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Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime (Galaxy F) vs. Nokia Lumia 930 – Specifications … – International Business Times AU

<!– Like us on Facebook –> The thickness and the weight of Lumia 930 are 0.39 inches and 167 g respectively. However, there is no information available on the specs of Galaxy S5 Prime (Galaxy F) at this point. Under the Hood The Lumia 930 is powered by a solid quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 800) Krait 400 processor, clocked at 2.2 GHz. The Galaxy S5 Prime, on the other hand, will be powered by a superior quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 805) Krait 450 processor, clocked at 2.7 GHz. Moreover, the Galaxy S5 Prime houses 3 GB of RAM, while the Lumia 930 comes with only 2 GB of RAM. The Galaxy S5 Prime will run on Android Read More

Nokia Looks To Boost US Business With SAC Wireless Buy – Forbes

In a bid to enhance its network infrastructure and deployment business in the U.S., Nokia has bought indoor wireless specialist SAC Wireless for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition, expected to close by the end of the third quarter this year, is likely to help the Finnish company improve its share in the network implementation market and deliver improved end-to-end network services to its customers. Adding to Nokia’s existing capabilities in network deployment, SAC Wireless is expected to help address complex issues related to distributed antenna systems, 4G upgrades and backhaul connectivity bottlenecks. SAC Wireless has about 450 employees and specializes in improving wireless coverage in public places such as hospitals, government institutions, stadiums and enterprises by using distributed antenna systems. Read More

Microsoft to release ‘Nokia by Microsoft’ Android-based Lumia smartphones? – Tech Times

A reliable source claims that Microsoft will release a new Android smartphone. The smartphone will be part of the company’s ‘Nokia by Microsoft’ branding and will also be a Lumia handset.(Photo : Bob Freking) A new report claims Microsoft will in fact support Android in a big way. Evleaks has revealed that an Android-powered Lumia is incoming, from ‘Nokia by Microsoft.’ Microsoft was once one of the biggest players in the smartphone world. Of course, at the time, Apple’s iPhone was still a seedling growing secretly inside apple and the term ‘Android’ to smartphone fans conjured up images of an actual robot and not the green mascot or mobile OS from Google. Smartphones at Read More

[Bug Watch] Paid Apps Cannot Be Installed On Android Wear, Play Store … – Android Police

Google’s hot new item, Android Wear, is barely out of the box, but there’s already a pretty big issue deserving of a place in our Bug Watch series. The initial rush of native Android Wear apps is starting to roll into the Play Store as developers get their hands dirty with the freshly released SDK. So far, most of these apps have been given away at no cost, but the few that have attempted to charge a fee have run into a wall. It seems that paid apps on the Play Store are incapable of installing Android Wear components to a device. The Problem Unlike most Android devices, the app installation experience for Android Wear could be described as very Read More

IT bigwigs like Cisco, IBM, HP India bet on small companies to retain growth – Economic Times

MUMBAI: The largest technology players in India are increasingly setting their sights on the smallest companies in the country, as growth in IT spending by small and medium businesses is expected to outstrip that of the domestic IT market. Competition for larger enterprises, the traditional hunting ground for the big technology players, is fierce and most already have significant IT investments. But small and medium businesses are just climbing onto the technology bandwagon and are growing at a rapid pace. “The IT firms are continuously developing their strategies roadmap for the SMB market with products designed specifically for this segment, having dedicated business units with relevant business metrics and focused go-tomarket strategies,” the National Association for Software and Services Companies Read More

Foreign Investors Put Pressure on Samsung – Wall Street Journal

SEOUL—A number of prominent U.S. investors have taken large stakes in Samsung Electronics Co. in recent months, putting pressure on the technology giant’s management to return more of its $60 billion cash pile to shareholders. Some of these investors, which include New York hedge fund Perry Capital LLC and mutual-fund managers Yacktman Asset Management and Artisan Partners LP, have been pushing Samsung executives to increase… Foreign Investors Put Pressure on Samsung – Wall Street Journalhttp://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNEpDhkkMVJrxoej1R9v9tjzV4v6rQ&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52778552335017&ei=mtu8U9DBGYP_mQL00YHIAg&url=http://online.wsj.com/articles/foreign-investors-put-pressure-on-samsung-1404758013

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S is a stunner. Too bad the tablet market is cooling off. – Washington Post (blog)

Samsung’s new tablet, the Galaxy Tab S, takes direct aim at Apple’s iPad line with 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch screens at a time when more consumers are questioning whether they need to buy a new tablet. The popularity of the big-screened phones, including Samsung’s Galaxy Note line, has slowed the growth of overall tablet sales. Analysts at IDC slashed their growth projection for the tablet market in 2014 to 19.4 percent from 23 percent. Meanwhile, the market for high-power, highly portable devices is about to get even tighter, according to a Monday Gartner report that says the  PC market is set to grow this year, thanks in part to super-portable computers such as the MacBook Air, Dell Ultrabooks or the Microsoft Surface. That leaves the Galaxy Tab Read More

From Pen And Paper To 3-D, Look Who’s Challenging Google Maps – NPR (blog)

i i hide captionMartin Garner, an analyst with CCS Insight, says companies like Apple and other Google competitors realize maps are becoming the key to our digital lives. iStockphoto Martin Garner, an analyst with CCS Insight, says companies like Apple and other Google competitors realize maps are becoming the key to our digital lives. iStockphoto When it comes to creating a digital map of the world, you may think of Google workers driving around in high-tech cars mounted with cameras — snapping photos of everything. But Robert Scott walks the streets of London jotting down address numbers with nothing more than a pen and a piece of paper. Scott is with OpenStreetMap, a British nonprofit that’s built a digital map Read More

Why Google’s Waze Is Trading User Data With Local Governments – Forbes

The department of transport control room for the city of Rio De Janeiro. In the photo below, a real-time map from travel app Moovit is up on the big screen. (Photo via Moovit) In Rio de Janeiro most eyes are on the final, nail-biting matches of the World Cup. Over in the command center of the city’s department of transport though, they’re on a different set of screens altogether. Planners there are watching the aggregated data feeds of thousands of smartphones being walked or driven around a city, thanks to two popular travel apps, Waze and Moovit. The goal is traffic management, and it involves swapping data for data. More cities are lining up to get access, and while the Read More

The Ex-Google Hacker Taking on the World’s Spy Agencies – Wired

Ariel Zambelich/WIRED During his last six years working as an elite security researcher for Google, the hacker known as Morgan Mayhem spent his nights and weekends hunting down the malware used to spy on vulnerable targets like human rights activists and political dissidents. His new job tasks him with defending a different endangered species: American national security journalists. For the last month, 34-year-old Morgan Marquis-Boire has been the director of security for First Look Media, the media startup founded by eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar that has recruited journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras.1 The website has become the most prolific publisher of NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s remaining secrets. Marquis-Boire’s daunting task is to safeguard those documents, and the communications of Read More