You would usually find us here talking about how smartphones are replacing compact cameras but now, with the announcement of Nikon's first Android-powered camera, the Coolpix S800c, are cameras turning into smartphones?
Google and Samsung teamed-up early this morning in Hong Kong to unveil the first smartphone designed for Android 4.0 - the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich is the ninth release of Android and marks the third anniversary of the HTC Dream, the first ever Android phone.
In the latest platform versions report from Android Developers, Honeycomb, the tablet-only version of Android has scored disappointingly, accounting for only 1.8% of all Android devices. Compare this to Apple's 250 million iOS devices, substantially more than 1.8% of those are iPads.
We've got our hands on the HTC Wildfire S, the successor to the hugely successful HTC Wildfire smartphone that originally helped bring Android to the masses. The Wildfire S is a compact but robust device that runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and is available online from Three.
Microsoft are rumoured to have plans to introduce near-field communication, or NFC, technology into future versions of their Windows Mobile operating system. According to sources familiar to the plan, the first Windows Mobile devices with NFC enabled may be released later this year.
According to Silicon Republic, the much-anticipated Google Nexus S will arrive on sale in Ireland this coming March 1. The Carphone Warehouse will reportedly stock the device, which will be available exclusively on the Vodafone network at first.
The Carphone Warehouse has announced that it will begin to sell Google’s coveted Nexus S phone in Ireland “soon”. The consumer electronics retailer made the announcement earlier this week on their Facebook page, with Vodafone Ireland reported to be an exclusive carrier.
Google have released a demo video of Google Maps 5 on the upcoming and much anticipated Nexus S. The Nexus S is the first phone to run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), which was released at the start of this week.
US Android users have received an early Christmas present from Google with the release Android 2.3, codenamed Gingerbread, today. The updated OS will be first made available on Samsung’s Nexus S smartphone.