Nokia Oyj unveiled details of its first phone with new Symbian 3 software on Tuesday, designed to challenge the iPhone and Blackberry at the high-end of the market.
Google’s Android software
Google Inc’s initial sales of its Nexus One smartphone have significantly lagged the pace of Apple Inc’s iPhone and Motorola Inc’s Droid sales coming out of the starting gate, an analytics firm said on Tuesday.
According to a report by Flurry, Google sold roughly 135,000 of its new Nexus One phones in its first 74 days on the market. By contrast, Apple sold 1 million of the original iPhones in the first 74 days, while Motorola sold 1.05 million Droid phones — which are based on Google’s Android software — during the same timeframe.
Opera Software unveiled on Thursday a version of its Mini mobile browser for use on cellphones running on Google’s Android software.
Opera Mini is the world’s most widely used browser on cellphones, ahead of Apple’s iPhone browser, as Opera benefits from its wide offering across all key platforms, according to web statistics firm Statcounter.