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Android Repairs cost Mobile Operators $2 billion a year

A new research claims that Android device returns and repairs are costing the mobile operators around the world up to $2 billion per year, with each handset return costing operators up to $130. Managed services firm WDS, which offers device management and call center services to operators in a recent report indicates that Android handsets are more likely to suffer ...

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Gingerbread takes the lead in Android Distribution

The second Gingerbread release (versions 2.3.3-2.3.7) is now leading the Android distribution with 43.9% market share as of October based on Google’s latest Android versions distribution charts. As for Froyo(Android 2.2), the previous leader in the Android distribution, is now powering up at least 40.7% Android smartphones out there followed by Android 2.1 Eclair at 10.7%.

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Upgrading to iOS 5? You might get Error 3200

Apple has released iOS 5, the newest version of its mobile OS, to the public today. The iPhone & iPad maker claims over 200 new features in the iOS5 including deep Twitter integration, a revamped notification system, an updated camera app, a revamped version of Safari and more. If you trying to upgrade to iOS 5 via iTunes today, there’s ...

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[Comment] HP axes WebOS

Nick Dillon, Analyst at Ovum Despite being a capable operating system, WebOS never found the commercial success it might have achieved. There is no denying that HP had struggled to sell the platform to customers, failing to generate either operator or customer interest in the Pre3 or TouchPad devices. Its products lacked a unique selling point and failed to stand ...

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[Apps] Facebook Messenger for iPhone & Android

Facebook has just released a dedicated Messenger app for mobile users on iPhone & Android. Basically, Facebook Messenger is integrated with Facebook messages and chats. It offer features such as location mapping, the ability to message friends, groups and mobile contacts, and more. Full details below.

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[Video] 1st Windows ‘Mango’ SmartPhone Unveiled- Japan Only

The 1st Windows “Mango” smartphone has been unveiled. The IS12T is made by Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications and will be available in Japan only. IS12T will go on sale sometime in September but no pricing was disclosed. Mango, officially Windows Phone 7.5, adds some 500 improvements to the Windows Phone 7 platform. They include multi-tasking, an e-mail “conversation view” that ...

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[Apps] iProperty now on Mobile Web & Android

Malaysia property portal, iProperty.com.my has launched a mobile version of its website plus an Android app. Key features of the iProperty Android app: Instantly access over 200,000 properties for sale and rent in Malaysia, with multiple photos, property details, maps and more Powerful and flexible search – filter by property type, location, budget, bedrooms, or keywords View your Search results ...

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Meet FaceNiff, Hijack Facebook & Twitter Accounts using Android Devices

You have seen Firesheep, a simple Firefox plugin that allows anymore to hijack accounts of Facebook and Twitter in open WiFi networks such as the one used in Starbucks. But that is for the PC. Now meet FaceNiff, an Android app that allows you to do exactly the same thing as Firesheep. FaceNiff gives Android users the capability to hijack/intercept ...

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Processor to power WP7 Mango Devices

With the recent announcement of the next release of Windows Phone, Microsoft has chosen Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile processor to power the next generation of Windows Phone devices. Just as the first generation of Windows Phone 7(WP7) devices that are built around specific hardware requirements, the next generation Windows Phone device will be powered by Qualcomm’s second generation Snapdragon mobile processors, ...

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[Video] The Next Version of Windows Phone- Mango

What’s next in Windows Phone 7? Check out Mango: Easier to connect and share- Whether you call, email, text, tweet, IM, check in, post, or tag—the next release of Windows Phone communicates just like you do. A smarter approach to apps- Instead of keeping information you need bottled up inside apps, the next release of Windows Phone makes it available ...

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[Comment] Microsoft announces Windows Phone ‘Mango’ update

Comment by Ovum principal analyst Tony Cripps “Mango will provide a worthwhile upgrade for both existing and new users of Windows Phone devices once it arrives in the marketplace. However, Microsoft needs to do better if it is to persuade the market that it has the most user friendly – and desirable – mobile platform in the market today. “New ...

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500 new features in upcoming Windows Phone 7 Update

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told attendees of the Japanese Microsoft Developers Forum Monday that the next version of Windows Phone, codenamed “Mango” will contain approximately 500 new features. Ballmer did not go into details but rumours pointed out that Mango will actually be Windows Phone 7.5 and include at least a handful of new features, such as Internet Explorer 9, ...

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99% of Android devices not safe in open WiFi networks

Some 99% of the Android devices out there are vulnerable to a new potential risk that allows attacker to eavesdrop any transmitted information. The attack utilises a similar process of the Firesheep desktop plugin, which could potentially allow attackers to hijack tokens(data) used to access calendars, contacts and a number of other services available within Google’s Android operating system. Due ...

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First Windows Phone Security Update from Microsoft

Microsoft has released the first security update for Windows Phone 7,  a similar security update that the company gave Windows desktop users six weeks ago. The 1st Windows Phone 7 security update is designed to blacklist nine digital certificates acquired by a hacker in March from Comodo however it is unclear when the update will reach end users.

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Google facing a lawsuit over Android location tracking

Two Android phone users sued Google Inc. over claims their phones secretly recorded and stored data about their movements. The two residents of Oakland County in Michigan said in a complaint filed April 27 in federal court in Detroit that their HTC Inspire 4G phones, which use Google’s Android Operating System, track their whereabouts “just as if by a tracking ...

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