Thursday, June 1, 2023
Meet Motorola’s New Razr Device, The Moto Razr+
Android 14 2.1 Public Beta, Now Available
Google has released the first public beta version of Android 14. Previous beta versions were intended only for developers. This version of Android 14 only includes a handful of minor changes visible to users, compared to Android 13.
One is a smarter share-sheet, with new, faster options to share content with other people and devices. The "back" gesture has also been tweaked with a new visual interface. Most other changes are "behind the scenes" changes for developers. Google sometimes keeps new Android features hidden until it can announce them at an event like its annual I/O conference. Users wishing to try out Android 14 Beta 1 (on a non-critical device) can now enroll a recent Pixel phone in the beta program to access the software.
Friday, March 17, 2023
T-Mobile Buys Ryan Reynolds' Mint Mobile In a $1.35 Billion Deal
It is not immediately clear how much Reynolds will personally see from the deal, though he is said to own between 20-25 percent of Mint Mobile, implying a low nine-figure payday.
“Mint Mobile is the best deal in wireless and today’s news only enhances our ability to deliver for our customers,” Reynolds said in a statement Wednesday. “We are so happy T-Mobile beat out an aggressive last-minute bid from my mom Tammy Reynolds as we believe the excellence of their 5G network will provide a better strategic fit than my mom’s slightly-above-average mahjong skills. I am so proud of the entire Mint team and so excited for what’s to come.”
In addition to Mint, T-Mobile is also acquiring Ultra Mobile, which is geared toward providing international calling options to customers, as well as Plum, a wireless wholesaler. All three companies were owned by Ka’ena Corp, and founders David Glickman and Rizwan Kassim will run the company as its own business unit.
Under the terms of the deal, Reynolds will continue to work in his creative role for Mint. The actor has long appeared in commercials for the wireless brand, featuring his distinctive sense of humor.
In a statement, T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert said that he hopes to bring that formula to the larger company.
“Over the long-term, we’ll also benefit from applying the marketing formula Mint has become famous for across more parts of T-Mobile,” he said. “We think customers are really going to win with a more competitive and expansive Mint and Ultra.”
Reynolds is no stranger to the business world outside of acting. In 2020 he sold his Aviation Gin brand to Diageo in a deal worth $600 million.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Nothing Ear (1) True Wireless Earbuds Are Official, The First Product From Carl Pei
Monday, July 26, 2021
Android 12 Beta 3.1 Update Is Here, Bug Fixes In Tow
Google has just released a bug fixing update for the recent Android 12 Beta 3 release. The new version Android Beta 3.1 addresses a number of undefined stability issues while also fixing a few more specific problems that adventurous users and developers may have run into, including bootloops and memory trouble. The update started rolling out via OTA and is available via direct download (view the download link below).
Android 12 Beta 3.1 Release Notes
If you’re already running a Android Developer Preview or Beta build, you will automatically receive an over-the-air (OTA) update to Android 12 Beta 3.1.
This minor update to Android 12 Beta 3 includes stability improvements as well as the following fixes:
Fixed an issue that caused some devices to get stuck in a boot loop after restarting the device. (Issue #193789343)
Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the System UI to crash.
Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the Android low memory killer daemon (lmkd) to excessively kill processes.
For instructions on how to update to Android 12 Beta 3.1 you will want to checkout out this post. If you are a part of the Android Beta program, then you can simply check for it by going to Settings>System>System update.
Monday, May 11, 2020
Newton Email App Is Back
- A contingency plan to keep Newton going forever
- Building a stable and steady independent business
- Add “service” in the SaaS (software as a service) business
- Add features that increase the lifetime value
- Better security and privacy around your data
- Rewards and discounts for loyal customers
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Android 11 Developer Preview 4 Goes Live...
Google Rolling Out Wireless Stadia Support
Android 11 Beta Arrives, June 3rd
Android 11 Developer Preview program showed that we would get several previews before a public beta release some time in May. Google has now revealed that the first Android 11 Beta will arrive in June with a special online presentation.
This is the replacement for Google I/O, which was canceled due to coronavirus. The new event is called “The Beta Launch Show” and will take place on June 3 at 8AM Pacific (11AM Eastern).