News: Mobile Phones
Friday, 9 Dec 2011
Google announced a brand-new news reading application called Google Currents, one that is said to compete directly with popular apps like Flipboard and more, on Thursday.
Thursday, 8 Dec 2011
According to a Financial Times report, Nokia is planning to sell its luxury subsidiary, Vertu. The Finnish handset maker has also appointed Goldman Sachs to oversee the sale process.
Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011
Nokia's Lumia 710, one of two Windows Phone 7.5 devices announced this year, will be available in the coming weeks across M1, StarHub and SingTel, priced at S$505.
To celebrate Android Market's latest milestone of 10 billion total app downloads, 10 premium apps on the Android Market are now priced at 10 cents, for the next 10 days.
Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011
Nokia's first Windows Phone device will be launching on 7th December 2011, and the first 100 customers to purchase it at the launch party held at Clarke Quay will receive a free Xbox 360 with Kinect worth S$568.
According to The Times of India, a senior executive from Sony has mentioned that the Sony Ericsson brand will be phased out by mid next year, focusing even more on its Android smartphones under the Sony name.
Marcus Schappi, an Australian software developer, has revealed how he used a few relatively inexpensive components to hack the iPhone 4S voice recognition app Siri, enabling him to use voice commands to turn his house lights on and off and open web pages on his computer.
Intel will be releasing smartphones and tablets running on Android 4.0 in the first half of 2012. The devices will be powered by Intel's upcoming Atom Medfield chips.
Monday, 5 Dec 2011
A stock Android 4.0 firmware of the upcoming Galaxy Nexus has just been released by Google. This gives Android users an opportunity to revert the Galaxy Nexus to its original state should the rooting process go wrong.
Google is said to be sending out over-the-air updates of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to its employees who own the Nexus S devices as part of an internal testing.