After launching its new Google Play All Access music streaming service earlier this month at Google I/O, Google’s head of Android Sundar Pichai just confirmed during his interview at the D11 conference that the service will be making its way to iOS. Sundar said the service would be available on iOS in the next few weeks.
Google announced its new ‘All Access’ $9.99/month streaming service as part of Google Play Music at its Google I/O keynote presentation a few weeks ago. The service offers curated playlists, but also allows users to access a radio feature that automatically creates endless radio stations with the ability to remove unwanted songs.
Since launching, the service unofficially arrived on iOS last week via an update to the third-party gMusic client for iPhone and iPad. The app is one of the more popular Google Music clients allowing iOS users to access Google’s music services, but today is the first time Google has confirmed its plans to bring the service to Apple device’s through its own apps.
Live from his D11 interview today (live blog here), Google’s head of Android Sundar Pichai just confirmed the rumors of a stock Android HTC One. The device will officially be launching on Google Play on June 26th, alongside Samsung’s Galaxy S4, for $599. HTC also announced the device on its blog today:
Response to the HTC One has been phenomenal with reviewers praising the gorgeous design and innovative features. We’ve paired the stunning all-metal unibody with innovative HTC Sense features and the result is something truly remarkable. Now, we’re excited to offer HTC fans and admirers alike a new experience on what we think is the best hardware available today.
The stock Android HTC One will come with 32GB, an unlockable bootloader, and will be SIM-unlocked for GSM networks like T-Mobile and AT&T when it goes on sale at the end of next month– the same day as the recently announced stock Galaxy S4. The new stock ‘Nexus experience’ HTC One will initially only be available to users in the US.
You can see how the new Nexus experience HTC One stacks up against the Developer Edition and SIM unlocked version direct from HTC in the comparison chart below: Read more
It may not look like much, but this anonymous-looking plastic box could represent the future of military sensor and surveillance systems. It’s a prototype of a DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) design for a modular sensor system for military applications called ADAPT, an acronym DARPA somehow manages to get from Adaptable Sensor System … Read more
Russian site hi-tech.mail.ru (via Unwiredview) has posted what it claims are the specs of two more products it says will be unveiled at Samsung’s press event in London (whose star will be the S4 mini): the S4 Zoom camera and S4 Active, the ruggedized version of the company’s flagship phone.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, will look a lot like Galaxy S4 Mini and will come equipped with:
- 4.3” 540x960px Super AMOLED display
- 1.6 GHz dual-core CPU, no LTE support
- Android Jelly Bean OS
- 8 GB of built-in memory, micro-SD support
- 1.9mpx fron facing camera
- 16 megapixel main camera, with 10x Optical Zoom
- Bluetooth 4.0LE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, A-GPS
- 1900 mAh battery … Read more
We’ve known for some time that it was coming, with the leaks starting back in March and further confirmations since then, but Samsung has now finally made it official: the phone is being launched at a press event in London on June 20. We’ll be there to bring you the hands-on.
It’s interesting to see the different paths taken here by Samsung and Apple where phone sizing is concerned: the screen on Samsung’s mini phone is actually larger than the iPhone screen. So it may be ‘mini’ in Samsung’s eyes, but it’s not an especially small phone.
No pricing info is yet available, but the specs are, as expected, almost identical to its bigger brother: same processor, same super AMOLED screen technology (in a smaller size, of course), same connectivity (with exact mobile data specs varying by market). There are a couple of compromises in what will presumably be a significantly cheaper handset: the main camera is 8MP instead of 13MP, and while the S4 comes with either 16, 32 or 64GB of on-board memory, the S4 has just 8GB – though offers the same microSD card capacities of up to 64GB …