Opera Software signed a licensing agreement with Microsoft. Under its terms, Opera Mini will become the default web browser for the Redmond giant’s range of low-end phones, where its will replace the currently used Xpress Browser.
The agreement applies to phones which run Series 30+, Series 40, as well as those with the Asha platform. Read more »
According to a report in The Verge, Microsoft plans to unveil Windows 9 on September 30. The Redmond giant is tipped to be planning a press event, where a developer preview of the OS will be revealed.
The late September release date has been mentioned in past reports. Read more »
According to a report from Asia, the yet to be revealed Apple iPad Air 2 will have 2GB of RAM on board when it goes official. The move will represent the first increase in random access memory for Cupertino’s full size tablet since the iPad 3 came out.
The report goes further to point that the next generation Apple iPad mini will remain with a gig of RAM on board. Read more »
Intel and Unity Technologies announced strategic collaboration to extend Andorid support for the chipmaker’s devices. Unity will add Android support for Intel’s current and future x86 chips, including the Core and Atom families.
The graphic development platform creator will add Intel product enhancements to its Unit 4 and Unity 5 product families. Read more »
Alleged images of a dedicated selfie camera from Sony with rather odd design made the rounds online. Designed to look like a perfume bottle, the gadget looks set to be released in Asia in the near future.
Some alleged specs for the snapper leaked out alongside the images as well. Read more »
We managed to spend some quality time with the Sharp Aquos Crystal for Sprint Wireless. Announced earlier today, the budget-friendly smartphone marks the return of the Japanese manufacturer in the United States.
Despite its sleek looks, which suggest a high price tag, the Sharp Aquos Crystal for Sprint is quite affordable. Read more »
Details on a previously mentioned, low-cost Microsoft Windows 8.1 PC made by HP made the rounds. Dubbed HP Stream 14, the yet to be revealed machine is tipped to carry a Chromebook-rivaling $199 price tag when available.
The upcoming notebook will reportedly feature an AMD “Mullins” A4 Micro-6400T Quad-Core SoC, 2GB of RAM, and integrated Radeon R3 graphics. Read more »
The ultra-popular time-wasting phenomenon Flappy Bird will soon have a successor. The upcoming title by Dong Nguyen will be named Swing Copters.
Swing Copters will feature similar gameplay as Flappy Bird, except it will reportedly be even more difficult. Read more »
According to a report in The Korea Times, LG is set to release its next generation smartwatch in September, with IFA in Berlin as the likely destination. The successor of the LG G Watch will allegedly be a “serious game changer.”
Tentatively named LG G Watch 2, the yet to be announced Android Wear gadget is rumored to be a bona fide premium product with Qualcomm silicon on board. Read more »
It appears that the price tag of the soon to be released Moto 360 smartwatch got revealed prematurely. A leaked Best Buy product listing shows that the hotly anticipated gadget will cost $249.99 when it hits the shelves.
Unsurprisingly, the listing shows the Moto 360 as “coming soon.” Read more »
Google released four dedicated Android Wear ads. The commercials feature the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, and the soon to be announced Moto 360.
The ads are centered on the ability of Android Wear to display relevant information to the user “at a glance.” Read more »
Dedicated fans of Infinity Blade III will surely appreciate this bit of news. Players of the popular iOS title can now design and order 3D-printed figurines of its characters straight from the game.
In order to take in-app purchasing to the next level, the game developers from Chair Entertainment partnered up with the software development company Sandboxr. Read more »
Samsung’s latest Galaxy S5 marketing stint in the United States is once again focused on the handset’s Ultra Power Saving Mode. The move appears to be an extension to the recent Galaxy S5 TV ad, which labeled iPhone users as wall huggers.
The campaign involves placing stickers around power outlets on three major airports in the United States, which carry the following message: Read more »
Details on the availability of Xiaomi’s recently announced Mi Band fitness tracker became available. The cheap and stylish accessory will hit the shelves in China next week, on August 18.
As expected, the Xiaomi Mi Band will be priced at CNY 79 ($13). Read more »
HTC will make a beta version of the Zoe camera app available to all Android devices later this week. Re/code broke the news, which was subsequently confirmed by Drew Bamford – head of the HTC user interface team.
HTC Creative Labs is the group behind the project. Read more »