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MWC 2015 roundup: Google, Cyanogen, LG and Valve VR

Here’s a brief look at the major announcements made at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on day two. - Google plans to use its drones from Titan, a company it acquired in April 2014, as flying broadcast towers to cover wide areas with Internet connectivity, reports Digital Trends. Google will also be working on developing a wireless carrier that will bring together cell towers, Google Fiber, and new Wi-Fi initiatives to maximize coverage to users. On the online services front, the company mentioned it will break its Google+ social network into two separate products, one called Photos and the other named Streams. The search giant also said that it is currently working on a new mobile payments framework named Android Pay, which would provide an ‘API layer’ that will allow other companies to support secure payments on Android in both physical stores and via apps. - OS maker Cyanogen tied up with Qualcomm Technologies, to provide it's Cyanogen OS for future Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD) devices running Qualcomm 200, 400, and 600 series processors, reports ZDNet. Cyanogen will also launch a new website at www.cyngn.com which includes a new brand identity and an associated logo. The MWC also saw Alcatel launch a Cyanogen OS powered smartphone called the OneTouch Hero 2+. - Other than its tie-up with Cyanogen, Qualcomm unveiled the next-generation Snapdragon processor, the Snapdragon 820, along with some interesting technologies like cognitive machine learning for smartphones and tablets and an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. While the company did not reveal…

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