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Strategy Analytics claims there are now over one billion smartphones in use

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by 1 year ago
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It took 16 years since the first smart phone came out, but the number of smartphones in use has recently exceeded one billion. According to Strategy Analytics, that equals about 1 out of every 7 people who now own a smartphone. With major smartphone companies like Apple, Samsung, HTC, and Motorola raking in billions of dollars a year, it’s not surprise they’re being so competitive.

Samsung confirms Bada and Tizen merger

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by 1 year ago
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Samsung has been double-dipping in mobile operating systems for quite some time now. In addition to using existing platforms like Android and Windows Phone, Samsung has also helped develop mobile operating systems of its own. Currently, Samsung is in charge of development for both the Bada and Tizen operating systems.

ICS ported to Samsung Wave S8500

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by 2 years ago
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With Google I/O starting tomorrow, we are all excited about the possible announcement of the next iteration of the Android OS, Jellybean, expected to be Android 4.1. ICS also known as Android 4.0, took things to a whole other level for the OS, and we can only hope for better and bigger things from JB. Unfortunately, while OEMs and network operators have all been promising swift upgrades to ICS for their older devices, this has not been the case. The rollout has been slow, to say the least, and the only sure way to be using an Android 4.0 device is if…

Report: Samsung to phase out Bada by next year?

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by 2 years ago
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Having experienced the sweet taste of success with the universally popular Android platform, Samsung is apparently planning to quietly ditch its less known Bada smartphone operating system and hope that no one will notice. According to tech gossiper columnist Eldar Murtazin, Samsung will cease the development of Bada smartphones, with the whole affair to be wrapped up pretty soon. This means don’t hold your breath to see a Samsung phone running Bada next year. Samsung isn’t expected to make any official announcement regarding the phasing out of Bada, as it tries not to cause any ruckus. Furthermore, the Korean phone maker will…