Only two months ago, Andy Rubin stepped down from his position with Android, and head of Chrome, Sundar Pichai, took the reigns. Since then Pichai has been quiet, undoubtedly hard at work organizing Google’s upcoming developer conference, Google I/O. Not too busy, though, to sit down with Wired for his first interview since taking the ... Read More »
The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon is work on two smartphones, one of which features a holographic display. Sources familiar with the matter say, “Using retina-tracking technology, images on the smartphone would seem to float above the screen like a hologram and appear three-dimensional at all angles.” The concept sounds pretty awesome, ... Read More »
Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Amazon is planning to introduce a television set-top box this fall, according to three people familiar with the project who aren’t authorized to discuss it. Details are limited, but the device is being developed by Amazon’s Lab126 division, which created the Kindle family of products.
Amazon already offers a lineup of Android-powered tablets, ... Read More »
With only fourteen more shopping days until Christmas, Amazon wants to make sure that the new Kindle Fire HD will be a part of your holiday celebrations. For today only, Amazon is offering a $50 discount on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, bringing the total price of the 16GB model down to $249. ... Read More »
Verizon recently announced they were closing their ecosystem store, and it appears they wasted no time in finding a new partner. Today Amazon is reporting that their new Amazon App Suit for Android will be pre-loaded on new Verizon devices, starting with the recently announced Droid DNA.
The new service will provide users ... Read More »
There’s no denying that Apple is still the leader in the tablet segment, but according to the latest figures from the IDC, Android OEMs are giving Apple a run for its money. In the third quarter, Apple’s tablet market share shrunk to 50.4%, down from 65.5% in Q2. Over the same time period, Samsung managed ... Read More »
While Google has always been willing to release vague numbers regarding Android tablet activations, they have been silent about how popular the Nexus 7 truly is. Fortunately, Asustek’s CFO David Chang let slip that sales of the Nexus 7 have nearly doubled since launch and are now averaging just below 1 million units per month. It’s hard to ... Read More »
There’s no denying the relationship Android and Apple have together. They’re each other’s biggest competition. Constantly at each other’s throats, the target of lawsuits and ad campaigns. As such, there’s bound to be news stories that directly involve the two going head-to-head. We don’t want to fill the entire front page of Android and Me ... Read More »
You might have missed it during the official announcement, since Amazon neglected to mention it, but the new Kindle Fire lineup will include lockscreen ads to help offset those rock bottom prices they are charging for the hardware.
I’m sure many users don’t particularly care what is on their lock screen, however, there was ... Read More »
The 7-inch and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDs are the headliners here, but the original Kindle Fire is still alive and has gotten a not insignificant spec boost while shaving 20% off the price.