Weekly Tech Roundup: Samsung in Virtual Reality, Futuristic Galaxy Note Edge and Google for Work

05 Sep. 2014 Enterprise Tech News

The past couple of weeks saw Apple file a patent to hint a move into mobile payments, Kinvey unveiling the VMware vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Solution and Seagate roll out an 8TB hard disk drive for enterprises. Let’s take a look at the tech news of more recent times with Samsung and Google being in the news.

The newest player in the Virtual Reality universe – Samsung

In a bid to create an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience, Samsung announced the next gen in wearable technology — the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition. The headset is powered by Oculus, a company that is leading provider of VR technology and also is a company which Facebook recently acquired. It delivers a new way for users to experience and consume mobile content.

A senior company source at Samsung said that “Samsung Gear VR is a representation of the progressive innovation of the Gear series and we are pleased to have partnered with Oculus VR to bring this incredibly immersive mobile content experience to users.”

Samsung unveils the futuristic Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung who has vowed to expand into the universe of elegantly designed devices, unveiled the new Galaxy Note Edge. The phone, available later this year, features an AMOLED touch display that is curved around the right side of the device. This feature provides room for an interactive, touch-enabled “Edge Screen” that displays notifications and information such as the weather.

Galaxy Note Edge

Galaxy Note Edge would be coming out this fall

As per Samsung, the Galaxy Note Edge “sets a new standard for usability”. Users can swipe through Edge panels with a flick of a thumb. While switched off, the Edge doubles as an alarm clock. Also in the works is the Edge software development kit (SDK), enabling Android developers to code Edge-specific functionality into their apps.

In terms of specs, the Edge is similar to the new Galaxy Note 4, which sports a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2,560-by-1,440) Super AMOLED display, a 3.7-megapixel front-facing camera and improved microphones and speakers.

Google Enterprise Rebranded ‘Google for Work’

Google Enterprise is no more. The company’s decade-old division dedicated to corporate customers has a new name: Google for Work. Google says that the name change aims to better reflect its business customers and shift focus from the term ‘enterprise.’

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt gave a statement on his blog saying that – “We never set out to create a traditional ‘enterprise’ business — we wanted to create a new way of doing work. So the time has come for our name to catch up with our ambition. As of today, what was called Google Enterprise is now simply Google for Work.” Although corporate name changes can be inconsequential; they sometimes reflect a fundamental corporate realignment. The most famous example would be Apple dropping Computer from its name.

The use of technology and the round of new announcements and acquisitions continue to rise across the globe. We at Rishabh Software will help your organization stay competitive. Our customized enterprise solutions will empower your organization to keep pace with the new and ever changing trends. Contact us today or Call us on 1-877-RISHABH (1-877-747-4224) to learn more about our service offerings and solutions.

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