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If thinnest smartphone are the two words that define what you’re looking for in a phone, the news you’re about to read will most certainly make you very happy, and if they’re not, well, the Huawei Ascend P6-U06 is still a pretty interesting smartphone.
The device, which has made its way through the Chinese version of FCC (the Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center MIIT), has taken the honors reserved to the thinnest smartphone in the world from the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra. If the Idol Ultra was 6.45mm thick, the Huawei Ascend P6 has, according to the documents, a thickness of 6.18mm.
That would make it officially the thinnest smartphone in the world (a record that Oppo was said to be trying to beat, too, with the R809T, which it has recently announced), provided it comes out before a thinner model does. You can get an idea about how thin it is (it also weighs just 120 grams) from the images below.
While it most certainly is thin, the Ascend P6-U06 looks pretty interesting in terms of specs, too. The smartphone has a 4.7-inch 720p touchscreen, and a quad-core CPU at 1.5GHz, coupled with 2GB of RAM. The camera is a 5-megapixel one, and internal storage is 32GB, with the smartphone running Android 4.1.2.
It’s also a dual-SIM device, which would suggest it being aimed at Asia, but then again, who knows if another version (or even this one) won’t make it to the rest of the world, too?
The idea of syncing your Google Chrome experience across various devices isn’t new, but that doesn’t make it any less useful. Now Google is taking that syncing experience a step further with a new game called Chrome World Wide Maze.
The idea is pretty simple and requires no additional app outside of Chrome. The game turns your favorite websites into 3D mazes on your desktop or laptop screen. You then must tilt your way through the maze using your smartphone to control a ball on the map.
Even more impressive is just how damn responsive the game is. When you turn your phone, your other computing device responds instantly, making the experience on both synced devices as seamless as possible.
Outside of working your way through a maze, you also collect gems for points and must make it through the maze before a timer runs out. Fall off a ledge or fail to get through the level in time? You get two “extra lives”, and then it’s game over.
Tilting games aren’t anything new, but somehow Google has managed to take something tried and true — if not a little boring — and turned it into something fun and uniquely Google.
How do you know if your phone will work with the game or not? All you need is a phone running Android 4.0 or higher. Those with iPhones running iOS 5 with Chrome installed can also get in on the action. What if you don’t have a newer smartphone that supports the Chrome browser? No worries, you can still play the game using your keyboard as the controller instead.
Chrome World Wide Maze isn’t something particularly revolutionary that will change your life, but it could certainly be a fun time-waster that lets you experience your favorite sites on the net in a whole new way. It also marks the second time that Google has shown off the gaming potential of Tab Sync.
What do you think of Chrome World Wide Maze, how does it compare to Super Sync Sports? To check it out for yourself, just hit up Chrome’s new Maze page.
The post Google Chrome’s World Wide Maze turns your favorite website into a game appeared first on Android Authority.
NHL, UFC and Formula 1 – on this Saturday night BlackBerry World succeeded 100% in delivering the apps I needed to enjoy a night of sporting action on my Z10
I had a fun Saturday night. My fiancée Erika and I had friends over. Dinner was excellent and the wine was good. We all ate way too much – the only we could physically do after dinner was park ourselves in front of the television, where (luckily) there was no shortage of back-to-back sporting events to take in.
We watched the Winnipeg Jets vs. Maple Leafs hockey game (Go Jets Go!!). After that, we rented the UFC Pay-Per-View fight. My friends went home to bed after GSP gave Nick Diaz a beat down, but Erika and I stayed up a little longer to take in the first Formula 1 race of the year. With BlackBerry now sponsoring Mercedes I cheered for Lewis Hamilton to win, while Erika hoped for her favorite Kimi Räikkönen to win. Never bet against your better half - Kimi ended taking the podium while Hamilton finished 5th. Overall it was still a great debut for BlackBerry in Formula 1.
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BlackBerry may have downsized for Mobile World Congress this year but they are there – loud and proud.0
If you are into smartphones and tablets in general you may well have seen from other sites that Mobile World Congress (MWC) is currently taking place in Barcelona, Spain. In previous years BlackBerry have had two large separate areas at the expo but as we detailed a couple of months ago things are a little different for them this time around. Due to the HUGE global launch of BlackBerry 10 that started on January 30th, BlackBerry made the decision a long time ago to not go big at MWC this time around. They are there though and as you can see from the images they have a nice demonstration booth for visitors to the show to come and use BlackBerry smartphones and the PlayBook tablet.
