Oracle vs. Google: Trial Reveals The Very First Google Phone Design

This is very intriguing. The Oracle vs. Google Java/Android battle has had the very first Google phone design revealed — and boy it was ugly, but interesting in the time it was created, which was 5 years ago. The phone was to have a 200MHz chip, 64MB of RAM and ROM, a miniSD card, 2-megapixel camera with a dedicated shutter button and a non-touch-enabled QVGA display. Good specs in those days, but a far cry from the Android of today. Via: The Verge

Steam Is Indeed Coming To Linux

At least according to Michael Larabel of Phoronix. He was flown out to Valve headquarters yesterday, and when replying to a tweet he confirmed the existence of a thing such as Steam for Linux, even promising to post screenshots, but hasn’t as of this writing. Some more details also were revealed in the NeoGAF gaming forums, where it is purportedly stated that Larabel even run Linux binaries of Steam at the company’s headquarters. Exciting and intriguing, for sure. Via: NeoGAF, Twitter

Apple Makes $39.2 Billion Profit, $11.6 Billion Of It Is Net Profit

 So, Apple and Co. has made a massive $39.2 billion profit, netting $11.6 billion of those profits. In detail, there is $12.30 earnings per share, compared to an estimated $10.04 earnings per share, adding up to the $39.2 billion in revenue and $11.6 billion in pure profit by selling 35.1 million iPhone units sold alongside 11.8 million new iPads (keep in mind the iPad has been out for only a fortnight), with iPods continually going down, with 7.7 million units sold, representing a 15% decline from the same quarter last year. Oh, and 4 million Macs. Exceptional business.

Oh, and Apple CEO Tim Cook has something to say about this (other than grinning, obviously): “We’re thrilled with sales of over 35 million iPhones and almost 12 million iPads in the March quarter.”

Yeah Tim, we are too. We are too. Via: Apple

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Google Drive Cloud Storage Announced — Finally, And Officially

This is Google Drive, the big G’s official cloud file hosting service. Storage/plans as follows: 5GB provided gratis, 25GB costing $2.49 per month, 100GB running you up $4.99 per month and 1TB demanding $49.99 per month, with a maximum of a mighty 16TB for an equally large $799.99 per month. Also, things you have in Google Docs does not count towards your Google Drive storage. Delightful.

As for features besides simple file hosting and sharing, there are ways to search by keyword, easy collaborations with others, apps for Mac, PC or Android phone / tablet, whilst an iOS version will be “available in the coming weeks.” File types allowed on the service include 30 types of documents, all from your web browser, including HD video, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, PDFs, Word docs and more, “even without the software installed on your computer.”

Video can be seen after the break by clicking the “read more” below!

Windows 8 Release Preview Inbound This June, Details Rather Shady

In a tweet by the Building Windows 8 Twitter account comes the news that Windows 8 Release Preview is inbound this June. Its features are unknown, and its purpose probably just to improve upon what the Dev and Consumer previews offered before, but if Microsoft is consistently developing Windows 8, then it only seems about right that it would launch by the expected month of October.

Via: @BuildingWindows8 (Twitter)

Ubuntu 12.10 Will Be Called Quantal Quetzal — Yes, After A Bird

Quantal Quetzal. Get used to more than just the bird now. It has been decided that for Ubuntu, by far the most popular open-source operating system against closed operating systems like Mac and Windows is going to have a successor after Precise Pangolin, which launches this Thursday. And yes, you’re totally on the ball here: there are some weird names for Ubuntu operating systems. Quantal Quetzal will have as October 18th as its proper release day, with the first alpha scheduled to land on June 7th and the first beta on September 6th. Joy of joys, indeed.

ViaMark Shuttleworth

HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE Now On Verizon Site Page

Oh, it’s an HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE. Indeed, it is one of the longer names available for an Android 4.0 with Sense 4 phone, but despite that annoying factor, there is a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1 gigabyte of RAM, a mainstream 4-inch super LCD qHD display, a single 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with a VGA camera on the front, plus LTE hotspot mode with support for up to 10 devices and Beats Audio on board for that purported “studio-quality sound.” It costs a full $299.99 on contract, but the purchase link currently redirects to another Droid device, so that for now, it’ll have to wait.

Via: PhoneScoop, VZW