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Alibaba: Aliyun OS is ‘not a fork’ of Android

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Ladies and gentlemen, the mobile OS war is getting into high gear, and apart from iOS, Android and Windows Phone, we have yet another contender intent to take the smartphone world by storm. This time, it’s Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. And with the Chinese smartphone market set to become the biggest in the world, it’s no wonder platform-makers and manufacturers want a big slice of this pie.

Android reaches 500 million global device activations

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Google’s Senior Vice president of Mobile and Digital Content, Andy Rubin and Android’s Director of Product Management, Hugo Barra took to Google+ and Twitter to announce Android’s latest milestone. Android has officially hit 500 million globally activated devices.

Google Nexus 7 – how it’s made, Google and Asus explain

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by 2 years ago
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Google on Wednesday announced the tablet we all expected, the Google Nexus 7, a Kindle Fire contender but also a device meant to show its Android partners how an Android tablet should be made in Google’s vision. Of course, that tablet vision has changed in time, and Google’s Senior Vice President of Mobile Andy Rubin has acknowledged that fact in an interview with AllThingsD: Rubin admits that he was upset a year ago that Android tablets just weren’t selling. After looking into some of the reasons, Rubin learned that while hardware really matters on phones, consumers are buying into a…

Andy Rubin: I’m not leaving Google, daily Android devices activations up to 900,000

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by 2 years ago
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Let’s call it a double-edged sword. Anyone can start a rumor on the Internet, which can then easily spread like wildfire. But said rumor can also be easily clarified with a quick tweet. The non-story began when Robert Scobble made a post on his Google+ that one of Google’s top leaders, Andy Rubin, was leaving Google to join a startup company. Here’s what he said: “Today I heard that the head of Android, +Andy Rubin, will soon leave Google and head to a new startup called http://www.cloudcar.com/” The Godfather of Android took to micro blogging platform Twitter to clarify that…

A timeline of the Oracle vs Google trial

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Here at Android Authority, we’ve covered every move that preceded the beginning of the Google vs Oracle trial. But we never knew how much new info we’ll be able to find out about Android, Google, and Oracle from this high profile legal battle. As we don’t want to bore you with technical details and such, here’s a timeline of the trial, marking every important statement by lawyers on both sides, as well as witness testimonies. Let’s get on with it, shall we? April 17: Oracle’s opening statement did not surprise anyone, as Google was accused of knowingly breaking Oracle’s intellectual…

Was the Android Idea Stolen by Andy Rubin?

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Here’s something AndroidPit recently shared: Apparently, Andy Rubin (the founder of Android) was a former employee at Apple. He worked in the company of his biggest rival as their Manufacturing Engineer during the time of 1989-1992. After 11 years, Rubin founded Android. A couple of years later, he became Google’s Senior VP of Mobile. Even though it was typical for people to bounce between companies, Rubin’s 3-year stint at Apple may be the reason why Steve Jobs felt such an intense hatred for Android. What’s even more interesting is that Steve Jobs was quoted that Android is a ‘stolen piece…

700,000 Activated Android Devices Every Day and Growing

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Woah! We knew there are a lot of Android users, but we didn’t expect it would be THAT many. What we’re referring to is the Tweet and announcement made on Google + by the brand’s very own Senior Vice President of Mobile Andy Rubin: …and for those wondering, we count each device only once (ie, we don’t count re-sold devices), and “activations” means you go into a store, buy a device, put it on the network by subscribing to a wireless service. The last count of 550,000 devices a day was first noted by Chairman Eric Schmidt while in Germany….

Nexus 3 Soon To Come?

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“Will Ice Cream Sandwich require phones with more processing power now that the complex holographic UI is confirmed to be making its way to phones?” This was the thought-provoking question during the Android Q&A session at Google I/O that Andy Rubin was made to answer. Then, he briefly answered “Maybe, maybe not.” As of this moment, there is no guarantee. However, Andy Rubin did confirm one thing, Google is definitely looking at introducing another phone that should blow the socks off of everyone and that should be able to handle Ice Cream Sandwich with ease. He also noted that they…

Palm webOS UI head joins Google’s Android team

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In what can only be considered fantastic news for the Android platform, one of the main forces behind Palm’s lovely and easy to use webOS user interface, Matias Duarte, has joined fellow Danger Inc. alum Andy Rubin on Google’s Android development team.  Duarte is now the User Experience Director for Android. For those of you that don’t keep tabs on what happens in the non-Android world, it’s worth noting that HP recently announced that it was buying Palm. [via Engadget]