Mobile messaging app WhatsApp has hit 600 million monthly active users, according to CEO and founder Jan Koum. Here is a tweet that the company sent out.
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Samsung Mobile’s official U.K. YouTube page has posted a video of the Samsung Galaxy S5 taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. What a clever way to show that the Galaxy S5 is waterproof. However, the S5 has challenged the iPhone 5s, the HTC One M8 and the Nokia Lumia 930 to take the same challenge.
Apple releases a small number of products that run on iOS, but Google Android is open source. Hundreds of manufacturers have built Android devices. Apparently, there are nearly 19,000 Android devices, according to OpenSignal.
The price of the Samsung Galaxy S5 on Verizon has been discounted. RadioShack will be selling the Samsung Galaxy S5 for $79 on a new two-year contract starting today on Verizon Wireless. The offer is available for new and existing Verizon subscribers. The Galaxy S5 has a 5.1-inch display, 1080p resolution, quad-core 2.5GHz processor, 16-megapixel rear camera, 2GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB internal storage, microSDXC support, 2,800 mAh battery and Android KitKat..
The iPhone 6 is expected to come with a battery that is larger than the one inside the iPhone 5s, according to a leaked photo. The photo shows a battery with an 1,810 mAh capacity, which is larger than the 1,560 mAh battery in the iPhone 5s.
Flappy Birds creator Dong Nguyen is working on a sequel to the popular game called Swing Copters. Nguyen was reportedly making $55,000 per day from Flappy Birds, but he took the game down because people were getting too addicted to the game, which ended up causing parents to neglect their kids and people to lose their jobs. The followup to Flappy Birds is expected to arrive on Thursday. The game will be free with ads or paid without ads.
Square, the mobile credit card reader, wrote a blog post about the top ten negative myths about its service. Square is now in competition with a new Amazon product called Local Register. The Wall Street Journal reported that Square’s losses were huge so it was discussing a potential sale. However, Square says that this is not true.