While mobile data speeds are getting faster and faster, many users will still prefer to connect through WiFi networks, especially if the underlying infrastructure has a better quality and speed than the usual 3G or 4G connection. Companies like Google and Microsoft are vying for access to unused spectrum in some regions, in order to offer wide-area WiFi access to users.
Windows Phone 8 sales will jump very quickly, says Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
There are arguably only two mobile operating systems that really matter these days as far as market-share is concerned. As you probably guessed, we are talking about Android and iOS. Sure, there are other platforms like Blackberry and Windows Phone, but neither of these operating systems come close to the popularity of iOS and Android. Steve Ballmer claims this will all change with the recent release of Windows Phone 8.
Android announced 5 years ago today, happy birthday Android!
Even though the concept of Android is much older, Android celebrates its official coming to the world today. On November 5, 2007, the Open Handset Alliance would announce an open source mobile operating system that flew in the face of all the smart phone competition. It's open nature and promotion of sharing allowed it to attain greatness unlike anything seen in the mobile industry before.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 coming to AT&T on November 9
One of the biggest Android surprises of the year was the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Camera, the first Android-powered digital camera by the manufacturer. If you’ve been waiting for the connected camera to come to the UK, you’re just in luck. Samsung has announced that it will be launching the Galaxy Camera this week.
Black 64GB Samsung Galaxy S3 now available for pre-order in the UK, availability not guaranteed
UK retailer Clove has begun accepting pre-orders for the black 64GB Samsung Galaxy S3. Those interested can, and should move forward with a pre-order because the actual availability will depend on the initial level of interest.
While there are a lot of minor legal battles being fought hard by Apple and Samsung in their longstanding patent quarrel, the war as a whole seems to depend a lot on the outcome of the appeals following the August California verdict.
IDC: iPad drops to 50.4% market share, Android tablets surge in Q3