Apple shareholders were relieved that the anticipation for the S 4 that has been a bane to their stock price has already burst. Investors were quite happy to know that the Galaxy S 4 wasn't really what they expected. In a way, they were really anticipating something that could outdo the iPhone 5 and luckily for them, it didn't happen, to the chagrin of many.
Samsung did spend a lot in building the anticipation only to see many people disappointed over its features. They were rooting for something that is ground breaking and even mind-blowing. The Apple stock rose up to $443.66 a day after the Samsung S 4 has been launched and many don't see it as that of a big threat to the success and profitability of Apple.
This does not mean to say, however, that the S 4 does not have awesome features. Apple people were just expecting something really innovative and surprising. Many analysts were also disappointed with the actual performance of the S 4 at the event and although it's still likely that they might reach or come close to their objective, it is enough for Apple shareholders to keep their stocks and wait until the iPhone 5s (or 6) is released.
Xinhua, China's official condition news agency confirms today that the iphone 5S/5C will be launched on China Mobile. China's biggest cellphone carrier.
It's December 18. That's when China Mobile will begin delivering 4G LTE services in the united states. The very first three metropolitan areas to obtain 4G are Beijing, Guangzhou, and Chongqing, with Shanghai because of follow later on. December 18 can also be when China Mobile will begin selling the apple iphone 5S and apple iphone 5C, ending many years of speculation regarding when Apple's wares will ultimately achieve the world's greatest company (China Mobile has over 700 million clients).
This launch is going to be huge for Apple. To date China Mobile has gathered around 42 million apple iphones on its network, but individuals are gray market imports - and products that can't make use of the carrier's own flavor of 3rd generation (or 4G).
The apple iphone 5S and apple iphone 5C will clearly support both TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA (China Mobile's 3rd generation), meaning the very first time the carrier's clients who love Apple products can get to make use of high-speed data on such mobile phone models. This, combined using the Chinese Year around the corner, implies that apple iphone sales in China should skyrocket.
In the other end of the spectrum, China Mobile needs to possess 1,000 yuan ($162) 4G LTE-capable phones available within the other half of the coming year, making certain that everybody in China can usually benefit from our prime-speed revolution.
White HTC butterfly is all set to be launched in China tomorrow, the timing for the launch is said to be 04 08. Although, HTC butterfly has been in Chinese market since a month back but it was in a different color range i.e. black and red. But, it seems that white color is more preferred by the Chinese nation. That is why; already 400,000 pre-orders from different users have been booked by the brand.
The price of the phone is relatively high in comparison to what a typical Chinese phone costs i.e. $772 or 4,799 Yuan. But, there is a wide difference in a typical Chinese phone and this new HTC butterfly. This really justifies the high pricing of this new phone from the HTC.
Furthermore, it is recognized that HTC butterfly is somewhat similar to Droid DNA in terms of looks and features. But, there are few differences among them. HTC butterfly has a waterproof screen, but, has no LTE or wireless charging built-in. Although, HTC is trying to develop a new technology for HTC butterfly which will remotely make phone calls, send text messages, capture photos and play music. This all would be done through a Bluetooth remote which is named as HTC mini.
Focus Taiwan reported HTC One's major set-back on the production of its super important ultrapixel camera components. This comes at a time when HTC needs to be at its most creative and timeliest to redeem itself following years of dwindling sales of its devices.
Insiders reported that the company's key people were informed by their suppliers that two major components of their ultrapixel sensor were extremely limited and will reduce the production of HTC One units to less than half of what was planned.
Consequently, HTC units that were promised to different market segments will also be decreased, leading many to believe that delay in launch of the HTC One to other markets is inevitable.
It could also just be a marketing ploy, which many really hoping that it is. The HTC One was originally slated to be released on March 15th, a day after the extravagant launch of the currently MOST anticipated phone in the market, the Samsung Galaxy S4. It just makes sense to let the hype over the other phone die down first, before introducing their flagship device, for less distraction possibly.
HTC announced that HTC One will only be available in North America on the last week of April due to shortage of parts of its camera. Although this may sound quite disappointing, the company actually did not expect to see more people interested on the HTC One since it is literally competing against the phone of the year, which is the Samsung Galaxy S IV.
First markets to receive the HTC One are Germany and UK, along with Taiwan, which is the home of the company. All others need to wait until April to get their units-if HTC shipments do materialize before April ends.
