This Friday Debate, we discuss the Fire TV. Amazon introduced their long rumored set-top-box this week, and it looks pretty impressive. Has Amazon gained the upper hand on Google by releasing the Fire TV? Is the Chromecast still a good deal now that the Fire TV is out?
Google has fingers in a whole lot of pies, but how many of them are going to deliver a tasty treat? We take a look at all the major investments and acquisitions that Google has made over the last year and delve into the potential implications.
There is a massive Android ecosystem that doesn’t depend on Google and it’s growing rapidly. Is there a danger that Google could lose control of Android? We take a look at what it all means.
The NSA ran an operation code-named “Shotgiant” which targeted the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. One aim of the project was to add back doors to Huawei products. Then, when Huawei sold its equipment to other countries the NSA could easily gain access to their networks and conduct surveillance operations.
Google is pushing out an update to the Play Store Developer Policies in an effort to protect users and help shape the user experience. The update contains some new policies and some updated wording that addresses annoying trends we have seen in apps and helps maintain a positive, and family friendly, experience for users of the Play Store.
Although new handsets from HTC, Samsung and Sony offer many improvements over their predecessors, they arguably lack a certain ‘wow’ factor. Can newcomers like Oppo and OnePlus bring back the ‘wow’ factor to the smartphone market?
Both the new HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy S5 boast some of the best hardware specs in the business, but which handset really packs the most clout?
Although Project Ara might seem more like a pipe-dream that is aimed at geeks, there are many ways that modular phones could positively benefit end-users and may eventually lead to major changes in the mobile industry in general.
The concept videos that we were shown and the details we were able to glean from the SDK suggest that Android Wear is miles ahead other smartwatch platforms, like Samsung’s Tizen or Pebble. So, did Google just appropriate the wearable market for itself? Will Wear be for wearables what Android has been for mobile? Do competing platforms stand a chance in face of Google’s onslaught?
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A relaxing of the rules relating to carrier locked SIM cards in the Netherlands hit the news recently. We take a look at what it actually means and examine the potential benefits of this move and how it could go further to create some real carrier competition.