May 13, 2011
Google took center stage this week as they held their annual Google I/O conference in San Francisco. Among their many announcements came Ice Cream Sandwich, an update to the Android operating system that promises to fix the problem of fragmentation issues seen across tablets that run Android Honeycomb and phones that run Android Gingerbread. Additionally, Google announced that 100 million Android phones were activated worldwide and that appliances running Android would begin making their way into the home.
Finally, the Android market saw a major refresh that allowed for better application discovery as well as buying support for over 99 new countries as international markets pick up steam.
Google announces Ice Cream Sandwich for Smartphones – Engadget
Google announced a new iteration of their Android platform, set to release this fall and solve fragmentation issues between all Android devices.
Android market getting major refresh for better discovery and redesign – TechCrunch
The Android Market saw a major refresh this week that gives developers as well as consumers more control and ability to discover apps.
Ten Android devices you didn’t see coming - GigaOM
Google announced at their conference this week that Android devices will be making their way into the home, from the car to various appliances. Check out some of the ideas that were shown this week.
Google says it has activated 100M Android devices worldwide – VentureBeat
Google announced that it has activated over 100 million Android devices worldwide, and users have installed almost 4.5 billion apps to date from the 200,000 app Android Market.
Google and Apple defend themselves at privacy hearings on Capitol Hill – TechCrunch
Google and Apple took to Washington DC this week to defend themselves before senators over mobile privacy hearings.