ANDROID - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ANDROID News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232741-79/samsung-tizen-developers-mobile.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232741-79/samsung-tizen-developers-mobile.html.csp">Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YOUKYUNG LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T12:55:42.972-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 12:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul • Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company’s ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS. The South Korean company had planned to start selling the phone, the Samsung Z, in Russia this quarter. But Samsung indicated more time is needed to expand Tizen’s following of app developers and apps. In a brief statement, Samsung said the postponement is to further enhance the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582327412014-07-28T12:55:42.972-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T12:55:42.972-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232741@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:55:42 MDT Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58197784-79/nokia-microsoft-windows-phones.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58197784-79/nokia-microsoft-windows-phones.html.csp">Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANICK JESDANUN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T16:17:01.928-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 04:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each. As a result, the devices didn’t become a runaway hit as Nokia’s low-cost answer to serving emerging markets. Nokia X phones were devised to be a gateway to the company’s pricier Lumia phones. The operating system that runs the phones was to blend the core technology found in Google’s Android system with services and designs found in Microsoft’s own Windows Phone ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581977842014-07-21T16:17:01.928-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T16:17:01.928-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58197784@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:17:01 MDT Google to show off smart home gadgets, wearables http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58113266-79/google-android-apple-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58113266-79/google-android-apple-company.html.csp">Google to show off smart home gadgets, wearables</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BARBARA ORTUTAY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T13:29:47.639-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 01:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • An Android update, wearable gadgets and so-called smart home devices are just some of the innovations Google is likely to show off at its two-day developer conference, which begins Wednesday in San Francisco. In recent years, the conference has focused on smartphones and tablets, but this year Google’s Android operating system is expected to stretch — into cars, homes and smartwatches. Pacific Crest analyst Evan Wilson believes Google will unveil a new version of its Android oper...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581132662014-06-25T13:29:47.639-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-25T13:29:47.639-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58113266@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:29:47 MDT Lego to introduce mixed digital-physical blocks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58088827-79/lego-games-kids-physical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58088827-79/lego-games-kids-physical.html.csp">Lego to introduce mixed digital-physical blocks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETER SVENSSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-20T14:14:25.62-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 02:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • On the heels of success with “The Lego Movie,” the Danish toy company is giving kids a chance to put their own blocks on the screen, with a new product line that copies their creations into phone and tablet games. The Lego Fusion line will launch in August. Each $35 box will contain some 200 bricks and a special plate to build on. Creations on the plate can be photographed with Apple or Android phones or tablets and imported into free, downloadable games. There are several Lego-themed...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580888272014-06-20T14:14:25.62-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-20T14:14:25.62-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58088827@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:14:25 MDT Amazon unveils its new smartphone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58084878-79/phone-amazon-android-bezos.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58084878-79/phone-amazon-android-bezos.html.csp">Amazon unveils its new smartphone</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RYAN NAKASHIMA </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and ANICK JESDANUN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-18T16:29:25.369-06:00">Updated Jun 18, 2014 04:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • Amazon’s new smartphone will serve as your eyes and ears. Snap a photo of a book title, and it’ll show you where to buy it. Listen to a song playing in the background, and it’ll direct you to that tune on Amazon. It can even direct you to knowledge: Snap a shot of a painting, and it’ll pull up a Wikipedia entry on it. The new Firefly feature also lets you snap bar codes, phone numbers and more. It’s part of the new Fire Phone, which Amazon.com Inc. unveiled at a Seattle event Wednesday...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580848782014-06-18T16:29:25.369-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-18T16:29:25.369-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58084878@www.sltrib.com Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:29:25 MDT Tech review: As a gadget watch, LG Lifeband Touch needs a purpose http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58037033-79/lifeband-fitness-wrist-wristband.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58037033-79/lifeband-fitness-wrist-wristband.html.csp">Tech review: As a gadget watch, LG Lifeband Touch needs a purpose</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YOUKYUNG LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-09T16:03:02.571-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 04:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea • Smart capabilities have become the latest marketing pitch to sell more wristwatches, TVs, eyeglasses, refrigerators, cars and even toothbrushes. But have we figured out why they need to be smart? I asked myself that as I wore LG’s Lifeband Touch day and night for a week. The new computerized wristband tracks workouts and calories burned and syncs with the LG Fitness app on an iPhone, iPad or Android device. It can also control music on a phone and alerts incoming calls and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580370332014-06-09T16:03:02.571-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-09T16:03:02.571-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58037033@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:03:02 MDT