Posts made in May, 2015

Android M: Google focuses on speeding up and polishing mobile operating …

By on May 29, 2015 in Mobile Design | 0 comments

The new version of the operating system will be released later this year. An initial preview will be released to developers running Google’s own phones, like the Nexus 5 and 6. Many of the updates focus on performance. That includes simple updates like “dozing”, where devices know if they’ve been left alone for some time and can go into a deeper sleep to save...

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Controversial Apple iOS 9 Feature Will Damage Google

By on May 28, 2015 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

With over $100BN in the bank right now Apple Apple is doing what it does best: fighting for independence. For years the Cupertino-based company has battled to secure its own exclusive hardware deals, software patents and proactively do away with dependence on key rivals. Perhaps the most famous instance of this is Apple Maps, which (jokes aside) was designed purely...

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Samsung reveals plans to turn Android phone into Windows laptop

By on May 28, 2015 in Mobile Design | 0 comments

Samsung is looking into the possibility of developing a dual-OS smartphone-laptop hybrid for Android phones and tablets. The Korean tech company filed a patent last week, first spotted by Patent Mobile, which describes a laptop-shaped station with a sizeable dock for Android tablets and smartphones such as the Galaxy Note phablet. Acting as the brains of the hybrid,...

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From Moonshots to Android M: What to Expect From Google I/O

By on May 27, 2015 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

Google doesn’t host many events—there’s no quarterly launch cycle, like there is with Apple, or the scattershot “Hey we have a new phone!” approach from LG or Samsung. It doesn’t really show up at CES or MWC. Instead, there’s Google I/O. I/O, like Google, is heavy on explanation and theatrics. The keynotes are always long, and there’s a significant amount to cover...

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