Nokia has unveiled its first three Android smartphones after several turbulent years that saw the Finnish manufacturer lose its top spot in the mobile market as Google’s free OS became the biggest mobile software in the world.All three Android phones by Nokia – X, X+ and XL – run on a ‘customized’ version of Android operating system and will not have access to Play Store. Nokia XL, the biggest of the three new smartphones, has a 5-inch screen, 768MB RAM, 5MP auto-focus camera with LED flash on the back and 2MP front camera and costs 109 euros. Read the rest of this entry »
Technology firm Mozilla has showcased a smartphone prototype for developing countries, which could cost as less as $25 (about Rs 1,500).The company, which runs the Firefox browser, has partnered with Chinese low-cost chip maker Spreadtrum. Read the rest of this entry »
Finnish handset maker Jolla, founded by some ex-Nokia employees, is in talks with partners to sell its smartphones in India, initially by tapping the popular e-commerce route. The company has built its own operating system Sailfish which will provide users alternative to Android, Windows, Blackberry and Apple’s iOS. Sailfish OS is available for free to install on other Android handsets. Jolla has announced agreement with F-Secure for mobile security on Sailfish OS .
EMIfreecar.com says it’s a win-win for car buyers as their EMIs are taken care of as well as advertisers who have a new platform for campaigns. Nearly 4 million people have shown interest in the offer, says the company.The idea of having ads on vehicles by itself is not new — think buses, trains, taxis etc. The difference in the case of EMIfreecar.com is that the concept has been extended to privately owned vehicles. Read the rest of this entry »
Its USD 19 billion buyout of WhatsApp will help Facebook expand footprint in emerging markets of Latin America and Asia, especially India, where the mobile instant messaging app is very popular. It allows users to exchange text, pictures and videos using smartphones. The app is very popular among youth across Europe, Latin America, parts of Asia including India, where Facebook is beefing up its presence. Read the rest of this entry »