Jolla partners with Snapdeal to enter the Indian market

Finnish manufacturer Jolla has partnered with online indian retailer Snapdeal.com to try and enter the Indian market. As you might already know, Jolla is a Finnish company comprised mainly of ex-Nokia employees, and created a new meego-based OS called "Sailfish" which is open source. The Jolla, the company's first phone, went on sale in Finland late last year before heading to other countries. As with any m ...

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Samsung Z is their first Tizen-powered phone

Earlier this week, the Samsung Z was announced, the company's first mobile phone powered by Tizen OS 2.2.1. The Samsung Z features a 4.8-inch 1280 x 720 pixels HD Super AMOLED display and is powered by a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot, 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wifi, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS+GLONASS, NFC, IR remote, an 8-megapixel rear camera with a single LED f ...

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Original Galaxy Gear Changes OSes – From Android to Tizen

Now this is a new one. We've heard of devices getting upgraded to the next iteration of their software, but never a device being issued a software update that essentially changes the underlying OS to something else entirely. Tizen started out as a project with Intel. Similarly, Samsung had an OS called BADA and launched a couple of Wave series devices. These failed spectacularly and Samsung went back to the ...

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Nokia House now has Microsoft Branding

As part of the acquisition by Microsoft, Nokia's global Headquarters in Espoo, which is better known as Nokia House, was going to be taken over by Microsoft as well. With the acquisition closing yesterday, the "Nokia" logo at Nokia House was taken down, and today there's a big ol' "Microsoft" logo put up instead. Yesterday, we saw images (such as the one below via @svengrundberg) with the Nokia logo still p ...

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Samsung will release their first Tizen phone in Q2 2014

Samsung apparently is still looking at Tizen as an alternative mobile OS, stating today that they will be releasing their first Tizen smartphone in the market this Q2 2014. This comes in from a report by Reuters, which quotes Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president of Samsung's product strategy team, who stated that the first phone will launch around the end of the second quarter, and will be a high end model. ...

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Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo Smartwatches Announced, Run Tizen

The Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches were announced today, a sequel to last year's Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch which was announced just five months earlier. With the Samsung Gear 2 watches, the Korean company drops the Galaxy branding and Android, as the Gear 2 (above) and the camera-less Gear 2 Neo (below) run Tizen instead apparently, and will be coming to stores worldwide in April. This is S ...

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Samsung’s first Tizen phone leaked in official render

Samsung's first Tizen phone, the Samsung ZEQ 9000, also known as the Samsung Zeke, just leaked across the interwebs thanks to a very Galaxy-like render. The leaked image is from Korean website moveplayer.net, which reports that the ZEQ 9000 will feature a 4.8-inch 720p screen with a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor powering everything. Those specs arnt too bad for a phone showing off an op ...

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Editorial: What To Do After The Nokia Store-pocalypse

The year is 2014. The remaining users of the Symbian and MeeGo platforms, once given assurances that their environment will be maintained until 2016, wake up to a post-apocalyptic landscape, one where essential services have been cut off, left in a state of stasis or put in cold storage until the end of time. Thankfully, the platforms were designed to be independent entities that would survive long after th ...

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Nokia permanently shuts down submissions to Symbian App Store

Way back in October last year, Nokia announced that they would be ending all developer and app support for Symbian (and MeeGo) on January 1st 2014. That date passed by two days ago and as such the Nokia/Ovi Store will no longer accept any more apps or games from developers, or even any updates for that matter. The app store is still open for the time being though, so you can still download apps or games tha ...

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HowTo: Sailfish OS on the Nokia N9(or N950)

Jolla just launched their first device in the last week of November (we'll be getting a review unit in soon) - which is also the first device to ship with Sailfish OS. Developed by the ex-Nokia employees who also built the N9, there was some hope that Sailfish would run on the N9. Jolla had been rather explicit about the fact that they would not release it for the N9, though, they wouldn't stop the communit ...

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Nokia Store will cease to accept new Symbian and MeeGo apps and app updates from Jan 1, 2014

We don't really have much Symbian and MeeGo news to write about these days, but Nokia has delivered yet another kick in the pants to remaining Symbian and MeeGo/Harmattan users and developers today. Emails sent out to all developers with published apps on the Nokia Store indicate that from the 1st of January, 2014, developers will no longer be able to publish any new content or any updates to existing conte ...

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Editorial: A homage to the Nokia N9, 2 years on

This month marks the 2nd year of the Nokia N9 reaching general availability. Much change has happened in the mobile industry since 2011. We've seen dual-core CPUs become faster and more efficient, we've been through the same cycle with quad-core CPUs and we've seen the emergence of octa-core chips. Android has become the undisputed winner among mobile platforms from a market-share perspective. HTC is no lon ...

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