Not only does HTC get a big boost from a powerful partner, but Google also gains hardware expertise, something it needs if it wants to keep up with the likes of Apple and Amazon.
Google recently closed a deal with HTC, a Taiwan-based electronics company, acquiring 2,000 smartphone specialists in the process, according to a Tuesday announcement.
The move represents a serious expansion of Google's hardware efforts, and the most obvious application of the new engineering talent is in its line of Pixelsmartphones. The Pixel Visual Core chip is just the beginning for Google. The Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel 2 smartphone were a collaboration between Google and HTC, and these 2,000 HTC employees are the ones that made up the Pixel team inside HTC.
The deal means that over 2,000 HTC engineers and designers will be moving under the Google umbrella. Google is known to rely on more than one OEM for its Pixel phones. Most of these companies have struggled to make money selling premium handsets that compete with the iPhone, while Google benefited from distributing search and other lucrative software services on those devices. However, somewhat unexpectedly, the partial acquisition left HTC with a depleted team that has continued to deliver new flagship devices.
Jamie Vardy rubbishes Chelsea move It was a fine finish in his first appearance and no more than Puel's side deserved following a scintillating start. Vardy, 31, has been linked with Everton and reigning Premier League champions Chelsea .
These will combine "the best of Google's AI, software and hardware", as well as leverage the "decades of experience" brought to the table by the newly acquired engineering team.
Google is in a race with Apple and to win that race, it needs to do things a little more differently.
"As our hardware business enters its third year, we remain committed to building and investing for the long run", said Osterloh. HTC built the first Pixel phone.
The company is still a minor player in terms of smartphones shipments, but the Pixel phones are aimed directly at high-end market players like Samsung and Apple.
South Korea may decide to ship refined petroleum to North Korea to power an inter-Korean cultural event next week. Russian Federation has denied re-exporting North Korean coal by saying that it abide by the norms of global law.
Tottenham is unbeaten in its last seven matches but is coming off a disappointing 1-1 draw with Southampton . Good evening and welcome to IB Times UK's live FA Cup coverage of Newport County vs Tottenham Hotspur .
Kannada Paksha leader Vatal Nagaraj along with the Mahadayi Agitation Committee had planned for a Karnataka bandh on January 27. The outfits are demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervenes in the dispute between Goa and Karnataka.
Mahajan made the appeal to leaders of various parties at a dinner hosted by her, a day before the start of the budget session. Modi also said that "the Budget Session is important and the entire world is extremely optimistic about India".
Users who want to disable SMS features can do so by going to their contact card in the Alexa app and toggling it off. Last year, Amazon also introduced a feature that would allow Echo users to call and message for free.
If you would rather watch it from the comfort of your home, NASA will be streaming a live broadcast while it occurs. This is very rare and there's no saying when it'll happen again , so you better look out your window tomorrow night.
The investigation accounted for 11 of the 16 players reportedly accused of sexual assault on Dantonio's watch since 2007. Also Friday, USA Gymnastics confirmed Friday that its entire board of directors would resign as requested by the U.S.
Trump asked in a December tweet that how McCabe could lead the Clinton probe when his wife got donations from "Clinton Puppets". His wife ran for a state Senate office in Virginia and received donations from former Virginia Gov.
First, it will be a supermoon , a moon that appears its largest to observers because its elliptical orbit is closer to Earth. Before dawn this Wednesday, Jan. 31, the first total lunar eclipse of its kind in over 150 years will take place.
The issue was first raised by Nathan Ruser , a 20-year-old worldwide security student at the Australian National University. Scott Lafoy, an open-source imagery analyst, told CNN it's too early to truly assess how useful the data is.
The data is encrypted while on your device and during the period in which it is transferred from the hospital to your handset. They also will receive regular notifications for lab results, medications and other health-related information.
The indicator is non-directional meaning that it gauges trend strength whether the stock price is trending higher or lower. The RSI, or Relative Strength Index, is a widely used technical momentum indicator that compares price movement over time.
There had been speculation that Brendan would not return to the series following backstage clashes with the judges. Cole received many messages of thanks and support, with some saying the show would not be the same without him.
Its troops have fought alongside Iranian and Russian forces, helping Syrian President Bashar Assad during a seven-year civil war. Netanyahu and Putin met for some 90 minutes privately, and also held talks on bilateral issues with their wider staffs.
He left the country in 1976 for Switzerland in protest of his homeland's crippling taxes - the highest in the world at the time. It was the start of what became IKEA , now with 403 stores across the globe, 190,000 employees and $47 billion in annual sales.
Prosecutors told jurors Friday that the evidence shows Gasser angrily pursued McKnight and shot him from inside his own vehicle . The confrontation ended at an intersection, where McKnight exited his auto , approached Gasser's passenger window and was shot.
Comfort, compassion and understanding for the survivors and our community; togetherness, time and love for my family". In Washington, U.S. senators from both parties are calling for creation of a select committee to investigate the U.S.
The carabinieri police confirmed at least two people had been killed, 10 seriously injured and dozens more slightly injured. In 2009, 32 people were killed when a freight train carrying liquefied petroleum gas derailed and exploded in Tuscany.
If water runs out, Cape Town will be the first city in the developed world to experience such a catastrophic event. Day Zero (predicted day non-essential supplies to be cut off): 12 April (revised down from 21 April last week).