Micromax has launched its first octa-core smartphone, the Canvas Knight, in India at Rs. 19,999.
The popular domestic handset maker has announced that the Canvas Knight smartphone will be exclusively available via company’s online store starting Wednesday.
The highlight of the Micromax Canvas Knight is its octa-core MediaTek (MT6592T) processor clocked at 2GHz, coupled with 2GB of RAM.
The Canvas Knight offers dual-SIM (both Micro-SIMs) support and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. It comes with a 5-inch (1080×1920 pixels) full-HD IPS display with a pixel density of 443ppi.
The Canvas Knight comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage, which is non-expandable. It sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with OmniVision CameraChip sensor and M8 Largan Lens, while there is a secondary 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
On the connectivity front, the Canvas Knight includes 3G, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth. The new smartphone from Micromax packs a 2350mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 7.5 hours of talk time and up to 175 hours of standby time.
The Micromax Canvas Knight comes preloaded with apps such as BBM, Hike, GetIt, Truecaller, Spuul, Kingsoft Office Suite, Opera Mini, M!Live, M!Vault, M!Security and Games (RealSteel WRB, Where’s My Perry and Where’s My Water).
The smartphone will be available in three colour variants: Black, Black and Gold, and White and Gold.
Commenting on the launch, Rahul Sharma, Co-Founder, Micromax said, “Canvas Knight is another milestone for Micromax to bring the best combination of technology, style and affordability for the masses.” He further added, “With the launch of Canvas Knight, our first octa-core smartphone, we have yet again raised the bar of affordable innovation in the country”.
Dr. Finbarr Moynihan, General Manager, International Sales & Marketing, MediaTek Inc, said, “The MT6592T enables consumers to experience premium gaming performance and enhanced web browsing. With MediaTek’s tru octa-core MT6592T, users can enjoy heavy web downloading, hardcore gaming, high-quality premium video viewing or other types of rigorous multitasking without experiencing lag times or excessive battery consumption.”
Apple is reportedly working on an iOS update to fix issues with the TouchID fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5s. Some users have reported that their iPhones seem to forget their fingerprints after a while.
The TouchID sensor is one of the most notable features that sets the iPhone 5s apart from its predecessor, the iPhone 5 , as well as its lower-priced sibling, the iPhone 5c. Users generally reported positive experiences with fingerprint recognition accuracy and speed, but problems began appearing after a few months of use.
The sensor, or the software behind it, seems to be “forgetting” fingerprints enrolled by some users. Going through the initial setup process again seems to take care of the problem, but it recurs again after a few months. The problems also appear to be unrelated to conventional fingerprint scanner problems such as changes in skin texture, moisture, or dirt on or under the sensor surface. Damage to the sensor itself is an unlikely culprit, since Apple has used a protective sapphire glass disc in its design.
Apple’s own support forums have several threads created by people describing troubles with the sensor. While the company has not yet made an official statement on the matter, AppleInsider cites sources close to Apple who say that a software update will soon be released.
Apple is also reportedly gearing up to launch iOS 7.1, which might include the TouchID fix. iOS 7.1 could be released as early as next week, when the recently announced CarPlay experience for iPhone-powered in-vehicle entertainment and navigation is rolled out.
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While most were surprised by Nokia’s move to release an Android-based smartphone given the impending acquisition of its mobile phone business by Microsoft, the Finnish mobile giant insists it’s business as usual. Jussi Nevanlinna, Vice President for Mobile Phone marketing for Nokia, answered a series of questions, including one that directly addressed the ’strange’ timing of the announcement.
“I can’t speak on Microsoft’s behalf; what I can say is our strategy with Mobile Phones has been, and remains, connecting the next billion,” said Nevanlinna. “Microsoft is equally focussed on ‘mobile first; cloud first’.” Nokia believes that the Android-based X platform is one approach to compete in the affordable smartphone market. Nokia not only plans to release more Nokia X smartphones, it is also aiming for lower price points. The company says there’s no competition with Lumia phones, since the Nokia X series is targeted at consumers who can’t afford Lumia devices.
“Lumia remains our primary smartphone platform and we continue to push the prices down, Nokia X addresses price points that are generally lower than those reached by Lumia, and we’ll keep pushing the Nokia X prices down even further, ” Nevanlinna added.
With Nokia X family, the company is targeting customers who are now aspiring to get a smartphone. Nokia has given expected launch dates of Nokia X phones in Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, but until now there has been been no word on when the phones will reach the more ‘developed’ markets. Nevanlinnak spilled the beans during the interview, answering with a big ‘No’. “These are global products, which will be available pretty much everywhere except North America, Korea and Japan.”
