartphones had a plot turn yesterday. As Microsoft announced a stable of new devices to launch its re-focused mobile strategy, something funny happened: columnists f…

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