Is Google teasing alternative on-screen buttons for Android “L”?

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As you all know by now, Google announced a new version of Android, called Android “L” (for the time being at least). Along with that they announced a new design approach to Android, called “Material Design” in which they, amongst other things, introduced a new set of ...

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Living with Google: Google Maps

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Google Maps is the go to map and navigation app for your android phone. With years of mapping experience, an ever growing library of satellite photos and new roads Google is the go to source for your navigation and location needs. Google is always making improvements to the mapping experience. ...

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“OK Google” hotword is now available in a bunch of new languages

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Google Now is a really useful service which keeps on getting better and better. For some it is more useful than for others. Google Now launcher offers you the benefit of activating voice search on which ever home screen you’re in while the Moto X is a completely different story thanks to ...

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Project Ara’s chief designer departs Google

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Google’s Project Ara reached beta status. Those are some great news and we should see it hit the market in eight months. However there are some bad news as well. Unfortunately Project Ara’s chief designer Dan Makoski is leaving his position and Google altogether. This information ...

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Google Play Services 5.0 rolling out to devices worldwide

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A few days ago we presented you with a way to update Google Play Services to version 5.0. This update was done manually and it worked only on certain devices. Well, this version of Google Play Services is now rolled out to devices worldwide, according to Google. This update brings a slew of ...

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Project Ara reaches beta status, 100 testers will receive the device

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Remember Phonebloks aka Project Ara? Yeah, that “crazy” modular smartphone concept by Motorola which Google took over and has been working on ever since. Well, it turns out Google has some great news for us, Project Ara reached beta status. So, here’s the gist. Google launched ...

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Google Voice integration with Hangouts is nearly done, debug tool suggests

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Google Voice integration with Hangouts is just a matter of time. We wrote about it earlier this year. Hangouts would then be Google’s unified chat client, it would serve all your communication needs. This merger of sorts is one step closer to completion. A Reddit user managed to get a ...

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Source code for Android “L” preview is now available in AOSP, Nexus 4 and 7 (2012) included

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Android L preview is hot at the moment. Everyone is talking about it and we can’t wait for Google to release it when it’s done, hopefully this Fall. Google released Android “L” preview for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) only, but there seems to be hope for Nexus 4, first-gen ...

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Download all the Android L Apps [APK]

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We’ve already seen a lot of Android L goodness, from wallpapers to keyboards, but now thanks to the guys over at XDA, you can download all the apps that come with Android L all at once. The list is pretty extensive and contains all the Android L app .APK’s, some of which will be ...

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HTC Volantis Nexus 9 “Flounder” leaks yet again

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Having seen no reference of a new Nexus tablet mentioned at Google I/O, hope was deflated that the various leaks we’d seen about the Nexus 9, or even the Nexus 6 and Nexus 8, were false claims. However, it seems the codename of what is believed to be the Nexus 9 is still cropping up.... ...

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Google and MediaTek to work together on Android One project

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During the Google I/O 2014, Google introduced the Android One series. The devices under it will be released in developing nations, and this is actually Google’s move to take a huge chunk out of the low-end smartphone market. There was a time when Nokia conquered it, now as Google Android ...

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Download and install Android L’s “Heads up!” notifications on any Android 4.3+ device

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It’s quite obvious Google I/O is Google’s biggest event of the year and one of the biggest tech events in general. This year Google had lots to say, they announced a bunch of stuff, but Andorid “L” preview was one of the biggest, definitely. Developers are apparently ...

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LG and Google partnering up in order to bring us Project Tango

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Google’s Project Tango is certainly an impressive concept, and that is set to be made a reality with LG announcing a partnership with Google to bring Project Tango hardware to life. Project Tango is unique because the idea allows 3D mapping of your environment through a variety of sensors ...

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Get the new Android “L” keyboard on your Android 4.0+ device (root NOT required)

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Earlier today Thomas already explained how you can get the new Material Design keyboard from Android “L” to your device. You could do that for any device but you couldn’t do it without root privileges, we’re going to try to change that if you’re amongst those who ...

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Black HTC One M8, yellow Nexus 5 on the horizon

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OK, call me boring but I like my smartphones to look understated and elegant. So when it comes to choosing what color I want my hardware to be I will always go for the black option. Lately we are seeing many manufacturers turning towards bold or fancy colour schemes for their devices. @evleaks ...

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