Samsung have annouced that it has now shipped over 30 million of its flagship handset, the Galaxy S III in a period of only 5 months. In comparison, the previous model, the Galaxy S II took 14 months to hit the same benchmark. Continue reading
Google has announced that there are now 700,000 apps available to download from its Google Play store. Continue reading
O2 UK and Vodafone UK can now update to the latest Android software update, for Samsung’s flagship mobile handset, the Galaxy S III. Continue reading
The International Data Corporation’s (IDC) today released its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report for Q2 of 2012. The report shows the breakdown of smartphone operating systems (OS) in all handset worldwide shipments over the months April, May and June, covering Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, Symbian, Windows 7/Windows mobile and Linux. Continue reading
In an interview with the Yonhap News Agency in Korea on Sunday, the president of Samsung’s information technology and mobile communication division Shin Jong-kyun said, “It appears that (accumulated sales) has exceeded 10 million units” in line with the predictions made on its release. Continue reading
Vodafone UK have released a new phone to the Pay As You Go market; the Smart II. At £70, this makes it one of the cheapest smartphones on the market today and is aimed at those who use mainly smartphones for social networking. Continue reading
Research In Motion have released an update for of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS , v18.104.22.1688.
According to the Inside BlackBerry Blog:
“The BlackBerry PlayBook OS v22.214.171.1248 contains many updates including:
- Browser enhancements to address performance with some websites
- Improvements to support Android apps
- Optimizations to Video Chat, PIM and BlackBerry Bridge applications
- And much more!” Continue reading
Google is setting up to compete with mobile phone providers with its own brand handset, and a phone service providing free calls.
Google has already launched its Android operating system, but this handset will be the first official Google phone bearing the company logo.
Google will continue working with HTC to make the new handset, which will be one of the most sophisticated smartphones in the world when it is released. Continue reading
Mobile phone applications have opened up an exciting new world, which you users can now be a part of.
All you have do is submit your idea for a mobile application to run on the Google Android platform. An expert panel will review every entry and the application deemed the best will see their’s created by Vodafone and made available in the Google Android Marketplace.
The winner will also receive £1000 in cash, whilst 10 runners up will also receive an HTC Magic handset.
if you’ve got an idea for an Android application, and don’t have the means to develop it yourself, then you’ve got until the 20th of September to tell Vodafone about it.
Korean electronics manufacturer LG has confirmed plans to release up to three smartphones during 2009 running the Google Android platform.
Handset details, specifications and predicted launch dates were omitted from the announcement, made at the CommunicAsia event in Singapore, however the first handset is expected before Q4.
This is an interesting time for Google and their mobile OS. They’ve worked hard to create (and get manufacturers to sign up to) their Open Handset Alliance, but so far only two handsets have been released to the market.
A rumour which failed to take fruition last week fell through, where French internet tablet maker Archos were expected to announce an Android based tablet sporting a 3G stack at an event in Paris. However what was launched was in fact a 9” tablet running Microsoft Windows 7 – another opportunity which is, at least, delayed for now.