Samsung announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Glaxy S5, amidst much fanfare at MWC 2014 in Barcelona. Within hours of the phone’s launch, the official Samsung Tomorrow site posted an infographic that showed the evolution of specifications in the Galaxy S family. Notably, the infographic revealed that the Galaxy S5, much like its predecessor, will come in two chipset variants- one powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) processor, while the variant is backed by an octa-core chipset. Unfortunately, the infographic shared by the South Korean giant did not specify the chipset, though we can presume it is Exynos-branded.
Notably, Samsung has replaced the image that revealed two chipset models of the Galaxy S5, and is now showing only the 2.5GHz quad-core processor. The biggest new features being touted on the Galaxy S5 by Samsung include a fingerprint scanner on the home button, a heart rate sensor placed near the 16-megapixel camera, and the IP67 certification that makes it dust and water-resistant. The smartphone also features a new design in terms of the back panel now being perforated, and available with four colours at launch, and optional designer back panels.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box. It features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080×1920 pixel full-HD resolution. It comes with 2GB of RAM and will be available in 16GB and 32GB inbuilt storage models, with microSD card expandability up to 64GB. The Galaxy S5 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with HDR (for video as well), and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO functionality, ANT+, Bluetooth 4.0, USB3.0, NFC, and Infrared remote functionality. It features a 2800mAh battery, rated to deliver 21 hours of talktime, and 390 hours of standby time.
Huawei has launched three new devices - Ascend G6 smartphone as well as tablets MediaPad M1 and MediaPad X1 - at the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 in Barcelona.
Notably, Huawei has announced that Ascend G6 smartphone 3G model will be available in Q1 2014, while a 4G variant will be available starting April this year. Huawei MediaPad devices on the other hand will be available in Q1 2014.
According to the company, the MediaPad X1 tablet will hit the China, Russia, Western Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Latin American markets initially, while the MediaPad M1 tablet will be available in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, China, Japan, Asia Pacific, Australia and Latin America. However, the company has not revealed the pricing of any of the devices.
The Huawei Ascend G6 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with company’s Emotion UI 2.0 on top. It features a 4.5-inch qHD display and offers 245ppi pixel density. The Ascend G6 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor (unspecified chipset) and the 4G variant supports internet speed up to 150 Mbps (4G LTE-enabled). The Ascend G6 sports a 7.85mm slim profile and weighs 115grams. The Ascend G6 4G will be available in black with light gunmetal grey or rose gold highlights, and in white with pink or champagne gold. The Ascend G6 (3G model) will be available black, blue, gold, pink, and white. The Ascend G6 sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and also includes a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It packs a 2000mAh battery and supports NFC connectivity.
The Huawei MediaPad X1 tablet also runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It features a 7-inch full-HD (1920×1200) LTPS display and is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor (unspecified chipset). The MediaPad X1 tablet sports a 13-megapixel Sony Exmor R BSI rear-facing camera, while also housing a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The tablet packs a 5000mAh battery, which according to Huawei can deliver up to 21 days of standby time.
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra is now available online in India at Rs. 32,000. The new phablet from Sony is now listed at an e-commerce website and will be available starting February 26. Sony launched the Xperia T2 Ultra alongside its dual-SIM variant the Xperia T2 Ultra Dual and other two mid-range smartphones, the Xperia E1 and Sony Xperia E1 dual in January. Notably, Sony’s latest phablet is yet-to-be-launched officially by the company.
It’s worth pointing out that the online retailer, Saholic has only listed the Xperia T2 Ultra single-SIM version, while there is no word on the dual-SIM variant of the device. The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. It comes with a 6-inch HD Triluminos display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and offers a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The phablet is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon (Qualcomm MSM8928) processor with 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage, which can be further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.
The phablet sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS for mobile and also houses a 1.1-megapixel front-facing camera with an Exmor R sensor. The rear camera supports various functions like portrait retouch, collage, background defocus, Timeshift burst, and Sweep Panorama. The Xperia T2 Ultra packs a 3000mAh battery with battery STAMINA Mode, which according to the retailer’s listing delivers up to 1056 hours of standby time and up to 14 hours of talktime on 2G network. Sony Xperia T2 Ultra is now available online in India at Rs. 32,000. The new phablet from Sony is now listed at an e-commerce website and will be available starting February 26.
Sony launched the Xperia T2 Ultra alongside its dual-SIM variant the Xperia T2 Ultra Dual and other two mid-range smartphones, the Xperia E1 and Sony Xperia E1 dual in January. Notably, Sony’s latest phablet is yet-to-be-launched officially by the company. The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. It comes with a 6-inch HD Triluminos display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and offers a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The phablet is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon (Qualcomm MSM8928) processor with 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage, which can be further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.
