Where I'm from, utilities are public. They're far from perfect, but rates are lower and customer satisfaction is way higher than similar sized private utilities.

I think they've even looked into powerline broadband before, but it's also a market where there *gasp* is actual competition for broadband in much of theā€¦ » 1/26/15 4:41pm 1/26/15 4:41pm

Well, Google is known for vendettas against perfectly usable hardware functionality. Maybe they're moving on from their hatred of SD cards to hating LEDs. And Motorola was too afraid to say anything. :) » 11/24/14 1:53pm 11/24/14 1:53pm

They've already shown some of their work, they're clearly way ahead of where they usually are. Google's approach in showing L early and giving manufacturers early access looks like it will pay off, but we'll see! » 11/03/14 4:12pm 11/03/14 4:12pm

Well, at least now it's quite easy to disable them, making them effectively hidden. (unfortunately, the space is still wasted, but it's arguably a far smaller problem with a 32GB phone than the old school 1-2GB ones.) » 10/16/14 1:28pm 10/16/14 1:28pm

I was at the launch that was captured for "Hubble". I still rave to people about the feeling and sound I experienced from that. Nothing can recreate that, but "Hubble" was astonishing in its own right. Kudos! » 5/15/14 2:15pm 5/15/14 2:15pm

of course you can do that with any smartphone or tablet OS in the last few years. I'm pretty sure i could have done that with my Windows Mobile 6 Motorola Q. » 1/22/14 2:52pm 1/22/14 2:52pm