Posts Tagged ‘Google’

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

Lenovo now the official owner of Motorola

October 31 | Posted by sarah | Phone News Tags: , , ,

We knew that Lenovo was buying Motorola from Google, but it wasn’t really clear when the deal would come to a close. Now it’s official. The Chinese device maker is now the official owner of Motorola. Press release: Lenovo Completes Acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Becomes World’s #3 Smartphone Maker; Prepares for Even More Growth Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and Mountain View,... Read more