Apple was granted a pretty stiff location-services patent that was retrieved from Xerox about two years ago. Originally Xerox filed for it in 1998 and had received it in the year 2000. The patent is quite broad in its terms so this could mean trouble for Android and company.
The patent refers to any system that is location-based, that needs to transmit a location to a network and receive information back. Read more »
You know that we are really into nicely shot video ads and super cool smartphones. And we struck gold on both counts with that clip we just stumbled upon.
It’s a Nokia N9 TV advert for the Chinese market, featuring Fan Bingbing, which is reportedly one of the most popular actresses in China. The 2:22 minutes of dramatic black and white footage certainly make for one of the most impressive video commercials we have seen. Read more »
We have shown you a video before of our Earth taken from the International Space Station. And today we are back again with another one. Although the subject of the last video was quite stunning, the video itself came nowhere close to doing it justice. So this time we have a better one for you.
This is a time-lapse video taken by taken by Ron Garan, Satoshi Furukawa and the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 on board the International Space Station. This video is a lot longer and covers a greater portion of the planet from various angles. We also get a stunning view of the Northern Lights and the storms in the clouds as the space station moves above the surface of the Earth. Read more »
Let’s face it – most mobile phone advertisements are pretty mediocre and don’t have much imagination thrown into them. Not the case with Motorola and their ads for the RAZR.
Ever since their first TV spot hinting about the upcoming ‘faster’ product on October 18 was released, they’ve been on a roll with their more recent ads. Read more »
It’s no secret that Mozilla has been working on a mobile OS since the summer, but now the developers have actually something real to talk about and not just plans.
The web based operating system will carry the name Boot 2 Gecko and you can see early sketches of parts of the interface. Currently, Mozilla devs are testing proprietary, single-vendor stacks with new APIs for camera, SMS and telephone capabilties and more being built. Read more »
Google like to build a reasonably-sized little statues celebrating the releases of the major Android OS builds, which are really cool, but Microsoft is trying to top their effort.
To celebrate the four new Windows Phones that are coming in the US for this years’ holiday season, the Redmond company has built an actual massive six-story-tall Windows Phone. And they’ve shot a cool time-lapse of putting it together. Read more »
Remember the Nokia Lumia 800 launch advertisement, which we showed you here in our blog? If you don’t, don’t worry, you’ll see it again at the end of this post.
Nokia has decided to take you on a “Behind of scenes” tour, showing you the making of the particular segments of the ad itself. It’s pretty cool, especially the “Dirt art” video. Read more »
Sony, one of the two shareholders in the S-LCD Corporation, is reportedly considering selling its shares in the joint venture. The company TV division is having a hard time on the market recently and continues to lose money, which has made the Japanese giant consider leaving the S-LCD Corporation.
According to the reports, Sony has already started negotiations with the other shareholder in S-LCD Corp – Samsung. The Koreans currently own 51% of the joint venture and if the source has it correct, that Sony’s exit negotiations will be completed this year, will end up in control of the whole company in 2012. Read more »
In case you just couldn’t catch the live stream of last night’s Samsung event in London, where the company officially presented the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Nexus, don’t be in a chafe.
We got the whole 1-hour video here in this post, in addition to the demos of the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy Note we showed you last night. Read more »
It’s very hectic here at Nokia World. That’s why, unfortunately, we couldn’t get the opportunity to have a quick chat with Nokia CEO Stephen Elop about the direction of the company and how he sees the future of Nokia.
However, Thomas Ricker over at This is my next managed to get Elop’s point on various topics ranging from the N9 to Windows Phone 7 and Android. And he’s squeezed it all in under three minutes of densely packed footage. Here’s the interview itself. Read more »
The Finnish company had a pretty interesting prototype to show us at the start of the second day of Nokia World 2011. It looks like the mobile industry gets more and more into working and investing on innovations to protect your phone from the elements. Recently, with the announcement of the Motorola RAZR, the company proudly boasted the RAZR’s specially developed SplashGuard coating, which protects the internals of the device from accidental water splashes.
Now it’s Nokia’s Research Center turn to laugh at the face of this pathetic technology with their latest piece of innovation. They have created an amazing hydrophobic coating for phones which could change the way we use them. Read more »
Have you ever heard of quantum superconductors? Well, you’ll want to see what they can do when you throw in some magnets. This is just the kind of thing that can result in an antigravity car, like uncle Ben and Luke rode around on Tatooine.
Check out the video to see the quantum-y levitation action Read more »
Samsung have undertaken less than subtle ways to continue its fight against Apple in Australia. They’ve set up a temporary shop in Sydney just outsides Apple’s own shop and are offering Samsung Galaxy S II droids for $2.
Sounds like a great deal, right? It is, but there’s a catch. Even so, the line to the Samsung store is reportedly longer than the line to Apple’s store. Read more »
App Player alpha for Windows is a newly released piece of free software from developer BlueStacks. Designed to run on Windows PC’s and tablets, it allows you to run Android apps on your Windows computer or tablet, with no modification to the original app.
App Player lets you run apps windowed or full screen and with their Cloud Connect service, you can share software between your Android and Windows devices easily. Read more »
You know that here on the GSMArena Blog we like throwing cool video your way every now and then and this Playstation 3 ad is just that.
It promotes Sony’s gaming console in a rather extraordinary way by gathering all the iconic PS3 game characters like Snake from the Metal Gear Solid series and Kratos from God of War. The list goes on and on, but you should really get this video playing by now. Read more »