Fujitsu has worked with Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) to develop an indoor support system for the blind that uses ultra wide band (UWB) technology on a smartphone, writes Richard Wilson.
Minalogic, the micro and nanotechnologies and embedded software research cluster in Grenoble, France, has announced the results of a four-year collaborative R&D project, NOMAD (Navigation on Mobile Objects and 3D Access), writes Richard WIlson.
Privacy control can be improved in the Android apps market, said scientists from the University of Cambridge, claiming their method "reaches a balance between the need for developer's revenue and the need for user's privacy".
This seems to be the case for a malware app - a so-called "Trojan app" that can record conversations on a phone and forward them on - being widely reported today, found by researchers at CA Technologies. You can read about it on ZDnet UK and The Guardian...
Worldwide smartphone sales will reach 468 million units in 2011 (a 57.7% increase from 2010, according to Gartner) and Android is set to become the most popular operating system (OS) worldwide - it will account for nearly half of the market if you believe Gartner's figures.