Everyday news breaks left right and center in the world of technology. It is pretty much impossible to capture all these stories and bring a detailed report. And not bring this news to our readers feels unfair.
Just as a disclaimer, we would not be divulging into details of the story and just give a brief outline of what the story was all about. So without any further adieu lets begin on what caught our attention on what has been a rather slow day in terms of news pouring in of February 17th, 2014.
Gionee announces the Gionee M2 and G4 in India
Gionee has been making plenty of noises in the Indian market. With the E7, the company made a bold claim of the device being the best Android Camera device and that they plan to become the number one mobile brand in India. However, not just the high end models, Gionee seems to want to compete in the budget and the lower end of the market too. Keeping in line with that, Gionee has announced the Gionee GPad G4 and the M2 in India. The G4 is a phablet device with 5.7 inch device with 720P display, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM and 13 MP rear camera and MediaTek 6589 T Quad Core SoC. The device has an aluminum body and will sell for Rs. 18,999. The M2 is a plasticy device and has a 5 inch display with FWVGA resolution. It is being powered by a Quad Core CPU and with 8 MP rear camera, the device will sell for Rs. 10,999.
LG Announces LIII Series and promises the unveiling at MWC 2014
With the Nexus 4, LG Optimus G Pro, LG G2 and Nexus 5, the past year has been great for LG. However, the achilles heel for the OEM remains the mid and budget segment. To try and change that, LG has announced three new devices, the L90, L70 and the L40 which form a part of the LIII series. the devices will all run Android KitKat 4.4 out of the box and will be on show in Barcelona at MWC 2014.
Dropbox is now unblocked in China
Dropbox, the popular cloud storage service has seemed to have gotten reprieve in China and is now available un-blocked. How long this will last is anybody’s guess. It is also not clear what was the reason for releasing the shackles on Dropbox has been. However, we hope this will be the beginning of shift in policies which has seen some of the most popular services being blocked in China since 2010. However, with local services such as Tencent offering as much as 10 TB of cloud storage for free, it is difficult to see how well the service will do in China.
Checkout the Demographics of Popular Photo sharing service, Snapchat
Snapchat is a rage amongst teens today. With the ability to share pictures which self destructs within seconds, the teens have found the app a brilliant and interesting way to communicate. Some of the numbers released regarding Snapchat have been beyond brilliant, and just the fact 400 Million snaps are exchanged everyday via Snapchat tells how big the app has been.
Google Acquires Slicklogin
It’s like we are living in the Sci-Fi world we once imagines. We are using fingerprints to unlock our phones and soon maybe even use our retina for the same if the leaks about the Galaxy S V are true. But, how about you using your voice to unlock services? This is exactly where we might be heading to as Google has acquired Slicklogin, a company that specializes in analysing emitted sound. The deal is said to be worth several million dollars, and it is expected, it would be one of the options to help 2 way authentication programme.
Slicklogin confirmed on their site:
“Today we`re announcing that the SlickLogin team is joining Google, a company that shares our core beliefs that logging in should be easy instead of frustrating, and authentication should be effective without getting in the way. Google was the first company to offer 2-step verification to everyone, for free – and they’re working on some great ideas that will make the internet safer for everyone. We couldn’t be more excited to join their efforts.”