Touchscreens are very accessible and they’re easy to use, but how do we take advantage of the technology to perform more complex interactions? Multi-touch and gestures have opened up new possibilities, but what if the screen could tell what was interacting with it? That’s the idea behind Qeexo’s FingerSense – the device can tell the difference between a fingertip, a nail, or a knuckle, as well as a stylus.
HTC enjoyed a meteoric rise with Android and manufactured some of the best smartphones of recent years. Its fall from grace has been spectacular. We examine what went wrong and take a look at how HTC might stage a comeback.
How do you like the idea of getting your Internet and cellular wireless service from Google? The search engine giant is apparently looking to branch out yet again and talks have been held with satellite TV provider Dish Network. It’s in the very early stages right now, but it’s thought Dish is looking for a partner to build a U.S. wireless network with and Google might be a good fit.
Apparently a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was chosen as the vessel for a collection of digital memories related to Queen Elizabeth’s 60 year reign. It’s part of a Jubilee digital time capsule organized by the Royal Commonwealth Society.
Google improves Android with each new iteration by baking in new features, but where do they come from? Could it harm the app ecosystem if the hard work developers put in on an app has no pay off because the improved core functionality makes it obsolete? We take a look at developer pain, discuss the impact, and remember some pioneering apps that no longer seem necessary.
Gartner’s report on Q3 2012 reveals that worldwide smartphones sales are up nearly 50 percent on the same quarter last year. We all know who sold most of them right? Samsung and Apple account for 46.5 percent of the smartphone market and the Android platform claimed a 72.4 percent market share.
Hands up if you’re still waiting for Jelly Bean on your Galaxy S3. Samsung has just released a lovely two-part video showcasing the list of awesome improvements you can expect with version 4.1 of the Android platform. The version in the video is actually an LTE model available in Korea, but rest assured Jelly Bean is winging its way to you wherever you may be.
The dispute between Motorola and Microsoft about fair rates for essential patents reaches a Seattle courtroom today and we can expect the trial to reveal some juicy financial information about both companies after the judge rejected a request to keep evidence relating to licensing deals and sales projections under wraps.
Now that Google has a product range in the form of the Nexus line is it time the company considered a retail strategy? We’ve all seen the success that Apple enjoys with bricks-and-mortar retail stores; does it make sense for Google to open its own chain?
An EU antitrust investigation looks like it will end with a concession from Apple and four major publishers that will allow Amazon to undercut them on e-book prices. Apple had basically set up a deal that would prevent anyone from undercutting it. The publishers in the pact were Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette Livre, and Macmillan.