Sony Mobile has started Mobile World Congress with two new smartphones and a new tablet.
The Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone runs Android on a 2.3GHz Qualcomm processor. There’s a 20.7 megapixel camera sensor and 4K video recording, plus a 5.2-inch full HD display. In addition, the handset - just 8.2mm deep - incorporates digital noise reduction and is waterproof to IP58.
Huawei has revealed five new products in advance of Mobile World Congress 2014, which opens in Barcelona tomorrow.
Rumours of a ‘smartwatch’ were rewarded with the appearance of the Huawei TalkBand. This has the form factor of a flexible fitness tracker but also incorporates a removable Bluetooth headset with a built-in OLED display.
Figures from the GlobalWebIndex market research study into digital consumers have provided a fascinating snapshot of mobile device usage.
Globally, Android was the most-used mobile operating system, climbing from 27% market share in 2011 to 65% by the end of 2013.
New figures from media agency Mindshare Worldwide show that Thailand has the world’s highest proportion of internet users who aren’t relying on desktop computers.
Just 54% of people in Thailand used a desktop or laptop computer as their main internet device, with 32% using smartphones and 11% on tablets.
Strategy Analytics has published information about the major companies producing applications processors for smartphones during 2013.
It shows that Qualcomm remains the leading producer of smartphone processors and is also the second-largest tablet chip producer as well.