Nexus 9 tablet

Nexus 9 tablet shows Google is thinking bigger — but not big enough (review)

Few parts of the Android ecosystem have improved more and gotten less credit for it than tablets. The gap between 2010’s crude Samsung Galaxy Tab and polished products like last year’s Nexus 7 is immense. But because Apple set such a high mark early on with the iPad, merely catching up to the iPad’s user experience and surpassing it in some aspects doesn’t count for much.

currentc

CurrentC: An imaginary crisis

The biggest controversy of the week (so far) is unraveling as rival high schools /r/apple and /r/android unite under a single hashtag: #PayItSafe.

Lollipop Forest Google Android

Google releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus preview images

As promised, Google today released the full Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK, along with updated developer images for Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), ADT-1, and the Android emulator. The latest version of Android isn’t available just yet, but the company is giving developers a head start (about two weeks), so they can test their apps on the new platform.

Lollipop Forest Google Android

Google misses in Q3 with revenue of $16.5B & earnings of $6.35 per share

Google today reported its third-quarter earnings for 2014, with gross revenue of $16.5 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $6.35. Analysts had expected earnings of $6.53 on revenue of $16.6 billion. In after-hours trading, the company is down by almost 3 percent.

Snowball video

The Snowball app for Android is your ticket to unified messaging

If you’ve noticed that your conversations with friends, family, and colleagues spread across a jumble of mobile apps, you’re not crazy. It just sort of happened. Today a startup called Snowball is launching an Android app to respond to the madness by bringing all those conversations into a single place.