Archive for the ‘Windows Phone’ Category

Apr 26

Huawei has big plans for this year, which involves not just Android Smartphones equipped with quad core processors, but, for example, they will launch Windows Phone 8 phones. Chinese company would employ over 70 people associated with this project, according to Chinese site WPDang.

In addition to Smartphones with Windows Phone 8 Apollo made by Huawei, the company is working on Windows 8 with LTE tablets. Go back to Apollo OS phones, they could be launched by end of year and prices will be quite affordable, around $300. It seems that the Asian producer targets U.S. market with LTE tablets Win 8, which probably will come sometime in the autumn or even winter. So far Huawei hasn’t made waves on tablet market, at least not as MediaPad models.

In 2011, Huawei has shipped 20 million Smartphones, and this year began with a presentation of a quad core phone, the slimmest Smartphone on the planet and the list goes on. Plans for 2012 include sales of 60 million handsets by the end. Will the company be required or will return to production of low end models that have established it?

Samsung Galaxy S III’s quad core processor has been confirmed: Exynos 4 Quad

The countdown to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III has began. The phone will be presented in a week at an event in London. After seeing an unsatisfactory teaser for this Smartphone, a hands on video and some photos with it, we finally know the official details about its processor. It will be Exynos 4 Quad, a 1.4-GHz quad core chipset.

The processor is based on 4 cores ARM Cortex A9 and this processor promises twice the performance of Exynos 4 Dual, while consuming 20% less energy. Samsung uses technology Exynos 4 Quad HKMG (High K Metal Gate) with low power consumption and has a companion chip that is the administration of this consumption. He’s controlling core processor to balance efficiency. For example, Exynos Quad 4 will not be used at full capacity when you check email and that’s a better battery life. However, if you play HD games, the CPU will be fully utilized and will provide an experience “similar to the PC” according to Samsung.

The new SoC integrates a new video engine that supports full HD video playback at 30 fps and we have an interface for image processing, which will deal with shooting high resolution. I can not wondering if this processor will be used on Meizu MX, since the company announced that it would launch a phone with quad core CPU Exynox in a few months. Surely Galaxy S III will be the first handset with this process and can not wait to see it officially launched on May 3.

Apr 23

Famous client, VOIP Skype has been available on Windows Phone in beta since its announcement at Mobile World Congress, and today leaves the test phase and is available in the finished version. You can download full version of the marketplace right now, if you are holding the terminal Windows Phone.

Notice that Skype has 200 million users and cover almost all platforms in the market, from iOS to Android, Symbian, computers, laptops and even Mac and Windows compatible TV. You can use Skype via 3G and WiFi connections (4G if you are in a country that has one). Skype’s creators say that it took into account feedback from the beta version in February after the result is the new application. The new features include video calling is included in portrait, better contact management, including the ability to invite people to accept the invitation, the contact block and unblock them.

Skype for Windows Phone is available in 18 languages, which include the Roman and now. The application is free and requires at least Windows Phone 7.5 Mango installed on the phone. The smart phone software that has been tested and is found compatible is numbered Nokia Lumia 710, Lumia 800, Lumia 900, HTC Titan, HTC Radar, Samsung Focus S and Samsung Focus Flash. Have you tried Skype on Windows Phone?

Apr 15

ChevronWP7 started as a group of hackers who created the first “jailbreak” for Windows Phone, then be part of a formal collaboration with Microsoft, mor exactly the ChevronWP7 Labs project. Today they end this project and analyzed its results.

ChevronWP7 team created ChevronWP7 Unlock software, which intervened in the communication between your WP7 and Microsoft servers, making the terminal to unlock. The software worked only on WP versions 7004 and 7008, giving up to his NoDo update, but then Microsoft came on the line and created ChevronWP7 Labs project. This allow homebrew software/third party on the device’s Windows Phone, and this tool costs $9 per handset. In addition, it allowed up to 10 homebrew applications installed on your phone.

After several months of use, ChevronWP7 Labs has sold about 10,000 of tools release, and the purpose of this experiment was actually setting a third party open community of developers around the platform. It noted that there was a slight confusion on the solution of the ChevronWP7 Labs, some people believing it’s the SIM unlock and others believing that it was a group of hackers that provides full access to root. It’s good though that was a rising a passionate developer community around the platform WP7, which needs a lot of market share up to compare with Android and iOS.

Apr 05

Google Glass Project – pair of glasses with camera and augmented reality will replace the mobile phones
Glass Project from Google is already in the testing phase and involves a pair of glasses that seem SF, but are closer than you think and soon will reach in stores. Glasses looks just like in the picture below and it does not involve those classic lenses, they are rather a headset surrounding the user head and give the necessary information.

Google wants to refine in this way the search, photography, interaction with virtual locations and loved ones. Imagine that a 3D map is shown to you in real time while searching for a landmark in the city, all of these on the small screen of Google Glass. Glass Project includes voice recognition/voice search and news area for video calls or emails. You can share the statuses on Google +, by dictation or give check in using voice commands.

There is also the possibility of menu navigation through this unique gadget using your eyes, a system already tested and especially helpful in scroll lists of tracks and playlists. Photography is also possible, with a discreet camera built into the headset. We have seen in many games and science fiction soldiers equipped with such equipment, used for communication, guidance and analysis surrounding environment. Well, this thing will become now reality!

Windows Phone Marketplace reached 80,000 applications
Windows Phone is growing from month to month and this thing is at least when we’re talking about store that has reached at 80,000 applications. Value is high if we consider that the mobile operating system debuted in late 2010 and, in less than a year reached the above mentioned statistics.

They speak of a growth rate of 340 applications per day. WP7 Marketplace applications are not available in all countries.  In U.S. are offered more than 69,000.

Others news:

  • App Store – more than 600,000 applications;
  • Google Play – around 500,000;
  • Nokia store – around 100,000 applications;
  • Windows Phone 7 Marketplace – 80,000 and growth is accelerated.

Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 were officially launched not too long ago. There are some waiting for Nokia Lumia 900 which has a similar design and hardware as Lumia 800, but with a 4.3 inch AMOLED display.

Mar 21

It’s still unclear what is updating Windows Phone Tango, especially as to spread the name Windows Phone Refresh lately. Most of the XDA Developers have discovered that WP version brings a new limit of multitasking applications, increasing it at 5-8, thanks to improvements in low memory management system.

Tango also bring improvements in terms of MMS, provides a more efficient contact management on the card and a new icon for the alert on the location. Microsoft now offers information about memory status of the device’s Windows Phone, a counter memory information section of the settings. Updating Tango arrives at existing terminals, with modest equipment, but that hardly after handsets with 256 MB RAM will be launched in China in future weeks.

Tomorrow will be an important day because Tango version officially begins in China and is rumored that Nokia would have a phone or two ready for debut in most Asian countries. It would be interesting to see and new mobile formats, now that they have low requirements, perhaps even a touch screen and keyboard phone like the Nokia E series.