As reported by The Information earlier, Verizon was purportedly planning to create a new coalition of wireless service carriers and phone manufacturers in order to launch an app store that would challenge Google's Play Store, according to to unnamed sources. But just recently, Debi Lewis, a spokesperson for the carrier, made it clear that Verizon has no plans to do just that.
Last month Google announced that they were selling Motorola to the Chinese electronics company Lenovo. Google's ownership of Motorola was short-lived and unprofitable, but during the sale Google still retained the portion of the company called ATAP. The Advanced Technology and Projects group is an innovative and forward thinking group similar to one of Google's other groups they call Google X.
Wirefly just got back from Google's annual conference in Phoenix and we are excited. We saw plenty of new mobile phone innovations - from the "always listening" speech rec engine on the new Moto X phones to the remarkable ability to send any video from your mobile Chrome browser to your big screen TV using the new $35 Chromecast. Eric Schmidt, Google's CEO, talked about how Android phones have emerged as primary tools for global change - driving the mobile news videos and Twitter posts that are helping to challenge violence and corruption around the world.
Yesterday in San Francisco, Google invited national media to breakfast with Sundar Pichai, Google's Senior Vice President of Android, Chrome, and Apps, for a mystery announcement. During the breakfast, Google announced an update to the current Jelly Bean operating system for Android smartphones and tablets.
Pre-Fight Weigh-In: The Google Nexus 4 came out after Apple's iPhone 5, but does that mean it is better than the iPhone 5? In this Wirefly Smartphone Schmackdown, we show you the differences in build quality and technical specs, and then you can take a look at some sample photos from both phones.
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