by Chris Smith, 11 months ago
Curious to find out more details about the Ubuntu smartphone and why it’s a lot more than just Ubuntu for Android? Read on!
by J. Angelo Racoma, 12 months ago
Do you use SMS to schedule appointments via Google Calendar? Do you still sync your Nokia Symbia-based smartphone with Google Calendar? Do you use Smart Rescheduler from Google Labs? If you do, you might want to start looking elsewhere to fulfill your calendaring and syncing needs. Google is shutting down several services this wintertime, in an effort to ensure they can focus on services that matter more to users.
by Stefan Constantinescu, 1 year ago
We’re not ashamed of the fact that we love Android, just look at the name of our website. That being said, everyone here does keep track of what’s going on with other platforms. Nokia announced a new Windows Phone 8 device today called the Lumia 620. Every handset maker should look at it and learn a few things.
by Adrian Diaconescu, 1 year ago
The world’s first ever text was sent in 1992, on December 3, by then 22-year old UK engineer Neil Papworth. The message was a short and customary “Merry Christmas” sent from a home computer to an Orbitel 901 mobile phone of one Richard Jarvis from Vodafone.
by David Gonzales, 1 year ago
Remember the recently posted Nokia job ad on LinkedIn titled “Principal Software Engineer, Embedded Linux Middleware”? It sparked rumors that Nokia might be building its very own Android-flavored smartphones after all. A statement now puts these rumors to rest.
by Chris Smith, 1 year ago
A few years ago Nokia decided to go with Microsoft (exclusively) and ignore Google, when realizing that its aging Symbian OS will not be resurrected in time to adapt to the smartphone revolution started by the iPhone and the first Android smartphones. But is there still a possibility left for Nokia to consider making Android smartphones and tablets as well? A new job posting seems to say so.
by Varun Raj, 1 year ago
When you say something is in short supply it does not necessarily mean that it is in high demand. For Nokia Lumia 920 we could be facing such a situation, as it appears it is difficult to determine whether the highly anticipated Windows Phone 8-powered device is selling like hot cakes in the U.S. or is in short supply because Nokia simply missed its production targets.
by Simon Hill, 1 year ago
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.
by Andrew Grush, 1 year ago
While there are several new features coming to the recently announced Android 4.2, the most exciting addition is the support of multi-user accounts. Unfortunately, Google has made it clear that the new account option will only be supported by tablets. Wondering why? While Google hasn’t officially given us a reason, it could have to do with an existing Nokia patent for “multi-user mobile telephones”.
by Adrian Diaconescu, 1 year ago
Samsung’s dominance over the global smartphone market has stopped being a surprise for a while now, but what may shock you is the pace at which the Android king is continuing to grow. According to a new report conducted by IDC, Sammy has doubled its shipments in just a year, capturing a whopping 31.3% of the worldwide market share in Q3 2012.
by Gary Sims, 1 year ago
Although Nokia has released details of its upcoming Windows Phone 8 smartphones, it is still releasing phones based on the older version of Windows Phone. In this case, the just launched Lumia 510 runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. The new Lumia 510 is aimed at the low-end of the smartphone market and really isn’t going to be a threat to anything that Samsung, HTC or Sony are shipping.
The entry-level smartphone does have one thing going for it though, it features a 4-inch display which was unexpected as the Lumia 610 and Lumia 710 both have 3.7-inch displays. All three phones have a screen resolution of 800 by 480 pixels. However, besides the display the phone is definitely low-end. There is no front facing camera and the rear camera, although 5 megapixels, has no flash and can only record video in 640 x 480.