You’ve got to hand it to the crazy kooks at Google, particularly the guys and gals working on the Google Android team. They come up with the best codenames this side of HTC and it seems we know the name of Gingerbread’s successor. The next Android will be called Honeycomb.more →
We’ve heard of a Google tablet dating as far back as April, now, a new rumor has surfaced saying the device will be released on Black Friday (November 26th) and it won’t be running Android.more →
Voice actions have arrived for Android smartphones. Google’s latest integration of seamlessly simple solutions has brought about the new feature which allows Android users to simply speak the command.more →
Google’s Seoul office in South Korea has come under fire for illegally collecting data from their Street View vehicles. This comes just two months after a global investigation began in countries like New Zealand and Australia regarding a each of privacy from Google Street View.more →
If you’re rocking one of those new Samsung Galaxy S smartphones, but feel like you’re being a bit left behind in the latest Android update department. Not for much longer, Samsung is ready to push a frosty cup of Froyo your way.more →
What are some of the things you can do with a Nexus One smartphone? Surf the web? Check your email? Play games? How about launching it 28,000 feet into the atmosphere, piggybacked on a rocket while recording the whole thing on video? Crazy, right? Well, that’s exactly what a group of rocket enthusiasts decided to do somewhere in the Nevada desert.more →
It’s no secret that Google is constantly working on the next version of its Android operating system. It’s also not much of a secret that Gingerbread (Android 3.0) is the next major release. But looking at this picture, it could be the first time the new OS has been spotted in the wild.more →
Google has shut down their web store and stopped the sale of their Nexus One Android phone. They ordered one last batch of from HTC, and now that supply has been depleted. That’s right. Google has completely sold out of the Nexus One. We knew that this was going to be the last batch to be made directly available from Google, but we didn’t know that interest in the Nexus One would be quite this high. They sold out awfully fast, especially for a handset that isn’t exactly new anymore.more →
It was widely heralded as the first real “Google Phone” and now it will soon be laid out to pasture. If you were hoping to get your hands on the Google Nexus One smartphone, I highly suggest you do it very soon, because Google has placed its final order with HTC for the device. After stock from this shipment is depleted Google will no longer be selling the Nexus One through its official online store. Nada. No more. Kaput. You have plenty of other options in the Android realm, like the HTC Droid Incredible, but the Nexus One holds a special place in cell phone history.more →
Google has released their Q2 earnings, and with that, an official word on the size of the Android Market. Now with over 70,000 applications, the Android Market is the second largest application store for mobile devices. Senior VP Jonathan Rosenberg announced the numbers yesterday.more →
Information technology proponents have always been fond of that word “smart”. It’s not hard for a tek-savvy consumer or innovator to view him or herself as a next step in human evolution, a strictly informational animal, elevated above the physical constraints that have burdened simpler ancestors.
And indeed there is something of a “next step” in evolution about Google Inc., which seems to be not only the world leader in online search, online advertising, and a rising force in productivity apps, but also a coming player in energy production, mobility, cooling technology that’s also cool, and TV.more →
It’s becoming increasingly clear. Google is the new Microsoft. It’s going around acquiring new companies left and right, dominating everything that we do on our computers. The latest acquisition is that of AdMob and this sale has now been officially giving the go-ahead by the FTC.
So, what does this AdMob-Google partnership really mean? Well, they’re saying that this will help to “move mobile advertising forward” as they “develop new products and services for our advertisers, developers, and publishers.”more →
We all knew this was coming, but it’s good to see the official wraps come off of Google Android 2.2, the updated operating system affectionately known as Froyo in techie circles. Yup, they’re continuing with the food-based monikers for the mobile platform and this official announcement comes during Google I/O conference. Android 2.2 Froyo doesn’t really bring much in terms of surprises, but it does come with at least one quantum advantage over Android 2.1. There’s a new compiler, which is supposed to bring a 2-5x speed boost to your everyday functionality.more →
Well, that experiment didn’t exactly go as planned. When Google first launched the Nexus One, the phone was really only available through the search engine giant’s web store. This was fine for early adopters, but not so good for everyone else. In fact, it seems that the sales through the web store have been so bad that Google is giving up on it. An official post on the Google Blog says that they are no longer selling the Nexus One through the web store.more →
Apple may be the first to sell a million tablet computers, in part due to their massive application portal and market penetration, but Google says they are not far behind. We knew the Internet giant was planning a Google tablet, it would without a doubt run on a modified mobile Android OS, but the details were slim. Verizon Wireless CEO just announced they plan to work with Google on it; perhaps with what could lead to an interesting device, giving them a chance to make right what the iPad did wrong.
“We’re working on tablets together, for example. We’re looking at all the things Google has in its archives that we could put on a tablet to make it a great experience.” Verizon’s chief executive, Lowell McAdam told The Wall Street Journal.more →