One of the reported new features for Windows Phone 8.1 is Cortana, a virtual assistant to rival Siri and Google Now. Microsoft says she is based on the most advanced, almost magical, intelligence in their cloud.
For all those among us that have dreamed of a Nokia Android phone, perk up. The marriage of Nokia’s legendary build quality and the best mobile operating system in the world would be a truly amazing thing, and now, it’s looking more likely than ever.
As Microsoft begins the road towards bringing Nokia under their wing, we’re left to wonder what implications the deal could mean for Android. Though the news is fresh, it could be a dud of a deal for Microsoft.
In a press release late last night, Microsoft announced an agreement to acquire Nokia’s Devices and Services business for $7.2 billion.
Google has acquired smartwatch maker WIMM Labs, a move that seems to confirm Google’s interest in making a smartwatch of its own, something we’ve heard of before.
Microsoft Research has devised a peer to peer acoustic file transfer protocol, which allows devices to send and receive information over the air using sound.
Microsoft claims that Google is purposely blocking its YouTube app for Windows Phone, following a dispute over in-app advertising and video downloading.
This week, we had some good news for owners of bogged down Nexus 7s (2012), Samsung got caught red-handed, MS Office hit Android, the Moto X has landed (finally), and Google has your back if you lose your phone. Let’s kick it!
Android continues to tighten its grip on the tablet market, acquiring a 67% share of the market during Q2 2013. Meanwhile, Apple shipments shrank by 14 percent year-on-year.
A research firm is expecting the smartwatch business to show significant growth next year, forecasting over 5 million smartwatch sales for 2014.