Motorola Nexus smartphone will take time, says Google boss

Motorola is not ‘physically’ ready to be given the remit of developing a Nexus smartphone, according to Google’s commander-in-chief Larry Page. In an interview with CNN’s Fortune, the typically press-shy CEO said it’s simply too early for Motorola, which was acquired by Google in May in a landmark $12.5 billion deal, to produce a Nexus device. When asked if other…

Samsung GALAXY Nexus CDMA

Market status: Released Release date: 15 Dec 2011 US carrier availability: Verizon – Available (since 15 Dec 2011) Pros Dual core processor Very big display (4.7 inches) Extremely high pixel density screen, over 300ppi (316 ppi) High-resolution display (720 x 1280 pixels) Very fast processor (1200 MHz) Lots of RAM (1024 MB RAM) Fast mobile data support (4G) NFC HDMI…

Google Nexus 7 out of stock, again

Google may have finally struck tablet gold as its Nexus 7 goes out of stock again, amid continued demand since landing in July. Both the 8GB and 16GB versions of the Asus-made slate are sold out on the Google Play Store, mere days after the unveiling of Apple’s iPad mini, which went on pre-order last Friday. Despite rocking some obvious…

Google tests Apple’s patience with Chrome for iOS API

Google is pushing the boundaries of Apple’s iOS regulations, after it revealed a new Chrome API for Cupertino’s mobile operating system. The new software allows devs to tweak apps so that users can access Chrome for iOS when web browsing in-app. What’s more, users with Chrome installed will be able to open pages directly in Google’s browser when following links….

Google is killing yet another service: Alfred to shut down 19 July

On the heels of its hotly disputed Google Reader shutdown, but just a few weeks before the killing of Latitude, Google will say goodbye to yet another one of its services called Alfred. Alfred is an app that serves up recommendations based on location. Google acquired the app in December 2011 from developer The Clever Sense, with the intent of…

Google Glass gets prescription makeover

Google Glass, the search giant’s much sought after smart specs, are still some way from hitting the shelves. But that hasn’t stopped the Big G from showing off a new version of its futuristic frames, this time with prescription lenses. Staffers were spied wearing the new version of the virtual viewing tool at last week’s Google I/O event. For now,…

Google adds voice to Hangouts, bringing calls back to Gmail

Google announced on Tuesday that it has reintroduced the ability to make calls from Gmail, thanks to a new voice-calling feature in Hangouts. Hangouts is an instant message and video platform available in Gmail, Google+, and in Chrome with an extension, and now people can use the service to make voice calls to the US and Canada from any country…

Google Nexus 7

Market status: Released Release date: 15 Jul 2012 Pros Quad core processor Very fast processor (1200 MHz) Lots of RAM (1024 MB RAM) NFC Cons No rear camera Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion Description The Google Nexus 7, manufactured by Asus, is an Android slate with 7-inch 1280×800 screen and a 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. The tablet…

Google Nexus 7 update to pack HD screen, beefier processor, says analyst

An analyst has added fuel to rumours that Google will drop a revamped version of its Nexus 7 tablet at the I/O event later this week, as the countdown to the search giant’s annual developer’s conference enters its final stage. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the fresh take on Google’s own-branded tablet will differ from the current-gen Nexus…

Google Nexus S 4G

Market status: Released Release date: 08 May 2011 US carrier availability: Sprint – Discontinued Pros Fast processor (1000 MHz) Fast mobile data support (4G) NFC Cons Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion Description Google Nexus S 4G is the is the WiMAX capable brother of the Google Nexus S. It is not a great leap forward in the same way…

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