and why 2.3 is still the most popular version
James Rosewell writes:
8 months ago I moved my main smartphone from Android to Windows Phone. I had entered a simpler world. There were less applications, no tethering option, voice dictation sucked and I couldn’t get a multi-SIM device. But overall I survived.
Then I started travelling more. I moved back to Android a few weeks ago... and what a disappointment.
There's only one MWC...
Mark Bridge writes:
As the final days before this year’s Mobile World Congress approach, we discover there are two types of scheduled news announcements from the wireless telecoms industry.
There are the announcements delayed until MWC begins because the company wants to be part of the buzz at Barcelona. And there are the announcements made in the fortnight beforehand because they don’t want their story to get lost.
The touchscreen Developer Preview version of forthcoming mobile operating system Ubuntu will be published on Thursday 21st February, enabling mobile developers with a Galaxy Nexus or Nexus 4 smartphone to run the new platform.
Canonical, the business team behind the Ubuntu project, will also be ‘flashing’ phones to Ubuntu at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 25th to 28th February.
Just over a week before Mobile World Congress 2013 begins in Barcelona, the GSMA has been involved in the opening of another MWC.
This is the Mobile World Centre - officially known as the Mobile World Centre Barcelona Espacio Movistar - and, unlike Mobile World Congress, it’s designed for consumers as well as for people working in the mobile communications industry.
LG Electronics says it’s sold over 15 million smartphones in its Optimus L Series since launching them at Mobile World Congress last year, with one device being sold somewhere in the world every second during the past two months.
There’s now an upgraded range being prepared for an official launch at MWC 2013: the Optimus L SeriesII will comprise a number of devices with higher specifications than the original handsets and distinctive LED Lighting on the ‘home’ button.