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Google tipped to require more of its apps on Android devices

Google tipped to require more of its apps on Android devices

26 September, 2014 | comments (71)

According to a report in The Information, Google will require more of its apps to be preloaded on Android devices. Confidential contracts obtained by the media have revealed the upcoming change. Allegedly, Google will require up to 20...


Multiple Google employees spotted running Android L on Nexus 4

Multiple Google employees spotted running Android L on Nexus 4

22 September, 2014 | comments (42)

After Google released the developer preview of the Android L on just the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7, those using the older Nexus 4 were left in the cloud of uncertainty, wondering whether their phone will get the final version when it releases later...

Tags: Google, Android


Android Silver program allegedly put on hold by Google

Android Silver program allegedly put on hold by Google

16 September, 2014 | comments (29)

According to a report in The Information, Google’s Android Silver program for high-end smartphones has been put on hold. Allegedly, some employees of the search giant have expressed doubt about the venture’s success. The Information reported...

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Google launches Android One in India with three new smartphones

Google launches Android One in India with three new smartphones

15 September, 2014 | comments (130)

After announcing it first back at I/O 2014, Google today finally launched the first Android One devices in India. The first three phones to be launched are the Karbon Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A1, and Spice Dream UNO. The Dream UNO is the...

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Google to hold an event in India on September 15

Google to hold an event in India on September 15

01 September, 2014 | comments (15)

Google announced it is holding an event on September 15 in India after sending out press invites. The event is happening on Monday at 12AM with Google saying that more details will be revealed as the date draws near. The company is likely...

Tags: Google, Android


HP and Google discussed making an enterprise Nexus device

HP and Google discussed making an enterprise Nexus device

13 August, 2014 | comments (13)

According to report in The Information, HP and Google discussed making an enterprise-centric Nexus device. The two tech giants also talked over the past year about utilizing Google Now as a corporate tool. Google and HP primarily discussed...

Tags: HP, Google, Android, Rumors


Google Play store drops GPE smartphones for Android Wear

Google Play store drops GPE smartphones for Android Wear

06 August, 2014 | comments (9)

The Google Play Edition smartphones are out of the Play Store and in their place Google has the Nexus 5, 7 and 10 as well as LG's G Watch and Samsung's Gear Live - both running Android Wear OS. It seems Google is done with the HTC One, Samsung...

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Motorola could be working on a 5.9

Motorola could be working on a 5.9" Nexus smartphone

27 July, 2014 | comments (37)

Over the past few months we've seen much controversy about whether there will be another Nexus smartphone. That's because Google has been rumored to drop this program, and focus on Android Silver, which will incorporate a few devices from more...


Latest Chrome beta hints at Android L being version 4.5

Latest Chrome beta hints at Android L being version 4.5

25 July, 2014 | comments (17)

Ever since Google announced Android L at Google I/O last month, speculations ran wild as to not only what L will end up being called (Lollipop seems to be the fan favorite), but also what version number it will sport. The latest Chrome beta 37...


EU demands re-classification of games with in-app purchases

EU demands re-classification of games with in-app purchases

20 July, 2014 | comments (26)

In-app purchases are some of the trickiest, most annoying aspects of gaming today, and the phenomenon is becoming increasingly prevalent in the mobile landscape. Many business models of “free” games revolve around in-app purchases with sometimes key...

Tags: Google, Android, Apple, iOS


Google posts $16 billion revenue in Q2 2014 earnings report

Google posts $16 billion revenue in Q2 2014 earnings report

18 July, 2014 | comments (9)

Yesterday, Google posted its second quarter results, which reflected $16 billion in revenues - a 22% increase over the previous year. The company's operating income stood at $4.26 billion, which was also a 27% increase over last year. Of the...

Tags: Android, Google


Google pulls HTC One M7, Z Ultra and G Pad 8.3 from the Play Store

Google pulls HTC One M7, Z Ultra and G Pad 8.3 from the Play Store

09 July, 2014 | comments (15)

Google has pulled the HTC One (M7), the Sony Z Ultra and the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play editions from the Play Store. The concept of the Google Play edition devices was announced at I/O last year and the first two phones to be launched included...

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Android Wear experiencing glitches with paid apps

Android Wear experiencing glitches with paid apps

07 July, 2014 | comments (9)

It looks like Android Wear devices aren't working properly with paid applications from the Google Play Store. Apps for the wearable devices are downloaded concurrently with the ones on the Play Store; they should all update automatically over...

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Google will be sending its Tango phones into space

Google will be sending its Tango phones into space

07 July, 2014 | comments (16)

Google seems to have a penchant for launching its devices into orbit. First they did it with the Nexus S and One, and now, the search giant's Project Tango phone will be making its journey into the final frontier. The purpose behind Google's...

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Microsoft and Canon strike patent cross-licensing deal

Microsoft and Canon strike patent cross-licensing deal

03 July, 2014 | comments (59)

Software giant Microsoft and imaging giant Canon have struck a cross-licensing patent deal that affects "a broad range of products and services each company offers, including certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products". While details on...

Tags: Google, Motorola


Project Ara Chief Designer Dan Makoski leaves Google

Project Ara Chief Designer Dan Makoski leaves Google

03 July, 2014 | comments (27)

Chief Designer of Project Ara - Dan Makoski - has left Google. Makoski has been working at Google/Motorola since 2012 and is quitting now after his two year contract with the company ended. Why he chose not to renew his contract with Google...

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HTC One (M8) GPE and One (M7) GPE now getting Android 4.4.4

HTC One (M8) GPE and One (M7) GPE now getting Android 4.4.4

02 July, 2014 | comments (9)

Google is now seeding the latest available Android version on the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) Google Play Editions. The 4.4.4 firmware, just like the previous 4.4.3 update, brings only bug fixes. Check the official Android 4.4.4 change...


Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition shows up again

Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition shows up again

01 July, 2014 | comments (17)

At this point it's become very clear indeed - Samsung is working on a Google Play Edition Galaxy S5. This will come as no surprise, as last year we saw the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition (GPE) launch alongside the HTC One GPE. Obviously one...


Week 26 in review: Android L, Android One program, Nokia X2

Week 26 in review: Android L, Android One program, Nokia X2

27 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 26 of 2014 was yet another busy ride with plenty of new announcements so you are in for a long read. This week's...


Counterclockwise: Nokia N9, iPhone 4, Nexus 7, WP8

Counterclockwise: Nokia N9, iPhone 4, Nexus 7, WP8

28 June, 2014 | comments (20)

This is the new edition of Counterclockwise, where we'll be taking a look at all of the most significant news articles that happened during this week over the past several years. The last week of June has seen plenty of hardware announcements from...