Here's the statement from HTC
HTC has seen unprecedented demand for and interest in the new HTC One, and the care taken to design and build it is evidenced in early reviews. The new HTC One will roll out in the UK, Germany and Taiwan next week and across Europe, North America and most of Asia-Pacific before the end of April. We appreciate our customers' patience, and believe that once they have the phone in their hands they will agree that it has been worth the wait.
Originally, HTC planned to launch the One on March 15th but immediately retracted the time to March 29th because of the shortage in components. Also, for this reason, some markets would have to wait before they can get their hands on this much-awaited smartphone by the quietly brilliant company. Delays do happen when it comes to launches, however, let's hope that this is the last time that the date will be moved again.
Today, LG Electronics is set to unveil the G2, the Korean company's flagship smartphone and successor to last year's well-received Optimus G. With so much recent media attention devoted to iPhone speculation, Samsung's seemingly never-ending S4 lineup and the Moto X from Google GOOG -0.93%, it's easy to forget that LG sits third in global smartphone market share according to IDC's latest report. And while the handset division may have lacked for runaway hits over the last few of years, it did manufacture the Google Nexus 4.
The G2 is widely expected to feature a Snapdragon 800 processor, a 5.2-inch LCD Full HD display, 2GB or RAM and a 13MP camera. The most distinctive feature of the new phone (which some think may be the basis of the next Nexus) is the absence of physical buttons on the front and sides of the device, and their placement on the rear of the device.
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As you might already guessted, another rumor on the Galaxy S4. This time is by Enuri, a popular korean site.
According to the rumor, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 might be the first handset in the series to launch with an S Pen and the accompanying functionality as Samsung is allegedly looking to unite its Note series with the flagship Galaxy S4. This would be a big change for Samsung and is allegedly confirmed by a quote from a Samsung official.
PhoneArena is hearing more confirmations that the Galaxy S4 will indeed come with a 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, something that almost seems like a fact judging by what the competition is bringing. Moreover, new Samsung Android flagship will run on Jelly Bean and be powered by a quad-core Exynos 5440 chip manufactured using 28nm high-K metal gate technology, with an energy-efficient A7 processor for basic tasks paired with A15 for more intense loads.
Other details about the upcoming Galaxy S IV are a 13-megapixel rear auto-focus camera and slightly thicker, 9.2mm body, a development that would make it very Note-like. What do you guys think? Is S Pen-equipped S IV is a good idea?
Samsung Galaxy S IV will launch in April according to the rumor.
Source: PhoneArena and Enuri
At the CES 2013 last week in Las Vegas, there's a company named Pelican which make phone cases for popular smart phones, proudly displayed its upcoming case line, called Pelican ProGrear, as you can see from this picture taken by GottaBeMobile, the company's has a banner displays some well-known current devices including the iPhone 5, iPad, and iPad mini. To our surprise, the case maker also had another phone listed on its banner in the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung's unannounced but rumored flagship for 2013. The company also said Galaxy S4 case will be arriving in June.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to feature a 5-inch 1080p display, 13MP camera, Android Jelly Bean or Key Lime Pie, 4G LTE data speeds, and quite possibly, Samsung's latest processor, the powerful Exynos 5 Octa that the company debuted at CES.
Not really big news, but we want to let you know that Samsung is coming out with a tweaked version of the Galaxy S III mini, that adds in support for Samsung's S Beam system, pairing NFC and WiFi-Direct for speedy data transfers, Samsung says a 10MB music file can be shuttled over in around two seconds. U.K. is bound to be among the first markets to get the upgraded variant.
Other than that, no other hardware alterations have been done to the device. The Samsung Galaxy S III mini with NFC packs the same dual-core processor running at 1GHz and a 4-inch Super AMOLED display with WVGA resolution, a 5-megapixel camera that can shoot 720p video and a front-facing cam for video chats. Android 4.1 comes pre-loaded on the device.
Somewhere in the wild, PhoneArena got a couple of photos of an internal raffle doc at a New Zealand mobile retailer that states all those who won a prize will also be given a Samsung Galaxy S IV handset. According to PhoneArena, Samsung will launch the Galaxy S IV in April.
