More Geek Android By Russell Holly Aug. 15, 2014 1:27 pm Theres a fine line being walked right now when it comes to technology that is always listening. On the one hand, it is incredibly cool to be able to just speak a command and have your device respond. This stops being cool real quick, however, once it dawns on you that someone who isnt supposed to could be listening in on whatever you are doing. A recent teaser for a talk being held by security researchers from Stanford University and defense firm Rafael, reveals an interesting way in which many Android phones could already possess always-listening capabilities by exploiting the gyroscope. Most smartphones have gyroscopes.
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CHART OF THE DAY: How Apple's Smartphone Strategy Is Different Than Everyone Else's - Business Insider
According to that data, which was charted for us by Statista , more than 80% of Apples devices are "high-end," as they cost more than $400. Less than 20% of Apple smartphones are considered "mid-range," and there are currently zero low-end iPhones. Android and Windows Phone smartphones, meanwhile, employ a completely different model. The vast majority of those handsets around 60% cost less than $200. About 20% of Android and Windows Phones are mid-range devices, while a relatively small percentage of those handsets are considered high-end, in the $400-plus range.
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Windows Phone sales decline as share shrinks to just 2.5 percent - Yahoo News
Microsoft revealed its Lumia sales stood at 5.8 million in the recent quarter (a 21 percent drop year-over-year), accounting for only two months due to the Nokia acquisition. Microsoft is betting on Windows Phone 8.1 to help convince visit website phone makers to build smartphones running its software, and HTC appears to be back on board with a Windows version of its HTC One M8 handset expected next week. Any further growth for Windows Phone will come from low-cost handsets like the Lumia 630 and the recently announced Lumia 530 . Windows Phone growth is not going to be easy Microsoft is expected to unveil two new low- and mid-range handsets on September 4th: the Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 . These handsets could help regain Windows Phone growth alongside the Lumia 530 and 630, but there's bigcompetition from Android now. Google is aiming squarely at the low-end with its new Android One initiative , an area where Microsoft has seen most of Windows Phone's growth.
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