The phablet sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS for mobile and also houses a 1.1-megapixel front-facing camera with an Exmor R sensor. The rear camera supports various functions like portrait retouch, collage, background defocus, Timeshift burst, and Sweep Panorama. The Xperia T2 Ultra packs a 3000mAh battery with battery STAMINA Mode, which according to the retailer’s listing delivers up to 1056 hours of standby time and up to 14 hours of talktime on 2G network.
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While Samsung’s recently dropped the prices of its Galaxy Gear Smartwatch, which had received mixed reviews, it is now being reported that Samsung will be launching the next iteration of the smartwatch with Tizen on it, at their upcoming unPacked 5 MWC 2014 event in the coming week, where the Galaxy S5 is also highly anticipated for a launch, and new Galaxy tablets.
According to the sources cited by USA Today, the Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch will feature an HTML version of the OS, which is understandable, given that Samsung would want more application developers to create apps for the platform. Samsung’s showcasing of Tizen devices at MWC, is also in-line with previous rumours.
The report states that Samsung’s shift to the Tizen OS is a move to counter Google’s dominance over the Android OS.
Tizen was launched by Samsung last year, with the Samsung NX300M camera the first consumer device to run it, but it has had run into problems on the smartphone front since then. The fact that Samsung is still pushing forward, after announcing new partners, shows that it is aggressively trying to develop the platform for their smartphones and other connected devices.
The actual problem is smartphone developers on the Andriod ecosystem is that are majorly dependent on it volume to generate their revenue, via the relatively healthy app ecosystem. Smartphone and tablet manufacturers, apart from Apple, have not had success in developing their own OSes and services. Samsung is, understandably, looking at changing this with the Tizen platform, despite the problems faced by it last year. It is not surprising that Samsung too wants a larger chunk of the pie, as it is looking to launch the smartphone with a HTML-based OS, for developers, so that it may generate revenue from their wearable technology division and from the OS and services provided by it.
One of the most remarkable trends in the Indian mobile industry over the past few months has been the rise of smartphones sporting full-HD screens. Although such devices used to cost a lot of money in the past, a number of companies are now releasing more wallet-friendly models. The trend in the country might have been set by global brands, but Indian domestic handset makers are not far behind.
Micromax was the first Indian brand to join the full-HD bandwagon with its Canvas Turbo launched last year. Now, after a period of relative quiet, Karbonn has marked its return to the Indian market with its first smartphone with full-HD display, the Karboon Titanium X.
Karbonn is clearly in the mood to win significant market share, and it’s back with a vengeance in terms of both specifications and price. But does company’s first full-HD smartphone, the Titanium X, pack enough punch to overcome more established players such as Samsung, Micromax, HTC, LG and Xolo? We take a closer look. The 5.0-inch full-HD display takes up most of the space in the front with a silver lining around the edges. Like most other smartphones, the ambient light and proximity sensors are lined up on top alongside the earpiece and front-facing camera. We were amazed to see the 5-megapixel front-facing camera accompanied by an LED flash at the top. The top panel houses a 3.5mm audio jack accompanied by the SIM tray, and the Micro-USB port is on the bottom. The Karbonn Titanium X is powered by a quad-core MediaTek chipset (MT6589T) clocked at 1.5GHz along with 1GB of RAM and PowerVR SGX544 GPU. MediaTek’s updated MT6589T processor was launched last year, so it should perform quite decently. The CPU performance scores were not impressive: the phone scored 14,930 in AnTuTu and 5,701 in Quadrant. On the graphics front, it only managed to push 3.4 frames per second in the GFXbench test, while it scored 1735 in the 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme runthrough.
There is 16GB of storage on the Titanium X, which is further expandable up to 32GB with the help of a USB device plugged in using OTG (USB on-the-go). The company supplies an OTG adapter in the box.
Samsung was one of the first companies to really run with the idea of big-screen phones. Others had tried before and failed, but Samsung managed to turn its original Galaxy Note into a massive success. Big screens have since percolated down to the more budget-oriented phones, but these usually have lower resolutions and weaker processors, negating many of the advantages phones that size. Samsung’s own Galaxy Grand was meant to appeal to people who wanted a big screen just for the sake of having a big screen, without paying flagship-level prices.