What we've already know about the Samsung Galaxy IV:
- Code Name: Altius
- Model Number: GT-I9500
- Colours: Black / White
- Battery Capacity: 2600 mAh
- Special: Wireless Charging Kit
- Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) CPU
- 4.99″ Super AMOLED Full HD Resolution Display
- 2GB of RAM
- 13 Megapixel Rear facing Camera capable of shooting 1080p Full HD Videos at 30FPS
- 2 Megapixel front facing camera capable of shooting 720p HD Videos
- Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
Last year, the Samsung Galaxy S III was introduced in an unpacked event in London and it made history. This year however, the place of the event is still a highly guarded secret but experts speculate on the big possibility that the Galaxy S IV will be launched in an unpacked event in Moscow, considering the previous announcement of Samsung Sponsorship in the Sochi Olympics.
This bit of news, (err, rumor...) will surely elicit mixed reactions for people who are expecting the Korean tech giant to release the S IV this year. Furthermore, what could be the reason for the leaked date of the unpacked event, which is supposed to happen on March 15th?
For now, we only have to wait and see. Samsung is really keeping everyone on their toes, especially with their Sochi Olympic Slogan, "One Year to Go Countdown with Lots of Campaigns".
Is Samsung likely to hold the unpacked event in the 2014 Sochi Olympics?
Samsung started the campaign leading to the Galaxy S IV launch yesterday and is inviting everyone in Time Square to witness the event. The company tweets an invitation to check out the unveiling and experience their "new flagship smartphone" and those who cannot go can watch the event on live stream.
More details are expected to come out before the date of launch and it is possible that we might be given clues as to the design and specs of the new Galaxy S4. One thing is sure though, holding an event in Times Square sends a message to many, including Apple.
Samsung is truly going to need a lot of exposure since it plans to sell 100 million units of the S IV this year. Only two weeks left before we know if this will just remain an ambitious figure or if they do stand a chance to sell that many S IV devices.
Link: Samsung Twitter
According to a listing on Best Buy Canada, the 8-inch Galaxy Note is due to arrive on April 19th and that it will cost $430, a bit more expensive than it is in the United States. Also, if you want to be one of the first people to own the device, make sure to order as early as now, unless you were already wait-listed because there are purportedly a limited number of units and not everyone will be accommodated on the said date.
Although this is good news for those who have been waiting for the Note 8.0, this is yet a tentative date and the official announcement of the release of the device from Samsung has not yet been made. However, since the Note 8.0 has already been launched in the States, the date is most likely accurate and that it will already be available in Canada in a few days.
Samsung has started sending out invites to the press for the Galaxy S4 launch in the Indian market. Samsung will unveil their Galaxy S flagship device on April 26, Friday with sales starting within the next few days.
Galaxy S4 has an internal memory of 16GB, which can be expanded up to 64GB, and has 2GB RAM. Powered by a 2600 mAh battery, its battery is 20 per cent larger than that of the S III. Running Android 4.2.2 OS, the Galaxy S4 has a 13 megapixel auto focus camera with flash and zero shutter lag. It has a 2 megapixel front camera with Full HD recording @30fps with zero shutter lag.
Its dual camera feature lets you shoot with the front and rear cameras simultaneously. When capturing moments, users can choose from a variety of frame effects which blend the two pictures naturally and also adjust the size of the small picture inside the big one. Users can select 8 different ways to combine the two photos taken by the front camera and the rear camera.
Samsung is rumoured to price the Galaxy S4 competitively around the Rs. 40,000 mark to take on HTC's One that will go on sale at around the same time.
Samsung released an official statement explaining the global delay in the delivery of the Samsung Galaxy S 4. Some carriers are even offering free credit for those who will wait for the device even further in May. According to the Company, this happened because of "overwhelming global demand" for the said smartphone.
official statement released by Samsung:
Due to overwhelming global demand of Galaxy S4, the initial supply may be limited. We expect to fulfill inventory to meet demands in the coming weeks.
Pre-order for the Galaxy S 4 was also stellar where most if not all of the carriers sold out their stocks even before the phone is released and just recently, Samsung admitted to the limited production of the Exynos processor, which is possibly why the total number of supposed Galaxy S 4 fell short.
T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon have all released statements about the delay on the release of the phone. Pre-order customers are naturally not happy about this but if there's someone who's rejoicing at the S 4 delay, it's HTC One. It has recently shipped 300K units last month and this gives it ample time to capture more of the market before Samsung Galaxy S 4 takes it all away.
