Monthly Archives: February 2013

Google Glasses hit eBay

Last week, it was announced that Google had finalised the list of 8,000 people who would be receiving Google Glasses to sample, ready for pick up later in the year. To even be considered for this, you were required to fill out an extensive application form detailing how they were  to be used, pay $1,500 for [...]

Want to join Microsoft’s Developer Guidance Advisory Council?

Do you like the thought of being able to engage directly with the Developer Guidance team at Microsoft to review and influence the guidance that Microsoft creates for developers? Well, the Developer Guidance Advisory Council is “looking for individuals with expertise and passion on various Microsoft technologies as well as influence and reach in the developer community to [...]

Is this the fastest smartphone yet?

Huawei's latest Android smartphone; the Ascend P2 is reported to be the fastest yet with a Wi-Fi connection three times faster than any other smartphone. It will be capable of downloading high-definition films in minutes and videos, songs and ebooks in seconds. The telecoms giant replaced BlackBerry as the world's third largest smartphone maker last year and has since announced a [...]

Nokia MWC live announcements

The Next Web was blogging live from Mobile World Congress 2013 (25, February 2013) this morning with all of Nokia's announcements and updates. CEO Stephen Elop talked about the innovation of the Lumia 920 when it was first launched, and the great reaction it received from operators, retailers and customers. As well as the innovation it has led to since [...]

Mozilla announces Firefox smartphone launch partners

Mozilla has now confirmed 18 operators committed to the open web device initiative, including Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica. Firefox OS smartphones are the first built entirely to open web standards, enabling every feature to be developed as an HTML5 application. This will give developers an advantage over Apple and Android as "the Firefox marketplace is web-based and will allow a device to [...]

Global app market growing at 17% every year

A research report, published by Berg Insight, has estimated the global app market will be worth £12.19bn by 2017 with annual downloads expected to reach 108 billion. This comes after the number of mobile application downloads (worldwide) doubled during 2012 and reached 60.1 billion, up from 29.5 billion in 2011. Revenue from applications, including direct revenues and in-app ad revenues, [...]