The upcoming Amazon Prime Air service will deliver goods from the online retailer to locations specified by customers. A patent filed last September, though, reveals that the service could actually deliver to customers wherever they are. It would be done by utilizing GPS technology found in practically every smartphone on the market today. Even when a customer changes his or her location, the Prime Air drone will adapt and reroute itself. The filing also reveals that Prime Air drones will communicate with each other to trade information relating to traffic and weather.
Amazon is still working on bringing Prime Air to the public despite pushback from the government.
The T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z3 is all set to get the Android 5.0 update as it has just been certified by the PTCRB. It’s common for updates to be certified by the PTCRB before it’s ready for a commercial release, so the rollout seems to be on track as of now. Read more
A new report has surfaced indicated German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler have partnered with Chinese search giant Baidu in an effort to buy the Nokia Here business unit from Nokia. The mapping unit appears to be valued at more than €2 billion ($2.2 billion USD) according to the reports, but more importantly will help the automakers stave off Google’s entry into the self-driving car market. At least, that is what the automakers are hoping. Read more
Three is currently rolling out the Android 5.0.2 update to all its carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy S5 in Austria. This upgrade brings the latest build of Lollipop, in addition to a plethora of bug fixes and stability improvements to the handset.
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Dell is now rolling out the Lollipop update to all Wi-Fi variants of the Venue 8 7840 located in Brazil. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports the latest build of Lollipop to the slate, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements.
HTC has quietly released an exclusive device for UK-based carrier Vodafone, the One M8s. Sure, the One M8 was last year’s device, but HTC’s One M8s has a bit more to offer. Take a look and see for yourself.
According to an online publication called Reuters, the European Union antitrust regulators have decided to discontinue its investigation into U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm’s patent licensing deals.
While many companies are embracing mobile gaming with open arms, Nintendo has been a bit reluctant to enter the scene. However, Nintendo, with their recent partnership with DeNA, is now ready to jump in.
Plans are to release one game by the end of this year. Nintendo won’t just been releasing a single game, though. Immediately after the company’s 2014 earnings, CEO and President Satoru Iwata said that they plan on launching five mobile titles by March 2017.
In an ironic twist on its #NeverSettle motto, it would appear that OnePlus has indeed settled its dispute with Micromax that saw the OnePlus One briefly banned from sale in India back in December. OnePlus announced that it and Micromax have agreed to mutually withdraw the cases and cease legal proceedings via its blog earlier today.
Fans of Google’s upcoming Nexus device are clouded in it. Will it be manufactured by LG or Huawei? Could two be on the horizon–one from both companies? The prospect of a Huawei made Nexus device is exciting, but what’ll put a grin on every Nexus fan’s face is what’s inside. Now, Chinese analyst Pan Jiutang is divulging what hardware could be inside Google’s next big thing.