News tagged ‘android’

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition Announced at Google I/O 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition Announced at Google I/O 2013

Google has announced a version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that runs stock Android. Priced at US$649, it will be available on the Google Play store on June 26. It's unknown at the moment if this device will be sold in other markets.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

New Android Chief Sundar Pichai Talks Plans for Android & Chrome OS

New Android Chief Sundar Pichai Talks Plans for Android & Chrome OS

Sundar Pichai has given Wired his first interview ever after taking over Andy Rubin as head of Android. In the interview, Pichai talks briefly about the future of Android and Chrome OS, Facebook Home, Kindle Fire, Samsung and Firefox OS.

AT&T Rumored to be Ditching the HTC First

AT&T Rumored to be Ditching the HTC First

According to rumors, AT&T will be discontinuing the HTC First flagship Facebook Home phone amidst poor sales and lackluster response from customers.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Android has Largest Smart Device Market Share

Android has Largest Smart Device Market Share

According a Q1, 2013 report by Canalys, 59.5 percent of all smart devices in the market -- 308.7 million smartphones, tablets and notebooks -- were running Google's Android operating system. Apple was in second place with a 19.3 percent market share and Microsoft had a market share of 18.1, just slightly behind Apple.

Google Games Hinted at in Leaked Google Play Services APK

Google Games Hinted at in Leaked Google Play Services APK

A leaked Google Play Services (v3.1.36) update file contains codes that hint at a new multi-player social gaming network called Google Games. This new gaming network (expected to be revealed during Google I/O) will be similar to Apple's Game Center for iOS and Microsoft's Xbox Live for Xbox, which includes leaderboards, achievements and more.

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.

Friday, 3 May 2013

3DMark for Android Updated

3DMark for Android Updated

3DMark for Android has been updated to version 1.0.2-1109. While most of the changes in this update are minor, Ice Storm Extreme's Physics test now runs at 720p to ensure the result is not influenced by the GPU. As a result, devices with low-end GPUs may see an increase in scores.

Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013

Home-grown Synrgic Enters Smartphone Market with Uno

Home-grown Synrgic Enters Smartphone Market with Uno

Designed to be practical and ergonomic, the Synrgic Uno features a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display, a Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 processor and provides up to 12 hours of talk time.

Friday, 26 Apr 2013

Report: iOS Devices Lead Tablet Market, Windows Garners 7.5% Market Share

Report: iOS Devices Lead Tablet Market, Windows Garners 7.5% Market Share

According to a report from Strategy Analytics, Apple leads the tablet market with 19.5 million iPads sold last quarter. Microsoft leapt to a market share of 7.5 per cent with three million Windows-based tablets shipped worldwide, up from last quarter's paltry figure of 1.6 per cent.

Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013

Rumor: Google Android 5.0 Delayed

Rumor: Google Android 5.0 Delayed

Come May 15, Google will make plenty of exciting announcements but there are reports that they may not be what all of us want to hear.

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