Utilities/Operating Systems 2011 SmartPhone Articles

Popular Utilities/Operating Systems Articles for 2011

Google Android OS 4.0 Review: Find Out What’s New and Different

The latest version of Google's mobile operating system is Android OS 4.0 (aka "Ice Cream Sandwich"). This debuted recently on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but will eventually be running on[...]

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Getting Android OS 4.0 Upgrade

Sony Ericsson has announced that all the Android smartphones it released this year will be getting upgrades to Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The only one of these widely[...]

Google Translate Review: A Global Language Translator on Your Phone

Google Translate is aimed at accurate translation from one human language to another, directly on your phone or tablet. How well does it work? Read the full review of this[...]

Android OS 4.0 Upgrades Heading for HTC EVO 3D, HTC Amaze 4G, Many Others

HTC has revealed the first group of its smartphones that will be getting upgrades to Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). This is made up of newer models available from[...]

Download Lowdown: 10 Must-Have App Types for Your iPhone

Along with the apps that come with your iPhone, you'll definitely want to download more. Here are recommendations on what types to choose out of the hundreds of apps downloadable[...]

Apple iOS 5 Upgrade Review

The day users of the iPhone 4, iPad, and iPod touch have been waiting for has arrived: iOS 5 is now available. Brighthand has everything you need to know to[...]

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Review

Windows Phone 7 is the latest mobile operating system from Microsoft, and used on a number of smartphones from HTC, Samsung, and LG. Jen Edwards brings us a review of[...]

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Review: Building a Better OS

Not too long ago, the major Windows Phone 7 update known as "Mango" was finally released. Designed to patch up many of the holes in the first version of the[...]

Dragon Remote Microphone App for iOS Review: Using Your iPhone for PC Speech Recognition

Are you interested in dictating text into Microsoft Word and issuing voice commands directly from your smartphone? Dragon has an app for that.

Samsung Galaxy S Models Might Get Android OS 4.0 After All

Samsung recently admitted that last year's Galaxy S series won't be getting an upgrade to Android OS 4.0. The company may be reconsidering this after considerable online grumbling from customers.

Android OS 4.0 Upgrades Should Be Out By Year’s End

The full unveiling of Android OS 4.0 was last night, and today users of smartphones and tablets running the previous versions are wondering "When can I upgrade?" According to Google's[...]

Apple Announces 200 New iOS Features in iOS 5, Unveils iCloud, Ditches MobileMe

iOS 5, the next generation of Apple's OS for iPhones and iPads, will include 200 new features, said Apple's Steve Jobs on Monday. Highlights include Reminders, a new Game Center,[...]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Android OS 4.0 ”Ice Cream Sandwich” To Be Unveiled Tonight

Google has posted on Twitter a promise to reveal "what's new from Android" tonight. This is almost certainly going to be the debut of Android OS 4.0, which has the[...]

HP Making the webOS Open Source, Prepping New Devices

HP's CEO announced today a new course for webOS: it is being made open source, and HP engineers and any developers who are interested will keep updating and improving it.[...]

HTC Promises Android OS 4.0 Upgrades for as Many Devices as Possible

Google announced Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) a few days ago, and many people are eagerly awaiting a system software upgrade for their smartphone or tablet. HTC says it[...]

iPhone OS Updated to Improve Battery Life

Apple has just released iOS 5.0.1, a new version of the system software for its smartphones and tablets. The main goal of this update is to improve the battery life[...]

Norton Anti-Theft Service for Phones, Tablets and PCs Now Available from the Cloud

Fending off big rivals, Symantec on Tuesday released Norton Anti-Theft, the first in a set of planned cloud security services for smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

Big Wins and Epic Fails in the 2011 Smartphone Market

Looking back over 2011, there have been some spectacular failures, but some big successes, too. The Brighthand editorial staff considers the previous 12 months and picks the winners and losers,[...]

Google Delays Android OS 4.0 Upgrade for Samsung Nexus S

Google began sending out an Android OS 4.0 upgrade to the Samsung Nexus S a few days ago, but the distribution of this has either been slowed down or completely[...]

Motorola Commits to Android OS 4.0 Upgrades for Three Recent Models

Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) was unveiled a week ago, and since then device makers have starting talking about when current smartphones are going to be getting upgrades. The[...]