Sony Ericsson will add new functionality and features to its 2011 Xperia smartphone range with a software upgrade from October 2011.
The company says customers with one of this year's Android-powered Xperia smartphones will receive enhanced camera features including '3D sweep panorama technology', enabling 3D images to be captured and then viewed on a 3D TV by using the phone’s HDMI output.
Samsung Electronics has licensed Red Bend's suite of Mobile Software Management solutions for software management, device management and firmware over-the-air updating (FOTA).
It joins 80 device manufacturers, mobile operators, semiconductor vendors and automotive companies that have included Red Bend software in more than 1 billion mobile phones and connected devices.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs has resigned from his role.
Apple's board has appointed Tim Cook, previously the company's Chief Operating Officer, as the new CEO. Mr Jobs has now been elected Chairman of the Board; a position he requested.
Rosanne Skirble of voanews.com writes:
Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a technology that turns human motion into electricity.
In this week's journal Nature Communications, they describe how to power a cell phone or other mobile device - like a laptop computer or GPS system - by simply taking a walk.
Mark Bridge writes:
This week Nokia has announced the latest iteration of its Symbian software platform: Symbian Belle, which follows the alphabetical theme started by Symbian Anna. Whether we'll reach Symbian Zoe, Zara or Zsa-Zsa before Symbian support ends in 2016 is another matter. But I digress.
Along with Symbian Belle came three new phones - yet it was two other Nokia phones announced from Kenya on Thursday that caught my eye.