ShareTracker Friday Five- 5.20.2016

Tech News Roundup

Tech News Roundup

 

This week in the Friday Five, we’re focusing on the conveniences of new technologies in smartphones and fitness gear. We take a look at some predictions on innovations that could change the way we look at smartphones and announce a company’s return to producing Android phones and tablets.

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Nokia will return to mobile with Android phones and tablets

via Engadget
“That means we’ll start seeing “Nokia-branded” phones and tablets very soon. And they’ll be running Android.”
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Fitbit acquires 'wearable payment assets' from startup Coin

via Ars Technica
“According to the statement, Fitbit gains ‘key personnel and intellectual property’ from Coin’s wearable-payments platform in the deal. However, it excludes smart-payment products such as Coin 2.0, a singular smart card meant to replace the many credit and debit cards stuffed in your wallet.”
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You'll soon be able to use Android Auto in any car

via BGR
“Previously, Android Auto was only compatible with a few dozen car models, but the updated app will allow drivers to mount their phones in their cars and receive the same navigation and entertainment features that Android Auto would offer in a dashboard. In fact, the UI is even sleeker and more simplified on the phone.”
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Android Instant Apps Sound Insanely Useful

via Gizmodo
“Instant Apps allows you to quickly use some of an app’s functionality without actually installing the whole thing. So if, for example, you click on a link that requires an app, your phone will download only the code necessary to run that specific function.”
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Smartphone Makers Desperately Need a 'Next Big Thing'

via FastCompany
“The problem is that kind of vision and and technical advancement aren’t easy to come by. There are, however, some possibilities out there—as well as fresh concepts around much older ideas—that could stir the smartphone innovation pot.”
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2017-04-30T11:28:05+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Categories: ShareTracker News|Tags: |