HTC engineers officially join the Googleplex

HTC-Google deal

These products will likely be unveiled on October 4, but Google could have even more planned. And Google is in control of releasing the updates.

HTC set the standard in mobile for many years and with the HTC U11 everything I've wanted in an HTC phone is provided.

The rumors drifted around about a possible Google purchase of HTC for only a short time before the news was confirmed, but the details were a surprise. It remains to be seen whether the $1.1 billion cash injection HTC picks up from the deal will help its ailing smartphone business.

The 2nd-gen Pixel phones are the first phones to feature a Google custom-made chip. Other Android manufacturers "know why we're doing this", Osterloh tells Bloomberg in an interview. "Quite honestly, Apple is doing really well in developed markets".

However, current smartphones for the premium market come with AI- and augmented reality-based services, which means that there needs to be a better coordination between hardware and software. The latest device of the internet giant, Pixel, has a new graphics processor to improve the device's camera.

A much bigger step would be to create its own chip system, the main processor within the smartphones that Apple is now integrating into its devices.

Rick Osterloh, the company's SVP of Hardware made the announcement in a blog post, welcoming the entrance of an incredibly talented team to work on more innovative products in the coming years.

The deal, first announced in September previous year, isn't the full takeover that many had been expecting, and instead see HTC become Google's main provider of hardware, with some HTC personnel moving to join the tech giant.

Lastly, Osterloh mentioned that the team will get to work right away to build new hardware with a combining the best resources the company has in areas of artificial intelligence, software and hardware.

Related News:

  • Economic survey conceals dark realities : Ramadass

    Economic survey conceals dark realities : Ramadass

    However, the economy is projected to grow at 7-7.5 per cent in 2018-19, making it the fastest growing economy in the world again. It said India's foreign exchange reserves reached $409.4 billion at end-December 2017.
    Nokia 2 to receive Android 8.1 Oreo update soon

    Nokia 2 to receive Android 8.1 Oreo update soon

    In addition, it will also come with an 18:9 display and thin bezel design that is seen as a feature on most smartphones now. HMD Global's Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas has now announced that Nokia 3 will soon get the Android Oreo beta build.
    FBI Deputy Director McCabe Quits Early

    FBI Deputy Director McCabe Quits Early

    Fox News reports that FBI Director Christopher Wray went to the Capitol yesterday to view the House Intelligence Committee's memo. FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe walks to a meeting with members of the House of Representatives on December 21, 2017.
  • Union Budget 2018 Arun Jaitley's budget speech

    Union Budget 2018 Arun Jaitley's budget speech

    He also merged the Railway Budget , usually presented two days before, along with the general one, ending a 92-year-old practice. For the current fiscal year, the fiscal target is 3.2 per cent and the government is unlikely to meet that goal.
    Alex Smith Will Reportedly Be Traded to Washington!

    Alex Smith Will Reportedly Be Traded to Washington!

    "From what I've heard, it's a tough market, man, if I'm making it about the media, I've got bigger problems", Cousins said. But we've seen it happen before (Donovan McNabb to the Redskins) and the Broncos should at least explore the option.
    CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: Grammy victor  Chris Stapletone coming to Darien Lake

    CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: Grammy victor Chris Stapletone coming to Darien Lake

    Its release follows the May 5, 2017 release of From A Room: Volume 1 , which was the #1 best-selling country album of 2017. The Colonial Life Arena announced Monday that Stapleton's "All-American Road Show" will stop in Columbia on October 25.
  • Pistons dump Cavs, who lose Love (hand)

    Pistons dump Cavs, who lose Love (hand)

    Anthony Tolliver chipped in 20 of his own, while Ish Smith added 19, making it an impressive night for all five Piston starters. Andre Drummond dominated the Cavaliers as he posted a monster double-double of 21 points and 22 rebounds on the night.
    BJP, Congress lock horns over Rahul's jacket

    BJP, Congress lock horns over Rahul's jacket

    Instead of singing away our woes, you could have given a report card of your inefficient government in Meghalaya . The jacket is a two-in-one down puffer jacket from Burberry - a British luxury fashion brand.

