Today At Cult Of Android: Verizon Believes A 16GB SD Card Is Worth $100, HTC Confirms Sprint Phasing Out Carrier IQ, And More…

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Android may not be every Mac user’s cup of tea, but it’s the biggest mobile operating system in the world, and it’s important to know what’s going on with Android — what it’s doing right, and what it’s doing wrong. Here’s the best stories that hit today over at our sister site, Cult of Android.

Sprint Offering The LG Marquee And Samsung Transform Ultra For Free

If you’ve been looking for a mid-range Android device and are on a budget, you may want to take a look at what Sprint has to offer. The LG Marquee and Samsung Transform Ultra are now being offered for free when signing up for a new two-year contract. While these devices aren’t the cream of the crop, they are more than capable of performing the necessary tasks for an average user on a budget. If the Lg Marquee sounds familiar, it’s because Boost Mobile just recently added it to their pre-paid lineup, and now it has become a “no-cost” option on Sprint. More…

Apple’s Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Really Wishes His iPhone Did All The Things His Android Does

Steve Wozniak is a man who loves technology. He’s also a man who’s not afraid to tell it how it is. You’d expect a guy who co-founded Apple to be incessantly praising it while dismissing any advantages the competition may wield. Instead, he’s an open-minded guy who enjoys a variety of tech products, including Android. In fact, in an interview with the Daily Beast, Woz had much praise for the mobile OS that Steve Jobs was hellbent on destroying. More…

Apple Reloads: More Lawsuits Against Samsung, Ten Models Involved In A Design Spat [Cat Fight]

It’s a new year, and much to our dismay, that means a whole new onslaught of litigation by Apple. It appears they have reloaded their litigating guns with high-priced lawyers and fired upon ten Samsung models (along with a separate suit against tablets) who they say violate their hardware design patents. In a suit filed in Germany, Apple is looking to ban the sales of ten Samsung smartphone models, including the Galaxy S Plus and the S II. More…

HTC Confirms Reports That Sprint Has Asked OEMs To Begin Updates To Remove Carrier IQ

We reported on the good news of Sprint and HTC removing Carrier IQ from the HTC EVO 3D yesterday, but what would you say if I told you HTC has confirmed that Sprint will be phasing out Carrier IQ completely. I’m guessing the first thing you’ll do is remove that silly tinfoil hat from your head, then perhaps go outside again. Kidding aside, we knew this was coming, and it’s nice to see some confirmation on the subject. More…

Verizon Apparently Believes A 16GB SD Card Is Worth $100 – DROID RAZR 16GB Available Now For $199

Verizon’s latest move attempts to convince you that 16GB of memory is worth $100. In classic Big Red fashion, Verizon removed the 16GB SD card from the 32GB DROID RAZR and thus dropped the price to $199. This is of course in preparation for the DROID RAZR MAXX coming out with a $299 price. At $299, that puts the RAZR MAXX at the same price as the original RAZR, and in all honesty, who’s going to purchase the original RAZR with its smaller battery when they can get the MAXX for the same price? More…

Is Samsung In Talks To Buy Out RIM? [Rumor]

This rumor has been making the rounds today so I figured why not talk about it. According to a trusted source of BGR, RIM is looking for someone to buy their ailing company — specifically, leading mobile OEM Samsung. I, for one, don’t believe this will ever happen, and can’t even think of one good reason for Samsung to purchase RIM. Many will argue Samsung would gain things such as BBM, BIS/BES and most of all, RIM’s pile of patents. But does Samsung really need any of that? I don’t think so. More…

Help Willow The Whale Escape The Clutches Of Evil Baron Von Barry In Whale Trail, Now Available In the Android Market

A cute new game hit the Android Market yesterday. It’s called Whale Trail, and if my hippie mom had a mobile phone back in the 60 and 70′s, she would have been all over this. Take a trip through rainbow land with Willow the whale, and fly through the 7 kingdoms of colour as he tries to escape the clutches of the evil Baron Von Barry and the Thunder Bros. Meet groovy friends as you fly through the clouds and collect Blubbles in this psychedelic side-scroller featuring: More…

Samsung Promises All Day Battery Life For Future Devices

As mobile devices gain advances in almost every aspect of hardware and software, the one thing that doesn’t get any better is battery life. It’s expected that all these larger screens, graphic intensive games, etc. would demand more of our batteries, but why we have yet to see battery advances or larger batteries included in these devices is beyond me. Perhaps it’s due to manufacturers trying to maintain a slim appearance, but it’s time to start spending a bit more worrying about battery life versus a couple millimeters in thickness. More…