Before 2014 ended, LG announced an Android-powered smartphone with a unique feature – animated eyes.
Since its initial launch, the LG AKA has only been available in South Korea. However, it seems LG is looking to make a big splash in the international market as well.
According to a report by Phone Arena, the Android handset will soon become available in the international market. Some countries that will be getting the device in a few weeks include Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Singapore and Turkey. more >>
After developing some of the thinnest handsets in the market, Chinese phone manufacturer Gionee is back to its old ways of launching affordable devices.
However, the phone maker may be following the path of most brands today.
According to a report by GSM Arena, the Chinese company will launch its newest smartphone, the Gionee Elife S7 in India next month. more >>
The Church of England is set to invest £700,000 in a new program that aims to promote greater engagement between Christian leaders and the scientific community.
The creation of the initiative, which will be part of a three-year Durham University program, was announced during British Science Week, a 10-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and math that concludes on March 22.
The program will offer trainee priests and others access to resources on contemporary science, and will also research attitudes toward science from church leaders. Durham University professor Rev. David Wilkinson spoke out about the divide between faith and science during a recent interview with The Christian Post. more >>
A couple of days ago, there were reports about Xiaomi's Mi4 smartphone running on Windows instead of Android.
According to the report, the Chinese manufacturer has partnered with Microsoft in offering the brand new Windows 10 update when it becomes available in the next few months.
However, in a follow up report by GSM Arena, it seems Xiaomi is not the only phone maker that Microsoft has dealt with. more >>
Google has just released a substantial update for its Google Maps app for iPhone and iPad, featuring four new improvements for its highly popular application.
Google Maps has updated its app for iOS providing iPhone and iPad with a host of new features and improvements, including full-screen maps, a shortcut for "directions to," transit line colors, Zagat-rated restaurants search filter capabilities, and more.
The first batch of updates were released in January, and the second batch was made available a month after. The current set of updates for March brings Google Maps iPhone and iPad versions up to 4.4.0. Apart from removing several bugs, it includes four major features and other improvements for better user experience on the mobile web mapping service. more >>
Microsoft has found a way to install a Windows 10 ROM on Android phones and is currently testing it out with a group of "power users" in China who are using Xiaomi Mi 4 Android devices. This announcement was made by the company during its major announcement that the latest version of their operating system will soon be available to the public.
According to a Windows blog, Terry Myerson wrote: "Through a new program with Xiaomi, one of the top smartphone distributors in the world, a select group of Xiaomi Mi 4 power users will be invited to help test Windows 10 and contribute to its future release later this year. These power users will have the opportunity to download the Windows 10 Technical Preview – installing it and providing their feedback to Microsoft."
Xiaomi in a separate statement clarified that this is not a formal partnership and that Microsoft is "working directly with select members of our Xiaomi fan community in China" in this "experimental program." According to a report in BGR, Microsoft will create a custom build of Windows 10 and have select Mi 4 users who are already familiar with installing custom ROMs use it on their devices. Xiaomi also reiterated their commitment to the Android ecosystem. more >>