It has been a very busy week, with many important announcements in the tech space. So, if you have missed them or you just want to have a look at all of them from a single place, now’s your chance as our weekly roundup “Tech This Week” is here. Most of the happenings for the past week were focused especially on mobile devices, since this is the fastest growing part of today’s technology. The past roundup contained such important news as the reveal of Android Wear, the launch of Oppo Find 7, the launch of Moto X in India and some more. Now, let’s have a look at what the past week has brought.
- Microsoft Office for iPad – finally, after a lot of speculation, hearsay, rumors and whatnot, Redmond has unveiled its three iconic apps for the iPad – Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Of course, you will still need an Office 365 subscription. You can have a look at our very own review of the new product.
- HTC One (M8) – the 2014 edition of the popular HTC One smartphone comes with a unusual name and specs that we knew all about well before the launch – 5 inch, Full HD display with 1080p, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor at 2.5GHz, Android 4.4 with HTC Sense 6.
- Samsung Galaxy S5 in India – Samsung’s flagship smartphone has been released for Indian customers with a price of around 51,500 rupees. The phone will be available starting April 11 and unlike the international version, it is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos octa-core processor (1.9GHz quad core + 1.3GHz quad core) and paired with 2GB of RAM.
- LG Smart Lamp – connected home devices are also on the rise, and LG is well aware of that. The Korean giant has recently released its very first smart light bulb which connects to Android and iOS devices and doesn’t need a central bridge to work. Also, it’s much cheaper than currently available products.
- OnePlus One – not many have heard of the OnePlus company, founded by a former Oppo VicePresident in December, last year. Nonetheless, the company hopes it can produce the world’s best smartphone and they’ve finally set an unveil date – April 23. We’re really curious to see what they will showcase.
- Asus Padfone X – smartphone-tablet docking concepts are not dead yet, and it seems that Asus is going to soon launch a new generation. Their carrier partner, AT&T, has already published some of its specs – 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800, Android 4.4 & 13MP Camera.
- Yahoo’s Own Youtube – according to a fresh report from Recode, it seems that Yahoo! could be planning its own video service, similar to how Youtube now looks and works. If true, this will be yet another important change the new CEO Marissa Mayer will have directed.
- Death of landline telephones – the rise of mobile devices is slowly, but surely putting an end to traditional landline telephones. American telecom giants AT&T and Verizon are lobbying to hang up the old telephone system and this could very well become reality by the end of 2020.