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Extras+Info for Windows Phone was just updated to give direct access to Glance and Touch under settings. This previously required a few more clicks and swipes to find. Glance also now adds a toggle for clock and notifications, but I haven’t seen any notifications in the glance screen yet. Let me know if you do.
Google just announced an upcoming Android event which happens to be on the same day as Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 event. We’ll probably see the new Nexus phone(s) or tablet(s). Do you think the timing was pure coincidence?
One thing that bothered me about Windows Phone, but learned to live with, is that apps restart when clicking on their tile from the homescreen or app list. If an app has already been launched then you go elsewhere, you can get back to where you left off by holding the back button. There was good news from WPCentral that launching an app in Windows Phone 8 that is already running will bring you to where you left off, not restart the app.
According to Foss Patents, Google nor Asus has yet to work out license agreements with Nokia. This is interesting because the Nexus 7 was just announced. The new tablet has a 7-inch HD display running the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. It costs $199, but will Google need to raise the price once it has cleared all of the necessary patent rights?
According to a recent CNN article, Nokia is privately dispensing cash to developers to make apps for Windows Phone. They’re also offering incentives like pre-installing developers’ software on upcoming phones and marketing their products. CNN says such payments from phone manufacturers are unusual.
Chris Weber, President of Nokia North America, recently talked to VentureBeat about Windows Phones, US carriers, and the changes in US operations. One part of the interview might get some Android fanboys angry. Weber said Android has the worst email client he has ever seen.
After listening to several sources, it’s very unlikely that Nokia is going to adopt Android. One of the main reasons was there’s no way to differentiate among other manufacturers already using the Android platform. I asked my Twitter followers last night if Nokia can differentiate with their amazing Carl Zeiss cameras (like the one on the Nokia N8). I got some interesting replies. Take a look.
Google’s Android has overtaken Symbian as the smart phone platform leader according to research firm Canalys. Shipments of Android-based smart phones reached 32.9 million in Q4 2010, while devices running Nokia’s Symbian platform trailed slightly at 31.0 million worldwide. While this is certainly bad news, Nokia remains the leading vendor. This reports tells us the total shipments of Android devices from LG, Samsung, Motorola, HTC, and others combined just slightly beat Nokia.