Yesterday Google announced a new version of its Android mobile platform - Android 4.3 - and a much-rumoured update to its Nexus 7 tablet.
In addition, there was a new ‘Chromecast’ HDMI adaptor that’ll let users stream content to their TV from most portable devices.
The Foxconn Technology Group, which produces mobile devices for a number of companies including Apple and Amazon, has announced a partnership that’ll see it working with Mozilla on the Firefox OS open platform.
Foxconn will use Firefox on its own products.
Juniper Research has forecast that 2 billion mobile and tablet users will be watching TV and video on their devices by 2017.
This worldwide growth is being attributed to two main factors: the uptake of higher-quality mobile devices and the growing popularity of short (and easily shared) video clips.
Android fragmentation blamed for the decision
UK commercial television broadcaster ITV has announced a new version of its catch-up television player for Android devices.
The free ITV Player app offers access to the last thirty days of content across ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4 and CITV channels. However, unlike previous versions it’s only available for selected Samsung smartphones and tablets.
Mark Bridge writes:
I like a challenge. I like learning. Ask me to do a spot of research and I’ll happily pore over books, trawl the internet and have lengthy conversations into the night.
So I was more than happy to help when Optomen Television, the company behind “Britain’s Secret Shoppers” on Channel 4, asked me for a few tips that would help viewers get a good deal on a mobile phone.