Mobile World Congress is chock full of device announcements and product details, but as with any trade show, the most interesting news always comes from the CEOs and Vice President-types behind the biggest names in the industry. Google’s Andy Rubin sat down with reporters at MWC this year, the topic of the day being Google’s ... Read More »
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It’s no secret that Android is the star of the party at Mobile World Congress this year. Most of us are caught up in all the news about new devices, but Google’s Andy Rubin has taken a little time out of his busy day to share some new statistics about the Android ecosystem. In ... Read More »
If you thought that 700,000 daily Android activations was an impressive number, you’re in for a treat. Andy Rubin has just announced via Twitter that there were 3.7 million new Android devices activated over the Christmas weekend. To put that in perspective, that number is two and a half times higher than the ... Read More »
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So much for those talks of Android slowing down and reaching its peak. Andy Rubin just shared that there are now over 700,000 Android devices activated every day, up from 500,000 per day in June. Activations only count new devices that were put on a network by subscribing to a ... Read More »
Almost a week ago now, on October 13, the New York Times reported that Google was finishing up talks with record labels in final preparation for the launch of their music store. Today, at Asia D, Google’s Andy Rubin confirmed this.
Although no specific date for when the launch would take place was given, ... Read More »
The announcement of the Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich was not the only major event that took place in Hong Kong. In fact, Google’s Andy Rubin had a chance to talk at AsiaD, covering topics like Android, its future, the competition and tablets.
Of course, the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich was ... Read More »
One of the perennial complaints regarding Android tablets has been that there simply are not enough tablet-specific apps for the platform. Andy Rubin was asked about this concern at the All Things D conference in Hong Kong and had this to say:
Well if that’s the view from the top, it would be understandable if ... Read More »
Though we’ve had some information trickle in about the number of Android tablets in the wild, these numbers have largely been tablet shipments, which can vary significantly from the number of activated devices. At AsiaD this morning, Google Senior VP Andy Rubin mentioned that there are roughly six million activated Android tablets in the hands ... Read More »
I know what you’re thinking right about now. Android 4.0 looks pretty damn awesome, but when is that update going to hit my phone? I asked this question to Andy Rubin earlier this year at Google IO, and his response was pretty straight forward. He told us that most of the current generation of Android ... Read More »
The wait is finally over. We think. Samsung Mobile US just sent out word that their media event with Google has been rescheduled to take place on October 19. Unfortunately the event is taking place in Hong Kong, so we are unable to attend on such short notice. But Google still plans to broadcast it ... Read More »