Remember Firebase, aka the backend-as-a-service (BaaS) provider that Google acquired in October 2014? Now, Firebase is expanding to become a "unified app platform for Android, iOS and mobile web development."
A federal jury found that Google's use of Oracle's Java programming language in Android didn't violate copyright law, claiming the fair use doctrine enabled Google to build compatible software without obtaining a license. But the case is likely far from over.
Google's not the only one making a splash in the virtual reality (VR) waters. Virtually every major tech company, including big device makers, are making a VR play as well.
As the online advertising market continues to change, Google is changing with it. The search engine giant, which relies on display and video ads to generate 90 percent of its annual revenue, said it is changing the size of the ads at the top of its search pages, The Wall Street Journal reports. The move, in part, reflects online users' continuing shift to mobile devices, and providers' efforts to keep up with the change.
Google showcased its Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch and Daydream mobile virtual reality technologies at Google I/O in Mountain View, California last week, and both tools could reshape the way developers collaborate with the technology giant.
Are your Google Play apps secure? If not, they could put your end users as well as your brand reputation and revenues at risk. And while Google has launched a program to improve security of apps while they're still in development, it can't substitute for good security practices by devs themselves.
As expected, Google and Federated Wireless threw their hats into the FCC's Spectrum Access System (SAS) ring, joining several other entities in the aim to provide spectrum sharing capabilities for the 3.5 GHz band.
Like a lot of companies in the tech world, Google has big plans for virtual reality. And for right now, at least, the smartphone is key.
CTIA said it wants to be a database administrator for the new Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in the 3.5 GHz band, despite the association's concerns about how the FCC's new rules around the band might interfere with licensed operations in nearby bands.
Counting as backers Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, among others, Nest Labs released Open Thread, an open source implementation of the Thread networking protocol.