Smartphones

comScore: Android’s Market Share Continues To Climb While Others Slip

ComScore has just released its numbers for May for U.S. smartphone owners over the age of 13. Wait. What does a 13-year-old need a smartphone for? According to comScore, 49.1 million Americans owned a smartphone from February to the end of May, which is an 8.1 percent increase from the previous three-month period ending in …

Samsung Captivate Coming To AT&T 7/18 For $200

If you hadn’t heard by now, Samsung is launching four high-end Android devices across all four major U.S. carriers under the Galaxy S banner. The first to hit is the Captivate for AT&T, which launches July 18 for $199.99 (no MIR required). With a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera (sans flash but it records HD …

New YouTube Mobile Site Handles HTML5 Quite Nicely

Goodbye, YouTube apps on my iPhone and Android devices. The fine folks at YouTube have put together a nicely revamped mobile site at m.youtube.com that works with a fair amount of smartphones, leveraging HTML5 videos instead of Flash videos.

The new mobile site is currently accessible on iPhones and Android phones and, according to a …

Android-Powered Motorola Charm Coming To T-Mobile

After a recent leak, Motorola has officially unveiled the full QWERTY Charm for T-Mobile. The latest from Motorola features Android 2.1 (seriously?), a tiny 2.8-inch touchscreen, 3-megapixel camera, something called “Backtrack”, CrystalTalk and Motoblur. Look for it this summer.

Hit the jump for the full press release.

JavaScript Showdown: Android 2.2 vs iOS4

The gents at Ars did a little JavaScript testing on Google’s Android 2.2 versus Apple’s iOS4 to see which platform had a speedier Web browser. Based on SunSpider and V8 benchmarks, Froyo blew the doors off iOS4 and Éclair. According to said benchmark tests, Froyo is nearly three times faster than Éclair and three times better …

Touratech Wants How Much For An iPhone Mount?!

We’ve seen a lot of ridiculously overpriced iPhone cases and mounts in the last few years but I’m positive that Touratech’s iBracket is the pinnacle of ridiculousness. Don’t get me wrong, Touratech makes fantastic products but $150 for an iPhone mount for your motorycle or bicycle is a bit too much even with Touratech’s …

Twidroid Is Not The Droid You’re Looking For, Lucas Films

Uber popular Android Twitter app Twidroid has been acquired by TweetUp and will now be known as Twidroyd to avoid any future altercations with Lucas Films over trademark infringement.

The company also announced that the application will be renamed Twidroyd in order to ensure minimal confusion with products from Lucas Films, …

LG Optimus Android Phones To Ship With Froyo

And the award for most underwhelming press release goes to LG.

The other Korean CE manufacturer announced that the Android-powered Optimus One and Optimus Chic will ship with Froyo but specs for either device were withheld.

Oh, LG plans to ship Android tablets later this year. Oh, oh, oh, LG will roll out 10 devices under the …

Motorola Droid X Review: New King of Verizon’s Android Lineup

The countless comparisons between feature-rich Android handsets and Apple’s iPhone won’t likely taper off any time in the near future. But believe it or not, aside from being slabs of electronics that make phone calls, access the internet, and feature app stores, there’s really not a whole lot that a phone like the Droid X and the …

iPhone 4 Reception Issues Aren’t What You Think

According to Apple, the root of the well-documented iPhone 4 reception issue has been identified and “it is both simple and surprising.” The formula with which Apple calculates how many bars should be displayed is “totally wrong.” So, when your iPhone 4 says you have 4 bars of reception, you might actually only have one or two. …

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