Rite of passage: Honeycomb commemorated with statue at Google HQ

By on February 28, 2011 at 9:39 PM.

Rite of passage: Honeycomb commemorated with statue at Google HQ

Honeycomb (Android 3.0) is officially official. The gang in Mountain View have taken to the front lawn to commemorate the latest and greatest iteration of the Android mobile operating system, Honeycomb. The statues comes complete with an Android robot and honeybee — this statue seems to have a little more flair. If you’re in the area, the Honeycomb effigy is located in front of Building 44 on Google’s California campus. More →

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Gingerbread man stands tall in Mountain View, release imminent?

By on October 23, 2010 at 8:26 AM.

Gingerbread man stands tall in Mountain View, release imminent?

No major Android update is complete without the customary unveiling of its dessert statue. The Googlers have uploaded a YouTube video showing them taking delivery, and erecting, the much-awaited Gingerbread man. Gingerbread is the next iteration of Android and was previously believed to be enumerated as “3.0.” Recent reports have suggested Gingerbread might be referred to as Android 2.3; according to a Google employee 2.3 is a “major release.” Whatever it may be numbered, the latest version is believed to bring a re-worked GUI, native video chat and VoIP calling, amongst other new features. The official release date is still unknown, but our money is on sooner rather than later. Hit the break to watch the Gingerbread man and Froyo in peaceful co-existence at Google’s HQ. More →

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More in store for AT&T: LG HQ and Opera TV

By on May 26, 2009 at 6:23 PM.

More in store for AT&T: LG HQ and Opera TV

As this never ending gobstopper of a slide deck continues to maintain its flavor and AT&T execs surely continue to steam from the ears, we’re seeing quite the range in AT&T’s upcoming lineup. Suffice it to say, there really is something for everyone. Just about every space on the spectrum is covered and perhaps no two handsets illustrate this more than these two from LG. The HQ, or Herald, is a pretty basic 20-key messaging phone with Windows Mobile 6.1, tri-band UMTS, a 2 megapixel camera, microSDHC support and a 320 x 240 display. The “Opera TV” on the other hand — despite its ridiculous codename — is a high end MediaFLO-enabled touchscreen handset with LG’s S-Class UI, dual-band UMTS, 7.2Mbps HSDPA, a 5 megapixel camera and a 3-inch WVGA display that supports 16 million colors. Both handsets are supposedly due out this Summer. Hit the jump for a slide on each phone.

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