Google I/O 2013: No new Android release this year, but that’s not a bad thing

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So as you’ve learned by now, there is no new version of Android being announced at this year’s conference. But, before you get all upset and scream about how that sucks, I’ll tell you that it’s not a bad thing. In fact, I posit that what Google did for Android this time ...

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Android lead: Google I/O “going to be different” this year.

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Don’t look for any big new hardware or major releases in Android at Google I/O this week, it’s likely not going to happen. Google’s Sundar Pinchai, speaking with Wired, tells us that Google I/O is “going to be different” this year. What can we expect from I/O this ...

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In Brief: Android-related things you should know (May 10, 2013)

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In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, and Android-related news tidbits which, for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its own on AndroidGuys. These are things that we still feel are worth knowing, even if in a passing manner. Consider it a grab-bag of Android goodies. ...

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Google Babel to be called Hangouts and debut at Google I/O, source says

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Google will introduce the much-rumored unified messaging client, Babel, at Google I/O next week, reports TechRadar. Picking up the more formal, and familiar, name of Google Hangouts, this is the messaging service that is expected to be cross-platform and tie together a number of existing ...

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Refreshed Nexus 7 details emerge ahead of Google I/O

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Google may introduce a refreshed version of the Nexus 7 tablet at Google I/O next week, according to rumors surfacing in the past few months. With word of a faster processor and higher resolution display, the word is that the tablet will feature a thinner bezel and overall thinner and lighter ...

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APPTEASERS: 15 Android apps and games you should know about (May 9)

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APPTEASERS is a collection of apps and games that are new to Android, recently updated, discounted, etc. Whatever the case, we think they’re worth exploring and are willing to bet that many of you would enjoy a few of them. We understand that we won’t get every single app that ...

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Full agenda, list of sessions for Google I/O 2013 revealed

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With no less than 16 Android and 4 Glass sessions expected, Google IO 2013 will be amazeballs.

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Party your apps off with Lookout on eve of Google I/O 2013 (WIN A FREE TICKET!)

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Lookout’s annual kickoff party for Google I/O is barely two weeks away and we’re getting super stoked. UPDATE: WINNERS SELECTED AND NOTIFIED BELOW. Headed to San Francisco later this month to get in your annual dose of Google I/O?  Awesome! Why not get things started a little early ...

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Google pushing back release of next version of Android?

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With Google I/O 2013 taking place in less than one month’s time (May 15-17), many are expecting Google to announce the next version of Android. Rumored as both v5.0 and Key Lime Pie, it’s widely assumed that a new device will make its debut with the latest release. New details ...

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Google IO 2013 sells out within 45 minutes

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As if you might have expected anything else, Google I/O 2013 has sold out in a matter of minutes. How many minutes this time? Well, so far our unofficial report is that took only 45 minutes. To put that into perspective, let’s frame it against the last few years and the time it took to... ...

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Google IO website features hidden ‘experiments’

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Have you been to the Google I/O 2013 signup page lately? No… like today. It might look the same as it did a week ago but a closer inspection reveals the site has clickable components. Tap the ‘I’ or the ‘O’ in the right manner and you’ll find that the site ...

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Google IO 2013 registration and pricing details

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Hey developers! Looking to make the annual trek to San Francisco for Google I/O 2013? You’ll want to circle March 13 on your calendar and set aside no less than $900 for registration.  Registration for the three day event will begin at 7AM PST (10 AM EST) where it will likely sell out in ...

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What is Google cooking up for Google I/O 13?

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The Google I/O developers conference is perhaps the largest Android event in the world, and , if I may say so, also the best. It’s becoming a fact that ever year Google introduces plenty of new stuff at I/O, such as new versions of the Android platform as well as devices. So, looking ...

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Delta updates go live in Google Play Store

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What’s the point in downloading a new version of that big 20MB application if the only thing that is different is the addition of new language support?  Why bother wasting the bandwidth and eating away at the limited data plan that you’ve got? Delta updates, which were announced ...

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Google IO 2012 keynote impressions

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Well, the worst kept secret in Android has come to pass – the Nexus 7 is a real tablet, and its available for $199.  The first day of keynote is in the books, the nerds are lining up for their freebies and the Android universe has a new OS to look forward to getting. As... Read More