Google released their Q1 2014 financial results today, and despite a healthy quarter, Google failed to meet high market expectations. Google posted a Q1 revenue of $15.4 billion verses analyst estimates of $15.54 billion, and a $6.27 adjusted EPS versus analyst estimates of $6.44. Google is currently down 4% in after-hours trading at the time
Sometimes, the minor tweaks are the most powerful. Such is true of the latest addition to Gmail on the web, rolling out today, that takes advantage of the millions of Android users automatically uploading their photos to Google+. Google is adding an “Insert Photo” icon to Gmail’s Compose window, allowing users to add photos or
If you’re into giving feedback, this is right up your alley. Google Opinion Rewards for Android is now available for Canadians, giving the chance to offer up a bit of your intelligence via surveys in exchange for some Google Play credits. Those interested in participating must have an Android device running OS 2.3.3 or higher
Forget Google Glass (sorry, Tom) and self-driving cars: Project Ara may be Google’s most exciting future product. One of two projects under development in the former Motorola ATAP group, Project Ara promises the globe a modular and upgradable smartphone at a base price of $50. Google has been slowly peeling back the curtain on Project
Google is planning to release a standalone camera app to the Play Store intended for all Android devices, according to sources close to Engadget. The company has been rumoured to be overhauling its camera experience for months, especially after proof that the stock Nexus camera inaccurately crops photos in the viewfinder. The Nexus 5 was accused
The April Android distribution numbers are out, and it’s looking good for KitKat. The time between March 3rd and April 1st saw Android 4.4 KitKat rise to 5.3% of devices checking into the Google Play Store (which means downloading, not just visiting) from 2.5% the month before. This was in large part to the worldwide
In case you haven’t noticed, something is afoot with Google in the Android space. The company appears to be asserting a moderately increased amount of pressure on its OEM partners, working with Samsung to tone down the look of its Magazine UX. They’ve also ensured that the notification area displays white icons across all devices
Welcome to Tête-à-tête, a new series where two of our writers remark on interesting topics in the mobile landscape — through chat. This week, Douglas and Daniel talk about Google’s gaming announcements at GDC and why Rovio continues to surpass our avian expectations.
Google is currently working on the next version of Android, and it’s rumoured to be coming in the next few weeks. Android 4.4.3 isn’t expected to be earth-shattering, but it will likely fix a bug in the Nexus 5′s camera that has been found to chew through battery.
Last week, as part of Google’s Android Wear announcement, LG revealed that it will be the first OEM to release a smartwatch for the new platform: the G Watch. Little is known about the LG G Watch, but it’s believed to be launching worldwide in Q2 for around $300, with touchscreen and voice command support.