Sunday, October 23, 2016

AT&T To Acquire Time Warner For $85.4 Billion

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AT&T has agreed to purchase Time Warner for $85.4 billion in a stock-and-cash deal that will merge AT&T's delivery networks with Time Warner's vast catalog of content. AT&T believes the combined companies will be able to save $1 billion per year once fully merged. The company says the acquisition will diversify its revenue mix thanks to the lower-cost, less-regulated content business from Time Warner. 

This will balance out the high cap-ex model currently run by AT&T and its wired and wireless networks, and DirecTV satellite service, which are all heavily regulated. The merger is said to have been approved unanimously by both boards, but will require regulatory approval from the U.S. Department of Justice and the FCC. The transaction is expected to close before year end 2017. 

Source: AT&T

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Android 7.1.1 Nougat Developer Preview Now Available

You can try Android 7.1 later this month

Google has released Android 7.1.1 Nougat Developer Preview for a limited number of devices that includes the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C tablet. According to Google the Developer Preview will be available for other devices beginning in November.

If you are already signed up for the Android Developer Program then there isn’t anything else you need to do. The Developer Preview will become available to you, as long as you have the supported device(s) soon, as updates are provided as OTA releases. If you are not signed up, manually flashing the Android 7.1.1 Developer Preview is also an option (link provided below).

Android 7.1.1 brings a few welcomes changes such as app shortcuts by long press on an app icon and quick shortcuts will pop up, the new software also includes round icons, and a more advanced keyboard. To sign up for Android 7.1.1 Developer Preview hit the source link below. Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

Source: Android Developers Blog, Android Beta Program, flashing a device manually