In a move that was quite surprising for most, disturbing for many, and pleasing for some, Google and Lenovo have shaken hands to make a deal, according to which Google will be selling the phone business of Motorola to Lenovo, the famous Chinese laptop maker. Though it’s not really Android saying goodbye to Motorola, a large part of Android fans maybe disappointed by Google selling out Motorola.
This deal involves Google selling the Motorola’s hardware business to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. Google had earlier acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in 2012, which was marked to be a strategy from the internet giant to acquire the large portfolio of patents that Motorola held.
The smartphone market is super competitive, and to thrive it helps to be all-in when it comes to making mobile devices. It’s why we believe that Motorola will be better served by Lenovo.
This move will enable Google to devote our energy to driving innovation across the Android ecosystem, for the benefit of smartphone users everywhere.
- Larry Page, CEO, Google
After the initial hiccups with the government, Google has finally launched its Street View in India. This time Google has partnered with the Archaeological Survey of India and the Ministry of Culture to create a 360 degree panoramic view of 100′s of India’s most important heritage sites including the Taj Mahal, Charminar, Khajurao, the Ajanta and Ellora Caves, etc.
In in the initial phase, 24 World heritage sites in India would be considered for this project. In the later stages, other sites will be included. Google will take the panoramic images of these sites and host it on Google Map, Google Earth and Google Cultural Institute.
When it comes to Google, we would always be looking for something special and interesting, up in its sleeve. This September, Google is celebrating its 15th anniversary; and just as usual, Google has popped in with yet another Easter Egg.
The latest Easter Egg from Google takes you back to what Google looked like, when it started off in 1998. Just go to Google, and search for “Google in 1998” to see the search giant in action, in its first outlook. The page also offers you a way to take yourself “back” to 2013 (where we seem to be living ).
Life with Google has been quite eventful this month, with one of the major headlines being the announcement that the next iteration of Android will be named after KitKat, the world-famous confectionery from Nestle.
Let’s join together to wish Google a happy anniversary and wonderful years ahead!
P.S: Google was founded on September 4, 1998.
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Google has officially announced that the Quickoffice app, which had been a paid app till now has been made free for all users. This app lets you edit Microsoft Office documents from your smartphone and has been one of the top rated Office apps for both Android and iOS.
As I looked onto the task of writing ‘the first post’ for TechnoHash, it was actually not too tough for me to find the right one, with the all-time best feed-reading solution departing us on July 1, 2013.
Google Reader had been the favorite feed reader for many, including myself, serving as a professional solution with a nifty toolset and a clean interface. In an official blog post about 3 months ago, Google announced that it would be retiring Google Reader on July 1, 2013. The announcement created a havoc as ardent fans of the service were left in a paradoxical dilemma.