Microsoft has been fine tuning its digital assistant – Cortana for the Windows Phone platform to support more languages and regions. In the meantime, the software-giant is reportedly working to make Cortana available on Android and iOS platforms as well.
After impressing many on the Windows Phone platform, Microsoft is reportedly working on a project called Eistein to bring Cortana as a standalone app for the Apple iOS and Google Android platforms. Read more »
Fancy an Iron Man-themed Samsung Galaxy S6 edge? You might soon be in luck as concept renders of the hot flagship smartphone dressed in the livery of Marvel’s Avengers made the rounds on the web.
The images reveal the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge with a color scheme that matches an Avengers team member. Read more »
Asus released a brand new promo video of the ZenFone 2. The characterful mid-range handset was officially priced in its native Taiwan a couple of days ago.
Unsurprisingly, the video focuses on the stellar hardware that the Asus ZenFone 2 has to offer. Read more »
According to a report by the research firm IDC, Apple will ship roughly 60 million iPad tablets in 2015. The Cupertino giant moved 63.4 million slates last year.
IDC projects Apple to capture 25.6% of the tablet market this year – down from 27.6% in 2014. Read more »
Xiaomi has had quite a lot of success in India, with the subcontinent now being the company’s second biggest market after China, when it comes to sales. So naturally it’s thinking about expanding in India even more.
We’ve already heard that Xiaomi wants to start manufacturing phones in India in the future, but now it’s surfaced that it’s also going to open 100 “experience stores” throughout its territory. Read more »
Today Dropbox has released the latest update for its Android app. This will roll out to users from across the world within the next few days. It brings with it two new features: a built-in PDF viewer and in-document search.
The PDF viewer gives you rich previews for all of your PDFs stored on Dropbox, regardless of where they came from. You can also use the Dropbox PDF viewer to take a look at PDFs from elsewhere – for example, those you receive as attachments in your email, or some you may already have on your device. Read more »
Google could be working on its very own VPN service for Android, which might get an official launch at some point in the near future. This revelation comes from a look at one of the apps that are bundled in the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the Motorola Nexus 6.
After applying the update, among the list of installed apps is something called Google Connectivity Services. You can’t see this in the app drawer, but it’s listed under Settings > Apps > All. You can run it, but only after fiddling with a dedicated app for handling the launch of activities (the string is quite long). Read more »
Google updated its popular Messenger app for Android. Version 1.2 of the application is now available to download and install from Google Play.
The new Google Messenger build brings a couple of new features to users. Read more »
The freshly announced Huawei MediaPad X2 got priced in Europe. Amazon has listed the 7” tablet with phone cellular network connectivity in Germany and Italy.
In Germany, the MediaPad X2 costs €349 for a 16GB model with 2GB of RAM in silver. Read more »
Yesterday we saw Android 5.1 make the rounds with a few official builds for Nexus devices. The next iteration of the popular OS brings new features and various improvements to the table and incorporated all of the patches and bug fixes from Android 5.0.1 and 5.0.2.
All and all, it is much more focused on updating Lollipop with new functionality and attending to some irritations, than the previous two builds and consequently comes with a few new APIs – API level 22 in Google talk. Read more »
One of the few features of Samsung’s TouchWiz that people seem to actually like is the multi-window support (pictured below). This has evolved quite a lot over time, with every new flagship made by the Korean company. It’s now a pretty mature system, in fact. But what if you like Android the way Google envisions it? Well, up until now there’s been no such feature in ‘vanilla’ Android, but that state of things may change soon.
Google is apparently working on integrating multi-window support in Android itself. This might see the light of day with the next major release of the company’s mobile OS. We could hear something about it at the Google I/O developer conference in May, as that’s usually where Google unveils big new Android features. Read more »
Last month we heard that Motorola’s Moto Maker device customization service would become available for the Moto 360 smartwatch too, and today is the day when this has actually happened. Like in the case of the Moto X, you can use Moto Maker to customize your Moto 360 according to your own taste, and it will be delivered to you how you want it.
You can choose from three case finishes – dark metal, light metal, or champagne gold. This is actually the first step if you use Moto Maker for the Moto 360. Read more »
Pandora for Android received a major update. Version 5.8 brings support for Google Now cards to the music streaming app.
Google Now support means that users can search for and play music straight from the search giant’s personal assistant. Read more »
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year we got to see two very special Android Wear smartwatches – the Huawei Watch and LG Watch Urbane. Now that the congress is over, it’s time to ask for your opinion on which one of the two is best.
Choosing a watch is very much a matter of personal taste and that’s why this poll is so interesting. Both watches look stylish, but each has unique traits, which make it stand out. Read more »
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Google has Android version for virtual reality in the works. The new build will allow the search giant to compete with the likes of Facebook, which recently acquired Oculus for $2 billion.
Android for VR will be freely distributed just like its sibling for smartphones and tablets. Read more »