Amazon posted their Q2 earnings for 2015, and the internet retail giant smashed analyst estimates. The company pulled in $23.18 billion in revenue with a profit of 19 cents per share, which is significantly better than their estimated 14 cent loss per share. Amazon’s share prices obviously soared, and ended up well above $500 per share. Read more
Honda will be adding a connected car platform to their 2016 Accord in the form of Android Auto. Honda unveiled the new Accord during the opening of its expanded Silicon Valley Lab.
AT&T has reported its second quarter earnings, showing minor improvement compared to the same time last year. The company generated $33 billion in overall revenue, up 1.4% since last year. In addition, the carrier’s stock price per share increased sixty-nine cents this year compared to only sixty-one cents last year. AT&T also mentioned it added 2.1 million wireless subscribers, 410,000 were postpaid and 331,000 prepaid. The remaining 1 million came from connected cars.
Right on the heels of its Moto Maker options being posted, a promotional video for the upcoming Moto G (2015) went live prematurely. The actual video was taken down rather quickly but you can still view it here. Brazilian retailer Americanas apparently thought it was fine to release the video containing the handset’s main specifications.
HTC has released a new video for the HTC One M9 that tries to play on emotion in a big way. Using the hashtag RallyAroundMichelle, the spot portrays a young woman who is having a difficult day. After posting a social media message “I am nobody” the responses start to pour in reminding Michelle how many people do care about her. Of course, all of this is accessed via her HTC One M9 as her day is slowly brightened by the messages.
You can check out the one minute long “full” video after the break. Read more
The Big Android BBQ is scheduled for October 22nd and 23rd 2015 in Hurst, Texas. However news has broke that The Big Android BBQ is coming to Europe! An announcement at the Big Android BBQ Netherlands website says that they are coming to Amsterdam from the 12th to the 14th of November 2015.
The event will allow senior developers and enthusiasts to all get together for a fun filled event. Read more
LG Display announced today that it will invest KRW 1.05 trillion ($908m) into a 6th generation flexible OLED production line to produce OLED displays more efficiently. The plan is expected to start sometimes in the third quarter of 2015 and will be completed by the second quarter of 2017. Read more
Yahoo’s popular News Digest app is now available for Android tablets. It’s basically the same as the mobile version only now on a large screen which makes reading more enjoyable. What makes it unique is it provides a summary of all important news twice a day, hence the “digest” name. Once in the morning and once at night, all the top stories are summarized and only the key information is shown.
Republic Wireless aims to improve the quality of its service by harnessing the power of a WiFi network. The carrier has already allowed seamless transition when moving ongoing calls over a WiFi connection to its nationwide network; however, with ‘Project Salsa’, its latest experiment, customers are able to switch a call from Republic Wireless’ network to WiFi. Call quality obviously benefits from the strength of a WiFi network.
The newest range of devices from Motorola will be unveiled on July 28, but leaks are showing no signs of stopping until then. While the Moto X has been Motorola’s flagship device, the Moto G has served as a valuable mid-range phone. The Moto G (2015) will step things up a by joining the Moto X with Moto Maker customization this year. At some point yesterday, Motorola accidentally posted the options available through Moto Maker for the new Moto G, showing that the phone will be unique to its owner.