News: Reads from WWW
Thursday, 24 Apr 2014
A study by Strategy Analytics reveals that while Samsung Galaxy devices are among the best-selling in the world, their own apps are the least used by their users. More after the jump.
According to the Topology Research Institute, Xiaomi is working on its first tablet device with both Intel and NVIDIA listed as possible chipset providers. The tablet is rumored to feature a 7.85-inch screen with an ultra-sharp 2,048 x 1,536 pixel resolution.
In Apple's second quarter earnings call, CEO Tim Cook revealed that the company has acquired 24 companies in the past 18 months and they are still looking to acquire some more.
Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014
Lytro's new light-field camera looks more like a regular camera, but features a larger image sensor and a new lens. It will cost US$1599 and ship in August this year, but what else changes? Hit the link to find out more.
In the ongoing trial of Apple against Samsung, it has been revealed that Google has agreed to provide partial or full indemnity should Samsung lose.
Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014
According to leaked slides, Intel's next generation Thunderbolt interfaced, codenamed "Alpine Ridge", could offer as much as 40Gbps of throughput.
When Microsoft completes its acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services Unit in the coming weeks, Nokia will be renamed Microsoft Mobile Oy.
Monday, 21 Apr 2014
Samsung has disclosed plans to roll out smartphones equipped with the Linux-based platform. The first Tizen-based smartphone will be a high-end device, with a second mid-market one to follow.
According to Internet security firm Sucuri, most of the top web sites around the world are free from the Heartbleed vulnerability. However, a handful of web sites still remain vulnerable.
Google's next Nexus smartphone may be more affordable as it is rumored to be considering a lower-cost model equipped with a MediaTek processor.