Android tablets now get an optimized Google Play experience

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Android tablet owners logging into the Google Play Store will start to see a new, tablet-optimized configuration. As we’ve been expecting, the new look is designed to highlight apps and games made with tablets in mind. This, of course, does not get rid of everything else, but only pushes ...

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Google introduces physical Wallet cards; shipping in 10-12 days

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Google on Wednesday announced that a physical Google Wallet Card is now available to order. Offered free to residents of the United States, the card takes about 10-12 days to arrive. The Google Wallet card can be used as a debit card wherever you might use a standard MasterCard. In addition to ...

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Google Maps adds Waze incidents in 46 new countries & territories

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Google and Waze today announced that incident reporting has come to the Google Maps app for 46 new countries and territories. Now you’ll have a clearer idea as to where accidents, road hazards, police, and other incidents are along your route. It’s unclear which areas are seeing the ...

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Google debuts standalone Text-to-Speech app for Android

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Google has released a standalone Text-to-Speech app for Android in the Google Play Store. This app will read aloud your books, speak translations, and other things – but in the more natural sounding voice that comes in the other Google experiences. Get rid of that lifeless, robotic voice ...

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T-Mobile to offer Nexus 5 in retail stores on November 20, leak suggests

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T-Mobile will offer the new LG Nexus 5 smartphone in retail stores starting from November 20. According to leaked details obtained by TmoNews, the brand new device hits all channels effective two weeks from today. It’s unclear what pricing T-Mobile has in mind for the Nexus 5 but ...

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Google goof suggests 16GB Nexus 5 to retail at $349

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The Nexus 5 may sell for $349 whenever it eventually goes on sale, according to a Google slip-up. The unannounced flagship smartphone experience quietly slipped onto the Google Play Store last night before slinking off into the dark. This was, of course, before fast-fingered readers snapped the ...

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‘Google Now’ watch due sooner, not later

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New chatter hitting the internet these past days suggest that Google is indeed readying a smartwatch with Google Now functionality at its core. The word comes directly on the heels of a Google+ report from Android Police lead Artem Russakovskii  which indicates the project could be known as ...

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YouTube ‘Add to Device’ to allow offline playback up to 48 hours later

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An upcoming update to the YouTube experience will soon allow for offline playback of videos on your smartphone. Slated to arrive in November, the “Add to Device” feature will let users watch videos in cases where a data connection is not present. You’ll be able to view clips ...

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Android team intros three new developer features for Google Play Games

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Today we’re announcing three new features in Google Play Games that make it easier to understand what players are doing in your game, manage your game features more effectively, and store more game data in the Google cloud. via New Developer Features in Google Play Games | Android Developers Blog.

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Google updates Chrome for Android, brings new gestures

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Google has decided to update Google Chrome for Android, which is known as the Chrome Browser. The new update will start to roll out within few days, and it will bring some cool new gestures to the browser. Have a look on the new features: Swipe horizontally across the top toolbar to quickly ...

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Kit Kat promo limiting winner to one prize, typically $5 Google Play credit

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When Google first unveiled the name of the next version of Android, Android 4.4 KitKat, it also announced a contest in partnership with the  Kit Kat brand. To enter the contest you simply needed to purchase a Kit Kat bar, the kind adorned with the Android robot on the packaging, and look inside ...

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AOL brings official app to Google Play

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America Online (AOL) has released an official app for Android today, bringing the customized news and interests portal to your favorite mobile platform. Key features include a tablet-friendly layout for AOL Mail, the ability to prioritize your news stream, sharing stories and videos, and saving ...

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Google makes Quickoffice available for free to everyone

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Good Guy Google announced on Thursday that it is making Quickoffice free to anyone and everyone. As part of Google’s portfolio for the last year, it has grown and matured new features. But, seeing that not everyone is using Google Drive for documents and files, Google recently decided to ...

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Google Wallet moves beyond NFC with expanded Android support

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A new version of Google’s virtual wallet, Google Wallet, is out today and works for all phones running Android 2.3 and higher. Key among the updated app is the ability to send money to any U.S. resident with an email address. No longer tied to NFC-enabled devices, Google Wallet lets users ...

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Google out of 16GB Nexus 4 inventory

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Looks like Google has sold through inventory of both the 8GB and the 16GB versions of the Nexus 4. Boy, that stinks, right? We sure hope they get some more in stock soon.  Who knows when the next model of Nexus is ready to come along? All sarcasm aside, this is just seems to further... Read More