News: Mobile Phones
Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013
Google has apparently been working on a redesign to Android's Google Play store that will include brighter colors and bigger images, not to mention a clean new interface. Leaked images inside.
The Verge reports that Microsoft will be bringing support for 1080p displays and quad-core processors to Windows Phone 8 by end of the year.
According to inside sources at Digitaltrends, Google may be interested in acquiring mobile messaging app, Whatsapp, for a rumored US$1 billion. Update: WhatsApp’s business development head, Neeraj Arora, has told AllThingsDigital that the company is not holding sales talks with Google after all.
Tumblr, one of the top social media sites on the web, has just updated its Android app with a whole new look. The app comes with fancy new animations, and a look that's more in-line with Android's "Holo" theme.
Samsung's upcoming 5.8-inch Galaxy device, the Mega will be equipped with a dual-core 1.4GHz Exynos processor, 1.5GB RAM and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Friday, 5 Apr 2013
HTC just announced that the One will be available in Asia Pacific before the end of April.
The two Windows Phone 8 smartphones come preloaded with the HERE suite of applications, including HERE Maps and HERE Drive, for turn by turn navigation. True offline maps allow exploring without expensive data costs, particularly when roaming.
Singapore is one of the several countries that will be getting the Qualcomm Snapdragon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Hit the link to find out more.
Thursday, 4 Apr 2013
Screenshots of Facebook Home and images of the devices are leaked a day before its official launch event. Hit the link to find out more.
Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013
The WSJ published a piece saying that Apple will begin production of a new iPhone in the second quarter of the year, leading to a possible summer launch. However, the really juicy bits came up later in a Branch discussion, which featured tech-writing heavyweights like MG Siegler and John Gruber.