Lenovo is the latest manufacturer to signify its interest in making devices locally in India. Dubbed “Make in India,” the initiative is heralded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to facilitate foreign brands to locally manufacture electronics. The manufacturer has also announced that the Moto X Force, the international variant of the Droid Turbo 2, will be announced in the country shortly.
AT&T is the first US wireless carrier to announce plans to sell the recently launched Samsung Galaxy View tablet. AT&T will start sales for the massive 18.4-inch tablet on Friday. November 20.
AT&T has a promotional price for the Galaxy View for new and current DirecTV customers:
For a limited time, customers that sign up for new DIRECTV service (24-month agreement required) can buy the Samsung Galaxy View for $ 99.99, with a two-year wireless agreement. [Read More…]
Sony has announced that its PlayStation Vue TV service is expanding to the Amazon Fire TV. The service is also coming to the Fire TV Stick, and will arrive on Google’s Chromecast soon as well.
The BlackBerry Priv will have another sales outlet in the US. Verizon Wireless has made a quick announcement stating it will offer the Android-based smartphone “soon”.
Update: Google’s status alert now says that Google Calendar “has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users within the next 1 hours.”
Original story: Google Calendar appears to be suffering from a service interruption right now, as many users are unable to access the service. Don’t worry, if you can’t get to your calendar you are not alone. Currently, Google’s Apps Status Dashboard doesn’t show any issues with any [Read More…]
Samsung and Bell Canada have announced that the massive Samsung Galaxy View tablet will be coming to Canada exclusively through Bell. In Canada, the Galaxy View will come with Bell’s Fibe TV video straming app pre-installed, which offers video from over 300 channels, including both live and on-demand programming.
Motorola and Verizon Wireless have officially announced the Droid MAXX 2. The 5.5-inch smartphone will have a 21MP rear camera and a 3630 mAh battery that can charge up for up to 8 hours of use in just 15 minutes.
Verizon has announced the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2 will be available beginning Thursday, October 29. The phones will be available in all 1,600 Verizon retail stores, as well as online on Verizon’s website.
Google has announced that soon Google Play Music will also be the home of podcasts, and podcasters are able to begin uploading episodes of their shows now. The portal for podcasters is opening now, so that when Google flips the switch there are episodes already there for listeners to check out.
Canada’s Wind Mobile has announced that it will be offering the BlackBerry Priv. The carrier has not announced pricing for the phone or release date, with the Wind Mobile store listing saying only that it is “coming soon”. With the phone shipping on November 6, it’s likely that Wind will see it arrive on the network on or close to that date.