Unwrapping Ice Cream Sandwich (week in review)
Google's updated mobile operating system debuts, while Apple's new iPhone racks up stellar sales results. Also: RIM trouble.
We finally got our first taste of Ice Cream Sandwich--the latest version of Google's Android mobile operating system.
Samsung Electronics and Google Android handset to carry the flagship smartphone moniker, during a Samsung event in Hong Kong. It also marked the debut of the latest version of Android, known as Ice Cream Sandwich. (Each iteration of Android is named in alphabetical order after a sweet treat)., the latest
For Samsung, the introduction of another flagship Google phone underscores its growing influence as an Android vendor. While the company was slow to shift away from basic phones and move into the smartphone game, it has more than made up for lost time with the success of its Galaxy line of Android mobile devices, particularly with its recent line of Galaxy S II phones in the U.S. It also made the previous Nexus phone, the Nexus S.
Google execs also took the stage to announce the next version of its mobile operating system--officially known as Android 4.0--which is clearly designed to unify the Android experience.
On stage at Web 2.0 Summit with Google head of social Vic Gundotra, co-founder Brin talks about the rocky start for the search giant's latest social play.
CBS has posted the first clip from the "60 Minutes" interview with biographer Walter Isaacson, who discusses Jobs' decision to attempt natural treatments for his tumor ahead of getting it surgically removed.
Yahoo Executive Vice President Ross Levinsohn says he's "incredibly bullish" about Yahoo because of its ability to personalize media for people.
The latest phone from Apple sets a record, as sales worldwide for the first three days double those for its predecessor, the iPhone 4.
Fueled by strong sales of the iPhone, Apple reports revenues of $28.27 billion but misses Wall Street analysts' expectations.
Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis made the case for developers to stick with RIM, saying BBX will combine the best of BlackBerry and the PlayBook tablet.
Research In Motion says it will give BlackBerry owners over $100 in free "premium apps" to thank customers for their "patience."
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