Microsoft unveiled some pretty major revamp of their mobile phone OS. They are not simply upgrading it, they are rather bringing their Windows 8 tech to mobile phones. Regular Windows computer developers will be able really easily to port their applications and games to the mobile platform.
We already have a pretty good coverage of the announcements at the event, but if you are interested, you might as well watch it yourself. Read more »
At the Windows Phone Summit which ended just moments ago, Microsoft announced the WP Marketplace has now crossed the 100,000 apps mark.
And if you thought that it’s all about quality rather than quantity than we still have good news for you. The company announced that the popular mobile titles NOVA 3 and Asphalt 7 will also be making its way to the latest edition of the platform – Windows Phone 8. Read more »
Android users based in Europe will finally get access to Amazon’s Appstore. The company announced today its expansion plans for the old continent and while they are not massive, it’s a decent start.
The Amazon Appstore will launch in France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom this summer. Developers are also encouraged to start certifying their apps for distribution in those countries. Read more »
Nuance, the company that acquired Swype last year, has launched a new beta version of the popular text input method.
The new Swype Beta for Android features a 4-in-1 keyboard and now supports voice as well as touch inputs . You can now draw letters one by one or just tap it, like on classic keyboard. The Dragon voice engine takes care of voice inputs. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy Tab slates will get the Ice Cream Sandwich treatment in July and August. This is surely good news for all the owners (including myself) who have been stuck waiting for so long.
Here is the full list of compatible devices: Read more »
Flipboard, the social and news aggregation app, is set to receive Google+ integration as Google announced a new partnership with its developer. The deal includes the launch of a new API specially formulated to write content for Flipboard.
Soon, Flipboard will be able to show your Google+ stream alongside your Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as news and RSS feeds. Read more »
Dolphin has released a new version of its popular Dolphin Browser HD for Android. The browser, currently in beta state and available only from the official website, uses a new version of the Dolphin Engine, which it claims makes it the highest performing HTML5 browser available today, not just on mobile but on any platform.
Its main claim to fame is the absurdly high HTML5 test score, where it scores an astounding 450 points (plus 3 bonus points), more than any other browser that is currently available, including those on desktop. Dolphin says it has paid special attention to canvas elements, 2D context and text rendering and that the Dolphin Engine made significant GPU technology improvements around GPU accelerated canvas rendering and optimized CPU / GPU parallel computing. Read more »
The Google I/O developer conference is starting next week and just like last year Google has released an app for Android that would allow visitors to find their way around the conference and know what’s happening at what time.
The following are some of the things you can do with the Google I/O 2012 app: Read more »
We say welcome to the Huawei Ascend P1. While it gets ready to step in front of our camera, let’s go over the basics. The Ascend P1 is an Ice Cream Sandwich droid, with a dual-core processor, a 4.3″ Super AMOLED screen and a 8MP camera.
The Ascend P1 has an attractive, distinctive design and takes care to get most things right. Read more »
Anyone who has used a .zip file manager before has heard of WinZip and has used it too.
Well if you want to relive some of that nostalgia anew and you own an Android-powered device you can – the app is available for free in the Google Play store. Read more »
Despite manufacturing just 900 units of its special limited edition Batman Lumia 900, Nokia continues its promotion of the Windows Phone 7 handset by launching a new, unseen Dark Knight Rises trailer. And we couldn’t be happier.
Directed by Christopher Nolan, the Dark Knight Rises will hit the cinemas worldwide starting July 19. Until then, Nokia is running a special promotion and anyone who likes the Finnish company’s Facebook page has the chance to win the specially-themed smartphone. Read more »
Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled the Surface and Surface Pro tablets at its event in Los Angeles and now the full keynote has been uploaded online for your viewing pleasure.
The event goes on for about 48 minutes and demonstrates the cool Touch Cover and Type Cover and how they function on the Surface and Surface Pro. Read more »
Meizu has just announced their own App Center has passed the 200 million downloads mark. This happens only three months after the 100 million milestone was reached.
The Meizu App Center is available on all the latest Meizu smartphones including the MX and MX quad-core. Read more »
If you’re ever lost in the wilderness and your cellphone is busted or has no signal, you’re not as totally screwed as you may think.
It turns out that you can make yourself a handful of nifty survival tools if you crack open your cellphone. And these just may save your life Read more »
VideoLAN today announced via its Twitter account that it’ll be officially launching the VLC Media Player on Android.
Don’t get too excited however, as the tweet didn’t give any specifics whatsoever. There’s no release date, no requirements or even a feature list we might be looking forward to. Read more »