According to reports, Windows Blue is a code name for multiple coordinated updates that span not only Windows 8, but nearly all of Microsoft’s products.
Even though many people think that the iPhone is continuing to dominate the world of smartphones, the recent stats are really stating otherwise. A report has been released by the good people at Canalys, for example, and they’re saying that Android accounted for a full 70 percent of all smartphones shipped during the fourth quarter of last year.
It looks like Microsoft and Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei are gearing up to release a new smartphone for the African market. The Huawei 4Africa phone features a 4-inch screen and 5 mega-pixel rear camera all while managing an extremely affordable $150 price point, without contract. Microsoft also plans to bring Nokia into the game with 2 […]
Adding to the growing list of what is possible with an Android device, WINE could soon be making its way over to Google’s mobile OS.
Looking for an upgrade to Windows Phone 7.8 for your Nokia Lumia 710 on T-Mobile’s network? Unfortunately, you will have no such luck it seems.
The whole thing with Linux and Ubuntu is that it’s supposed to be free and it’s supposed to be supported by the community. The same kind of approach is now being taken by Canonical in its creation of the Ubuntu Phone OS, as they are turning to the development community to create the 12 default apps for the upcoming smartphone platform.
While the Nokia Lumia line might not be selling on the same level as flagship devices from Apple and Samsung, the company has now reported its earnings for 4th quarter 2012– and they aren’t bad at all.
It seems that Samsung has now confirmed it is going to be releasing several handsets running on Tizen in 2013. Samsung isn’t providing much details on what the phones might look like or when they will arrive, but they do confirm that Tizen is a focus in 2013.
Despite Microsoft’s efforts with Windows Phone, the two biggest players in the smartphone game continue to be Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. Just when we thought that Android was on the rise, it appears that the iOS smartphone market share is actually growing, breaking the 50% mark in the United States.
A new rumor suggests that HTC might be working on new Windows RT tablets for release in 2013.
The Microsoft Surface hasn’t exactly been flying off the shelves, but that doesn’t mean that Windows RT is going to lose any support. In fact, there’s word that Nokia is working on a new tablet powered by Windows RT and this new device will be making its debut at the 2013 Mobile World Congress.
There has been a little confusion by some consumers about the difference between the ARM-only Windows RT and the x86-only Windows 8. This is exactly why Dell’s Vice-chairman, Jeffrey Clarke said the company originally tried to get Microsoft Steve Ballmer to rename the Windows RT OS.
While the iPhone 6 is probably a long ways away, the same might not be true for an iPhone 5 update, known as the iPhone 5S. According to Jeffries analyst Peter Misek, the phone is coming in June and will offer hardware updates including NFC and an improved camera.
HTC is attempting to take over the Chinese market by launching three variations of it’s 2012 phones for China. These phones should be available mid-December. The HTC J Butterfly (American Droid DNA) a 1080p smartphone will be released in the common black but also a brown and white colors. Local variants of the Windows Phone 8-based HTC 8x and HTC 8s are also to be released.
With Nokia Lumia 920 selling rather strong so far, it seems that Windows Phone 8 is already starting to look like an early success story. Of course it hasn’t all been perfect. There have also been reports of rebooting issues, battery life and heating problems. It isn’t just the Lumia 920, almost every Windows Phone 8 handset has had a few problems.
Looking for an exceptional deal this holiday season? You aren’t alone. When it comes to holiday shopping, things get expensive in a hurry. Good news is that there are also quite a few bargains around this time of the year, and Walmart’s smartphone special is one of these deals.
Sony might be known for reasonably high-quality hardware, but it certainly isn’t one of top-sellers in the smartphone market. According to Sony’s CVP of sales and marketing, the company is planning to release a flagship device in the near future that could finally push them forward competitively.
While Windows RT and Windows 8 introduce a major push forward for Windows tablets, they still have some hurdles to overcome Microsoft wants to win over more consumers. One of these hurdles is apps. The good news is that Microsoft seems to be growing their Windows Store app library very quickly.
Do you still regularly utilize Windows Live Messenger? You might want to consider moving to Skype now. It seems that Microsoft is planning to retire WLM very soon, according to sources close to the Redmon-based company.
Windows 8 is almost here, and with it comes a flood of new devices. One of the biggest changes with Windows 8 is that it could finally bring hybrid devices to the forefront. Up until now, most Windows hybrids have been decent as traditional desktop devices but have been limited when it comes to their touch abilities and the lack of Window 7 applications that work well with touch.
While never particularly popular, Microsoft did offer quite an impressive Zune media player client for Windows– more impressive than its actual media player. The service allowed for streaming of movies and music, and while it didn’t offer quite as much as iTunes it was a rather good service.
