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.
(Update: reminders too) You can also set alarms and send notes to your phone from Google Search
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 posts Q1 2015 earnings, revenue up 12% year over year
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.
(Update: Google apologizes, removes it) Oh no, they didn’t! A giant Android pees on Apple in Google Maps
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.
5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly