It is well known that Android, Google’s Mobile OS (operational system), is doing very well since its launch. It was very well received by consumers and it continues to grow its market share over iOS and Blackberry OS. On December 8th Google announced the official details and specs regarding the Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" as well as the first phone to ship with the new version of the operating system. The Nexus S will be available unlocked or with a T-Mobile service plan and can be purchased online and in-store from Best Buy as of December 16. Like the Samsung Galaxy phones, the Vibrant or the Epic 4G, the Nexus S will sport a 4-inch Super AMOLED display. The display is also curved (what Google and Samsung is calling a "Contour Display) to fit comfortably next to your face. But unlike the Galaxy phones, the Nexus S won't have the Samsung TouchWiz overlay for Android.
By clicking on the “Top-Grossing” tab on the App Store on your iPhone or iPad, you will be able to see which games are making the most money out of the online store, and of course, making money for Apple. A very addictive and casual game called Angry Birds, where you have to kill green pigs with birds fired from slingshots (makes huge sense!), was on top of the hill for a long long time. This is until now.
A couple of months after launching the location-based service called Places, Facebook has made the mobile application available to major merchants and thousands of small and mid-sized businesses in the United States.The service called Facebook Deals, available today is designed to connect users of Facebook Places to deals and specials from the likes of 24 Hour Fitness, Gap and Palms Casino Resort delivered directly to your iPhone, iPod Touch and Smartphones.
In a last ditch effort to gain a foothold in the cellphone industry, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer on Monday unveiled his company's latest smart phone, one that had earned favourable reviews. "I've been looking forward to this day for some time," Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said, showing off nine phone models at a launch event in New York.
Google Mobile's blog announced a new release for the iPhone: an App that allows for Push notifications on Gmail. Push notifications are a handy tool as, compared to "pull" where someone essentially downloads, or "pulls" data from an email server, "push" places data on an existing server. With "push," everything is synchronized and the server is updated real-time when one makes updates to a phone, whether it's adding a contact, sending an email or creating a new calendar event.
An Apple iPod that recently overheated caused some delays to a busy Tokyo commuter train, Reuters reported earlier today. On Friday morning during rush hour, after passengers complained of a strong burning smell, the train was forced to come to a halt, the rail line operator said on Monday. The delay, which was on Tokyo's
It was only a matter of time. Google's Android Smart Phone was recently exposed to a Russian-based MalWare (Malicious Software) file called “Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a” and is downloaded as a typical Android media player app. The Antivirus company Kaspersky has recently confirmed this, and is currently working on an Antivirus program to fix this.
Towards the end of the month of July, the mobile smart phone wars rage on. It's nothing short of amazing how the mobile smart phones have changed so drastically from one day to the next. Google thus far has made the most significant advancement with its free, open-source mobile operating system, the Android. Distributing the
As soon as the iPhone 4 came out, there were problems with reception and usability to the point where Consumer Reports refused to recommend it to consumers. For example, it was discovered that issues like the "death grip" reception problem were hardware-related, not software. This may result in Apple recalling the iPhone 4,