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 »
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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 »
We can’t really blame them, but Samsung absolutely sucked the life out of the CTIA show in San Diego. For the second year in a row, they’ve disappointed us by unexpectedly cancelling their big media event with little explanation. A few other products were announced, but the talk of the show was the missing-in-action Read More »
The tech world was rocked today by Google’s announcement of its intention to acquire Motorola Mobility. Even mainstream media channels like CNN, MSNBC and CBS News covered the news. As a result we’re seeing a lot of speculation about what will now happen to Motorola and how the company fits into Google’s mobile ... Read More »