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Samsung, Google stand united against Apple in patent fight

by: Chris SmithJuly 2, 2012

The more we talk about flagship mobile devices, whether smartphone or tablets, the more we inadvertently end up analyzing the legal battles they generate between some of the most important players in the mobile business. And obviously, the most important patent-based legal conflict is currently being fought between Apple and Android, although other companies are also targeting Google’s open source mobile operating system in similar battles.

So far, Google had to, or felt the need to remain a somewhat quiet, but very interested observant of the various fights Apple has been engaged in. Interestingly, whether it’s Apple vs Samsung, Apple vs [...]

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Check out the Nexus Q accessories (and some cheap alternatives)

by: Matthew SabatiniJune 28, 2012

Now that “the first social streaming media player” has hit the market, you are going to need some accessories to go along with it. Surely, Google has already offered speakers and speaker cables as recommended accessories, but we found it necessary to get more details and outline some other options.

If you haven’t already read about the Nexus Q, take a look at our article here.

Triad Bookshelf Speakers ($399)

Never mind the steep price of almost $400, these USA-made speakers were created specifically for the Nexus Q. They will be the perfect match for your social streamer, at about 13 inches tall, 8 inches wide, and 7.32 inches in [...]

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Google I/O 2012 preview – what is Google going to unveil?

by: Chris SmithJune 25, 2012

This year’s edition of Google’s annual developer conference takes place in San Francisco during June 27-29, a bit later than in previous years, when Google I/O was held at some point in May. Nevertheless, Google I/O 2012 is going to be quite interesting as we expect to see plenty of announcements during the keynotes.

We think we have a pretty good idea of what to expect this week from Google’s event, and we’re about to share it with you.

Google Nexus 7

We have exclusively confirmed a few weeks ago during Computex that Google’s first Nexus-branded tablet, and first Android tablet ever, will be made by Asus. Moreover, we have seen [...]

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Google reiterates that it’s going to keep Motorola as a separate business

by: LucianJune 22, 2012

At Google’s latest annual shareholder meeting, Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette said that Motorola is going to remain a separate company for the time being, and it’s not going to be integrated into Google anytime soon.

“It’s important it stays on its own battlefield,” he said. “We are not integrating Motorola with Google, we’re making sure it has everything it needs to win in its own space. You shouldn’t expect a full integration of the two companies.”

He then said that Motorola has “fantastic assets that need to be reset, reprioritized… and in that context think of Google in a way taking [...]

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Foxconn CEO says the next iPhone “will put the Galaxy S3 to shame”. But is it true?

by: LucianJune 21, 2012

It seems that Foxconn’s CEO Terry Gou has a beef with Samsung, ever since Sammy “snitched” to the EU the price-fixing scheme of four Taiwanese display makers.

First off, why wouldn’t Samsung do that if it was actually true? Would Mr. Gou prefer those companies to carry on with their price-fixing? If he would, then I question his work ethics, and who knows what else is going on at Foxconn that we don’t know about.

Second, Foxconn claiming that the next iPhone will put the Galaxy S3 to shame shouldn’t really surprise anyone. Foxconn is deeply integrated into Apple’s business, as they are assembling their iPhones and iPads, [...]

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Asus Android-Windows 8 tablet coming at Computex 2012?

by: Chris SmithMay 31, 2012

With a few days to go until Computex 2012 kicks off, Asus has decided to put up a few short teaser videos that include various hints at certain features that upcoming Asus devices could offer. But more importantly, some of these videos suggest that the Android device maker may announce a dual-booting Android-Windows 8 device next week.

The first video – which we have already shared with you – is entitled “The Incredible Transformations” and teases a tablet that will come with a keyboard, will pack certain cloud-related powers and that will be unveiled in Taiwan. That “Transformation” part of the title suggests that we could be [...]

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Rumor: will Google celebrate Android’s 5th birthday with the “Nexus 5″… on November 5?

by: Ankit BanerjeeMay 24, 2012

The build-up to the Samsung Galaxy S3 release has shown all of us how crazy the rumor whirlwind can get. This has led me to treat all rumors and speculations with a healthy amount of caution and skepticism. There have been a lot of rumors about future Nexus devices, including the possibility of a low-cost but high-spec’ed Nexus tablet being in the works, in addition to the yearly flagship Nexus smartphone.

Recently, there has been talk about Google planning to release up to five Nexus devices this year. Further adding to this speculation is a confirmation from a source that TalkAndroid calls “reliable”. The source mentions that Google is expected to [...]

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The rise of the Phablet

by: Ankit BanerjeeMay 16, 2012

Starting from the brick-style cell phone of the late Eighties, the design of the mobile has progressed towards being smaller and more feature-rich. We saw the introduction of flip-phones, slider phones, and smaller candybar style devices.

You might like: The history of the Phablet

That is, until the smartphone burst onto the scene like a crazy man in a theater, which switched and reversed the trend rapidly: faster processors, larger batteries, more storage and high-res displays have changed the way we use our phones. This allows for easier internet browsing, e-mail, video calls, and HD music and videos. While ultra-thin has become the new craze, we’ve seen [...]

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With Galaxy S3 rumors over, let the next Nexus rumor party begin

by: LucianMay 16, 2012

For more than half a year, we’ve had more than enough Galaxy S3 rumors. Some of them were pretty crazy, like the 1080p screen, while others were predictable (the quad core Exynos 4412 chip). Samsung delivered some of the more predictable ones, while  it failed to hit the target on others (Pentile screen), and also disappointed some people with the design and build quality. These have been some of the major flaws of all Galaxy S devices, and yet Sammy didn’t do much to address them.

So with that in mind, you should always be at least a bit skeptical about all rumors, especially the ones appearing months ahead of the supposed launch of a device. But as the [...]

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WSJ: Multiple Nexus devices coming this fall, from five manufacturers, Jelly Bean onboard

by: LucianMay 16, 2012

Traditionally in the Android development cycle, major versions have launched at the end of the year (exception being Gingerbread/Honeycomb). According to the Wall Street Journal, Android Jelly Bean should launch this year, “by Thanksgiving”.

Will this be Android 5.0 or another version? That depends on Google’s plans for their I/O developer event happening in June. Andy Rubin’s team has two options: one, launch an Android 4.1 version with some improvements at I/O (and call it Jelly Bean), and then give a new name to Android 5.0. Two, use the event to showcase upcoming features of Android 5.0 Jelly Bean, and release it this fall.

Now, the [...]

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