In contrast to Apple, Google eschewed the usual new product event hype today as it released its its long-awaited new flagship phone and the KitKat upgrade to its Android operating system. The company says in a blog …
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY–(Oct 10, 2013) – Aereo, Inc., today announced that it will release its first Android app, available for download in the Google Play store, on October 22, 2013. The app, which will be released in a public beta, will be available to Aereo members residing in markets where Aereo’s technology has launched. The Aereo app will be compatible with phones, phablets and tablets running Android operating system 4.2 or higher. Aereo members will also now be able to connect a Roku box to their Aereo account using their Android device.
“We know consumers have been waiting a long time for an Aereo Android app and today, we’re happy to announce its release later this month,” said Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia.
People who can’t live without a smartphone may be surprised to learn that they’ve been in the minority until this year, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center‘s Internet & American Life Project. About 56% …
LOS GATOS, Calif., Nov. 15, 2011 – Coinciding with the first shipments of the Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet™, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) today unveiled a new interface for Android-powered tablets that makes browsing and instantly watching unlimited TV shows and movies streaming from Netflix better than ever.
The redesigned Netflix experience is much more immersive and provides more focus on the growing Netflix catalog by displaying twice as many titles than the previous interface. In addition, through optimization for touch-enabled tablets, Netflix members can swipe through multiple rows of titles with larger artwork. As a result, it is now much easier to discover and instantly watch movies and TV shows on Android tablets.
This is the biggest deal Google has ever made. We’ll see whether it gives the Web giant the resources it needs to make its Android-powered handsets even more potent competitors to Apple’s iPhone. But Motorola Mobility investors should be happy with the $40 a share offer — a 63% premium from Friday’s closing price: Billionaire Carl Icahn, who owns 11.4% of the company and had urged it to consider cash-generating options such as selling its patent portfolio, says the deal is “a great outcome for all shareholders of Motorola Mobility, especially in light of today’s markets.”
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. & LIBERTYVILLE, Ill.– Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Google will acquire Motorola Mobility for $40.00 per share in cash, or a total of about $12.5 billion, a premium of 63% to the closing price of Motorola Mobility shares on Friday, August 12, 2011. The transaction was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies.
The acquisition of Motorola Mobility, a dedicated Android partner, will enable Google to supercharge the Android ecosystem and will enhance competition in mobile computing. Motorola Mobility will remain a licensee of Android and Android will remain open. Google will run Motorola Mobility as a separate business.