After a controversial and interesting stint in Prague, the purple Xperia Z will make a splash in UK come April. Although some mobile shops may already be carrying the device on their shelves, it has not been formally launched in the country as of yet.
Most shops and carriers are already accepting pre-orders for the purple Sony Xperia Z, which will surely appeal to a young and hip market. It also comes with the usual black and white versions, for variety.
It is said that there won't be any price difference on different colors of the Xperia Z. This smartphone is waterproof for up to 30 minutes and 1 meter underwater. Its recent introduction in Prague drew quite a number of men and women who watched models in the shower talking over the phone using the Sony Xperia Z. What a way to attract attention, which makes us wonder if they'll do the same thing in UK?
Another record from Google, you may remember that in December of last year, Google announced they had surpassed 10 billion app downloads in the Play Store, and had a $0.10 sale to celebrate. Today, the company is announcing that the Play Store has hit a whopping 25 billion app downloads. It took over 3 years to hit 10 billion; it took just 9 months more to hit 25 billion.
Whether you're trying to find directions, checking email or sharing a picture with friends, apps have become an indispensable section of life. Of course, if you're using Android, it all starts with Google Play, the place to find 675,000 apps and games. That's a lot of choice. We've now crossed 25 billion downloads from Google Play, also to celebrate we're offering some terrific discounts for the subsequent five days.
Every single day you'll be able to pick from a collection of apps from a number of the world's top developers including Gameloft, Ea, Rovio, runtastic, Full Fat plus more. And all for just 25 cents. We'll be also offering some kind of special collections like 25 movies you must own, 25 banned books, 25 albums that changed the entire world and our 25 best selling magazines, all at special prices. Visit Google Play a bit later today to check them out.
Twenty-five billion is much more than twice the space, in miles, that the Voyager 1 spacecraft has travelled since its launch 35 years back. It's the amount of time, in seconds, that have passed since a lot of our earliest ancestors began to set foot in Europe. Now, thanks to everyone, it's a Google Play milestone. High quality to the next 25 billion.
GMusic users could certainly list a host of issues with both the app and service at a moment's notice but Google is working to correct these problems gradually. As much as its music service is far from perfect, its pretty good. Using today's Play Music app update as an example.
- * on the spot mixes continue playing beyond 25 songs.
- * Enhanced capability to shuffle an album, artist or playlist.
- * New standard album art.
- * Previous button included in widget.
- * Pinning progress currently displayed on album and playlist pages.
- * Solution for the Galaxy S3 freezing problem.
Monthly visitors for YouTube have reached 1 billion and the site is still growing. This video-sharing website is used for uploading and viewing videos that are created by people from all walks of life. Furthermore, this cements its spot at the top three for most visited and searched site, next only to Google and Facebook.
Just May last year, YouTube made the news because it has reached 800 million visitors. It made an average of 20 million new visits each month, which makes it safe from getting shut down by Google, so to speak. Bigger sites such as YouTube should not worry too much about being closed down, since it is one of the more profitable ventures of Google.
Source: youtube blog
BlueStacks App Player lets you run apps from your phone fast and fullscreen on Mac and Windows. The software basically allows you to run Android apps on AMD-powered desktops running Windows 7 or Windows 8. The software will even let you run Android apps on Mac OS X. In just over a year, the company has managed to get 10 million downloads of its free, still-in-beta software.
"When we launched the beta we all took bets on where we'd be in one year," BlueStacks CEO Rosen Sharma told AllThingsD. " No one said 10 million."
While there's no release date yet, there's no doubt that BlueStacks will get a lot more attention when it officially releases and becomes more widely available than constrained to certain specifications.