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PayPal officially announced the mobile payment solution with the free “PayPal Here” reader and accompanying free iOS and Android application.
PayPal’s system can accept all major credit cards and offers a few more ways to get paid outside of credit cards. Merchants can accept direct PayPal payments and checks, yes hand written checks, in addition to credit cards. The funds (except for payments via check) are available the same day in the user’s PayPal account.
A recent report from Digitimes claims that the Android’s new OS dubbed “Jelly Bean” is scheduled to launch at some pint in the second quarter.The publication feels confident enough to quote a number of Taiwanese suppliers claiming that we will see a range of tablet devices and notebooks which are capable of running dual operating systems.
The publication also claims that vendors will be able to add Android 5.0 to a Windows 8-based tablet or notebook, allowing users to switch between the operating systems without a reboot.
Google could be looking at Android 5.0 Jelly Bean as a way to More >
Microsoft announced on Wednesday that the company has signed a cross-licensing agreement with Samsung. As a result of the agreement, Microsoft will be receiving royalties from Samsung for its Android-powered smartphones and tablets. Additionally, Microsoft mentioned that the two firms will continue to cooperate on the Windows Phone operating system.
“Through the cross-licensing of our respective patent portfolios, Samsung and Microsoft can continue to bring the latest innovations to the mobile industry,” executive vice president of global product strategy at Samsung’s mobile More >
According to InMobi’s research (a mobile ad network), 41% of mobile users in North America plan to purchase the iPhone 5. Furthermore, 50% of those planning to purchase the phone will buy it within the first six months after it is launched, which could propel its current 27% smartphone market share to 41%. InMobi did add one caveat to their study: if Apple decides to release a minor upgrade to the current iPhone just 15% of consumers will purchase the new device.
InMobi’s research revealed what the customers hoped the new iPhone would have: upgrades to the processing speed, screen More >
On Google’s company blog, the CEO, Larry Page explains why Google decided to drop $12.5 billion to purchase the smartphone vendor, Motorola Mobility. Page had plenty to say regarding Motorola’s extensive history and how Motorola has played a leading role in the Android platform’s explosive growth, he also pointed out how the company has one of the leading factors behind the deal: patents. “We recently explained how companies including Microsoft and Apple are banding together in anti-competitive patent attacks on Android,” the CEO wrote on Google’s blog. “The U.S. Department of Justice More >
Google is now greeting everyone with a brand new interface for tablet users as mentioned on the Google Mobile Blog. To sum everything up in short, search just got bigger. This ultimately means that everything is easier to touch, which means everything should be easier to use. The new look isn’t anything revolutionary but should be a welcome use of a roomy-screened tablet display. The Google Mobile Blog mentions the following:
We’ve simplified the layout of search results pages and increased the size of page contents like text, buttons and other touch targets to make it faster and easier to More >
Google is rolling out a new version of Android Market to all handsets running Android 2.2 or higher (which now makes up a vast majority of Android users). It’s bringing a new UI, performance improvements, and a variety of features designed to help with app discovery, including lists such as “Top Grossing,” and recently trending applications. Google showed these additions off at the Google I/O press conference but hasn’t rolled them out to the mobile client until now.
Everyone in the US is going to get their hands on the long-awaited Videos application, which was showcased at Google’s I/O More >
The most popular custom ROM for rooted Android phones has been updated again today. The first release candidate for Cyanogen Mod 7.1 is up for grabs for users who are interested in getting more from their Android smartphones. Cyanogen Mod is a custom ROM based on Google’s Android OS that is developed and maintained by the CyanogenMod team. Users with rooted Android smartphones can install the custom firmware on their devices to enjoy features otherwise not available on official Android releases.
Today’s update brings support for new devices, bug fixes, performance updates, and a handful of More >
Earlier this week, Nokia unveiled its latest smartphone, the Nokia N9. The N9 is the struggling company’s first smartphone which runs the open sourced MeeGo operating system, a joint collaboration between Nokia’s Maemo project and Intel’s Moblin software. It is also the company’s first smartphone in at least three years, which is why many people have generally been excited to hear about it and get their hands on it.
Predictably, the Nokia N9 was met with a disenchanted press upon its release. Although Nokia is still a dominant mobile manufacturer, the company has struggled to compete in the More >
Apple’s isn’t the only one creating a BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) type service for its platform as it appears that Google is attempting to do the same. Details are pretty scarce at the moment but it would make perfect sense for Google to jump on board, like other competitors have. The exclusive instant messenger trend began last year, when Research In Motion announced BlackBerry Messenger, an exclusive service that allowed BlackBerry users to communicate through texts and pictures with other BlackBerry users. On Monday June 6, Apple announced iMessage, a similar service that will be a part of More >