Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri

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Like them or not, voice-activated digital assistants have become a standard on smartphones. They allow us to control a few things on our phones hands-free, offer a speedy alternative to typing queries, and they feel like the future. As smartwatches and other wearables take off, which lack the big touch screens we find on our phones, voice controls are going to get even more important.

Microsoft did offer basic voice commands in the old Windows Phone, but it has officially joined the party with Cortana, an intelligent assistant that obeys basic commands just like Siri, but also draws on your calendar, contacts, location, and browsing history to offer a personalized experience just like Google Now. Let’s take a look at how they measure up.

Cortana for Windows Phone

If you’re wondering where the name came from, Cortana is an AI character in the Halo video game series.

The long expected personal digital assistant, Cortana, was unveiled alongside Windows Phone 8.1 at Microsoft Build in San Francisco on April 2, 2014. You can use it to make calls, send messages, set reminders, take notes, recognize music, find great restaurants nearby, check your calendar, and more. Powered by Bing you can ask for search results, but Cortana is also able to understand natural language and learn about you.

There’s a notebook where Cortana stores information she has learned about you and you can edit this directly if you like. This includes places you like to go, people you care about, your preferred quiet hours, and things you might be interested in. If you allow Cortana access it can read your emails, track your location, watch your browsing history, check your contact list, keep an eye on your calendar, and put all this data together to suggest useful information.

Cortana is designed to recognize context, so it should be able to understand follow up requests and you can phrase things in different ways and still expect a useful answer. You can also type your questions or requests as well, if you prefer to not speak out loud.

The fact that Cortana is tied into different apps is unique and has a lot of potential. You could ask how many calories are in a banana and Cortana will answer out loud and then you have the option to add that food to your calorie tracker. Or you can ask Cortana to add something to your Hulu queue, or check out a friend’s Facebook feed. As more and more third-party apps come onboard there’s a lot of potential there.

It is still labeled as “beta” while Microsoft is refining the system, but the demo was impressive. One unique stand-out feature is the ability to set “people reminders,” so you can tell Cortana to remind you to mention your sister’s new baby the next time you talk to her and it will pop-up a reminder when you next have a call or messaging conversation.

Siri for iOS

Apple’s voice-activated offering is very much a personal assistant, with an attitude of its own. You can command it to call people, send messages, schedule meetings, launch apps/games, play music, answer questions, remind you of things later, and provide weather forecasts. The voice recognition, functionality, and level of polish are all significantly improved since Siri first came out.

Siri was originally a digital assistant with attitude and, although Apple toned it down after acquiring the company, it’s still packed with comedic responses to the right questions.

It’s still not entirely clear how popular Siri is with iPhone users. When Intelligent Voice surveyed 2,330 iOS owners last October, two years after Siri was introduced as a key feature of the iPhone 4S, it found that only 15.2 percent of them had even tried it.

Google Now for Android

You can do the usual personal assistant stuff with Google Now as well, from asking for the nearest Chinese restaurant, to finding out what the weather will be like tomorrow, but there’s more to it. If you opt in to using it — which means allowing it to collect data about you — then Google Now can pre-empt your desires.

It will use your search history to throw up news articles and sports scores you might be interested in. It will analyze your travel to bring up a relevant train timetable as you reach the station, or give you a time estimate and the best directions to drive to your next location and tell you to leave so you don’t miss that appointment.

Just like Siri, the voice recognition has improved a great deal since it was first released and new commands are being rolled out all the time. It still feels as though the potential of the pre-emptive card system that serves your interests has not been fully realized, but Google is adding new cards all the time.

How the three assistants stack up

To make things easier to understand, we’ve created a table that should help clarify what each of the three major voice assistants can and cannot do right now. We expect both Apple and Google to update their assistants in the next few months.

Which is the best?

Microsoft has really shaken things up with Cortana. It appears to offer a lot of the same features as Google Now, but it has the same sassy attitude as Siri, and a few unique tricks up its sleeve as well. Both Cortana and Google Now offer something that Apple can’t deliver with Siri right now because Microsoft and Google can draw on huge amounts of user data through the services they offer. Apple doesn’t have the search engine, email system, and other services Microsoft and Google do.

It’s too early to say for sure, but it looks like Cortana could take personal digital assistants to a whole new level. It’s clearly the stand out feature for Windows Phone 8.1 and we’re excited to try it. We’ll tell you more as soon as we can get a hands-on.

What do you think of voice-activated assistants? Do you currently use Google Now or Siri? Do you see the value in something like Cortana? Post a comment and tell us.


