With the iPad mini flying into stores this Friday, some might see the end of the road for Google's Nexus 7 tablet -- but manufacturer Asustek claims that's not the case, with shipments fast approaching seven digits each month.
It seems no matter how many new products its rivals introduce, Apple will always steal the show. Google and Microsoft both had big product announcements on Monday, but all it took was Apple sending out a brief press release about some executive shake-ups for many to forget all about those new Android and Windows Phone products. Didn't hear the news? Then read on to get it a bite-sized edition…
Looks like Microsoft has today all to itself -- after launching Windows 8 in New York City last week just ahead of Hurricane Sandy, the company now heads to San Francisco for its big Windows Phone 8 launch, which Google had hoped to steal some thunder from with an Android event scheduled for the same day. Unfortunately, even the mighty search giant couldn't predict what Mother Nature will do, so we'll have to get a dose of updated Android hardware after things calm down in NYC.
It's getting harder for tech companies to keep their unannounced products bottled up, and Google is no exception, with the company's latest Android-powered, Nexus-branded handset has just been outed ahead of its announcement on Monday.
Last week, Google announced its own Android event on October 29, which directly competes with the long-planned Microsoft launch of Windows Phone 8 on the same day. Now the search giant is finding out karma is a… well, you know.
Monday, October 29 is shaping up to be the Thunderdome of smartphone-related events, with both Microsoft and now Google hosting pow-wows on the same date to show off their latest Windows Phone 8 and Android products, respectively. Two smartphone platforms enter… one smartphone platform leaves? We'll find out soon enough.
Not only has Apple's ongoing war with Google cost us our sense of direction in iOS 6, but one of the best ways to watch YouTube videos was also a casualty. However, just because Apple pulled its preloaded YouTube viewer without offering a replacement, it doesn't mean we all have to run to Safari to watch the double rainbow guy. If Google is indeed working on a universal version of its hastily assembled iPhone YouTube app, it might want to take a peek at third-party option Jasmine for a little inspiration.
Google seems to be taking its sweet time updating its library of iOS apps for the iPhone 5's larger display, with the latest being Google+ -- which also adds support for pages, post editing and searching on the iPad.
It's not quite the full-featured iOS app many of us have been hoping for, but Google has flipped the switch on its Street View feature for the mobile web app version of its own Maps solution, which now works on iOS.