It seems that a new HP device has shown up under the code-name Bender with HP branding as well. This device is a Qualcomm S4 dual-core Android smartphone.
Acer was set to launch a new Acer CloudMobile A800 in Shanghai today, but it seems they’ve canceled the plans last moment. The A800 was quite unique not just because of its cloud-focus but because it was changing up the OS by making use of the Chinese Aliyun OS by Alibaba.
In the case of AT&T, they’ve decided to cut the price of the Windows Phone 7-powered Nokia Lumia 900 down to a mere $50. That’s really cheap, considering the hardware that you’re packing.
It’s official, smartphones have moved beyond the toys of the wealthy, nerdy or business elite- though this probably isn’t shocking news to anyone. According to information from Nielson, 53% of consumers in the US are purchasing smartphones, and 2 out of 3 new phones purchased last month in the United States were of the smart variety.
Rumors continue to pop up now and then about the upcoming iPhone, even though its more than likely at this point that such a device isn’t coming until later this year, probably around October. One such new rumor has to do with with near field communication (NFC).
It’s been rumored for years that a “Facebook phone” was being developed by Mark Zuckerberg and the rest of the Facebook team, but what we’re talking about today isn’t the HTC Status. It’s a real deal Facebook-branded smartphone.
ZTE has now licensed the Rightware Kanzi UI solution, which offers a 3D homescreen that helps ZTE’s new phones really stand out.
It appears like Microsoft is slowly losing their love for their Windows Mobile OS as the company is fully concentrating on the Windows Phone platform. What you see above is the full email that is being circulated to WinMo users which details about the company’s decision to officially shut down Windows Marketplace for Mobile 6.x.
Typically, when you’re playing your games on your PC you’re largely restricted to a keyboard and mouse. You might use some other peripheral controller, but that’s generally the norm. What if you wanted a little more? With the Power-Grid iPhone app from Roccat, you can get that.
Your iPhone should be making your life a whole lot easier thanks to all the features that it brings with it. But for accessing all that power while you are driving your car requires complicated docking accessories or different types of cables, or a well trained brain for handling your car and the device simultaneously (not recommended!). But all that will change with the arrival of Dash, a car stereo system custom-made to fit the iPhone 4 and 4S.
Most smartphones have a camera in the range of five megapixels. Some may have eight or even twelve megapixels. The newly announced Nokia 808 PureView blows them out of the water with an amazing 41-megapixel camera. Forty. One. Megapixels.
Saurik, the father of Cydia, highly recommends that everyone that has a jailbroken iOS 5.0.1 should make the upgrade to this latest Corona update. You can choose from two different downloads: one update that runs from Windows and the other directly for upgrading from iOS.
Dream Team has done it ! Earlier today the A5 jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 has been released. The long awaited A5 jailbreak, is finally here and is very easy to use. This version of jailbreak eliminates the putting iDevice into DFU mode hence making the jailbreak process fast and easy.
The truth is that Vista wasn’t that bad if you had the right hardware, unfortunately Microsoft didn’t enforce any minimums and so most of us never really saw the ‘good side’ of Vista (though Windows 7 cured many of these problems). Microsoft isn’t repeating any of these mistakes with its Windows 8 tablets, and has already set some specific hardware requirements that all Win8 tablets will have to meet.
Dream Team is making some major headway when it comes to jailbreaking the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1. Pod2g and others on the team have been working hard to jailbreak the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, both of these devices use the A5 chip which has proven to be a tough one to crack.
CES is not only about smartphones, Ultrabooks and tablets (although all those are what attract us), but also about a lot of upcoming accessories. The Celluon Prodigy is a new battery case for the iPhone 4 and 4S with an intriguing concept.
Nokia might be busy buddying up with Microsoft on their Windows Phone ambitions, but it looks like the separate Vertu division is still around doing what it has always done: jazz up relatively mediocre phones and sell them for astronomical prices.
finger gestures on a sensor screen. On legacy devices, like signing off your purchase, or a receipt, it’s similar to a digital signature. But this time, in Windows 8, it’s more fun, even if Microsoft Developers’ blog puts a lot of serious calculations and figures behind it.
Intel Medfield chips were shown in Nokia devices that were supposed to run MeeGo back in February. At that time, some specs were leaked for the chip.
On the Apple front, Gene Munster, an analyst with Piper Jaffray, believes that a redesigned iPhone 5 could appear in mid-2012. Such a handset could bring in features that Apple fans have long waited for like the introduction of 4G LTE technology. It takes an analyst to come up with that?
IDC research analysts have made 10 predictions for trends in 2012 computing. One such prediction states that Windows 8 may not reach the hands of the traditional PC users, that is, those with the PCs bundled with keyboard, mouse, and all the usual PC hardware.