by Abhinav Dua
Google has taken the wraps off the new version of Android called Android “L”. With its release, Google has put more emphasis on providing a buttery smooth UI experience which they call Material Design. According to the company, it is the biggest update made to Android till date. So without further ado, let dive in and take a detailed look at what’s new.
By Parangat Shukla
Do you face problem remembering the passwords of all the zillion accounts that you own throughout the world wide web and smartphones? Don’t you sometimes think that ONLY IF there was an easier way to verify your identity and let you access your account without compromising on security? Apple tried to present to people a new method to access their phones, when in iPhone 5S they incorporated a first of its kind finger print scanner, and were widely applauded by critics worldwide. Google’s feelings were hurt, “How could Apple come up with such a beautiful thing before us?” they thought, and soon you can find Google products that use Sound as password.
By Eshwar Nag
Google Aims for the Next Billion Users With Android KitKat. “Smartphone penetration is less than five percent in emerging markets,” said Android head Sundar Pichai while announcing KitKat at an event in San Francisco. KitKat, has a more immersive design, a cleaner font. But the real appeal of the operating system is that it can run on lower-end devices, as it requires only 512 megabytes of RAM.
By Eshwar Nag
Microsoft is at a crucial stage right now with a lot of impending changes. They have just finished the launch of the XBOX One, Windows 8.1 some time ago and have acquired Nokia’s Devices and services division recently. Their CEO Steve Ballmer has announced retirement and the Redmond Giant is hunting for its new CEO. The bigger changes are however, Microsoft wanting to become a Devices and Services company along with its ‘One Microsoft' initiative.
Microsoft's divisions like Office, Windows, XBOX and Skype have always been separate from one another with not a lot of collaboration with each other. The outgoing CEO has decided to change this. The 'One Microsoft' initiative is said to bring all the divisions of Microsoft closer and build services that collaborate with each other and work together as an ecosystem for greater speed and efficiency. There are already signs of this happening with Windows PCs, Windows Tablets, Windows Phone and XBOX One. And on the hardware front, the introduction of Surface Tablets and the acquisition of Nokia only emphasizes the fact the Microsoft wants to build its own hardware like Apple.