Heat, heat, heat – everyone is talking about it and the iPhone rumor mill is no different … except here, they’re talking about the new iPhone rivals and iPhone complaints — plus:
* Amazon Planning Smartphone to Rival Apple iPhone
* iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending July 6
* Report Breaks Down Top Smartphone Complaints
* Happy finish for the smartphone patent wars
* What Bugs iPhone 4S, Galaxy S III Users
* There Is Too Malware On The iPhone!
* Next iPhone’s Competition Is Here
Amazon Planning Smartphone to Rival Apple iPhone
Amazon is making plans to enter the ultracompetitive smartphone market with its own handset, according to Bloomberg.
Online retailer Amazon’s low-cost Kindle Fire shook up the tablet market upon its release in November 2011, and now it looks to be going after Apple’s best-selling iPhone smartphone with a handset of its own, according to a report from Bloomberg, which quoted two unnamed sources with knowledge of the plans. According to one of the sources, Amazon is working with Chinese handset maker Foxconn to build the device, and Amazon is also reportedly acquiring technology patents to avoid wireless infringement claims.
Full story : eWeek
What Bugs iPhone 4S, Galaxy S III Users
What’s the top complaint of iPhone users? Apple’s smartphone runs out of juice too quickly.
The complaint was one of a wide range of gripes FixYa heard when they surveyed users of the latest smart phones, ranging from Samsung’s Galaxy S III to the Nokia Lumia. And the complaints differed markedly from phone-to-phone.
Full story : Forbes
Report Breaks Down Top Smartphone Complaints
No smartphone is perfect. That iPhone doesn’t have 4G LTE and that Android device doesn’t have App Store access. But what are the top complaints across all major mobile platforms? FixYa today released a report that examines just that – from iOS and Android to Windows Phone and BlackBerry.
FixYa looked at the Samsung Galaxy S III, the iPhone 4S, the Nokia Lumia 900, the HTC Titan II, the Galaxy Nexus, and the BlackBerry Curve. The company collected details from the products’ Q&A sites in an effort to identify trends, and picked the top five complaints about the devices. (Report PDF)
Full story : PC Magazine
There Is Too Malware On The iPhone!
Apple has been telling us for a long time that there’s no need to worry about the security of their iPhones and iPads. The operating system itself is just too good to need to be concerned about such things. iOS just won’t give you the problems that Windows used to. Ooops!
Admittedly, this trojan isn’t trying to steal your bank account: all it does is access your address book and send that information to the server. From where it us used to spam your address book to buy the same software.
Full story : Forbes
Next iPhone’s Competition Is Here
Don’t like what the smartphone market has to offer? Come back in a few months and you’ll find something better.
On top right now, according to Consumer Reports: the freshly launched Samsung Galaxy S III. This will almost surely be the handset that Apple’s next iPhone will be measured against. Apple hasn’t said when the iPhone 5 will arrive, but the next version of Apple’s iOS smartphone software is due this Fall. A new iPhone will probably arrive with it.
Full story : Forbes
iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending July 6
As American celebrated Independence Day, without aliens, the iOSphere celebrated the return of rumors promising quad-core bliss in iPhone 5.
This week: the wow of core confusion, palpitations over an earlier announcement date, an explosively self-combustive and bad omen, and epistemological angst in the iOSphere.You read it here second.
Full story : Network World
Happy finish for the smartphone patent wars
Patent industry reform seems to be on the table as Apple [AAPL] continues attempting to protect its intellectual property against other smartphone industry players, and those players (Samsung, Motorola, et al.) fight back through the vehicle of abusing the gentleman’s agreement concerning FRAND patents.
The war is bloody, never-ending and, frankly, quite dull. This morning the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) announced what could be an important step toward ending some of the insanities of this conflict.
Full story : Computerworld (blog)
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