Google has confirmed that the latest Android 8.0 is known Android Oreo which was earlier known as Android O. As per news reports, Android Oreo will be available with compatible phones starting with Google’s own Pixel phones.
Talking about Google devices, Android O will be available for 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Google Pixel C, Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL. The company also said that the devices which are already enrolled in the beta program will automatically get Android O update…..Read More
Global sales of smartphones to end-users totalled 366.2 million units in the second quarter of 2017, a 6.7-per cent increase over the second quarter of 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. In the smartphone operating system market, Android extended its lead with 87.7-per cent market share, while iOS accounted for 12.1 per cent.
“Although demand for utility smartphones remains strong, there is a growing demand in emerging markets for 4G smartphones, with more storage, better processors and more advanced cameras. This is translating into higher demand for mid-priced [$150 to $200] smartphones,” said Anshul Gupta, Research Director, Gartner….Read More
VMware has announced that it will become the first unified endpoint management (UEM) provider with full Chrome device management capabilities. VMware Workspace ONE, a digital workspace platform powered by VMware AirWatch UEM technology, will enable customers to unify management of Chrome devices alongside all other endpoints from a single console.
“The consumerization of the enterprise has left IT managing multiple operating systems on a variety of devices – some provided by the business and others brought in by employees. As Chrome OS continues to gain momentum, our customers are eager to manage these devices consistently along with all other endpoints including mobile devices. Using Workspace ONE, our customers will be able to securely manage the lifecycle of Chromebooks along with all their other endpoints giving them better security and a consistent user experience across all devices,” said Sumit Dhawan, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, End-User Computing, VMware….Read More
Microsoft has announced the acquisition of Cycle Computing, which will help make it easier for Azure customers to use High-Performance Computing (HPC) and other Big Computing capabilities in the cloud and help customers accelerate their movement to the cloud.
Big Computing capabilities in the cloud have the power to transform many businesses and will be at the forefront of breakthrough experimentation and innovation in the decades to come. The cloud is quickly changing the world of Big Compute, giving customers the on-demand power and infrastructure necessary to run massive workloads at scale without the overhead. Azure has a massive global footprint, more than any other major cloud provider. It also has powerful infrastructure, InfiniBand support for fast networking and state-of-the-art GPU capabilities. Combining the most specialized Big Compute infrastructure available in the public cloud with Cycle Computing’s technology and years of experience with the world’s largest supercomputers, has opened many new possibilities…..Read More
For its eight generation of its Core chips, Intel is sticking to the Kaby Lake architecture but as far as its performance goes, the internal testing looks quite promising. The company says the chips are capable of a 40-percent increase over their predecessors – and even more notable for those finally ready to upgrade an old system: about double the performance of a five year old device.
The performance boost comes as laptop makers are expected to increasingly push the envelope with their systems. Now that the mobile has been completely out of Intel’s radar thanks to companies like Qualcomm, Intel is clearly looking to maintain its foothold in the laptop market. And while the company invests much of its R&D into forward looking technologies like drones, self-driving cars and automation, it needs to assert itself on its home turf….Read More
As per news source, Samsung has plans to announce the update of its Notebook 9 portfolio next month. It will boast of Intel 8th generation processor which will enhance its performance and efficiency. The company intends to highlight the portability and immense battery life features of the notebook.
The device may come with a Core i7 processor, up to 32GB of Memory and an S-Pen bundled with it which means the machine can be transformed into a convertible for media consumption purposes. The news source also mentions that 8th generation family of Intel processor can perform upto 40% performance and the ‘U’ series of chips expected to power slim form factor notebooks and other portable machines will now feature quad-core processors instead of dual-cores….Read More
Infosys and Purdue University build strategic alliance for technology innovation and US workforce development and with this alliance it will foster engagement and innovation on cybersecurity, biopharma analytics, autonomous mobility, digital agriculture, artificial intelligence and data analytics.
Purdue University is entering into a five-year agreement with Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services. As part of the agreement, Purdue will provide classes and training for many of the 10,000 American employees that Infosys will hire over the next two years, 2,000 of whom will be based in Indiana. Much of this training will be aimed at new employees and conducted on the West Lafayette campus, but the partnership also includes lifelong-learning opportunities via specialist online courses for existing Infosys employees….Read More