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.
Smartspeaker dubbed Chirp
Amazon's Echo smart speaker has proved a surprise hit and now Google wants to copy it.
Intra-ocular device binds to replacement lens capsule inside human eye
Last week, the technologically creative geniuses at Google thought it would be clever to one-up Sony and Samsung’s recent filings for contact lens-integrated wearable PCs and take an approach one step further – perhaps the farthest possible step forward – by filing a patent to inject and integrate an intra-ocular computer directly into the lens capsule of the human eye.
Found in hundreds of Android phone models
FireEye has found a vulnerability in Qualcomm software packages which are under the bonnet of hundreds of Android phone models.
No deal in site
Google is heading for a huge European Union antitrust fine this year and it does not seem to have come up with a face-saving deal.
Wall Street still loves it
The umbrella of the Google Empire, Alphabet announced that its first-quarter earnings fell short of estimates, largely because it spent more to build traffic for its mobile advertising services.