Microsoft says mobile phone manufacturer ZTE has agreed a licensing deal that provides coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for smartphones and tablets using the Android and Chrome operating systems
Last week Microsoft announced that Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Hon Hai had signed a similar license agreement covering Hon Hai and its Foxconn subsidiary.
LG Electronics has published results for the first quarter of 2013, revealing that it shipped a new record of 10.3 million smartphones during the three-month period.
Revenue was up 6.8% year-on-year to KRW 14.1 trillion (£8.3 billion), largely due to the performance of the mobile business.
Nokia is claiming a new ‘world first’ by putting a dedicated WhatsApp button on its forthcoming Asha 210 mobile phone.
WhatsApp is a cross-platform real-time messaging application that handles around 20 billion messages per day and is believed to have around 200 million active users worldwide.
Podcast - 24th April 2013
There's a diverse collection of mobile-related news in this week's 30-minute podcast.
We start with the new Twitter music service before moving on to discuss quarterly results, patent licensing, wireless charging, advertising and mobile payments... before ending with a curious report about app-controlled underwear.
The new Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes Report 2013 from Ofcom shows that most UK smartphone owners have adopted security for their devices, with 75% using a screen lock and 50% having a SIM PIN.
Non-smartphone users are less security conscious; just 40% have a screen lock and only 20% protect their SIM card with a PIN code.