Andy Rubin, the Vice President of Engineering at Google was very open and direct in a recent interview with PC Mag. This is the man responsible for the creation of Android before Google got their hands on it.
He attacked pretty much any and everybody, basically calling out OEMs who haven't kept up with the Android releases. He even says that "there's no advantage to the OEM of using an older version, and I'd say there's a consumer disadvantage." Well, at least he's not alright with the 23 different flavor combinations - I mean, versions of Android out there.
For a quote from Rubin that will make your jaw drop, hit the break.
We know, we know. Three years of waiting and you AT&T U-verse customers have given up on the thought of your wonderful Xbox 360 being able to be used as a set-top box. We don't blame you. Well, for those who haven't lost the light at the end of the tunnel, call your friends who've hung their heads in shame and let them know that on November 7th these dreams finally come true.
Three years of waiting should be worth it with this news, you U-versers. Everybody else doesn't get cool stuff like being able to use AT&T U-verse on Windows 7 with four HD streams. Damn you, Brighthouse!
There's more things to be jealous on after the break, like pictures of some interesting slides. So hit it.
HTC has become very good at making friends with just about everybody. So good, in fact, that they are reaping the rewards from it financially. The world's 4th largest smartphone manufacturer almost doubles their third quarter profits this week, largely due to Google's Android line of smartphones.
For more on their success, hit the break.
For those who didn't catch it, take note at the plural form of the word 'phones'. HP is looking to release more than one smartphone sometime in early 2011 using the coveted webOS software they ended up with after purchasing Palm for $1.2 billion earlier this year.
For more on the phones, follow the break.
This new take on optical drives comes from a collaborative relationship between Hitachi and LG. Like most optical drives we're used to, they function as CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray readers/writers but these drives also have the ability to store data in flash memory. More specifically, Micron's 25nm NAND flash memory which currently sits at 64GB or less. The physical size of the drive is 12.77mm making it a good fit for a slim tray.
Hit the break to decide is these new hybrid drives have any merit.
Most TV watched is still on TV but over the past several years we have seen significant growth in the Internet-based television programs and movies currently offered by services such as Netfilx and Hulu. Hulu Plus is set to make its debut this fall but it stands at a few disadvantages that it must confront if the joint venture is to be a success.
Hit the break to find out more about Hulu Plus and Google TV.