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AT&T Shutting Down Their 2G Network By 2017

AT&T is certainly thinking ahead as they revealed in an SEC filing today that they plan to shut down their 2G data network by 2017. That spectrum will then be redeployed to serve the dual purpose of improving network performance on 3G and 4G and helping to reduce the need for more spectrum capacity. The shutdown should be completed by January 1,… Read more

Android Market Share Declines To 56% In The US During Q2 2012

Ready for a nice dose of confusing analytics? Today we’ve got the latest on smartphone market share in the US. According to Strategy Analytics, smartphone shipments dropped 5% from Q2 2011 to only 23.8 million units this quarter. Also up is operating system shipments where Android fell from 15.3 million shipments last year to 13.4 million in this year’s… Read more

ZTE Shares Drop A Whopping 17% After Massive Profit Warnings

Well, this is bad news for Chinese manufacturer, ZTE, their shares have now dropped to a three year low by 17%. This news follows reports that the FBI is investigating ZTE for sales of banned equipment to the country of Iran.  Even worse, ZTE has previously warned that their half-year profits could drop by up to 80%. The outlook isn’t looking too… Read more

Verizon Continuing To Expand Their 4G LTE Network

Verizon won’t stop until they’ve covered their entire 3G network with 4G LTE and over the past week, they’ve continued to work towards that goal. Lots of expansions have been happening in Kansas, Missouri, New York, and Ohio and the full list is below. Are any of you now covered with these latest expansions? New York: Niagara… Read more

Top Developers Can Now Reply To Google Play Comments

It’s finally here, the feature that Android developers have been anxiously waiting for. Google is touting the upcoming ability for publishers in the Google Play Store to reply directly to users’ comments. The feature is currently available only for those with a Top Developer’s badge in a limited testing capacity, but is expected to make a wider… Read more

LG Set to Launch Optimus 4X in 11 European Countries

LG first unveiled the Optimus 4X back in February at Mobile World Congress, but since then the company has remained rather quiet on the impending release. Today, LG has announced that it plans to bring the Optimus 4X to eleven different countries in the European market including the UK, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy. No exact release dates… Read more

Verizon Expanding Their 4G LTE Network…Again

It seems that we can only go a few weeks at the very most without Verizon Wireless announcing new expansions to their already large 4G LTE network. A mere two days after they announced markets that they would be bringing or expanding 4G LTE coverage in, Verizon is back with even more cities to jump on the 4G bandwagon. Today they announced a whole load… Read more