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A recent patent application shows the search giant may be ready to take the wearable technology concept a big step further. Google is developing an electronic skin tattoo for the throat that can act... as a microphone for a smartphone, tablet or other device.

The patent by Google's Motorola Mobility unit shows the idea of putting a microphone on a person's throat via an electronic ski...

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With Apple and Microsoft also gearing up for their own developer conferences next month, it is that time of year again when the big market players show what they intend to launch in the coming year.

Google... I/O is no different and will most likely see the introduction of a new tablet, smartphone and operating system, even if new Android boss Sundar Pichai has hinted that it will be a low-key affair.

“It&r...

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Referring to the current state of devices, Page said:

“In today’s multiscreen world, the opportunities are endless. Think about your device, battery life is a challenge for most people.... You shouldn’t need to carry a charger to make it through the day.

“If your kids spill their drink on their tablet the screen shouldn’t die and when you drop your phone it shouldn&rs...

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The CEO of Motorola Solutions, which split from the now Google-owned Motorola Mobility two years ago, confirmed that the company was working on a "tablet-style" device in an interview with... Bloomberg.

Greg Brown said that the tablet will have a keyboard, will resemble some other handheld devices used in inventory management and expects the model to arrive sometime from the second...

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“We ended 2012 with a strong quarter,” said Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page, in the earnings call.

“Revenues were up 36% year-on-year and 8% quarter-on-quarter. And we... hit $50 billion in revenues for the first time – not a bad achievement in just a decade and a half.”

Google announced that revenues for the quarter increased by 36% year-on-year (Y...

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Although the variety and quantity of different Android-based devices continues to grow rapidly, fragmentation has been an issue for app developers who can’t be sure their apps will work across... all the devices.

Google’s own stats show that less than 7% of all Android devices run the most recent “Jelly Bean” version of Android (v4.1 and 4.2 combined) while another 27...

Verizon offers the financing to “postpaid customers” (i.e. those who are billed on a monthly basis) and applies to any tablet costing $349.99 or more, include Apple’s iPad and Android... tablets from Samsung and Google's Motorola Mobility.

FierceWireless spotted news of Verizon's tablet financing plan in a report from Current Analysis titled "Shh! Verizon Wireless Has...

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The news comes the week after Apple’s stunning $1.05 billion court victory in a high profile patent dispute with Samsung that the Korean device maker is appealing. Samsung, which relies on Google’s... Android operating system, was found guilty on a series of charges that a number of its Galaxy phones and tablets infringed on Apple’s patents.

The two CEOs had a phone conversation last week and are...

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The cuts will cost 4,000 jobs at Motorola Mobility and analysts say it’s a sign Google wants to see the group focus on fewer devices. 

One of the controversies surrounding Google’s... purchase of the smartphone and tablet maker is whether it would favor the group over the many hardware partners it needs to make Android a success. Google has consistently stated it won’t give Motorol...

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Dalton Caldwell is a young developer with an old school idea — web users should pay for services, rather than get them for free in the more typical ad-supported model. 

“Why... isn’t there an opportunity to pay money to get an ad-free feed from a company where the product is something you pay for, not, well, you,” he says in his Dalton Caldwell does thi...