Google is reportedly working on its own voice-control service to rival Apple's Siri. This may be a feature of the next version of the Android OS.
If I said "Ping" to you, would you immediately think of a social-networking service that's tied to iTunes? The answer appears to be "no", as Apple is reportedly getting ready to close the doors on Ping from lack of interest.
There have been rumors for months that T-Mobile is going to offer its own version of the Samsung Galaxy Note, and it now appears this super-size smartphone has been approved by the FCC, clearing its way for a U.S. release.
Speaking during a keynote address at his company's annual developers conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed the details of iOS 6, an updated version of the operating system for the iPhone and iPad.
Because of its unusual design featuring a very large display, the Samsung Galaxy Note surprised many when it became a hit. Now its maker is reportedly working on a successor to this super-size smartphone.
According to Andy Rubin, the head of Android development at Google, over 900,000 smartphones and tablets running this mobile operating system are activated every day.
There's no doubt that Apple is set to take the wraps off iOS 6 tomorrow at its annual developer conference. The question is, what features will the new operating system for the iPhone and iPad have?
Yet another sign of trouble for RIM is the swelling inventory of unsold product. It is stilling on $1 billion worth of unsold BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets.
Google announced it is adding some features to its mapping apps: Google Maps is acquiring the ability to use some of the features of this service without an Internet connection, while Google Earth is getting a 3D mode.
Corning, maker of Gorilla Glass, has announced the creation of Willow Glass, an ultra-slim, flexible material that will be used on future devices such as smartphones, tablets, and personal computers.
The head of AT&T predicts that the current consumer trend away from wireless voice service will continue to the point that, in just a couple of years, there will be smartphone users who won't have a voice plan at all.
Facebook's recent IPO made it official: this giant of social networking has no idea how to make money off smartphone users. And this is something the company is going to have to figure out to stay on top.
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