Nokia poll says QWERTY keyboards still rule

QWERTY Keyboard
by 1 year ago

Nokia’s online poll shows that the majority of users prefer QWERTY keyboards over touchscreen phones. But is this representative of the entire mobile market, or is Nokia looking at data skewed toward the old way of using smartphones?

Digia buys Qt from Nokia, promises support for Android, iOS & Windows 8

by 1 year ago

Developers have been concerned about the future of Qt now that Nokia does not have a use for it anymore. Fortunately, they’ve decided to sell it to Digia, which has committed to take good care of Qt and further develop it. Digia goes as far as promise that they will include cross-platform support. Could we be looking at a future in which Qt enables apps that run on Android, iOS and Windows 8?

Open source Doom 3 gets ported to Android [video]

by 1 year ago

Doom 3 is a science fiction horror video game made by id Software, that was released in 2004 for Windows. It’s been id Software’s most successful game so far, selling over 3.5 million copies. Later it was adapted to the Linux platform, then Mac OS X, and after that, to the Xbox and Xbox360 consoles. After this whole success, id Software decided to open source Doom 3 last year, so now anyone can  try and port it to any platform they want. That’s how we’re now able to see developers trying to port Doom 3 to Android. The ported game…

CyanogenMod 9 stable release is out for the Galaxy Nexus

by 1 year ago

The CyanogenMod team released the RC1 version of CM9 just before Google I/O started. A couple of weeks later, RC2 was launched, and now it seems that CyanogenMod 9 stable is trickling out for some devices. Well, truth be told, they’ve only released it for the Galaxy Nexus so far, which may be why the team hasn’t made an official post about it yet. I’m sure that once at least a couple dozen phones will support it, they will announce it. Reaching the stable version of CM9 is a very big deal for the developers that have been working on it…

Samsung reveals Exynos 5 Dual (5250): what you need to know about the world’s first Cortex A15 SoC

by 1 year ago

Samsung has just released the whitepaper for their long-awaited Exynos 5250 SoC, now called the Exynos 5 Dual, and there’s a lot of interesting information to be discovered in it. The Exynos 5 Dual will be the world’s first Cortex A15-based chip, when it will ship later this year, presumably inside the 11.8-inch tablet Samsung is going to launch later this year. Samsung had to wait for this A15-based chip to support the very high WQXGA (2560×1600) resolution of the Galaxy Tab 11.6. Some of the most important features of the newly unveiled Exynos 5250 are: Dual-core 1.7 Ghz Cortex…

Jelly Bean app encryption issues force Google to disable the feature

Intel Jelly Bean
by 1 year ago

The Verge Piracy is a problem for developers on any platform, and pirating an app on Android is not that much harder than doing it on Windows. Some would say the piracy on Android is a lot higher than on iOS, but some developers have disproved this. Since most of the piracy happens in China, for both Android and iOS, where people wouldn’t pay for the apps anyway, the piracy rates between the 2 platforms are not that different. However, since Android started being known in the media for being a piracy haven because it’s more “open”, Google has started…