Podcast - 6th March 2015
Mark Bridge learns about the mobile technology trends at Mobile World Congress 2015 by chatting to James Rosewell of 51Degrees, Dr Kevin Curran from the IEEE and Chris Millington of Doro.
They talk about wearable devices, wireless charging, mobile operating systems and much more... including some of their favourite products from the exhibition.
Canonical, the company behind the Linux-based Ubuntu open-source platform, has announced what it’s calling “the world’s first Ubuntu phone”.
The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is being produced in partnership with Spanish electronics and software company BQ.
Canonical, which leads the open-source Ubuntu project, says the newest version of Ubuntu is the first true mobile release for the platform. Version 13.10 is capable of being run on compatible smartphones and PCs.
OEM versions of Ubuntu-powered mobile devices are now being planned for next year.
The Ubuntu Edge, a high-spec flagship smartphone from Canonical that was attempting to raise $32 million via crowd-funding site Indiegogo, has failed to achieve its target.
In total, over $12.8 million was pledged by almost 20,000 people around the world. Their money is now being refunded.
Podcast - 24th July 2013
We start this week's show by discussing the recent quarterly results from Google, Nokia, Vodafone and Microsoft.
There's also time to talk about SIM security, Ubuntu's crowd-funded smartphone, the HTC One mini, smart watches and an unusual process for recharging your phone battery.