After spending several years in beta testing, the popular Swype keyboard made its official debut on Android earlier this week, and at the moment it’s only available on a small number of platforms. But there’s a chance that we could see Swype’s typing technology on iOS in the future.
Swype vice president Aaron Sheedy has confirmed that his company has held talks with Apple, sparking speculation that suggests the pair are working [Read More...]
Google has confirmed that it will drop WebKit for its own rendering engine called Blink in “around 10 weeks.” The company has already begun testing Blink in Chrome Canary builds â€” the beta version of its popular browser â€” but it will rollout the change to stable Chrome builds with version 28 for both desktops and Android devices.
Google confirmed the move during a Q&A video with the Chrome developer community, which [Read More...]
Rovio has today announced that it will be bringing the hugely popular Facebook gameÂ Angry Birds FriendsÂ to Android and iOS. The game is very similar to the rest of the titles in theÂ Angry BirdsÂ series, only it has a strong focus on social gaming rather than playing alone.
Angry Birds FriendsÂ lets you challenge your friends in weekly tournaments, give and receive gifts, and brag about your accomplishments on Facebook. It also lets you team [Read More...]
Apple has been dealt yet another blow by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office after receiving confirmation that its famous “rubber banding” patent, which plays a key role in the company’s fight against Samsung, is invalid. The “final” decision comes after the USPTOÂ tentativelyÂ rejected all claims in the ’381 patent back in October 2012.
While the initial ruling invalidated all 20 claims in patent ’381, three of them (14, 17, and 18) have [Read More...]
Google Now, the intelligent personal assistant that was introduced to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean last June, appears to be gearing up to make its debut on iOS. The feature will be integrated into the Google Search app for iPhone and iPad, according to a promotional video that wasÂ allegedlyÂ posted to Google’s official YouTube channel prematurely â€” before quickly being pulled again.
Fortunately for us, the clip, which you can watch below, was downloaded [Read More...]
The Galaxy Note 10.1 is about to get a little brother.
Samsung Mobile vice president JK Shin has confirmed to a Korean news outlet that the company will unveil the Galaxy Tab 8.0 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. The device, which is believed to be an iPad mini competitor, is expected to offer an 8-inch display with a 1280Ã—800 [Read More...]
Tim Cook is on his second visit to China as Apple CEO this week, and during an interview with local reporters on Thursday, he confirmed that the cellular version of the iPad mini will be arriving in the nation in late January. The Wi-Fi only model arriving in China on December 7, just over a month after it launched in the United States.
The cellular iPad mini was awarded its Chinese networkÂ licensesÂ back [Read More...]
AT&T will announce its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012 later this month, but the carrier has today confirmed that the quarter saw its “best-ever” sales of both Android and iOS devices. More than 10 million smartphones were sold during the three-month period, with an average of more than 110,000 smartphone sales a day.
â€œWe had another incredible quarter of smartphone sales as the mobile Internet continues to drive strong growth [Read More...]
It’s almost here.
Gameloft has announced thatÂ Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour,Â the latest addition to its series of first-person shooters, will make its debut on iOS this Thursday, December 6, before arriving on Android “shortly after.” We’ve been following the title’s development since Gameloft released its first teaser tailer back in September, and we couldn’t be more excited. If you’re a fan of FPS games, this is the title to look out for.
I am so excited for this.
After announcing back in October that it will bringÂ Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityÂ to Android and iOS to celebrate the game’s 10th anniversary, Rockstar Games went quiet on the release, leaving us all to wonder when it would finally arrive. It even had me searching the App Store for ‘Vice City’ on a daily basis in the hope that it would suddenly appear.
The company has now [Read More...]