Recap in Tech News – May 17, 2015:
In this issue – Android Wear Update Adds Music Control, Google’s Lollipop Upgrade Bricks Nexus 7 Tablets, Tim Cook Visits China on Victory Tour, and Xbox One Edges Out Playstation 4 in Sales.
Android Wear Update Adds Music Control
Following in the footsteps of the iOS functionality with the Apple Watch, Android Wear’s latest update (Android 5.1.1) added the ability for users to control their Google Play Music app from their Android Wear watch. Smartwatches that come equipped with the newest mobile OS from Android will be able to access Listen Now, Recent Playlists and Radio features of Google Play Music, but not have access to their entire music collection.
Google’s Lollipop Upgrade Bricks Nexus 7 Tablets
There has been a report of the Lollipop version of Android causing some fatal errors when Nexus 7 Tablet users update their devices. Users who have exerpeinced this issue report that booting their devices into recovery mode does not work and they are being forced to replace their motherboards. Apparently, Asus, the maker of the tablets is treating the problem as an out of warranty repair charging users $200 or more to correct the issue.
Tim Cook Visits China on Victory Tour
Apple CEO, Tim Cook, took a trip to China this past week for reasons unknown. Even though the trip’s reasons weren’t made public, it appears that it was some sort of victory tour as China overtook the U.S. in iPhone sales. His trip itinerary included purchasing one million acres of Chinese forest, meeting with the Vice Premier, Liu Yandong and of course, visiting the Apple Store Xidan Joy City.
Xbox One Edges Out Playstation 4 in Sales
Microsoft has announced this past week that its sales of the gaming console, Xbox One, have gained in sales by 84% since January. This ended up making Xbox One the “best-selling console in the U.S. in April,” according to a press release issued by Microsoft earlier this week.