News: Mobile Phones
Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011
Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony and Toshiba have announced that they are collaborating to device a new content protection technology for flash memory cards such as SD cards and various storage devices.
Google hit the brakes on the Android 4.0 update for Samsung Nexus S devices in some regions while they "monitor feedback" from users.
Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011
Trust Google to come up with a geeky way to launch the Galaxy Nexus. A beat'em up game is planted within the unboxing video of the Android 4.0 smartphone hosted on YouTube, and the game is also available on the Android Market.
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.