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We’re a few days away from completing the 2020 calendar year, and it’s been a quite a hectic year for everybody. In times of troubles, the smartphone industry had been under a two-prong attack from both an economic stand-point as well as the from a product maturity standpoint – trying hard to innovate with new features to convince users to upgrade their previous generation devices. This year, we’ve seen several new industry trends make breakthrough advances in terms of technology in smartphones, beyond the obvious elephant in the room, by which 2020 will be remembered by: Big camera sensors, 120Hz displays, several large SoC moves, 5G, and several other vendor product choices.

Google and Mozilla Working on Metro-Enabled Browsers, Opera May Follow Suit

Both Mozilla and Google have confirmed to various sources that they have begun (or are planning to begin) work on Metro-style versions of their Firefox and Chrome browsers for...

11 by Andrew Cunningham on 3/13/2012

Google Chrome 17 Hits Stable Channel

It's been a busy week for Google Chrome - Google today posted Chrome 17 to the stable channel, two days after releasing the first Chrome beta for Android 4.0...

15 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/8/2012

Google Releases Chrome For Android - Updated

It has finally happened; Google has officially released Chrome for Android. In typical Google fashion, the browser is currently in beta and requires Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to...

30 by Saumitra Bhagwat, Andrew Cunningham & Brian Klug on 2/8/2012

Samsung Galaxy Nexus & Ice Cream Sandwich Review

The evolution of Google’s Nexus line is an interesting one. Each year, Google chooses both a silicon partner and an OEM to make a unique hardware archetype which it...

187 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/18/2012

Archos 70b IT Arrives with Honeycomb for $200

In our review of the Kindle Fire, we called it the best $199 tablet on the market, but Archos has given us a reason to reconsider that statement with...

12 by Vivek Gowri on 1/4/2012

Google Chrome 16 Released

We've done this a couple of times before, so here's the short version: a new stable version of Chrome is out. As usual, it adds a notable feature and...

13 by Andrew Cunningham on 12/14/2011

Galaxy Nexus & Ice Cream Sandwich: Initial Performance Analysis

The road to Google's Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is finally nearing its destination. As of yesterday, the Samsung made Galaxy Nexus went on sale in...

70 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/18/2011

Motorola Mobility Shareholders Vote to Approve Google Merger

Motorola Mobility shareholders have overwhelmingly approved of a potential merger with Google, the next step in the deal that was first announced in August. Ninety-nine percent of all voting...

3 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/18/2011

Chrome 15 Released to Stable Channel

Six weeks after the release of Chrome 14, Google today released Chrome 15.0.874.102 to the stable channel - current Chrome users should be getting it now or soon, and...

27 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/25/2011

Google Introduces Us To Ice Cream Sandwich

When I said it would be a busy fall, I didn’t expect us to be covering two big announcements in one day, or three/four/five, depending on how you choose...

39 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/18/2011

Motorola Droid RAZR Performance Preview: A Faster Browser

When we published our preliminary iPhone 4S performance results we pointed out that the current state of stock Android (2.3.x) browser performance is pretty bad. Google improved browser performance...

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Jason Inofuentes on 10/18/2011

Samsung and Google Cancel Unpacked Event - May Delay Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich

Google and Samsung had scheduled an event, Unpacked: Google Edition, for October 11th, but the companies today reported that the event has been canceled. It was expected that Samsung...

30 by Kristian Vättö on 10/7/2011

Google Chrome 14 Hits Stable Channel

Google Chrome 14 has just made the switch from the beta channel to the stable channel, meaning that the new update is quietly replacing Chrome 13 on many of...

18 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/16/2011

Updated: Intel's Honeycomb Reference Tablet: 8.9mm Thick, Medfield Inside

Paul Otellini showed this tablet off earlier today but we got a little more detail on it just moments ago. Intel has put together a 32nm Atom (Medfield) based...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

Google: All Future Versions of Android Will be Optimized for Intel x86

Paul Otellini just showed off a Medfield based Android phone (running the "latest" version of Android) and immediately announced a development partnership with Google. Andy Rubin from Google just...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

Schmidt Says Ice Cream Sandwich To Arrive October/November

Last Thursday, Eric Schmidt sat down for a keynote interview at Dreamforce '11, Salesforce.com's cloud computing conference held in San Francisco. The keynote covered a lot of history, several...

19 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/7/2011

Nexus S 2.3.6 Update Lands - Voice Fix Included

If you're a lucky owner of a Nexus S, Google's second flagship device that launched in December, chances are that you're well aware of the rather nagging voice search...

1 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/2/2011

Google Fiber Goes Live Near Stanford

Google announced last October that they would be beta testing their Google Fiber initiative in a small residential neighborhood affiliated with Stanford University, and one lucky Redditor posted the...

45 by Jason Inofuentes on 8/22/2011

Google Bolsters Music Beta With New Magnifier Blog

Google Music Beta, the search giant’s music streaming service, launched earlier this summer to tepid reviews before drifting into the background after the much-ballyhooed release of Spotify in the...

13 by Craig Getting on 8/19/2011

Observations on the Google-Motorola Purchase

If you've been on the Internet for very long today, you've probably already heard about this: Google intends to purchase Motorola Mobility Holdings for $12.5 billion, or about $40...

56 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/15/2011

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