With data being expensive and storage on phones being low, Facebook conducted a thorough overhaul of its Android to suit the needs of users in developing countries such as Africa.

By virtue of its size being 65 percent smaller, using 50 percent less data as well as starting 50 percent faster, it has no doubt made things easier for its Android app users.

Ever since this latest development took place at the beginning of 2014, users with this latest update (and older phones) can still use this app with ease while consuming far less data than before.

One can attribute this focus due to the fact that Facebook is reaching saturation in its primary markets while its growth in the developing world is expanding substantially. While in US and Canada, the numbers show a growth by 4 million, the rest of the world have opened 49 million new accounts.

Despite this explosive growth in that part of the world, there are still a number of people without Facebook accounts that the company recognizes and is targeting with this move.

It goes without saying that these countries have very different device conditions and mobile networks compared to Facebook’s country of origin. Simply put, a number of these countries depend on low-end Android phones on slower networks.

So, with this in mind, Facebook has had to redo its Facebook for Android app so as to meet the needs of these users.

And even though the cost of Android phones are dropping, the cost of data storage remains as high as ever and which is why Facebook’s efforts will only connect more people worldwide to this gargantuan social network.

Earlier reports state that Apple intends to release the iWatch by this fall. However, latest report suggests that before it is, the company has recruited a number of athletes to test the device.

In particular, athletes from the NBA, NHL and MLB are responsible for testing the devices fitness capabilities in intense environments before it will be released to consumers.

There are two players that have been linked with the testing: Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings.

Confirming the collaboration between these athletes and Apple, Bryant was spotted at Apple’s Cupertino campus in a meeting with the company’s design chief, Jony Ive.

What is unmistakable is that Apple is trying to get their act together in ensuring the success of this product by getting top athletes from every US sports league to participate in the testing.

But there’s a reason why Bryant has been singled out: not only is he the fifth-highest paid athlete in the world but also has a huge fan base both in the West as well as in China too.

If that’s not enough, Bryant also has enjoyed a long relationship with Nike, which is rumored to be linked to this product and its development too.

Speaking of which, the wearable device will be powered by Apple’s Healthkit app and can turn out to be instrumental when it comes to serving as a tracking and diagnostics tool for pro athletes, regardless of which sport they belong to.

This device which has a curved screen will be released in October this year.