    (MSFT) Position Trimmed by Nwam LLC

    It is positive, as 40 investors sold MSFT shares while 952 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 88 raised stakes. BidaskClub lowered shares of Microsoft Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Saturday, June 10th.
  • Fujifilm takes control of Xerox, will create a new joint venture

    Fujifilm takes control of Xerox, will create a new joint venture

    Confusingly, the new joint venture will become a full subsidiary of Xerox with Xerox changing its name to the "new" Fuji Xerox. The pair had been pushing for Xerox to explore "strategic options", fire the CEO and negotiate a better deal with Fujifilm .
    Kennedy stresses Democratic inclusion in State of the Union rebuttal

    Kennedy stresses Democratic inclusion in State of the Union rebuttal

    A graduate of both Stanford and Harvard, Kennedy served as an assistant district attorney in MA before serving in Congress. Trump's mention of conservative judge confirmation drew some hissing and groans from Democrats.
    TL;DR: Pakistan sign off with T20 series win

    TL;DR: Pakistan sign off with T20 series win

    Pakistan thus levelled the series 1-1 after the hosts won the first match by seven wickets at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Ross Taylor (24) and Santner (24*) also chipped in with their cameos but Pakistan were not to be denied a much-needed victory.


Most liked

Airline CEO takes pay cut to support gender equality
EasyJet has set itself a target that a fifth of all new pilots recruited should be female by 2020, up from 6% in 2015 and 13% now. That is why three years ago easyJet launched our Amy Johnson Initiative to encourage more women to enter the pilot profession.

Yemen: UAE-Allied Separatists Seize Last Government Stronghold Aden
It has also exposed deep divisions within the alliance between Hadi's government and the Saudi-led coalition. Yemen s president has urged Saudi Arabia and its allies to intervene to defend the government.

South Korea Has No Plan to Ban Bitcoin Trading
Following the news, Ethereum was hammered dropping down to 1,110, but rebounded to settle in down 9% on the session at 1,212. As bitcoin started to rise, so did any company that was in any way involved with the cryptocurrency .

Vaping too causes cancer, says study
A study in mice, published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , is sure to provide fodder for both sides. Some experts not involved in the study aren't so enthusiastic about the findings.

Raila Odinga swears in, other NASA principals curiously absent
Odinga was later sworn-in in a controversial ceremony, which the government had outlawed, terming the action treasonable. The aim is for the opposition leader to become "the people's president" heading a shadow parliament.

Child Health Experts Urge Facebook to Scrap 'Messenger Kids' App
Nope-incredibly, they have instead rolled out junior versions of their platforms so that even more kids will use them. Messenger Kids is also created to be compliant with the Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA).

Flu shots recommended as season has yet to hit peak
One person, a child , has died from the flu so far in NY , health department officials said. Call your doctor or take your child to the doctor right away if they develop flu symptoms.

Putin, Netanyahu discuss Middle East
Speaking in a video statement after his talks with Putin, Netanyahu hailed what he described as a "good and in-depth" meeting. As a gift, the Russian president handed him an original letter that Oskar Schindler sent to his wife, Netanyahu said.

Trump administration wants to nationalize 5G, but the FCC is not impressed
The senior administration official told USA TODAY that the reported memo is an old one, but its stated strategy is correct. Shares of the biggest US wireless carriers fell at the start of trade on Monday, with Verizon and AT&T down 1 percent.

House Intel Committee could hold dueling votes on releasing secret memos
Top White House aides have strongly indicated Trump would approve releasing the memo. Trump reportedly is not opposed to its release.

Jurgen Klopp sends message to Liverpool FC stars ahead of Huddersfield trip
There is not something out there for us to get because we think first of all we have to use our players'. The solution is not out there in the transfer market on this moment.

New York Attorney General to Investigate Firm That Sells Fake Followers
But there can be more to some of those loyal followers than meets the eye. From celebrities, to famous companies, to high profile political figures.

SpaceX Targets Feb. 6 Maiden Falcon Heavy Launch
The inaugural flight will blast off from Apollo launchpad 39A at the John F Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Meritt Island, Florida. The demonstration flight of Falcon Heavy will carry a dummy payload, although a simple weight is too boring for Musk.

IKEA Furniture Magnate Ingvar Kamprad Dies at 91
His decision to live overseas , mainly in Switzerland , to avoid Sweden's high income taxes was also widely criticised. Employees prepare pictures for a display featuring Ingvar Kamprad at the IKEA museum, in Almhult, Sweden .

Patriots QB talks hand recovery, Rob Gronkowski return
Are you still shaking your head over this one? "We know that, and we're going to go out and have fun against Brady". The Philadelphia Eagles swear they won't fall into that trap if they have the chance in Super Bowl 52.