Tablets fail to impact smartphone sales

Worldwide smartphone sales have soared over the last quarter as prices have fallen.

Lock down your Android with Biometric security

Blue Planet Apps is expected to introduce a beta version of its Biometric security utility for Android smartphones within the next two weeks.

Texas Instruments preps next-gen ARM processor

Texas Instruments (TI) is prepping a next-gen, Cortex-A processor core for mobile devices. The chip - which has been dubbed "Eagle" - is expected to be be deployed in TI's future OMAP lineup.

Is 2010 the year of the tablet?

Will the adoption of media tablets reach a mainstream tipping point during 2010? Well, not according to principal ABI researcher Jeff Or, who predicts the devices will likely fall short of "mass market" adoption.

MediaTek accelerates Android adoption with low-cost SoC

MediaTek is expected to significantly accelerate the adoption of Android in Western mobile markets with its low-cost, System-On-a-Chip (SoC) platform for smartphones.


Smartphones expected to dominate US handset market

The US mobile market is experiencing a seismic shift towards higher-end phones, with at least 50% of all handsets expected to be classified as smartphones by 2011.

Is Apple a victim of its own success?

Apple's difficulty in satisfying the massive demand for its iPhone 4 has reportedly prompted frustrated consumers to consider purchasing alternative smartphone models.

Kindle e-reader app arrives on Android devices

Amazon has introduced a free Kindle app for Android-based smartphones and tablets. The application offers US readers access to over 620,000 books in the Kindle Store, including New York Times bestsellers and new releases.

Entry-level smartphones address emerging markets

Mobile manufacturers shipped over 55 million smartphones during the first quarter of 2010.
 According to ABI Research, the fastest growth was observed in markets with minimal previous exposure to expensive, cutting-edge smartphones. 

Adobe launches Flash 10.1 for Android-based smartphones

Adobe has launched the latest iteration of its Flash Player (10.1) for smartphones running Android 2.2 (Froyo).

Microsoft rolls out yet another mobile OS

Microsoft has introduced yet another mobile operating system targeted at businesses and enterprise users.

Analysts have high hopes for iPhone 4

A number of prominent analysts have predicted that Apple's new iPhone 4 will take the mobile market by storm.

Google Music logo spotted in the wild

A Google Music logo spotted on the 'Net may indicate that the Mountain View-based company is poised to take on Apple iTunes with its own Android-based service.

Aava debuts X86 SDK for Android developers

Aava Mobile has introduced a hardware-enhanced SDK targeted at Android developers writing apps for Morestown-powered tablets and smartphones.

Qualcomm revs dual-core Snapdragon to 1.2GHz

Qualcomm has shipped the first of its dual-CPU Snapdragon chipsets for next-gen smartphones.

Media tablets play catch up with portable PCs

Media tablets may seem to be all the rage, but the nascent market still has a ways to go before catching up with traditional portable PC sector.

Gameloft re-engages Android with new 3D games

Gameloft has once again targeted the lucrative Android market with the launch of 10 3D games for high-end smartphones.

Nvidia preps Android-Tegra designs for "pipe and flight"

Jen-Hsun Huang has confirmed that Nvidia is prepping a "very large number" of second-generation Tegra-Android designs for imminent "pipe and flight."

Apple says Android doesn't threaten the iPhone

Apple has disputed the accuracy of recent data published by the NPD Group which showed Android-based devices outselling the iPhone in the United States.

Real world translation arrives on Google’s Goggles

Google has updated its sophisticated text translation software for Android-based smartphones.