WhatsApp has overtaken Facebook as the leading social messaging service on mobile, according to a report.
A survey of nearly 4,000 smartphone users in five countries found that 44 per cent use WhatsApp at least once a week, whereas just 35 per cent use Facebook messenger.
In April, WhatsApp’s chief executive Jan Koum claimed that the service now has more users than Twitter and carries more messages than Facebook.
He said WhatsApp carries as many as 20 billion messages per day, double Facebook’s daily message traffic.
The research by On Device also found that found that 86 per cent use social messaging daily, while 73 per cent use their phones for voice calls, 75 per cent use SMS messages, and 60 per cent use email.
The study was based on the response of 3,759 smartphone users in the US, Brazil, South Africa, Indonesia and China, between October 25 and November 10 of this year.
In August WhatsApp, which is used by 300 million people worldwide every month, launched an update to offer voice messaging services.
The world is getting smarter day by day; everyone is now looking for latest gadgets which make their easier and smarter. In order to keep them update Sony just revealed their latest Smart Accessories SmartWatch 2.
We know that the Samsung’s Galaxy Gear is much more barrier-pushing wristwatch with features like a voice dictation, phone calls, camera etc. But then again, it’s also only compatible with limited Samsung devices such as (Galaxy S4, S4 Mini, S4 Zoom, and Mega 5.8-6.3).
Meanwhile Sony’s newest SmartWatch2 is compatible with mostly all recent smartphones, as long as they run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher. Pairing up SmartWatch 2 is a breeze. It comes with NFC chip living inside, so all you have to touch one device on the other then a few confirmation buttons on your screen, and you’re all set. But if your phone doesn’t have NFC capabilities you need to work harder, by searching compatible apps manually.
The SmartWatch 2 is remarkably thin and lighter. It has a depth of 9 mm and feels reasonably comfortable on your wrist. You can have text messages, emails (Gmail etc.), call log, calendar, Twitter®, Facebook® and can be used as a remote to take and make calls.
The Sony’s newest SmartWatch2 has IP57 water and dust resistance rating, which means it, is waterproof till one meter (3.3 ft.) of water till 30 minutes. So even if it rains, you can keep on going, the SmartWatch 2 can take the rain.
As a final verdict package sounds good on paper, but we weren’t particularly smitten by Sony’s new Smart Accessories. But if you own an Android phone and are looking for convenient way to get notifications, then you can consider this.
The SmartWatch 2 is already available in Europe for £149 and in USA at 199.99$.
It is almost a year since Russian company Yota announced this strange, unique smartphone, which has seemingly disappeared from the map. This will be the first ever dual screen mobile in the world. The company has said that it will launch the device before Christmas this December.
No one can be blamed for giving the Russian-made YotaPhone a mere passing glance, as it looks no different from other smart phones. However, flip it over and you’ll discover what makes the device quite intriguing. The device features a 4.3-inch e-ink display on the rear which could be used not only for reading but also to display weather and other information persistently without draining the battery. Read More
If we talk about Android Smartphones, Samsung is considered to be the best when it comes to sales. Android is currently the world’s leading mobile software with over 75 percent smartphones running Google’s open source OS.
But it seems that Samsung is now planning to move to other open source mobile software: Tizen.
Tizen was created from Intel and Nokia’s MeeGo, and later Samsung, added its own Bada OS into Tizen in February 2013. Bada OS phones by Samsung weren’t as successful as the Android phones that the company launched.
The new version of Tizen, version 3.0 release has incorporated some major changes. One of these is support for multiple users and support for 64-bit architecture.
“64-bit support has been in the works for Tizen for a year now, and the devices will support IA and ARM chips.
” The announcement is significant given that Apple recently launched the iPhone 5s, iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display, with a 64-bit architecture processor. Apple’s iPhone 5s has been killing the competition when it comes to benchmark tests.
The other feature of the 3.0 release is a new 3D user interface framework. For users, it means better looking and better performing apps. The report also says that the final public release of the OS and smartphones running the OS will only be in Q3 of 2014. Read More