Google CEO resigns from Apple’s board

Breaking news! Apple just announced that Google’s CEO Eric Schimdt is resigning from the Apple’s board. Here’s what Steve Jobs had to say:

“Unfortunately, as Google enters more of Apple’s core businesses, with Android and now Chrome OS, Eric’s effectiveness as an Apple Board member will be significantly diminished, since he will have to recuse himself from even larger portions of our meetings due to potential conflicts of interest. Therefore, we have mutually decided that now is the right time for Eric to resign his position on Apple’s Board.”

This move obviously doesn’t come as a surprise given what has happened during the past months (Android, Chrome, ChromeOS). Now what is going to be interesting is if Google and Apple are still in good terms or is this the start of something bigger given what happened last week with the Google Voice rejections and subsequent FCC investigation.

The press release can be found here

Windows Mobile 7 Test & Certification document leaked

We’ve got more Windows Mobile 7 news for today. This time coming from WMPoweruser who got their hands on document related to Windows Mobile 7′s test & certification process. This document sort-of confirms what I said here, WM7 is indeed based on Windows CE 7 aka “Chelan”. CE 7 brings a lot goodies to the table like Silverlight support IE7 browser, native multi-touch support etc.

You can grab the Word Docx file here

Take this with a big grain of salt though as WM7 will probably WinCE 6 based.

Source: WMPoweruser

Microsoft building new Messaging foundation into Windows Mobile 7

More Windows Mobile 7 hints are coming our way these past days. This time I found an intersting job ad on Microsoft’s careers web site. It looks like the boys in Redmond are building from scratch a new messaging foundation into Windows Mobile 7 and beyond. Whatever that means I don’t know but if I had to guess I’ll would say that it’s probably related to social-media integration into WM7 and some Live Mesh too…
Here’s the full job description:

We’re looking for a Senior Software Development Engineer in Test Lead to lead the WM7 messaging team. The team is building the messaging foundation for the next generation of mobile computing; we want to make communication on your phone easy, engaging and personal. You would be working with cutting edge technology with regard to UX design, and UI automation.

The team is focused on delivering a great consumer experience, and is constantly looking for ways to improve our ability to bring great experiences to market faster. We’ve recently invested in Model Based testing, and are also committed to exploratory testing (using ‘session based testing’ methodologies) to complement our existing test method and tool palette.

We’re building a team for the long term, and are looking for leadership that brings out the best in people; we think there is a lot to learn from test teams in the past; we’ve built out a model and vision for the test team which is built for the long term growth of the group and the test discipline. We need you to help us build out that vision.


LG to announce GM750 Layla Windows Mobile 6.5 phone

It looks like LG is about to announce an updated version of the GM730 smartphone that is already available in Asia named GM750 aka Layla. Specifications look about the same, the only difference being Windows Mobile 6.5 instead of 6.1.

The WiFi certification can be found here (pdf)

Source: NueenGSM