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Articles by Ed Hansberry
posted in August 2011
While the mobile industry's patent litigation frenzy is amusing to watch, the side effects to consumers, developers, and enterprises are not so funny.
Android came up last against other major mobile operating systems in one tech blogger's experiment.
License for distributing Android gives enormous freedom to those making the phone. An unwanted software explosion has resulted.
Software now speeds updates and backups, changes media handling.
Most people spend the majority of their time with a very small number of programs, so don't be swayed by boasts of hundreds of thousands of mobile apps.
Google's planned purchase of Motorola Mobility has INQ openly examining alternative mobile operating systems.
Remember Palm? It's the end of an era for a company that once defined the mobile device business.
Struggling BlackBerry-maker needs to make a move quickly, and getting its next-generation QNX operating system out sooner rather than later will help.
Another blow for RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet as Sprint nixes plans to carry a WiMAX version.
Rather than relying on 3G connections, more users are turning to AT&T's Wi-Fi network for faster speeds and unlimited data.
Microsoft and Nokia are hosting an event in Germany on August 17, which may be the official unveiling of the Windows Phone 7 mobile phone offspring from the partnership of the two tech giants.
Once heralded as the next big thing, marketing for smartphones just hasn't taken off.