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Here's how Google checks for lag on your Android devices

Google's François Beaufort revealed that the search giant uses a robot — build by Finnish vendor OptoFidelity — that measures "end-to-end latency of Android and Chrome OS devices." The video above highlights how the robot constantly taps different sections of the screen to gauge the...
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Google's Q1 2015 'other' revenues segment impacted by 'decline in Nexus'

Speaking in the Google Q1 2015 earnings call, CFO Patrick Pichette indicated Nexus revenues declined this quarter. Revenues from the Play Store (and now Google Store) are such a small portion of Google's business that they're clumped into an "other revenues" category each quarter, but that doesn...
Google introduces Project Fi, a new way to keep you connected

Google introduces Project Fi, a new way to keep you connected

Google has announced Project Fi, a new program that aims to keep you connected, no matter what network you're on. Beginning as an early access program, Google is working with Sprint and T-Mobile to build Fi. The service is centered around three main areas of focus: high-quality connections,...

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Anti-Google smear campaign revealed in MPAA email

Anti-Google smear campaign revealed in apparent MPAA email

An email has emerged that seems to show the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) discussing a media campaign against Google with lawyers in the office of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. Google, which was under investigation by Hood, has been trying to discover how that...
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Google acquires Pixate to help developers make better mobile app prototypes

Google has bought yet another small tech company. It revealed that it has acquired the Palo Alto, California-based Pixate, which was formed in 2012. Pixate creates tools for developers so they can make quicker and easier prototypes for mobile apps. While the specific terms of the deal were not...
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YouTube viewing time up 60 percent from last year, mobile viewing has doubled

Speaking on Google's Q2 2015 earnings call (broadcast on YouTube, as you'd expect), new CFO Ruth Porat dropped some new numbers about how YouTube is growing. Total watch time on YouTube is up 60 percent from this time last year, the strongest growth rate Google has seen in two years. Most...
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Google announces Q2 2015 earnings: $17.7 billion revenue, $3.93 billion net income

Google has just announced its Q2 2015 earnings, showing strong growth in revenues and net income for the quarter compared to last year. Total revenues for the quarter were $17.7 billion, up from $15.9 billion in 2014, and net income was $3.93 billion, up from $3.35 billion. Those numbers are...
Google reveals right to be forgotten request information

Almost all of Google's right to be forgotten requests come from the general public

New data shows that around 95 percent of Google's right to be forgotten requests come from members of the general public, with less than 5 percent coming from criminals, politicians, and other public figures. To date, there have been nearly 220,000 individual requests made to Google, most of them...
Google and BlackBerry announce new partnership for Android in enterprise

BlackBerry and Google announce new partnership for Android in business [Updated]

BlackBerry and Google have announced a new, enterprise-focused partnership. The two companies are working together to marry BlackBerry's BES12 enterprise device deployment service and new security features in Android 5.0 Lollipop for increased mobile security, better device management, and easier...
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Google and Waze are testing new RideWith carpooling service in Israel

Google is experimenting with a new carpooling service, working with its mapping subsidiary Waze in a limited test. The company has confirmed that the service, called RideWith, will launch in Tel Aviv, Israel this week. While the service has similarities to features offered by other ride-...
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New Android One phone launching in India on July 14, marketed as an 'affordable Nexus'

After launching the first generation of Android One devices in India last year, Google is set to unveil a new handset made in collaboration with local manufacturer Lava Mobiles. ET Tech states that the device will be retailing for ₹12,000 ($187), double the price of the first-generation phones....
Google touchbot

Here's how Google checks for lag on your Android devices

Google's François Beaufort revealed that the search giant uses a robot — build by Finnish vendor OptoFidelity — that measures "end-to-end latency of Android and Chrome OS devices." The video above highlights how the robot constantly taps different sections of the screen to gauge the...
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Google wants some video creators to test out its Jump VR video hardware

Google is looking for some people to try out its ambitious Jump virtual reality camera hardware this summer. Google introduced the world to its Jump virtual reality camera hardware at Google I/O in late May. The company now is looking for a few good video creators to test out Jump later this...

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