The Google Nexus One has been available for some time in its unlocked form directly from Google, but it would be nice to get your hands on a healthy subsidy on the hardware price. Yes, T-Mobile USA customers have that, but what about our friends over in Europe? Vodafone wants to fix that.
That’s why Vodafone UK has just announced that it will be launching the Nexus One at the end of this month. They’re not even calling it a superphone and not a smartphone. I wouldn’t go quite as far as that, myself, but the Nexus One is certainly an attractive piece of hardware.more →
It’s quite clear that more people are buying the Apple iPhone than they are buying the Google Nexus One, but does that mean that the latter is not profitable for the search engine giant? Apparently not, because Google is very proud to say that the Nexus One is “a profitable business for us.”
This comes from Patrick Pichette, Google’s chief financial officer, during a company earning’s conference call. Clearly, the Nexus One is not the primary source of revenue for Google, but it’s not a loss leader either.more →
Google created the Android OS, then we saw a handful of smartphones using their platform before the Nexus One came along. Now, the search engine giant could be taking a similar approach to the emerging tablet market, because a Google Tablet could be imminent.
The Nexus One was far from being the first Android phone, but it was the first real “Google” phone. We haven’t seen a retail release of an Android tablet yet, but several have already been announced. It’s unclear whether Google will be releasing its first own tablet before or after these folks.more →
Have you been hankering for the coolest Google Android phone on the block but you were assuming that you were not on a compatible network? For my fellow Canadians, Google has some great news.
As you may recall, Google announced a regular HSDPA-compatible version of the Nexus One a short while ago. They said that it would play friendly with Rogers Wireless in Canada and AT&T in the United States, opening up some possibilities. As it turns out, the 3G-ness is good with Telus and Bell too.more →
The results of the smartphone sales race are in. Running the numbers and looking at the charts with Nexus One’s sales figures, things do look a little “slow” off the start for Google. But CEOEric Schmidt’s reports back in February show otherwise.
The Google HTC Nexus One has sold 135,000 units directly from Google since the phone was first launched. During this time period, Verizon sold 1.05 million Android phones while Apple continues to keep pace in the market by selling 1 million units of their original iPhone. The iPhone 3GS continued its market dominance by selling 1.6 million devices in just one week. Apple’s superstar has no reason to slow down and with a new revamped iPhone 4G on the horizon for its loyal customers, one can only assume a continued bright future.more →
A leaked legal document distributed by the digital freedom crusaders EFF, discovered the legal red tape Apple binds its iPhone developers by. Truly draconian in nature the contractual documentation that Apple uses with developers for its systems allows it to reject any application developed even if the application meets the iPhone’s requirements.
Absolutely no reverse engineering for the iPhone’s operating system, nor any reverse engineering for the iPhone software development kit is permitted.more →
Oh Google. Why must you own every aspect of my life and then choose to fill it with advertisements and monetization attempts? While I’m not as inclined to watch YouTube videos on my phone, there are many people who do and, well, Google wants its cut. As such, mobile ads will now be showing up on the mobile YouTube site.
The annoucement mentions that the banner ads will be displayed in several areas on m.youtube.com, but they’re only targeting the United States and Japan in the short termmore →
There is a new app to add in the already intensive library of Google code for your Android phone. You can use it for everything from Gmail to Google Maps, and now you get to have a global view too thanks to the new Google Earth Mobile app for Android.
Developed to work with Android 2.1, the “fastest mobile version of Google Earth” is now available for download through the Google Marketplace. The Android edition of Google Earth will support a screen resolution of up to 800×480 pixels and a “smooth” frame rate.more →
Last night I was with family and housework free, I decided to do some channel surfing on the tube and came upon a special called ‘Google World’ on CBC’s Doc Zone. I had not seen any promotions for the show in the past, so I was intrigued and fascinated by how current the information was on Google’s position in our lives today and their future plans for cloud computing.more →
The grant for $1.35 million was awarded to University of Washington’s Gaetano Borriello and Deborah Estrin of UCLA. He’s a professor at UW with interests in ubiquitous computing, specifically: locatation-aware computing, sensor-based activities and mobile computing and she’s the director of the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) at UCLA and a professor of computer science.more →
Put the rumors to rest. Google announced a custom designed Nexus One Desktop Dock. A sleek design to slip your Nexus into, immediately activating the Clock app giving quick access to your alarm setting, local weather, photos, and music. There’s even a dim option for night use.more →
They have replaced the most common swear words with ‘####’. Google wants to avoid any situation where the user pronounces a word and the speech-to-text engine misinterprets it and inadvertently tells your boss to go #### himself.more →
An increasing rivalry between Apple and Google is developing. With the launch of the Nexus One phone, a situation has arisen where search giant Google may be ditched as an engine of choice for the iPhone.more →
A few security concerns have come to light regarding banking apps on Google’s Android platform. According to F-Secure, a programmer nicknamed “09Droid” has an excess of 50 mobile banking applications for sale through Google’s Android Marketplace, the Android operating system app store for smartphones.more →
Google announced Wednesday that it will start encrypting all its Gmail traffic when using a remote wireless server.
This comes within days of Google’s announcement that it might pull its offices from China after discovering concerted attempts to break into Gmail accounts of human rights activists.more →