Tag Archive: Mobile

Sony records huge net profit in 2015 even as mobile sales decline

Sony has announced its earnings for the financial year 2015, and the vendor has recorded its largest increase in profit since 2007. Net profit increased by 666.7% to ¥304.5 billion ($ 2.7 billion), and operating profit shot up 329% to ¥294.2 billion ($ 2.6 billion). The spurt in profits is due to continued demand for the PlayStation 4, with the games division witnessing an 84.3% increase in operating income to ¥88.7 billion ($ 785 million) and a 11% increase in  [Read More…]

Wind Mobile beefs up network coverage in Calgary area

If you’re a Wind Mobile customer in the Calgary, Alberta area, you should begin seeing better cellular coverage and faster LTE speeds across the board. That’s because Wind Mobile has announced the completion of a major network upgrade that should improve overall performance for customers in the area.

Wind Mobile notes that this completes its second major network upgrade in its Western market. The carrier isn’t done, however, as it says that work has already begun on  [Read More…]

Tesco Mobile will let you use your phone abroad for free this summer

Tesco Mobile will be letting customers in the UK use their mobile phones abroad for free, without incurring any remaining charges. The UK mobile network will unlock free access to and from 31 European countries, but only for a limited time through summer.

As noted by Engadget, the initiative – titled “Home from Home” – will only be available to eligible customers between May 23 and September 3. Both pay monthly and pay-as-you-go customers will be  [Read More…]

Chase Mobile app now lets you log in with your fingerprint

If you’re a Chase Bank customer, using the firm’s Android app just got a bit more secure. The latest update to Chase’s app brings support for signing in with your fingerprint — should you have a compatible phone running Android Marshmallow, that is.

Here’s the full breakdown from Chase:

Use fingerprint sign in to log in. Your device must use Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) or higher. Certain features will still require that you enter  [Read More…]

Mobile Nations Weekly: All the new things!

New phones, updated laptops, and expanding the definition of ‘mobile’

What a busy week! Let’s start things off with the new releases: the HTC 10 is now available (as is our HTC 10 review). So too is are the two most exciting VR headsets: the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive — we’re just now getting our heads around them (or them around our heads), so stay tuned for our thoughts!

But wait, there’s more new  [Read More…]

This LeEco mountain bike fuses exercise and your favorite mobile operating system

One of the more exotic products we had chance to look over at the recent CE China show out in Shenzhen was this smart bicycle from LeEco. A company with a broad range of connected hardware, this pretty outrageous looking mountain bike isn’t something we come across every day.

Oh, and it runs Android.

The Le Syvrac isn’t your average pedaller by any means. Besides the built in computer that runs software based on Android,  [Read More…]

Mobile Nations Weekly: The power of 10

All the tens in all the places.

The subject of many leaks and speculation is here — no, not the iPhone 7 — it’s the HTC 10!. But it’s going up against some strong competition in the Galaxy S7 and the LG G5.

The Apple front was rather quiet, with ongoing speculation about an update and renaming of Mac OS X and the much-anticipated iPhone 7 — though neither will be here exactly soon.

Microsoft was  [Read More…]

Best over-ear headphones: As chosen by Mobile Nations editors

In-ear headphones are good, but sometimes you just need something more substantial

On and over-ear headphones aren’t the most convenient things in the world, and as such many will turn to in-ear options for things like the daily commute or hitting the gym. But if you want that all-encompassing experience and the best sound quality possible, you’re likely going to want a good set of cans.

To help get you started if you’re in the market  [Read More…]

Snag an entire mobile app developer bundle for $50

Are you an aspiring or novice developer looking for an edge or some additional help? You might want to look into our current deal, a full-on bundle of all sorts of mobile app development goodies. For a limited time you can purchase the kit, which is valued at more than $ 1,300, for only $ 50. That’s right, fifty bucks. Not

Satechi’s Bluetooth Gamepad makes mobile gaming fun for a console gamer (Review)

I have a shocking confession. I don’t play mobile games. I think it’s mostly for the same reasons I play very few games on my desktop. I grew up playing games on a console with a controller sitting on my couch. It’s what I’m used to. I don’t like tapping a screen repeatedly or using