Mobile Devices

  • More than 1 billion Android devices to ship in 2014: Report 07-01-2014 05:47 PM

    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 12-12-2013 10:30 AM

    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...
  • Government plans to give free mobile devices to MGNREGA workers 31-07-2013 04:52 AM

    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 02-07-2013 04:54 PM

    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 04-06-2013 03:14 PM

    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...
  • Pandora refreshes iPhone, Android apps 31-10-2012 10:04 AM

    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...
  • Google says does not support Carrier IQ 10-12-2011 10:34 AM

    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...
  • 'Mobile device sales in India to reach 231 mn' 22-11-2011 03:42 PM

    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...