Google Inc opened its first two data centers in Asia on Wednesday to cater to the world’s fastest growing consumer technology markets, but the company has no plans to open one in China or India.
Google has begun rolling out an update to Android KitKat, bringing the operating system on its Nexus family of device up to version 4.4.2.
Nexus phone and tablet devices, except the Galaxy Nexus, have been receiving the over the air update to Android 4.4.2, which irons out a few bugs that shipped with the Android 4.4.1 update last week that fixed the Nexus 5′s camera. Not all Nexus devices got 4.4.1, however this latest update brings all models up to date.
According to Android Police, 4.4.2 also includes fixes for the Nexus 5′s camera, so anyone with that device that didn’t receive Android 4.4.1 should get the amendments in the latest update.
A list of fixes from US carrier Sprint details the changes in 4.4.2:
- Fix for clearing the VM Indicator
- Fix for delivery of the VM Indicator
- Various additional software fixes
- Security enhancements
For now, the only other devices to have received KitKat are the Google Play Edition versions of the Galaxy S4, Motorola’s Moto X and the HTC One.
Even if Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was serious, his surprise plan to deliver packages by flying drones probably won’t get off the ground for quite a while. That’s according to regulators and experts who have been watching the evolution of drone technology and politics from its earliest days.
Just three months after its release, Apple’s latest mobile operating system is responsible for 74 percent of the internet traffic originating from iOS 7 devices in the U.S. and Canada versus 22 percent for iOS 6, new web analytics data suggests.
Here we go. It was only a matter of time before Google’s Android platform joined the television rumor game. However, unlike Apple’s iOS before it, the recent batch of rumors surrounding the search giant don’t have Google allegedly making a physical television set of its own.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 has hit another important milestone, some two weeks after the console launched.
Sony on Tuesday announced that global PlayStation 4 sales have reached 2.1 million units worldwide. The company was quick to point out that the tally includes actual sales to consumers and not merely shipments into the retail channel.
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Google has revealed plans for what many regard as the “missing link” between its two ecosystems.
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