A few months ago Apple launched Apple Pay, the Cupertino company’s take on mobile payments. We guess one could say Apple is a bit late to the game given that other companies have already launched similar services, but we guess it’s thanks to the Apple marketing machine that has allowed Apple Pay to become mainstream news.
So how popular is Apple Pay? Well according to a recent report from research firm ITG, they are suggesting that Apple Pay accounts for 1% of all digital payments. While 1% isn’t a lot, we should point out that there are plenty of other digital payment options out there. Also to put it into perspective, Google Wallet which was launched a few years ago currently accounts for 4% of digital payments. Read full post →Report Suggests Apple Pay Accounts For 1% Of All Digital Payments
Most of you guys have probably heard of Google’s Project Ara by now. For those who haven’t, this is an upcoming smartphone by Google that will feature modular components. What this means is that users will be able to swap out certain components depending on their need, so for example you could swap out a camera module for one with a better sensor, or one that records video better, and so on, all the while keeping the rest of the phone’s specs intact.
That being said if you’re wondering which SoC Google will be going for, it turns out that they have chosen a few that users can choose from. Previously Google revealed that they would be using a Rockchip SoC and now according to a new Google+ post, Google has revealed other options which will include a Marvell PXA1928 SoC and an NVIDIA Tegra K1 chipset which can also be found in the recently released Nexus 9. Read full post →Google Announces Marvell And NVIDIA Chipset Options For Project Ara