Cricket Communications today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy S4. The Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone builds on the success and innovation of its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S3, and provides a suite of new innovations that will change how customers interact with a smartphone. The Galaxy S4 uniquely makes advanced technologies and features easy to use by integrating them into the way individuals use their phones every day.
Cricket's version of the Galaxy S4 includes the same high-end hardware specs you'll find on any carrier, like a 5-inch HD screen, 13-megapixel camera, and a TV remote control. However, it'll also carry Cricket's Muve Music service, which gives you unlimited access to downloadable songs and ringtones as part of the monthly Android rate plan.
The Galaxy S4 will be available at Cricket company-owned stores, starting June 7, 2013 for $599.99 (MSRP). Qualifying customers can put $54.99 down at purchase plus monthly payments.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it will introduce a smartphone having a curved display in October, as the world's top handset maker seeks to create the pace of hardware innovation and keep its supremacy inside a fiercely competitive business.
Curved displays are an early stage in screen evolution which is shifting to bendable or foldable designs, eventually allowing mobile and wearable gadgets to take on new forms that may radically alter the high-end smartphone market.
"We intend to introduce a smartphone with a curved display in Columbia in October," Samsung's mobile business head of strategic marketing D.J. Lee said on Wednesday in an event launching the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone in Seoul.
In January Samsung, that has taken over from Apple Inc as the global smartphone leader, displayed prototype products with a flexible screen and a display that extends from the side of the device.
But technology firms have yet to figure out how to mass produce the parts cheaply and come up with display panels that can be as thin like a sheet and highly heat resistant.
Curved display has already been commercially available in large-screen televisions. Samsung and it is home rival LG Electronics Inc had started selling curved OLED TV sets this year priced at about $9,000.
AT&T has official revealed the exact launch date of its Samsung Galaxy Note 3. We knew that the new Android Jelly Bean handset would be available in early October. Now AT&T is reconfirming this, adding the device is going to be released on October 4. As previously reported, the 2nd larges US mobile carrier will launch the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch simultaneously with the Note 3.
The Galaxy Note 3 will cost $299.99 with a 2 year contract, you can get either the black, or white. Samsung Galaxy Gear costs $299.99 will be arriving black and white, no contract necessary
Both the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear happen to be available to pre-order at AT&T now. Customers who've already made pre-orders should be expecting to receive their goods as soon as tomorrow, October 1.
Besides AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular are all preparing to sell the Galaxy Note 3 starting early the following month.
Industry insider Eldur Murtazin is saying about the Galaxy S5. According to Murtazin, Samsung Galaxy S5 launch won't take place until April. This goes against what the Korean media has been saying about the Galaxy S5 and throws a bit of a wrench into the Galaxy S5 launch and release.
Keep in mind that Murtazin is quite notorious for being inaccurate most of the times. Not that the reports about an early launch are to be believed either, but for now, there's no telling when Samsung will actually release the Galaxy S5, but according to Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, the Galaxy S5 will be launched in late April instead of in Q1.
Other Galaxy S5 rumors are floating around today though they are far less credible. A new GFXBench benchmark depicts a device dubbed SM-G900S, a device that the publication suspects could be the Galaxy S5. The basis for that assumption is on the fact that the device is running Android 4.4 KitKat, something that no other Samsung phone has, and a 1440p display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440. This is something that has been rumored before.
According to Mobile Review's Eldar Murtazin, who correctly predicted Galaxy S4 launch date last year, ensures us Samsung will announce the Galaxy S5 on February 23d, a day before on Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
For those who are wondering the specs of the Galaxy S5. Earlier it was rumored as.
- Completely new design
- Plastic chassis, with premium metal version released later
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 and new Exynos (could be 64-bit) CPUs
- 3 or 4GB of RAM
- New TouchWiz UI
- 5.2" 2560x1440px display
- 16 megapixel camera
- Fingerprint sensor
- ~3000 mAh battery
Not happy with Google Drive or DropBox? Now, you have another option, Mega. Its launched by Kim Dotcom, A year after file-storage site MegaUpload was brought down by U.S. law enforcement officials targeting piracy, it didn't stop Kim Dotcom from launch his new storage website, Mega.
Dotcom said Mega had more than half a million sign-ups in the first 14 hours, so it was already a success. However, the site has sometimes been knocked offline.