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Cortana - All that we know

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Microsoft finally revealed its long-awaited and oft-leaked Windows Phone 8.1 update at the Build 2014 conference on Wednesday. Don't let the measly ".1" fool you: Windows Phone 8.1 is a sweeping refocusing of the Windows Phone vision, adding some much-needed features to the mobile operating system—including the grand unveiling of Cortana, Microsoft's new digital assistant.

Joe Belfiore shows off Windows Phone 8.1 at Build 2014. 

Microsoft exec Joe Belfiore took the stage to show off the improvements, declaring that "We believe Windows Phone is the world's most personal smartphone."

Action Center

As previously leaked, Windows Phone 8.1 adds a long-awaited notification center—dubbed "Action Center"—which gathers your new messages in a central location and provides quick access to four basic phone functions, such as turning on Wi-Fi, GPS, or Airplane mode. Those quick-access tools are customizable and can be swapped around as needed. If you have a dual-SIM phone, info about each is available in the Action Center.

The Action Center should be a massive improvement to Windows Phone's usability. Live Tiles are nice and all, but it's even nicer to have all your new notifications in one convenient spot, and nobody likes mucking around in their phone settings any more than they absolutely have to.

Developers will also be able to create custom lock-screen experiences that users can choose to use. The Windows Phone 8.1 update also adds new Start screen personalization options, including the ability to add more tiles to the screen or use a custom image as your phone's background image.

Cortana

But the real star of the Windows Phone 8.1 show is Cortana, the virtual assistant that's Microsoft's answer to Google Now and Siri. Actually, Cortana's kind of a blend of Google Now and Siri—a bouncy, bubbly sphere UI that's powered by Bing's deep and powerful Satori knowledge engine.

Cortana has a Siri-esque personality, responding to personal questions from Belfiore with jokes. For example, when Belfiore asked what Cortana thought of her appearance, she responded "Some things I resemble: A hula hoop, a donut... and a halo." (The last is a sly reference to Cortana's origins; she's named after the Cortana A.I. central to the popular Halo video game series.)

Cortana's true strength appears to lie in context, however. 

Cortana will be a smarter personal assistant by gathering data from third-party services to inform her responses.

"Her" smarts are augmented by data provided by third-party services such as Yelp, which Belfiore showed off by searching for a restaurant during the demo, as well as contextual information about you—yes, you—drawn from your email, travel notifications, contacts, interests, and more. Even better, you don't have to manually tell Cortana your desires; she automatically infers information based on your actions (which you then have to confirm).

The added info is designed to give Cortana a more personal touch and provide contextual, "just-in-time" notifications a la Google Now. But fear not, privacy freaks: The digital assistant has a granular and customizable "Notebook" that allows you to block or grant Cortana access to specific information silos and functions.

Cortana responds to natural-language commands, and the mixture of deep data and personal information allows her to perform Google Now-esque tasks, such as finding nearby restaurants, finding and converting information on the Internet, or scheduling alarms and reminders, all using natural language.

Cortana can juggle reminders and appointments and alert you to conflicts. 

In fact, Cortana's smart enough to know if a newly scheduled reminder conflicts with a previous appointment, notifying you of concerns and offering to reschedule something if necessary. Microsoft's also allowing developers to access Cortana's voice commands. Belfiore used Cortana to verbally add a show to his Hulu Plus cue and open up Terry Myerson's Facebook page on stage.

Cortana's launching as a beta in the US before eventually expanding to UK, Canada, China, and beyond in the coming months. Between that and the Action Center, Windows Phone 8.1 is starting to look mighty tempting... but there are still more new features coming to Microsoft's mobile OS.

Not just for fun

Microsoft also revealed that the similarly long-awaited Windows Phone Enterprise Feature Pack—which adds business-friendly tools like S/MIME support, enhanced MDM policies, and application-triggered VPN support (or application-specific blocking—is coming with Windows Phone 8.1.

Internet Explorer 11

Windows Phone 8.1 also upgrades the browser to Internet Explorer 11, complete with Reading View, InPrivate tabs, and so on.

Other tweaks

The Windows Phone store also received a revamp, with featured apps and the ability to sweep left-to-right for quick navigation. Windows Phone's calendar received a similar tweak for moving from day-to-day.

Windows Phone 8.1 will use what it knows about you and your contacts to make typing more context-aware and faster to guess or auto-correct.

