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The Nexus Tablet has reportedly started shipping, lacks 3G or LTE

The Nexus Tablet has reportedly started shipping, lacks 3G or LTE

19 June, 2012 | comments (68)

Google I/O 2012 is fast approaching and reports are starting to emerge on what the company might be announcing. The latest report comes from DigiTimes and cites sources from upstream component makers. According to them, the Nexus tablet will...


Google finalizes Motorola Mobility deal, appoints new CEO

Google finalizes Motorola Mobility deal, appoints new CEO

22 May, 2012 | comments (31)

It took a little over a year but Google is now owner of Motorola Mobility, and around 17,000 mobile patents. Motorola Mobility's CEO Sanjay Jha has stepped down in favor of Google's own Dennis Woodside. Google received the needed approval from...


China approves Google and Motorola Mobility merger

China approves Google and Motorola Mobility merger

21 May, 2012 | comments (35)

Three months following US and EU approval, China has given Google's Motorola acquisition the green light. Now that all of the regulatory red tape has been removed, Google say that the deal will be finalized on their end by early next week. Such a...


Google planning to work with multiple OEMs for the next Nexus

Google planning to work with multiple OEMs for the next Nexus

16 May, 2012 | comments (94)

Google is planning on working with multiple OEMs, as many as five, for the next Nexus phone, reports The Wall Street Journal. The phones will all come with the next version of Android (Jelly Bean), will be sold unlocked directly to the customers and...


Android 4.0.4 OTA update for Nexus S 4G leaks

Android 4.0.4 OTA update for Nexus S 4G leaks

02 April, 2012 | comments (34)

Google released the Android 4.0 update for the Nexus S last year in December but the Nexus S 4G for Sprint was inexplicably left out. A couple of months ago an Android 4.0.4 ROM leaked for the device, which made people hope that the official OTA...


Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus get updated to Android 4.0.4

Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus get updated to Android 4.0.4

29 March, 2012 | comments (142)

Looks like Google heard our little rant (or so we like to believe) regarding the lack of updates on the Nexus devices running Android 4.0. If you may remember, Google released the Android 4.0.3 update to Nexus S back in December but then pulled it...


Fragmentation costs Android developer attention, study shows

Fragmentation costs Android developer attention, study shows

20 March, 2012 | comments (91)

Android fragmentation could turn up to be more dangerous than frustrating, according to a recent study. Developer interest in the platform has decreased recently and fragmentation is quoted as the main reason for this. A research conducted by IDC...


Ads within Android apps found to consume 75% of the app's power

Ads within Android apps found to consume 75% of the app's power

20 March, 2012 | comments (72)

A team of researchers from Purdue University and Microsoft have made a rather starling discovery. It seems apart from being obnoxiously annoying, those pesky ads that pop-up within your Android apps are actually taking up to 75 percent of the app's...


Google Play combines Market, Books, Music and Videos

Google Play combines Market, Books, Music and Videos

06 March, 2012 | comments (70)

Android took a major step today as Google unified it's Google Music, Google Videos, Google Books and Android Market services into one. The new one-stop store goes by Google Play. Google Play is Google's effort to put all of its downloadable...


Google increases the app size limit for Android Market to 4GB

Google increases the app size limit for Android Market to 4GB

06 March, 2012 | comments (21)

Developers for Android have had to work around the crippling 50MB file size limit for a long time now. To take care of this problem, many developer devised a concept where you first download a small application from the Android Market and upon...


Android 'Key Lime Pie' rumored to follow Jelly Bean

Android 'Key Lime Pie' rumored to follow Jelly Bean

05 March, 2012 | comments (99)

It just feels like yesterday that we were talking about Android 5.0 Jelly Bean. Actually, wait, it was yesterday that we were talking about Jelly Bean. And now we are hearing that the version of Android to come after that will be named Key Lime Pie....


Android allows applications direct access to your photos, too

Android allows applications direct access to your photos, too

02 March, 2012 | comments (79)

Just a couple of days after uncovering the security loophole in iOS, whereby an application can copy the user's entire photo library and upload it simply by asking for location information in photos and videos, The New York Times is back with...


Google's Motorola acquisition finally approved

Google's Motorola acquisition finally approved

14 February, 2012 | comments (70)

Just as they said they would, the European Commission yesterday reviewed the case between Google and the mobile division of Motorola, and has cleared the merger. The Department of Justice's Antitrust Division followed suit close behind and dropped...

Tags: Google, Motorola


EU will decide on the Google-Motorola deal on Feb 13

EU will decide on the Google-Motorola deal on Feb 13

20 January, 2012 | comments (28)

Previously set at January 10, the deadline for the EU to clear or reject the Google takeover of Motorola Mobility has been pushed back to February 13. The reason behind the postponement is that the EU is waiting for undisclosed documents...


White Galaxy Nexus breaks loose, poses for some live pics

White Galaxy Nexus breaks loose, poses for some live pics

16 January, 2012 | comments (36)

A week ago we got the first confirmation from a retailer about the upcoming availability of a white Galaxy Nexus. The very next day we got the first official picture of the white gadget. Samsung Galaxy Nexus in white Today we finally got...


Google releases Android Design Guidelines for app developers

Google releases Android Design Guidelines for app developers

13 January, 2012 | comments (38)

It seems Google was tired of seeing all the ugly Android apps on their brand new Ice Cream Sandwich OS. And they ought to; Ice Cream Sandwich is a beautiful product on its own but when you launch a third-part app that does not follow the same design...


Apple AppStore makes 6x more revenue than Android Market

Apple AppStore makes 6x more revenue than Android Market

21 December, 2011 | comments (128)

Its time for another research. It is about the most popular mobile application stores and is done by Distimo. The first and more important thing is the Apple's App Store generates six times more revenue than the Android Market. The calculations...

Tags: Apple, Android, iOS, Google


Andy Rubin: 700,000 Android devices activated everyday

Andy Rubin: 700,000 Android devices activated everyday

21 December, 2011 | comments (50)

Back in May it was 400,000. In June it went up to 500,000 and in July it was 550,000. Now Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile at Google, has posted on his Google+ profile that Android has reached 700,000 activations per day. To...


Google halts Nexus S ICS update in certain regions

Google halts Nexus S ICS update in certain regions

21 December, 2011 | comments (34)

The Android 4.0.3 update for the GSM/UMTS version of the Nexus S began a few days ago and by now several of them are running the latest version of Android. However, there are still many left who aren't and it seems it will be a while before they get...


Google plans to launch its own tablet in the next six months

Google plans to launch its own tablet in the next six months

20 December, 2011 | comments (32)

In an interview with an Italian newspaper, Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt let it slip that in six months they plan to market a tablet of the highest quality. This means we might finally get to see a Nexus tablet. No information on what it...