Net loss of $128 million – first in six years
Lenovo is not having a good time of late as the declining use of the PC and its underperforming Motorola unit continues to give its bottom line a spanking.
Before Oracle could do it
Oracle claims that Google’s court-room win gaining fair-use rights over a thousand lines of java APIs in Android will mean that Open Source is dead.
Java Applets were fair use
Google has won a major US court battle with software firm Oracle after a jury ruled it did not nick parts of the Java programming language.
Qualcomm still keeping quiet
MediaTek has told some media outlets that it plans to support Google's new VR platform called Daydream.
No word on price though
Google is releasing a competitor to Amazon’s runaway speaker success the Echo later this year.
Android app support comes to Chrome OS
On Thursday, Google announced that its Play Store will now be integrated into Chrome OS, giving all of Google’s Chromebook users instant access to the entire catalog of 1.5 million Android apps. This is a strategic horizontal decision that could potentially give much more value to the company’s cloud-centered OS for students, developers, low-income users and anyone interested in a lightweight, affordable computing option.
7.0 likely not to get to your phone
Unless you have the latest greatest and expenisve phone in the last two years the chances of seeing the next generation Android N, aka 7.0 are slim. Regardless of that Google has announced the new android that will hit most of the new phones in 2017.
Accelerator will move Moore’s Law forward by seven years
On Wednesday at Google’s annual I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California, the company went forward and announced a revolutionary new processing accelerator unit for machine learning that is now expected to move a recently-slowing Moore’s Law forward by at least three chip generations, or seven years.
Payback is cool for Catz
Data-storage outfit Oracle is blaming the fact that Google “illegally” used Java in Android for all the woes which have befallen the company.
We did not have a court battle with Google in mind
Oracle told a court that it did not acquire Sun Microsystems in 2009 to launch a copyright lawsuit against Google, but rather to protect its products that relied on Sun's software.