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All posts tagged "Africa"

  • The state of mobile gaming in Africa

    Smartphone ownership and use is on a meteoric rise all across Africa, and with that comes the inevitable rise in mobile gaming. According to a recent study by eMarketer, mobile phone usage across Africa and the Middle East nearly doubled in 2013, and smartphones now make up more than 20% of all mobile phones being used. The study estimated around 525.8 million people of all ages used a mobile phone at least every month during 2013. This is more than in North America or Western Europe. In 2014, there is an estimated 561-million mobile phone users and that number...

  • 12 brilliant mobile games made in Africa

    In the last decade, it has been made clear that the thirst for quality gaming in Africa is much larger than most would think. Africa is quickly catching up as talented game developers pop up all over the continent, ready to become part of the international world of gaming. Let’s take a look at what Africa has to offer and see how close the continent is to becoming a true competitor in the world of mobile gaming. Fleet of One (Android and iOS) Fleet of One isn’t exactly what I would call original. It follows the same recipe as the ancient...

  • Huawei and Microsoft bring Windows Phone 8 to Africa

    Huawei and Microsoft have teamed up to produce a Windows-run smartphone exclusively available in Africa, reports the BBC. Launched today, the modified smartphone is part of the Microsoft 4Afrika initiative for what is considered one of the fastest growing technology markets in the world. The smartphone is a modified derivative of the Huawei Ascend W1 handset displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month, and sports a display of 4-inches with a resolution of 480 x 800, a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon CPU, 4GB of internal storage and an exemplary stand by time of 480 hours. Prices have...

  • 4 inspiring tablets from Africa for Africa

    With mobile and internet access increasing dramatically over the past decade, most prominently in Africa and other emerging markets, it is without a doubt an after effect of engineers and entrepreneurs to adapt to their potential markets. The digital divide that exists in developing countries, together with weak educational systems, is what the future of these countries rests on. In recent years though initiatives focusing on producing cheap tablet computers and providing learning platforms have been risen up with at least four such interesting and inspiring releases in Africa. Kenya's eLimu Tablet This project is part of the Elim House of...

  • Kenya’s Maasai vets and the Android connection

    There is much excitement in the developed world over the strides that have been made in the mobile market during the last couple of years. But it is in the developing world where the changes are having the most significant impact on the lives of ordinary people. It all began with Apple and its groundbreaking iPhone OS and app store. Blackberry and Nokia swiftly followed with their new mobile technologies, which had the effect of unleashing the huge potential of mobile applications and connecting users to their social networks and the web easily and quickly. The latest big...