Tag Archives: Google

(Updated) Android 4.2 Rumors Starting To Filter Out, What Might We See Next?

Update: Google employee Dan Morrill is having a good laugh at the latest round of rumors with a simple “Reading rumor sites…. LOL.” comment on Google+. When pressed for more information, Morrill wouldn’t disclose which site(s) he was referencing, but I think the below information is the pretty obvious choice. It’s possible that Morrill is laughing out loud because of how dead on this information is, or how very, very … [read full article]

Flashback: Four Years Ago Today, T-Mobile Introduced The G1

T-Mobile wants to wish Android a very happy fourth birthday and so do we. If we said Android had come a long way in four years, we all know that wouldn’t even be close to telling the full story. It’s been a long road with highs, lows, troubles and greatness all culminating in Android’s current lion share of the world smartphone market. So, let’s celebrate four years by asking what’s your fondest memory … [read full article]

Google Releases September Distribution Chart For Android Version Breakdown

It’s a new month and with the start of every new month comes a fresh new chart from Google showing the version breakdown in the Android world. By this we mean the distribution of Android Versions across the platform, including Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. The good news is that Android 4.0 and above devices now account for 22.1 percent of all Android devices on the market. That number is … [read full article]

Google Releases Statement On Apple, Samsung Verdict

With the Apple Samsung verdict news train continuing into another week, one company that remained suspiciously silent on the verdict was Google. The company has now sent out a brief statement responding to the decision, eluding to their hopes that a court of appeals will check the case from the top down. As Google doesn’t take Samsung’s tough language, it’s also keeping the issues directed toward the Samsung camp … [read full article]

Google Play Will Soon Add Wish-lists, Gift Cards

All I have to say about this is —- finally, FINALLY Google is set to unveil gift cards for the Google Play store. Gift cards are something that Apple has long since done for iTunes and is long overdue for Google’s own app store, thankfully that’s about to change. First things first though as Android Police dove into the new Google Play store v3.8.15 APK and uncovered the first bit of evidence that … [read full article]

Google Launches Official Android Blog, Says Goodbye To Google Mobile

A sappy goodbye and a big hello as Google has officially retired the @googlemobile Twitter account and blog all while introducing a brand new Android blog dedicated to all things, well Android. The brand new Official Blog for Android will bring “news and notes from the Android team.” The new official Android blog will be a welcome addition to the mix of all the unofficial Android blogs roaming the badlands, including ourselves with … [read full article]

Google Confirms Galaxy Nexus Pulled From Shelves Due To Injunction

In a non-surprising move, Google has confirmed to ABC News that the Galaxy Nexus was pulled off the market due to the recent injunction granted to Apple. For its part, Google said it would begin selling the Galaxy Nexus again next week with the latest Android ROM, Jelly bean, which addresses the issues in dispute. Google had mentioned as of the most recent court decision that … [read full article]

There Are 11 Patents Causing Friction Between Apple, Google And Their Partners

With all the talk of Android and Apple lawsuits lately, we’re forgetting that Microsoft has played a part in this mess as well, forcing at least some Android partners into licensing agreements due to patent infringements. Still, we wanted to know more about the patents currently causing all of this friction and thanks to Intellectual Property expert and Foss Patent guru Florian Mueller, who put together a list of the 11 patents, both … [read full article]