Posts Tagged ‘Google’

A few weeks ago, Google held the 2010 EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Faculty Summit in Zurich, where elite academics gather for “technical presentations, discussions and networking sessions, all targeted at strengthening partnerships with EMEA’s foremost computer science thinkers.” If you have no idea what this vague statement actually means, you are not alone. More »

From Htcyou: AdMob has published some interesting statistics. While females comprise roughly 42-46% of Palm and iPhone users, they make up only 26% of Android operators… More »

From Htcyou: Fresh rumors have AT&T; landing the coveted HTC Desire, and Sprint getting the Legend, which would be rebadged as the Hero 2. More »

DisplayMate president Dr. Raymond M. Soneira has conducted a scientific experiment in which he claims that Apple’s iPhone 3G-S LCD is better than the much touted AMOLED display on Google’s Nexus One. OLED is inherently a far superior technology than LCD, but execution is crucial. Just because one form of technology is more advanced, it does not mean that everything that uses it will exceed the performance of an inferior approach. For example, not every rear-wheel-drive car will out-handle every front-wheel-drive auto. More »

From Htcyou: Google has finally released Google Earth for Android 2.1 phones, of which there is only one at the moment. The 22Mb application runs very smoothly on the Nexus One and looks nearly as good as its computer counterpart. More »

From Htcyou: After a lackluster start to the new year, HTC is hoping that a robust Q2 will propel the company to a resurgent finish to 2010. HTC had expected Q1 revenues to be lower than the previous quarter, but with the eagerly anticipated releases of the Desire, the Legend, and other unconfirmed Android smartphones in the spring and down the line, business should be bustling from here onwards. More »

Google Voice is a newly released product by the search-engine giant that allows you to do all sorts of things that you couldn’t do with a traditional phone. The problem is, though, that many are intimidated by these features and are unsure about how to use them. Well, fear no more, because Google has developed some helpful tutorial videos that will walk you through some of the key features. More »

From Htcyou: Recently featured in a sultry Super Blow commercial, Motorola’s Devour is a very high profile Android smartphone that Verizon will be selling within the next few months. The VP of software design at Motorola takes us through a lengthy tour of the phone’s abilities. More »

From Htcyou: The programming geniuses over at OpenEclair have come a long way since the first version of its open source Eclair 2.1 ROM was released on January 28th. Now in build 1.2.2, OpenEclair is generally regarded as the best, fastest (and certainly the most promising) Android 2.1 ROM for the HTC Magic and Dream (myTouch 3G and G1 respectively). Check out the videos below to see how well the ROM runs on a Dream (G1). More »

From Htcyou: One of the most highly anticipated smartphones yet to be confirmed is the HTC Supersonic, which for sometime, has been rumored to be a 4G phone. Since Sprint has just stated that it will have a 4G smartphone by this summer, it stands to reason that the Supersonic is the very device in the works. More »

The latest Hexxeh Flow build of Google’s open source ChromiumOS has nVidia Ion graphics support. Google’s netbook, which is supposed to be out in the winter, will ship with its own version of Chrome OS. Let the speculation begin as to whether or not the machine will have advanced features like nVidia’s Tegra chipset. More »

Yesterday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted Google permission to buy and resell wholesale energy. The branch of Google running this operation is called “Google Energy.” More »

From Htcyou: Here is an obscure one: small, privately owned Saygus unveiled its VPhone, which is the world’s first two-way video calling smartphone, and it packs some pretty good specifications as well –including a 3.5″ (800 x 480) LCD, Marvell PXA310 800MHz CPU, 5 megapixel camera, and a full QWERTY keypad; it even has a modem! Verizon will be carrying this in May. More »

enTourage has had to make a minor price increase of its versatile, duo-screen eDGe e-reader/tablet: new pre-orders, which will ship in March, are now $9 more than before at $499. The price bump is due to Documents To Go software. Unlike Apple’s iPad, the eDGe has two LCDs and is truly unique in that it is a genuine e-reader and a netbook in one. More »

For a man whose company was absent from the Mobile World Congress, Steve Jobs still made headlines, as he was awarded the “Mobile Industry Personality of the Year” honor by a collection of media moguls at the Global Mobile Awards Ceremony in Barcelona. More »

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