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.
Nokia Android / Linux mobile devices in the works, job ad reveals
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.
It’s just another day at the office for Android handsets, kicking everybody else’s behinds. According to research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), Android-powered handsets maintain its commanding lead over Apple’s iOS devices and others in the global smartphone market for Q3 2012.
Symbian in “maintenance mode.” Is this the end of the line for the platform?
Former longtime Nokia exec to run Vertu, plans switch to Android
Vertu, the British manufacturer of luxury phones, is well known for its extravagant creations, which will set you back between £3500 and £200,000, depending on how exclusive are your tastes. Up until now, the handsets ran Nokia’s ill-fated Symbian operating system, but according to TechCrunch, the stars are lined up for an Android-powered Vertu device.
PhoneGap Build Service hosted by Adobe launcher, aids developers in creating cross-platform mobile apps
PhoneGap is a build service that is hosted by Adobe. It allows developers to create cross-platform mobile applications. The implication being that developers who create an application for, say, iOS will be able to easily port their application to Android or even Windows. This should help create a more diverse mobile app market for everyone.
Android to grab 70% worldwide market share by end 2012, despite iPhone 5 release – DigiTimes
Aside from supplying news outlets around the world with juicy rumors on all things tech, DigiTimes also has its own team of analysts that provide forecasts on which mobile platform will dominate and which will falter. What does DigiTimes Research senior analyst Luke Lin have to say about the impact of Apple iPhone 5, which will go for sale in September, to the smartphone market in the second half of 2012?
comScore: Android bags 64% smartphone market share in Japan, way ahead of you-know-what