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A week of mobile news, including a US launch for the Amazon Fire smartphone and a UK launch for Google Glass

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.

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Nokia announces a new Android smartphone running its 'Nokia X' platform

Nokia announces a new Android smartphone running its 'Nokia X' platform

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.

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Google and Microsoft will add a 'kill switch' to their next mobile versions of Android and Windows

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.

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Google Glass wearable technology comes to the UK

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.

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Three UK plans WiFi-powered voice and SMS service from early August

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.

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