Samsung Electronics has replaced its ‘Samsung Apps’ mobile application store with a new online service called Samsung Galaxy Apps.
This new app store is targeted specifically at consumers with a Samsung Galaxy mobile device, promising hundreds of exclusive applications alongside non-exclusive apps.
Developers at the Google I/O conference last week were shown key aspects of the forthcoming Android OS update.
Known simply as ‘Android L’ - a sweet-themed name is expected to follow - the new platform is due to be launched in the autumn.
Podcast - 25th June 2014
This week's podcast covers the launch of the first Amazon smartphone and the introduction of Google Glass to the UK.
We also talk about new WiFi-powered voice services from EE and Three, plans to reduce mobile 'black spots', BlackBerry's app partnership, smartphone theft, 4G innovation... and rechargeable trousers.
BlackBerry says it’ll make the Amazon Appstore available on BlackBerry 10 smartphones from this autumn, when version 10.3 of the BB10 operating system is due to be launched.
It’s a move that’ll let BlackBerry focus more on developing enterprise and productivity applications.
Real-time location sharing service Glympse says it’s picked up $12 million (£7 million) in additional funding, with new investors UMC Capital and Verizon Ventures joining existing investors Ignition Partners, Menlo Ventures and Naya Ventures.
Glympse offers real-time, temporary location sharing via mobile devices, enabling users to share their location or journey without allowing themselves to be permanently ‘tracked’.