News: Mobile Phones
Monday, 20 Jan 2014
The Chinese government is hoping to end China's reliance on Android-based smartphones, with the release of the China Operating System, or COS, a new homegrown OS co-developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shanghai-based Liantong Network Communications Technology.
Several users in Singapore are reporting battery drain issues on their Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II devices after updating to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. This problem has been widely reported in the U.S and the U.K.
XDA member iRimas uploaded some photos and specs of an unknown Sony Xperia smartphone with the model number D6503. This smartphone could be the successor to the current Xperia ZL which has a model number C6503.
Friday, 17 Jan 2014
Google recently announced a few new features baked into the latest verison of Chrome for Mobile. The most significant one is the data compression feature that will help users reduce data usage by up to 50% while browsing the web on their phones.
HP is making its way back into the mobile market with its two latest releases, the Slate 6 VoiceTab and Slate 7 VoiceTab. The two mobile devices will be launched in India next month.
There are signs that suggest Samsung is preparing to launch a new Windows Phone with a 5-inch, 1080p display.
Thursday, 16 Jan 2014
If privacy is your utmost concern, you may want to consider buying the Blackphone which is the world's first smartphone to give users total control over their privacy.
Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014
Along with LG, HTC is also announcing a new festive shade for its flagship smartphone, the HTC One. Available this Saturday, 18th January, the new Gold variant joins the existing Silver, Black, and Red versions, in a brushed body with black accents and metal unibody design.
LG Electronics today announced two new colors for the G2 - red and gold. The two limited edition models will be available for purchase at all three telcos.
China Mobile has just received over a million units of Apple's new iPhone 5S phones from manufacturer Foxconn ahead of Friday's big launch.