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Google Maps application arrives on the iPhone

Google Maps application arrives on the iPhone

13 December, 2012 | comments (139)

It's finally here, folks. After taking an exit from the iOS platform with the arrival of iOS 6, the Google Maps application started journey as a standalone app that had to be downloaded from the App Store. And although it did take some time coming,...

Tags: Google, iOS, Touch UI


Oracle appeals ruling in Google case, drops patent infringement

Oracle appeals ruling in Google case, drops patent infringement

30 November, 2012 | comments (6)

Following the ruling in its case against Google's infringement of the Java API in Android, Oracle has decided to drop its patent case, and focus solely on copyright infringement. This is most likely due to the fact that the infringed patents in...

Tags: Google, Android


Google Nexus 4 to go back in stock in the US today

Google Nexus 4 to go back in stock in the US today

27 November, 2012 | comments (104)

Today Google sent notifications to those who registered their interest of buying the smartphone. The offer applies only for the United States and starts at 12:00 PST time. Last time around, the available stock was depleted in less than an...


Android 4.2.1 for Nexus 4 and slates 7 and 10 now available

Android 4.2.1 for Nexus 4 and slates 7 and 10 now available

27 November, 2012 | comments (57)

The Android 4.2 (still Jelly Bean) was released for the (ASUS-made) Nexus 7 slate back-to-back with the new LG Nexus 4 smartphone and Samsung Nexus 10 tablet two weeks ago. Soon after the users noticed December was missing from the Contacts...


LG explains that the Nexus 4 LTE connectivity is actually a dud

LG explains that the Nexus 4 LTE connectivity is actually a dud

25 November, 2012 | comments (71)

The presence of an 4G LTE chip in the LG Nexus 4 has been making owners of the device scratch their head and giving them hope that it might eventually be hacked to work. The revelation made by iFixit's teardown of the device has made a lot of...


LTE can be enabled on the Nexus 4, works on Canadian networks

LTE can be enabled on the Nexus 4, works on Canadian networks

23 November, 2012 | comments (41)

Remember when people were disappointed that the Nexus 4 doesn’t have LTE? And then iFixit dug up an LTE chip in the phone? Well, it turns out that the chip can be enabled surprisingly easy. Several people are reporting that the LTE connectivity...


Nexus 4 available at Carphone Warehouse, costs dearly

Nexus 4 available at Carphone Warehouse, costs dearly

22 November, 2012 | comments (26)

The Google Nexus 4 is one of the most affordable high-end smartphones around with its $349 price tag in the US. In Europe, however, things are different, as Carphone warehouse is listing the latest Nexus phone for the hefty £390. This is £110...


Nexus 7 with HSPA+ sells out on Google Play as well

Nexus 7 with HSPA+ sells out on Google Play as well

15 November, 2012 | comments (54)

The AT&T version of the Nexus 7 with cellular data has sold out just two days after appearing on the Google Play Store. Although it did not get as much publicity, the Nexus 7 with Mobile data was released alongside the new Nexus 4 smartphone...


Nexus S and Motorola Xoom to remain on Android 4.1.2

Nexus S and Motorola Xoom to remain on Android 4.1.2

14 November, 2012 | comments (91)

While announcing the availability of Android 4.2 on AOSP, lead Android developer at Google Jean-Baptiste Quéru confirmed that the Nexus S and the Motorola Xoom will not be updated to Android 4.2 and will remain on Android 4.1.2. We honestly...


T-Mobile to sell unsubsidized 16GB Nexus 4 for $499 in US

T-Mobile to sell unsubsidized 16GB Nexus 4 for $499 in US

14 November, 2012 | comments (42)

T-Mobile has announced that they would be selling the 16GB Nexus 4 for $499 in the US, unsubsidized. That's rather high, as the phone costs only $349 on Google Play. The other option they offer you is the ability to purchase the phone for...


Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 go on sale, immediately run out of stock

Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 go on sale, immediately run out of stock

13 November, 2012 | comments (119)

It looks like people know a deal when they see one, as the new Google flagship smartphone, the Nexus 4, has sold out in less than an hour after appearing on the Play Store in the UK and Australia. The same applies to the 10 inch Nexus tablet - both...


Android 4.2 update now rolling out for the GSM Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.2 update now rolling out for the GSM Galaxy Nexus

13 November, 2012 | comments (94)

Right on the day of the Nexus 4 launch, Google has started rolling out the Android 4.2 update for the Galaxy Nexus. Currently, only a few users have reported receiving the update, and none of them are using the Sprint or Verizon versions. If...


Android 4.2 officially out, Jelly Bean name here to stay

Android 4.2 officially out, Jelly Bean name here to stay

29 October, 2012 | comments (106)

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is now official, following Google's announcement of the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10. There are a lot of new things to cover, so let's not waste any time. Multiple user accounts Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for tablets adds multiple...


Google officially unveils the Samsung Nexus 10 tablet

Google officially unveils the Samsung Nexus 10 tablet

29 October, 2012 | comments (37)

The cat's out of the bag and the Google Nexus 10 manufactured by Samsung is now official. Undoubtedly, the most prominent feature of the slate is its 10.1" display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. This makes for a pixel density of...


Google unveils HSPA+ Nexus 7 version, 32GB version in tow

Google unveils HSPA+ Nexus 7 version, 32GB version in tow

29 October, 2012 | comments (18)

Alongside the brand new Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet, Google also announced an HSPA+ enabled Nexus 7 slate. The 3G radio sporting device will be compatible with over 200 GSM carriers worldwide, including AT&T in the United States. ...


Google Nexus 10 shown on video, new lockscreen demoed

Google Nexus 10 shown on video, new lockscreen demoed

28 October, 2012 | comments (36)

The Samsung-made Google Nexus 10 tablet managed to get itself caught on camera yet again, after its video appeared the other day. The video is very short but does, briefly, show the new lockscreen layout and takes a quick look at the...


Google cancels October 29 event due to hurricane

Google cancels October 29 event due to hurricane

27 October, 2012 | comments (68)

Google's October 29 event has reportedly been cancelled after a state of emergency has been issued in the US due to the imminent arrival of Hurricane Sandy, which will be passing through New York City, Google's venue for the event. Although...


LG Nexus 4 confirmed by LG Head of Mobile Product Planning

LG Nexus 4 confirmed by LG Head of Mobile Product Planning

22 October, 2012 | comments (125)

In an interview with IBN Live LG's Head of Mobile Product Planning, Amit Gujral, has let slip that the much-anticipated and not-so-secret LG-made Nexus 4 is the real deal and it's going to be unveiled at Google's Android event come October 29...


Google has its first $14B quarter but net income decreases

Google has its first $14B quarter but net income decreases

19 October, 2012 | comments (33)

Google's Q3 results came out earlier than planned and since they didn’t meet Wall Street's expectations, the company's shares dipped and trading of the stock had to be suspended temporarily. Google's shares ended the day 8% down. While not what...

Tags: Google, Android, Misc


Google sends out invites for an Android event on October 29

Google sends out invites for an Android event on October 29

18 October, 2012 | comments (64)

Google has just sent out invites to the media for an Android event to be held on October 29. The event will be in New York at 10:00 AM and will be streamed live on YouTube. As far as the purpose of the event is concerned, our psychic powers...