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How does Google make money from Android?

Android is, of course, free to use by any OEM. So how is Google able to make billions in profits from it? We can only guess, but two sources stand out.
by Bogdan PetrovanJanuary 22, 201658

Why making $31 billion off Android sucks for Google

While investors are cheering, why is Google sulking in the corner with its arms crossed?
by John DyeJanuary 21, 201618

Google insists Linux bug is not a major threat

Google announced that far fewer Android devices are affected by the Linux bug than has been reported.
by John DyeJanuary 21, 201610

Google now rolling out a redesigned weather experience on Android

We first heard that Google was beginning to test a redesigned weather experience on Android just a few days ago, and we're happy to report that those changes are beginning to roll out today.
by Jimmy WestenbergJanuary 21, 201631

Google’s Brotli compression squashes web data by 26 percent

Google has announced a new data compression technique for web browsers known as Brotli, which is 20 to 26 percent more efficient than the existing Zopfli method.
by Robert TriggsJanuary 20, 20167

(Update: official comment) Samsung sued by consumer watchdog for failing to update its phones

An organization looking after the interests of consumers in the Netherlands is taking Samsung to court over its failure to provide updates in a timely manner.
by Derek ScottJanuary 20, 2016154

Photos shortcut in Google Camera now rolling out

If you have both the Google Camera and Photos apps installed on your device, you can now link them so a shortcut to Photos appears in Google Camera.
by Kris CarlonJanuary 19, 20163

Google testing direct app installs from Google search results

Google is currently testing the ability to install an app direct from Google search results, without redirecting to Google Play.
by Kris CarlonJanuary 19, 20164

Buy a Chromebook and get 3 movie rentals, 2 months of Play Music

If you buy a Chromebook between now and the end of the month, you’ll get 3 movie rentals and a 60-day trial of Google Play Music All Access on the house.
by John DyeJanuary 18, 20169

You can’t keep a good Nexus down: Lollipop arrives for the Galaxy Nexus via CM 12.1

The dedicated faithful over at CyanogenMod have delivered Android 5.1 Lollipop for the Galaxy Nexus via CM 12.1 nightlies.
by Kris CarlonJanuary 18, 20168
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