Another week full of events from the technology industry just passed away. The week brings some bad news for Apple where the report of iPhone shipment going down by 50% surfaced online. Windows has officially announced the end of support for Windows 7 and WhatsApp overtake parent company Facebook in mobile app popularity. In this article, we are going to talk about top 5 tech news from the last week which made headlines.
It seems that bad times for Apple is not going end soon, especially in India. At a time India is holding sway as one of the fastest growing smartphone markets worldwide, Apple’s grip on the country seems to be slipping if its iPhone shipments figures are anything to go by. Yet just two years ago, Apple was betting on India for growth amid slowing sales elsewhere in the world, prompting its CEO Tim Cook to make a public statement that his commitment to India was going to be of 1,000 years.
Last year Microsoft has ended official forum support for Windows 7 and now announced the formal end of support for the Windows 7 devices. As per the Microsoft’s updated Windows lifecycle fact sheet states that the company will end extended support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020, which means Microsoft won’t release any more updates and security fixes after that date.
Effectively, company is saying that it will remove all the plugs means support to OS after all most a year from today.
If we talk about the best innovative Smartphone company on design front the first name will be Vivo. Vivo has done some great work to achieve the full-screen smartphone design. Recently they have launched the Vivo NEX 2, which comes with the two display. Earlier Vivo NEX was introduced with motorized pop-up front camera. However, it seems the company is on to something even more interesting with a new leak last week giving us a glimpse of a new smartphone literally called “Waterdrop”. It seems the handset could be launching as early as next week. A new mysterious teaser from the company’s official handle on Weibo has just been shared online today. It’s being speculated that “Waterdrop” could be the Vivo Apex 2.
Acquisition in tech world is common, big companies buying the promising small companies has been tradition and the new name is being added in the list, As per the reports, Google buy intellectual property of wearables technology from Fossil group. Google’s rumoured foray into smartwatches may have taken a step forward after it agreed to buy the intellectual property related to wearables technology being developed by watch and accessories purveyor Fossil Group.
The tech giant will pay $40m for IP “related to a smartwatch technology currently under development” by Fossil and will also pick up “a portion” of the team researching and developing the tech in question, Fossil said in a statement.
It has been almost 4 years when Facebook has bought WhatsApp in a whopping $19 billion deal and now it seems that deal was worth the amount paid. WhatsApp is growing so fast, it is actually beating its own parent company, Facebook. As per the recent report from research firm App Annie, WhatsApp beat Facebook in terms of mobile app popularity.
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