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HTC’s Peter Chou Blames Poor Marketing for Company Struggles, Vows to Innovate

It’s no secret that HTC has struggled mightily as a company since 2010, the year they claimed the Android crown. With Apple and Samsung dominating the smartphone world since, HTC has attempted to create innovative products that will turn things back around, but thus far have failed to do so. Even with well-received phones like [...]

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LG Blames “High Demand” For Shortage of Nexus 4, Doesn’t That Justify a “Duh?”

The manufacturer behind Google’s highly sought after Nexus 4, LG, was recently questioned to see if they knew what exactly was to blame for the shortages we have encountered when trying to purchase the device. If you recall, both times the device went up for sale in Google Play, it was sold out in no time [...]

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Verizon Support Blames Samsung for Bootloader Lock – Workaround Potentially Found, Bounty Placed

The weekend has come and gone and yes, the bootloader on Verizon’s Galaxy S3 remains locked. We have root in a round about way, but as you have probably read across Android forums, this phone is going to take some time to crack. As of now, it’s essentially like one of Motorola’s many locked phones, [...]

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AT&T’s HTC One X the Latest to Star in a Bootloader-gate, HTC Blames “Restrictions” aka the Carrier

If you were considering the HTC One X that is headed to AT&T, not only for its power, but also because of HTC’s commitment to unlocking bootloaders, you may want to look elsewhere. Early adopters of the device noticed a constant error when trying to unlock it through HTCDev’s bootloader tool, prompting the media to [...]

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Apple’s Marketing Chief Leaves Instagram After Android Launch – Blames Sharks

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If you thought that only the young, wide eye’d teen with J-Biebs plastered on their iPhone were the only toes Instagram stepped on after going “full on Android” a few weeks ago, you’d be wrong. Apparently, one of Apple’s top execs wasn’t too excited about the move either. Apple’s senior vice president of marketing Phil Schiller disappeared from the social networking service after only praising it a few months earlier on his Twitter account, plugging his own Instagram profile in the process.

So, what happened? Well, according to 9to5Mac, one of their readers reached out to Schiller on the topic via Twitter to which Phil responded candidly with, “It ‘jumped the shark’ when it went Android.” For those of you (like me) that may not have been on the earth long enough to know exactly why someone would jump sharks, it’s an expression that essentially means something that is on a decline, and is beyond recovery. Really Phil? Just because of Android? Ouch.

When asked to clarify via email, Schiller backpedaled saying he still found Instagram to be a “great app and community,” but just like those punk kids on Twitter who liked the exclusivity of the service, found that “the signal to noise ratio is different.”

While the many iOS and even Android users shun the photo sharing service, I continue to embrace it, finding it a great way to share photos with my friends… and stalk unsuspecting girls. What do you guys think of Mr. Schiller’s statement? Do you agree? Keep in mind this is before Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion. Do you find this kind of attitude surprising coming from a top level Apple exec?

[9to5Mac | Via Mashable / The Verge]


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Meg Whitman says, ‘I think Android may end up a closed system’. And Blames Motorola/Google Merger

Meg Whitman had some had some pretty interesting words to say while on stage at HP’s global partner summit in Las Vegas. First, she talked about HP’s commitment for an open WebOS, and then had this to say:

I think there is room for another operating system. iOS is great but it is a closed system. I think that Android may end up as a closed system because of [Google’s] relationship with Motorola.

OH NO SHE DI-NT! Oh but she did. Now of course there are going to be some changes due to the Google and Motorola merger, but what was she smoking? If Android would end up a closed system, it would cause an apocalypse, or at least something close to that. Well I am sure she was just trying to get the crowd going, because let’s face it, her company is not exactly making a dent in the mobile market.

Would you guys stick with Android if it closed up? If you wouldn’t, which OS would you head over to?

Source: The Verge

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Motorola Blames Lack of Android Updates on Hardware Diversity

 

Well it looks like Motorola is doing a little finger-pointing on why they are not getting their Android updates to their phones. We all get anxious for the OEM’s to get to work on getting the latest updates to our phones, and tend to grow rather impatient. Everyone just wants some Ice Cream Sandwich. Is that too much to ask for?

I’d say it’s the hardware that’s the long pole in the tent…dealing with the software is not the hard part.

That was said by manager Christy Wyatt, basically saying the reason for the slow updates is due to the hardware and not because they love to slap their MotoBlur skin over stock Android. Wow that was big of her. She is obviously either knows nothing about what she is talking about, or just covering Motorola’s ass (most likely both) so Motorola users remain happy.

Us serious Android users see right through this though. Developers create stable ROMs all the time, and the do not work for a big company like, oh lets just say MOTOROLA. They usually do it for free and in their spare time, so yeah, hardware can be a key issue in update delays but lets face facts. Putting a skin over something does not need it will be the main reason for delays. Lets just keep ICS the way it is, shall we? I know no one that likes MotoBlur (really don’t) so please Motorola, stop trying to be different.

Source: Pocketables.net

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Verizon Wireless Says It Isn’t Blocking Google Wallet, Blames Integration Issues – Orly?

imageYesterday, a Google representative confirmed that the upcoming Verizon Galaxy Nexus will not support Google Wallet, Google’s NFC payment service. The news was disappointing – it is a Google phone after all, but understandable to a degree, since Verizon Wireless is part of the competing Isis consortium, which also partners with AT&T and T-Mobile.

Verizon Wireless, however, today posted a statement and wants everyone to know that it isn’t blocking Google Wallet (they actually say "Verizon does not block applications" – orly?). "Instead, in order to work as architected by Google, Google Wallet needs to be integrated…

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Carrier IQ Explains How Its Software Works, Implicitly Blames HTC For Insecure Log Files, Data Leak Exposed By Trevor Eckhart

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Amid the turmoil surrounding Carrier IQ, the company’s VP of Marketing, Andrew Coward, has come forward in a series of interviews with a few clarifications.

For those not in the loop, the controversy around Carrier IQ is based on developer Trevor Eckhart’s findings which indicated that Carrier IQ’s software was indeed collecting a vast array of information, and his demonstration showing that said data could be read using a simple command – one that could be executed by any malicious app with access to logcat. This data includes location information, SMS messages, and key taps.

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Google Removes eBook Purchases from Books App for iPad/iPhone, Blames New Apple Policies

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Google has sent out an email to users of its Google Books app for the iPad and iPhone informing of a change in the way they will be able to download new eBook content. The email points to new Apple policies as the reason for the removal of book purchases from within the app, but doesn’t delve into too much detail. It most likely relates to policies announced last February that require in-app purchases be handled through iTunes with Apple taking a 30 percent cut of sales. Detailed in the email are workarounds for both the iPhone and iPad allowing users to easily circumnavigate the Google Books application and continue purchasing new eBook content. Apple’s new policy forced a similar move from Amazon. The retailer replaced the ability to directly purchase content within the Kindle app with a link to their online storefront.


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PSX4Droid PlayStation Emulator Pulled from Android Market, Dev Blames Upcoming Xperia Play

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The PSX4Droid PlayStation Emulator was recently pulled from the Android Market, and its developer suspects only one thing could be to blame: the upcoming launch of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. The creator of the app, zodttd, says the software was pulled without any warning (as seems to be the case with most downed apps).

For now it is really only speculation, as no official response has flat out pointed to the Xperia Play as the reasoning for the removal of PSX4Droid. Another PS emulator, fpse, remains live for download.

[via Joystiq]



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