Sundar Pichai, the Google executive responsible for projects such as Chrome, Chrome OS and Google Drive, will be heading Android after Andy Rubin’s departure. Pichai, whose last position within Google was Senior Vice President of Chrome and Apps, will now be responsible for the Android mobile OS and also the Chrome web browser and laptop OS, perhaps pointing to a Google strategy that merges both operating systems to form a single platform.
Pichai has been with Google since 2004 and one of his first projects was the Google Toolbar browser add-on that let users install a Google search bar on their browsers, that also provided access to other Google services like YouTube. Pichai is an IIT-Kharagpur alumni where he did his B.Tech in Metallurgy, after which he did courses in Stanford and Wharton Business School. In 2011, Pichai was closely linked to a move to Twitter to head the social networking company’s product division but he stayed with Google.
Pichai succeeds Rubin who founded Android in 2003, and later headed the mobile OS team when it was acquired by Google in 2005, till the present day. Rubin is widely recognized for being one of the main Google execs responsible for Android’s rise as the biggest mobile platform in the world. Rubin is now rumoured to start working on projects involving robotics and home automation.
As mentioned above, one of Pichai’s key responsibilities in his new role will be to oversee the gradual merger of Chrome OS with ANdroid in order for Google to present a single operating system running on mobiles, tablets and PCs. This isn’t a new Google strategy but something that has been discussed earlier in the corridors of Mountain View as revealed by Sergey Brin, Google’s co-founder, who revealed to CNET that Android and Chrome OS “will likely converge over time.”
Well this means good news for India i hope, who knows now we might see Nexus in India?
Hoping for the best
The Department of Telecom has formally asked Bharti Airtel to stop offering 3G roaming services outside its licenced zones with immediate effect. The telecom department also imposed a penalty of Rs. 350 crore on the operator for providing 3G outside its licenced zones in seven circles namely Haryana, Kolkata, Uttar Pradesh East, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh
The operator has been asked to submit a compliance report within three days. According to reports, the telecom department will issue similar notice to Vodafone and Idea Cellular. It’s notable Union telecom minister Kapil Sibal has approved the DoT move to penalise Airtel.
Earlier the DoT had sought immediate stopping to 3G roaming arrangement between the operators. A DoT panel had said such 3G pacts were ‘illegal’ and violated licence rules. The panel, formed to review 3G roaming agreement, had recommended Rs. 50 crore per service area penalty for such violations of the licence rules.
The “sale/provisioning of 3G services through the network of other operators using intra-circle roaming facility leads not only to licence violations but also results in undue enrichment of these mobile phone companies who are collecting revenue from 3G customers without specific authorisation,” adds the panel in its note.
Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea had bagged licences for 13, 9 and 11 circles respectively in the auction for 3G airwaves held in 2010. The three GSM operators then entered into agreement with each other for offering 3G roaming services by using each other’s airwaves.
Source: Money Control, NDTV Profit
Well last year when I found out Simcity 5 would be coming out this year I was very happy, I was even thinking of pre-ordering it, but I backed of for the reason of the lil high price and that EA always ends up with overpriced DLC’S, days went by I came across i has Always online DRM still i wasn’t that angry, then heard the city size is limited to 2×2 and few more problems, now i am really happy i Din’t preorder it, every where people are ranting about the always online DRM,servers are congested many people who preloaded the game cound’nt even play it
EA Did come out and add a 1-2 extra servers but all thats no use
Anyways Hoping that EA has learnt its lesson and will never have a always on DRM
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