The dramatic growth in smartphones running the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) platform or other ‘forked’ versions of Android is expected to slow next year, according to a report from ABI Research.
Devices that run forked or AOSP versions of Android don’t have direct access to the Google Play app store, unlike those produced by the Open Handset Alliance.
Nokia N1 is due for release in China early next year
Nokia has announced the launch of its first-ever Android tablet.
The Nokia N1 is being made for Nokia by an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner and is due to go on sale in the first quarter of 2015.
BlackBerry has made a number of announcements during its Investor Day in San Francisco this week.
It’s revealed BES 12, an updated device management solution that now enables businesses to manages apps and content on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices.
Huawei has launched a new smartphone in Europe using the Honor brand.
The Honor 6 doesn’t have strong Huawei branding. Instead, it’s been given its own web site - hihonor.com - and is encouraging the use of hashtag #forthebrave on social media.
New information from mobile app analytics platform App Annie suggests that Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey and India are the next growth markets for players in the mobile app industry to watch.
It says the mobile infrastructure and rate of development in these countries is creating significant new opportunities for app publishers.