As from today, residents in the United States can buy a Moto 360 wireless Qi charger from either Best Buy’s online portal or from any of its 600 nationwide bricks-and-mortar stores.
The Eye Experience is coming to the HTC One (M8). On Tuesday, HTC will be rolling out a software update to the unlocked version of the One (M8) that includes Android 4.4.4 alongside the Eye Experience. The company’s vice president of Product Management, Mo Versi, tweeted the news on Monday night.
Other owners of the One (M8) should expect an identical update in early November.
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I know that after I got my Moto 360 I was thinking to myself, man I would love to play Pokemon Red, or Mario on that thing. Given its small size, it would do wonders to bring back the glory days of me squinting at a tiny screen in an effort to beat whichever game I was playing. Well it looks like I, and anyone else with an Android Wear watch, will be able to do just that.
Samsung has sent out invites for a Galaxy Note 4 launch event it’s holding in India on Friday, October 15. According to the invitations, the handset will be available to purchase in stores from Sunday, October 17, and is expected to be priced at around Rs. 56,650.
Facebook is about to get a lot stickier starting today. The social media network is unpackaging its stickers for the comments of a post. If you have never seen or even heard of Facebook’s stickers, just think of them as massive emojis with much more personality. Some stickers are fun and creative while others are absolutely bizarre.
This is the third major addition to the comments section since mid-2013. In May of that year, Facebook launched emoji support. Then, the comments section was covered in photographs the following month. Now there are stickers. All users will have access to stickers in comments within the next day.
Do you plan on using stickers often? Let us know in the comments (without stickers, please).
Source: Bob Baldwin (Facebook)
Samsung has pushed out a software update for the International variant of its flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 4, in preparation for its worldwide launch later this month.
Update ‘XXU1ANJ4′ weighs in at 36MB and transports bug fixes, stability improvements and speed enhancements, in addition to a line of code that “significantly” extends battery life.
In July, French telecommunications giant Iliad expressed interest to purchase a majority stake in T-Mobile. The offer at that time was roughly $15 billion for 56.6%. Recently, Iliad upped that number to take 67% at $36 per share. It was going all-in to get its foot into the United States wireless industry.
It all comes to an end today because T-Mobile’s parent, Deutsche Telekom, has “refused” to entertain the new offer. Iliad has announced its pursuit of T-Mobile is over and will move on. In somewhat of a jab at Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile, Iliad said in a press release that it will “continue its profitable growth policy as it has been conducted over the last 15 years in the interest of subscribers, employees and shareholders.”
This means that the door is still open for SoftBank to hop in and merge Sprint with T-Mobile.
The future of Xiaomi is not found in its homeland China. The company is looking at new markets for expansion. It is one of the reasons that Hugo Barra made the jump from Google to Xiaomi. Now, another former Googler is heading out to join Barra. Xiaomi has hired Jai Mani, who worked on Google Play and other items from 2009 until 2013, to lead the Chinese company into India. Barra and Mani do have a history of working with one another at Google.
Here is some of what Hugo Barra had to say about Mani’s hiring:
“The first person we hired is someone who’s going to be the glue between our users in India, product feedback that we receive, and the engineering team we have in Beijing as well as the engineering team that we are going to be building fairly soon in India.”
Via: Digits (The Wall Street Journal)