Mozilla Firefox OS makes its first landing on ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire smartphones, both of which are flaunting the new OS at the MWC. While announcing the launch of the Firefox OS, Mozilla also disclosed its partners including ZTE, Alcatel, Huawei and LG as phone manufacturers, Qualcomm for providing Snapdragon chipsets, and so far 18 operators for bundled services. The ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire initiate the Firefox OS journey in the mobile market, while LG and Huawei will join in a bit later latter. Here we tell you more on, besides the OS, what all do these phones hold for the users.
Microsoft has launched the Nokia Lumia 530 in India for Rs 7,199. The Windows Phone 8.1 running affordable smartphone is now officially available on Nokia India's online store. Earlier the smartphone was put up on pre-order on Snapdeal.
A team at Microsoft Research centre has developed a new technology that transforms a 2D smartphone camera in to a 3D infrared camera. This new camera sensor will then somewhat work like a Kinect to map the depth data and track a user's hand gestures and face. With this camera sensor, it will be much cheaper and simpler for developers to work on 3D applications for smartphones.
Oppo launched the N1 mini in India yesterday, which is essentially a smaller variant of the N1 smartphone launched early this year. The Chinese company has launched the smartphone at Rs 26,990, which puts it on the higher side, especially since the current trend is to sell phones with higher specifications at low price. Oppo however feels that with features like a swivel camera, interactive UI and a good build quality, this newbie gets an edge over others in the competition. We had the phone in our hands for a while and here are our first impressions.
Apple is reportedly working on adding a new anti-reflection coating on its new iPad models, which include a full-sized iPad with a 9.7-inch screen and a new version of the 7.9-inch iPad mini. As per Bloomberg s report this coating on new iPads will be helpful in offering a better display and visuals even in bright lighting conditions.
Oppo is all set to launch the N1 Mini today at an event to happen in Delhi. The phone will be the smaller version of the Oppo N1, which was launched early this year. As far as the specifications revealed by the company in other countries, the N1 Mini comes with a 720p display and a 13-megapixel swivel camera, which is capable of shooting at 24-megapixel ultra HD mode.
Sony today announced that it is rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat update for its mid-range smartphones Xperia E1 and Xperia E1 Dual. The company mentioned that the roll out will happen in phases, depending up on the market and carriers.
Microsoft will be pulling out support and security updates for older version of its services in order to push users to migrate to the newer versions. The company has announced that from January 12, 2016 onwards, it will discontinue support for several older versions of operating systems and browsers, and will only offer technical and security support for the most recent versions.
Rovio s fan will be delighted to know that the company s much awaited game, Angry Birds Stella, will finally go live on app stores on September 4. The company has tweeted it out that the adventure begins September 4 , and has posted the first YouTube video trailer of the game.