Google I/O brings Android Jellybean, BBM for BB10 spotted, RIM unsellable? and Apple can stop the Galaxy Tab 10.1
- Google I/O: where Jelly Bean will be unleashed – Google I/O starts tomorrow and we have the massive expectation that not only the next version of the wildly popular Android platform, otherwise known as Android 4.1 Jellybean, will be announced but rather that the big star of the show will be a Motorola built Nexus tablet. Nexus is the device name used by Google so far for devices that they release with a vanilla (no changes made to it) version of Android. The tablet space hasn’t been as successful for the Android army as the mobile phone space before it had been and this will be a test of the ability of Google to plot their own course for their operating system, much like the Surface from Microsoft will be for Windows 8.
- Stuff just got real: Android JellyBean statue spotted – The popular tradition of Google to put a statue of an Android on the lawn outside their Googleplex int he flavour of their next OS continues. The JellyBean statue is up:
- BlackBerry Messenger for BlackBerry 10 gets a possible first sighting, themes to fit that chatty lifestyle – After some sneaky views of what the next generation of RIM’s BlackBerry 10 devices would look like, we can have a look at the key BBM app now.
- RIM unsellable? There ‘isn’t enough’ of it to buy: analyst – An analyst has broken down RIM into the different sections that he views as standalone units that could be sold off and one by one eliminates them as valuable enough for acquisition. If he is correct, then RIM has no choice but to succeed with BB10 which is becoming less and less likely with delays that seem to be dooming the OS to fail from the start.
- Apple wins preliminary injunction on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 - U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh issued a preliminary injunction on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the U.S. She is quoted as saying that Samsung is “competing unfairly” by “flooding the market with infringing products.” This is yet another twist in the love hate relationship that Apple and Samsung have with each other.