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Mobile Browsing: Samsung Defeats Apple. Just.

samsung appleStatistics released yesterday from StatCounter show that Samsung devices are now the preferred global device on which to browse the web. The Korean technology giant has finally surpassed Apple as the number one device manufacturer for mobile web browsing. But it's hardly time for celebrations yet – Samsung is only in the lead by 0.4%. ...

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Win 730 Galaxy S4 units with T-Mobile’s JUMP #Hate2Wait campaign

T-Mobile JUMP Galaxy S4After announcing its new JUMP program, T-Mobile has started a #Hate2Wait online promotion campaign that has 730 Galaxy S4s as prizes.Short for “just upgrade my phone,” JUMP is a very interesting T-Mobile initiative that goes to show the carrier is willing to go to great lengths to distance itself from the others.In addition from waiving contrac...

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LTE-packing Sony Xperia Z arrives in the United States, exclusively through T-Mobile

Sony Xperia Z vs Google Nexus 4 aa (8)The Sony Xperia Z is not only a sexy handset, but it also has reasonably powerful hardware and excellent water and dust-resistant capabilities. Unfortunately, the phone hasn’t exactly made a major impact on the U.S. market, largely because the only way to get the phone is to buy the non-LTE version directly from Sony. The good news is that th...

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Phone upgrades up to twice a year? That’s exactly what you get with T-Mobile’s new JUMP program

T-Mobile Store Logo-w600Twenty-four whole months just to get your hands on a new handset? That’s not exactly an ideal situation considering the speed at which mobile phones evolve, but it seems to be the industry standard in the United States. The good news is that one of the major carriers is looking to do away with this standard and instead give us more options.As you...

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MOGA Pro Controller Revolutionizes Mobile Gaming on Android

MOGAThe new Moga Pro controller from Moga Anywhere has generated quite a lot of buzz in the tech and gaming community recently. Many have hailed the new controller to be perhaps the best Android controller out right now and rightly so. The controller has a clip that folds out of the actual pad and can clasp onto any type of Android phone, creating a so...

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What to Expect From Sony at Tomorrow's Mobile Asia Expo

Sony Xperia As you may already know, tomorrow there will be blood, I mean, for you tech hound dogs out there, Sony will reveal its latest high tech stuff among other things, including the rumored Sony Xperia ZU, at a press conference at Mobile Asia Expo. The tech event will be held in Shanghai, China and in Europe, in Munich, Germany. Among other goodies,So...

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What to Expect From Sony at Tomorrow’s Mobile Asia Expo

Sony Xperia As you may already know, tomorrow there will be blood, I mean, for you tech hound dogs out there, Sony will reveal its latest high tech stuff among other things, including the rumored Sony Xperia ZU, at a press conference at Mobile Asia Expo. The tech event will be held in Shanghai, China and in Europe, in Munich, Germany. Among other goodies,So...

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AT&T bringing 25 solar charging stations for mobile devices in New York

AT&T solar chargersImage Credit: Michael Nagle for The New York TimeAT&T seems to understand the need for more powerful batteries when all other components in a mobile device advance. Even though it won’t create batteries for its mobile devices, a lending hand will be delivered in the form of solar-powered charging stations.Starting with Tuesday, New York w...

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Former HTC execs create Kazam mobile startup

Kazam LogoTwo ex-HTC execs have partnered up to create a new mobile-related company called Kazam, which will create smartphones at some point in the future.HTC’s former head of sales and HTC’s former marketing chief for the UK region, Michael Coombes and James Atkins, respectively, are behind Kazam. In the new company, Coombes will act as the CEO, wh...

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White Nexus 4 available with free wireless charger on T-Mobile

white nexus 4The white version of the handset, rumored very intensely before finally being officially confirmed, can now be purchased together with a free wireless charger, for a limited time. The interesting thing is that T-Mobile doesn’t actually explain what the “limited time” is, so presumably the offer stands until the stock of chargers i...

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New Nexus 7 apparently has LTE support for Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile

Asus Nexus 7The Asus K009, which has positively been identified as the GSM version of the new Nexus 7 thanks to a recent FCC filing, seems to come with 4G LTE support for Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.We shouldn’t be surprised to hear that the second-gen Nexus 7 tablet would get LTE support, since there’s more and more 4G coverage available to U.S. and in...

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HTC One Mini headed for T-Mobile, says developer

HTC One mini 1 An Android-powered smartphone previously known as the M4 is now said to be on its way to T-Mobile USA. It’s none other than the HTC One Mini, which we first covered in earlier reports from the start of this month. An HTC developer that goes by the Twitter handle LlabTooFer confirms that the HTC M4 and the HTC One Mini are indeed one and the ...

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HTC Fetch is apparently a new tracking and locating technology for mobile devices

HTC One X Logo aa 1 1600Making its first appearance in Taiwan’s NCC filings, an upcoming HTC tracking and locating technology called Fetch has been spotted. Judging by the short description statement, Fetch may shape up to be a software and hardware combination which could help users locate various HTC-made devices and even other people.The filing is purely to register ...

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[Survey] What was your first mobile phone?

erstes handyI know it's hard to imagine a world without mobile phones but I can assure you it really existed. Do you remember? Even us folks over here at AndroidPIT like to reminisce over past cell phones. Googling past mobile phones brought us on a walk down memory lane and filled our hearts with warmth. Tell us your story. ...

