News: Reads from WWW
Monday, 17 Dec 2012
On 30 January 2013, Google will be dropping consumer support for Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync protocol for new devices. Chalk up another casualty of the mobile wars.
Launched over the weekend in China, the iPhone 5 sales were in excess of two million units in a mere three days.
Friday, 14 Dec 2012
HTC is seeing strong demand for the J Butterfly in Japan. The company is planning to boost shipments to the country and other markets.
Somewhat likened to "the Instagram for video capturing", Viddy, now available on Android, allows users to apply 10 different filters as well as add songs to their 15-sec recorded clips before sharing them with other Viddy users and on different social networks.
As listed on CES 2013 official website, ZTE will be showcasing its 5-inch full HD display flagship option, the ZTE Grand S, on January 8th at the major consumer electronics trade show.
Dell has announced that it will quit the smartphone business and that it will focus its mobile efforts instead on tablets running the Windows 8 and Windows RT platforms.
Other phone vendors including Samsung and Sony are expected to release smartphones with 5-inch Full HD displays in the first half of 2013.
The Korea Times has reported that Samsung is planning to launch a Samsung Galaxy Note III with a 6.3-inch OLED display in 2013.
Thursday, 13 Dec 2012
Google is shelving plans for dedicated apps like Gmail and Drive for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 because of the limited scale of users on Microsoft's platforms. The search giant, however, might change its mind if the situation improves.
Google Maps finally makes a return on iOS devices today. For now, the new app is optimized for iPhone 5, but not yet for the iPad.