Samsung has a new smartphone hitting store shelves later this year.
The mobile device maker on Tuesday announced the Galaxy Core LTE, a handset that it says, will be made available to the UK in the second quarter of the year. Samsung didn't say if it will be available elsewhere around the world at some point in the future.
The Galaxy Core LTE comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and support for near-field communication with its S Beam platform. The device's screen is a 4.5-inch qHD offering, and the handset will run Android 4.2.2 (… Read more
Touch screens were just the start.
User interface experimentation is blossoming as new sensors liberate computing devices from keyboards and mice, and a new glove from Fujitsu Laboratories embodies the trend. The device has a near-field communications (NFC) reader and gyroscopic sensors for gesture-based interactions with a person's environment.
Fujitsu will show the wearable device at the Mobile World Congress show next week in Barcelona, with plans to sell it in 2015.
The idea is to let a person -- likely in some specific work situation -- tap an object with the NFC reader, then perform a gesture that … Read more
In an impressive first-year achievement, Firefox OS has found a toehold in a fiercely competitive smartphone market. The next challenge for Mozilla's browser-based mobile operating system will be to convert that toehold into a foothold.
As the struggles of BlackBerry OS, Microsoft Windows Phone, and Samsung Tizen have shown, it's extraordinarily hard to find any room in a mobile operating system market where Apple's iOS and Google's Android dominate. Yet Mozilla has managed to do just that by focusing on super-low-cost smartphones and on partnerships with carriers who want something to offer in markets where even … Read more
The GSMA, an organization that represents more than 800 mobile network operators, is excited about the Internet of things.
The GSMA has spent years overseeing mobile phone standards, but now expects major growth in the technology for hooking other devices such as environmental sensors, cars, door locks, and power meters to the network, an idea called the Internet of things or machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.
In a report announced Monday (PDF) ahead of its Mobile World Congress show, the GSMA said it predicts growth from 195 million M2M connections in 2013 to 250 million this year. Seeing new markets besides the … Read more
With Samsung expected to unveil its new Galaxy S5 next week, Sammobile has published a self-described explanatory report saying it's "confirmed" that the new device will come with a fingerprint sensor to unlock the smartphone.
According to Sammobile, people familiar with the upcoming device said the fingerprint sensor works with a vertical swipe of the pad of the finger while keeping the finger flat and swiping at medium speed.
There seems to be one prerequisite for competing in the phone market: you have to compare yourself to Apple, mock Apple, and generally declare that Apple products are nothing more than store-label caviar.
Huawei has decided that it won't stoop to such things. Instead, it will mock both Apple and Samsung.
In a video posted Sunday to YouTube, the Chinese company wants you to know that it will create revelatory excitement at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
It features a Siri-like character explaining that there will be a beautiful, slim tablet. There will also be a smartphone … Read more
When the smartphone phenomenon Flappy Bird took off not so long ago -- and before it morphed into something uncontrollable and became its own hard-to-swallow lesson for the game industry -- it was as if everyone you'd ever known had suddenly stumbled on mobile gaming's most brilliantly manufactured drug. Facebook and Instragram were awash in high score screenshots and admissions of addiction-fueled guilt while all of Twitter might as well have been Flappy Bird references with some news and global chatter sandwiched in between.
One particularly interesting boast from a friend of mine, who had hit … Read more
For as long as I can remember, I've had a particular weakness for Sony mobile devices. I mean I still get misty-eyed when I recall my adolescent crush, the Walkman WM-150. She truly was a thing of beauty. Unfortunately, Sony's legendary gadget-making chops have yet to fully cross over into minting world-class smartphones -- at least not for models sold in the good old US of A. … Read more
Currently, the device ships with Android 4.1.2, and will run ZTE's MiFavor user interface layered on top. Receiving a jump from Jelly Bean to KitKat will enable users a handful of new features including quicker access to Google Now.
Interested buyers can purchase the 4G LTE handset for $299.99 prepaid from Boost Mobile. In addition to the expansive display, the … Read more