This week we can say that the interest has monopolized it Nokia, with a very important change of CEO that makes us foresee a promising future in software issues. Also news prior to the Nokia World, that I will cover live on Tuesday and Wednesday from London.
Also: Unstoppable Android and many new terminals. All the latest news in the best of the week in Engadget Mobile:
New pre-Nokia World from Finland
It is too early to talk about new directions in Nokia, but the news highlights this week Yes refers to a big change: Nokia’s new CEO and reaches from Microsoft. The Canadian Stephen Elop is an expert in software, the field where Nokia has been more awkward with respect to competition.
As we have been progressing, we also talked about Nokia World. We know almost for sure that they will present us the Nokia E7, top of the range E and that, instead, the Nokia N9 will not arrive in time to be presented.
Which you have up is the perfect phone according to the voters of Design by community on Nokia Conversations. Nokia U, a terminal with a panoramic screen of 4 inches and 8 megapixel camera with optical zoom.
Also will appeal to users of Symbian ^ 3 the new Nokia Mobile TV Headset, headphones can receive television DVB-H signal.
The Android highlights this week, with the permission of the stunning Acer Liquid Metal, is again that HTC with sliding keyboard of red color which could be the bet of the Taiwanese to compete with the Samsung Epic 4G and that, incidentally, puts us well long teeth.
Also in terms of future have mentioned a couple of Windows Phone 7 this week: Samsung GT-i8700 with 8 GB of internal memory and an Asus with metallic design and AMOLED display that we’ve seen in video.
On the other hand, Samsung are thrilled with its tablet and expect to sell no less than 10 million Samsung Galaxy Tabs, while the free price rubs against the 700 euros in Europe.
Finally, highlight the efforts of LG with its high-end: an Nvidia Tegra 2 Android be launched before the end of the year and also to prepare an avalanche of LG Optimus to take this same Tuesday.
Android to grow
The media seems to be already a hackneyed phrase, but the numbers show it: Android is the second most widely used operating system in the world, only surpassed by Symbian. According to our new partner Txaumes, the Google system could reach first place in 2014.
But Android is not only growing in users, Android Market now has 80,000 applications and is likely to close the year with a round number: 100,000. Fragmentation is one of the major drawbacks of the application market, but this week we have also known the rapid spread of Froyo.
Without wanting to be demagogic, we take this opportunity to remember Susana analysis on the loss of sales of the iPhone in the United States because of the Antennagate. Is it deserved?
We highlight other news coming from operators this week:
- Tuenti could become OMV in October
- The operators want to clean up the image of its customer service
- BlackBerry Curve 3 G and Pearl 3G available in Spain with Vodafone
- Prices for Nokia C6 and Nokia C3 on Vodafone and Orange, respectively
News top rated by readers
- Nokia E7 will be presented at the Nokia World
- Nokia U, the final concept of the Design by Community
- Nokia already has new CEO, it comes from Microsoft
- Hiper-Tera-Pa-te-TI-co, the cartoon of the week
- ARM presents Cortex-A15 MPCore, new design of processor multi-core up to 2.5 Ghz