Can’t wait for telcos
Google has taken over the rollout of RCS, the replacement for SMS texting, after giving up on waiting for the telcos to roll it out.
Inviting Play Store developers to sign up
Huawei is inviting Google Play Store developers to publish their apps on its own AppGallery app store after Google locked Huawei out of its Android updates.
Regulators? who cares about regulators and privacy watchdogs
Search engine outfit Google has agreed to buy Looker, a business intelligence platform, for $2.6 billion in cash to bolster its cloud computing division by providing customers with more powerful data analytics.
Launching in November for $9.99 a month
At its first Stadia Connect online stream, Google has revealed full details regarding its online gaming streaming service, including the $9.99 price, November launch date, 30+ games, and plenty of other details.
Developers might have to obey if they want their app approved
Fruity cargo cult Apple is ordering developers who want to sell on its App store that they must always place its login button above Google or Facebook.
Promises price and other launch details
Google has announced it will host its Stadia Connect event on June 6th, just ahead of the E3 2019 show, where it will reveal pricing, game reveals, launch and other info.
Et Tu as Vole rushes to Chrome
Google might have stabbed Microsoft in the back after Vole started testing its new Microsoft Edge browser based on Chromium.
First one was just the Finn end of the wedge
Google is to invest about $672 million in a new data centre in Hamina, Finland.
Pixel own in house SoC dream dies
Google has reportedly lots three of its key hardware engineers that gave the iPhone A series chip its edge. Manu Gulati, John Bruno and Vinod Chamarty waved Google goodbye, the departure caused by the lack of Google’s ambition to build a serious mobile SoC platform. Apple will have an easier time to complete, now.