It’s October 28, one of the oft-rumored potential announcement dates for the new Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 “Kit Kat.” While we still have nothing official to share with you from Google, we are a bit curious as to why Vic Gundotra, Google’s senior VP of social, was so excited last night for Monday to arrive that he couldn’t sleep and needed to ask Android boss Sundar Pichai if he was having troubles as well. The timing of his posts to Google+ on the eve of the week that we had been expecting new Nexus products to arrive has at least caught our attention. (more…)
Android boss Sundar Pichai just revealed the new name of the next major version of Android – Kit Kat. Through a picture of a new statue on the Google campus lawn along with a note posted to Google+, Pichai said that he “can’t wait to release the next version of the platform that is as sweet as the candy bar that’s one of our team’s favorites.” In other words, goodbye Key Lime Pie – hello, Kit Kat. (more…)
With yesterday’s announcement of a brand new Nexus 7, but no mention – not even the slightest hint – of a new 10-inch Nexus 10, some larger-tablet fans are getting concerned. But don’t go worrying too much. According to Amir Efranti, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, tweeted that Google’s Sundar Pichai has confirmed a new Nexus 10 is in the works. As head of Android and a few other things at Google, we would say it’s a safe bet that he knows what’s going on. (more…)
Who wants breakfast? How about a side of Android 4.3 with your sunny-side-up new Nexus 7? At Google’s planned breakfast event with Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai that is taking place this morning, we may be snacking on both, along with some Chrome news as well (Chromecast?).
We’re here in San Francisco to join in on the festivities, so whatever is announced, will be seen here at DL. And unlike yesterday’s get-together with Verizon, this one is streamed live for the world to see. Yes, that means you are coming along for the ride.
Get your bibs on, it’s time for a Google event! (more…)
Get yourself ready for some action – Google is sending out press invites to a July 24 event in San Francisco with Sundar Pichai (Chrome and Android boss) as the host. No topics were mentioned in the invite, but with so many Android rumors floating about, we’d be surprised if our favorite mobile OS wasn’t the topic. (more…)
As we head into the week which features the most anticipated Android and Google-related event of the year, new Android boss Sundar Pichai finally sat down for his first interview since taking over the reigns of our favorite mobile operating system. In a short Q&A with Wired, Pichai talks through Google’s relationship with Samsung, shares thoughts on Facebook Home, and even mentions Motorola’s status as one of their partners. But most importantly, he talked Android updates and Google I/O, which he claims will be different this year, because there may not be many products to announce. (more…)
During a very recent on-stage interview Thursday afternoon, Samsung chief product officer Kevin Packingham told the Wall Street Journal that the relationship between Google and Samsung has grown very strong over the last two years. But over that time, work with Android’s ex-head, Andy Rubin was sometimes a bit difficult. (more…)