Google will hold the first of three developer conferences for its Project Ara modular smartphone project in April and the company aims to have a working, commercial device in the market in 2015.
BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm is working with Google in the connected car market, though the chip giant is not yet ready to join Google's Open Automotive Alliance, according to a Qualcomm executive. The OAA, formed in January, is designed to bring Google's Android mobile operating system into connected cars.
The QPlay is a Wi-Fi-connected box that streams playlists from a variety of online video sources, which can then be shared with friends or the public.
One of the major themes I'm hearing here at the Mobile World Congress trade show is that handset makers across the board are focusing on affordable smartphones.
BARCELONA, Spain--Mobile application discovery service Quixey (a 2013 Fierce 15 winner) is making a dramatic update to its "Functional Search" service, with the intention of redefining mobile search as smartphones, apps and the Web continue to evolve.
BARCELONA, Spain—Even if the optics may be somewhat awkward, Nokia's embrace of Google's Android platform for its X family of phones was needed to fill a gap in Nokia's device portfolio, according to a top Nokia executive.
Nokia has unveiled three smartphones running a 'forked' version of Google's Android platform here at the Mobile World Congress trade show. Although the phones, the X, X+ and XL, had been rumored to be arriving since December, the news is still exceptionally notable because Nokia uses Microsoft's Windows Phone platform as its primary smartphone operating system and Microsoft is in the process of acquiring Nokia's handset business in a $7.4 billion deal.
BARCELONA, Spain—Samsung Electronics unveiled two new Galaxy Gear smart watches, and they are running on the Tizen operating system and not Android, as had been rumored.
Verizon Communications and Google are two behemoths in the corporate world, and in telecommunications and the Internet economy. However, a merger between the two of them in the next few years is not so far-fetched, according to an opinion column from FierceCable Editor Steve Donohue.
First it announced a project to build a modular smartphone, now it's launching a project to visually map the world with smartphones. Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group unveiled Project Tango, with the aim of using a prototype phone and the ingenuity of developers to use 3D scanning technology to build maps and models of physical locations.