HTC Granted Patent for Biometric Device Unlock, Samsung`s Still Not Into 3D Smartphones & U.S. Cellular Launches its First LTE Device
Sorry, Larry Page. Steve Jobs Really Wanted to Destroy Android
Steve Jobs passed into legend a little more than six months ago. Now it seems the arguments over his intentions for Apple are just getting started. In the Jobs-approved biography by Walter Isaacson, the Apple founder is seen railing against Android toward the end of his life. Insisting that Google stole its look and feel from the iPhone’s iOS, Jobs vowed to declare “thermonuclear war” on Android.
U.S. Cellular Launches its First LTE Smartphone
U.S. Cellular today announced the immediate availability of the Samsung Galaxy S Aviator, which it says is its first LTE 4G smartphone. The Aviator is an Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread device that includes a 4.3-inch WVGA SAMOLED+ touchscreen, an 8 megapixel rear-camera, front-facing webcam, and an HDMI port. The Galaxy S Aviator will be available for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate.
HTC Granted Patent for Biometric Device Unlock Using Face and Fingerprint
HTC has been granted a patent that takes Face Unlock one step further. Filed in 2008 and granted this week in the US, the technology is based on a user’s interaction with a mobile device using a variety of sensors and cameras, much like Face Unlock in Android 4.0. Where the patent takes it one step further is by utilizing other forms of biological methods to assert someone’s indentity, either through fingerprint scanning or a combination of the two.
Samsung: We're Still Not Into 3D Smartphones
By now you may have already seen a handful of "leaks" on Samsung's imminent Galaxy S III, but if you ask us, they all smell like a cruel prank on anticipating fans. As far as we're concerned, the only reliable tidbits so far are the GT-i9300 and GT-i9308 codenames (the latter likely a TD-SCDMA variant for China Mobile) on Samsung's support page; along with murmurs from executives about a certain quad-core chipset and a release date.