Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Nokia plans to resume making phones from 2016

Former giant of the mobile phone industry, Nokia Mobile plans to start making mobile phones again starting from 2016 if it can reach an agreement with Microsoft which bought it in 2014. This comes just days after Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella said Microsoft Lumia phones are dead. Nokia's Chief Executive Officer, Rajeev Suri told Germany's Manager Magazine "We will look for suitable partners," "Microsoft makes mobile phones. We would simply design them and then make the brand name available to license."

Google launches 'Ramadan Companion'

Google recently launched a Ramadan companion website and app which was built to help Muslim users organize their fasts and feasts. It was launched at the start of Ramadan and is named ‘My Ramadan Companion‘. Its features include Iftar recipes, local sunrise and sunset times, directions to local Halal restaurants, daily tips on how to have a healthy Ramadan, featured Ramadan-related YouTube content, etc.

Oukitel makes phone with 2 weeks battery life

Electronics Company, Oukitel is taking bold steps to address the battery capacity issues of smartphones; it has made a 10,000mAh battery which according to calculations can last up to two weeks on standby.  Other companies have made similar phones but there is always the problem of the battery size which makes the phone large, this phone however has a relatively smaller battery for its capacity even though it is still bigger than most flagship phones.

Mercedes introduces GLC SUV, More like a Bigger GLK

Do you like the Mercedes Benz GLK SUV but feel it’s too small? Well, here is a bigger option. Mercedes-Benz is phasing out its GLK SUV from 2016 and is replacing it with a larger SUV called GLC which will be manufactured starting from the 2016 model year and will go on sale in mid-November 2015.

The GLC comes with better safety features, suspension, performance and handling. Daimler AG representative, Thomas Weber said: “Our new GLC represents a further, systematic step in the implementation of our successful SUV philosophy.”

Checkout Microsoft's 3D Hologram Goggles 'Hololens'

Microsoft has invented a stunning pair of goggles called Hololens, which when you wear according to them can fill the world around you with almost real life 3D hologram images. Hololens is at its testing stages and has the potential to be a revolutionary invention.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Huawei releases Low Cost Huawei Y3 in Nigerian Market

Huawei recently unveiled its low cost Huawei Y3 smartphone in Nigeria. The smartphone is powered by Etisalat Easyblaze. The company through its Senior Marketing Manager, Olanipekun Okunowo, said "We are excited to launch the Huawei Y3, a powerful more accessible entry range Huawei smartphone to the Nigerian marketplace.” He also said that the Y3 is specially designed for the Nigerian market with excellent features and design which users will appreciate.

Swift Networks Acquires Chromecom

Leading Nigerian Internet Service Provider, Swift Networks Limited recently acquired Chromecom, a subsidiary of Monarch Communications Limited. The acquisition is to increase the speed and capacity of Swift’s Network.

The Managing Director of Swift Networks Limited, Mr Charles Anudu in his statement said “As a company, we believe in pursuing strategic initiatives that will continuously reinforce our brand essence and value proposition to our teeming customers.”

Confused on Which Android Phone to Buy? Google can help!

Google has created a tool which can help phone buyers find the “Best Android Phone” for themselves by simply answering few questions about their preferences and lifestyle. The tool is a website (android.com/phones/whichphone) and on it, there is a statement saying "With many Android phones to choose from, here's a great place to start…"

Yay! Twitter will now allow messages over 140 characters

From July 2015, Twitter Direct Messages or DM’s as they are popularly called will no longer be restricted to 140 characters. Unfortunately though, tweets will still be limited to 140 characters as it is one of Twitter’s unique features.

It will however be tested for some weeks before complete application. This limit removal will eliminate the need for many messages in one conversation. Twitter has been facing stiff competition from rivals such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. and has also witnessed stock price decline since its public listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

Facebook unveils “Moments” Photo Sharing App

Facebook on Monday, 15th June 2015 announced a new standalone app which makes group photo sharing a very easy process. Normally, when taking group photos, the group pose has to last for a while because everybody wants to take photos with their phones. This new photo sharing app enables users share photos with their friends to avoid the long uncomfortable posing for the same shot over and over.