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EU to put an end to mobile roaming charges next year

Europe flagImage source: The IndependentIf you’ve travel abroad at any point you’re likely to have incurred a roaming charge whilst using your mobile phone. Over recent years there’s been a concerted effort to bring these costs down across Europe, and after a new European proposal it looks like we could be rid of them for good next year.A group of 27 Eu...

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Google Play Music updated to reduce mobile data usage

Google Play MusicThe problem with cloud based computing is you need a good data connection to the Internet. Broadband services at home (including those lucky enough to have Google Fiber) are great and in the most part offer unlimited bandwidth. But on mobile it is different. Data plans are often capped or the carrier’s unlimited options are beyond the means o...

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T-Mobile drops the Galaxy S4′s price to $99.99 on a two-year deal

t-mobile samsung galaxy s4 The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 had its price slashed, the Uncarrier announced in a recent press release.You can now purchase T-Mobile’s Galaxy S4 by paying $99.99 down and then $20 a month for two years. It’s also possible, of course, to pay for the device upfront, but then you’ll have to shell out $579.99.You may remember that th...

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T-Mobile teases a new phone, or case, or something that goes underwater.

T-Mobile $30/month planT-Mobile has something up their sleeve. What that is, we don’t know. Well, we sort of know. It has to do with being underwater, at least for a brief period of time. Maybe T-Mobile is taking us swimming?More than likely, they’re getting a new device that can withstand a little underwater filming. While there are plenty of devices that can take a...

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Samsung Galaxy S3 equipped with 4G LTE now available through Virgin Mobile

samsung galaxy s4 vs galaxy s3 s3 touchwiz aaA few weeks ago, we reported that the Samsung Galaxy S3 would be arriving on two of Sprint’s two subsidiary networks, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, within the next month. Now, the LTE-equipped Samsung Galaxy S3 is available on Virgin Mobile.The device will run you $399.99 outright, or you can use PayPal’s Bill Me Later service to pay...

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Is Google Wallet the future of mobile payments, or nothing more than a money pit?

google walletIt has been two years since Google first introduced its “Wallet” service, offering its users an easy way to store credit/debit card information, as well as make purchases both offline and in-stores via their phones. In that time, the company has invested over $300 million just in acquiring digital startups to develop the app. They’ve also...

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Softbank is considering a bid for T-Mobile if its Sprint offer falls through

SprintSoftbank, one of Japan’s largest telecommunications companies, is still currently engaged in an attempt to secure a $20.1 billion deal which would see the company purchase 70 percent of the US carrier Sprint. But if the offer falls through it seems that SoftBank is prepared to change tack and offer a separate bid to purchase T-Mobile from Deutsch...

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How to get T-Mobile’s $30/month unlimited data smartphone plan

t-mobile-logo-hugeIf you don’t talk on your mobile phone much, but like to use apps, navigation, or any other kind of data-absorbing functions, you know how important a good data plan is. What if we told you that you could pay about $30/month for unlimited data, with the first 5MB at top speeds? Now we’re talking!The Consumerist recently highlighted the low-cost...

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Odin Mobile, the first mobile network for the visually impaired

odin mobileOdin Mobile will be the first mobile network with services tailored to the needs of the visually impaired, including dedicated handsets, plans and customer service experience.An MVNO (mobile virtual network operator), Odin Mobile will use the T-Mobile network to provide its services, and the company promises to improve wireless accessibility for th...

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Smart clothes that speak to your mobile devices? No it’s not Sci-Fi, OMsignal makes it possible

omsignal-clothesLadies and gentleman, the era of wearable technology is here, ready or not! While currently in its infancy, wearable technology already exist in various forms from wristbands, to watches or even tattoos. Then of course there is Google’s own highly ambitious Glass headware.So what’s next for wearable tech? Imagine bio-sensing, smart clothes...

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HTC launches T-Mobile exclusive HTC One Trade Up program

HTC OneIf you’re in the market for an HTC One and have been considering T-Mobile as your service provider, then we have some very good news for you. HTC has paired up with T-Mobile to offer a trade in service to allow you to swap your old smartphone for cash when purchasing the HTC One from T-Mobile.The program will run from June 5 to June 9 and will g...

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Sony Mobile Munich event apparently set for June 25, is the rumored 6.44-inch Xperia Togari coming?

Sony LogoSony appears to have a media event scheduled for late June in Munich, although it’s not yet known what the company wants to unveil.According to German Android News Blog, Sony Mobile Communication Germany has issued press invites for June 25, but we can only speculate on what the company will unveil.The invitation below asks the readers if they wa...

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PSA: T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE now available

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 LTEThe T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE is now on sale, just as expected.The device, which made a Bluetooth SIG visit way back in December last year is now displayed on T-Mobile’s site. It costs $69.99, with 24 monthly payments of $20, but you can also purchase the device upfront for $549.99. The Galaxy S3 LTE, which will replace the old Galax...

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T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z support documents appear on carrier’s website

T-Mobile Sony Xperia ZThe T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z seems to be getting closer to its release date, or at least that’s what could be understood from support documents present on the website of the “uncarrier.”Just days ago, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai said during the All Things D D11 conference that there was “still a lot to do” for the company in the ...

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