The original Galaxy Note had a 5.3-inch 800×1280-pixel screen, which was pretty cutting-edge in 2011. Today, you can get full-HD 1080×1920-pixel screens in phones that cost a quarter of what Samsung’s late-2011 flagship did at the time of its launch. The company’s latest budget big-screen offering, the 5.25-inch Galaxy Grand 2,actually matches the original Note in terms of screen size and resolution. It’s only 0.05 inches smaller, and runs at the 16:9 resolution of 720×1280 which is just as tall but a little bit narrower.
The competitive landscape is full of oversized phones from budget as well as premium multinational brands in the same price range. Some of them offer full-HD screens while others offer octa-core processor. Our detailed analysis of the Galaxy Grand 2’s features, specifications and performance will determine whether or not it’s good enough to beat them.
At first glance, the Galaxy Grand 2 is rather striking. Its front face is totally consistent with the rest of Samsung’s lineup; a look that hasn’t changed much in years. Compared to its predecessor, the Grand 2 is a little more squared off, but is otherwise pretty much the same. There’s a shiny chrome-finished ring around its edges, with a similarly shiny earpiece and Samsung and Duos logos above the screen. There’s even a matching ring around the home button, just for good measure. The glass front panel is slightly sunken, which makes the metallic elements seem to rise through and around it. Beneath the glass is a white plastic layer with a very subtle honeycomb pattern for texture. It’s the sort of thing you only notice if you look at the phone very closely.
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The shift follows unconfirmed reports that Dropbox has filed for an initial public offering under a law that allows emerging companies to keep financial data confidential until just before the IPO.
Such a move would put Dropbox and the growing business of online storage into the spotlight and likely give the group hefty valuation. A recent funding round valued the California firm at some $10 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Woodside confirmed his departure in a blog post, saying he would leave Motorola at the end of March.
“In the last 18 months, Motorolans have built two of the company’s best-loved phones ever, introduced customization to the industry, brought unprecedented quality and performance to a value-priced smartphone, and created experiences that changed how people use and interact with their smartphones,” Woodside said.
“I’m excited about what the next chapter in Motorola’s storied history will bring under the new ownership of Lenovo. While Google imbued simplicity and software sensibility into the company, Lenovo will bring it the scale it deserves.”
Lenovo on Tuesday launched the Vibe Z smartphone for the Indian market at Rs. 35,999, which it had first revealed back in November.
The Vibe Z will be available later this month in India. The smartphone made its international debut last month during the Consumer Electronics Show with a February availability announced for various countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the Philippines.
The Lenovo Vibe Z is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) 4G LTE smartphone that runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the box. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1920×1080) IPS wide angle viewing touchscreen display. The Vibe Z is powered by a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, the same processor found on flagship devices such as Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z1. The Vibe Z comes with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU.
It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and dual-LED flash. The Vibe Z also includes a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. On the storage front it has 16GB of built-in storage with no added slot for microSD expansion.
The Lenovo Vibe Z measures 149.1 x 77 x 7.9 mm and is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 3000mAh battery which can deliver up to 278 hours of standby time.
Earlier in December, Lenovo also launched the Vibe X smartphone for the Indian market at Rs. 25,999. The Vibe X sports a 5-inch 20/ 20 vision full-HD display that has a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and a pixel density of 440ppi, sitting under a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen bevelled at the edges.
The phone is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek (MTK 6589T) processor, has 2GB of RAM, and offers 16GB of built-in storage. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Smarting from growing losses, Taiwanese phone maker HTC Corp says it will expand its range of cheaper products as it fixes off-target marketing for its premium smartphones.
The company that has long prided itself as a purveyor of upscale, feature-loaded products says it needs to sell more mid-tier and affordable smartphones after losing out in 2013.
Speaking ahead of an HTC earnings guidance presentation expected later on Monday, Chang said HTC will sell products in the $150 to $300 retail price range for both emerging and developed markets, along with high-end phones which can sell for over $600. HTC won’t get into the “very, very low-end market”, Chang said, but will soon unveil a new flagship phone.
The new strategy marks a need to address problems at a company, 3.8 percent-owned by Wang herself, that just over two years ago supplied one in every 10 smartphones sold around the world. In 2013 its global market share had fallen to just 2 percent, according to Strategy Analytics analyst Neil Mawston, and HTC last month reported its second straight quarter of operating losses.
With growth in China shifting to cheaper models, posing problems for heavyweight Apple despite a much-hyped deal with China Mobile, local smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd lists eight models under the magic $150 threshold. Xiaomi, whose phones sell for between $130 and $410, said it plans to double its sales this year compared to 2013.
