Chinese mobile company Xiaomi, otherwise known as the Apple of China, is now all set to enter India. Xiaomi is known for selling its huge inventory in a matter of minutes in China. The company’s USP is simple — high specifications combined with a small price tag. Xiaomi is entering India with its all new flagship device, the Mi 3.
Salesforce.com has announced a new mobile reports and dashboards tool that will run on the company’s Salesforce1 platform. The tool will enable employees working in sales to access information on the move. This information shall be visible in custom user interface that will be set according to a customer’s requirement.
At Google I/O, the company’s annual developer conference, we heard about an interesting new program that the company has planned for developing markets. Called Android One, the program is aimed to grabbing the next billion smartphone users, hooking them up to an Android experience on a highly affordable device, and probably ultimately converting them into a high-end Android device user.
Mobile app usage is on a surge. According to a report by research firm ComScore, mobile app usage has crossed 51% of all the time spent on digital media. Users are now spending over 60% of their time on the Internet on mobile devices, most of which is naturally spent on apps.
Google is planning on making Android an optimal choice for BYOD policies at workplaces. Rather than relying on third-party software companies, or OEMs, Google now wants to step into the game itself. The company announced Android for Word at the opening keynote at I/O this year.
Google’s annual developer conference I/O 2014 kicked off today with a grand keynote from the company. The company announced a significant number of major new products, additions to existing services, and bigger hints at upcoming products, apart from announcing availability for wearables at the keynote.
Amazon introduced its much talked about smartphone — Fire phone — this month. Till the launch, the company’s primary business model of selling most of its hardware products has been to sell at a lower margin, hope for massive sales, and make more money off content and services than the device itself.
Many companies have already tried BYOD concept with success to some extent. Some of them have had to rollback to previous policies regarding BYOD citing various reasons, of course mobile devise security being one of the top concerns.
Amazon has finally introduced its much anticipated smartphone called Fire phone. The company boldly labels it the “first smartphone designed by Amazon”. As expected, the Fire phone ties up a smartphone experience to Amazon’s rich online retail business. The company’s launch event had developers, Amazon’s customers, and members of the press.
Amazon has introduced a new streaming music service called Prime Music for its Prime members. The company promises over 1 million songs on its music service. There have been a number of speculations about Amazon’s music service, and the company just made it official recently.