Google is buying Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in cash, which puts the search giant firmly in competition with the major Android device makers.
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Buyers who preordered the Nexus 7 tablet from Google are pretty excited to get the gadget. Some of them may be upset when they hear they could have dropped by Gamestop today and picked one up even without a preorder.
Google has started a campaign to hire mobile app developers for its own applications. It is likely Google has realized that mobile apps are better than web-based portals into online activities.
This week in Android we saw Google giving free patents away, Samsung's latest tablet announced, and Google Drive comes to Microsoft Office.
The Handwrite setting on iOS and Android devices allows input for Google search terms by writing anywhere on the phone/tablet screen. Google has entered the input by handwriting arena, albeit in a limited fashion, ahead of the release of Windows 8 with its similar function.
It didn't take iPad buyers long to discover just how useful the Smart Cover was due to the magnetic technology integrated in the tablet. The Nexus 7 by Google has the same technology, but you've never seen the company mention it.
Google is serious about helping Android app developers obtain success and has published a new version of its popular app developer guide.
When Google bought QuickOffice, a full office suite that runs on mobile platforms, it was thought to be a strike against Microsoft Office in the cloud. The real target may be the Surface RT tablet from Redmond.
The lack of enforced interface design prevents Android from providing a good user experience.
Lots of people are anxiously waiting word on when their shiny new Nexus 7 tablet will be shipping, while others are already receiving theirs. This is the official word from Google as of today.