Late last year, Apple had quietly inked a deal with rival Google in order to use Google Cloud Platform. Since that deal was struck, it appears that the iPhone maker is minimizing its reliance on Amazon Web Services (AWS), as reported by CRN. Every year, Apple spends approximately a billion dollars on AWS in powering its iCloud, iTunes, and other cloud related services.
As reported by Re/code, Nextbit has revealed that it will no longer be pushing ahead with its plans to build a CDMA version of its Robin smartphone. Moreover, the company has also decided that it will no longer be developing a handset that will function on the networks of major US wireless carriers Verizon Wireless and Sprint.
Nextbit is a startup company based in the city of San Francisco in California, and it is run by former employees of tech giants such as Google and Taiwanese phone maker HTC. Last year saw the startup introduce its smartphone, the Robin, which holds the distinction of being a handset that is cloud based. In October of 2015, Nextbit had announced that its device was already accepting pre-orders (the pre-order period officially ends next Friday).
Robin, the smartphone from Nextbit, can now be preordered by way of BackerKit. For those not yet familiar with Nextbit’s Robin handset, it is a smartphone that is distinctly cloud based. The smartphone was first launched a month ago by Nextbit via a Kickstarter campaign.
Apart from officially announcing Android M (the latest version of the Android mobile operating system) and the Android Pay mobile payment system at its I/O developer conference held in San Francisco, Google also took the opportunity to announce that it is giving its Google Photos a makeover -- specifically taking it out of Google+, and then infusing it with free unlimited storage.
Microsoft already has its own wearable device, the Microsoft Band, out on the market. But it seems that the company will still support the Apple Watch, Apple's first ever attempt at making a smartwatch.
Microsoft recently deployed an update to its OneDrive app for the iOS platform. With this update, Microsoft's cloud storage service app now lets owners of the Apple Watch see the images they saved in OneDrive directly on their wrists through Apple's wearable device.
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