BlackBerry is going to go the preinstalled route with BBM. Coming by way of a recently issued press release, BlackBerry has said the BBM messaging app will "soon come preinstalled on a variety of Android based smartphones from leading OEMs." The key here though, more than the OEMs, having BBM preinstalled will be more dependent on the market.
report that surfaced earlier in the month on this very subject. The confirmation comes by way of Google spokesperson Gina Scigliano who mentioned that "Android's latest camera HAL (hardware abstraction layer) and framework supports raw and burst-mode photography."
Samsung has rolled out the latest update for ChatON, which after looking at the "what's new" section of the Play Store listing, this appears to be in response to the recent Hangouts update. Basically, that is to say Samsung ChatON now integrates with text and picture messaging. And similar to what many have become familiar with from the Hangouts update, ChatON users will see a combined message and chat list.
Android 4.4's advertised new features isn't exactly something you'd immediately see in devices. The latest version of Android is claimed to have been optimized to run even on low-end devices thanks to an effort internally known as Project Svelte. How this was made possible is now being revealed by Android engineering head Dave Burke who was also responsible for bringing Project Butter's improvements to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Nexus 5 does not have the best camera among its peers, even with the presence of Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) technology. But that's not stopping Google from trying to convince you that it's more than good enough, mostly thanks to software features. Now the company has come out with three short video ads that show how even a decent quality camera can be fun.
Qualcomm has begun accepting pre-orders for the Toq smartwatch today. The watch, complete with Mirasol display was originally unveiled back in September, but wasn't expected to be available for purchase until early December. But while the pre-orders have kicked off today, it doesn't seem as if the watch will be shipping for a few weeks time.
some images and also some specs surface online. As of today, we are seeing a bit more on the specs. The details are coming by way of AnTuTu, which means we are also getting a look at what is said to be a benchmark for the handset.
SwiftKey 4.3 exited the beta phase in early November and that meant the "Layouts for Living" update became available by way of the Google Play Store. The key with that update was the variety of options for the keyboard. You see, Layouts for Living actually meant users had a few options including a split keyboard, right (or left) side keyboard, a keyboard that could undock and more.
HTC had been showing off an 18-carat gold One a little while back. And while the availability of that particular model was rather limited, HTC has followed up with something similar. They have introduced a "golden" HTC One. The difference here, this one is gold in color and not a full 18-carat like the earlier model.