Internet giant and Android creator Google said it will not bid for 600 MHz spectrum licenses in the FCC's upcoming incentive auction of TV broadcasters' spectrum. Google will join Sprint, Charter Communications and other tech heavyweights in sitting out the event.
Google is developing a virtual reality headset that doesn't require a smartphone, PC or game console, according to The Wall Street Journal.
While the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) is facilitating the development of a coexistence test regimen to make sure LTE-U devices play fair with Wi-Fi, a group of companies – including Google and Microsoft – wants to make it crystal clear that much more collaboration and technical work needs to be done before it reaches a final stage.
Ahead of a Feb. 16 FCC meeting of prospective Spectrum Access System (SAS) administrators and Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC) operators, Google is asking for clarification on a number of questions related to SAS rules and procedures.
Google restored an ad blocker for Samsung's mobile browser to Google Play nearly as quickly as it had dropped the plugin in the first place.
Google is developing a "Nexus-style" version of its Cardboard virtual reality product, according to The Financial Times, that will feature improved sensors and lenses.
Google removed Samsung's ad blocker from its Play Store just days after the plug-in made its Android debut, The Verge reported. Adblock Fast, a plugin developed by Rocketship Apps that worked within Samsung's mobile browser, was reportedly found to violate Play Store guidelines that forbid offerings that interferes with or disrupts "devices, servers, networks" or third-party apps or services.
Late last week, word got out that Google had produced a set-top box that meets many of the specifications that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler would like to see cable operators implement in their STBs. It was curious on a lot of levels, until one realizes that Google has become one of the biggest influencers in Washington, D.C., says FierceCable Editor Daniel Frankel.
Google's chart-topping video asset, YouTube, helped drive the unit's core Internet business-- which includes search and Android as well-- up 14 percent to $74.5 billion in 2015, Alphabet said in its fourth-quarter and year-end earnings report.
When word leaked last week that Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) was showing off in D.C. a set-top that sounded an awful lot like FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler engineered it himself, I found myself asking, how did the cable industry get out-lobbied so badly?