HTC was in some hot water, this news should probably dispel all that. HTC CEO Peter Chou has stepped back from some of his duties in order to focus on putting the company back on the smartphone map.
referred to Android as “wild,” “uncontrolled,” and susceptible to malware and went on to talk about how he believes Android is "not in the consumers best interest." Anyway, given some of those earlier comments we suspect some of the more loyal Android users have harsh feelings towards Ballmer. But that being said, it is hard to ignore when a CEO of a large company announces his retirement plans.
recently reported, Jelly Bean now surpasses Gingerbread as the number one OS installed, and the vast majority of users are on 3 major OS versions. Recently Android's own co-founder and now Google Ventures head Rich Miner had a few words on the subject, and called it all "overblown" to say the least.
HTC One smartphone there still seems to be a little trouble in paradise. We're now learning that another high-level exec from HTC has stepped down. This time it's Chief Operating Officer Matthew Costello, who isn't leaving the company but will step down and remain on board as an "executive adviser" moving forward.
BlackBerry, formerly RIM, about the current and future state of tablets. To quickly sum it up, Thorsten Heins just doesn't really like tablets. Which was pretty evident with their attempts at the segment with the PlayBook piggybacking off of Android. However, he goes on to talk about all tablets in general, and their future.
Eric Schmidt and former CEO of Google had some interesting and juicy comments regarding Android. We've shared a few of his statements this afternoon about Android activations, Samsung's role in Android and more, but now lets talk about Motorola.
Facebook app for Android and Facebook Home, but also a smartphone. It will be gracing the hands of users at the Facebook Home press event this afternoon. With a few leaks already in the bag many assumed it would be AT&T, but we can now confirm AT&T's own CEO Ralph de la Vega is in the building.
Google passed Microsoft to become the second most valuable tech company in the world, and their stock has been soaring quite high the past few months. However, Amazon's own Jeff Bezos and Amazon have been doing quite well too, and now their CEO is doing just fine in the billionaire club.
Eric Schmidt looks to be parting ways with Google, at least a little bit. New details this afternoon have confirmed that the once big wig will be selling around 42% of his stake in Google Inc. The plan was announced today by Google and apparently will take place over the next year.