Google Unveils Android Wear Platform For Watches And Other Mobile Technologies

By | Tuesday March 18, 2014 @ 9:48am PDT

We’re still waiting for Apple to introduce its long-rumored iWatch. But Google today showed what it plans for mobile devices, beginning with watches including ones made by LG, HTC, Samsung and Motorola: The Android Wear software integrates voice commands and the kinds of location-based information that owners … Read More »

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Google Unveils Nexus 5 Phones And Android KitKat Upgrade

By | Thursday October 31, 2013 @ 12:07pm PDT

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 … Read More »

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Aereo To Offer Android App On October 22

By | Thursday October 10, 2013 @ 7:01am PDT

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.

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Google Names New Android Version “KitKat”

By | Tuesday September 3, 2013 @ 11:31am PDT

Really, Google? A co-branding arrangement for the latest iteration of Android? Yep. The upcoming Android 4.4 will market a Nestle product: KitKat — a surprise to everyone who thought it would be named Key Lime Pie. Read More »

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More Than Half Of U.S. Adults Now Own A Smartphone: Pew

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% … Read More »

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Apple’s iPhone To Face Its Toughest Challenger Yet: Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus

By | Friday November 18, 2011 @ 9:01am PST

This is the first phone to run the new version of Google’s Android operating system known as Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus will use Verizon’s network and is expected to be in stores any day now; it went … Read More »

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Netflix Updates Android Interface To Improve Video Browse And Search

By | Tuesday November 15, 2011 @ 5:14am PST

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.

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Google +6% In After-Hours Trading Following Report Of Record 3Q Revenues

By | Thursday October 13, 2011 @ 1:50pm PDT

The search giant generated $2.73 billion in net income, up 25.8% vs the same period last year, on revenues of $9.72B, up 33%. Not including some one-time expenses, earnings came in at $9.72 a share, handily beating Wall Street’s estimate of $8.74. … Read More »

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Google To Become Mobile Handset Power With $12.5B Deal For Motorola Mobility

By | Monday August 15, 2011 @ 5:43am PDT

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.

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