Tech Round-Up: Week 4, May 2014

Catch-up with this week's big stories from TechTree.

Tech Round-Up: Week 4, 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.

Microsoft Unveils The Surface Pro 3
Microsoft showcased the new Surface Pro 3 in New York. The 12-inch tablet, powered by Intel processor, is set to replace your laptop. Click here, for more details.

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, 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.

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Tags : Internet, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Lenovo