Chinese smartphone maker is looking to develop just two to three core devices, dropping products that have not been competitive in the market, and focus on voice-control capabilities.
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Pebble continues to release firmware and smartphone application updates to improve their smartwatch experiences. The latest Android update is sure to please Pebble owners.
Amazon's move is likely to attach more audio books along with eBook sales.
The arrival of iOS 7 hasn't been easy for iPhone and iPad customers. However, users of other smartphone OSes might like some of those troubles, according to a recent report from a Canadian news site.
We are seeing more and more about the Moto X appear, and a new Rogers video shows the device with a release date in August.
Younger smartphone users prioritse data over voice because they're moving to IP-based messaging services such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Skype, according to a multi-country survey by Analysys Mason
When software updates come regularly, the need for new smartphone hardware diminishes. Have smartphones lost their juice?
Delhi Metro will soon launch an app for smartphone users, providing information regarding fares and real-time updates along the different lines, and Delhi Metro stations.
The company has reorganised its cloud-based communications portfolio and added new features, such as a smartphone app and web client for IP-based voice and a Microsoft Lync-based UC suite.
Newly announced and rumored smartphone hardware all look like basic incremental updates to existing hardware. I don't think this is really a bad thing and believe innovation comes in the software and what you can do with that hardware.
The usually-reliable Wall Street Journal has added its voice to the frenzy of speculation about Google's plans to launch its own 7-inch Android tablet, apparently confirming an earlier report in Digitimes. This would be a brave move, considering that Google's previous hardware efforts -- the Nexus smartphone, Chromebooks and Google TV -- have been disastrous flops.
Samsung has announced the Galaxy Beam, an updated version of a phone it announced in 2010.
Windows Phone customers will no longer be able to see whether their operators are working on giving them updates to the smartphone OS, causing people to complain that Microsoft is leaving them in the dark
How does Apple's Siri really work? A SmartPlanet article lays out how voice recognition on a smartphone really works, step by step.
Apple changed the firmware update game in 2007 and today smartphone owners expect and require updates to keep their devices current. Manufacturers need to keep up or get out of the game.
I must take enthusiasts to task for a misconception that is propogated every time a gadget doesn't get an available software update. I'm referring to claiming said gadget is obsolete.
Ford said that AppLink, its application that enables SYNC users to control their smartphone via voice, will be compatible with Apple's iPhone. AppLink will also be a free download for Ford Fiesta owners.
Ford launched a software development kit (SDK) so developers can tailor their smartphone apps for voice recognition and in-car usage.
The difficulty of typing on smartphone touchscreens is driving a resurgence of interest in voice recognition but desktop dictation and control has never really taken off, even though a reasonable version has been built into Windows for several years. Nuance hopes Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version 11 will get us talking to our PCs rather than shouting at them, with a 15% improvement in accuracy and voice shortcuts to make it less tedious to control your PC by talking to it.
Android updates will likely become a once a year event, according to Andy Rubin, chief of Google's mobile platforms. The big question: Will that help or hurt Android in the smartphone race?
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