Podcast - 4th June 2014
Iain, James and Mark begin this week's podcast with Apple's recent iOS 8 revelation and its plan to acquire Beats Electronics.
They then move on to discuss Samsung's Tizen-powered smartphone, a new flagship device from LG and the latest Microsoft Surface tablet - as well as a network takeover in Ireland, BlackBerry’s M2M moves and UK price changes for Vodafone.
Less than three years after opening its Research & Development centre in California, Vodafone Group says it’s moving the facility - called Vodafone xone - to London.
Vodafone’s existing London R&D facility will be expanded, becoming responsible for developing new technologies to complement existing products and services.
Apple has announced iOS 8, the new version of its operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.
Features include a ‘predictive text’ keyboard, enhanced photo editing and storage, video and photo sharing within the messages app, an iCloud Drive for file storage and a health app that provides an overview of personal data.
Amir Lehr of Cellebrite writes:
Mobile phone faults pose a daily problem for mobile phone retailers. According to mobile diagnostics expert Cellebrite, 60 per cent of cases are software-related issues with the smartphone, and can be resolved within minutes.
Almost three years after Tizen was announced as a successor to the MeeGo platform, Samsung has announced its first commercially available Tizen-powered smartphone.
The Samsung Z runs Tizen v2.2.1 on a 2.3GHz quad-core processor.