News: Mobile Phones
Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011
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.
Friday, 2 Dec 2011
An alleged official photo/rendered image of the upcoming dual-core Sony Ericsson Nozomi has emerged on the Internet.
A survey carried out by ChangeWave Research revealed that the Apple iPhone 4S received the highest level of satisfaction ever for an iPhone model. Users also ranked Siri as their most liked feature but were unhappy about its short battery life.
In response to the smaller and slimmer smartphone demands by consumers, Sharp Corporation has come up with a 12.1MP, 1/3.2-inch CMOS camera module with optical image stabilization and the ability to shoot 1080p full HD video.
Thursday, 1 Dec 2011
Thinking of trying out Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 on your iOS or Android phone? A guided demo running on your device's browser gives you a brief experience of the Microsoft mobile OS.
Lenovo's LePhone Product Manager, Yue Chen, confirmed that the company will be releasing a Windows Phone device in the second half of 2012.