We're back from Mobile World Congress 2013 with the latest news for the UK mobile phone industry.
Today's conversation covers new handsets, forthcoming operating systems, apps, mobile payments, VoIP, 4G and Facebook's two-tier internet.
Categories: Handsets and manufacturers, Networks and operators, Operating systems, Applications, Podcasts
Tags: podcast, mobile world congress, 4g, uk, ofcom, gsma, firefox, o2, voip, applications, facebook, payments, lg, webos
Mark Bridge writes:
We’re back from Mobile World Congress – and what a show it was. Located at a new site that saw more visitors than ever before, the show had everything… except any particularly obvious theme from hardware manufacturers. Last year was the year of the quad-core smartphone, this year there was plenty of incremental innovation but nothing truly startling.
Categories: Handsets and manufacturers, Networks and operators, Operating systems, Applications, Opinion
Tags: opinion, mobile world congress, samsung, firefox, lg, webos, payments, gsma, bluetooth, telefonica, o2, uk, 4g, vodafone, bt, ofcom
LG Electronics has acquired the webOS operating system - originally created by Palm four years ago - from HP. This includes the webOS source code, documentation, engineering talent and related websites.
In addition, HP will also license LG to use patent that cover system and user interface technologies with its webOS products.
Categories: Handsets and manufacturers, Operating systems, News
Tags: lg, hp, webos, television
Last year HP decided to stop producing tablets and phones that ran its webOS mobile operating system, later deciding to contribute its webOS software to the open source community.
It’s now released the first full version of the operating system, Open webOS 1.0, which can be ported to new devices.
Categories: Operating systems, News
Tags: hp, webos
This week’s podcast from The Fonecast starts with impressive quarterly results from Apple, along with figures from Samsung, Motorola and Nokia as well. We then move on to some of the other stories that have been hitting the headlines, including O2’s UK privacy problem and a new ‘unlimited internet’ tariff from T-Mobile.
As usual, you can listen to this week’s podcast on our website audio player, via iTunes, by using our RSS feed or by downloading the MP3.
Categories: Handsets and manufacturers, Networks and operators, Operating systems, News
Tags: opinion, apple, iphone, ipad, samsung, motorola, nokia, rim, blackberry, research, o2, uk, security, browser, internet, tariff, t-mobile, everything everywhere, alpha mobile, tablet, android, hp, webos, police
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