Belfiore also walked through a new "Wi-Fi Sense" tool, which you can configure to automatically connect to free Wi-Fi hotspots. The tool can automatically agree to a hotspot's terms of service for you if you'd like, or even provide the hotspot with your name and personal information if it's required (and you agree to it). Seems pretty darned nifty! Windows Phone 8.1 boasts additional helpful tools such as Battery Sense, Belfiore said.

The Windows Phone keyboard was also enhanced with Swype-like fast typing capabilities.

Hardware changes

Windows Phone 8.1 is also receiving some hardware support tweaks that Belfiore didn't really mention at Build on Wednesday, but he detailed at Mobile World Congress in February. When he did so, Belfiore stressed that the stated goal for Windows Phone in 2014 was to find traction beyond U.S. soil, as foreign markets have been a strong point for Microsoft's mobile growth.

That target reads loud and clear in Windows Phone 8.1's hardware tweaks.

The update adds support for Qualcomm's low-end Snapdragon 200, 400, and 400 LTE system-on-chips as well as numerous additional cellular standards, to better support Microsoft's "high-volume focus" around the globe. (Read: Cheap phones.) Continuing that thought, Windows Phone 8.1 also removes the requirements for hardware buttons, letting manufacturers opt to use virtual softkeys in Android-esque fashion—which would let those manufacturers more easily reuse the same hardware for Android phones and Windows Phones alike.

Windows Phone 8.1 also adds dual-SIM support, which is a popular feature in foreign markets, as Nokia's Stephen Elop noted when introducing his company's new phones at Build.

All in all, Windows Phone 8.1 looks pretty darned exciting, and the introduction of universal apps that span the Microsoft ecosystem should hopefully help bolster the Windows Phone Store's (rapidly improving) ranks. Look for Windows Phone 8.1 to start rolling out to current Windows Phone 8 users "in the next few months," or in new phones by the end of April or early May


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Blink, the camera app for Windows phone updated with tons of new features

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Blink, the burst mode camera app for Windows Phone devices, has been fully overhauled, adding new features, a tour for new users and a stills mode.

The app was updated yesterday, and according to Microsoft has been downloaded more than one million times since it was launched in February last year.

With a new look and new features, we decided to take a look at Blink and see if it still has relevance given that most Windows Phone smartphones are made by Nokia Camera app, as well as apps like Refocus.

Snap happy

Blink’s whole raison d’être is, essentially, capturing a sequence of quick images from before you press the shutter button, to just after the picture has finished being taken.

The point of this is that it allows you to create either short animations (a little like a Vine, but uneditable in a timeline sense) or pick the best frame from the sequence of shots for a single image.

Following the update, new users will see a tour to show them around and get them familiar with the options – not that they are too extensive.

A few quick swipes and you’ll know what you’re doing.

Firing it up after the guide and you’re met with your viewfinder. The main button on the right side below is takes the shot, the one above that switches to the front-facing camera and the one at the bottom switches flash on and off.

Another of the new options is the ability to jump quickly to your ‘Blinks’. From the main Blink viewfinder, tap the arrow in the top-left corner to go to your stream of Blinks.

And from there, you can tap the icon on the left to view the Gallery of your Blinks, where you can then go back and edit old images, should you wish.

If you’re looking to create a short moving Blink (as is really the point), all you need to do is take the photo and select how long you’d like the animation to be by selecting which frames you want to include (shown below). You can’t actually select, say, a frame at the start, a few from the middle and some at the end though – you only get to set the start and end points.

Although the main aim is to create a sequence of images, if you’re just trying to pick out one individual shot, there’s now a single shot mode – it still takes a sequence of images, it just makes it easier to pick out an individual frame.

To access the option, you just tap the icon in the top-right corner (shown above) when reviewing your Blink.

Just like when setting a Blink length, you can either tap or scroll through each until you find your favorite.

The actual functionality of the rest of the app remains largely unchanged, although there is now a focus lock option. Tapping anywhere on the screen will lock the focus on that area, regardless of how and where you move while the shot is being taken. In practice, this was hit-and-miss. Sometimes it kept focus when you moved mid-shot, sometimes it didn’t.

There’s also now a Live Tile that will update, showing your Blinks on your home screen.

Ultimately, Blink seems well suited for trying to capture fast-paced action. Perhaps more so than pigeons, anyway.
Space for Blink?

Overall, Blink does what is sets out to do pretty well – it takes a fast (with very little delay at all) series of images that you can edit in a very basic way to share as a short Vine-like clip or as a still image.

