Sharp develops smartphone feature that speaks for itself

Nov 14, 2014

Sharp develops smartphone feature that speaks for itself

by Kazuaki Nagata

Premium smartphone models have become powerful communications and entertainment tools with bigger and clearer screens, high-spec processors and camera quality as good as their compact digital counterparts. But it has become tough for handset makers to differentiate themselves from their rivals, as hardware variations ...

Jul 29, 2014

Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone

Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company’s ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS. The South Korean company had planned to start selling the ...

SoftBank unveils Android-like OS for robots

Jun 18, 2014

SoftBank unveils Android-like OS for robots

by Marco Lui and Takashi Amano

Billionaire Masayoshi Son wants to create Android for robots. A unit of Son’s SoftBank Corp. has unveiled an operating system that purports to offer a way to control robots just as Google Inc.’s software runs smartphones and tablets. The platform, called V- Sido OS, ...