A Google-Verizon marriage would be the largest corporate merger ever, dwarfing the $164 billion AOL-Time Warner merger in 2000. I have no idea if Google and Verizon are discussing a merger. But here are 10 points to consider, including reasons why the deal makes sense and signs that it could actually happen.
Nokia teased an image ahead of its press conference at the Mobile World Congress trade show next week, where it is expected to unveil phone running a" forked" version of Google's Android platform.
Samsung Electronics will debut a second version of its smart watch, the Galaxy Gear, next week, according to multiple reports. And according to several of those reports the watch will run on the Tizen operating system and not Android, as the first iteration of the Galaxy Gear does.
The leaders of France and Germany are reportedly set to discuss ways to circumvent U.S. surveillance of European communications, at the same time as the U.S. secretary of state pushes China to reduce web censorship.
If the rumors about Microsoft bringing Android to its mobile phones are true, the company can expect a sharply divided developer community.
Nokia's rumored phone running a forked version of Google's Android platform, codenamed "Normandy," will retail for around $110, according to a Vietnamese retail site.
Sprint is still backing the Tizen Association and just joined as a partner member, contrary to a recent report that the carrier had dropped its support for the fledgling operating system.
Internet and communications heavyweights along with other supporters want more spectrum for Wi-Fi, and they want it now. The WifiForward coalition is calling for policymakers to open up more unlicensed spectrum for Wi-Fi and other uses, contending that Wi-Fi in general is at risk due to a deluge of wireless data traffic that is causing increasing spectrum congestion.
Google's Android operating system (OS) is dominating more than just smartphone shipments, according to latest figures from Strategy Analytics.
Unnamed sources familiar with Microsoft's plans tell The Verge that Microsoft is "seriously considering" allowing Android apps to run on both Windows and Windows Phone.