Mega's file encryption is not so much to protect users as to protect Kim Dotcom and his company. The New Zealand police force's ludicrous overreaction resulted from accusations that MegaUpload was being used to share copyright material such as movies, TV shows and music. With Mega, files are encrypted before they are uploaded, so that Mega staff do not and cannot know what users are uploading and, possibly, sharing.
Compared to Google Drive, Mega offers a steal! There is no 500 GB plan offered by Google, but we can compare Mega to Mountain View's 2 TB plan. Google Drive's price for 2 TB of storage is a whopping $99.99/month, 5 times the price of Mega's Pro II plan. And we thought Google's plans were affordable.
Mega's Pro Account Prices
- Pro I: 500 GB of storage and 1 TB of bandwidth for $9.99/month.
- Pro II: 2 TB of storage and 4 TB of bandwidth for $19.99/month.
- Pro III: 4 TB of storage and 8 TB of bandwidth for $29.99/month.
Ubuntu Smartphones are set to be shipped on October this year, which will definitely tickle the fancies of people who love open source gadgets. This type of OS makes these smart phones' UI and whatnot highly customizable at will.
Presently, open source smartphones are either discontinued or are only available to a few developers. Furthermore, the market for Ubuntu Smartphones is highly specific, being North America as well as other geographic markets that prefer open source systems, according to a report by Wall Street Journal.
The source further states that Ubuntu has captured the interest of popular mobile carriers, but no word is given yet as to who and what companies were drawn to developing Ubuntu smart phones.
Developers and enthusiasts will definitely want October to come and a select few will also have access to this Linux-based OS as a pilot ROM for the Galaxy Nexus late February.
Some more details about the Google Nexus 10 tablet are been rumored around the web, according to the semi-conductor focus website BrightSide of New, Google will be showing off a Galaxy Nexus 10 tablet at Mobile World Congress. If rumors are true, the next-gen Nexus tablet will sport a quad-core processor and new 8-core Mali-T678 GPU, 4 million pixel, 300ppi resolution would suffice to choke even the best mobile can offer.
According to the people we spoke with, the new Nexus 10 addresses that with a significant increase in "digital horsepower", moving from a dual-core to a multi-core design, with the T604 GPU core being replaced with an 8-core T628 GPU. If our sources hold true, the Nexus 10 refresh might be the first design out the door packing the Mali T678 GPGPU chip. This chip supports from a single to an 8-core design with all the bells and whistles one might come to expect from a desktop 2013 GPU.
If these sources are correct, the device could be on display at MWC, but may not ship for months, the earliest introduction of Google Nexus 10 is expected at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona. We don't know of pricing yet but it'll likely hover around the same price as the original, or probably a little bit higher.
Google plans to officially launch the Android Device Manager for all devices running Android 2.2 or higher. The Android Device Manager will be deployed to nearly all Android devices via Google Play Services.
Here's a few simpel features you can use to keep your device-and the data you store inside-safe and secure.
- 1. Lock your device screen. Whether you're on a phone or a tablet, it's easy to set up a screen lock. This is important to do in case your device gets left in the back of a car, or you're worried about someone picking up your phone and scrolling through your stuff. You can lock your device with a pin, password, pattern (or even your face!) by going to Settings > Personal > Security > Screen Lock.
- 2. Protect your phone from suspicious apps. We automatically scan Google Play to block and remove harmful apps. That makes Google Play the safest place to get Android apps. But Google Play can also help protect you even for apps you get elsewhere, like the web or a third-party app store. The first time you start to install an app from an unknown source, a message will pop up asking if you'd like Google to scan the file to make sure it's not harmful. Tap "OK" to let Google help protect you from harmful apps.
- 3. Locate, ring and wipe a misplaced device. Have you ever lost your phone in between the couch cushions or left it in a restaurant? Later this month, you will be able to use a new service called Android Device Manager, which can quickly ring your phone at maximum volume so you can find it (even if it's been silenced), or locate it on a map, in real time, using Android Device Manager. If your phone can't be recovered, or has been stolen, you can quickly and securely erase all of the data on your device to keep your data from ending up in the wrong hands. The Android Device Manager will be available for devices running Android 2.2 and above, as part of Google Play. You can read the full announcement on the Android blog.
Source: google android
Rovio said it would take advantage of its huge mobile game network to distribute its new Angry Birds video cartoon series.
