We really liked MeeGo OS, but MeeGo now is dead and got replaced with "Tizen", Someone got their hands on the Tizen SDK and snapped several screenshots. Note that they are not from a real device but from an emulator. Still, it is a preview of what we can expect.
The SDK is supposed to come out in Q1 of 2012, so seeing a preview of it at CES is likely. When the phone will appear is another matter. Anyway, here are the screenshots in question. They can almost be confused for Bada screenshots, with little remaining of MeeGo innovative design.
Interestingly, the Tizen SDK reports the browser user agent as Samsung I9500. The odd thing is not that Samsung is working on a Tizen phone, but that the I9xxx line is usually for their flagship Androids I9000 Galaxy S, I9100 Galaxy S II, I9250 Galaxy Nexus. That was rumored before that the I9500 will be the Galaxy S III.
Facebook is building something secretly from its employees and only the high-level management is familiar with the project. The secret project is about software development for mobile or May be a Whole Mobile OS that Also may be depended on a Web OS or like it as Facebook platform is a Web hPHP Based.The secret project is most probably a new mobile OS based completely on Facebook.
So if facebook is going to make a Mobile OS it needs a Mobile phone to do this. Of course Facebook will make a deal with a Big Mobile phones Manufacture to Make the Hardware of the phone and it might be Cheap so that it will target a Huge range of users. This phone should integrate all Facebook stuff the same way Google does with its accounts. May be even better. All this info is Not Confirmed yet but Facebook Fans and Farmville Fans will be Pleases.
Every year Intel talks the talk about being able to put their chips inside devices as tiny as a smartphone, but this year they are walking the walk with the help of Lenovo. The Chinese personal computer maker may not be known for smartphones on this side of the pond, but in their home country they are quite popular. They have just announced the K800 and say that it will ship in Q2 of this year running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
When it coms to Specifications you are looking at a 1.6 GHz Intel Z2460 on a 4.5 inch 720p resolution display, 8-megapixel camera, and Intel own XMM 6260 radio chipset that supports 21 Mbps 3G HSPA+, quadband EDGE.
Not only is a Windows Phone Skype app incoming, but Microsoft will "further integrate" the VoIP service into future versions of its smartphone OS, according to Skype CEO Tony Bates. Details on the nature of the deeper integration are still unclear, though the assumption is that just as Android allows outgoing and incoming calls to be routed over either traditional mobile networks or via VoIP Windows Phone will give users the option to choose the cheapest route for their calls, as well as presumably sync Skype contacts with the handset address book and show presence status.
Microsoft acquired Skype back in October, at the time promising a "ubiquity of the Skype experience" and reassuring users that "communication across every device and every platform will remain a primary focus." At the time, that was seen as a commitment to maintaining versions of Skype for Mac, Android, iOS and other platforms.
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We launched a few new features on Google Sync for our Windows Phone (7.5+) users. Multiple Calendars is a feature that lets you select which of your Google Calendars are synced to your device. Just navigate to m.google.com/sync on your phone's browser and configure the calendars you would like to see. From that page, you can also configure which addresses you send mail as if you have custom addresses in Gmail. We've also improved search to look beyond the conversations that are stored locally on your device so that you are able to find more of your conversations, faster.
Microsoft Windows Phone Tango update is the rumored codename for the next version of Windows Phone OS. Previous reports suggested that the update is designed to drive down the cost of manufacturing Windows Phones, but how does Microsoft plan to achieve this? We have heard that Microsoft biggest work with Tango is reducing the RAM requirement for Windows Phone. We have been informed, but cannot immediately verify, that Microsoft will actively support just 256MB RAM, from the standard 512MB found in today devices. Although this is a current hardware requirement, most devices use 512MB of RAM.
A leaked Windows Phone roadmap showed that Tango will arrive in Q2 of 2012, a date range that appears to be accurate. Coupled with Microsoft plans to allow OEMs to support new chipsets, and the alleged 256MB memory requirement. There will be more details on Windows Phone updates at Mobile World Congress next month in Barcelona.
The LG Miracle Windows Phone 7.5 is by now no secret to anyone who follows tech blogs even from time to time, since it is been leaking like a rusty pipe in the last couple of days, but now we even have another video of its pre-production version, thanks to the guy who bought it from a tester.
Said to feature a 4-inch NOVA display with the obligatory WVGA resolution, 1GHz Snapdragon, NFC-support and 5MP rear camera, it is apparently not meant to wow us with specs, but rather positioning itself for the affordable category.
Nokia has just announced the Lumia 800 and 710 Windows Phone-based smartphones. As usual, Nokia has prepared extensive marketing materials on their new devices and video will obviously be an important part of the Lumia advertising campaign.
We know that Nokia Lumia 800 had battery related issues and Nokia investigation revealed that they were caused by a software glitched. They promised a fix for early this year and they just delivered on that promise.
The update is ready and it starts rolling out today. Nokia say the update is happening in stages over the next two weeks half of the Lumia 800s will get it this week and the other half are getting it next week.
Battery fix aside, the update (version 1600.2483.8106.11500) also includes some Wi-Fi connectivity enhancements.
Late last month we reported on a rumor that said Nokia was going to introduce two new color variants of the Lumia 800. A French website said that white and yellow will soon join the existing color choices: black, cyan (blue), and magenta (pink).
What they failed to say was when those color variants would launch and in which markets. Now thanks to XDA Developer forum member, who was "playing with my app that browses nokia firmwares", we now know that Nokia plans on brining a white Lumia 800 to Switzerland. Also in his firmware app are indicators that there are several different models of the Lumia 800: versions 1 for example exists in Spain, France, and the UK, which are the first markets that got the device; version 2 is in Ireland, Norway, and Taiwan, and version 3 is in Singapore and Hong Kong.
We know that the next version of Windows Phone codenamed Tango, will reduce the hardware requirements of the OS so that it could run on devices with slower and cheaper hardware.
Now, Microsoft has announced that Tango will have support for additional languages as well. This is necessary for Microsoft if it intends to sell Windows Phone devices in as many locations as possible. Mango currently supports 35 different languages but Tango is expected to take that number to 120.
Microsoft has also said that with the next release, developers will be able to develop apps and games for the OS using C++, although it is unclear whether next release refers to the next version of the OS or the SDK.
The powerful messaging integration is one of the best features of Windows Phone and an alleged screenshot from the upcoming Tango update shows Skype and Google Plus integration into the messenger hub.
After Microsoft acquisition of Skype, it was pretty clear that we will see Skype added to WP7 arsenal but everyone expected that it will take until the next major version, Apollo, before it appears. This screenshot shows that the integration will happen sooner and will add Google social network to the mix.