Category: Manufacturers


Google appears to be mandating an Android logo on OEM boot screens

In case you haven’t noticed, something is afoot with Google in the Android space. The company appears to be asserting a moderately increased amount of pressure on its OEM partners, working with Samsung to tone down the look of its Magazine UX. They’ve also ensured that the notification area displays white icons across all devices



Google Updates Glassware Tab with More Polished Look and Feel

Google has rolled out a new look and feel to its Glassware tab in MyGlass, the main distribution channel for Google Glass apps. The new design is much more graphical and polished, and could be seen as yet another hint that Google is getting ready for its consumer release later this year. The most noticeable



iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c now available at Videotron

Videotron has added another couple devices to their lineup today that will surely help increase their subscribers base. Previously, the only way Videotron customers could bring an iPhone onto their network was to purchase one directly from the Apple Stores (AWS band 1700/2100 and model number A1428), along with a nanoSIM. Today brings a different



Alcatel OneTouch Idol X review

The idea of a smartphone as a tool — a blade, a shovel and a pen — has largely been lost in the era of Candy Crush and Twitter. Since not everyone can afford a high-end device, the chasm between “phone-as-utility” and “phone-as-fun” has created two disparate and opposing sides to the regime. It’s especially



Microsoft Office for iPad available today

Microsoft has announced the availability of Microsoft Office for iPad today as part of new CEO Satya Nadella’s first major press event. Microsoft Office for iPad will feature Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and go live today in the App Store around 11 am PST. Office for iPad will operate under a freemium model, allowing all



BlackBerry Secure Work Space for iOS and Android gets FIPS certified

Update: Astute reader MXH070 noted that BB10 became the first MDM solution to receive Full Operational Capability (FOC) from the U.S. Department of Defense today. The designation enables government workers on a BB10 smartphone running BES10 to securely access email, data, apps and other DoD network resources. BlackBerry took a big step yesterday towards winning