For the first time, we've seen a report that certain Android owners are more satisfied than iPhone owners. In fact iPhone 5 comes in 5th place. However, Apple was rated the top best device satisfaction manufacturer in the US.
AT&T was the first carrier to sell the iPhone and still offers subsidized smartphones to customers with grandfathered unlimited data accounts. This year's best smartphones after surveying the top best sources, prorated, offered some surprises and also insight into the wireless business as a whole.
The AT&T best smartphone list is the most varied out of all the carriers. The list includes the most Windows Phones, two phablets and many options. It is also the second list to have two iPhone models in the top ten. AT&T is the only carrier list to include a rugged phone that is - waterproof in 1m for 30 mins. We also noticed that AT&T offers some the cheapest most powerful smartphones with a contract.
To update via Wi-Fi, go to Settings>About Phone>Software Updates on their phone.
It is always a good idea to backup your data before any update and make sure your battery is at least 50% charged. You will not be able to make calls during the update process .
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Here are the features Motorola is highlighting in the update (see other Jelly Bean features). Videos of new features follow.
Motorola has updated its Android software update page. After excluding the Motorola Atrix 4G, earlier this year, they have updated some details of the planned Android updates for the end of this year and beyond.
The first good news is that the Motorla Atrix HD rollout to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will begin in December of this year. Popular Verizon Wireless models to that will be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be the Droid RAZR, Droid RAZR/MAXX, Droid 4 and Droid Bionic. Some of these models appear in the best smartphones of 2012 Review of Reviews from WiMo News.
There is also good news for Motorola Xoom (3G/LTE) tablet owners there will be update in the first quarter of 2013.
WiMo News is continuing its round-up of distilling the review sources for the year of 2012. Our ginormous database is crunching out numbers with the help of human formulas that reveals some trends and surprises. So far Consumer Reports gave higher ranking to LG and Motorola, there were few if any keyboarded winners and sales figures from Canaccord Genuity do not reflect the reviews. Today we look at Digital Trends that really likes Windows Phones.
Our data includes all the smartphones throughout the year. We prorated their figures to be in similar context as other technical reviews. These figures are entered into the master file and will be incorporated into final results.
Digital Trends passed over the recently released Sony Xperia TL, other choices were similar to other tech media outlets. Like last year, DT rated Windows Phones highly with the HTC 8X one of its best rated devices. Smartphone makers that achieved the top scores were HTC with highest scores followed by Samsung, Motorola, Apple, LG and Nokia.