News: Reads from WWW
Thursday, 2 Jan 2014
Google will be removing Bump -- an app that shares data between devices by bumping them together -- from the Apple App Store and the Google Play store by the end of January. Bump Technologies, the company that made Bump, was acquired by Google in September 2013.
Korean publication ETNews reports that Samsung will be launching a new smartphone with a metallic build alongside the Galaxy S5.
Looking for the biggest UHDTV money can buy? Samsung's 110-inch S9 UHDTV has just gone on sale in select markets. The company will also be unveiling its newest smart TV remote control at CES 2014.
Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013
Nokia has won a lawsuit against HTC that will effectively ban the sale of all Android-based HTC smartphones in Germany due to an alleged patent infringement concerning peer-to-peer sharing over Bluetooth and NFC.
Google and Audi are reportedly working together on an Android-based infotainment system for cars. The companies are likely to announce their plans at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, United States next week. This is according to sources who spoke with the Wall Journal.
The Korean Herald is reporting that Samsung is likely to announce the Galaxy Gear 2 and the Galaxy Band at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014.
Samsung has announced that it has developed the industry's first eight gigabit, low-power double data rate 4 mobile DRAM. In other words, expect smartphones and tablets with 4GB of RAM in 2014.
Monday, 30 Dec 2013
Google's Chromebooks has gained tremendous traction in the past year, accounting for a sizable 21% of all notebooks sold in the U.S. in 2013.
Researchers from Fairfield University claim that people who often take and share photos on social media do not engage in cognitive processing. This results in a condition called the "photo-taking impairment effect".
HTC has posted a fancy (and massive!) infographic explaining the various stages a software update has to go through before it reaches the end user. Why not give it a read as you wait for Android 4.4 KitKat to arrive on your device?