But here’s the problem – is there really a need for another dedicated camera app for Windows Phone with Nokia already providing pretty much all you could need to get up-and-running? Its simplicity works in its favor – you’re not going to get lost in settings menus here, but remembering to actually use it in the first place might be a bigger problem.

There’s another issue here too. I don’t like the social aspect very much. You can share Blinks as animated images across Microsoft’s own So.cl network, Facebook, or Twitter. You also get the option to upload them to your OneDrive account for sharing however you wish. The problem is, to do so, you must sign in to So.cl first, even to email a link to someone.

Frankly, I’m a Windows user, I have a Windows Phone (among others) and I have no desire to add yet another social network into the mix, especially not to just share some photos. I mean, I did, for you dear reader, but I had no desire to. On the plus side, once you’ve bitten the bullet, you do get the option of sharing via Twitter and Facebook too – although, you’ll have to authorize So.cl to post to those networks on your behalf too. To avoid that, I chose to just upload to OneDrive. Even if you do choose to share to Twitter, it just shows an ugly looking hashtag and a link to the image on So.cl, which isn’t particularly handy. Displaying GIFs in-line would be much more useful.

Despite my reservations about it’s social side, Blink is free and worth a look if you’re a Windows Phone owner with a wanting for a simple photo app.


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Facebook's new programming language is here

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Facebook engineers Bryan O'Sullivan, Julien Verlaguet, and Alok Menghrajani spent the last few years building a programming language unlike any other.

Working alongside a handful of others inside the social networking giant, they fashioned a language that lets programmers build complex websites and other software at great speed while still ensuring that their software code is precisely organised and relatively free of flaws -- a combination that few of today's languages even approach. In typical Facebook fashion, the new language is called Hack, and it already drives almost all of the company's website -- a site that serves more than 1.2 billion people across the globe.

"We can say with complete assurance that this has been as battle-tested as it can possibly be," says O'Sullivan, a veteran of iconic tech companies Sun Microsystems and Linden Lab who has long played an important role in a popular language called Haskell.

O'Sullivan and company publicly revealed their new language this morning, and at the same time, they "open sourced" it, sharing the technology with the world at large and encouraging others not only to use it, but to help improve it.

The software world is littered with programming languages, and new ones appear all the time. But according to some who have used it or who know the past work of those who built it, Hack has a design and a pedigree that immediately set it apart. "If Bryan O'Sullivan built it," says programming guru David Pollak, who only yesterday heard about the new language, "I would walk across hot coals to use it."

In the Beginning
When Mark Zuckerberg started work on Facebook in late 2003 -- a moment recreated to such great effect in the Hollywood film The Social Network -- he used a programming language called PHP. It was one of the most popular web languages of the day -- a language that let you build and rebuild sites with extreme speed. PHP is what's called a dynamically typed language. Basically, this means you needn't take the time to define specific parameters for each and every routine in your code, and once you finish a piece of code, you can almost instantly run it -- without taking additional time to compile it into another form. The code essentially compiles in the background, as you write it.

    The new language is called Hack, and it already drives almost all of the company's website -- a site that serves more than 1.2 billion people.

For the next decade, Zuckerberg and his rapidly growing company continued to build their site with PHP. It suited "The Hacker Way," the Zuckerberg coding philosophy that encourages engineers to constantly look for ways of improving the technology at hand. But eventually, as Facebook expanded to hundreds of millions of people, the language started to show its limitations. As a PHP site grows, you need far more computer servers to run the thing than you would with other languages, and it can be difficult to manage all your code and keep it free of bugs.

At a certain size, you're better off with statically typed languages such as Java, where you're required to carefully define your variable types. You can't move as fast with these languages -- you have to compile code before running it -- but you need fewer servers to run your code, and in the long run, it's easier to manage what you've built.

Last year, after a brainstorm from three top engineers, Facebook solved the server problem by running all its PHP code on a new software creation called HHVM, short for Hip Hop Virtual Machine. HHVM was a new foundation for the Facebook website, letting the company run its site on significantly fewer machines. Now, with Hack, their new programming language, Bryan O'Sullivan and his tiny team have solved the other problem. Hack makes it easier to manage code and eliminate errors.

"It arose out of a desire to improve the efficiency of our developers," says the Irish-born O'Sullivan. "As our engineering team grew, their own jobs were becoming more complicated because PHP is a dynamically typed language. It made it harder for them to easily apprehend the consequences of some of the work they were doing."

