It’s that time of the year when every company is busy releasing quarterly reports. Google has revealed its own report and according to it, the search giant has mustered a year-over-year growth of 17% in its profits.
For the past few days we have been hearing that Google plans to bring Chrome apps on Android and iOS devices, but nothing was confirmed from Google. Last Tuesday, Google finally confirmed that its Chrome apps are going to arrive on Android and iOS devices soon.
The tech world has been in somewhat of a shock ever since the news emerged that Google may be selling Motorola to Lenovo. The search giant has now confirmed the news, saying that the deal rakes in $2.91 billion and that it gets to keep a ‘vast majority’ of the patents.
We have seen a flurry of startup acquisitions by Google in the last year or so. The company has apparently set its eyes on the future of robotics. The latest in the list is the acquisition of Deepmind, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup.
Google and Samsung have had their differences at times but the two have been the key players in the Android arena. In that context, it is no surprise that both companies have signed a 10-year patent licensing agreement.
Google has a treasure-trove of data and it is gearing up to use this in a grand way. The company has bagged a patent which envisions an ad service that would automatically offer a prospective customer a free taxi ride.
Google has been incorporating more and more speech recognition and media playback features in its Chrome browser. But now an exploit has been discovered which can allow a malicious site to continue listening to your audio even after you have closed the site.
When Microsoft unveiled Windows 8, it hoped that the new interface and design philosophy will woo the Windows users. That didn’t happen and now, HP has again started shipping PCs with Windows 7, citing their popular demand.
Chrome’s desktop manifestation has been very helpful for professionals in that it lets them keep track of multiple computers using a single Google ID. Now, the same feature may is expected to arrive on iOS and Android devices soon.
Google is in the process of acquiring the connected device company Nest. The deal will rake in $3.2 billion in cash and Google gets to acquire the technology behind Nest and employ its founders, Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers.
It has been a while since Google launched Android KitKat. Latest figures from Google Android Dashboard reveal that Jelly Bean continues to be the most popular Android flavor, commanding 60% market share, while KitKat has reached only 1.4% devices so far.
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