Thursday, 16 May 2013
Google has announced a version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that runs stock Android. Priced at US$649, it will be available on the Google Play store on June 26. It's unknown at the moment if this device will be sold in other markets.
Kicking off Google's I/O conference, Google has announced Google Play All Access, a paid subscription streaming music service that looks set to challenge Spotify.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Irish mobile insurance website MobileCover has just launched in Singapore, and will now be offering insurance coverage on mobile devices (phones and tablets). Insured devices that have been lost, stolen, accidentally damaged or in need of replacement will be replaced or repaired and sent to the customer's doorstep.
TRENDnet today announces the expansion of its cloud security camera lineup with the TV-IP762IC wireless day and night cloud camera that does 720p video. Also, the company has announced the availability of its N150 wireless range extender.
NVIDIA has just announced the availability of Shield, its Android-powered handheld gaming console. It is priced at US$349 and the company is accepting pre-orders from 20th May for customers in United States and Canada only.
ASUS has just released what they are calling the world's smallest all-in-one router, the ultra compact WL-330NUL, which is just 6.5cm long and weighs a mere 17.5g.
At JP Morgan's Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, Microsoft's Windows Division CMO and CFO, Tami Reller, confirmed that the upcoming Windows 8 update, previously codenamed Windows Blue, has now been given the official release name Windows 8.1, and will be a free upgrade for all Windows 8 users.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Nokia has announced their brand new flagship Windows Phone smartphone. The Lumia 925 has an aluminium frame, is slimmer and lighter than the Lumia 920, has the same 8.7MP PureView camera and comes with a new Nokia Smart Camera mode.
Sundar Pichai has given Wired his first interview ever after taking over Andy Rubin as head of Android. In the interview, Pichai talks briefly about the future of Android and Chrome OS, Facebook Home, Kindle Fire, Samsung and Firefox OS.
Samsung has announced its next-generation 5G wireless mobile technology that is touted to be several hundred times faster than existing 4G networks in terms of data transmission. Currently in testing, Samsung's new 5G technology operates in the millimeter-wave Ka bands for cellular communication.