Mobile Morning Coffee – Foxconn workers get a raise + why LTE sucks


The top mobile stories from the past 24 hours, served with cream and two sugars.

Foxconn Increases Wages, Raises Pay By 16-25% For Chinese Workers
(via TechCrunch)
The base pay of junior level worker in Shenzhen is now at 1,800 yuan ($290) per month and, if the worker passes a technical examination, it will be raised to 2,200 yuan. Three years ago the base pay was just 900 yuan per month.

Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet sales hurt Android more than iPad (via GigaOM)
More evidence that consumers choose ecosystems over hardware when it comes to tablet purchases.

With Clik, Your Smartphone Can Control Screens Everywhere (via TechCrunch)
The idea of turning a smartphone into a remote control isn’t new, but using Clik, the process of syncing up a phone to a screen is a ridiculously fast and easy, and it requires no extra hardware.

AppMobi Bets on Monetizing the Mobile HTML5 Apps Ecosystem With playMobi (via ReadWriteWeb)
playMobi is a cross-platform HTML5-based game development, deployment and monetization software developer kit. playMobi facilitates in-app purchasing, analytics and social constructs for game developers.

Why LTE sucks (your battery, that is) (via GigaOM)
Why is LTE so greedy? For starters, the radio in your LTE device is doing a lot more than it ever did in your old 3G handset.

Google Says 62% of Restaurant Searches Were Mobile on Valentine’s Day
The volume of searches for restaurants was up drastically between 7th of February and Valentine’s day, from all devices. Google says that desktop searches spiked by 142%, tablet searches by 135%, and by 359% on mobile devices.

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