In a shocking move, Andy Rubin, Android's founder, leaves Android behind but will stay on at Google. Sundar Pichai takes Android now as well as Chrome and Apps.
As expected, Canonical has announced their plans for Ubuntu on tablets as well as the signing of a deal with a major mobile silicon provider to provide Ubuntu smartphone and tablet chips.
Instead of going after both the tablet and smartphone market, Canonical is bravely starting 2013 by trying to become a major player in the smartphone market with an upcoming version of Ubuntu Linux.
Ever wonder why the phone carriers spent so much time on their own software apps and stores? So did Verizon, and, after due consideration, they're dropping out of the Android and BlackBerry app business.
The new iPad Mini looks nice enough, but Google Nexus 7 nice? I don't think so.
A badly written FBI warning about Android malware has been taken to be about Android's security, when it's really about idiot users.
A small, but important, Android update is bring landscape mode to the popular Nexus 7 tablet, and a new version of the tablet, with a different power management chip, is on its way.
Just because Apple appears to be releasing the iPad Mini is no reason to ignore the Android tablets that forced Apple to enter the 7" tablet space.
There have been rumors that Intel's new Atom CPU, Clover Trail, would only support Windows 8, but not Android or Linux. We now know that the chip will support these open-source operating systems as well.
What is Aliyun OS? A Linux fork? An Android fork? An Android rip-off? It appears to be an illegal Linux/Android fork offering pirated Android programs.
What do lawyers make of Apple's victory? They think among other things that, besides showing a broken patent system, Apple may yet regret its “victory.”
Welcome to the next logical step in the world of patent warfare: mutually assured destruction.
Adobe told us they were only working on Flash for Windows and Mac PCs and it turns out they were serious. There will be no native Flash for Google's Android 4.1.
According to reports, Google and Asus will be releasing a new 7-inch tablet running Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, at this week's Google Input/Ouput conference.
This is a wonderful video and well worth sharing, I loved the concept and the way it was presented with the robotic prototype. For technology dreamers and innovators such as Fabien Hemmert (a PhD student at the Design Research Lab, in cooperation with Deutsche Telekom Laboratories) it all starts there. He shares a fascinating talk on TED about the future of Mobile phones and technology behaving more human-like and although the video is brief and this might be quite far into the future the results are mind boggling.
Fabien talks about making digital content graspable, and how to get the digital to the physical. I’ll let him explain as he does a far better job, but I really wanted to share this quote as it made alot of sense to me as we progress into the future of mobile touch and technology.
Humans should get more technical in the future, rather technology get a bit more human.