Samsung and Google Sign Global Patent License Agreement

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Samsung and Google have entered into a 10 year patent license agreement in order to “prevent litigation and focus on innovation”.  With this agreement, Samsung and Google gain access to each other’s patent portfolios, paving the way for deeper collaboration on research and ...

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Google offering 25% discount on accessories in Play Store

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Looking to pick up some accessories for that new Nexus 5 smartphone or Nexus 7 tablet? Swing by the Google Play Store today and you’ll find Google is offering discounts on a number of products. We know you love your Nexus devices, so keep them safe, stylish and functioning at their best. ...

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Google working on smart contact lens to aide diabetics

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At Google X, the Internet giant’s secret facility, Googlers are working on projects out of the norm, like Google Glass, to make the world a better place. Today Google introduced one of its projects that aims to help people with diabetes, smart contact lenses. Before you start imagining ...

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Google Play Services 4.1 rolls out with some notable improvements

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Google Play Services version 4.1 began rolling out yesterday, bringing improvements to Google+, battery life, turn-based multiplayer for developers, and more. Let’s begin with Google+: With the recent update to Gmail, users can now send emails easier than ever to their Google+ contacts. ...

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Gmail now lets users email Google+ connections, opt out available

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Further integrating its social network into its other services, today Google announced a new feature allowing Gmail users to email a Google+ connection, whether they’ve exchanged email addresses or not. Gmail and Google+ users should be receiving an email with information about the new ...

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Philips launching Android Smart TVs in 2014

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Philips has announced that its new lineup of Ambilight TVs will be powered by Android with a release date scheduled for June 2014. The TVs will also have access to Google Play and Philips Smart TV apps, which in turn would give access to Google applications such as Play Music, Youtube, and ...

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Unofficial prescription options for Google Glass to start at $99

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Google Glass Explorers who have had to change to contacts, or potential Explorers who’ve been waiting for prescription glass compatibility, the wait is almost over. Unofficially, at least. According to Gigaom (via SlashGear), Rochester Optical is planning to launch prescription lenses built ...

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Moto G coming soon to Verizon Wireless?

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Motorola recently revealed the budget version of the Moto X, known as the Moto G. It’s a decent device and it was made available in November by Motorola it self, as it could be purchased from their official site. Now it seems Moto G will be launched by one of the largest US mobile ...

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Google and Audi to announce Android-based in-car entertainment system?

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Android is becoming a part of our everyday life now – we have Android powered phones, tablets, television, refrigerator, and also cars with Android powered entertainment system. It seems Audi is impressed by Android, and they are planning to announce a new in-car entertainment and ...

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Google+ will AutoAwesome your year in pictures and videos

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With the year wrapping up, it’s always great to look back on what you accomplished in the past year. Facebook does this for you with its Year in Review feature and now Google is going to do just the name with with Google+ and #AutoAwesome You may be familiar with some of the most recent ...

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We’ve got 6 Google Glass invites – want one?

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We’re giving away a half dozen Explorer Edition invitations over the next few days We’re trying to be most un-Grinchest people this holiday season here at AndroidGuys, so in addition to our 12 days of Christmas giveaways, we have one more present, well six more, for you guys. We ...

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Google releases the XE12, gives Glass Explorers the update they’ve been waiting for

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Google has officially released XE12, the latest OS update for Google Glass. In the true holiday spirit, Google has given Explorers plenty to be thankful for with the update. XE12 includes full Hangouts support. Instead of relying on an Android device for only text conversations, or random ...

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Google VP dishes on future of Chromecast

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Google’s Chromecast device has started off modestly, with approved service providers slowly being added since it’s launch earlier this year. According to an interview of Google VP of Product Management Mario Queiroz on Gigaom, 2014 is going to be the year for Chromecast to grow. The ...

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Google’s Ingress to become a platform for augmented reality games

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Augmented reality games are really cool, and I remember when I used to play one on a Nokia a long time ago, but the way technology is moving forward, the world of augmented reality is changed as well. Niantic Labs, a part of Google, developed an augmented reality game known as the Ingress. It ...

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Nexus 5 now shipping with slightly altered physical appearance

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Over at XDA Developers forum, some new owners of the Nexus 5, and those that returned theirs for defects, are reporting that their devices are slightly different from those that originally shipped at launch. According to XDA member shinral, some devices had noisy buttons, a protruding SIM card ...

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