Android Overload: Google Changes Search Ranking Algorithm, Google Looking To Enter The Cable TV Market and More


Here at Phandroid, sometimes so much news comes our way that it would be impossible to write it all up. Other times, some articles just didn’t make the cut. For everything else, there is the Android Overload. These are the stories that didn’t quite make it onto our front page but we still felt deserved a final once over. Let’s hope the links play well tonight. Have at it!

  • Sprint CEO Dan Hesse speaks at developers conference. “We’re going to do what it takes.” [AllThingsD]
  • Google changes search ranking algorithm. Moves back towards real-time search. [RWW]
  • Groupon raises $700 million in biggest internet IPO since Google. [Reuters]
  • Alcatel One Touch 995 to launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? [PhoneArena]
  • LG wants to secure $947.3 million to invest in smartphones. [WSJ]
  • Google possibly exploring the idea of traditional cable TV using Google Fiber. [WSJ]
Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. as always, broken links [RWW]

    1. Yeah, I don’t know what gives. You can click the link and when it takes you to the “page not found” page, just click your URL bar and you’ll see the link in there, just for whatever reason it’s not taking you there.

      Delete everything before the actual URL you’re trying to go to and it will work fine. =)

  2. Chris, what phone do you use?

    1. Currently on an Evo 3D and getting a Nexus S as a backup (and to hax) =p

  3. One potentially serious result of the latest changes is that a search
    for, say, Herman Cain electric fence produces results that give all of
    Mr. Cain’s denials and reversals (which, of course, came after his
    initial statement regarding the border fence) huge precedence over the
    underlying story. Even a few days old fundamentals are covered up by
    more recent repeated denials.

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