Plans to break ground on a massive, $82 million private jet terminal at Mineta San Jose International Airport that's expected to host Google's planes will get under way in January.
Signature Flight Support, a fixed-base operator that provides services such as plane fuel and aircraft maintenance and is building the terminal, has subleased much of the space to Blue City Holdings, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company that runs aircraft for Google's executives.
The terminal apparently will dedicate five of its seven wings to Google, which means that other companies will have some kind of limited access. … Read more
Available from the Google Play store, Sprint, and T-Mobile, the Nexus 5 is one of the most highly anticipated and low-cost Android phones of the year. For customers on T-Mobile who use a Wi-Fi connection to make phone calls, however, the carrier has confirmed with CNET that the Nexus 5 will not support that feature.
Having a phone with voice-over-Wi-Fi technology comes in handy to make phone calls, particularly when you're in an area where reception is weak or inconsistent.
No, T-Mobile isn't hosing customers who buy its Nexus 5.
T-Mobile on Friday said it would offer the Nexus 5 starting November 14 with a down payment of $42 and 24 monthly payments of $17. Add that up, and you get $450, which happens to be $100 more than what Google is charging for the phone at its Google Play store.
The natural assumption, given this is a Google phone, is that T-Mobile is somehow generating a tidy profit on the highly coveted device. But that's not so, says T-Mobile. A representative confirmed to CNET that it pays … Read more
When the Nexus 5 launched along with Android 4.4 KitKat, a new launcher was introduced on Google's flagship smartphone. The launcher integrates Google Now directly into the home screen.
On a Nexus 5 you no longer need to swipe up from the home button to access Google Now. Google Now has a permanent place on your home screen, being the screen furthest to the left. Swiping over will reveal Google Now and all of your personal cards, and of course, you can still access the service by swiping up from the home button.
For some, this feature is … Read more
In this week's must-see rundown, we offer up an in-depth look at all of the new features in Google's latest mobile OS, Android KitKat. If you're one of the lucky users to already have it, you'll also want to check out our very handy tips for extending your phone's battery on KitKat.
Twitter officially went public earlier this week. In our latest Inside Scoop, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and senior writer Daniel Terdiman discuss the social media giant's initial public offering, what they learned from Facebook, and how they plan to turn a profit. … Read more
T-Mobile announced today that it will begin selling the Nexus 5, Google's flagship handset of the season, starting November 14 online. The device will then be available in carrier stores a few days after that on November 20.
Although the carrier has not announced any info on the 32GB model, the 16GB model will cost $41.99 down, plus $17 a month for 24 months.
That brings the total cost of T-Mobile's Nexus 5 to $449.99, which is about $100 more than it costs from the Play Store. Currently, Google is selling the unlocked handset for $349 (… Read more
Sprint customers who've been waiting for the Nexus 5 can now buy the new phone.
As of Friday, the 16GB Nexus 5 is available through both Sprint and Best Buy. Sprint seems to have the better deal, selling the phone for just $50. But that price is a special online offer good only for new Sprint customers who bring over an existing phone number. The phone sells for $150 for existing customers eligible for an upgrade.
Best Buy is selling the 16GB Nexus 5 for $150 for both new and current Sprint subscribers.
Both prices require the usual two-year … Read more
Android 4.4, aka KitKat, comes with an experimental technology called ART designed to speed up Android apps.
ART is a replacement for Dalvik, the "runtime" software that has the job of executing Android apps. Dalvik is a virtual machine -- essentially a software version of a computer that lets Android apps run on a variety of hardware -- that's closely related to Oracle's Java technology.
ART is geared to speed things up by reworking a core part of the process. Developers write apps in high-level languages such as Java, and when they build them, the … Read more