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Motorola plans stock Android phones, sized ‘just right’

“The first Google-influenced Motorola phones will start to appear in the second half of 2013, Wicks said, and if you like smaller form-factor devices or stock Android, you’re going to be excited.” This is exactly what the market needs, to be honest. Stock Android phones straight from Google that aren’t Nexus devices. Nexus devices are nice, but are available in ... Read More »

Microsoft: iOS ‘running of steam’, Android is ‘a mess’

Microsoft’s Terry Myerson, corporate vice president of Windows Phone, talks about the competition. “With iPhone, I sense that it’s running out of steam. With iOS, [Apple] just added a fifth row of icons. Android is… kind of a mess. Look at Samsung – there’s clearly mutiny going on. The only OEM making money off of Android is Samsung.” There’s truth ... Read More »

Android up to 1.5 million activations per day

Eric Schmidt has done a talk at Dive Into Mobile today, and knowing Schmidt, we’re in for quotable stuff. First, Android activations are up to 1.5 million per day now – which is insane. That’s one The Netherlands every eleven days. Or, what takes Windows Phone a holiday quarter, Android does in four days. Schmidt also touched upon Facebook Home; ... Read More »

Making A Code Compiler Energy-Aware

There’s a discussion on the LLVM development mailing list about making the compiler become energy-aware to provide an optimization level that would provide the most power-efficient binaries. However, it isn’t clear whether this would make sense over simply trying to assemble the fastest binary… Read More »