Facebook had earlier updated its iOS app with the voice calling feature, which had allowed the users to make free calls from US to Canada. Now, the social networking giant has started to roll out the voice calling support features to its Messenger users in US.
The latest service from the popular website requires its Facebook Messenger application to be installed on the smartphone for obvious reasons. Read more »
The Sony Xperia E is the single-SIM variant and second member of the Xperia E family, after the Xperia E dual.
The Xperia E is virtually identical to the E dual, save for the lacking second SIM slot and the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which replaces 4.0 ICS. Read more »
Android sticks and ultra-cheap tablets are often powered by an AllWinner chipset, typically one using an old Cortex-A8 CPU design. The Chinese chipmaker has now updated its lineup with three new chipsets based on the new and power-efficient Cortex-A7.
One chip of particular interest, the AllWinner A20, packs a dual-core A7 CPU, which is up to 5 times more power efficient and offers 50% better performance than the A8. It’s fully certified to run Android 4.2.2 as well. Read more »
Oppo’s latest software update for the Find 5, codenamed Project Firefly, adds some really impressive software enhancements to the user interface of Oppo’s 5-inch 1080p flagship.
The eye candy-rich update includes new fullscreen widgets with nifty effects like a camera stream showing all your latest photos taken and allowing to snap a picture right from your homescreen, as well as weather effects on your icons. Read more »
The LG Optimus 4X HD is fresh off its Jelly Bean update and has now received CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightly builds based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The release is said to be working good enough for a daily driver but as with all Nightly builds you should know that some things won’t be working properly or at all. Read more »
Sony’s Xperia Tablet S was launched with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but the company has now started rolling its overdue Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.
The latest update for the tablet will be pushed to servers today and you should start getting notifications for applying it OTA (over-the-air). The Jelly Bean update will be available in the United States, Canada and Latin America region. Read more »
LinkedIn, the social network for suits, has updated its mobile apps on iOS and Android. Both apps now feature a brand new UI with a simpler and more attractive layout.
The new app features cards for individual posts, similar to the Facebook and Google+ apps. Clicking on the button on the top left opens a drawer on the left with your messages and notifications. There is a permanent search bar at the top and a button to leave a new post. Read more »
Google Play has updated its guidelines for tablet applications and the developers can now show off their tablet apps in a more beautiful and specialized tablet layouts.
The latest update allows the tablet app developers to upload screenshots of their applications running on 7-inch and 10-inch tablets to the Google Play developer console and those screenshots are shown to users with the devices of the respective size. Read more »
Microsoft and Hon Hai, the parent company of Foxconn have signed a patent licensing agreement, which provides wider access to the patent portfolio of Microsoft for the devices running with Android and Chrome OS. The devices quoted in the patent agreement include smartphones, tablets and televisions.
The terms of the agreement are undisclosed, but Microsoft is said to receive royalties from Hon Hai under the new patent licensing agreement. Read more »
The thermal images of the latest Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S4, have appeared online, confirming that the smartphone will rarely be a problem to handle.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 was tested under different stress scenarios, which included gaming, continuous camera usage, 3G internet browsing and HD video playback. Read more »
Good news, Oppo Find 5 users. If you were hoping for an official CyanogenMod ROM, you got it.
The CyanogenMod 10.1 based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is now available for the Oppo Find 5, though it’s not without its fair share of bugs. Read more »
Those lucky few, which got to pre-order a Google Glass set at Goole I/O last year have already received the Google Glass Explorer Edition (XE) and decided to share some photos of an unboxing, and even some footage captured with the Glass itself.
Brandon Allgood has an unboxing image, which shows the Google Glass set along with sunglasses, pouch and charging piece. Read more »
Microsoft’s email client for Android, the Outlook.com, got a massive update yesterday. The app has a brand new look and feel, and now features filters, threads and more.
The app now looks exactly like its Windows Phone sibling – color scheme, fonts, virtual buttons, everything. Read more »
The Android version of Real Racing 3, an action packed racing game from Electronic Arts has just received a major update. The new release comes with 2 new cars, namely Chevrolet Cobalt SS and the Camaro ZL1.
The update also features an all-new hunter mode and the the cross-platform cloud save functionality that allows you to save your game progress. Read more »
Over at the AllThingsD Dive Into Mobile conference WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum took to the stage to discuss the app’s position, users and drop a bomb that his app is “bigger than Twitter” when looking at the active monthly users.
Although the two platforms differ in the way the work – Twitter being more of a social network where your tweets are public and WhatsApp being a peer-to-peer messaging service – Jan Koum said WhatsApp has more than 200 million active users a month, thus besting Twitter. Read more »