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Google Stories June 24

Google and Jio announce JioPhone Next w/ optimized Android experience for India

As part of an ongoing partnership, Google and Indian carrier Jio have announced the JioPhone Next. The device may be one of the most affordable Android smartphones ever produced.

Google Stories May 18

Google I/O 2021 Keynote Live Blog + News Hub: Assistant, Android 12, and more

Well, we missed out on Google I/O 2020, but now it’s finally time for Google I/O 2021. While not in person, the annual developer festival in Mountain View, California has returned. The Google I/O 2021 Keynote kicks off at 10am PT/1pm ET, so read on for quick links to our roundup coverage over the last […]

Google Stories April 21

Google UK pokes fun at Super League with cheeky Gmail undo tweet

On Sunday, the European Super League was announced by some of the largest soccer/football clubs in England, Italy, and Spain. A mere three days later, it’s on the verge of collapse after intense criticism. Google UK today sent a very cheeky tweet about the situation in the form of a tip about how to undo Super League-class messes messages in Gmail.

Google Stories March 22

Google ‘doubling down’ on custom chips, SoCs with hire of ex-Intel VP to lead Israel server design team

Google today announced that it’s “doubling down” on custom chips as “one way to boost performance and efficiency now that Moore’s Law no longer provides rapid improvements for everyone.” The company hired a new engineering vice president, formerly of Intel, to lead a design team — focused on SoCs — in Israel.

Google Stories February 21, 2012

NYTimes: Google X Glasses will be sold by year end with augmented reality interface

In what seems to confirm our earlier reports, (here and here), The New York Times’ Nick Bilton offered more information today on the Heads Up Display Glasses that Google is building. Some of the new bullet points are as follows: The glasses are not designed for constant wear; although, Google expects the nerdiest users to […]

Google Stories February 5, 2012

Google poaches Apple’s Senior Director of Product Integrity for secret project, maybe to work on Google X?

Google reportedly poached an Apple employee to hire on its own staff. VentureBeat reported that Google hired Apple’s (now former) Senior Director of Product Integrity Simon Prakash for a secret project, where he would work perhaps alongside Google’s cofounder Sergey Brin. Prakash could even work under Motorola Mobility, whom Google is working to acquire, to head […]

Google Stories March 6, 2012

Android Market is now Google Play

Google announced it rebranded Android Market to “Google Play” today as a cloud-based digital entertainment destination. “Starting today, Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore will become part of Google Play,” explained Director of Digital Content Jamie Rosenberg on the Official Google Blog. Google Play lets users find, enjoy and share content, such as music, movies, […]

Google Stories August 10, 2011

Google+ Cooking School is a cooking show hosted via Hangouts

We’ve showed how Google+ Hangouts has been used for politicians to connect with citizens and to host live concerts, but Lee Allison has another cool take. Lee Allison, a technology consultant in New York, hosts a hour long cooking show on Google+, called Google+ Cooking School, three times a week. He uses multiple camera angles to […]

Google Stories April 4, 2012

Google reveals Project Glass(es)

Google today revealed what we have been talking about for months (here and here): Google Glasses.  The project is called “Project Glass,” and now there is even a Plus page on it. Via Hugo Barra I probably do not have to say this, but TAKE MY MONEY!!!!

Google Stories April 6, 2012

First Hi-res shots of prototype Project Glass show up on Flickr

. Somebody (Thomas Hawk – Flickr) with a real camera was on the scene last night to capture Project Glass’ prototypes sitting on Google Co-founder Sergey Brin’s dome. Another close-up is below (via The Verge).

Google Stories December 16, 2011

Google launches new Android Training program for new developers

Google launched a Android Training program to teach new developers about the platform. The program offers various tips to using the Android framework correctly and how to use it in the most efficient manner. While the Android team plans to add more, currently there are only classes for designing multiple screens, improving layout performance, managing […]

Google Stories January 27, 2012

Google’s 2011 acquisition tally: $2B for 79 companies, head count up 33 percent

As 9to5Google reported last October, the search Goliath appears to be on a spending spree since 2011. Having reported holiday quarter earnings, the company filed its 10-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday. The document, available online at the agency’s website, specifies that Google spent $1.9 billion dollars acquiring 79 companies throughout last year. The sum includes […]

Google Stories December 19, 2011

Google X’s wearable technology isn’t an iPod Nano, but rather a heads up display (glasses)

Google Goggles gets a new meaning The New York Times today relayed an open secret among some in the Google community: the company is working on wearable technology in its secret off-campus Google X lair.  However, the technology we have heard about is not the watch-type variety as described (although, we would be surprised if Google was not […]

Google Stories August 30, 2011

Motorola announces the Pro+, targeting business users

Motorola has announced a successor to its earlier Droid Pro, the Pro+. The Pro+ features a full QWERTY keyboard on the front of the device, Android 2.3, 1 GHz processor, 3.1-inch screen, and hotspot capabilities. Sadly, the device will not be making its way to the U.S. — rather, hitting Europe and Asia in October. […]

Google Stories October 27, 2011

Motorola Mobility announces Q3 earnings: $3.3 billion in revenue, $32 million net loss, details on Google buyout

Motorola Mobility has announced their Q3 earnings this afternoon, reporting $3.3 billion in revenue up 11% from Q3 of 2010 and a net loss of $32 million, which is better than Q3 of 2010’s $56 million net loss. Motorola Mobility also announced that they sold 100,000 Xoom tablets and shipped 4.8 million smartphones in Q3. In the […]

Google Stories July 13, 2012

Google’s Chromebook displays land in Best Buy with free Chrome CDs/coasters for shoppers

Google told us during its Google I/O keynote that it would bring Chromebooks to 100 Best Buy stores in the United States in the near future. Today, customers tipped TechCrunch that in-store displays for the Chromebooks finally started popping up in Best Buy retail locations. One interesting aspect of the displays is a rack of […]

Google Stories December 19, 2012

Google Stories January 1, 2013

Head of Google Glass Babak Parviz talks what is next for the platform

As 2013 kicks off, Babak Parviz, head of the Google Glass project that launched in spring of last year, sat down in an interview with IEEE Spectrum to give word on what to expect next. We saw several prototype versions of Google Glass, as it readies shipping to the mainstream, and today, Parviz gave some […]

Google Stories July 12, 2013

Project Glass graduates to Google Glass

Google has just published a short update on Google+ notifying the public of a name change for its infamous wearable technology. Formally referred to as ‘Project Glass,’ Google will now official begin calling the product ‘Google Glass,’ at least through Google+ and its other online marketing. The 105-word post notes that the product has grown substantially since the start of its Explorer program and most people already refer to the wearable product as Google Glass, making the ‘Project’ prefix no longer necessary. You can learn more about Google Glass here.

Google Stories May 5, 2012

2007’s pre-M3 version of Android; the Google Sooner

This is a special guest post written by Steven Troughton-Smith. Follow him on Twitter or his blog. When Google first showed off Android, the company showed it running on a device very similar to Blackberries or Nokia E-class devices of the time. This device was the Google Sooner—an OMAP850 device built by HTC with no […]

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