WhatsApp continues to grow, even after being acquired by Facebook. The instant messaging service has recently revealed that they have surpassed 500 million active users. Most of these users come from Brazil, India, Mexico, and Russia; which Engadget has pointed is also where Facebook has a very large number of active users.
Seeing as how the mobile industry is leaning ever so slightly to the 2K display trend in their handsets, its no surprise when it gets out that Samsung is also working on a variant of their flagship smartphone the Galaxy S5. According to the guys over at BGR, the SM-G906K or the purported Galaxy Prime was seen on Indian Import Site Zauba after having a little time in the sun in a GFXBench Benchmark test.
In a move that has been expected by many tech pundits throughout the world, Microsoft last year has announced its plan to acquire the Devices and Services business of Nokia which is the home to Nokia’s Smart Devices and Mobile Phones units. Apparently, Microsoft has decided to name the new division as Microsoft Mobile according to the leaked e-mails that Nokia has sent to its customers and suppliers.
Huawei Malaysia earlier today has revealed that it will be releasing the brand new Huawei Honor 3C in our market very soon. The 5-inch 720p smartphone carries a 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor and has been seen by some as a very close competitor to Xiaomi’s line of affordable quad-core smartphones.
The Motorola Moto G is without a doubt one of the most exciting smartphone in the market. Featuring very modest specs under its 4.5” display, it retails at only RM698,making it one of the best smartphone in its class, but there is one thing missing – it does not have any LTE connectivity. With all our major local telcos providing LTE now it’ll be nice to have a device that can ride on the network and if you’ve been waiting for an affordable Android phone with LTE on board, your wait might be over soon. Motorola has been rumored to be working on two new variants of the Moto G smartphone, one of which is an LTE-enabled Moto G.
It looks like the iPhone 6 leaks just wouldn’t stop; over the past 2 days, several different leaks have been unleashed into the World Wide Web, showing off a bigger iPhone 6 with a new design. The leaks include images claiming to be the front panel of the next generation iPhone, mockups, as well as cases.
Google I/O 2014 will be happening in about two month’s time (on 25-26 June 2014 to be precise), and it looks like the leaks are starting to trickle in. Android Police recently got their hands on a set of redesigned icons for Android, internally referred to as “Moonshine”, featuring a flatter design that looks more similar to the icons Google uses on the web for these services.
Part of the new Windows Phone 8.1 devices that were announced at the recent Microsoft Build Developer Conference, Nokia Lumia 630 is the first device in the ecosystem to feature dual-SIM capability. The Finnish company has stated its intention to launch the device in Asian region next May and guess what: it just popped up in SIRIM’s database.
Now that the Samsung Galaxy S5 has finally been launched into the market worldwide, let’s make way for some Apple rumors. According to a well-known analyst from KGI Securities, Kuo Ming-Chi, who has been fairly accurate with his leaks on upcoming Apple devices, the Cupertino company will be unveiling two redesigned iPhones - one at 4.7” and another at 5.5”.
The HTC One (M8) is the first smartphone in the world to sport a secondary camera sensor. Called Duo Camera, the secondary sensor captures depth information which allows for images to be refocused after they are shot. Now, Nokia could be working on a hardware solution of its own too, where an upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 device could sport a dual-lens setup.