Android and iOS relegated Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Symbian, Bada, to the fringes, jointly making up 92.3 percent of the smartphone operating system market, according to the latest data by market analyst IDC. Microsoft has a long way to go, but has reason to cheer.
NEC innovated the first liquid cooling for smartphone SoCs, its first implementation is the Medias X, which uses a tiny coolant channel to keep a Snapdragon 600 chip cool. Liquid cooling could be the way forward for designers striving for slim, lightweight devices.
Speaking at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, Microsoft product manager for Windows Tami Reller made some big announcements about her company's next major operating system we've come to know as "Windows Blue." First preview coming this June.
The biggest takeaway from BlackBerry's Orlando media event this afternoon wasn't the BlackBerry Q5, which takes BlackBerry 10 platform to the masses; rather the company's announcement of taking BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) to them, by announcing free Android and iOS apps.
NVIDIA announced that its Shield handheld gaming console will be up for pre-order on the 20th of this month, and that the first orders should begin shipping out in June. NVIDIA set price competitive with other consoles, and is betting heavily on Tegra 4 and Android.
BlackBerry Q5 is the company's latest, and most affordable device based on its BlackBerry 10 platform, unveiled today at an event in Orlando. It covers the non-enterprise essentials of the platform, while keeping the Q10's DNA, and targeting the youthful masses.
At its media event in London, Nokia announced the Lumia 925, its newest flagship smartphone, targeting bigger global markets than the Lumia 928. Its chops? Being the first Windows-driven smartphone with a sleek silvery aluminum chassis that makes it super-light.
With summer around the corner for most parts of the world, Samsung is wooing buyers with a new color option for its Galaxy S 4 flagship, Arctic Blue, which joins the Frost White and Black Mist color options the 5-incher launched with. A Japan-exclusive, for now.
Sony's new Xperia ZR is ready to go with you on your summer vacation that includes getting your feet wet. The IP55 and IP58-compliant 4.6-incher can go underwater with you, letting you capture 1080p video, or 13-megapixel images. Innards identical to the Xperia Z.
Nokia's new DC-18 portable charger gels with your colorful Lumia or Asha handset, and comes in four glossy color options. The compact-sized battery packs enough juice to fully charge most mainstream Nokia handsets; or partly charge some of the larger ones.