Google has taken another step to becoming a player in the burgeoning Latin American submarine cable market, announcing it will participate in a consortium that will build a cable linking the United States by the end of 2016.
Google will release a 5.9-inch phablet later this month designed by Motorola Mobility as its latest Nexus smartphone, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Ofcom said the UK remains at the forefront of TV white space technology developments in Europe, as it revealed Google is the latest big-name company to join a series of trials of the unlicensed spectrum.
Apple maintained its dominance in the U.S. smartphone market over the summer, according to the latest figures from research firm comScore. Given the boffo opening sales weekend Apple had for its new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, that lead is likely to swell through the fall.
While laying down fiber-optic cable is not cheap, Google Fiber chief Milo Medin says the "single biggest impediment" to wider deployment of his company's popular broadband service is TV program licensing costs.
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Google is reportedly planning to use India as a testing ground for a new over-the-top mobile messaging app that will likely launch in 2015.
Cyanogen, which makes software based on Google's Android operating system, is pursuing a Series C round of financing with late-stage investors and major tech firms after reportedly rejecting an overture from Google to acquire the startup.
It's pretty easy to see how Google Fiber's FTTP initiative and its $70 a month pricing construct is forcing other traditional telcos, cable operators and municipalities to react with similar offerings. In its new feature, Gigabit Wars: The best prices for 1 Gbps service from ILECs, MSOs and municipal providers, FierceTelecom looks at how various service providers are positioning their fiber-based broadband services in the market.
Google's Project Ara, which is focusing on creating modular-designed smartphones, will come with specialized software that lets users swap out nearly all hardware modules, according to Paul Eremenko, the head of Project Ara within Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group.