Chandrakant 'CK' Isi
24th May 2014
The week's biggest story came from Microsoft. We all know that tablets are fun gadgets, good for watching movies and playing games. However, Microsoft is determined to change this perception with its Surface series of tablets. The company announced the Surface Pro 3 tablet, which claims to be a viable alternative to laptops. In other news, WhatsApp went missing from Windows Phone Store, Google beat Apple to be the most valuable brand, and much more.
WhatsApp Goes Missing From Windows Phone Store
The world's most popular messenger WhatsApp went missing from Windows Phone platform. A few days later, Microsoft promised to fix the issue. However, as of this writing, the app is still missing.
Google Trumps Apple To Be The Most Valuable Global Brand
According to a study conducted by BrandZ, Google has toppled Apple as the most valuable global brand. The other companies to rank highest in this chart are IBM, Microsoft, and McDonalds. For more details, visit this page.
Nokia XL Lands In India
Microsoft launched the Nokia XL handset for Rs 11,500. Similar to the Nokia X, this latest phone runs Nokia X Software Platform, built on top of Android Jelly bean 4.1. As many of you would already know, the handset lacks Google services including the Play Store.
Lenovo Confirms Building A Windows Phone Device
In an interview to a German website Geeks.de, Lui Jun, President of Lenovo’s Mobile Division confirmed that the company is working on a Windows Phone device. Read this article for more insights.
If you had a busy week, catch-up with these articles now:
- Review: Nokia Lumia 630 (Dual-SIM).
- Five Affordable Portable Media Players Music For Lovers.
- How-To: Use WhatsApp On Your Computer.
- Top Smartphone Deals For May 2014.
- Understanding Cristopher Nolan’s Upcoming Sci-Fi Movie Interstellar.
Tech Round-Up: Week 4, May 2014
Catch-up with this week's big stories from TechTree.
- Best Phones Under Rs 10,000 (November, 2018)
- Best Phones Under Rs 20,000 (September, 2018)
- Best Phones Under Rs 30,000 (September, 2018)
- Five Android Apps To Make Your Insta Pop
- 9 Hot Android Smartphones Expected To Hit The Shelves Soon
- 3 Fitness Bands For The Budget Users
- 5 Best Screens From Android Based Smartphones
- The 5 Browser Add-Ons That Everyone Must Have
- Top 5 Pocket Friendly Virtual Reality Headsets
- Top 5 Premium Smartphones Above Rs 30,000