You may not have heard of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi just yet, but something tells us the departure of a prominent executive from Google's Android team to that company might change that in the future.
Oh, Google… now you've gone and done it! The biggest shocker on Wednesday was tucked away inside a blog post detailing a number of lesser services the search giant decided were no longer relevant, but the tech world wasted no time lamenting the loss of Google Reader, which the company plans to give a dirt nap on July 1. The petitions to keep it alive are already out in full force, but something tells us Google won't be changing its mind on this one...
If you’ve happened to watch Wednesday’s keynote on Apple’s website, you may have noticed a curious thing that CEO Tim Cook did early on -- he stopped the show for a moment to get a few swift kicks in the head to Android’s Twitter app, which he dismissed as simply a “blown-up smartphone app.”
The war of words between iOS and Android goes on, with Google’s mobile boss now claiming the lion’s share of new device activations over the Christmas holiday. How Apple will respond is anyone’s guess, but with the close of another calendar quarter just days away, we’d expect some serious revenue boasting next month when Cupertino reports revenue from their holiday quarter. In the meantime, there’s plenty of other tech items making news for this Wednesday, December 28, 2011.
In this day and age of tech lawsuit mania, it can be hard to remember them all. However, remember the Apple versus HTC one that is currently in process with the U.S. International Trade Commission? It took an interesting twist recently, where Apple filed in a brief that essentially claims Android co-founder and current Google exec Andy Rubin may have gotten the idea for the Android framework while still with Apple.
Last September, Apple CEO Steve Jobs famously called out Google for including upgrades in the search company’s ever-increasing count of Android activations, touting 230,000 iOS activations per day at that time (not including upgrades). What will Jobs make of Google’s latest claim over over 500,000 activations per day?