Sony has used IFA 2014 to announce its anticipated Sony Xperia Z3 just six months after the launch of the Xperia Z2. In addition to this new, high-end model, the Japanese hardware giant also announced a smaller version with less powerful display in the form of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.
The company also showcased the entry-level Sony Xperia E3, too, as the latest addition to Sony’s line of cheaper, lower specced smartphones.
It’s not exactly a milestone that will come as a shock to anyone, but Facebook’s Android app has broken records by becoming the first non-Google application in the Play Store to hit one billion installs. It’s only the fourth app ever to do so, following up Google-owned YouTube, Gmail and Google Maps.
What’s impressive about this milestone is the fact that, unlike the previous apps to hit the one billion mark, Facebook is less commonly pre-installed on handsets, so in the majority of cases the Facebook app has been actively downloaded by users.
Motorola has scheduled an event for this Thursday, September 4th, and it’s expected to unveil a successor to the incredibly popular mid-range Moto G smartphone there, as well as a few more gadgets currently under wraps.
It’s the Moto G successor that’s looking most likely, however, and a leaked photo of the new Moto G model - which may be called the G2 or, simply, the “new Moto G” - has emerged in its retail packaging, adding weight to rumours that the reveal is just days away.
Two more pieces of information came out this week as part of the seemingly never-ending leaks about the iPhone 6.
As well as a new image showing a comparison between the iPhone 6 and its predecessor, one leaked document apparently shows information about a “co-processor” that will alleviate load on the iPhone 6’s A8 chip...
China is the world’s biggest smartphone market, and its power in the world of mobile technology is only increasing alongside its economy. The Chinese market is already dominated by Chinese firms like Xiaomi and Huawei, but it looks like it could be even tougher for foreign OEMs to break in in the coming years.
Chinese authorities have demanded that the three state-owned wireless carriers China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom Corp reduce the amount spent on handset subsidies by 40 billion yuan, or $6.5 billion.
Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen may have taken a short hiatus after the overwhelming success of Flappy Bird … well… overwhelmed him, but it seems he has now returned with an equally infuriating successor.
Swing Copters is a twitch reflex game with a virtually identical concept to Flappy Bird. It even has the same pixel graphics and extremely similar assets. although this time you move through obstacles vertically, rather than horizontally, with the character you control moving left to right.
September looks to be a pretty packed month in the world of mobile technology, but it’s not only the phenomenally hyped new iPhone that will get an official unveiling next month.
Huawei is doing its bit to contribute to a busy monthly schedule, sending out event invited for the launch of their newest, and as yet unknown, flagship phone model…
Long-standing god game guru Peter Molyneux is facing a backlash over the recent release of Godus on iOS. Molyneux gained fame for inventing the god game genre way back in 1989 with Populous, but his latest creation with studio 22Cans has not been received well by the legion of mobile gamers.
Originally seeing the light of day after picking up nearly $1 million worth of backing on Kickstarter, and cropping up on Steam as a premium-priced Early Access title, Godus has now made the leap to smart phones and tablets as a F2P title.
The rumour wagon is rolling again and this time Google is in the spotlight.
Leaked documents and information pertaining to the successors in the Nexus series have been floating round for weeks, but there’s a brand new stack of information giving a few more interesting titbits on the products.
Samsung will make its usual announcements at the IFA 2014 with a reveal of new products and one of them is the 4th generation of the Galaxy Note series.
The event will start on September 5th, just a week before the rumoured announcement of the next flagship of iPhone series. Samsung will make its appearance first before Sony holds a large press conference.