Download for Android smartphones due later this year
Finnish smartphone developer Jolla says its Sailfish mobile operating system has reached release 1.0 and will ready for global distribution from next month.
There’ll also be a downloadable version of the software for handsets that currently run Android, plus a separate user interface app that’ll simulate the Sailfish OS experience on Android devices.
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.
Acer has announced two new Android-powered smartphones ahead of next week’s Mobile World Congress: the Liquid E3 and the Liquid Z4.
Both are expected to be available in the UK from April.
Newcastle City Council has announced plans to introduce free WiFi to the city centre.
It’ll be available to visitors and residents across the city, in public buildings, on streets and potentially also on Newcastle’s Metro railway system.
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.