Smartphones

PC Tech's coverage of Smartphones and Smartphone applications

While the first Ubuntu-based smartphones won't be available to the general public until October, developers will gain access to preview builds of the OS next week. Canonical — the company behind the Ubuntu project — announced that the Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu will be available for the Galaxy Nexus...
Microsoft and Huawei announced today that they're partnering to bring a new Windows Phone to Africa. The two companies are targeting the continent, which is one of the fastest growing technology markets in the world but has seen few smartphones to date and whose majority of users still rely...
The Facebook phone has been rumored for some time already, but recent events make us believe that a Facebook Phone will be released very soon for developing countries like Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, and more in Asia. But despite the mounting evidence for a Facebook phone, the company’s founder and CEO,...
Canonical was supposed to launch a new product and on the first working day of this year and they launched Ubuntu for Phone. It was previously thought that they would be launching Ubuntu for Android, but rumors also suggested that it could be Ubuntu for Phone, and we all...
So, Canonical is bringing Ubuntu Linux to smartphones, but what does that really mean? I've seen a lot of confusion about this new offering, even from other Linux and device pros, so, here's my quick guide to what's what with Ubuntu on phones. 1) It's Ubuntu, not Ubuntu for phones. Yes, Canonical will be releasing Ubuntu...
Today, buying a smartphone is just like going out for shopping with your wife. She’ll go through loads of varieties, colors, brands of clothes and end up buying something which either she’ll like or regret buying as her friend got a better dress than she did. It’s more of...
Disney’s portrayal of asking the mirror on the wall how beautiful you are is way out of date, now all you need to do is ask Fujitsu‘s latest smartphone. Revealed in Japan today, the device features an application calledhada memori (literally “skin memory”) that checks users’ skin conditions for blemishes and...
Apple officially landed the European trademark over the weekend on the Lightning name for its new mobile connector, but local regulatory filings show that Apple had to buy the rights from motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson. As the patent blog Patently Apple first reported, Harley had been granted the Lightning trademark in...
Samsung outsold Nokia and Apple in worldwide mobile device sales in the third quarter this year, according to a Gartner report this week. Samsung sold 98 million phones in Q3, an increase of 18.6 per cent compared to the same quarter last year. That gives it 22.9 percent market share...
 After moving from an accounted sales of 90 million mobile phones in 2005 to an estimated 450 million in 2012, Africa has now become the world’s second largest mobile phone market after China. According to BusinessDay, VP and COO, Samsung electronics Africa,  George Ferreira, made this known at the Africa Regional...