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November 12, 2012
by sjvn01
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Verizon gets out of the Android and Blackberry app business

I use a Verizon Android smartphone, the Droid 4, but I’ve never used any of Verizon‘s built-in Android applications or gone to its app. store. It turns out I wasn’t the only one. By January 2013. Verizon won’t just be … Continue reading

October 11, 2012
by sjvn01
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Alcatel-Lucent opens the doors for 4G LTE programmers

Joe Phone-User will never see it, but underneath his bright, shiny iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S3’s blazing fast 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) data speed there’s a whole infrastructure world for developers to create new applications. The number two … Continue reading

October 9, 2012
by sjvn01
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Landscape mode comes to Nexus 7

Some people—such as ZDNet’s own Jason Perlow—really, really hated that the popular Android-powered Nexus 7 locked its home screen into portrait mode. Well, if you’re with Jason, worry no more! A new Android update , 4.1.2, is even now coming … Continue reading

September 18, 2012
by sjvn01
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Intel’s new Clover Trail chip will support Android & Linux

When the “news” came out that Intel wouldn’t be supporting Linux on its new Atom CPU, Clover Trail, I didn’t buy it. This next-generation Intel Atom processor was always meant primarily for Windows 8, but with its Intel’s x86 instruction … Continue reading