Looking at T-Mobile's G1 phone from 2008, it's hard to believe the Android of today began with such a clunky device.
During this past quarter, Google's mobile phones made up four out every five shipped. Considering Apple came in a distant second with just under 13%, that is a staggering lead.
Then again, Apple is definitely no slouch when it comes to profits. Not only does Cupertino...Read more »
The convenience of “mobile money” was supposed to be a next big thing for the American consumer, but it doesn’t look like that’s happening any time soon.
Google this week announced it is adding a debit card made of genuine plastic to its virtual payments system, Google Wallet, in order to make it a little more useful to consumers than it is now.
It is an admission that mobile money isn’t...Read more »
Finally, we’ve got a plausible explanation for the Google mystery barge floating off the coast of San Francisco. It will be a showroom.
OK, it’ll be a vast and extremely cool, celebrity architect-designed floating showroom, complete with tall sails that look like fish fins. But a showroom is what it will be, and while it’s still under wraps for now, you’ll be able to see the same kind of stuff...Read more »
We all know better than to read YouTube comments, the ignorant, barely literate epithets that malign gender, race, and sexual preference -- when they're not spamming for profitable work-at-home jobs -- posted below a video of cat inside a cardboard box. Arguably, the site is better known for the hate-spewing mouth-breathers who lurk in the comment sections than the videos themselves.
Uploaders...Read more »
Shortly before he passed, Steve Jobs gave the world the ultimate "One more thing ..."
In Walter Isaacson's biography on the Apple co-founder and former CEO, Jobs claimed he had "cracked" the code on delivering an integrated TV set with a unique and as-of-yet undisclosed distribution system that would revolutionize how the masses consume content.
"It will have...Read more »
"Android 4.4 is designed to run fast, smooth, and responsively on a much broader range of devices than ever before -- including on millions of entry-level devices around the world that have as little as 512MB RAM."
In the days leading up to last week's highly anticipated update to the Android OS, analysts and Android users alike were ecstatic to hear that Google had designed Android...Read more »
Software gets no respect. It’s the Rodney Dangerfield of the tech industry -- always the underdog, and yet somehow, always around.
Microsoft has monopolized the PC industry for decades. Google’s control of Websearch is uncontested. Adobe and Symantec may as well be unmovable objects, and despite the perennial threat from cloud competitors, SAP and Oracle are as profitable and healthy as ever....Read more »
Could it be that the most interesting battle in technology is not Apple versus Google, but rather Microsoft versus its long-standing hardware partners?
Yesterday at the company's analyst meeting, Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman acknowledged the growing heat with Microsoft, saying, "Current, long-term HP partners, like Intel and Microsoft, are increasingly becoming outright competitors."
Now...Read more »
There’s no doubt tech companies believe wearable devices are a big part of the future of personal computing. Just ask Google, who spent untold research and development dollars on Glass, or Intel with its big investment in rival Recon Instruments, the Canadian outfit that brought the world’s first Heads-Up Display to market.
Motorola just patented a gaze-tracking and mood-detecting armband,...Read more »
The Alliance for Affordable Internet sounds like one of those high-minded but futile ideas that go nowhere, slowly.
But then again, maybe it’s not. And the stakes are so high, for both the technology industry and for Civilization with a capital "C," that it’s got to be worth a try.
More than a billion people, about 60% of the world’s population, still lack access to the Internet....Read more »