- News tagged "mobile"
Thursday, 11 Jul 2013
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.
Friday, 21 Jun 2013
Facebook will be holding a product event on 20 June, and might reveal a new feature for Instagram. According to sources familiar with the event, Instagram might be adding video into its feature set.
Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013
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.
Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013
At Computex earlier today, Intel announced their latest 22nm SoC codenamed Bay Trail-T for tablet devices. With improved performance, graphics and lower power consumption, does Intel have what it takes to compete in the tablet market?
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Irish mobile insurance website MobileCover has just launched in Singapore, and will now be offering insurance coverage on mobile devices (phones and tablets). Insured devices that have been lost, stolen, accidentally damaged or in need of replacement will be replaced or repaired and sent to the customer's doorstep.
Monday, 13 May 2013
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.
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
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.
Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013
Twitter has recently confirmed that it will be closing TweetDeck mobile apps on May 7. TweetDeck apps for Android, iOS and Adobe AIR will be removed from their app stores and will cease to function. TweetDeck for web and Chrome however will still be kept alive, and will be updated weekly.
Friday, 12 Apr 2013
Professional network LinkedIn has recently confirmed its acquisition of 3-year-old news reading app, Pulse Newsreader, for about US$90 Million. 90% of deal was settled with LinkedIn stock, while 10% was in cash.