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.
Nokia has released a new smartphone that runs ‘Nokia X’, the mobile software platform based on the Android Open Source Project.
It’s the first Android-powered device released by Nokia since the company’s mobile division was acquired by Microsoft.
Google and Microsoft have agreed to include a ‘kill switch’ in the next versions of Android and Windows, which will prevent thieves from reactivating a stolen smartphone.
Apple’s iOS already incorporates a similar feature.
Google has started selling its Google Glass wearable glasses-style computers in the UK.
They’re currently priced at £1,000 including frames or sunshades.
Three says it’s launching a new service that’ll offer voice and SMS text services via WiFi to UK customers.
The service, which is called Three inTouch, will be available from early August.