” The carrier said it has spent the past few weeks rolling out “network enhancements” designed to improve data speeds, CNET has learned. Sprint was able to determine where the upgrades were needed through a combination of its own checks and feedback from customers.
“Initial customer response to the improvements has been very positive,” Fared Adib, vice president of product development for Sprint, said in a statement to CNET. “Sprint continues to monitor device and network performance to ensure that customers get the performance they expect from our products.”
The initial complaints of the slow data service put a slight damper on the excitement over Sprint finally getting the iPhone. The device is expected to play a critical role in Sprint’s turnaround, so the company is justifiably sensitive about any perceived hiccups with the phone or service. The company proudly touted the early strong sales during the launch of the iPhone 4S in October, and CEO Dan Hesse has said he expects to sell more than 1 million iPhones in the fourth quarter.
Not everyone, however, is satisfied. Some Sprint customers complained that they continue to see inconsistent and, at times, dramatically slow service. “
“77 percent of job seekers use mobile job search apps. The use of mobile phones reflects an on-going trend of consumers using mobile devices to conduct activities previously handled by their home computer. The study found that the main reason job seekers like to use their mobile device is that they can respond fast (results of Number One Reason Job Seekers Use A Job Search App):
36.27%- Quickly react to new job postings
23.79%- Being able to job search anytime, anywhere
22.29%- I don’t use a mobile job search app
17.65%- It is a discreet way to look for a job
Android represented the most popular operating system.
The study found that recent college graduates and entry-level job seekers were the most adaptable to using mobile job seeker apps. In terms of job disciplines, people in healthcare, finance and technology jobs were in the top five groups of job seekers downloading one of the Beyond.com career apps.
Search by location was also a popular tactic used by
Apple has just released a new iOS 5.1 beta for developers. What is interesting here is that there is some information about new devices coming next year and some of them coming to Sprint. The first one is : “iPad2,4,” could refer to a new version of the iPad 2 set to hit Sprint’s network. Also included in the new iOS build are references to the “iPad3,1″ and iPad3,2,” both of which have already been spied in earlier versions of iOS. Finally, the “iPhone5,1″, this beauty is not announced and probably will be coming next year.
Rumors suggest the new phone will feature a new processor and a 4-inch display built by Sony and Hitachi.
Yesterday, Sprint launched a new cheap Android phone made by Huawei. It’s a portrait QWERTY Android 2.3 handset . The Express will feature a 2.6-inch QVGA (320 x 240) display, 3.2MP camera, 256MB of RAM, 512MB of internal storage (with expandable microSD slot), a 1,500mAh battery and a 3G mobile hotspot that supports up to five devices.
The Express is available now for $20 with a new two-year Sprint contract after $50 dollar mail in rebate.
A recent tweet by Cyanogen revealed that they are working on the latest Android update for rooted phones. If you want to run Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) on your phone, then wait around 2 months and the guys over there should have it ready to download.
Again, this is for rooted devices. Check out this article for more details.
Research from the Juniper Networks has found that malware aimed specifically towards Android-running devices has increased 472% since this past summer. Wow.
You really need to be careful what you download and install these days. If you don’t have a system password or another method of protecting your phone, you should really look into it. The malware in question is mostly designed to steal personal information. Be very careful of what you install.
PC World has written a very neat article discussing the points of interest between a closed vs open maketplace. I would encourage you to check that out here.