Tech giants sue Samsung and Google
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Tech giants sue Samsung and Google

A group of tech giants known as the Rockstar Consortium is suing Google, Samsung, HTC and others over alleged mobile phone patent infringements. Rockstar, jointly owned by Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony, is targeting manufacturers of phones that run the rival Google Android operating system. Rockstar spent $4.5bn (£2.8bn) buying thousands of Nortel patents … Continue reading

Google rips aside curtain to expose Nexus 5 phone, KitKat Android 4.4 coupling
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Google rips aside curtain to expose Nexus 5 phone, KitKat Android 4.4 coupling

After weeks of speculation, Google and LG have officially announced the Google LG Nexus 5. The Nexus 5 comes with a 4.95-inch full-HD IPS display and is powered by a 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor alongside 2GB of RAM. It comes with an 8.0-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front camera. It comes in 16GB and 32GB … Continue reading

Google teases upcoming Android 4.4 as ‘KitKat’
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Google teases upcoming Android 4.4 as ‘KitKat’

Google’s SVP Sundar Pichai has just confirmed — by way of the above photo — that the next version of his mobile OS is called KitKat aka Android 4.4. The exec shared this geeky nugget on both Google+ and Twitter, while his company has updated the Android developer site with a page chronicling Android’s milestones so far. … Continue reading

Google Now adds reminder cards, real-time public transit info and music recommendations
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Google Now adds reminder cards, real-time public transit info and music recommendations

Google Now too got its share of I/O announcements. Several updates, called cards, are already available in the Google Play Store. Firstly, you’ll be able to set for nagging pop-ups (“buy milk” is the obvious example). Now will also show you cards for upcoming books, albums and TV shows based on what Google thinks you’ll … Continue reading

Google outs redesigned Maps interface and Location APIs: geofencing and low-power location services
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Google outs redesigned Maps interface and Location APIs: geofencing and low-power location services

Mountain View just pulled back the curtain on the next major release of Maps for desktops while offering up an advance look at the Android and iOS versions. The mobile preview takes a more personalized approach to navigation, with a rating system and offers from merchants like Starbucks. The company also announced the Experience feature … Continue reading