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An Asus executive revealed to WSJ that the copmany is “in talks” with Microsoft to license Windows Phone 8. Talk is always just talk, but we all know that WP8 is in need of new partners and it’s interesting what Asus might do with the OS, we might even see Asus PadFone running Windows Phone 8. VP Benson Lin also commented the situation by saying the following:
“With our Padfone concept, the phone plus tablet, I think it makes sense for Windows 8,” Mr. Lin said. “There is no target timeline…but we are interested in making Windows phones.”
It’s still unclear how it could work. The Android-based Asus PadFone employees the exact same Android version whether it’s in tablet or in phone mode, but there’s no version of Windows currently that allows that sort of flexibility. There’s no launch date or anything else information out yet, but it’s pretty great news that we might see Asus Padfone running Windows Phone OS.
Everyone is drooling over the Nvidia Project Shield gaming console, and now, there’s a video showing upcoming Dead Trigger 2 gameplay through Nvidia Project Shield. The game runs super smoothly, the controls seems to be very responsive, and the FPS action seems to be spot-on. There’s not much info about the Dead Trigger 2, except that it’s coming sometime in June and it will be free to play. Dead Trigger 2 sets the bar for graphics very high in Android games, and as there’s Tegra 4 CPU in Project Shield there will be no problems running the game smoothly. Check out the Dead Trigger 2 gaming video after the break.
It’s not a surprise that Apple is already developing new iPhone, and new a new version of iOS, but earlier this week The Next Web claims to have seen the evidence of Apple’s next handset and mobile system. It seems that one iOS developer discovered that the app name “iPhone 6.1″ running iOS 7 was making requests from an IP address within Apple’s campus. iPhone 6 is believed to be launched in the middle of this year. The Next Web also tells that “although OS and device data can be faked, the unique IP footprint leading back to Apple’s Cupertino campus leads us to believe that this is not one of those attempts.” This report confirms that Apple continues to regularly push new iPhone models and new iOS versions, and it confirms just that, nothing more.
Nokia Lumia 510 was running Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” last time when it was showed, but now recent report is saying that it will launch in India with Windows Phone 7.8 instead. Windows PHone 7.8 offers new home-screen with new re-sizeable alive tiles, just like in Windows Phone 8. Windows Phone 7.8 also offers functionality to share files over bluetooth, a ringtone maker app and many other new features.
Nokia Lumia 510 is the only smartphone to get Windows Phone 7.8 in India. Windows Phone 7.8 update won’t be available via OTA, but instead it will available for those who buy the smartphone with new OS out of the box. More info after the break.
This month wasn’t a big change in the Android platform version distribution chart, but there was a slight movement, as Android Jelly Bean more that doubles it’s share of the Android ecosystem. Android 2.3 Gingerbread was also in the move, but to the other direction, share dropping from 54.2% to 50.8%, but as everyone can see Gingerbread is still in the majority of Android devices.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich grew it’s share from 25.8% to 27.5%, but the big winner was Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, as it more that doubled it share, from 2.7% to 5.9%, and adding in Android 4.2 part of the Jelly Bean will add in extra 0.8%.
Pretty huge growth from Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and i bet that it will grow more it’s share in the future, as there still is many devices running older Android version.
Source: Android developers
UPDATE: TechCrunch contacted microsoft’s spokesperson who told that there’s no formal launch date set yet, but more details will arrive soon.
A Nokia spokesman could not shed any light on the timing of the 7.8 release, noting that the “update calendar” is set by Microsoft.
Microsoft is rumored to launch Windows Phone 7.8 in Wednesday, according to sources near the subject. There’s not so much details in the report about the Windows Phone 7.8, except those what is already known, it will offer new start screen(similar as in WP8). Also ability to keep Wi-Fi open on Nokia devices in suspend mode. There’s also now rumors of ability to send files via Bluetooth File Transfer.
Nokia started to sell Lumia 510 in Philippines recently, and now there’s a video of Lumia 510 running Windows Phone 7.8, all new features included.
The build number of Windows Phone 7.8 is now leaked too. Windows Phone 7.8 build number will be 7.10.8858.136. Current Windows Phone 7.5 build is 7.10.8779, it seems to be significant build jump.
You can check the video of Windows Phone 7.8 demoed on Lumia 510 from below.
EVLeaks leaked a photo of ZTE Grand X Pro smartphone in Twitter. There’s no specs, and well nothing else than this photo you can see above. Render looks nice, but there’s no proof that it will the one to be launched, but if it will then we are going to see edge-to-edge display on it. As it’s predecessor Grand X, it’s running almost stock Android, but unlike Grand X it hasn’t got any capacitive buttons.
EVLeaks has proven to be very reliable source, and i think this device will make it to the stores in some point of the future.