Color us a disappointed shade of blue, but it appears that Samsung and Google have decided not to launch the Galaxy Nexus (or Nexus Prime, or whatever it’s called) and Ice Cream Sandwich at their October 11th Unpacked event. The two companies sent out a joint announcement reading:
Samsung and Google decide to postpone the new product announcement at CTIA Fall. We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product. New date and venue will be shortly announced.
The press event on the 11th was expected to be not only the debut for the successor to the Nexus S, but our first [...]
Currently, most Android users are currently looking forward to Ice Cream Sandwich, the next version of Android which might see the light of day as soon as next month. Yet, Google is said to be already working on the version which will succeed the said OS, and will be codenamed “Jelly Bean”.
On Thursday, Eric Schmidt revealed that Ice Cream Sandwich could be released as early as next month, despite previous figures that pointed to late November or early December. With the upcoming release of Android nearly finalized, it’s no surprise that Google is already looking into the version [...]
Got your sights set on the next version of Android, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich? We knew it was coming near the end of the year, but we now at least have a slightly more specific time frame straight from the horse’s mouth. Google’s own Eric Schmidt revealed in an interview with Salesforce.com’s Marc Benioff that ICS — the highly-anticipated update to Android that will merge elements of Honeycomb and Gingerbread into one universal OS — can be expected to arrive in October or November.
This matches up with rumors saying the Nexus Prime will be released in the tenth [...]
Yes! Samsung Nexus S is finally on video, and not by any leaked source. Eric Schmidt showcased an “unannounced device” (probably the Google Nexus S) and talked about Gingerbread (Android 2.3) running on board that device. This device is built by Samsung.
Eric Schmidt was on stage at the Web 2.0 summit yesterday, and O’Reilly Media managed to capture the whole thing on video – along with the sexy Nexus S. Watch the video after the jump!
This is the Nexus S with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) on it!
According to the analytics reports in May 2010 Google activated 100,000 Android units a day, which was increased in June 2010 with the figure of 160,000 units a day and now Google CEO Eric Schmidt said in his sitting with journalists that Google is activating 200,000 Android units a day, which seems incredible success.
In answer to a question by journalist that how the Android platform is doing, Schmidt just cited the Q2, 2010 shipment numbers of Android devices which has been passed the iPhone in the U.S.
For the next question that how the Android’s success could be measured, Schmidt quickly [...]
At Allen & Co.’s annual gathering of media moguls, Google has promised to introduce a new interactive ad format which would outperform banner and search ads.
According to WSJ:
“Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt championed “interactive video ads,” which he said are on the way. Such ads, which could appear anywhere on a Web page, not just inside a video, would be like mini-Web pages. That means they could allow Web users to watch a video, leave a comment and see real-time updates within the ads that are more customized to their interests.”
Few days back Eric said that he has [...]
Back in January, Google CEO Eric Schmidt allowed himself a rare snipe when asked about the iPad. “You might want to tell me the difference between a large phone and a tablet,” he said. Now, Google is apparently planning a “large phone” of its own, and will have to answer that same question itself.
According to the New York Times, Schmidt “told friends at a recent party in Los Angeles about the new device, which would exclusively run the Android operating system.” It’s worth noting that the company’s own Chrome OS could do the trick, but Android is [...]
People of Google, Kansas: you’ve struck a chord with that gigantic search company in Mountain View, California. Go to that familiar search page at Google.com and you’ll see that the company’s bestowed its highest honor upon you, changing its name to Topeka.
Think it’s a joke? Even though the name change was announced at 1 AM on 4/1/2010, it looks official enough to us, where the post on the company’s official blog was signed by Eric Schmidt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Topeka Inc. Could the name stick? I’ll have to Topeka that to find more info.
While all of the current wave of Apple pre-launch hype is focused on next week’s iPad launch, it is rumoured that Steve Jobs’ “next big thing” is going to be a personalised mobile advertising platform, possibly called ‘iAd’.
Online Media Daily reports that Apple’s new mobile ad platform will be officially unveiled to the ad execs on New York’s Madison Avenue on April 7 and has been described as “revolutionary” and “our next big thing” by Steve Jobs.
Jobs on Madison Avenue
As ever, Apple is not responding to [...]
Google has given its support to HTC in the recent lawsuit Apple has raised over alleged patents.
Given that the patent claims made by Apple appear to be more about Android than specific HTC phones in most cases, we contacted Google to see if it had a response.
A Google spokesperson told TechRadar: “We are not a party to this lawsuit. However, we stand behind our Android operating system and the partners who have helped us to develop it.”
Battle royale brewing
The fact that Google has spoken out at all over the issue shows that there are likely some patent allegations facing the Android [...]