The New PHP
You can think of Hack as a new version of PHP. It too runs on the Hip Hop Virtual Machine, but it lets coders use both dynamic typing and static typing. This is what's called gradual typing, and until now, it has mostly been an academic exercise. Facebook, O'Sullivan says, is the first to bring gradual typing to a "real, industrial strength" language.

What this means is that Facebook was able to gradually replace its existing PHP code with Hack -- move from the old dynamically typed system to a statically typed arrangement. "It allows you to slide the dial yourself on the continuum between dynamic types and statics -- so you can start out with dynamically typed code and then gradually add more statically typed code, benefiting from each little bit of work you do as you go along," O'Sullivan says.

A snippet of Hack in a code editor. Looks simple enough.

In doing so, he explains, Facebook built much more precise code -- code with fewer flaws. Hack provides a kind of safety net for developers. What's more, engineers can more easily understand code when they revisit it. Static typing acts a lot like documentation.

But the big trick is that Hack provides these benefits without slowing down the developer: Unlike other statically type languages, Hack can run without compiling. "You edit a file and you reload a webpage and you immediately get the feedback of: here's what the page looks like after I made that change. There is no delay," O'Sullivan says. "You get both safety and speed."

Nils Adermann, a software engineer and the co-founder of a company called Forumatic, has used the language, and he says he knows of nothing else quite like it. James Miller and Simon Welsh, engineers at a company called PocketRent, who have also used Hack, agree. The closest thing, they say, is Haskell, a statically typed language that provides a way of executing code relatively quickly. But Hack, they indicate, takes the idea much further.

Hack will be particularly attractive, Adermann says, to existing PHP shops. "Ironically," he says, "its chief advantage is how little it differs from PHP." Like Facebook, these shops can gradually move their operations from one language to the another. But Adermann also believes that some developers will adopt the language even if they're not already using PHP. "While PHP is the most widely used language on the web, it's unpopular in many places because of its inconsistencies," he says. "Hack addresses these … and thereby makes the language more attractive to users of other languages."

But the biggest endorsement for the new language is that Facebook already uses it to run its own site, the world's most popular social network. It's not every day that a new language debuts with such an impressive track record. Some, however, question whether Hack should really be called a new programming language. There's a fine line here between an update to PHP and a replacement for PHP. Where does Facebook draw that line? "That," Sullivan says, "is a good question to discuss late at night over whiskeys."


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Nexus 6 Release Date, Specs And Rumors Sum up

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We have seen google release its best phones in form of Nexus. The Nexus series became popular after the nexus 3 by Samsung. Google started providing mind blowing specs at very low cost which was the most eye catching and major reason for the popularity of Nexus series

We are now waiting for the next gen phone  Google Nexus 6!! It is rumored that this will be the last smartphone in the Nexus Series which makes it more popular. We Have seen many rumors regarding Nexus 6. So Lets sum all of them up.
Specifications:
-> 5-5.2 inch pure HD display with Scratch proof Gorilla glass. Latest 2k Display with a mind            blowing resolution of 1,440 x 2,560.  
-> Obviously we expect it to be water resistant and include finger scanner but what more. It              might pack something new for us.
-> 16 MP camera with lots of new features is what we want google to deliver and 5 MP front            camera.
-> 64BIT qualacom or snapdragon chipset would be a great inclusion. 
-> 3200-3000 maH battery as we know google compromises on battery.
-> 3 GB ram is what we think but google can surprise us with a 4GB ram. 
-> New android OS is sure. 

Google Nexus 6 release date may come soon as deals and discounts for Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 have emerged online.
Amazon offered affordable Nexus smartphones that signaled the imminent launch of Nexus 6. Nexus 4 with 16 GB internal storage costs only $344.99. LG Nexus 4 boasts a 4.7-inch, 720p HD display, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB RAM, an 8 MP rear camera and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box.
Nexus 5 is also available in Amazon. The online retailer is now selling the 16 GB version of Nexus 5 for $394, down from its original price of $498. The 32 GB Nexus 5 edition still costs $449.99. Google Nexus 5 comes with 5-inch, 1080p full HD display, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 and 2 GB RAM, 16 GB and 32 GB internal storage versions and 8 MP camera.
So now we know what to expect from the google nexus 6. We will do a complete review once the phone is launched.Till then stay tuned for more leaks and latest updates.



