Posts tagged smartphones
Posts tagged smartphones
Texting Ecstasy 12 on Flickr. “Don’t forget to email that most important message.”
The latest study on Global Mobile Statistics from various Independent agencies reveal some startling numbers. Here are some highlights »
- 30% Of The World’s Mobile Users Live In India And China
- 87% of the world’s population today is mobile equipped
- China Mobile is the largest mobile operator in the world
The stats also revealed that SMS (text messaging or texting) is the king of mobile messaging and “by 2013 worldwide SMS revenue is forecast to break the USD 150 billion mark for the first time, and will continue to grow for the next two years.”
The mobile app is designed to give broken-hearted lovers the strength when they need it most. […] When the person tries to call his/her ex, the app alerts the selected friends to intervene and call for emotional support. If the user bypasses the app and continues to connect with the ex, then a public status will be posted on Facebook for everyone to see how “weak” he/she was. […] The app was created by the ad agency DDB Brazil for the guaraná-flavored soft drink.
An evil app, but cool!
When Google unveiled its latest mobile operating system to the world last week, the company asked a reserved but extremely confident man named Hugo Barra to grab the microphone, and celebrate Android 4.1 as the best mobile operating system the world has seen. It couldn’t have been easy to sing the praises of an OS code-named “Jelly Bean” with a completely straight face, but Barra, Android’s director of product management, was cool and composed as he shared Android’s latest killer features.
There was the new graphically enhanced search tool, Google Now. There was the new voice-based search assistant — Google’s answer to Apple’s Siri. And there was also a new piece of hardware — the Nexus 7 — which would show off Android’s full potential. Barra anchored all these announcements, reporting the Google I/O news that the world was most interested in hearing.
And now he speaks directly with Wired about Google’s mobile future. We sat down with Barra last week at Google I/O to pick his brain about the Nexus 7, and all the other key Android announcements. Read the edited conversation here!
Photos: Ariel Zambelich/Wired
Yes, smart phones are actually underhyped. Right now the world has 1.4 billion PCs in use. Mobile phones, on the other hand, are already selling more than 1.4 billion units every single year. Via Daniel Pink
$22,800. That is how much money the New York Post estimates New York City high school students hand over each day to make sure their cell phones are safe while they are in class. And all because the Department of Education continues to be incredibly stubborn about its cellphone policy. Even sadder is that most of the kids paying to keep their phones locked up could really use that extra money for things like lunch.
Japanese advertising company Shunkosha has developed a new surface for interactive advertising in the Tokyo subway. Called ‘Strappy,’ the program has been running as an experiment for the past few weeks and uses FeliCa near field communication (NFC) technology to send the user’s phone to a URL when touched.
Full Story: PSFK
Mobile technology enable us to take photos with our cell phones which was unseen, unheard and unknown of 20 years ago.
Groupon has begun testing a mobile credit card reader, encroaching on a domain innovated by Square that PayPal has also recently entered. […] The Groupon payment platform will charge a 1.8% transaction fee along with a 15-cent transaction charge. At that rate, the fee is less than Square’s 2.75% or the 2.7% charged by PayPal Here and Verifone SAIL, another player in the market. However, Groupon’s competitors don’t have a transaction fee.
Here’s a creation from Sean Percival, CEO of Wittlebee, which is pretty amusing… and probably actually quite accurate. In the post you can also find some very cool looking visuals designed by New York-based Jay Moon (who is just 16, by the way) (via Poke to Unlock: What a Facebook Phone Could Look Like)
This is what Facebook did send to All Things D as a clarification about its future project: “We’re working across the entire mobile industry; with operators, hardware manufacturers, OS providers, and application developers to bring powerful social experiences to more people around the world.”
And, LOL, this is a commentator’s rendition of forthcoming Facebook phone »
Me: “Siri look up a number in the Facebook phone book for me…”
Siri: “I don’t understand”