Microsoft acquired Nokia’s devices and services businesses a while ago. While the deal is still to met regulatory approval in Asia, reports have it that the division, previously called Nokia Oyj, will soon be rebranded as Microsoft Mobile Oy.
Google rolled out the latest version of Android, branded ‘KitKat’, six months ago. To date, only 10% Android devices run this version. Such sluggish adoption rate is even slower than the adoption rate of Android Jelly Bean.
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos reminds us, yet again, how poetically beautiful the space is. A NASA video now reaffirms this notion. In the video, the space agency was able to capture a mid-level solar flare.
Apple is typically known as a company that isn’t driven by the market and rather, goes by its own decisions. However, an internal email from Apple now reveals that its employees are concerned about the increasingly tough competition.
Microsoft has been hinting at a major graphics-related announcement. The company has finally lifted the wraps and revealed DirectX 12, a new set of its graphical APIs which comes with extensive hardware support.
Microsoft has put a lot of effort into its Windows Phone OS. Yet, the platform lags far behind other contenders like iOS and Android. To patch this gap, Microsoft is now considering offering the Windows Phone OS for free.
Having established itself as a success in the aviation industry, it seems that Boeing is ready to try its luck elsewhere. The company has readied ‘Boeing Black’ which, it claims, is an ultra-secure smartphone built with modified Android.
Willow Garage, a research firm established back in 2006 by Scott Hassan, is shutting down. This is very significant for the robotics industry because the firm was among the pioneers in robotic research and software.
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