Sony is currently working on a new concept OS under the project name Concept for Android and the new concept OS is entering its beta phase in Sweden. The company is testing the new OS with a small group of Sony Xperia Z3 owners in the said country. Sony described the new concept OS as a "stripped-down and vanilla version" of the Android 5.1 Lollipop, with a few added features.
Being a "vanilla" version, the new OS is said to have "significant differences" with what the company has released commercially and will include new apps and additional features being developed by Sony.
This is not the first time that Sony has conducted special beta testing for Android on its smartphones. However, this time around, it is a more targeted testing as it is in support of the development of new concept OS. This new Concept for Android will likely lead to the development of specialized versions of the Android OS, which in turn can serve specific segments of the smartphone market. more >>
Join Pope Francis in laughter as he struggles to keep his cap on and mantle down in the blustery winds of St. Peter's square during mass and greeting the faithful in Italy and Brazil. Enjoy these hilarious moments captured in photos.
Pontificating in the wind:
A 31-year-old U.K. man who recently dedicated his life to Jesus Christ decided to confess his sins and turn himself in to police for shooting another man in the face in 2005. He will now serve a 12-year sentence after being convicted on several charges by a London court on Friday.
The shooter, Merice Brown, reportedly wanted to clear his conscience after becoming a Christian and turned himself in to a Leicester police station on March 2, according to authorities. He is being held at the Inner London Crown Court after pleading guilty to attempted murder and two firearm offences for shooting a man four times in the face.
On March 3, 2005, Brown was riding his bike past a barbershop in Kennington when he spotted a 19-year-old man getting a haircut. They stared at each other and this led to Brown entering the shop. more >>
Syrian Christian refugees living in Sweden say they were forced out of their asylum house by Muslim refugees who demanded they hide their crosses and banned them from using communal areas in the home they shared.
"They dared not stay. The atmosphere became too intimidating. And they got no help," said a Swedish government migration agency rep responsible for the center they were staying in to Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. "They chose themselves to organize [a] new address and moved away without our participation because they felt a discomfort."
The Christians, comprised of two families, were seeking asylum after fleeing from the Islamic State in Syria. And the place they were staying at housed around 80 people with many being Syrian Muslims. more >>
The Moto G has been among the most popular handsets for Motorola, mainly because it gave a healthy mix of affordability and quality. It provided most if not all of the basic specs and features in an Android smartphone, but it was priced very aggressively.
And as the result of this success, the Lenovo-owned company will be unveiling a third-generation Moto G this year. There will be a global press event for Motorola on July 28, but it is still isn't clear whether the phone maker would include the Moto G (3rd Gen) to its list of unveiled devices.
However, according to a report by GSM Arena, a Swiss online retailer may have just unveiled the full specs list of the new Motorola Moto G smartphone. more >>
MGM-Columbia Pictures' latest James Bond movie, "Spectre," has just debuted a new trailer, featuring more of the film's story, as well as its supporting cast.
Unlike the previous posters, teasers, and teaser trailers released, the new footage has Daniel Craig's Bond in an unauthorized mission in Mexico City pursuing his quest to hunt down the mysterious organization Spectre.
In several action-packed sequences, Bond clambers onto rooftops, gets into car chases on near vertical surfaces, chases cars with planes and is seen on snowy mountain passes, boardroom brawls, helicopter somersaults and gunfights. more >>