Indian Sundar Pichai to head Android

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.

Sundar Pichai to head Android at Google after Andy Rubin steps down

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

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Dot Asks Airtel to stop 3G services in Non-Licensed zone

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

.DoT asks Bharti Airtel to stop 3G roaming services outside licence zones

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

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The first Bioshock is one of the most critically acclaimed video games of the last decade. Some gaming pundits and gamers will even go so far as to claim that it’s one of the few titles out there that actually manages to have an emotional impact on the player and tell a compelling story.

Yet, I hated it. I’m not entirely sure why, but the game’s story, dreary underwater setting and its overall mechanics, just didn’t resonate with me in any way.

During the short period of time I got to spend with Bioshock Infinite at a recent Xbox preview event in Toronto, I surprisingly walked away impressed with what Irrational Games has put together for the true sequel to Bioshock (lets just forget about Bioshock 2).

Initially, I noticed that the game’s world and environments are amazing looking and extremely detailed. The opening segment of Infinite also features a…

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It’s gona be Sim…………………wait for it…………….city.Simcity

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


Amazon downloadable SimCity reviews


Anyways Hoping that EA has learnt its lesson and will never have a always on DRM

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So true, I was waiting for this game from last year, thank god I din’t preorder it,Infact i IWILL not buy this shitty game


EA’s anticipated SimCity launch has officially become a cavalcade of fail. Amazon is temporarily suspending sales of digital copies of the game in the face of massive negative buyer feedback, with the electronic title managing to accrue an overall rating of one star on the retailer’s site. This comes after EA disabled certain features to try to ease launch woes, and after it delayed the European launch by 24 hours to do the same.

By all accounts, the game itself is great. The problem is that EA decided to make sure that everyone, regardless of whether they wanted to play with others or by their lonesome selves, be connected to the Internet and EA’s SimCity servers in order to have access to the game. It’s the most insidious kind of DRM, in that it punishes legitimate players almost as much as it punishes pirates.

Rule number one of being a tyrannical…

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Wow,Wish some did that in Mangalorem, at least the heat would reduce


The problem of de-forestation would soon be at an end if just a few of us became as motivated as Jadav ‘Molai’ Payeng, who reportedly planted an entire forest by himself.

Payeng, who was 16 when he began the endeavour, apparently decided to plant the trees in northern India’s Assam region after he found local wildlife had suffered because there was no cover.

Today the site has an amazing 1,360 acres of jungle.

‘The snakes died in the heat, without any tree cover,’ he said.

‘I sat down and wept over their lifeless forms. It was carnage. I alerted the forest department and asked them if they could grow trees there.

‘They said nothing would grow there. Instead, they asked me to try growing bamboo. It was painful, but I did it.

‘There was nobody to help me. Nobody was interested.’

Payeng, 47, began planting in 1979 and dedicated his life…

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The evening Inbox is still not satisfied with Sony’s position on backwards compatibly, as the PS4 is confirmed for under £500.

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I was looking to experience something different this year and BioShock Infinite seemed like a good plan. I had played the first BioShock until the first thing jumped at me out of an oven, and then tapped out like the scaredy-cat I am. This new one looked very different so I googled ‘Bioshock Infinite horror’ to be sure, and one of the first links was this one.

You know what? I really hate when religion of any kind is included in entertainment in general. Like, it’s a cheap effort to seem edgy and mature. Just steer clear of it. I am far from pious, but growing up as an Anglican inside a family that is Islamic…

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