16 September 2014

Google Android One Smartphones, Billions of Global Users (video)

Introducing Android One -
Introducing Android One--Google smartphone initiative for billions of global users (video above) The world is filled with potential: people who are ready to leave their mark and need a phone as ambitious as they are. Learn more at android.com/one. [Published on Sep 15, 2014]

While Apple [see video below] has retreated into being exclusively a luxury manufacturer and retailer of watches, smartphones, tablets, and computers (and accompanying "walled-garden" services), Google is going for billions of global users who want and need functional smartphones at low prices--Google has partnered with handset makers Micromax, Karbonn and Spice to bring phones that cost less than $100 to India and the rest of the world. (see article referenced below)


Economic Times

Android One: Google's push to rule the smartphone world
CNET
Android One is first rolling out in India, then in Indonesia, the Philippines and South Asia by the end of the year. For the launch, Google has partnered with three Indian device makers -- Micromax, Karbonn and Spice -- to create three $100 smartphones, as well as teamed up with the wireless provider Bharti Airtel, the largest mobile carrier in India, with 40 percent of smartphone users in the country on that network.. ... 

Report: Moto X 'Pure Edition' will ditch the bloat | PCWorld"One of the major gripes of those who buy Android phones is all the bloatware and inconsistent updates that wreck an otherwise "pure Google" experience. Motorola is taking that term and running with it, as a report says the company's non-carrier branded model will be dubbed the Moto X Pure Edition. The Moto X is very close to stock Android, with only a few Motorola-built enhancements like voice commands and gestures. Motorola also is very good about quickly updating its devices to the latest version of Android. The Moto X product page still lists the phone as "coming soon"..." 


Forbes

Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion
Forbes
In the last two years, gamers have played more than 2 billion hours of Minecraft onMicrosoft's Xbox 360. Monday, Microsoft Microsoft made the ...
Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5 billion - CNNMoney
Microsoft Buys 'Minecraft' for $2.5 Billion but Founders Will Leave - Wall Street Journal
Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5B - CNET


Wall Street Journal

Apple Reports Record Preorders for New iPhone
Wall Street Journal
Apple CEO Tim Cook talked about the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch ... The demand for the new smartphones exceeded the initial supply, Apple said ...

Tim Cook: Apple Watch Takes Us Into Whole New Area -
Sept. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the Apple Watch, HealthKit, Apple Pay, and iPhone 6 on "Charlie Rose." 

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