News: Mobile Phones
Friday, 29 Jun 2012
Less than a day after Google announces the availability of both Chrome and Google Drive apps for iOS devices, the former has already topped the free apps chart for iPhone as well as reigns second for iPad apps.
Google's Chrome web browser for Android is now out of its beta phase and ready for prime time, provided you have an Ice Cream Sandwich device that is. Chrome is also the default browser for Android devices running Jelly Bean. The Chrome app is now available for download in the iTunes app store for Singapore.
Google announced their cloud storage solution Google Drive late April this year. In the space of two months, Google has announced some essential enhancements, and even support for iOS devices at this year's Google I/O event. The app is now available in iTunes Store for Singapore.
As 2012 schedule is "no longer realistic", Research in Motion will only be able to launch BlackBerry 10-powered devices in Q1 2013.
Thursday, 28 Jun 2012
The new Maps update has been rolled out today on Google Play, allowing users to save maps offline in more than 150 countries.
Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012
At a slim 9.5mm, the 4-inch LG Optimus L5 runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform with the latest Optimus 3.0 UI. Priced at S$358, it will be available on 7 July 2012.
Microsoft’s senior marketing manager for Windows Phone, Greg Sullivan, sheds more light on why existing WP7 and WP7.5 handsets will not be getting the Windows Phone 8 update.
At Microsoft's TechEd Europe 2012, Microsoft briefly shared with us of the Company Hub concept, a one-stop location where an enterprise can host, manage and push relevant information, docs, apps and more that are relevant to each individual.
With the Shared Windows Core that is prevalent in Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8, it's a lot easier to share code from one platform to another, thus accelerating app availability across devices. Microsoft's senior product managers further confirm this at TechEd Europe 2012.
Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012
Google has announced that live video streams of its two keynotes will be made available via developers.google.com/io, with the first one commencing on June 27th at 9:30 a.m, PDT (June 28th, 00:30 am, Singapore) and the second one on June 28th at 10:00 a.m, PDT (June 29th, 1:00 am, Singapore).