Don't get us wrong, we love iOS more than words can describe. That said, the grass is sometimes greener on the Android side of the smartphone fence. To show you what we mean, we've put together a gallery of 10 things baked into the Android OS that we'd love to see, shall we say "liberated", for use with iOS.
Most of us are familiar with the term 3G, which refers to the third generation of wireless technology standards used in the last three models of the iPhone (not to mention every other smartphone produced in recent years). But did you know that a lot of what carriers are currently touting as “4G” is actually just a souped-up version of 3G?
Take a second to think about pure, unadulterated speed. Go ahead -- close your eyes if you need to. What did you think of? The smell of burning rubber on hot race-track asphalt? A fighter jet flashing overhead at breakneck speeds? The face-crushing pull of G-forces on a roller coaster? Now add 4G LTE internet speeds to the list. Damn right, it’s that fast.
If AT&T was sweating over losing their iPhone exclusivity back in January, they can rest easy now. According to their first-quarter financials, the carrier sold 5.5 million smartphones -- and 60 percent of them were from Apple.
Google's looking to put an end to the annoying task of having to carry around your wallet and your cellphone with you wherever you go. The search engine giant plans on testing mobile-payment service at various stores in New York City and San Francisco in the next four months, so that consumers can happily give their money away without the added inconvenience of pulling out a wallet and swiping a plastic card.
Mobile World Congress wrapped up Thursday in Barcelona, Spain and TechRadar, our sister site from across the pond, was there! Journey with us now as we give a quick rundown on the fourth and final day of MWC 2011.
Despite an impressive debut two years ago for the Palm Pre, the smartphone’s slick webOS software was hampered by a poor keyboard and questionable build quality and soon largely forgotten. Flash-forward to Wednesday, and Palm’s new owners at HP have thrown back the curtain on the second coming of webOS, now ready to take on iOS and Android on both smartphones as well as the tablet platform.
If you think that former cell phone giant Nokia is going down in flames in their battle against Apple and Google, you’re not alone. Look no further than a leaked memo from the company’s new CEO, where he lays out the brutally honest truth.
When we first told you about it this past August, the iControlPad had us pretty excited. Not much has changed since then, other than the fact that handcrafted smartphone gaming peripheral is finally available for sale and is expected to start shipping sometime this month. Before you ask, yes, we've already ordered ours.
Uh-oh, it looks like Apple CEO Steve Jobs may have just saved a postage stamp for this year’s Christmas card mailing: A Dutch newspaper is reporting that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is predicting that Google’s Android will become the dominant smartphone platform.