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Google to showcase a new version of Android at I/O

Google to showcase a new version of Android at I/O

24 June, 2014 | comments (101)

It's been confirmed that Big G will announce a new version of its Android operating system and that the latest installment will feature a nickname that starts with the letter "L." Senior Vice President of Google, Sundar Pichai has indicated that...

Tags: Google, Android


HTC Nexus 9 specs leak alongside pricing info and first image

HTC Nexus 9 specs leak alongside pricing info and first image

22 June, 2014 | comments (60)

Rumors about HTC working with Google on a Nexus tablet have been abundant this year. We've heard quite a few times that an 8-inch or 8.9-inch device would be coming, and that it would be manufactured by HTC, and not Asus - the company responsible...

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Week 25 in review: Galaxy S5 LTE-A and Amazon Fire Phone

Week 25 in review: Galaxy S5 LTE-A and Amazon Fire Phone

21 June, 2014 | comments (4)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 25 was rather busy with new products so you are in for a long read. Enjoy! This week was marked by the announcement of...


Google starts rolling out Android 4.4.4 update

Google starts rolling out Android 4.4.4 update

20 June, 2014 | comments (84)

It's been barely a month since Android 4.4.3 started rolling out for Nexus devices and Google has already started rolling out the 4.4.4 update. But while this may not be as big an update as its predecessor (which itself wasn't especially big) it...

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LG-made Nexus 6 probably won't happen

LG-made Nexus 6 probably won't happen

18 June, 2014 | comments (43)

If there's ever going to be a Nexus 6, it won't be made by LG. At least that's what one exec from the Korean company seems to think. A Dutch publication has quoted Ken Hong, LG's global communications director, as saying that he doesn't know...

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SIM-free Nexus 5 gets a £50 price cut in UK, down to £249.95

SIM-free Nexus 5 gets a £50 price cut in UK, down to £249.95

10 June, 2014 | comments (14)

Carphone Warehouse has cut £50 off the Nexus 5 price and it can be yours for £249.95. This seems to be a permanent discount and applies for the contract-free Nexus 5 16GB. The retailer is selling all three available color flavors of the Nexus 5 -...

Tags: LG, Google, Android


Google's first Project Tango tablet is powered by NVIDIA Tegra K1

Google's first Project Tango tablet is powered by NVIDIA Tegra K1

06 June, 2014 | comments (32)

We have talked about Google's Project Tango in the past. It works with specialized devices running Android to track 3D objects and spaces in real-time and generates a vital map of it, which can be used for various purposes. Back when it was...

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Android 4.4.3 now available to all Google Play Edition phones

Android 4.4.3 now available to all Google Play Edition phones

04 June, 2014 | comments (224)

T-Mobile was the first to unleash the official Android 4.4.3 KitKat update on its Nexus (4,5,7) lineup. Then Motorola begun updating the Moto X, Moto G and Moto E. Today the entire Google Play Edition phone lineup has been treated to Android...


T-Mobile releases Android 4.4.3 update for Nexus 4, 5 and 7

T-Mobile releases Android 4.4.3 update for Nexus 4, 5 and 7

03 June, 2014 | comments (14)

T-Mobile has announced that it will be rolling out the Android 4.4.3 update for the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7. As you can tell from the version number, it is a minor update that mostly concentrates on bug fixes and performance...


Apple and Google agree to dismiss current lawsuits

Apple and Google agree to dismiss current lawsuits

17 May, 2014 | comments (72)

The long standing legal battle between Apple and Google owned Motorola Mobility has come to an end, with both Apple and Google agreeing to dismiss current lawsuits against each other. In a joint statement released by the two companies, they...


Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition leaked by Google

Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition leaked by Google

30 April, 2014 | comments (26)

Having Google Play Editions of all popular flagships has become somewhat of a tradition. Now that the Samsung Galaxy S5 has been around for a while many fans are wondering if it will also get the GPE treatment. Apparently, Samsung and Google...


Google tipped to replace Nexus family with Android Silver lineup

Google tipped to replace Nexus family with Android Silver lineup

29 April, 2014 | comments (76)

According to a report in The Information, Google plans to stop offering Nexus devices. The search giant will replace the lineup with a new family of high-end devices dubbed Android Silver. With Android Silver, Google will aim to further...


Google will help Samsung’s defense in its trial against Apple

Google will help Samsung’s defense in its trial against Apple

22 April, 2014 | comments (75)

Google will aid Samsung’s legal defense in the currently ongoing trial against Apple as part of a contractual obligation between the two tech behemoths. A Google lawyer who testified during the currently going trial revealed the arrangement. ...

Tags: Google, Apple, Android, iOS


Google revenues are up 19% in the first quarter

Google revenues are up 19% in the first quarter

17 April, 2014 | comments (9)

Google announced another winning quarter – the $15.4 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2014 was 19% up year on year. Of course, the sale of Motorola Mobility was a big event for Google in Q1. The search giant will continue handling profits...

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Google's modular Ara smartphone to arrive in 2015

Google's modular Ara smartphone to arrive in 2015

16 April, 2014 | comments (92)

Google released the Module Developers Kit (MDK) for its Project Ara smartphone last week, and now more news has surfaced about the modular device. In December, the company will release an Android update for Ara devices, followed by the release of...

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Google releases official Project Ara Module Developers Kit

Google releases official Project Ara Module Developers Kit

09 April, 2014 | comments (57)

Google officially released its first Project Ara Module Developers Kit (MDK). The MDK gives a better understanding of the platform and provides developers with guidelines for creating components for the modular smartphone. The MDK...

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Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 availability expands over six EU markets

Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 availability expands over six EU markets

19 March, 2014 | comments (27)

The LG Nexus 5 went official on the last day of October last year, but its official Play Store availability has remained rather scarce. Sure, you can get it through various retailers almost anywhere, but the price tag is usually much higher...

Tags: Google, LG, Asus, Android


Google announces Android Wear, LG is making a smartwatch

Google announces Android Wear, LG is making a smartwatch

18 March, 2014 | comments (38)

Google has announced it is working on Android Wear - a special Android version for wearable devices. Naturally the first target group of Android Wear is smartwatches, but the OS focus will expand to even more gadgets soon. Android Wear is a...

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Project Ara component swapping gets demoed

Project Ara component swapping gets demoed

01 March, 2014 | comments (104)

Google's Project Ara has gotten a lot of attention recently with the announcement of the developer conference due on April 15-16. Happily, at the LAUNCH tech conference one of the Project Ara team members spent a juicy 25 minutes to talk about the...


Google targets $50 entry price tag for Project Ara smartphone

Google targets $50 entry price tag for Project Ara smartphone

27 February, 2014 | comments (56)

According to a report in Time, Google’s project Ara smartphone could arrive in early 2015 with an entry price tag of $50. The search giant retained the team behind the project when it sold Motorola to Lenovo last month. The affordable price...

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