Looks like the Indians are trying to outrun Merida, the famous Temple Run character, with the help of Narendra Modi, BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate in India. Temple Run is an endless running video game which had gone viral among many smartphone users over some time.
Confused how? Dexati has the answer to it. Dexati has created a video game in which Modi is enacting the role of the runner. The game-play consists of 12 states of India. The strong man runs through Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttaranchal, Rajasthan, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Madhya Pradesh in his quest to reach the PM’s seat.
This time, a group of Android fans from IIT-Kharagpur want an Indian flavor to be added to the rich menu of Android servings. Google had earlier announced that the next iteration of Android will be named after the famous confectionery, KitKat from Nestle.
Just after the name for Android 4.4 was announced, many groups of Android fans all over the world started pouring in their suggestions for the next Android. Two significant suggestions from India include Ladoo and Lassi.
Yes! You read it right! Google has announced that the next version of Android will be named after the same old famous KitKat from Nestle. Many among us would be feeling both stumped and excited, as we had been calling the next version of Android by the name “Key Lime Pie” till now. even Google Engineers had been using the same name for references. Google also made it clear that the next version would be Android 4.4, and not 5.0 as some speculated earlier.
That’s not all! In a deal which is reportedly not really based on cash, KitKat will also be re-branding itself to promote Android KitKat. Actually, you might want to just head over to the KitKat website to checkout the whole new layout for their website; with the chocolate bar ‘sounding’ just like a tasty Nexus phone.
In a move that was only a rumor till now, Microsoft has made public, the deal to buy out all the handset business and services of Nokia. Microsoft said that it had reached an agreement to buy the devices and services of Nokia for $7.2 billion (€5.4 billion).
Microsoft also said that the deal would also carry in over 32,000 employees from Nokia to Microsoft. Stephen Elop, the current CEO of Nokia, will then rejoin Microsoft once the deal is put into action. Interestingly, he also comes in at the right time to get himself up for the race to the position of the next CEO of Microsoft; as its current CEO, Steve Ballmer is all set to resign within a year.
Microsoft is currently working on what they call the first of its kind smartphone technology, ‘MoodScope’, that senses your mood and automatically shares it with your friends on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
Bill Gates looks to be happy here!
The work of a team at Microsoft Research has resulted in a smartphone app which can detect the moods of its users by analysing phone calls, texts ,browser history and other smartphone commerce. The test was conducted on a group of users from US and China, with the user updating their moods atleast 4 times a day. The app analysed the habits of the users and tracked which applications they used, and what actions they undertook upon certain triggers, for a 2-month period. The researchers found that the usage of the phone differed depending on their moods. It compared this data with the set mood of the user to design a pattern of mood tracking on its own.