Rovio games, including the popular Angry Birds have been downloaded over 1.7 billion times, Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio, reckons that the company can reach a far wider and more targeted global audience via the in-app cartoon channel than through traditional distribution methods.
Angry Birds Toons will have 52 weekly episodes starting Saturday on TV and the next day in Angry Birds apps and video-on-demand platforms.
"We want to combine the feel of cartoon classics with modern twists on an unprecedented scale. Our team has been working tremendously hard to once again delight our fans with a new way to experience these loveable characters," said Nick Dorra, the head of animation at Rovio.
See Press Release Below:
March 11, 2013 -- Espoo, Finland -- Rovio Entertainment is bringing its weekly Angry Birds Toons animated series to fans around the world, setting an industry first in launching a video distribution channel across all of its Angry Birds game titles on smartphones and tablets. On the weekend of March 16-17th, Angry Birds fans can watch the latest adventures of the birds and pigs through a dedicated channel available in Rovio games, as well as on select video-on-demand channel providers, Smart TVs and connected devices. Additionally, the Angry Birds Toons series will also air on select TV networks around the world.
"We've long wanted to tell our fans the story of the Angry Birds and the Bad Piggies, to introduce their personalities and their world in detail." said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. "We're delighted to introduce all this through our new channel, with easy and instant access to the stories in the palm of your hand. With over 1.7 billion downloads, we can reach a far wider and more engaged global audience than traditional distribution would allow. Launching the channel, and partnering up with some of the best video-on-demand providers and TV networks, is an important milestone for us on our journey towards becoming a fully fledged entertainment powerhouse."
"We want to combine the feel of cartoon classics with modern twists on an unprecedented scale. Our team has been working tremendously hard to once again delight our fans with a new way to experience these loveable characters", said Nick Dorra, Head of Animation at Rovio.
Angry Birds Toons will feature 52 episodes, with a new episode released each week, starting March 16th on TV broadcast and March 17th in all Angry Birds apps and on video-on-demand platforms.
To watch the series through Rovio's Angry Birds Toons channel, fans simply download the latest update to any Angry Birds game, which will unlock the new channel button in the game homescreen on March 17th.
In addition, Rovio has partnered with some of the best third party distribution platforms in the world to expand its global reach and drive even greater local engagement. An Angry Birds Toons channel will be available on all of Comcast's video platforms in the US including Xfinity on Demand, online at Xfinity.com/tv and the Xfinity TV Player app and globally on Samsung Smart TVs at launch, followed by Roku boxes and other platforms.
On March 16th, Angry Birds Toons will land on television networks around the globe. Fans can tune in each week to FOX8 in Australia, JEI TV in Korea, ANTV in Indonesia, Cartoon Network in India, MTV3 Juniori and MTV3 in Finland, the Children's Channel in Israel, 1+1 networks in Ukraine, Gulli and Canal J in France, SUPER RTL in Germany, TV2 in Norway, Canal 13 in Chile and Gloob in Brazil to see the latest Angry Birds Toons episode.
In addition, Activision, Paramount Pictures, BlackBerry, and Sony Pictures are partnering with Rovio at the launch of the Angry Birds Toons channel.
For more information and general media inquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About Rovio Entertainment
Rovio is an industry-changing entertainment media company headquartered in Finland, and the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise. Angry Birds, a casual puzzle game, became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release, and is now the number one paid app of all time. Angry Birds have expanded rapidly in entertainment, publishing, and licensing to become a beloved international brand. www.rovio.com
Mozilla's upcoming smartphone, outfitted with the new Firefox OS is said to be coming to other places first before it can come to the US. Emerging markets will be first among those who would love to get their hands on the all-new Firefox OS.
The smartphone OS will be available in Brazil, Spain, Venezuela, Portugal and in Poland. These countries will get to test the maiden launch of the Firefox OS by Mozilla, according to Gary Kovacs, Mozilla's CEO. By year-end, more countries will get to experience the smartphone OS.
On the other hand, US and Europe will probably get to try it after this year, possibly first quarter of 2014. The reason for this is that Mozilla chose to focus on emerging markets, that are much easier to penetrate than compete with existing platforms and high-end devices in US and Europe, namely Android and IOS. This could be a double-edged sword for Mozilla, since emerging markets can actually build the hype for the US and European markets to follow OR this may also become a reason for these markets to get bored waiting for the platform to come to their shores.