News: Mobile Phones
Monday, 19 Dec 2011
An update to the iOS version of Facebook has just hit the iTunes App Store, sporting the new Timeline interface that has been available on its desktop and Android versions since last week.
Google announced Android 4.0.3, an incremental update to the ICS platform which includes a number of optimizations, bug fixes and new APIs for developers. The company is also rolling out ICS updates for Samsung Nexus S over the coming month.
Friday, 16 Dec 2011
Sony Ericsson just released an alpha ROM of Google Android 4.0.1 for its Xperia lineup, which includes the Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo V and Xperia Ray. The ROM is available to download on Sony Ericsson's developer site, with detailed installation instructions.
Thursday, 15 Dec 2011
LG's latest collaboration with Prada, the Prada Phone by LG 3.0, has more details revealed, including a dual-core 1GHz processor and Google Android 2.3 loaded within. The phone will be available for pre-order from January 2012.
Search giant Google has acquired Clever Sense, a Silicon Valley-based startup that develops the mobile app "Alfred". This acquisition seems to hint of Google's intentions to counter Apple's Siri on its Android platform.
Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011
Two images of a Xperia phone with the Sony brand have surfaced on the Internet, signaling a new wave of devices that will appear when Sony Ericsson is folded back under Sony.
A Windows Phone exploit utilizing an SMS was discovered. The attack, which sends an SMS to a Windows Phone device, will supposedly reboot the device and prevents access to the Messaging hub.
Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011
The Indonesian Telecommunications Regulation Body (BRTI) may cease BBM and BIS services due to perceived "security issues", The Jakarta Post reports.
The Android Market web store gets an update for user review filters, allowing for reviews to be sorted according to star ratings and app versions.
GSM Arena received another tip-off for Sony Ericsson's upcoming dual-core smartphone. Codenamed Nozomi, live shots of the device turned up, with some confirmed details of its specifications such as a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.