Verizon's plans to stop offering the original Galaxy Nexus, but things are far worse than we feared. It turns out Verizon is discontinuing a number of handsets, with the apparent goal of letting stock dry up over the next few months. Some of the handsets Verizon is discontinuing are a little on the old side these days, while others might be getting phased out in anticipation of a successor.
Monthly Archive: December 2013
Google Wallet has been updated. The update brings a few changes, but unfortunately is not able to address the one issue that seems to be most annoying -- lack of carrier support. Google Wallet has gone up to version 1.6-R96-v13 and despite the previously mentioned issue, maintains support for devices with Android 2.3.3 or later.
Samsung is working on a new full HD smartphone for AT&T. Blog of Mobile has uncovered a new User Agent Profile for a phone with the model number "SGH-I337" hiding on Samsung's website. The phone is headed to AT&T, and it could just be the carrier's version of the highly anticipated Galaxy S IV.
SwiftKey Flow app update has arrived. Keep in mind though, the app remains in beta which means you will have to download and sideload the APK. This latest release brings the SwiftKey Flow app up to version 220.127.116.11 and it is available in two versions -- one for smartphones and one for tablets.
Samsung handsets over Apple's iPhone line more often.
Android app you wanted to have on your PC, then we've got some encouraging news for you. The folks over at Socketeq have released a piece of software they're appropriately calling WindowsAndroid. The biggest draw of WindowsAndroid is that it runs Android natively on your Windows machine, meaning that there's no need for emulation.
ZTE was recently shown to have secured a top 5 position in terms of number of smartphone shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012. Of course, as many will realize -- ZTE does not limit themselves to smartphones. They also have Android based tablets and in fact, they have recently unveiled their latest. The tablet is the ZTE V81.
Android and Apple, with the two taking 92% of the smartphone shipments made worldwide during the quarter for themselves. That doesn't leave much space for the other mobiles operating systems of the world, a trend that has been continuing for quite some time. These new numbers come from Strategy Analytics, which also says that smartphone sales were up year-over-year.