Along with his bombshell news that Andy Rubin would be stepping down as head of Android, Google CEO Larry Page also used today to talk about Android’s progress.
Andy Rubin will no longer be leading the charge for Android at Google, the company announced today.
Google’s Andy Rubin may deny Google needs its own stores, but reality says otherwise.
The mobile industry is at an exciting stage: There are enough smartphone customers that there’s a huge field of opportunity for device makers, carriers, and app makers, but the market is still fragmented enough that no one company dominates. In this kind of frothy market, the risks are high, but the potential payoffs are huge, too.
Android devices more than doubled their typical activation rate over the Christmas weekend, with 3.7 million devices activated, according to Google’s Andy Rubin.
After taking a major hit in court this week from an Apple patent lawsuit, HTC is already in the process of testing new devices and software that workaround the patent violations.
Not long ago Intel would have welcomed Microsoft on stage to talk about the Wintel alliance related to PC hardware and software. But today, Intel and Google joined each other on stage at the Intel Developer Forum to talk about an alliance, even as Microsoft was staging its own separate conference.
In a surprising maneuver, Apple has told the International Trade Commission that Android creator Andy Rubin was first inspired for the Android application framework while working as an engineer at Apple, reports FOSS Patents.
Google CEO Larry Page said 550,000 devices running Google’s mobile operating system Android are activated daily during the company’s Q2 earnings call today.
Android has hit the half-a-million daily activation mark, according to a tweet this morning by Google’s Andy Rubin.