Google Buys Bump
Bump today indicated that it has been acquired by Google. Bump developed a smartphone application that let people share information by bumping their devices together. Bump didn't use near-field communications, but instead relied on sensors and wireless networks to exchange data between smartphones. Bump CEO David Lieb said that the application will continue to be available "for now." Google has not said what it intends to do with Bump, its technology, or its team.
LG's Stylo 2 Plus Hits MetroPCS' Web Site for $149
MetroPCS recently added the LG Stylo 2 Plus to its web site with a list price of $149. The Stylus 2 Plus was announced earlier this year, but the U.S.
Google's Sprayscape Is VR At Its Wackiest
Google today announced Sprayscape, a virtual reality app for Android smartphones. The app blends the camera and virtual reality.
BlackBerry DTEK60 Boasts Fingerprint Sensor and Top Specs
BlackBerry today announced the DTEK60, the company's new flagship non-keyboard phone. The DTEK60 is based on the Alcatel Idol 4S and looks similar, but actually has significantly upgraded specs in nearly every respect.
ZTE Max+ for Boost Bumps Up Specs
Boost Mobile today listed the new ZTE Max+ for sale on its web site. The spec bump improves the memory, processor, and battery compared to original Max.
Google's News App Learns to Speak Thai and Others
Google recently said a forthcoming update to its News and Weather application for Android and iOS will add support for seven new languages. The additions include Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Bulgarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Thai, and bump the total number of languages supported to 35.