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Apple vs. Google: The Next Battles

Microsoft who? These guys are the new rivals

(Newser) - Remember those simple bygone days when Google and Apple were friends, united by their common archrival Microsoft? Yeah, those days are gone. This year the two companies declared war. Google released the Nexus One, and Apple released iAd, each a direct assault on the other company’s core business. And... More »

Apple Sues HTC for Aping iPhone

Says smartphone maker violated 20 patents

(Newser) - Apple has filed a lawsuit against HTC, one of its biggest competitors in the smartphone market, saying it infringed on 20 iPhone-related patents. “We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it,” Steve Jobs said in a statement. “... More »

Google's Nexus One Cleans Up Curse Words

Voice-recognition feature uses # symbols on its screen readout

(Newser) - No cursing, please, your Nexus One might be listening: Reuters has discovered a quirk with the Google phone's nifty voice-recognition feature. If you say "bullshit," the readout on the screen will be "bull####." Ditto with other favorite phrases of the potty-mouthed. What gives? Google says it's... More »

Apple in Talks With Microsoft to Switch iPhones to Bing

Apple looks to cooperate with Microsoft as Google rivalry heats up

(Newser) - In a sign of just how tense Apple’s rivalry with Google has gotten, the software giant is in talks with archrival Microsoft to make Bing the primary search engine on the iPhone. The negotiations have been underway for weeks, sources tell Businessweek. “Apple and Google know the other... More »

Users Already Grousing About Google Phones

Lack of support helpline irks Nexus One users

(Newser) - The honeymoon for Google's Nexus One smartphone lasted under a week for many users. Support forums are already filled with critics complaining about various problems, especially connectivity issues. The biggest problem, though, appears to be that many users aren't clear on which company is supposed to answer their questions and... More »

Nexus One: 'Google's Most Public Misstep'

Bad network, stymied opportunity for Android OS—what's to like?

(Newser) - The much ballyhooed Nexus One landed yesterday, but over at PC World , David Coursey is having none of it. “The Nexus One is a somewhat faster Droid with a somewhat better screen,” he writes, but all in all it's a bad idea and needless risk for Google. First,... More »

Google's Nexus One Is a Winner

Model is Android's first great smartphone

(Newser) - Google's Nexus One is a very strong contender in the smartphone market, and its business plan, which frees consumers to choose from competing service providers, is a potential game-changer for the mobile-phone industry, writes Walt Mossberg. With an attractive design and intuitive features, the Nexus One is the first Android... More »

Google Unveils Nexus One

It will cost $529, or $179 if you sign up with T-Mobile

(Newser) - Google lifted the veil on its much anticipated smartphone today. Consumers will be able to buy the Nexus One for $179 if they commit to a two-year service contract with T-Mobile at $80 a month. For those who want to pick their own wireless network, the so-called "unlocked" version... More »

Google Poised to Unveil Nexus One

Smartphone launch expected at 'event' today

(Newser) - The eyes of the tech world swing over to Google HQ today, where the search engine is expected to roll out its much-anticipated Nexus One "superphone." Google has stayed tight-lipped about the phone—confirming only that handsets have been handed out to employees for testing—leaving the industry... More »

Unlocked Google Phone Will Set You Back $530: Leak

Gadget $180 on 2-year T-Mobile contract

(Newser) - Google’s upcoming phone will cost users $530 unlocked and unsubsidized—or $180 with a 2-year T-Mobile contract, Gizmodo reports from leaked documents. The tech firm will sell its new gadget itself, and sources tell TMO News that it will go on sale January 5 at 9am, There’s just... More »

Google Phone's Hardware Rules

Nexus' CPU will be twice as fast as the Droid's

(Newser) - Google’s secretive, much-hyped Nexus One is going to have some real horsepower under its hood. The fine hackers over at TheseAreTheDroids have pored over a leaked ROM of the new phone’s software to figure out what hardware will be in it, and the news is all good. The... More »

Why Google Phone Won't Be a Game Changer

Platform-exclusive features just aren't in the company's DNA

(Newser) - The Google phone, Nexus One, “is a real looker” and probably runs a great version of Android, Farhad Manjoo writes, but all the breathless predictions about its revolutionary impact on the market ignore the core principles of the company that makes it. First off, “Google doesn’t care... More »

Google Phone Emerges, Could Shake Up Market

Company will sell it on its own, not through a wireless carrier

(Newser) - The long-awaited Google phone is almost out of hiding and expected to be on the market next year. The big difference: Google will sell the phone, called Nexus One, on its own instead of going the usual route through a wireless carrier. Customers will have to buy their cell service... More »

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