• News tagged "phone"

Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013

Motorola Introduces Open Hardware Platform for Modular Phones

Motorola Introduces Open Hardware Platform for Modular Phones

Motorola recently unveiled Project Ara, a free and open hardware platform for creating highly modular phones. Early designs of these phones show that each and every part can be swapped around, letting users choose what their devices can do, and how much they cost.

Thursday, 26 Sep 2013

Google Books Now Available in Singapore

Google Books Now Available in Singapore

Google announced today, that Google Play Books for Android, iOS and web, is now available in Singapore. Famous Singaporean books like Riot Green and Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew can now be bought and downloaded from the Google Play Store.

Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013

Gmail on Feature Phones Now Faster and Easier to Use

Gmail on Feature Phones Now Faster and Easier to Use

Most of us may own a smartphone or two, but feature phones are still very much alive, and are still popular in emerging markets. Because of that Google recently updated Gmail for feature phone browsers, making it faster and even easier to use than before.

Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013

WhatsApp Introducing Voice Messaging Feature

WhatsApp Introducing Voice Messaging Feature

WhatsApp, a popular cross-platform mobile messaging app, has announced that a new voice messaging feature will be made available to all users on all platforms by the end of the week. Users can now push a button to record voice messages, while releasing the button sends the message automatically.

Monday, 5 Aug 2013

Android Device Manager Helps Find Your Lost Phone

Android Device Manager Helps Find Your Lost Phone

Google will be rolling out a new feature called Android Device Manager which will be able to help pinpoint the location of lost devices, as well as get it to ring at maximum volume. Users can expect to start using the new service by the end of August.

Thursday, 25 Jul 2013

Android 4.3 Unveiled and Coming to Nexus Devices Soon

Android 4.3 Unveiled and Coming to Nexus Devices Soon

Along with the brand new Google Nexus 7 tablet, Google also took the opportunity to unveil Android 4.3 -- an upgrade to Jelly Bean that brings with it a few new features like Bluetooth Smart support (Bluetooth Low-Energy) and restricted profiles.

Thursday, 11 Jul 2013

Moto X Smartphone has Rumored US$500 Million Marketing Budget

Moto X Smartphone has Rumored US$500 Million Marketing Budget

Google is said to have allowed Motorola Mobility to spend US$500 million or more to market the upcoming Moto X smartphone globally. In 2012, Samsung and Apple spent S$400 million and US$333 million respectively on marketing mobile devices in the US.

Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013

Corning Working on Flexible Version of Gorilla Glass

Corning Working on Flexible Version of Gorilla Glass

The manufacturers of Gorilla Glass, Corning, has just announced that they're working on a flexible version of Gorilla Glass. This new glass, called Willow Glass, will enable hardware manufacturers to create not only thinner devices, but also devices with unconventional form factors.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Apple Regains 5th Place in Chinese Mobile Market

Apple Regains 5th Place in Chinese Mobile Market

In the first quarter of 2013, Apple managed to regain fifth place in the Chinese mobile market with an eight percent market share. For the last two quarters in 2012, it was languishing in 6th place, while Samsung remained firmly in the top spot with a 20 percent market share.

Thursday, 11 Apr 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Revealed to be Easily Repairable

Samsung Galaxy S4 Revealed to be Easily Repairable

Not that you'd need another reason to get a Samsung Galaxy S4, but a recent tear down of the device revealed that the S4 is much easier to repair than most handsets out in the market now, including the Galaxy S3.

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