Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Google Canada exec not opposed to Apple Pay launch but welcomes it

January 1 | Posted by nadine | App News Tags: , , ,

Google isn’t opposed to the launch of Apple Pay; it actually welcomes it. This is according to Google Canada exec, Sam Sebastian, managing director of Google Canada. Speaking to news agency CTV, Sebastian said that he doesn’t think mobile payments will be as big as we think it will be this year. he said, “It’s not, frankly, that hard to pull out... Read more

Mozilla calls iOS and Android not transparent like Firefox OS

November 13 | Posted by nadine | OS News Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Mozilla claims that Android and iOS lacks transparency, calling them “closed systems.” This is not the same case, it says, with its Firefox OS. Andreas Gal, chief technology officer at Mozilla, said this in an interview with The Guardian, saying Android and iOS “lack transparency.” When a user wants to know what either an Android or iOS device does with his (or... Read more

Lollipop to allow users to uninstall bloatware from network operators

November 4 | Posted by geoff | Network News Tags: , , , , , , ,

Google execs have revealed that Android 5.0 (Lollipop) will allow users to uninstall bloatware installed by network operators on locked smartphones. The two execs in question are VP of Android engineering Dave Burke and Android group product manager Gabe Cohen. The two revealed this in an interview with Ars Technica. Interview: Ars: How much control do carriers have over the Nexus devices? People think back... Read more