Nearly two years ago, Oracle went to court and accused Google's Android team of infringing patents and copyrights related to the Java programming language. After about 900 motions and filings, and legal fees that are undoubtedly mind-boggling, the trial will finally get started this week. Android has faced many legal challenges, but this is easily one of the most significant, and one of the only ones targeting Google itself rather than the company's hardware partners.
Google attempted to introduce a new approach to computing when it first launched Chrome OS in 2010. The operating system consists of little more than a fullscreen Web browser perched atop a rigorously-hardened Linux environment. The platform makes some unusual trade-offs, eschewing conventional native applications in exchange for bulletproof security and low-maintenance stateless computing.
Google has released a beta of Chrome 19 bringing with it a new tab syncing feature - where tabs you have open on one device are available on all your other devices by clicking a new “Other devices” menu on the New Tab page. The tab’s back and forward navigation history is also included, so you can pick up browsing right where you left off.
Toshiba is launching a new line of tablets running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in May and June, the company announced Tuesday. The "Excite" tablet family will come in 7.7-inch, 10-inch, and 13-inch sizes, and all will have Tegra 3 quad-core processors.
Google has just unveiled it's latest 'secret project' the company has been working on called Project Glass - Google's first venture into wearable computing.
The glasses are not yet for sale, though Google will be testing them in public. The prototype version Google showed off on Wednesday look absolutely fantastic - with a clear display that sits above the eye, the glasses can stream information to the lenses and allow the wearer to send and receive messages through voice commands. There is also a built-in camera to record video and take pictures.