While we have yet to see any worldwide sales figures for Firefox OS, the web-based mobile platform appears to be making modest progress in a few emerging markets. It will be crucial this year for Mozilla to capitalize on the lead it has over OSes like Ubuntu Touch and Jolla’s Sailfish.
A recent report suggests that Microsoft is considering bring Android apps to Windows Phone. But isn’t it too soon to admit defeat?
As its acquisition by Microsoft near closing, Nokia is reportedly preparing to introduce its first handset running Android at GSM World Congress. Microsoft is wise to extend its software and services to the world’s dominant mobile operating system, but it can’t abandon Windows Phone.
The Wall Street Journal reported today that Nokia will trot out an Android handset later this month at MWC in an effort to gain traction in emerging markets. Google has made it much more difficult for manufacturers to fork its platform, but Nokia and Microsoft have the muscle to make it work.
Nokia is set to launch its first Android smartphone at Mobile World Congress later this month, according to the Wall Street Journal.
A new worldwide survey finds that HTML5 is gaining ground among developers in emerging markets, and is actually more popular than iOS in some regions. That’s good news for Firefox OS and other new platforms based on the web-based language.
A leaked screenshot might provide a first glimpse at HTC’s forthcoming Sense 6.0 software.
A handful of mobile operating systems have struggled to challenge Android and iOS due to saturated smartphone markets and a lack of carrier enthusiasm. But while the internet of things will complicate matters, emerging markets still provide hope for the newcomers.
Purported images of Samsung’s new S Voice app have surfaced, and show off a flatter design that could hint at software changes to come in the Galaxy S5.
It’s the end of the road for a number of old Xperia phones, which will no longer be getting Android updates, according to Sony.