Mobile Devices

  • App downloads in India likely to cross 9 billion by 2015: Study 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Riding on the back of spiralling usage of mobile devices, the number of app downloads in India is expected to surpass the 9 billion mark by 2015, according to an Assocham-Deloitte joint study. In 2012, the number of app downloads in India stood at 1.56 billion. The study, which was...
  • Apple says has sold over 800 million iOS devices June 3, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, opening the iPhone maker's annual developers' conference on Monday, said the iPhone maker has sold more than 800 million mobile devices. Some 130 million customers bought their first Apple mobile device in the past 12 months, Cook said. Developers converged on the Moscone Center...
  • New Intel-based tablets to hit store shelves in June May 30, 2014

    San Francisco: New Intel-based tablets from major brands will start hitting store shelves in June, and senior executives at the chipmaker hope the offerings will move it closer to an aggressive sales goal. Far behind rival Qualcomm in mobile devices, the upcoming tablets are the result of Intel Corp's strategy to...
  • More than 1 billion Android devices to ship in 2014: Report January 7, 2014

    London: The number of smartphones and tablet computers shipped with Google's Android operating system will break the 1 billion barrier this year, research group Gartner said on Tuesday. Android, which is installed on products made by Samsung, HTC, Sony and many other manufacturers, is forecast to reach 1.1 billion users...
  • Spotify rolls out free music service to mobile devices December 12, 2013

    New York: Online music-streaming service Spotify on Wednesday launched a free music service for smartphones and tablets as it tries to hook a fast-growing group of users keen to stream tunes on their mobile devices. Spotify offers free music on desktop computers with advertising but customers previously had to pay for...
  • Government plans to give free mobile devices to MGNREGA workers July 31, 2013

    In a pre-election freebie, one member of every rural households who has completed 100 days of work under MGNREGA may get free mobile device under a new programme aimed at empowerment. Under the 'Bharat Mobile Scheme', one mobile may be provided per household, preferably to a woman, officials said adding...
  • Panasonic eyes 50 per cent global share in ruggedised tablets by 2015 July 2, 2013

    Osaka: Japanese electronics giant Panasonic expects to capture 50 per cent of the global 'ruggedised' tablet market by 2015 fiscal with its Toughbook range helped by increased focus on logistics, retail and manufacturing sectors. Besides the enterprise markets in developed regions like the US and Europe, the USD 73.27 billion-turnover...
  • Intel sees tablet-chip efforts paying off this year June 4, 2013

    Taipei: Intel Corp is ramping up its efforts to have more of its chips used in mobile devices, a market it was initially slow to respond to, as officials said they expect more than 30 tablets using its processors hitting the market this year. Samsung Electronics Co announced it will use...
  • India under grip of cyber attacks, says report January 3, 2013

    Mumbai: India is under the grip of cyber attacks and there is an obvious peak in the growth of malware and their modifications on mobile devices, especially on the Android platform, according to a report. Though PC is still the prevalent target for malware authors, there is an obvious peak in...
  • Pandora refreshes iPhone, Android apps October 31, 2012

    Los Angeles: Internet radio company Pandora is adding more functionality to its mobile apps - showing lyrics and artist information and making it easier to share self-crafted stations with friends - as companies intensify efforts to lure mobile advertising dollars. Pandora is essentially bringing the features of its website to users...
  • Are wrist watches going out of fashion? September 29, 2012

    London: More and more people - around one in four - are now turning to electronic devices like mobile phones or tablet computers to check the time, and wrist watches may soon fall out of fashion, a study has found. According to the Daily Mail, the percentage of people preferring to...
  • Canadians now spend less time on mobile devices August 21, 2012

    Vancouver: While the frequency of Canadians using their smartphones, tablets and e-readers remains stable, the average time they use them has declined, a study showed. The study led by Ipsos Reid about the mobile market in Canada, involving 2,000 adults, may suggest a potential shift in usage patterns of digital devices,...
  • Spotify offers free radio play on mobile devices June 20, 2012

    Los Angeles: The music-subscription company Spotify is joining Pandora, Slacker and Songza in offering a free radio service for mobile devices in the US. Until now, the company charged people $10 per month to use its mobile app. The free service, which comes with audio ads, is a way for Spotify to...
  • Google says does not support Carrier IQ December 10, 2011

    The Hague: Google does not work with nor does it support Carrier IQ, the software maker which has been accused of violating millions of mobile phone users' privacy rights, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said. Carrier IQ makes software that operators including AT&T and Sprint Nextel install in mobile devices. The software...
  • 'Mobile device sales in India to reach 231 mn' November 22, 2011

    New Delhi: The sale of mobile devices in India is likely to increase by 8.5 per cent to reach 231 million units in 2012 as against 213 million units in 2011 owing to multiple players offering low-cost options, a study said Tuesday. "Mobile device sales in India are forecast to reach...