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This Week in Mobile
We’d like to help you top up your weekly knowledge of the mobile industry every week! Takeoff, Glass, and other news!
Here at Fueled, a mobile development company based in New York and London, we are obsessed with everything that happens in mobile, be it rumors of iPhone hardware, subtle Android updates or new apps we love.
Every Friday, we’d like to help you “top up” your weekly knowledge of the mobile industry so you can keep your finger on the pulse.
The New iPad Air is Wicked
In other iPad news, if you were considering buying the new iPad mini for Christmas, act now- there's expected to be a shortage around Christmas. Tim Cook confirmed this week that the new mini will be in short supply during the most wonderful time of the year. Apparently, Apple is having trouble getting their hands on retina displays- a key feature of the new device.
KitKat is Here!
This week, the Android 4.4 operating system arrived with the Nexus 5. It's pretty. The new operating system will include support for low-end devices that don't have the fast hardware of newer phones. This is crucial considering that Google also reported this week that 30% of Android devices, primarily in developing nations, run the Gingerbread operating system that was released in 2010.
A great rundown of KitKat and the Nexus 5 can be found here.
Speaking of Google, do you have some money to spend? The company quietly opened a Google Glass accessories store that is only open to the elite- the Glass Explorers. The store ain't cheap. It apparently stocks pricey pouches, earbuds and protective gear. The store opened soon after Google announced the updated Glass.It looks identical to the last one, but includes a single ear bud that makes the technology look even more futuristic.
As we mentioned a couple weeks ago, curved phones and flexible displays are here and could become the phones of the future. LG released details this week about the G Flex, its new curved screen smartphone. No one has yet to make a convincing case for flexible phones, but the new technology looks slick.
Great news: the FAA announced that they are amending their ancient restrictions on electronic devices. While you still won't be able to gab on your cellphone during flights, tablets, e-readers and other electronics are permitted, even during take offs and landings.
What do you think were the big mobile stories this week? Let us know in the comments!