Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Device manufacturers and OS developers agree to the US’ ‘Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment’

April 16 | Posted by sarah | Phone News Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Device manufacturers and OS developers such as Apple, Google, Samsung, HTC, and Microsoft have agreed to the US’ “Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment” policy. The policy requires manufacturers and developers to provide free anti-theft tools in devices sold in the US. Here’s the policy: Part I Each device manufacturer and operating system signatory of Part I of this “Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment” agrees that new... Read more

Huawei to launch Android and Windows Phone-powered smartphone next quarter

March 13 | Posted by nadine | OS News Tags: , , , , ,

According to Huawei, it is gearing up to launch an Android and Windows Phone-powered smartphone next quarter. Shao Yang, Huawei’s Chief Marketing Officer, said in an interview with TrustedReviews, “We are still committed to making Windows Phone devices.” The exec added, “Compared with Android, the priority of Windows Phone is much lower but is still one of our choices of OS. We... Read more

Google working on update to fix battery drain on Nexus 5

March 7 | Posted by sarah | Phone News Tags: , , , , , ,

A battery drain issue has been discovered on the Nexus 5. Apparently, Skype constantly accesses the camera app which overworks the CPU. This affects performance and drains the battery. Google is aware of the problem and is working on a fix via an update. Sadly, it failed to mention when it would be rolling out the update. It says rebooting the... Read more