In an effort to bolster its already gigantic patent portfolio, Google today announced the Patent Purchase Promotion – an “experimental marketplace” for patents that aims to remove as much friction from the patent market as possible.
It’s not just “send directions” and “find my phone.” You can now quickly set alarms and send notes to your Android phone by typing in some simple commands.
With Google confirming the change is to be permanent, you will no longer find the Nexus 7 in the Google Store. The 2013 version of the popular Android tablet has been effectively discontinued.
Android fans, it’s been a lively week in the world of mobile technology. Sony took everyone by surprise by announcing the new Xperia Z4 in Japan, though truth be told there’s not much new about the device; Xiaomi introduced the latest in a series of affordable blockbusters on Wednesday, the $200 Mi 4i; LG continued to reveal details about the G4, due to launch on April 28; OnePlus restarted the Cyanogen OS 12 update and announced it’s finally dropping its invite system; and Google launched a new version of Android Wear and the Project Fi wireless service.
Google has just recently posted its financial reports for Q1 2015. While overall revenue and net income increased year over year, those numbers would have been much higher had the company’s Nexus program not seen a decline.
We’re not sure what’s going on here, as what you see in the screenshot should not ever make it to production software. No matter what happened (intentional Easter Egg, joke of rogue employee, some exploit or hack), it will probably be gone very soon.
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According to Google CFO Patrick Pichette during the company’s Q1 2015 earnings call, it seems that the Nexus program is seeing some decline in performance.
Google is making the process of sending route directions from your PC to your phone simpler. Much simpler.
Google has released two Project Fi videos, giving users more information on how the new wireless service will work.