The enterprise market is important for technology companies and we see Samsung and BlackBerry taking most of the market share when it comes to smartphones. LG wants in on this market too and the LG V10 has introduced a new suite of security features for the enterprise user. LG calls this LG Gate and it includes features like Enhanced EAS, Data Encryption, VPN and MDM.
After the Alphabet restructuring, Google's latest CEO is doing a little restructuring of his own. Neal Mohan has gone from VP of Display and Advertising to SVP. Phillipp Schindler went from VP of Ads to the SVP of Global Sales and Operations. Lastly, Hiroshi Lockheimer used to be the VP of the Android team but is now the SVP for Android, Chrome OS and Chromecast
Facebook released a dialer application called Hello not too long ago and Yahoo was rumored to be working on one as well. Skype is Microsoft's voice and video communication service so it makes sense to have them develop one too. The app is reportedly called Dialer, it is designed by the Skype team and made exclusively for the Indian market right now.
Along with serving voice and data service to smartphones across the United States, Verizon Wireless also sells data plans to data only devices. For anyone with a tablet or hotspot device, the company has just announced some new data plans for its customers. You have the choice of 500MB for $15/week, 1GB for $20/month, 2GB for $35/2 months, 5GB for $60/2 months or 10GB for $100/2 months.
Google has been doing a big push to get deep links of mobile applications. Amit Singhal was recently interviewed by Kara Swisher and told us that Google is now indexing over 100 billion links within applications are searchable via Google's search engine. Not only that, but 40% of applications that are indexed on Android are appearing on the first page of mobile search results.
Even WiFi routers aren't safe from the hackers of the world and Google's OnHub wireless router was their latest target. It seems that the new router from Google is essentially a modified Chromebook without a screen. We are told they were able to break into the OnHub router simply by using a modified version of booting into Developer Mode.
LastPass was started in 2008 and ever since then they have grown into a favorite password management service for a lot of people. Their integration in Android is what really caught my attention and today they have some big news. The team and the technology are now owned by LogMeIn and we are told that the free, premium and enterprise options will only get better.
Google has partnered with Electronic Arts and Chillingo to offer a deep discount on 13 different games for Android. You can pick up titles like Monopoly, Fleece Lightning, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Dead Space, Bloodstroke and more for only a dime a piece. There isn't a known end date to this sale so you might want to hurry.
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