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Announced thus far at Google I/O (GOOG +1%): 1) Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), which will feature a...

Announced thus far at Google I/O (GOOG +1%): 1) Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), which will feature a smoother UI, Siri-like voice recognition, and Google Now, a search update that delivers info based on time, location, and search history. 2) The expected Nexus 7 tablet, which will run Android 4.1, ship with various media apps, weigh 0.75 lbs, and feature (in-line with rumors).an Nvidia (NVDA +3%) Tegra 3 processor. 3) 1M Android devices are being activated daily, up from a prior 900K. (live blog)
Comments (3)
  • Wow. Does Google even try to come up with anything original anymore? I'm guessing the lawyers are lining up already. The predictive virtual keyboard looks like the BlackBerry BB10 preview, while the page layouts look like Windows Phone. I think Google have finally stepped on the toes of every mobile operating system vendor with this release. This may trigger waves of lawsuits.
    27 Jun 2012, 02:46 PM Reply Like
  • you condone frivolous patent suits? Because the design of a keyboard or shape of a device is a genius breakthrough. Laws ment to reward ingenuity now stifle it.
    30 Jun 2012, 02:47 AM Reply Like
  • I do not condone them, and I never said that. It is up to the courts to decide if they are frivolous or not. At this point more lawsuits would not surprise me. Either the patent battles get worse, some of the patents fall under FRAND provisions, or some patents will be declared invalid. Smartphones and tablets are moving towards somewhat common physical shapes and software user interfaces. They are evolving towards commonality. I do not think the lawsuits will end anytime soon.
    30 Jun 2012, 12:47 PM Reply Like
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