Everyday news breaks left right and centre 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 3rd of April, 2014.
Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1 at BUILD Conference
Microsoft finally announced the Windows Phone 8.1, the latest version of Windows Phone at BUILD Conference yesterday. The update will roll out in the coming months according to Microsoft and would be available for all the Windows Phone devices running WP 8 as well as those devices which will come with the update out of the box. The update bought the features most of which we knew about before the conference, such as Action Center, a Voice Assistant called Cortana, some neat new enterprise solutions as well as a flow keyboard similar to Swiftkey on Android. However, if you missed the major announcements, then here is an interesting video put together by The Verge to bring the highlights of the conference in one short package.
Nokia Announces new budget devices, Lumia 630 and 635 at BUILD
As it was expected Nokia announced three new smartphones at the BUILD Conference, as well as a Lumia Cyan update which would bring Windows Phone 8.1 to the Lumia devices running WP 8. The Nokia Lumia 635 has a 4.5 inch display with a Clear Black technology. The camera on the device is a 5 MP shooter and a 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400 SoC with 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. There is Micro SD support on board as well and the battery is 1830 mAh. The Lumia 630 is a Dual SIM as well as a matte finished version of Lumia 635. The device will retail for between $159 and $189.
Nokia also announced the Lumia 930, the new flagship device of company
Not just the Lumia 630 and 635, Nokia also announced the Lumia 930 which is the new flagship from the company. The device is basically an international variant of the Lumia Icon which was a Verizon exclusive. The device is the first global 1080 P True HD Windows Phone. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 800 SoC which is clocked at 2.2 GHz. There is a 20 MP A/F Carl Zeiss Lens with PureView technology rear camera on the device. The phone is expected to roll out for $599 in June. You can read a lot more details about the Lumia 930 in our dedicated report.
Apple’s WWDC to be held from June 2nd to June 6th 2014 in San Francisco
Apple will be holding its annual developers meet in San Francisco this year from June 2nd to June 6th. Apple has promised to talk about the future plans of both iOS and Mac OSX and what are their plans in the coming year. WWDC 2014 could also be the first time when we could hear something definitive about the wearables that Apple has long been rumored to be working upon. You can already apply for the tickets to WWDC from today till April 7th. However, the selection of who gets the ticket will be with a dip draw and the lucky developers would be informed about the same via E-Mail. We have more information on WWDC in our report here.
Motorola announces Moto G Forte in Mexico
Motorola has announced the Motorola Moto G Forte in Mexico after it was leaked last week. The device is basically the same phone as Moto G with a rugged grip shell on the outside making the phone perfect for rough usage. The specs on the phone are exactly same as the original Moto G including a 4.5 inch display which is a 720 P Panel, Snapdragon 400 processor, 5 MP Camera and Android Kitkat 4.4 out of the box. There are no plans at least as of now for a global release of the device.