According to sources of Forbes, Microsoft is working on a smartwatch that will work with not only Windows Phone devices, but Android phones and iPhones too. The report speculates that the watch could be here as soon as this summer to compete in a wearable market that Samsung has tried to get a jump start on.
Forbes’ sources claim that the watch will “draw on optical engineering expertise from Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect division” and be sensor-rich with features like constant-heart rate monitoring. Battery life could weigh-in somewhere around two days, which is similar to Samsung’s Gear devices. (more…)
Even though a lot of us have invested in the Google ecosystem for our document creating and editing, Microsoft Office is still a giant in the game. Up until today, editing and sharing Office documents through mobile wasn’t accessible or it cost money if you were not on a Windows device.
Today, Microsoft is changing up its strategy. (more…)
According to a recent job listing by Microsoft, and sources close to the project, the company hopes to release an Xbox Live-like gaming platform for Android and iOS. As of right now, Xbox Live handles in-game achievements, finding friends who game, matchmaking, and so much more on Xbox consoles and Windows Phone devices. (more…)
While we may not be the biggest fans of Windows Phone at DL, this news affects many folks who like to enjoy a taste of everything from different companies. This week at MWC, Microsoft listed out a few details for the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 release, stating that the OS could be flashed to any existing Android hardware, as long as it was powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, 400, or 400 LTE chipset. (more…)
Satya Nadella is Microsoft’s new CEO. In other words, they got the man that had been rumored for some time. They got a Microsoft guy. Also as expected, Sundar Pichai is staying with Google. (more…)
Microsoft’s search for a CEO just got a lot more interesting. Though it was widely reported yesterday that longtime executive Satya Nadella was a likely shoe-in for the position, a report from Silicon Angle claims that Google’s own Sundar Pichai is now the preferred candidate. (more…)
These days, it seems that there are just as many streaming music services as there are social networks in our world. If you are one of the people who uses Microsoft’s Xbox Music service, today is a good day. An update pushing to users now will allow for you to be able to listen to your music while on the go. (more…)
The battle between Google and Rockstar Consortium – a patent troll group backed by Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, and others that owns $4.5 billion in Nortel patents – heated up over the holidays, with Google filing a lawsuit to try and protect Android and its partners. Back at the end of October, Rockstar filed a suit against Google, Samsung, HTC, Asus, LG, and others over alleged patent infringements on items like mobile hotspot, notifications and messaging, and location services. Some in the industry have called it the beginning of “patent hell” for Google and its Android partners. (more…)