Utilities/Operating Systems 2012 SmartPhone Articles

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Apple iPhone 4S vs. Samsung Galaxy S II: Which Is the Greatest?

If you're new to the smartphone world, you may not know which way to go. Do you want an iPhone, which seems to be the "it" device that everyone wants,[...]

Apple iOS 5.1 Update Tweaks the iPhone

Apple released iOS 5.1 for the iPhone today. This operating system and software upgrade brings a number of small improvements to Apple's smartphone, but few major ones.

Windows Phone 8 Review: Let’s Try This Again

With Windows Phone 8, Microsoft is filling in the gaps found in the last iteration of its mobile operating system and giving it a chance to really compete.

Evernote Review: Organizing Your Life on an iPhone

Evernote can come in handy even if you aren't a true organizing enthusiast. The app doesn't always work that well, though, on older iPhones. Read the full review.

Apple iPhone Receives iOS 5.1.1 Update

iPhone users, as well as owners of the iPod touch or iPad, received an update to iOS version 5.1.1 today, which contains a litany of bug fixes and improvements to[...]

Samsung Details Smartphones Set to Receive Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Upgrade

While there are already some Samsung smartphones that operate on Android 4.1 such as the Galaxy Nexus, Samsung's move to update the Galaxy S III truly marks the beginning for[...]

Norton Mobile Security Adds First iPhone and iPad Protection

Norton Mobile Security this week added its first Apple iOS client, along with a new pricing model for safeguarding iPhones, iPads, and Android devices alike.

Google Android 4.2 Offers Photo Sphere and More

Google just made Android 4.2 official. This won't be a dramatic upgrade, but it will bring some new features to this operating system for smartphones and tablets.

Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Features Leaked

Numerous features of Microsoft's next-generation Windows Phone 8 platform, aka "Apollo", have leaked out. Many of the most-requested features of this operating system are apparently on the way.

Android OS 4.0 Upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S II Starts Going Out

Samsung Galaxy S II owners rejoice: an upgrade to Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for your smartphone has started going out. But there is bad news too: it will[...]

Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Upgrade Going Out to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Those who have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus because they want to keep up with the latest version of Google's operating system are getting rewarded: they'll be the first to be[...]

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Coming to Select HTC One Handsets, Confirmed

Today HTC confirmed rumors that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will definitely be coming to several of the manufacturer?s One handsets, including the models available from AT&T and T-Mobile.

IBM: BYOD Brings Security Woes, Consumerization & Hassles Over iPhone Vs. Android OS

With more employees bringing their own personal smartphones and tablets to work, employers are weighing Apple's iOS vs. Google's Android OS, including associated security and management concerns, IBM officials said[...]

Apple iOS 6 Will No Longer Require Passwords for Free App Downloads

With iOS 6 set to release this fall, iPhone and iPad users have a convenient new feature to look forward to, which will allow them to spend less time typing[...]

Windows Phone 7.5 Goes on a Diet With Upcoming ”Tango” Release

The minimum requirements for smartphone operating systems have a tendency to climb with each release, but for its next update to Windows Phone, Microsoft is putting its mobile OS on[...]

Apple iOS 6.0.1 for iPhone and iPad Going Out Now, Fixes Bugs

An updated version of Apple's operating system for smartphones and tablets is now available. This fixes a number of small issues, such as the bug that causes horizontal lines to[...]

IBM’s Rumored RIM Takeover: The End of BlackBerry?

RIM's problems can come across like a soap opera. IBM might be BlackBerry's white night, or its final death knell.

Google Developer Explains the Long Wait for Android OS 4.0 Upgrades

A prominent Google engineer involved in the development of the Android OS has given an explanation on why so many people are still waiting for an upgrade to the latest[...]

Android OS 4.0 Upgrades Coming in May for Verizon’s Motorola Droid RAZR, RAZR MAXX, and HTC Rezound

Those who own the Motorola Droid RAZR, RAZR MAXX, or HTC Rezound smartphones from Verizon will be receiving the Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) upgrade by the end of[...]

Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 Getting Mobile Hotspot Service, Other Enhancements

An upcoming software update for the Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 will allow users to share their wireless internet connection via a mobile hotspot app. Other improvements are coming as[...]