Google says it’s planning to launch a new iOS and Android ‘smart messaging’ app called Allo, along with a video calling app called Duo.
Both are based on the user’s mobile phone number, drawing comparisons with WhatsApp.
Android-powered devices being produced by a new Finnish company
Former mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has signed a deal that’ll see a new Finnish company producing Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets.
The new company – HMD global – is being granted an exclusive branding and intellectual property licence to create Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets for the next ten years.
Google introduces its mobile payment rival to Apple Pay
Google has launched its Android Pay mobile payment service in the UK today.
It first introduced the service to the USA around nine months ago.
HTC has announced its latest flagship smartphone: the HTC 10.
It runs Android v6 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core chip, running at up to 2.2GHz.
CEO says current focus is on mid-range Android devices
A report by UAE’s The National says BlackBerry is planning to launch two mid-range Android smartphones this year but doesn’t have any more BB10 devices in the pipeline.
However, it will continue releasing updates for BB10.