This week in Android a report surfaced that showed Android besting iOS in mobile ad revenue. We also saw that the Nexus 9 is not getting updates first, and that Samsung is using Sony camera sensors in the S6 and S6 Edge.
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An upcoming Google I/O developer session promises "Your app, now available hands-free" thanks to Voice Access; a new way to control Android apps through speech.
As you go through disabling preloaded Samsung apps on your new Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, make sure to include S Voice. Google Now is more reliable, more functional, and has a quick shortcut to launch.
The cloud and retail giant is preparing to expand its voice-activated assistant's capabilities with the launch of a beta software development kit to help outsiders to build apps.
Ahead of the Christmas break, Google has rolled out a slew of Drive updates that improve file format support, file sharing and document search.
The new app WeChat Phonebook can make phone calls completely free of charge under Wi-Fi, and uses little data while using mobile internet.
Google is improving upon an app popular for personal and business use cases alike.
Amazon's move is likely to attach more audio books along with eBook sales.
Telstra is giving its customers and third party developers the opportunity to create apps for its voice and video cloud, Telstra IP Telephony solution.
Oracle will utilize Nuance Cloud Services to give speech recognition and synthesis to a range of Oracle enterprise mobile apps.
More of Google's voice actions from its networked Glass devices are making their way to Search for Android.
The Moto X is a fantastic device thanks in large part to the software enhancements provided by Motorola. Motorola Assist is one of the most useful and now it has even more functionality.
Android KitKat might have reached 1.1 percent of handsets in one month, but, as usual, the latest version of iOS is reaching Apple devices a lot quicker.
India's Idea Cellular offers an attractive incentive for post-paid subscribers by reducing its international roaming tariffs for both voice and data, offering savings up to 95 percent. But local SIM cards may still be cheaper options.
SmartFoundry, an application programming interface platform, will allow software developers to leverage the telco's voice calling and SMS capabilities to make it easier to create apps and services. Other network functions to come next.
Businesses can leverage missed calls, voice, e-mail, apps, and SMS-based products to offer, at zero cost to users, services such as alerts, notifications, voting, product sampling, surveys, and feedback submission.
Microsoft is removing the Microsoft-imposed five-device app-installation limit for Windows 8 and 8.1 devices. Starting next month, the new upper limit is 81 devices.
Are voice commands coming to Facebook's mobile apps? A new acquisition lends to the idea.
Apple seems to be planning to model its iPhone sales model after what it did with the iPod. That move could be a boon for emerging market growth.
Apple slashes $70 off the price of the iPod Touch by nuking the rear-facing camera and slashing the storage capacity in half.
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