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London Underground

O2 latest UK operator to offer London Underground Wifi

Tube connectivity provided by Virgin Media now available to O2 subscribers UK mobile operator O2 has today become the latest provider to launch free London Underground Wifi connectivity to its subscribers. Like rivals Vodafone and EE, O2's offering Wifi through a partnership with Virgin Media,...
Starbucks Play Store Promotion

Google promoting Google Play Music when connecting to Starbucks free Wifi

Logging into free Wifi at Starbucks? Now you'll be shown a free trial offer for Google Play Music All Access Starting this week, Starbucks and Google have partnered up to offer customers that connect to its free Wifi promotional deals to check out content from Google Play. For some time now...
BT Wifi

O2 customers losing access to BT Wifi hotspots from July 1

Operator transitioning to its own nationwide Wifi hotspot network O2 customers will lose their inclusive access to telco BT's UK-wide network of Wifi hotspots in just over a month, the operator has revealed. A message on the carrier's site says it's transitioning over to its own network of O2...
Boingo

Boingo, AT&T sign deal that gives access to Wifi worldwide

You'll need to already have an AT&T roaming option on your plan, though Boingo today announced a deal that will give the former access to the latter's Wifi hotspots at locations worldwide for no additional charge. AT&T customers already have access to Boingo hotspots in major...
SuperBeam

SuperBeam: Transfer files using Wifi Direct, NFC or QR codes

A great file transfer tool for power users As advanced as modern mobile devices are, getting files from one phone or tablet to another can still be problematic. Cloud storage apps like Dropbox can clog up your Internet connection. The BlueTooth-based Android Beam is slow, and can only be used...
Android Inflight Wifi

Gogo: Airborne Android use up 400% in two years

If you're using in-flight Wifi on a plane over the United States, you're using Gogo's ground-to-air Internet service. And today the provider dropped a few statistical tidbits our way. The broad strokes are that 26 percent of smartphones connecting to Gogo's service are Android, with the rest...
WeFi Pro

WeFi Pro: get the most out of public Wifi access

Many of us are coming to the realization that mobile data limits are, well, limiting. At the same time, public Wifi access has been a major initiative in many large cities and private businesses alike. WeFi Pro, which was previously only available to Cricket customers, is hoping to help users take...
Republic Wireless

Republic Wireless devices now shipping, $19 a month gets all you can eat

Republic Wireless is now shipping out the phones many have pre-ordered, and the $19 monthly hybrid network is up and running, ready to go. After a beta period where users had a chance to try a modified LG Optimus One, the retail Motorola Defy XT units will soon be in customers hands, including...
Android Central

EE, Vodafone customers to get Tube Wifi access

Update: Both EE and Vodafone have now confirmed that they'll offer Wifi on the Tube in 2013. Original story: British mobile operators EE and Vodafone are said to be in talks to allow their customers free access to Virgin Media's Wifi network on the London Underground, according to reports. A tweet...
Android Central

Sony Xperia Tablet S gets new update to fix Wifi woes

If you've recently picked up Sony's Tegra 3-powered Xperia Tablet S, you'll want to check for software updates this morning, as reports indicate that the device has just had software release 5 pushed to it over-the-air. The software is still based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, but it does...
Boingo

Google Play treats Android owners to free Boingo Wifi through September

If you're trucking through an airport or are near one of the any other 4,000-some Boingo Wifi hotspots, you'll be able to connect for free through September, thanks to the fine folks at Google Play. But only if you're using an Android device, or a Mac or PC. iPhones and the like are excluded from...
Gogo in-flight internet

Gogo going to get your Android device online overseas in 2013

Here's some good nerd news for you road warriors who fly outside the U.S. Gogo has signed a deal that will bring in-flight Wifi to flights over portions of the Atlantic and north Pacific, and over Asia, South America, Africa and Australia. That means you can drag out the laptop if you want, but it...
Android Central

Amazon hails improved MIMO Wifi on Kindle Fire HD

We're live at Amazon's Kindle event in Los Angeles, where the company's showing off a range of new products, including the Kindle Fire HD tablet. Amazon's Jeff Bezos has been walking through the main features of the new tablets, and one stand-out for the Kindle Fire HD is its MIMO (Multi-In, Multi...
Gogo Android app

Gogo inflight Wifi coming to Canada next year

We're more than a year out from when we actually need to write this post, but whatever. When it comes to Canada, our motto is better get while the gettin's good. (At least that's what our Canada motto would be, if we actually had one.) Anyhoo. Gogo, the company that brings you that sweet, sweet...
Android Central

Jelly Bean now pushing to U.S. Wifi Motorola Xoom

We've received a few reports that folks with a stock Wifi Xoom (U.S. Models) are getting their Jelly Bean update pushed this afternoon -- enough of them for us to say with confidence that it's pushing out. Soak testers were asked yesterday if the update was ready for prime-time in their opinion,...
Verizon Galaxy Nexus

WiFi issues on your Verizon Galaxy Nexus running Jelly Bean? Here's your fix

If you're among the many who have flashed a Jelly Bean ROM onto your Verizon Galaxy Nexus you no doubt realized there appears to an issue with the WiFi suffering from weak connections. No matter though, XDA member mwalt2 has taken things into his own hands and checked out the situation. Conclusion...
HTC One X

HTC: Wifi glitch so far only seen in Tegra 3 One X

We've just gotten some more information regarding the Wifi issues some HTC One X owners have been experiencing, and which the manufacturer acknowledged this morning. An HTC spokesman tells us that so far only the quad-core Tegra 3 version of the One X appears to be affected; there have been no...
HTC One X Wifi

HTC acknowledges Wifi hardware issues some have on the One X

One of the games folks like to play when a new phone comes out is "spot the defect." And in the case of the HTC One X, a small but vocal number of HOX owners have run into a particularly annoying problem with Wifi. We've known that HTC was still tweaking things on the software side, but this one...
HTC Media Link HD.

HTC Media Link HD review

HTC makes sending high-definition content from your phone to the TV easier than ever The prospect of magically sending content from your phone to your TV isn't new. The DLNA (or Digital Living Network Alliance) protocol has been around for some time now, though there's a decent chance you've...
HTC Media Link HD

AT&T selling the HTC Media Link HD for $90

The HTC Media Link HD (see our first-look video) has been available in some outlets for a little while now. But starting this Friday, AT&T will be selling the Wifi Direct device for $90. (Yes, that's the full retail packaging you see above. And, interestingly enough, it's been listed on AT...

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