A recent projection from ABI Research has calculated that over one billion cameras were fitted in smartphones and tablets shipped last year.
Almost every current smartphone has a built-in camera, with around a third having both rear-facing and front-facing cameras. An even higher proportion of tablet devices has two cameras.
Canonical, the company that supports open-source PC operating system Ubuntu, has announced a mobile version of the Ubuntu platform.
The new interface will be available to network operators, manufacturers and chip makers.
Wants networks to let customers leave if prices increase during an initial contract term
Ofcom has announced a consultation about protecting consumers from price rises during fixed-term contracts for landline, broadband and mobile phone services.
It first revealed plans for the consultation in October last year.
CTIA-The Wireless Association, the US-based international wireless communications industry organisation, has announced its plans for a new annual mobile industry trade show from 2014.
The first of these shows, CTIA 2014, will take place at the Sands Expo Convention Centre in Las Vegas on 9th, 10th and 11th September next year.
O2 says its UK network carried over 440 million SMS text messages on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, which was a 10% increase on last year’s figures.
In addition, over 200 million calls were made via O2 UK during the 48-hour period.