News: Mobile Phones

Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012

Amazon Acquires 3D Mapping Startup UpNext

Amazon Acquires 3D Mapping Startup UpNext

In a bid to have a mapping service of to call its own, Amazon has reportedly agree to a deal to acquire New York-based 3D mapping upstart UpNext.

Monday, 2 Jul 2012

Google Outscores Siri in Mobile Search Street Test

Google Outscores Siri in Mobile Search Street Test

In a Minneapolis street test administered by Piper Jaffray analyst, Gene Munster, Google systematically and consistently out-searched Apple in terms of accuracy.

Apple Wins Injunction on Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphone in the U.S.

Apple Wins Injunction on Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphone in the U.S.

In a major blow to Samsung, a U.S. district judge has just granted Apple a preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphones.

Friday, 29 Jun 2012

Google Chrome for iOS Tops Free Apps Chart

Google Chrome for iOS Tops Free Apps Chart

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.

Chrome for Android Out of Beta, Comes with Google Nexus 7 and Available for iOS Devices (Update)

Chrome for Android Out of Beta, Comes with Google Nexus 7 and Available for iOS Devices (Update)

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 Drive Updated with Offline Editing and iOS Support (Update)

Google Drive Updated with Offline Editing and iOS Support (Update)

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.

RIM: BlackBerry 10 Smartphones Arriving Q1 2013 (Update)

RIM: BlackBerry 10 Smartphones Arriving Q1 2013 (Update)

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

Google Updates Maps with Offline Saving, Singapore Not Supported Yet

Google Updates Maps with Offline Saving, Singapore Not Supported Yet

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

LG Completes Its L Series in Singapore with LG Optimus L5

LG Completes Its L Series in Singapore with LG Optimus L5

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.

Why Windows Phone 8 Will Not Be Available on Existing Windows Phone Devices

Why Windows Phone 8 Will Not Be Available on Existing Windows Phone Devices

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.

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