Research company Canalys has used its App Interrogator tool to investigate downloads and purchases from the leading app stores in more than 50 countries.
It’s found that downloads from the Apple App Store, Google Play, the Windows Phone Store and BlackBerry World in the first quarter of 2013 had increased by 11% from the previous quarter, reaching 13.4 billion downloads.
O2 UK is the latest mobile network to offer its customers free WiFi on the London Underground, thanks to a wholesale deal with Virgin Media. It’ll be available from June.
Customers with Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile and EE - plus Virgin Media - are already able to use the service.
Ahead of its formal audited announcement, HTC Corporation has revealed unaudited results for the first quarter of 2013.
Total quarterly revenue reached NT$42.8 billion (£933 million).
Chinese technology business Huawei has released financial results for 2012. Sales revenue was up almost 8% to 220.19 billion Chinese yen (£23.2 billion), while net profit was up 32% to 15.38 billion yen (£1.6 billion).
The company’s Carrier Network business group saw sales up 6.7% year-on-year, while the Enterprise business group had a 25.8% sales increase and the Consumer business group’s sales revenue was up 8.4%.
Something old, something new...
Mark Bridge writes:
Let’s start with a slightly belated birthday wish to the hand-held mobile phone, which made its first public appearance on 3rd April 1973. At that point we’d had carphones for a while… but this was the first time anyone had heard the phrase “Sorry, I’ve got to go, the battery’s running out” spoken in public. Or something like that.