Virgin Media's TV Anywhere streaming app comes to Kindle Fire tablets
Even if Microsoft were to grow its share of the smartphone market to 5% globally, that would represent nearly 50% growth from its current share of about 3% to 3.5% -- a daunting task, Gold said. Refocusing Nokia phones away from the X brand is a "sound strategy...but is unlikely to be very successful in greatly increasing market share," Gold said. He called it a "first step down the path of making the phone business saleable," which could happen within 18 months. Carolina Milanesi, chief of research at Kantar WorldPanel, said Microsoft's new strategy with phones and devices appears to be "go cheaper, to go wider" which she explained means having more lower-end products and getting into more wireless carrier product portfolios. While Microsoft has been rumored to be designing a smartwatch to compete with Google and perhaps Apple, Milanesi said a smartwatch is not a top priority now.
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Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Ultra affordable Android One smartphones take India by storm this October By Chris Smith July 16, 2014 6:50 AM 0 shares View photo Ultra affordable Android One smartphones take India by storm this October In addition to Android L and Material Design , Google at I/O 2014 unveiled Android One, an Android reference platform meant to bring affordable smartphones to certain markets , and help Google bring more people online. Indian publication The Economic Times has learned the company plans to launch Android One smartphones this October in the country, with devices supposed to sell for $100 a pop. Google and local partners will spend more than 100 crore rupees on Android One advertising and marketing or over 1 billion rupees, which amounts to over $16.5 million with Googles Sundar Pichai supposed to visit India in October, to launch the first Android One handsets.
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Today, it's adding another range of Android devices to this roster, namely Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets, as the TV Anywhere app has now dropped the Amazon Appstore. It'll let you watch live TV over a WiFi connection (3G/4G streaming is not currently supported), manage your set-top box recordings, browse TV listings and also serve as a remote control. Virgin claims it's the first service of its kind to come to Amazon's marketplace (at least in the UK), with neither Sky nor YouView officially offering a separate Kindle Fire app. After a relatively quiet period, Virgin Media has begun to think about mobile streaming again. Last week, it brought Sky's entertainment channels to TV Anywhere, and next month customers will be able to use their Virgin account to access Sky's Sports and Movies apps .
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