I was an early fan of Windows Phone 7. I remember completely switching over to the platform for about a month back in 2010, and being relatively happy. It wasn’t until I needed tethering support (which didn’t exist in the first release of WP7) that I had to move away. Unfortunately, Microsoft’s software and hardware update cadence for Windows Phone couldn’t pull me back. In its first three years of existence, Windows Phone received roughly the same number of major updates as Android and iOS. From 2010 - 2013, Google took Android from Gingerbread to KitKat, Apple revved iOS from version 4 to 7, and Microsoft gave us Windows Phone 7, 7.5 and 8.0. At best, you can consider the software release cadence competitive. At...

Google I/O 2012 Keynote Day 1 - We're Here Live

We just got seated inside Moscone Center for Google I/O 2012. While some details of the Nexus 7 tablet and Q have been already released before the keynote...

7 by Brian Klug on 6/27/2012

T-Mobile 1900 MHz WCDMA outside Moscone Center - Air Interface Hands On

I just arrived in San Francisco, CA for Google I/O, which we'll be covering live tomorrow, providing the event's 5 GHz WiFi and backup Verizon LTE or AT&T LTE...

5 by Brian Klug on 6/26/2012

New Windows Start Screen Demoed on Lumia 900 running Windows Phone 7.8

We just caught up with Greg Sullivan, senior product manager for Windows Phone, who was showing off a Lumia 900 running a non-final Windows Phone 7.8 build. The WP7.8...

16 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Microsoft Announces First Windows Phone 8 Hardware Partners, Qualcomm SoCs Inside [Update: MSM8960]

Probably one of the biggest rumors leading up to the Windows Phone 8 announcement was some speculation that Qualcomm would lose its exclusive status as the sole SoC vendor...

44 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Existing Windows Phone 7 devices will get updated to Windows Phone 7.8, not Windows 8

Looks like some of the earlier rumors about the upgrade path for existing WP7 devices turned out to be true. Microsoft just now announced that existing WP7 devices will...

27 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Windows Phone 8 Adds support for Multi Core SoCs, Higher Resolutions, microSD, and NFC

We're at the Windows Phone 8 summit, where Microsoft just made support for a bunch of new WP8 features official. The rumors were true, and the platform is moving...

5 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Microsoft's Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco - We're There

We're inside the venue at Microsoft's Windows Phone developer summit in San Francisco. From the look of the posters we're in for some new features, including some facial recognition...

19 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Samsung Galaxy S III Review - AT&T and T-Mobile USA Variants

For the past couple of days I've been playing with, benchmarking, and battery life testing two USA-bound variants of the SGS3 literally nonstop, a white AT&T model with LTE...

107 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Nokia Announces PureView 808 Coming to USA for $699

The last time we played with the Nokia PureView 808 was at MWC, where I came away very impressed with the device and what I saw in terms of...

17 by Brian Klug on 6/18/2012

TI Demos Windows RT UI Performance on OMAP 4470

Last week at Computex, TI showed Anand Windows RT running on one of their own reference tablets. While performance was good according to Anand, Microsoft has instructed partners to...

20 by Brian Klug on 6/14/2012

Samsung Announces TecTiles - Programmable NFC Tags and Application

Probably one of the biggest complaints I hear related to NFC is just how slowly adoption and uptake of the technology is going. While NFC-enabled phones aren't really anything...

9 by Brian Klug on 6/13/2012

Siri in iOS 6

Apple is going through its demo of Siri in iOS 6. Siri is getting significant updates, Apple is now demonstrating Siri's extensive knowledge of sports statistics. Player stats, league...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

Google posts CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 IMM76K Factory Images

A few days ago Google started rolling out the CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 IMM76K update en-masse to Verizon subscribers. I mentioned a relatively well known trick to improve your...

1 by Brian Klug on 6/6/2012

Qualcomm Atheros makes two 802.11ac solutions official - WCN3680 and QCA986x

Way back at MWC we saw Qualcomm Atheros demonstrating single spatial stream 802.11ac on a MSM8960 MDP, where it was pushing 230 Mbps to a nearby 802.11ac router. I...

7 by Brian Klug on 6/6/2012

Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular Announce More Galaxy S III Details | Update: AT&T As Well

This morning, Verizon started something of a firestorm when it posted pricing and preorder information about the Samsung Galaxy S III (SGS3) on its website, with T-Mobile, Sprint, and...

15 by Brian Klug on 6/4/2012

Samsung Galaxy S III Coming To 5 US Carriers In June

Last year's Galaxy S II US launch was . . . complicated. In addition to waiting for months after the International launch, US carriers saw fit to vary their...

13 by Jason Inofuentes on 6/4/2012

TI Shows off OMAP5430 GPU Performance before Computex

Before MWC 2012, TI showed off OMAP5 performance in a video which compared CPU performance to Nvidia's Tegra 3 SoC. The occasion this time around is Computex, and TI...

19 by Brian Klug on 6/3/2012

Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE 4.0.4 IMM76K Update Rolling Out

It has been nearly four months since I originally wrote about the CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 update, which changed the signal to bars mapping, improves stability, and brought other...

13 by Brian Klug on 6/2/2012

Intel Renames Orange Santa Clara to Orange San Diego, Launches June 6

By now everyone should be fairly familiar with Intel's smartphone strategy - by partnering with both carriers and handset vendors, Intel hopes to quickly carve out a niche of...

7 by Brian Klug on 5/31/2012

Samsung Makes Canadian SGS3 Variants with Krait Official

Almost immediately after making the International Samsung Galaxy S 3 (SGS3) official, speculation started about just what features would make it over to the variants bound for carriers in...

38 by Brian Klug on 5/31/2012

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