Wednesday 22 May 2013

In Other News: 22/05/2013.

  • Sony are reportedly considering an investors proposal to sell of the movie, music and TV units of their company in a bid to cement the company's financial position!
    Via TheVerge.
  • Google Now has landed in Chrome for everyone! If you update your browser and point it to then you should see an option to click a microphone symbol in the search bar and there you have it!
    Via AndroidCentral.
  • The guys over at CNet have got some new statistics which show how satisfied smartphone manufacturers are making their customers comparing 2012 and 2013. Apple still lead, but their lead over Motorola is now 4 points and Motorola gained 5 points and Apple lost two over the past year. Then come Nokia in third and all other Android manufacturers just before Blackberry on the bottom of the pile. Obviously this is just for the USA and so Nokia only sell their highest end smartphones whereas someone like Samsung offers a flood of devices at lots of prices, which will affect the results for them!
    Via CNet.
  • Bang and Olufsen's CEO has sat down for a chat with PocketLint to discuss what the future holds for his company! It's an interesting read and is well worth checking out here!
  • The Android app Ingress has received a huge update with changes which include notifications for "Portal under attack," "Portal neutralized," and "@<codename>" messages amongst many other enhancements!
    Via AndroidCentral.
  • HTC's Asia CEO has left the company too! For more details on the company's exec crisis check out this post here!
    Via CNet.
  • If you didn't pick up a Pebble smartwatch then you might be interested in the latested Kickstarter effort from Agent, which is similar, but more fashion focused! Check out the full details here!
And finally, Samsung's WatchOn app has been updated, but the app has seemingly revealed a bit more information than the company intended with added support for the Galaxy 'S4 Mega, S4 Mini and S4 Active'. There's a couple of new models we haven't heard of before and it'll be interesting to see what they turn out to be!
Via SamMobile.


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