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Google-Oracle case turns courtroom into a classroom

Kicking off at the start of the week, the Oracle vs. Google court case over Java brought CEOs Larry Ellison and Larry Page to the stand, and has now turned the courtroom into a classroom. On day four of the court case, both Oracle and Google offered their explanations of Java and its APIs. It was Ma ... Full Article »

April 20, 2012 9:17am

Google updates Chrome for Android; CEO claims “We didn’t do anything wrong” at Oracle trial

Google updated its Chrome Beta Android app yesterday with some handy new features. Though it’s only compatible with smartphones and tablets running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the new update offers the ability to view the desktop version of any website instantly. Users can also add bookmarks t ... Full Article »

April 18, 2012 9:37am

Google impaled by Oracle on first day of Android-Java trial

Google’s legal spat with Oracle is now underway, with the two Silicon Valley powerhouses battling over an idea rather than a patent violation. At the core of the dispute is the matter of whether or not a company can legally copyright a computer programming language, especially Java, which has been ... Full Article »

April 17, 2012 9:10am

Google to take on Dropbox next week with 5 GB ‘Drive’ app

Google’s long-awaited cloud drive service is coming next week, according to reports, and will give users 5 gigabytes of online storage for free. The Next Web has the story, which says it expects Google Drive to drop on Tuesday next week. The service is coming to Android and iOS, the report says, ... Full Article »

April 17, 2012 7:03am

Google CEO says Android ecosystem has to be about more than tablets

In an earnings call today, Google CEO Larry Page noted that the company needs to work on making sure Android is a strong ecosystem for all devices, not just tablets. The earnings call made note of a few of the recent developments in the Android ecosystem, as ZDNet reports, and Page seemed to acknow ... Full Article »

April 13, 2012 1:29pm

Placeme’s Android app is all about empowering personal data

Placeme isn’t what we’d consider a brand new app. Launched last December the app emerged quietly onto Google Play, only recently gaining attention from the press with an earlier review from Forbes, and a 32-minute video interview from the famed Robert Scoble. And this is where the controversy ge ... Full Article »

April 13, 2012 9:38am

Is Google already working on selling Motorola’s hardware division?

Google acquisition of Motorola Mobility is still warm and has only just been approved by the U.S. government, but already it sounds like the search giant is looking to unload the hardware division of the cell phone maker. Last year, Google acquired Motorola to the tune of $12.5 billion, and that sa ... Full Article »

April 12, 2012 11:30am

Google makes more money from iOS than Android

It seems Google makes more money from Apple’s mobile devices than its own Android smartphones and tablets, thanks to the use of Google’s search products by those devices. The story comes by way of PC World, which cites a story from The Guardian looking at documents filed in Google’s court cas ... Full Article »

April 9, 2012 2:04pm

Lenovo’s new IdeaTab sports Android 4.0, grows tablet market

And the Android 4.0 tablets keep coming. After a slow start since Google released Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich last year, more device makers are unveiling tablets around the updated OS. Lenovo is the latest, outing the IdeaTab S2109 measuring 8.9mm thick with a 9.7-inch, 4:3 aspect display. While ... Full Article »

April 9, 2012 9:11am

Report says Google’s 7-inch tablet held up till June to tweak for lower price

Google is planning to release a 7-inch tablet running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but it’s pushing the launch to June 2012 in order to tweak the device and bring down its price tag. That’s the report from The Verge, which states that Google’s branded tablet, co-created with Asustek, is he ... Full Article »

April 6, 2012 2:05pm


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