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50 MP Camera ....Whoaa..Its Oppo Find 7

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If you ever thought about buying an Oppo phone, but hesitated for whatever reason, that might change with the Oppo Find 7. After several months of leaks, Oppo finally took the wraps off, and although there really isn’t anything that surprised us, it doesn’t take away the fact that this phone is a serious beast.
The heart of this phone is in the camera, which is a whopping 50-megapixels and sports an f/2.0 aperture. 50MP samples are coming in at 8,160 x 6,120 and a size of 10MB. The signal processor, Pure Image 2.0, allows for a Super Zoom feature, which takes 10 burst shots and then automatically picks the best four shots to combine into a 50MP still. You can see a couple of really nice sample images thanks to Engadget.
Oppo-Find-7-super-zoom-100-percent-cropOther notables about the camera is that it will shoot 4K video at 30 fps and slow motion at 100 fps, we presume at 720p. There is HDR GIF creation and a RAW mode. Last but not least, the front facing camera sports a 5MP lens with an aperture of f/2.0 for all your selfies.
The rest of the specs aren’t too shabby either. As expected, there are two versions. The Find 7a (or Find 7 Lite in China), sports a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a 2,800mAh battery.
The premium version sports the same 5.5-inch display size, but the resolution gets bumped up to quad HD (2560 x 1440). It also gets an upgraded processor, more RAM, more internal storage, and a bigger battery. It will feature a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a 3,000mAh battery. The premium Find 7 also has a carbon fiber textured back cover.
Both models get a microSD slot for up to an additional 128GB, a micro-SIM slot, and LTE radios for China, Europe, and the U.S.
The Find 7a/Find 7 Lite will go for $499, while the premium Find 7 will go for $599. The Find 7a will be available in mid-April both online and at retailers. Some retailers will offer a $50 early bird discount. The premium or advanced Find 7 will be available in May or June.
source: Engadget

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Godzilla Smash 3 Game Comming for Android in May

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One of the most anticipated movies (at least for me) of the year is coming this May. That’s right Godzilla!! Those that want more than just the movie will be happy to know that the mobile game is coming as well. Rogue Play just announced that Godzilla – Smash3 will land on Android and iOS devices on May 16, the same day the movie is released in theaters.
The game promises to give fans complete control of of Godzilla, including his epic roar. It will be a RPG-style game that will feature puzzle mechanics and 3D visuals.
Hit the break for the game trailer as well as the full press release.

Rogue Play, along with Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, Unveil Godzilla – Smash3, Official Mobile Game of the Highly Anticipated Film
Godzilla Returns to Gaming with Stunning Visuals, Bold New Mix of Action and Puzzle
SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) March 17, 2014
Rogue Play, an indie publisher of quality mobile mid-core games, today announced its all-new title Godzilla – Smash3 will be available for free on May 16 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. Godzilla’s mobile gaming debut, launching alongside the worldwide theatrical release of the highly anticipated film “Godzilla” from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, mixes devastating action with tactical puzzle mechanics for a unique, dual-layered experience.
“As the film stomps into theaters, Godzilla – Smash3 captures a monster-sized experience on the small screen in a great new way,” said Thomas Gewecke, Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Warner Bros. Entertainment. “We’re lucky to work with a group like Rogue Play who understands what makes ‘Godzilla’ special and can channel that into a great-looking and fun game for our fans.”
“The launch of the mobile game is an opportunity for fans to interact with the ‘King of the Monsters’ in a new way. We are so excited to see how fans will react now that we’ve put the ability to control Godzilla, including his epic roar, in their hands,” said Emily Castel, Legendary’s Chief Marketing Officer.
Developed from the ground up by Godzilla gaming veterans at Pipeworks Software, Godzilla – Smash3 combines accessible puzzle mechanics with gorgeous 3D visuals and RPG-style progression that stand out in the genre.
Godzilla – Smash3 complements the iconic character’s epic cinematic rebirth, putting the powerful force of the ‘King of the Monsters’ into gamers’ hands like never before. Players take full control of each stomp, slash and bite by matching – or “smashing” – tiles on the lower portion of the screen. Their actions drive a fully 3D Godzilla, who will demolish battalions and sink ships. With enough skill, players can unleash Godzilla’s signature Nuclear Breath and combine tiles for devastating combos.
As players pursue Godzilla’s foes from the upcoming film, they’ll travel the world and face dozens of challenges across land, sea and air. To keep pace with new objectives in each stage, players can upgrade Godzilla to match their play-style and call upon friends in times of need.
Godzilla – Smash3 offers a dynamic experience to be enjoyed concurrently with the film’s theatrical release and beyond. Look out for more updates, including monster-sized reveals and new content, about Godzilla – Smash3 in the coming months.
Source: Talkandroid.com

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