Despite frequent headlines to the contrary, Android does not pose a significant security risk for users who have the slightest bit of sense. An update to Google Play Services will soon provide even more security.
The Google Nexus 7 debuted in July 2013. Quick math should tell you six months have passed since then, but Verizon Wireless has not made the Android tablet available until this week. The anticipated arrival will finally come February 13 when Verizon begins selling the Nexus 7 (32GB) for $349.99 when purchased off contract or $249.99 with a two-year agreement. The 4G LTE-compatible tablet can be added to a Share Everything plan for $10 per month when purchased online or in Verizon stores starting this Thursday.
Seven months since it was first introduced as a way to stream media on a television in the US market, Google Chromecast is finally making its way across the Atlantic for the official launch in the UK.
The promise of Chromecast fell flat thanks to Google's refusal to let developers support the TV streaming solution without special approval. Things can finally kick into high gear because the Google Cast SDK has gone public.
Since Google announced that it would sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91, a paltry sum considering that the company paid $12.5 billion to acquire Motorola just two years ago, reports have popped up suggesting that the losses are not that bad because of the patents that Google gets to keep. Even with the patents, buying Motorola is still a big loss.
Android has powered more than 1 billion smartphones and tablets since 2008, and Google today announced that it is partnering with some of the top car manufacturers to use Android as a way to connect smartphones and automobiles.
Google and Audi AG will soon announce a new in-car information and entertainment system (infotainment) that is based on the Android operating system, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.
Google has already issued a software update to address one of the biggest reasons to complain about the Nexus 5, the spotty camera performance, but it appears to have worked with LG to fix another - the underwhelming speaker.
Chromecast, the $35 HDMI dongle that can control media streaming from a smartphone or tablet, has added support for several new media apps today, including popular content sources like VEVO, Songza, and Revision 3.
The Google Nexus 5 will be the first smartphone to receive the Android 4.4.1 update. The KitKat variant is a small update meant to fix bugs, the biggest and most important being a series of changes to the camera app that should greatly improve the photo-taking capabilities of the Nexus 5.