Andy Rubin, father of Android, departs Google

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Andy Rubin, the literal man behind Android, has left Google to start up his own incubator. To be clear, he had not been part of the Android program in quite some time. Astute readers may recall learning his stepping down from Android to do “more moonshots” in the robotics ...

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Nexus 9 32 GB (Black) available for pre-order on Amazon UK

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Nexus 9 32 GB (Black) Google announced a new round of Nexus devices a few weeks ago, including the Nexus 9. When the Nexus 9 went on pre-order, it sold out rather quickly (not surprisingly). It seems that Google and HTC are on top of it though. Those who missed the first round of pre-orders... ...

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Motorola is now officially part of Lenovo

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Re/code reported this morning that Lenovo has completed the $2.9B purchase of Motorola from Google. My dreams of a Google owned mobile phone manufacturer are over. I was attracted to the original Moto X because it was owned by Google assembled in the USA near stock Android Two of those reasons ...

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Google Drive updated to version 2.1 [APK Download]

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Continuing on the recent theme of Google app updates, Google Drive sees its version bumped to 2.1 and with it changes in the way PDF’s are displayed as well as custom sharing messages. In addition, improved searching within the Google Drive app will allow you to see results for a keyword ...

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Google+ gets minor update to version 4.7 [APK Download]

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With Google continuing their rollout of new updates to their various apps, Google+ is the latest and has now hit version 4.7. There’s not too much new in this latest version of Google+ except the usual bug fixes and performance improvements. It does seem, however, that there’s a new ...

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Nexus Player vs Apple TV : The battle for your TV

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It’s round two for Google in the battle to get into your living room and with the failed first attempt a distant memory, the soon to be released Nexus Player will be the company’s newest weapon in this escalating war to get us onboard with streaming media. Google’s ...

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Google Play Games updated to Material Design [APK Download]

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Google are working hard today, not only have they updated their Google Wallet app, but they’ve also just issued an update to Google Play Games, bringing it to version 2.1.17, adding in Material Design. The heavy focus on what’s new in the latest version of Google Play Games of ...

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Google schedules second Project Ara conference for January 14

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Google has taken to Google+ to announce the next conference for Project Ara, which is to take place across two days in locations around the globe. Attendees will be able to meet other developers in the region, as well as hearing the latest on Project Ara. The first event will be on January 14, ...

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Nexus 6 goes up for pre-order and already sells out

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The Nexus 6 went up for sale only a few moments ago on the Google Play Store and it only took 30 minutes for it to sell out. Both the Midnight Blue and Cloud White in 32GB and 64GB show as out of inventory with no indication of when further stock will be available. Did... Read More

Pushbullet get Material Design update

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Pushbullet for Android has been updated to version 15.0.1, which now introduces material design for the app. Naturally, it looks fantastic and very, very Googly. It brings UI changes such as the floating action button, animations when opening sidebars, material design action toggles, and an ...

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Nexus 6 vs Droid Turbo: Another civil war within Motorola

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For weeks we heard rumors and picked up leaks about the DROID Turbo, and now it’s finally here. Like a souped up Moto X (2014), the DROID Turbo has a lot to offer. However, the new Nexus 6 also is a monster of a phone, both in specs and in size. Motorola has been hard at... Read More

Google Fit app launches in the Play store

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Today, Google officially released the Google Fit app which turns your Android device into a fitness tracker. According the the Android Official Blog, Google Fit uses sensors already built in to your Android phone to automatically detect walking, biking and running. And you can set and monitor ...

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YouTube’s music streaming service almost ready for launch, according to CEO

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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki spoke about YouTube’s upcoming music streaming service and stated that the service will offer offline playback and other functionality with competitors. Whilst no additional granular details were offered about the service, Wojcicki is optimistic that the service ...

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Free international calls on Google Hangouts through 2014

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Google has put a lot of time and effort into building out their Hangouts app. Some say it’s getting too bloated (or, maybe that’s just me), while others are still hopeful of a single unified communications application to rule them all. Whatever your perspective is on Hangouts, ...

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Root Nexus 5 Running Android 5.0 Lollipop With SuperSU

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The Nexus 5 running the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop software can now be rooted using a SuperSU package, formed from the Android 5.0 SDK with a build number of LPX13D. This is great news for Nexus 5 owners concerned with keeping their root access when the Android 5.0 Lollipop update lands on ...

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