Google broadening Android One scope; unveils first devices
Google announced availability of the first phones under its Android One programme, while also revealing that a raft of new vendors have signed-up, and that the effort is also set for a geographic expansion.
TCL/Alcatel moves into top five phone vendors
TCL/Alcatel OneTouch became the world’s fifth-largest mobile phone vendor for the first time ever during Q4 2013, according to Strategy Analytics. The Chinese vendor, which saw growth of 48 per cent year-on-year to reach 18.
Phablet market set for strong growth
More than 120 million phablet devices will ship by 2018, rising from an estimated 20 million in 2013, highlighting strong growth in a market that was “once perceived to have limited potential”, according to Juniper Research.
Mozilla and partners set up device standards effort
Mozilla and a number of its partners announced the Open Web Device Compliance Review Board, a catchily-named organisation designed to drive standardised implementations across the “open Web device ecosystem”.
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