Yesterday, we discussed the second part of our tech giants coming to the west series with Huawei. What people may not know, however, is that Huawei owns a company by the name of HiSilicon. Hisilicon's processor department may not be the most popular in the west but their technology is impressive, with year on year improvements being easily seen. In the coming years, manufacturers such as Qualcomm may have to face the fact that there are other companies just as able...
Google To Release Nexus Tablet Within Six Months?
It’s not clear yet whether Google is actually going to manufacture and sell the tablet on its own, possibly leveraging the recently-purchased Motorola, or pick an OEM like HTC or Samsung to create a “pure” Google tablet under the Nexus brand. Considering history, the latter seems more likely, as that’s what Google has been doing with the Nexus One, Nexus S, and Galaxy Nexus smartphones; however, the first Honeycomb tablet, the Motorola Xoom, also shipped with a “pure”, unmodified Android version and was heavily promoted by Google, without being applied the Nexus moniker. Now that Motorola belongs to Google, the first option doesn’t seem too unlikely.
Schmidt also said that Google is working on improving its voice recognition technology “to do things similar to Siri”, Apple’s voice assistant available on the iPhone 4S which recognizes and responds with natural language, as opposed to other technologies that depend on pre-defined commands.
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There are many great Android handsets on the market today that are much cheaper than the flagships from the major players like Samsung and HTC. The OnePlus One and Nexus 5 are two great examples of high-end phones being offered at prices much cheaper than competitors. But there are phones in the mid-range that may offer even more bang for your buck. Let us know which smartphone deal you think has the best value.
TapDeck which has just entered beta, is a smart wallpaper app that allows you to change to a random wallpaper by simply double tapping your screen. After selecting images you like from a selection, your wallpapers will be chosen based on similar images from Flickr, Imgur, Reddit and Wikipedia. If you see one you like, simply swipe up and you will see information relevant to the image. After spending a day with this app it is clear that it is still...