Tired of buying the same old smartphones? Or, all smartphones started looking like clones to you? Now, if Google gets around to do what it promises under Project Ara, launched today, this might just change, and you will be able to add a feature to your phone or remove something you never use.
It is the sign of the times we live in. In at least three major nations, people’s use of smartphones had exceeded web usage on a computer, a recent survey found. Well-known research agency Nielsen said in a report that consumers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Italy were found to be spending more time on smartphones.
Samsung today announced its latest Android flagship device — Galaxy S5 — at its Unpacked event during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Galaxy S5 features a 5.1-inch display carrying a resolution of 1920x1080. The smartphone includes a water and dust resistant enclosure which will make it durable, especially in emerging markets.
Huawei today unveiled a number of new devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Chinese mobile giant is looking to expand its portfolio by introducing new smartphones, and surprisingly a wearable this year. The company is calling its wearable’s “smartbands” that can be hooked to a user’s smartphone using Bluetooth.
Using the backdrop of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), early promoters of the open source code, Mozilla, demonstrated the breadth and growth of its Firefox OS open mobile ecosystem at a press event on the eve of the MWC in Barcelona.
Affordable smartphones are coming, in a big way. Nokia today announced a new portfolio of smartphones that run on forked Android that will cater to the entry-level smartphones segment. The new phones are called Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL. The company claims that these are built for the “next billion” smartphone users.
A lot of hustle bustle is happening at Jolla end at this point of time. One announcement is following the other. The Sailfish OS powered, gesture based Jolla phones have already made way into the EU and with the announcements made recently I am sure the whole world would be waiting to try their hands on Jolla phones.
Google has just announced Project Tango which comprises of an Android based smartphone and a developer kit. The developer kit comes with access to advance 3D sensors from the company’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division.
With messaging app WhatsApp being in the news for it being bought over by social network Facebook, this study on the types of mobile users by information services company Experian Marketing Services, is quite an eye-opener.
A Japan based start-up is on a mission to develop new ways to connect people to information. Linkify SDK for Android & iOS is one such offering from the company which helps mobile web and app developers craft rich applications automatically augmented with relevant hyperlinks, just by addition of a few lines of code to their existing mobile apps.