A new report claims Google decided to end acquisition talks with the game video streaming service Twitch.tv due to concerns that the deal could generate antitrust investigations from government regulators.
Huawei teased its upcoming smartphone, which will most likely be the Ascend Mate 7, in a video today. The 6.0-inch device, which is said to feature a fingerprint scanner and automotive integration of some sort, was spotted undergoing certification a China's TENAA earlier this month, and will be officially announced at Huawei's press conference next week at the IFA.
Verizon Wireless today announced that VoLTE (Voice over LTE) will be available on the network nationwide in the coming weeks. Customers with the US mobile operator will soon be able to make higher quality calls (and video calls) with other subscribers on the same network with compatible 4G smartphones. The plan is to slowly roll out the upgrades across the board to compete alongside AT&T and others, using LTE for not only super-charged data but also higher quality calls.
Samsung has revealed that its Gear line of smartwatches now boast over 1,000 apps. The South Korean manufacturer is intent on gaining more traction with its smartwatches as it looks to flood the market with more offerings, with a smartwatch boasting a circular display rumored for an unveil later this year.
Indian retailer Flipkart has announced on its Facebook page that it will be selling the Galaxy S5 Mini exclusively in India. Although there wasn't any mention of an exact launch date or pricing details, it is likely that the device will be available in the country over the coming days.
Registration for this year's Samsung Developer Conference — Nov. 11-13 at Moscone West in San Francisco — is now open. Samsung has begun sending emails to that effect this evening. General registration costs $499 — a fact you inexplicably don't see until after you've filled in the first of the five-step registration process (nor was it in the initial email we received) — and we saw no student or early bird discounts listed.
That said, this year's conference looks to one-up last year's sold-out inaugural event with a larger venue — Moscone West plays host to the likes of Google I/O and Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference — and even more for developers.
The LG G3 loses power, and that high-resolution display, but gains a stylus in this 3G-only device
LG tonight (and a few weeks after accidentally leaking it) has announced LG G3 Stylus. While it shares the LG G3 name, it's lacking most of the punch of this year's flagship. The QHD display has been traded for a qHD display — from a 2560 x 1440 resolution down to 960 x 540 — but in the same 5.5-inch size. The processor similarly been downgraded to a quad-core set running at 1.3GHz. It's only got 8GB of on-board storage, and it's limited to 3G data as well. But it does have the same software experience as the G3 proper, and it's got the Rubberdium stylus tucked away in a silo inside the phone. So there's that. And you'll find a 13-megapixel camera on board.
The LG G3 Stylus is headed to Brazil in September, with countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and CIS to follow.
LG will be showing the G3 Stylus at the IFA conference next week in Berlin.
The Android Wear race is heating up. Samsung and LG already have skin in the game. The Moto 360 is (hopefully) only a week away from release. And LG's about to take its second swing with the LG G Watch R. Plus, ASUS, HTC and Fossil are still to take a turn.
And while the battle between square and round is beginning, perhaps it's not all that matters.
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