Uber, Ola Cabs, Lyft and others : ‘digital services’ or transport companies?

This is a question you may not have asked yourself, I have, a few times but I always dismissed it. I just didn’t think it matters, but what do I know, turns out it so very much does. And while the company actually under question here is Uber, the outcome, and the answer to it, will be one that will affect each and every one of the above mentioned names, and others like them.

Right now, Uber is in a landmark court battle to convince Europe that it is not a transport company. Continue reading “Uber, Ola Cabs, Lyft and others : ‘digital services’ or transport companies?”

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Second Nougat Beta rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in Europe

For the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones, Samsung announced the beta release of Android 7.0 Nougat a week ago in three important smartphone markets: the United Kingdom, United States of America and South Korea. Samsung is using its toned-down user interface, called Grace UX, which has left a number of features as stock.

The Korean giant has now started rolling out its second Android 7.0 Nougat beta for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in Europe. The update promises to improve performance and stability, and fix an issue that caused the Facebook app to force close. Continue reading “Second Nougat Beta rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in Europe”

HTC 10 in Europe might be getting Android Nougat by next month or this

HTC promised that owners of their latest flagship — the HTC 10 — and its one-year-old HTC One M9 and One A9 should expect an Android 7 Nougat update some time in Q4 of 2016 back in August . Well, we are well into the middle of Q4 and said users may be getting a bit anxious and probably excited.

This one’s firmly a rumor for the moment, but it comes via a usually reliable source. Twitter’s @LlabTooFeR, who has a solid track record with HTC leaks, says the European variant of the HTC 10, is looking like it’ll get Android 7.0 Nougat around the end of November, or early December. Continue reading “HTC 10 in Europe might be getting Android Nougat by next month or this”

Google’s response to European Union : Android hasn’t hurt competition

After months and years of probing due to complaints from unnamed Android manufacturers, the European Commission has finally committed to a formal and full investigation into Google to see if they’re violating antitrust rules in Europe. The original issue the European Commission wanted to dig into was the supposed forced bundling of their Android apps with Android phones. Google has never been one to take things lying down, and its fight with the European Union is no different.

Google has argued their point in the past, noting that their app bundling requirements are only made as part of a licensing agreement for OEMs to be able to use Google’s unique and proprietary services. If you just want to use Android without the Google flavor, anyone can do that at any time. Continue reading “Google’s response to European Union : Android hasn’t hurt competition”

Sony Xperia XZ pre-orders available in Europe, to ship with free wireless Sony headset worth £100

Sony has been using the same tactic every time it launches a new high-end smartphone, free stuff with each pre-order. Well, this year is no exception and customers who pre-order the Xperia XZ in Europe will get a free headset. Sony has started taking pre-orders on its latest smartphone, the Sony Xperia XZ in Europe and the handset is available to pre-order in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland and the UK.

Continue reading “Sony Xperia XZ pre-orders available in Europe, to ship with free wireless Sony headset worth £100”

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