Nuance Aquires SVOX
Nuance Communications today announced that it has acquired a company called SVOX. SVOX provides the automotive industry with in-car voice services. Nuance believes that by adding SVOX's technology to its own, it will be able to create better, more natural, conversations between people and their mobile phones, electronics, and vehicles. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In other Nuance news, the company today announced that it has closed on its acquisition of Equitrac, and Nuance is offering the American Spanish version of its FlexT9 app for Android for free for a limited time. The application is in the Android Market.
Sony Debuts News Suite App for Android Phones
Sony today announced News Suite, a free news app for Android handsets. The app is a dramatically overhauled version of Sony's older SocialLife app.
Google's Bulletin App Lets Everyone Be a Local Reporter
Google is testing a new application called Bulletin, a way for people to contribute stories about their own community. The free app lets people capture photos, videos, and text on their phone and then publish those microstories directly to the web without forcing people to create a blog or build any sort of web site.
Android Auto to Benefit from Android N Features
Google offered a few details on what the future holds for Android Auto. The platform will be expanded thanks to Android N.
Microsoft's Hyperlapse App Now Works with All Lumias
Microsoft recently updated its Hyperlapse time-lapse application for Windows Phone and Android devices. The Windows Phone version of Hyperlapse is now compatible with all Lumia handsets.