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A preview of what we might see at Google I/O 2012

Expectations are high for Google I/O 2012, which kicks off Wednesday in San Francisco. The annual developers conference often sees Google announce new products and showcase Android software updates, and this year is likely to be no exception. Here are just a few potential things we could see at this ... Full Article »

June 25, 2012 3:45pm

Some new iOS 6 features are old news to Android users

Although there was plenty of buzz before the big keynote speech at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference yesterday in San Francisco, the news was a little underwhelming to those not already drunk on Cupertino Kool Aid. Having said that, there are definitely some interesting new additions and im ... Full Article »

June 13, 2012 6:00am

Google’s rumored Nexus tablet pops up on benchmark website

The rumored Google tablet that many believe will be announced (or released) next month might have been outed a little early, according to a story from Android Police. A tablet called the “Nexus 7” has appeared on a benchmarking website, Rightware’s Basemark ES2.0 Taiji. Apparently, it’s a ... Full Article »

May 30, 2012 2:31pm

Would a Facebook-branded Android phone work as well as an Amazon one?

Facebook’s relationship with Google sometimes makes things uncomfortable when it comes to the mobile world. Now that the social network has gone public and snapped up a handful of mobile applications (including a billion dollar spree on Instagram alone), Facebook’s mobile efforts have been place ... Full Article »

May 29, 2012 9:17am

New Google+ Android update brings Hangouts, photo features, plus new UI

Not too long ago, Google+ for Apple’s iOS platform got an update. It was a pretty extensive one, too, and it left some Android users feeling a little left out. Android is Google’s platform, but the improvements to the mobile version of its social network went first to its biggest competitor. Th ... Full Article »

May 24, 2012 2:17pm

Android wins in Oracle vs. Google lawsuit

After more than a week of deliberations, the jury returned a verdict for the patent infringement case between Oracle and Google. It’s the Android ecosystem that came out the winner, as the jury found that Google did not infringe on Oracle’s patents. There were eight different claims in play for ... Full Article »

May 24, 2012 9:21am

It’s official: Google finally seals Motorola Mobility takeover

According to a blog post by CEO Larry Page on Google’s site today, the search giant has finally closed the deal and acquired Motorola Mobility. “I’m excited to announce today that our Motorola Mobility deal has closed,” he writes. “Motorola is a great American tech company that has driven ... Full Article »

May 22, 2012 9:22am

Google agrees to keep Android open for at least another five years

Though just how “open” Google’s Android operating system is depends somewhat on who you talk to, the fact is that it’s one of the most open platforms on the market right now. It’s also going to stay that way, as Google has agreed to keep the platform free and open for “at least the next ... Full Article »

May 21, 2012 12:51pm

Android’s grand plan revolves around Nexus handsets

Call it diversity or fragmentation, there’s no getting around the fact the mobile scene’s become riddled with Android-powered handsets. Nearly 4,000 in fact. A recent report from OpenSignalMaps has tracked some 3,997 unique phones, tablets and other connected devices powered by Google’s mobile ... Full Article »

May 19, 2012 12:00pm

Microsoft patents tech to bring Android apps to Windows Phone

A patent filed by Microsoft in 2010 could help the software company’s flagging mobile platform bridge the app gap between it and Android by helping users find Windows alternatives to the Android apps they already enjoy. According to a story from GigaOM, Microsoft’s patent is for a technology th ... Full Article »

May 19, 2012 9:30am

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