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Budget Android One Ships

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 15th, 2014

The first Android One handsets, which are budget-priced smartphones, have been released in India, reports the BBC. Android One handsets provide a minimum set of features determined by Google. “Our goal was to develop high quality smartphones at an affordable price, with access to connectivity, done at scale around the world,” Sundar Pichai, who oversees […]

Intel Developer Forum Live Keynote

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 9th, 2014

At the 2014 Intel Developer Forum (IDF14) Intel Chief Executive Officer, Brian Krzanich, shared Intel’s vision for the future, providing updates on Intel technologies. The live keynote started at 9Am this morning from San Francisco. Multiple sessions will be running in tandem over the 3-day IDF event. Mega Sessions are presented by senior leaders at […]

VR Cinema: Killer App?

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 8th, 2014

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4, a 5.7″ phablet announced last week, is even bigger than premium flagship phones like the LG G3 with a 5.5″ display, the Sony Xperia Z3 with a 5.2″ display, and Samsung S-5, with a 5.1″ display, notes C/Net. The Note, with a Snapdragon 805, is also more powerful. The 5″+ phablets […]

Apple’s Wearable Faces Massive Competition

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 7th, 2014

Appleā€™s upcoming wearable device, based on iOS, will run third-party applications and may come with an App Store, reports 9-to-5 Mac. To be revealed on Tuesday, the wrist-worn Apple wearable is not expected to be released until early next year. It will boast a fashionable appearance, but still function as a smart watch with fitness-centric […]

Sprint Offers International Wi-Fi Calling

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 29th, 2014

Sprint will begin offering International Wi-Fi Calling back to the United States at no additional cost starting with an over-the-air software update to Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark rolling out now. This new feature allows those traveling abroad with Wi-Fi Calling enabled phones to make and receive calls to friends and family in […]

Samsung Adds Nokia Maps to Phone and Watch

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 29th, 2014

Nokia’s Here Maps are coming to Samsung Android and Tizen phones, report Engadget. Nokia’s maps work offline, so no celluar connection is required once regional maps are downloaded to the device. HERE for Android will let you download entire countries and regions, much like TomTom, or OpenStreetMap-powered alternatives such as Skobbler (now owned by Telenav). […]