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2011

HP reports Q2 earnings: revenue up over last year, weak Q3 guidance

May 17th, 2011

HP reported its second quarter results for 2011 early on Tuesday. Net revenue of $31.6 billion was up 3% from the $30.8 billion in net revenue HP reported during the second quarter last year. The firm reported income of $2.3 billion, up 5% from the same period last year. HP said its results were driven …

Video game sales elude April showers, grow 20%

May 13th, 2011

Consumer electronics tracker NPD Group on Thursday released its tallies for the U.S. gaming industry, revealing continued console sales growth and rebounding software sales. Last month, sales of video game software dipped to $735.4 million from $875.3 million in March 2010. While sales shrank sequentially, as they do in April in many industries, gaming software …

HTC’s April revenue balloons 113% to hit record high

May 12th, 2011

HTC’s revenue in April 2011 hit a record high, Taiwan Economic News reports. The publication cites a financial statement from HTC in claiming the smartphone maker saw revenue in April grow to NT$38.729. Equivalent to approximately $1.35 billion USD, HTC’s April revenue was up 4.5% sequentially and up over 113% compared to April 2010. Aggregate …

The power of Google’s Android ADK on display: two-ton labyrinth [video]

May 10th, 2011

During the company’s I/O keynote today, Google announced a new and powerful accessory design kit (ADK) that aims to merge the physical and digital worlds. Using the ADK and a hardware interface, developers can allow digital devices to manipulate physical objects. To illustrate this point, Google constructed a two-ton labyrinth right on the show floor. Using the …

Windows Phone will beat Android in 2013, analyst explains

May 10th, 2011

Late last week, BGR wrote about a recent report suggesting Microsoft’s share of the global smartphone market would overtake Google’s share in 2015, and Windows Phone would become the best-selling smartphone platform in the world at that point. On Tuesday, the Pyramid Research analyst responsible for the report published a follow-up explaining that her findings …

Apple chews away at Nokia, posts best smartphone share growth in Q1

May 10th, 2011

According to new data from IHS iSuppli, Apple’s smartphone market share increased 14.9% during the first quarter of this year — more than any other phone maker. The Cupertino-based company had a 19.2% grip on the smartphone market and shipped 18.6 million units during the first quarter. Nokia, the global smartphone leader, shipped 24.2 million …

Google announces Android @ Home

May 10th, 2011

Google announced on Tuesday a new feature of the Android operating system called Android @ Home. The framework and associated functions transform an Android device into a home automation controller that connects and directs all of the devices and appliances in the user’s home. Android @ Home framework can be used to control gaming consoles, …

Google unveils Music Beta by Google

May 10th, 2011

We can’t say it comes as much of a surprise, but Google has just taken the wraps off of a service many of us have been waiting for years to see… or should we say, hear. Google’s freshly unveiled Music Beta service will give users a cloud-based solution for storing and streaming their digital music …

Android Ice Cream Sandwich launching in Q4

May 10th, 2011

Google is on stage and just announced that the next major Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich, will launch in Q4 of this year. It will combine the tablet and smartphone operating systems into one joint OS that will support all devices. Google bills it as “One OS everywhere, state of the art UI, advanced app …

U.S. Cellular to launch LTE network ‘in time for holidays’

May 6th, 2011

Regional wireless provider U.S. Cellular has officially thrown its hat into the 4G ring. “U.S. Cellular, in conjunction with its partnership with King Street Wireless, announced today that it will deliver high-speed 4G LTE services and 4G-enabled devices to more than 25 percent of its customers across two dozen markets in time for the holiday …