Last week in this space I questioned the need for greater government intrusion into private computer networks in the name of cybersecurity, when so little seems to be taking place to fix one of the biggest security culprits: insecure software. This week, I am pleasantly surprised to report on an important first step the government has taken to address that very culprit.
Google's Android and Apple's iOS combined to dominate 89.7 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in the final weeks of 2012, according to a new report issued by digital research firm comScore.
Apple now leads all mobile device vendors on global Internet usage, displacing Nokia for the first time ever in January, according to new research issued by StatCounter.
Close to two years after first rolling out the HTC ThunderBolt to subscribers, Verizon Wireless is finally upgrading the device to Google's Android 4.0, a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich. The ThunderBolt--the first 4G LTE smartphone introduced--currently runs Android 2.3, or Gingerbread.
Google's Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean, is expanding to two high-profile smartphones: Verizon Wireless is updating Samsung Electronics' flagship Galaxy S III, while Sprint Nextel is upgrading its exclusive HTC Evo 4G LTE.
Consumers are reporting random reboot and freezing issues impacting smartphones running Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8 operating system.
HTC revealed it will not update devices with 512MB RAM or less to run Google's Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean, citing user experience concerns.
Apple and HTC settled their global patent lawsuit over the weekend and announced a 10-year licensing agreement that ends their two-year smartphone patent war. Now that the HTC battlefront has been closed down, Apple can point its big guns at Samsung.
Microsoft is considering building its own Windows Phone 8 smartphones, which would directly compete with its handset partners Nokia, Samsung and HTC, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
HTC will update its One X and One S smartphones to run Google's Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean.