Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Smartphone News

There's a fair bit of Smartphone OS news this week, but it hard to categorize:

Opinion: Can Apple afford to go cheaper with new iPhones?

Rumor: Apple returned batch of 8 million defective iPhones to Foxconn

Petition to end Verizon contracts reaches over 60,000 signatures

Samsung’s flexible displays delayed - Android Authority

Revenue from Apple's iOS App Store more than twice that of Google Play

ARM tops forecasts on boom in smartphones and tablets | Reuters

Devices:
Archos introduces range of unlocked Android smartphones for $99 and up - Liliputing

HTC Mini: a glorified headset or the answer to all our phablet woes?

Google-Motorola Avert Phablets : Make Smaller, ‘Phenomenal’ Android Phones | SiliconANGLE

Firefox OS taking off:
Geeksphone to ship first Firefox OS dev phones next week - Liliputing

Firefox Developer Phones Go On Sale, Sell Out In Just Two Hours | SiliconANGLE


The first major music app for an Android tablet:
Fruity Loops Studio Android app available in the Google Play Store


A really good set of numbers:
Who’s Winning, iOS or Android? All the Numbers, All in One Place | TIME.com


These batteries are likely to be important in the future:

Innovative Battery Could Make for Smaller, Faster-Charging Devices | TechNewsDaily.com

U.S. researchers develop "microbatteries" that can offer big power - UPI.com

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