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Android 4.3 shows up on Google developers website

Android 4.3 shows up on Google developers website

15 May, 2013 | comments (29)

Less than an hour to go until the Google I/O 2013 kicks off and the search giant is obviously finding it quite hard to keep all its upcoming announcements under wraps. The Android version 4.3 has briefly showed up on the Google developers...

Tags: Android, Google


Next version of Android to be 4.3, will retain Jelly Bean name

Next version of Android to be 4.3, will retain Jelly Bean name

27 April, 2013 | comments (151)

Google I/O 2013 is less than a month away and if history is any indication, we are in for a new version of Android. But those waiting for Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie just might be in for a bit of disappointment. According to some damning...


Google rumored to launch an updated Nexus 4 with LTE radio 

Google rumored to launch an updated Nexus 4 with LTE radio 

21 April, 2013 | comments (61)

Google in collaboration with LG launched its fourth generation Nexus smartphone and the powerful specifications and features of the device, created a buzz among the tech enthusiasts. However, the Google Nexus 4 was criticized, as it lacked an LTE...

Tags: Google, Android


Google Q1 revenue and profits up, Motorola still posts a loss

Google Q1 revenue and profits up, Motorola still posts a loss

19 April, 2013 | comments (21)

Google is starting a new fiscal year and CEO Larry Page is pleased, "We had a very strong start to 2013, with $14.0 billion in revenue, up 31% year-on-year." He also had things to share about Android, mobile search and Motorola. Let’s look at the...

Tags: Google, Android


Android activations reach 1.5 million per day

Android activations reach 1.5 million per day

17 April, 2013 | comments (35)

Android activation figures are some of Google's favorite numbers and something they never forgets to mention at any event. Last time we heard about it, the company was doing 1.4 million activations, which was just last month. Now, Eric...

Tags: Google, Android


Updated Nexus 4 design adds nubs around the rear edge

Updated Nexus 4 design adds nubs around the rear edge

29 March, 2013 | comments (38)

Google has quietly released an updated version of the Nexus 4 smartphone that feature some physically small but practically significant additions. The updated Nexus 4 now features tiny nubs around the back edge of the device, which gently...


Google Nexus 4 goes on sale in Brazil for R$ 1,699

Google Nexus 4 goes on sale in Brazil for R$ 1,699

28 March, 2013 | comments (41)

Google has launched the Nexus 4 smartphone in Brazil. The phone will be sold through Fast Shop and Ponto Frio, unlocked. Unfortunately, there is no option to purchase the phone through the Google Play Store in Brazil. What's worse is that the...


Google I/O 2013 tickets sell like hot cakes, all sold out now

Google I/O 2013 tickets sell like hot cakes, all sold out now

13 March, 2013 | comments (18)

While not a record-breaking sale (last year's tickets sold out in under 30 minutes), the sale period again shows how hot the developer event is. Regular attendees pay $900, while reduced $300 tickets apply for students and faculty staff. Of...

Tags: Google, Android, Misc


Andy Rubin steps down as Android chief, will stick around

Andy Rubin steps down as Android chief, will stick around

13 March, 2013 | comments (33)

Andy Rubin steps down as Android chief, and is replaced by Sundar Pichai. The news has been announced by Google's CEO Larry Page on the company's corporate blog. The reason for the leave isn't disclosed, as Page remains mum on the matter....

Tags: Google, Android, Misc


Motorola Mobility fires R&ampD staff in China, leaves only 200 salesmen

Motorola Mobility fires R&D staff in China, leaves only 200 salesmen

12 March, 2013 | comments (18)

It's hard not to feel bad for Motorola and its belt-tightening measures and layoffs that were announced last week. On top of the 4000 employees that were sacked last year from Motorola, 1200 more will be shown the door in the coming weeks, and...

Tags: Google, Motorola, Misc


Google admits current Motorola devices not up to their standards

Google admits current Motorola devices not up to their standards

01 March, 2013 | comments (87)

About nine months ago when Google acquired Motorola, the company also inherited about 18 months worth of product pipeline. This included models such as the RAZR HD and the RAZR M. It seems, however, that none of these products are up to Google's...


Google will pay Apple $1 billion to power search in iOS for 2014

Google will pay Apple $1 billion to power search in iOS for 2014

12 February, 2013 | comments (103)

Apple has been pushing hard to scrub all traces of Google from its iOS cash cow (including dropping Google Maps in a controversial move), but it seems that Google is willing to pay big lumps of cash to stay on. According to analysts at Morgan...

Tags: Google, Apple, iOS


Google announces Q4 results, revenues and net income up

Google announces Q4 results, revenues and net income up

23 January, 2013 | comments (24)

Google reported in with its Q4 results for 2012 and things are looking good for the search giant, even though its Motorola Mobility deal is still in the red. In 2012 Google hit the $50 billion revenue mark for the first time in its 15-year...

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LG: Nexus 4 production will pick up next month

LG: Nexus 4 production will pick up next month

22 January, 2013 | comments (59)

Ever since the day the Nexus 4 was officially made available, Google and LG have been struggling to keep up with demand. Google has recently blamed LG for the Nexus 4 scarcity, but according to LG, production was in accordance with figures provided...

Tags: LG, Android , Google


Google and Motorola said to be working on X Phone, to hit in 2013

Google and Motorola said to be working on X Phone, to hit in 2013

22 December, 2012 | comments (135)

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Google and its Motorola branch are working on a future high-end smartphone to rival the Apple iPhone and the Galaxy S lineup. Dubbed simply the “X Phone”, the device is expected to show up...


Nielsen totals for 2012 see Google dominate the US

Nielsen totals for 2012 see Google dominate the US

21 December, 2012 | comments (83)

The Nielsen Company, one of the global leaders in consumer market research and trend analysis, has released its Nielsen Tops of 2012 report, which looks at the top Web and mobile companies between January and October of 2012. On all fronts,...

Tags: Apple, Google


LG Nexus 4 hits Three UK, costs £29 with a £35/month contract

LG Nexus 4 hits Three UK, costs £29 with a £35/month contract

14 December, 2012 | comments (22)

The Google Nexus 4 is now available for purchase over at Three UK. It will set you back £29 upfront if you agree to sign a two-year contract on "The One Plan" with a £35 monthly fee. For the duration of the contract you'll get 2,000 national...


Google Maps application arrives on the iPhone

Google Maps application arrives on the iPhone

13 December, 2012 | comments (139)

It's finally here, folks. After taking an exit from the iOS platform with the arrival of iOS 6, the Google Maps application started journey as a standalone app that had to be downloaded from the App Store. And although it did take some time coming,...

Tags: Google, iOS, Touch UI


Oracle appeals ruling in Google case, drops patent infringement

Oracle appeals ruling in Google case, drops patent infringement

30 November, 2012 | comments (6)

Following the ruling in its case against Google's infringement of the Java API in Android, Oracle has decided to drop its patent case, and focus solely on copyright infringement. This is most likely due to the fact that the infringed patents in...

Tags: Google, Android


Google Nexus 4 to go back in stock in the US today

Google Nexus 4 to go back in stock in the US today

27 November, 2012 | comments (104)

Today Google sent notifications to those who registered their interest of buying the smartphone. The offer applies only for the United States and starts at 12:00 PST time. Last time around, the available stock was depleted in less than an...