At a talk delivered in France, ASUS laid out its roadmap for mobile devices. And in it, we get a glimpse of not only its current lineup but it's future devices as well. And it seems that we have quite a few coming our way.
The IDC has released its 2013 second quarter smartphone market report and the numbers tilt heavily in favor of Android, which has acquired 79.3% of the market share. IDC warns, however, that Android shouldn't let its guard down as Apple's iPhone could still reclaim some part of that pie when the next iteration of the smartphone is released later this year.
Well, here's another look at the HTC One Mini. In all its metallic, refreshingly small glory. The small, 4.3 inch handset has been leaked, and manages to still look just as good as its bigger brother. What's in store for it? We can't be sure on everything, but a picture tells a whole lot more than you'd expect.
Boeing is a company usually associated with gigantic flying people-movers and/or awesome weaponry. But they're also a people company - which is why they're creating phones with a robot theme. The US government has contracted Boeing to create custom Android smartphones for government and military use. National Defense Magazine reports that "The Boeing Phone" will be based off of open-source Android code and is apparently near the end of its development cycle, with a planned release later this year.
Bringing Android further into our homes has been discussed a few times in the past. Archos even has a home phone running on our favorite little green robot but today we have something new. A Motorola Android-powered home phone running on what looks to be Android 2.3 Gingerbread that has just passed through the FCC.
Can you say Winning... Oh wait I must be confusing this with something else. Apparently Yahoo is planning to build a phone running on Google's Android OS. Maybe I should say fail instead but then again Yahoo is the biggest search giant in Japan, not Google. What we have here are a few reports that over in Japan Yahoo is planning to release an Android phone with a nice custom user interface skin and geared at you guessed it -- Yahoooo!
I know Wirefly has been known to offer a few good deals in the past and often lowering prices on top tier phones to beat out the competition but this is an entirely new level. Just yesterday they were selling the speedy Droid Charge for $129 but today they have kicked it up a notch and are offering 20 Android Smartphones for FREE. Yes 20 phone all for free, but there is a small catch.
Well what do we have here, these could be really fun to see. Next generation devices from HTC possibly? Or they might be the European version of upcoming phones like the EVO 3D or the HTC Sensation. We aren't sure as they look pretty familiar. See for yourself below.
The FCC Teardown report on the HTC Thunderbolt has appeared online and it shows all the internals of the LTE driven handset. Looking at the various layers of the Thunderbolt, it's really amazing how much can fit into such a thin, by comparison, package.Images show the 1 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, iNAND flash memory and SDRAM from Sandisk and Samsung respectively, and all the antenna including CDMA, EVDO, and LTE. In addition, there's close ups of the Thunderbolt's GPS antenna, Bluetooth, and WLAN Antenna's as well.
When the news broke that Nokia had entered an alliance with Microsoft to make Windows Phone 7 handsets exclusively, everyone thought it was a headslap moment. Now the word is out as to what Microsoft had to do to sweeten the deal. Microsoft will pay Nokia more than $1 Billion to promote and develop Windows Phone 7 handsets. In return, Nokia will rebate back a fee to Redmond for every copy of Windows used on it's phones. The $1 Billion dollar payment was designed to not only keep Nokia from jumping on the Android bandwagon, but will also help to offset the amount lost by Nokia to focus exclusively on the Windows Phone 7 platform.