Mobile Phones

Huawei plans to top Apple and Samsung in mobile market

Huawei plans to top Apple and Samsung in mobile market

We all know that many companies, like LG, Sony, and HTC, are gunning for the 3rd place position in the smartphone world. But would you ever guess that Huawei wanted to gun for that highly coveted position as well? Well not only that, but Huawei hopes to beat out Apple and Samsung for the #1 spot in the mobile market place in the coming years. Wan Biao, Chief Executive of Huawei's device division discussed with The Telegraph Huawei's goals for the future.

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55% of developers currently making games for mobile devices

55% of developers currently making games for mobile devices

Smartphones and tablets are currently the most popular devices for game developers to release games on. It shouldn't be surprising given how many people own smartphones and/or tablets, and want mobile games to play in order to pass the time. The Game Developers Conference polled over 2,500 North American game developers and asked them which platforms they're currently developing their games on.

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National Day of Unplugging encourages 24 hours of enlightenment

National Day of Unplugging encourages 24 hours of enlightenment

For a lot of us, having to spend 24 hours away from our smartphones and computers seems like a horrific nightmare. I mean, what are we? Cavemen? But that 24 hours could be a very enlightening experience, and that's exactly what the National Day of Unplugging wants to encourage. Obviously, if you're reading this post, you're not taking part in the National Day of Unplugging, but perhaps in the future you will.

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Windows Phone 8 will be upgradeable

Windows Phone 8 will be upgradeable

Microsoft has stated that its Windows Phone 8 series will be seeing updates in the future, unlike its Windows Phone 7 series that left many of its users stuck on outdated software. Greg Sullivan, a senior marketing manager at Microsoft, stated "We're going to have an upgrade path going forward. Windows Phone 8 can evolve. We have an architecture that enables portability and is fundamentally hardware independent."

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Windows Phone Store now has over 130,000 apps available

Windows Phone Store now has over 130,000 apps available

Microsoft has announced a new milestone reached by the Windows Phone developer community. There are currently over 130,000 apps available in the Windows Phone Store, with 15,000 of them designed specifically for Windows Phone 8 devices. That's still a long ways away from the 675,000+ apps offered by the Google Play store, and the 775,000+ offered by the iPhone's App Store, but progress is progress.

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Ubuntu Touch to launch developer preview on over 20 more devices

Ubuntu Touch to launch developer preview on over 20 more devices

Last week, the Ubuntu Touch developer preview was launched on the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. The preview gave developers and users access to the core and shell apps of the OS, alongside many of your phone's normal features, like cameras, Wi-Fi, and more. The developer preview is of course still full of bugs and issues that make it impossible to use as a daily driver. Canonical also stresses that you're flashing Ubuntu on your device at your own risk, because there is the possibility of bricking your device.

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Sony to launch a Firefox OS device in 2014

Sony to launch a Firefox OS device in 2014

Sony has announced that it will be launching its own Firefox OS mobile device in 2014. It’s joining the ranks of LG, Huawei, Alcatel, and ZTE in launching devices on the HTML5 platform. Bob Ishida, Deputy CEO at Sony, stated that Sony’s engineers are working alongside Mozilla’s in order to bring a Sony-branded Firefox device or devices to the world next year. The openness of the Firefox OS is attractive to Sony, who wants to create devices on a platform with little to no restrictions on usage.

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Nexon invests in game developer Robotoki

Nexon invests in game developer Robotoki

Nexon, popular for its free-to-play games like MapleStory, Dragon Nest, and Dungeon Fighter Online, has just made a “strategic investment” in the independent game studio, Robotoki. Robotoki was founded by the former Creative Strategist for the Call of Duty gaming franchise, as well as the former lead of Infinity Ward, Robert Bowling. Robotoki plans to launch its first major project, Human Element, by the end of 2015 with the help of Nexon.

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Samsung and Visa sign agreement to accelerate NFC payments

Samsung and Visa sign agreement to accelerate NFC payments

Samsung and Visa are looking to take the phenomenon of NFC mobile payments global. Both companies have signed a global alliance agreement that will significantly accelerate the use of NFC mobile payments throughout the world. This agreement will allow any business that enables or is planning on enabling mobile payment programs to be able to use the Visa Mobile Provisioning Service with their programs.

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