Welcome to our Fourth Episode of Stories You Need To Know. So what is going on today in the Tech World, today we are looking at three particular stories that caught our interest.
A few days ago Google acquired yet another little known start-up called Sparrow, which is a very popular email client for Mac OS X and iOS. The email client has brought simplicity and beauty to Mac’s and iOS devices and many fans are just shocked and anxious about the news. Dom Leca Founder and CEO of Sparrow says they will be joining the Google Team and no future update to their current apps will be released.
GOOGLE WANTS TO BRING POLISH, “BEAUTY,” AND EASE OF USE TO ALL OF ITS GMAIL EXPERIENCES
Sources say that Google might have acquired Sparrow for about $25 million but the exact number is not known. A Google spokesperson told The Verge that the “Sparrow team has always put their users first by focusing on building a seamlessly simple and intuitive interface for their email client. We look forward to bringing them aboard the Gmail team, where they’ll be working on new projects.”
Samsung has recently sent a notice to the media stating that it plans to unveil the next big thing as they say or the next Galaxy device on August 15th. Now rumor has it that it will be the Galaxy Note II, which makes sense since the device is already up for a refresh.
There is also a possibility that we might see the Galaxy Note 10.1, the tablet which was introduced at MWC this year, which has not been finalized just yet. Samsung might finally be bringing the final version of the tablet and announcing it at its event. Either way Samsung will most likely be announcing something interesting and at least we have a date to go by.
Mozilla, the folks that bring you the famously and popular FireFox browser is said to be working on its own Mobile Operating System platform set to be unveiled by 2013. TechWeek Europe recently published a gallery of screenshots depicting various areas of Firefox Mobile and it definitely looks like Android’s and Apple’s OS.
Hopefully the OS will not look like anything like what we see today but chances are we might see some similarities. Of course BGR reached out to Mozilla via email and they responded as saying “the screenshots are outdated and will have more soon. These are not any indication of the final product”.