The bloke who is in charge of Google's money has suddenly designed to “sod this for a game of soldiers” and gone backpacking.
Still Lollipop, improved stability
Google has now officially announced its new Android Lollipop 5.1 OS which will bring improved stability and performance.
Freon graphics stack gets an airing
Chrome OS 41 has been been updated to Google's new "Freon" graphics stack and removes X11 dependencies from Google's world.
Google finally turns to Chinese vendor
Google is going to rope in a new supplier for its next Nexus. According Kevin Yang, director of China research at iSuppli, Google is set to tap Huawei to make its next Nexus.
Only Apple expects it to be great
It is starting to look like only Apple and its allies in the Tame Apple press think that smartwatches are a good idea.
Wants to remove the 1970s serial killer look
Google has worked out that the reason that its Glass product was never going to work was because it they made you look like you were an axe murderer on their way to their part-time job as a stalker of women.
Android One nods
Google has quietly confirmed the existence of Android 5.1 on one of its websites.
Select journos get hands-on access
Google has released another Project Ara trailer-teaser and for the first time it granted hands-on access to a number of journalists.
Quad-core big.LITTLE running Android 5.0
MediaTek has struck a deal with Google to power the first UHD TV platform for Android TV. The company has some new silicon for smart tellies and plans to demonstrate Android TV at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Spiral 2 form factor prototypes ready
Project Ara is a modular smartphone platform that got us interested in DIY phones and it looks like Ara is getting a few more interesting SoCs for its reference hardware platform.