a new Vertu phone is in the works. The rumor essentially said that two major things will be changing with this latest Vertu phone. First, the Vertu brand will drop Symbian in favor of Android, and second, this latest Vertu phone will be far less expensive that previous iterations (though it's still going to cost an arm and a leg). Fast forward to now, and we're hearing new details about the device.
Monthly Archive: December 2013
T-Mobile is up to the challenge faced with thousands of football fans tweeting, sharing, and plusing, boosting its 4G network in New Orleans before kickoff.
Google faithful, then get ready to dive in, because the company has just unleashed a pair of updates for its Google+ and Play Music Android apps. Both updates are relatively small in size, but both add features that regular users are bound to appreciate. More importantly, both updates are available right now, so you don't have to wait for these new features.
Qualcomm shareholders, because the company delivered the financial results for its fiscal Q1 2013 today, and things are looking pretty good across the board. GAAP revenue came in at $6.09 billion, which is up 29% year-over-year and 24% over the previous quarter. Of that $6.09 billion, Qualcomm got to keep $1.91 billion, with net profits up 36% year-over-year and a whopping 50% sequentially.
Google seems intent on remaining in the cloud in terms of device sales, one thing has recently been made clear -- should they decide to go the retail route with stores of their own, they should not have them looking like an Apple Store. The reasoning here, Apple has recently been granted an official US trademark (from the USPTO) for their retail stores.
Eldar Murtazin, a new Vertu phone is on the way, though this one will be at least a little different from phones of the past. For starters, this new Vertu phone will be running Android instead of Symbian.
Google Play Store, ending beta testing and offering up two versions for Android users to download. Carbon is an app that can back up your data to an SD card, your PC, or the cloud, and it's a release that Android users have been waiting quite some time for. Users will have their pick from free and premium versions, with the free version obviously coming with some restricted functionality.
Dropbox for Android was updated to version 2.3 earlier in the month. That update was a nice one for those who take lots of pictures. The v2.3 update included improvements in terms of photo albums and sharing. And while we tend to focus on the Android side of things here, we realize that Dropbox users likely switch between both the app and the web interface.
NVIDIA was showing a bit of HAWKEN during the Project SHIELD demos at CES and as of today, it looks like they have extended that teasing a bit. This time they are doing so in the form of a live wallpaper. Simply put, NVIDIA has teamed up with Adhesive and are offering a HAWKEN themed live wallpaper app.
Foursquare, and if you've been hoping for a way to use the app to find the best of the best, then today's your lucky day. The developers behind the app have looked through a whopping 3 billion check-ins to bring us a series of Best of Foursquare lists. These lists rank the highest-rated locations in major cities around the US, so if you've been looking for a new restaurant or bar to visit, starting with these Best of Foursquare lists wouldn't be a bad idea.