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Briefly: Samsung plans 12-inch Note tablet, Google kills iGoogle

11/01, 7:13am

Large Samsung tablet appears at FCC, 12-inch display estimated

A new FCC filing shows Samsung is planning to release a large tablet. The listing for the SM-P905 is believed by Engadget to have a display measuring somewhere in the region of 12 inches and a resolution of 2,560x1,600. Aside from its Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity, it is believed to form part of the Galaxy Note family of devices thanks to the presence of a pen slot.

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Google Video, iGoogle to close down as Google spring cleans

07/03, 7:28pm

Google Mini, Symbian Search app among casualties

Google is shutting down Google Video, iGoogle, and a number of other less-popular services as the company undergoes a period of "spring cleaning." The product discontinuations are part of a process that has seen the search giant shuttering or combining more than 30 services since last fall. In a post on the Official Google Blog, the company detailed the shutdown reasoning and schedule for five products.

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Google axes Buzz, Jaiku in streamlining effort

10/14, 2:55pm

Google prunes Buzz and several services

Google's product VP Brad Horowitz told users Friday that several services were being culled in the near future. The company would first shed Google Buzz, its troubled social sharing service. Its programming interface should shut down in "a few weeks" and will limit users to reading and downloading whatever they made beforehand.

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iGoogle drops web app formatting for iPhone

01/20, 3:40pm

iGoogle iPhone format gone

Google has done away with the special iPhone formatting once available for its iGoogle frontpage, accounts say. Visitors to the site were previously able to view a version specially tailored for the iPhone's Safari browser, with sections that could be inflated or collapsed to display web gadgets. In place of this, testing reveals, iPhone owners are now being redirected to the generic mobile site for iGoogle.

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