Thursday, November 24, 2011

AT&T pulls FCC application for T-Mobile USA deal, expects $4 Billion charge



With the announcement that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) would seek to send AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Deutsche Telekom-owned T-Mobile USA to an administrative law judge for review, both companies have announced that they have withdrawn their applications from the regulator.

New Samsung ad pokes fun at Apple fanboys


It’s no secret that Samsung and Apple aren’t exactly best friends these days. The two companies continue to lock horns, as disputes rage over patent infringements, with Apple doing its very best to get Samsung’s newest Android smartphones and tablets forcibly removed from sale in multiple markets.

Google responds to Galaxy Nexus volume bug: 'we have a fix'


The Galaxy Nexus volume bug has been squashed in Google's labs. The Android software maker has just announced it has a fix for the problem plaguing UK owners of the new Nexus, which will be rolled out "as soon as possible." Here's Google's statement in full:

Facebook testing Messenger and Ticker client for Windows


Facebook has started allowing a small group of users to download a new piece of software; Facebook Messenger for Windows. The product appears to be similar to their offering for mobile devices, and features the same branding, but also features the ticker and desktop notifications for activity on the social network.

Adobe: Flash for Android 4.0 before end of 2011, no Flash for Android 5.0


Adobe has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it plans to release Flash for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich by the end of 2011, but it will be the last update going forward. That means that there will be a Flash-free future for Android beyond ICS.