Podcast - 8th January 2014
Iain Graham, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge return with their first mobile industry podcast of 2014.
This week they're looking at new Samsung, Sony and ZTE products from CES, they're talking about Android embedded in cars, they're catching up with the latest news from BlackBerry, they're discussing cheque payments by smartphone, they're revealing complaint data from Ofcom and they're investigating quite a few other stories as well.
BlackBerry has appointed Ron Louks as President of its Devices and Emerging Solutions business unit.
He’ll report to John Chen, the company’s recently-appointed CEO.
Audi, GM, Google, Honda, Hyundai and NVIDIA working together
Google has teamed up with technology company NVIDIA and motor manufacturers Audi, GM, Honda and Hyundai to create the Open Automotive Alliance.
It’s a partnership that aims to bring the Android platform to more cars.
Wearable product range on the way
Sony has added two new models to its Xperia Android smartphone range.
The Xperia Z1s is a variant of the flagship Z1, with a 5-inch display and the same 20.7 megapixel camera sensor but new social camera applications.
Plus a new 'smart home' initiative
Samsung has revealed four new tablets at CES 2014: one Samsung Galaxy NotePRO device and three TabPRO devices.
In addition, Samsung has announced the ‘Samsung Smart Home’ service that’ll help consumers manage Smart TVs, home appliances and smartphones through a single platform.