Techmeme
February 26, 2012, 4:05 PM

Top News

Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Sony Aims to Remake Name for Itself in Phones  —  Sony on Sunday tried to make the case that it yet has a place in the crowded market for Android phones.  —  The event is the first major product introduction for Sony since it took full control of the cell phone business that it had run jointly with Sweden's Ericsson.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Sony Xperia P hands-on pictures, video, and close up with the WhiteMagic display  —  We just had a quick chance to play with the new Sony Xperia P, and... it's a slightly smaller riff on the Xperia S packed into an aluminum unibody case.  The big draw is the “WhiteMagic” LCD display …
More: Engadget, Engadget and BGR
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
With the Xperia P and Xperia U, Sony finally has an Android phone for everyone  —  Sony Mobile president Bert Nordberg showing off the new Xperia phones  —  Sony unveiled two new smartphones tonight at Mobile World Congress, the Xperia P and Xperia U, which will sit alongside the company's previously announced Xperia S phone.
David Pierce / The Verge:
Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD has quad-core K3 processor, 1080p display (hands-on pictures)  —  It was barely an afterthought in Huawei's MWC press conference, but the company is also getting ready to launch a seriously high-end tablet.  The MediaPad 10 FHD has a 1080p display (actually 1920 x 1200) …
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Huawei outs Ascend D Quad: 4.5-inch 720p display, Dolby 5.1, 1.5GHz K3V2 CPU  —  We'd seen some prior leaks, but aside from poorly translated marketing jargon, Huawei's managed to keep its latest and greatest smartphone under wraps — until now, that is.  The device is being billed as the …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
HTC One X announced for April release with quad-core Tegra 3, 4.7-inch HD display, and Android 4.0  —  Shockingly, the rumors were all true.  HTC has today confirmed the existence of a 4.7-inch, quad-core superphone, which it is dubbing the One X and using as the hero device of its new One smartphone family.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
LG in talks with Google for Nexus device  —  LG wants to be on the ground floor for one of the next iterations of Android.  An LG executive noted that there were still no firm commitments yet.  —  LG and Android are as close as ever.  —  BARCELONA, Spain—LG is jockeying …
Jon Gertner / New York Times:
Innovation and the Bell Labs Miracle  —  “INNOVATION is what America has always been about,” President Obama remarked in his recent State of the Union address.  It's hard to disagree, isn't it?  We live in a world dominated by innovative American companies like Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook.
More: Chris Dixon and Memex 1.1Thanks:@the_spinmd
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Samsung unveils new Galaxy Beam smartphone / projector combo with dual core CPU  —  Samsung has finally started to reveal its new products at MWC 2012, starting with this new refresh of the Galaxy Beam packing Android 2.3, a projector and a dual-core CPU.  There's more details and specs in the press release after the break.
Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog:
Facebook, YouTube, others accused of reading text messages  —  Summary: Reports surfacing this weekend claim that smartphone applications can access users' text messages amongst other personal data, even when that phone is not being used.  —  Update: see below.
Julia Angwin / Digits:
FBI Turns Off Thousands of GPS Devices After Supreme Court Ruling  —  The Supreme Court's recent ruling overturning the warrantless use of GPS tracking devices has caused a “sea change” inside the U.S. Justice Department, according to FBI General Counsel Andrew Weissmann.
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac:
Adobe Photoshop Touch hits iPad 2 for US$9.99 (Update: Pulled until Monday)  —  Note - Photoshop Touch just started hitting AU/NZ.  Update: It was pulled, but it will be available Monday.  Some of our readers reported that it works better than the Android version.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Open source and the cloud: Changing the lives of people with Type 1 diabetes  —  Parents and patients have figured out how to remotely keep watch over glucose levels via smartphones, computers and the Pebble smartwatch running on Microsoft Azure.
Amazon Cognito:
Amazon Cognito - User Identity and Data Synchronization Service  —  Save mobile user data in the cloud and access it even when users are offline.  Get free 10GB storage & 1 Million Syncs per month now.
Amazon WorkSpaces:
Desktop in the cloud with Amazon WorkSpaces  —  Manage secure desktops from multiple devices.  Amazon WorkSpaces is managed, secure & simple.  Scale up and down easily.  Get started today.
Zoho:
Have you found the right contact management tool yet?  —  Can you use an axe to prune roses, or a hacksaw to chop veggies?  —  They may get the job done, but is either of them the right tool for the job?
Igloo:
All the coding ladies  —  Much has been said about women in technology this week as a result of Barbie once again, letting down the female population (or more appropriately, humankind as a whole) …
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 4:05 PM ET, February 26, 2012.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Earlier Picks