HTC isn’t the only phone manufacturer allegedly looking to build a device that’ll dual-boot Android and a version of Windows. According to Mobile Review, Samsung and possibly Huawei are also working on dual-boot devices.
Reports suggest the Samsung and Huawei devices may dual boot Windows RT and Android. Microsoft may be waiving the licensing fee so the manufacturers can install the mobile operating system on their phones and tablet devices with minimal cost. Details on the Huawei device are not known, but Samsung is supposedly working on a 12.2-inch Galaxy Note tablet that’ll run the two operating systems. The biggest hindrance to bringing the device to the market is allegedly storage space, with Windows RT taking up most of the storage space on a 32GB device. Customers won’t be happy with a $500+ device that only has 6GB of free space for apps, music and more.
The same sources that say Samsung is producing a hybrid device also claim HTC has ditched its work on a dual-boot device. With mounting financial losses and falling market share, it is believed that HTC may have abandoned development because of the experimental nature of the device in lieu of a safer, more profitable venture like a refresh of the HTC One.
[Via Mobile Review and Phone Arena]
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Samsung has been keen on capitalizing on the apparent interest of Chinese users for flip phones. After the Galaxy W789 aka Hennessy and Galaxy Golden, they’re out with another such device – Samsung SM-W2014.
Unlike the previous two models, this one is a true powerhouse, boasting Qualcomm’s super-powerful Snapdragon 800 chip. That, however, doesn’t mean this phone comes with HD screens; rather, it keeps (like two other devices) a pair of 3.67-inch WVGA displays. Rest of the specs include a 13-megapixel camera on the back, 2-megapixel front-facing camera and 2GB of RAM, while Android 4.3 is running the show right from the get-go. Actually, the SM-W2014 is still not available but since it got certification from the Chinese equivalent of FCC, the chances are it will start selling in the near future.
And like that’s usually the case with Sammy’s flip phone, we doubt it will hit the Western hemisphere though few surrounding countries may get it; you never know. We’re not really into these kinds of device and are not interested in getting one of these, but some folks may like Android clamshells. The question is – are there enough of these users to justify the local phone launch? What do you think?
[Via: Unwired View]
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Samsung is preparing to launch a special version of the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 featuring the ever lovable Hello Kitty character.
Aside from boasting Hello Kitty logo and design, this tablet will also come preloaded with Hello Kitty theme, and other content like wallpapers and screensavers.
Specs wise, this remains the same Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 under the hood, sporting a 7-inch 1024×600 pixels screen, 1.2GHz dual-core chip, 1GB of RAM, 3.2-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras, and 8GB of expandable storage.
According to German website Mobile Geeks, the Hello Kitty tablet will be available within three weeks for 229 EUR. Anyone’s going for it?
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Hello Kitty Edition coming soon originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2013-10-10T12:31:54Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
Vodafone managed to scoop more than 100,000 subscribers to its LTE network, MobileWorldLive is reporting. This milestone was reached in just seven weeks after launching the network in the UK, and only five weeks since the service went live in London.
Next phase is to bring 4G to other major markets, including Liverpool on October 17th, Glasgow on October 24th, with Manchester following shortly afterwards. The goal is to hit 98% population coverage by 2015.
While that’s all nice, Vodafone is far from a leader in the British 4G market. EE, which was offering LTE services since the end of October 2012, has passed the 1 million mark, covering more than 100 towns and cities throughout the country. That said, we do expect to see Vodafone growing from here, not least thank to that huge cash pile it got from Verizon Communications for its 45% stake in Verizon Wireless. We’ll get back to you when we have something new to add to this story. Stay tuned in the meantime…
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Vodafone UK surpasses 100,000 LTE subscribers originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2013-10-10T12:24:30Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
HTC is working on another update to its Sense UI. Version 5.5 has been leaked thanks to the ROM maker mike1986 who shared screenshots of the upcoming version of the launcher.
Perhaps the biggest change included in this release is (will be) the ability to turn off BlinkFeed. While we’ve always liked this particular app, we were amazed HTC decided to make it mandatory. Some of the users complained about this, and the next major release of the Sense UI will allow folks to simply remove BlinkFeed from the home screens. BlinkFeed will get few additional news categories and a custom topics tab, so you may want to keep it, after all.
In addition, Sense 5.5 will also sport a customizable Quick Settings, enabling users to re-arrange items as they fancy, and a slightly improved Sense keyboard that got emoticons support.
Finally, there’s the improved camera app that adds “Panorama+” and “Dual Capture” shots, as well as slightly tweaked recent apps page with a bit larger icons.
Unfortunately, we’re not sure when HTC will launch the new version of Sense UI. Given that existing Android 4.3 updates are rolling out with Sense 5.0, the chances are we’ll have to wait for another few months or so to get it. Hopefully some other features will be added in the meantime…
[Via: AndroidPolice, Android-Revolution-HD]
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