Google: Android to Become More Social
Jul 10, 2009, 3:39 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Speaking at an event in San Francisco, Google's Andy Rubin (chief architect of Android) made sure to spell out the differences between Google's recently announced Chrome OS for netbooks and the Android mobile operating system. "Chrome has a very Web-centric view of the world. There are different problems to be solved in different categories of consumer products. You need different technology for different solutions." He pointed out that Android needs to do things such as manage battery life an keep calls connected as phones switch from cell to cell. Rubin also said that more versions of Android are on the way, with the codenames "Donut," "Eclair" and "Flan" on deck. Some of the new features will be better integration with social networking services, such as Facebook. Rubin noted, "Social is a big push for now." Google is also working to bring more billing methods to the Android Market, which should entice more developers to create applications for the burgeoning mobile platform.
Feb 9, 2022
Samsung today announced its lineup of flagship phones for 2022: the Galaxy S22 series. The top-end S22 Ultra sees the biggest changes as it essentially absorbs Samsung's Note series with an integrated S Pen stylus and a more Note-like shape and design, instead of the Contour Cut design of the other models.
Nov 15, 2022
Qualcomm has announced its newest top-end chip, intended to power most flagship-level Android phones in 2023. As expected, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is more powerful and power-efficient across the board (compared to Gen 1), but the most impressive improvements and new features involve AI.
Both Bullitt and Qualcomm have just announced new solutions for putting satellite connectivity in Android phones. Both services offer full two-way messaging for non-emergency use, in addition to an SOS service.
Motorola has two new phones its affordable "g" series, and while at first glance they may seem like basic updates to last year's models, there's more to the story. Motorola has repositioned its 4G moto g stylus to address a different market segment this year, so it has some major differences compared to last year's model.
any for at&t? 😁
You guys are getting some watered down version of the G1. Can't have anything competing with their precious iphone. 😉