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For mobile enthusiasts, there really is no greater event than the Mobile World Congress, taking place every February in magnificent Barcelona. While shows like CES Las Vegas or IFA Berlin have strong mobile components, only MWC is a full on extravaganza where everything revolves around the mobile devices we obsess over every day.
This year, MWC moved to a new, larger venue at Gran Fira, to accommodate the hordes of visitors, journalists, and attendants that are expected to crowd its halls.
While the official opening is tomorrow, some companies have already announced their new products this week, in an attempt to steal the spotlight (cough, cough, HTC). Samsung will not show the Galaxy S4, but the Note 8 is already official, and we might get a few extra surprises.
On Monday, we expect Sony to show off the new Xperia Tablet Z, while Asus teased something metallic descending upon Barcelona (quite literally). ZTE is said to be partnering with Mozilla for a first Firefox OS handset, while the company’s Android lineup will be represented by the oversized Grand Memo.
A few other Android makers are likely to hawk their wares during the show. Add to the mix an abundance of accessory makers, carriers, app developers, and other technology companies, and you got yourself the mobile geek’s nirvana.
The Android Authority team will do its best to attend all major press events, and bring you all the good stuff, including hands-on reports of new products, versus posts, interviews and, hopefully, some juicy rumors.
Stay tuned for our live coverage and check out the MWC 2013 tag for a high-level view of what’s going on in Barcelona.
A survey done by Strategy Analytics says that the iPhone 5 was the best selling smartphone in the US. The iPhone 5 outsold other smartphone’s across the planet too, which made the device top world smartphone sales for Q4 of 2012.
Apple sold an estimated 27.4 million iPhone 5′s dethroning the Galaxy S3, which sold an estimated 15.4 million units globally in the fourth quarter. To add fuel to the fire, Apple sold an estimated 17.4 million iPhone 4S’, which bumped the Galaxy S3 down to third place on the sales charts.
In other words, Apple holds two of the world’s most popular smartphones and owns 20% of the global market. The company may have topped Strategy Analytics’ chart, but that doesn’t mean a whole lot when the company continues to tumble downwards.
Don’t expect much more from Apple to remain on top as we move forward. After all, reports say that the Google Play Store will surpass the Apple App Store in revenue in 2013. Apple is also going to have to contend with the upcoming Galaxy S4 and Motorola’s X-Phone, which we should hear more about during Google’s I/O convention.
Let’s not forget the increasing popularity of Nexus devices either. Apple won’t be keeping its spot for long as more and more people board the ever growing Android ship, which continues to sail upstream.
Strategy Analytics: Apple iPhone 5 Becomes World’s Best-Selling Smartphone Model in Q4 2012
Boston, MA – February 20, 2013 - According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, Apple’s iPhone 5 overtook Samsung’s Galaxy S3 to become the world’s best-selling smartphone model for the first time ever in the fourth quarter of 2012. A rich touchscreen, extensive distribution and generous operator subsidies have propelled the iPhone 5 to the top spot.
Neil Shah, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics, said, “Apple’s iPhone 5 smartphone model shipped an estimated 27.4 million units worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2012. The iPhone 5 captured an impressive 13 percent share of all smartphones shipped globally and it has become the world’s best-selling smartphone model for the first time ever. A rich touchscreen design, extensive distribution across dozens of countries, and generous operator subsidies have been among the main causes of the iPhone 5′s success. In addition to the iPhone 5, Apple shipped an estimated 17.4 million iPhone 4S units for 8 percent smartphone share globally in Q4 2012. Apple’s iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S are currently the world’s two most popular smartphone models.”
Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, added, “Apple’s iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S together accounted for 1 in 5 of all smartphones shipped worldwide in Q4 2012. This was an impressive performance, given the iPhone portfolio’s premium pricing. We estimate Samsung’s Galaxy S3 was the world’s third best-selling smartphone model and it shipped 15.4 million units globally, capturing 7 percent share in the fourth quarter of 2012. Samsung’s Galaxy S3 has long proven wildly popular with consumers and operators across North America, Europe and Asia. However, global demand for the Galaxy S3 appears to have peaked and Samsung will surely be keen to introduce its rumored Galaxy S4 upgrade in the coming weeks to fight back against Apple’s popular iPhone range.”
Although there is no real shortage of streaming music apps available in BlackBerry World, another popular option has now arrived and is available for free on BlackBerry 10 devices as well as the BlackBerry PlayBook. 8Tracks brings a little bit of a different swing with their app in the fact it boasts more than 650,000+ mixes and playlists created by folks like yourself. Find a playlist you like or create your own and let it roll on through as you jam away to the tunes.
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