Google Acquires Mike and Maaike

Google, on the heels of finally acquiring Motorola for $12.5 billion, has also bought industrial design firm Mike and Maaike, a company that contributed to the design of the G1 smartphone, launched in 2008. Here’s a look at the G1:…

Google Tablet Now Expected in July [RUMOR]

Google’s new tablet will likely not be released until some time in July, instead of earlier reports of May, as the company seeks to modify and lower the price point of the device, according to a source close to the…

Google Wallet Coming to 10 New Sprint Phones

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Google Wallet’s Vice President Osama Bedier stated that Sprint/Nextel would receive ten new phones that support said Google app this year. Bedier, speaking at the “Mobile Money: Delivering Innovative Mobile Payment…

Latest Android Update May Have Battery Issues; Google Pauses Rollout

Google has paused the rollout of the latest update to their Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Several users reported seeing that the Android 4.0.3 was available, but were unable to download it when they tried to update their…

Google To Challenge Apple With New Tablet

In an interview published today in the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera (Google Translation) Google CEO Eric Schmidt spoke fondly of Steve Jobs, praising his creativity and genius, and called the iPad an amazing and revolutionary product. Schmidt also told…

Nexus Prime, Ice Cream Sandwich Launch Rescheduled

It looks like we have another official date set for the big Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS release. Invitations have been seen out for the rescheduled Google / Samsung event, now taking place in Hong Kong on October 19th.…