Samsung and MasterCard have just announced that the two companies are extending their partnership to bring Samsung mobile payments service to Europe. Samsung Pay, as you may know, is Samsung’s competitor to Apple Pay and eventually Android Pay as well. Samsung Pay is presently being trialled in South Korea and is believed to launch in the States alongside Samsung’s next flagship smartphone in the summer.
When HTC first launched the One M9+ at an event in Beijing back in April, there were some that were disappointed that it wasn’t being made available worldwide. It would seem that it’s time to turn that frown upside down though, with HTC announcing today that it will be launching the One M9+ in Europe soon. Read more
Since the passage of the controversial European “right to be forgotten” law, Google has received a whopping 281,000 requests to stop 1.1 million web links from appearing in its search records. And the search engine giant has already granted 602,000 of the deletion request.
Earlier today, LG quietly launched a new variant of the G4 in Europe. The handset is called the G4c and is essentially a scaled-down model of the flagship with a smaller display and more refined internals.
The Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain have reportedly seen a dip in Android marketshare given the emergence of newer iOS devices. The launch of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus may have been a factor in users switching over from Android. Read more
It’s old news that the European Union has been investigating Google over antitrust claims that their dominance in the search engine market has created somewhat of a monopoly for the company. The EU is reportedly planning on instituting a 6.4 billion dollar fine on Google, which is a massive penalty, even for a company even like Google. Read more
Google’s beloved Maps service recently had its 10-year birthday. It’s been a long road, if you pardon the pun, and it’s amazing to see how far this intrepid project has gone.
But Google definitely isn’t sitting back yet. Starting immediately, the new lane guidance feature in Maps will now be delivering instructions to drivers in 15 new European countries. The feature has been available to certain markets, like the United States, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom to name a few, since last year.
If you’re a resident of one of these new locations and are running at least Maps 8.0, you should be noticing lane guidance as of now. Read more
According to a report published earlier today by Techtastic.nl, the 32GB variant of Google’s latest flagship smartphone, the Nexus 6, will have a whopping €649 ($809) price tag when it hits the pre-order list in Europe on Monday, November 17, with deliveries scheduled for early December.
HTC is in the midst of pushing out a major update to all unlocked and carrier-branded variants of its current flagship smartphone, the One (M8), situated in Europe. Weighing in at 252MB, the upgrade transports the Taiwanese company’s Eye Experience camera user interface, together with a bunch of stability improvements.
Hit the break to see the full changelog.
Yesterday the EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) awarded Sony’s Xperia Z2 tablet >8″ tablet of the year. The judges commended the slim, lightweight device for its sleek design (6.4 mm thick and 426 g) and its waterproofed security. Read more