I'm not just a nerd and editor here at Mobile Nations; I'm also a pretty big gamer. When I first heard about Google's Project Stream game streaming service I signed up with every email account I had. When I got the email saying I was invited to give it a try, I jumped at a chance to play Assassin's Creed Odyssey by beaming it over the tubes to a Chrome browser tab. After spending a bit of time playing it, I'm here to say that Sony and Microsoft should better get their ducks in a row because Google might make a traditional game console obsolete. Seriously. It's that good. Here's my quick take on the good and the bad of streaming a performance-hungry 3D AAA title over the internet. This isn't a review of Assassin's Creed Odyssey — we have one of those already. It's also worth noting that Project Stream is a closed invite-only beta so the billion Chrome users aren't all hitting the servers at once. Setting it up Project Stream, as mentioned, runs inside the desktop Chrome browser … [Read more...] about Google’s Project Stream is so good that Sony and Microsoft should be worried
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caption Google CEO Sundar Pichai source Justin Sullivan / Getty Staff To comply with an antitrust decision by the European Union, Google no longer requires Android phone makers to give Google apps preferential treatment. The down side for manufacturers using Android is that if they want Google Play or Gmail on their handsets, they will have to pay. Google is appealing the EU’s decision but must begin complying or risk getting hit with more penalties. The European Union appears to be getting what it wants from Google, at least partly. Following a crackdown by regulators in Europe, Google said Tuesday in a blog post that it will no longer require EU-based mobile-device makers that use Android to accept a bundle of the company’s apps. The downside for device manufacturers is that Google for the first time will now charge for many of its most popular apps. Google said that it plans to introduce a new “paid licensing … [Read more...] about Google will charge phone makers money for its Android apps in Europe — an unprecedented change that it says is to comply with regulators
What has Google done wrong?The EU believes that Google has abused its dominant power in ways that are designed to crowd out other businesses. Officials say that since 2011, the company has "imposed illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators." These restrictions have ensured that Google has been able to "cement its dominant position in general internet search."Officials say that the search engine has "made payments to certain large manufacturers and mobile network operators." The payments are allegedly intended to ensure that carriers only installed Google Search on their devices. And since users are often satisfied with their default option, Google's products remained the most used across the continent.The other part of the charge relates to how Google ships versions of Android to the manufacturers who put it on their devices. There are, you see, two different flavors of Android, "Android GMS (Google Mobile Services)," and "Android AOSP (Android … [Read more...] about Why does Google owe the EU $5 billion?
posted on 28 Apr 2016, 14:26 10 1. legiloca (Posts: 1512; Member since: 11 Nov 2014) The thumbnail be like 'sup bitches' lol posted on 28 Apr 2016, 14:30 3 2. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3781; Member since: 03 Oct 2015) Google just turned into Apple........JKS Guys! posted on 28 Apr 2016, 15:14 1 3. roscuthiii (Posts: 2369; Member since: 18 Jul 2010) Their own hardware division? Oooh, that could really shoot themselves in the foot in regards to monopolization/anti-trust suits from the government. posted on 28 Apr 2016, 16:04 8 5. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012) Let me see... Apple has its own hardware division, Microsoft has its own hardware division, Microsoft also has with Windows a greater market share than Google with Android, Apple doesn't even allow third parties to install its os, so where's the problem? posted on 28 Apr 2016, 19:17 0 19. TerryTerius (unregistered) Apple controls something like 12% of the entire market. Android, … [Read more...] about Comments for : Google creates new hardware division headed by Ex-Motorola president Rick Osterloh
posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46 0 1. jtucker1987 (Posts: 89; Member since: 06 May 2010) Wow....there is no need for tiered pricing. When the next generation network comes about the speeds will be faster and I think that the so called "congestion" will be much more manageable. It's funny that everyone on this site raves about verizons network (and I'm not disputing that) but somehow there is data congestion from these data hogs. Now if there were all these data hogs, wouldn't the network suffer from it? Obviously it doesn't so there is no real impact from these data hogs. We cannot be moving backwards with our technology. It's obvious that there isn't a problem and it's all about making more money off data since calling rates have gone down. Adding tiered pricing and data caps will not only hurt the consumer but it will hurt the business of websites believe it or not. From here this will lead to restrictions from going to certain websites without a "package.". For example, only being … [Read more...] about Comments for : Verizon and Google to team up on Android flavored tablet as iPad challenger