Motorola De-Googling Android Phones for China
In apparent reaction to Google's threatened pull-out from China, Motorola has announced plans to replace Google services on its Android phones for China. Search will be provided by Google rival Baidu, and Motorola is developing its own app store for Android applications. Google's threat to pull out from China caused alarm for Motorola investors, since China is a vital market for Motorola handsets, and the company has based its new smartphone lineup on Google's Android software. The move highlights the flexibility and openness of the Android platform.
Jul 26, 2018
Google today updated its main search tool with a new emphasis on helping people locate nearby events. Moving forward, generic searches for things like "events near me" will result in a list of events from a variety of sources, as well as vital details about those events.
Jul 31, 2018
Google today said is has added Spotify to the Google Clock app. This means people will be able to pick their favorite songs or playlists to wake them up.
Oct 24, 2018
Google today rolled out new tools meant to give people more control over their personal data. Starting with Google Search, people will have direct access to their activity.
Sep 17, 2018
Google has updated Sound Search with some of the neural network-backed AI found in its Now Playing tool. Now Playing debuted on the Pixel 2 in late 2017.
Oct 15, 2018
Palm, a California company that purchased the rights to the Palm brand from TCL, today launched a new device it calls an ultra-mobile product that "syncs with your smartphone to keep you connected but not consumed." The idea is to allow people to access their vital apps when needed, but keep them from staring at their screen all day — particularly when they are out and about.
The power of open source!
A better idea
But quite honestly China needs to go. Nuke the crap out of the government and put in something that allows for easier monetization of the Chinese.
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