Xolo has expanded its Q smartphone series and introduced the Q1100. The Xolo Q1100 is now listed on the official website with a price of Rs. 14,999. However, there is no word on the availability of the latest Q1100 smartphone.
The Xolo Q1100 runs Android 4.3 out-of-the-box, the highlight of the device, which makes it the latest Android version in Xolo’s smartphone line-up.
The Xolo Q1100 smartphone offers dual-SIM (GSM-GSM) support. The new Android smartphone from Xolo features a 5-inch HD IPS display with a 720×1280 pixel resolution, translating to a pixel density of 294ppi, and boasts One Glass Solution (OGS). A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM 8228) processor powers the device, clocked at 1.4GHz with an Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM.
The Xolo Q1100 sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and BSI 2 sensor, while there is a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The Xolo Q1100 handset comes with 8GB of in-built storage, and can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card.
The Xolo Q1100 supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, AGPS, EDGE, GPRS and 3G connectivity options. It is backed by a 2000mAh battery, which according to the official site can deliver up to 24 hours of talktime and 600 hours of standby time on 2G network. The Xolo Q1100 is available in Black colour variant.
The budget Android smartphone features a 4-inch IPS display with a (WVGA) 480×800 pixel resolution. A dual-core MediaTek MTK 6572 processor powers the device, clocked at 1.3GHz with a Mali-400 MP for graphics and 512MB of RAM.
The smartphone sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, while there is a 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera. The Xolo A500 Club handset comes with a 4GB in-built storage, and can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card.
In addition, the Xolo Q1010 was also spotted listed at an e-commerce website without price, or availability, with the online retailer’s page providing a ‘Notify Me’ option.
LG has finally announced the launch of its much-awaited G Flex curved display smartphone in India. The South Korean major has confirmed that the LG G Flex will be hitting the Indian stores starting Thursday. In early February, LG had listed the G Flex smartphone on the company’s official India site with the same price, and no availability. Notably, the LG G Flex has become one of most costly smartphones available in the Indian market leaving behind the Apple iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One Max.
Along with the launch of the LG 55EA9800 55-inch curved OLED television in India, the Korean consumer electronics giant had announced the G Flex for the country, and given a tentative February 2014 launch date.
LG launched its first curved display smartphone in October last year with much fanfare, and it was rolled out only in South Korea initially.
The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean-based G Flex is powered by a quad-core 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) processor with an Adreno 330 GPU, and 2GB of RAM. It features a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. The G Flex is powered by a 3,500mAh battery, weighs 177 grams, and is 7.9mm at its thinnest, while being 8.7mm at its thickest.
As for the 6-inch curved display, LG has used a curved OLED panel, which is also built on plastic substrates instead of glass, supposedly giving the phone better durability. The display features Real RGB technology to provide all three sub-pixels in one pixel, thereby making it “brighter and more precise.”
LG has also included a new ’self-healing’ coating on the back cover, an elastic coating that supposedly has the ability to “recover from the daily wear-and-tear scratches and nicks that un-cased smartphones are likely to receive.” The LG G Flex’s self-healing capabilities have also been creating a buzz worldwide.
Gaming enthusiasts across the world can from Tuesday join the search for cancer cures with a citizen science project using a smartphone game to help researchers analyse vast volumes of genetic data from tumour samples.
Called “Play to Cure: Genes in Space“, the spaceship game is designed for smartphones and was launched by the charity Cancer Research UK (CRUK), which hopes it will speed up the decoding of data to reveal patterns of the genetic faults that cause cancers to grow and spread.
Travelling in a world set 800 years in the future, players guide a fast-paced spaceship safely through a hazard-strewn intergalactic assault course, gathering along the way a fictional precious cargo called “Element Alpha”.
Each time a player steers the ship to follow the Element Alpha path, they also reveal patterns and, unwittingly, provide analysis of variations in the genetic data, explained Hannah Keartland, who led the project for CRUK and unveiled the game at a London launch on Tuesday.
It is this information that will be fed back to CRUK scientists. And to ensure accuracy, each section of gene data will be tracked by several different players.
“We want anyone, anywhere, at any age, to download this game and play it,” said Keartland.
If everyone around the world were to play the game for even a couple of minutes each, she said, “we could have an absolutely mind-blowing impact in terms of accelerating research”.
An estimated 14 million people worldwide are diagnosed with cancer each year and that toll is expected to rise to 22 million a year within the next 20 years, according to a World Health Organisation report issued on Monday.
Scientists will use the information gathered from “Genes in Space” players to work out which genes are faulty in cancer patients. This in turn should help them develop new drugs that target specific genetic faults, and new ways to figure out how to stop cancer developing in the first place.