It looks as though Google's plan to use solar-powered drones to deliver Internet access just got a boost. The FCC recently approved two licenses so that Google can run tests over the next six months in a 520-square-mile area east of Albuquerque, N.M., Computerworld reports.
Apple will soon start accepting Google's Android smartphones as part of an iPhone trade-in program, according to multiple reports, in an effort to juice sales of its latest iPhones and cut into Android's market share.
Why is Google courting iOS developers? Todd Kerpelman, a developer advocate for the Android platform and host of the YouTube video series Route 85, recently connected with FierceDeveloper to explain the situation. Turns out, they've got more than a few tricks up their sleeves.
As threats to the pay-TV business go, Google Fiber is not terribly impressive, says media analyst Craig Moffett.
Google has a lot of concerns about CTIA's recommendations for spectrum sharing in the 3.5 GHz band, one of which is raising the potential for spectrum warehousing.
According to a Wall Street Journal article, Google's forthcoming MVNO service will only work on the company's Nexus 6 smartphone, built by Lenovo's Motorola. The report said the service could launch in the coming weeks, unless it is delayed, and will automatically provide users with the best network for their location, whether that's a Wi-Fi network, Sprint's network or T-Mobile US' network.
Google Fiber is taking advantage of its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) footprint in Provo, Utah, to extend services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the area, a move that will find it facing off with incumbent telco CenturyLink and cable operator Comcast.
If you thought it seemed busier at MWC this year you were right. The official figures from the GSMA indicate that there were over 93,000 attendees from 200 countries. That compares with 85,000 attendees in 2014.
For those who loathe big cable, a monolithic Silicon Valley giant with a $392 billion market cap has always been seen as a better alternative for video and broadband services. But just like everyone else offering pay-TV products, Google Fiber is being forced to raise prices because of increased programming costs.
ABI Research said Android had a market share of 53 per cent in 2014, but that future growth will be more muted as rival operating systems become more popular.