Mobile phones articles

Android was originally designed for digital cameras, not smartphones

Here’s something you probably weren’t aware of: Android was originally designed for digital cameras, not smartphones. The early vision was to create smart cameras with third party apps that would improve the connection between digital cameras and computers and store…

Apple becomes top U.S. mobile phone vendor in Q4

Apple’s record holiday quarter helped push the company ahead of Samsung as the top mobile phone maker in the U.S. for the first time ever, according to Strategy Analytics. That’s for all mobile phones, not just smartphones, with the Cupertino-based…

T-Mobile, Verizon Android 4.0 upgrade schedules leaked

Some Verizon and T-Mobile device owners will be pleased to hear that Ice Cream Sandwich may be making its way to their subsidized smartphone or tablet. Please bear in mind these are rumors and haven't been officially confirmed. ICS, or…

Nokia, Samsung and Apple led mobile shipments in 2011

Nokia retained its title as the world's biggest mobile phone vendor in 2011, followed by Samsung and Apple, according to a report from market research firm IDC. Overall, the world mobile phone market grew by 6.1% year-on-year in the fourth…