News: Mobile Phones
Friday, 6 Jan 2012
Similar to NVIDIA's Tegra Zone, Qualcomm's Snapdragon GameCommand gathers games that are optimized for the company's Snapdragon processors. The app will be unveiled at CES 2012 on 10th January with a concurrent launch on the Android Market.
Research in Motion will be showcasing its upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system at Mobile World Congress 2012. It is unclear whether the company will demonstrate the capabilities of the platform on a device.
Thursday, 5 Jan 2012
A report from app analytical firm Distimo revealed Google's Android Market now has over 400,000 apps available, as it inches closer to the 500,000 active apps in Apple's App Store.
Samsung adds another member to the Galaxy series with its announcement of the Galaxy M Style smartphone. Primarily aimed at the mass market, the Samsung Galaxy M Style ships with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 1GHz single-core processor and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012
Preloaded with Android 4.0, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be available in Singapore from February 2012, priced at S$948 before contract. The Korean company also announced the availability of its mid-range Samsung Galaxy W Android smartphone, sometime in Jan 2012.
The week of December 25th through 31st, saw more iOS and Android device activations compared to any other week of the year, according to Flurry Analytics.
Sony Ericsson will be announcing a new smartphone next week during Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012. The device is likely to be the Sony Ericsson Arc HD (codenamed Nozomi).
Friday, 30 Dec 2011
The Samsung Galaxy S and 7-inch Galaxy Tab may be getting an "Android Value Pack" after being left out of the Android 4.0 update.
Thursday, 29 Dec 2011
The Windows Phone Marketplace has reached the 50,000-app milestone for submissions of applications, just 40 days after reaching the 40,000-app mark.
Contrary to rumors, Acer has stated that it won't be exiting the smartphone and tablet race, though the company has plans to take a more conservative approach and launch fewer models over the next few months.