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 Glass development kit is finally here

Google has finally decided to release the Glass Development Kit – known as the GDK for Google Glass. The announcement was made at the Google hackathon event. Developers were looking forward to it as it will allow them to work in the areas of hardware which were inaccessible before, also ...

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Google folds Currents and Magazines into new Newsstand app

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New app aims to deliver all of your favorite magazines, news sources, blogs, and more. Google on Wednesday unveiled its newest app for consumers with the introduction of Google Play Newsstand. Combining pieces of both the Play Magazines app and Google Currents, it’s a central hub for all ...

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Google paying bounties for finding security holes in Android

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Google has expanded its Patch Reward Program and will now reward those who help fix flaws in Android’s code. Google is now offering bounties to those who find security holes in Android’s code. As explained in a blog post on the Google Online Security blog, the Patch Rewards Program ...

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Google aiming for RAW image support in Android

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Google is prepping a new camera API for stock Android experience that could bring about RAW image file support, according to new findings. What’s more, there also looks to be additional support for face detection and removable (perhaps modular) lenses. Google would not be the first ...

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Google Now app update delivers KitKat features to older smartphones

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Keep an eye on your notification bar over the next few days; an updated Google Search app is about to deliver some great new features. Largely centered around Google Now, the app brings about new cards of relevant, important information. Fans of movies, magazines, blogs, and television will be ...

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Google+ app for Android gets much-requested features

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The Google+ app for Android has received a number of new features as part of the most recent update. Rolling out over the next few days, the app brings about some much-requested details such as automatically refreshing your friends’ locations.  The v4.2 also adds in support for Daydream ...

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Google now accepting requests for an invite to become a Glass Explorer

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For the first time since Glass started rolling out to developers and contest winners, Google has provided the general public with a direct method to request an invite. Previously users were only able to submit a request to be kept up to date on Glass news. With the new form, users can indicate ...

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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 bows pair of new Nexus 7 ads

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Have you seen either of these on TV yet? Does it really make you wanna go out and buy one of these new tablets? They’re going to get some KitKat love in the next few days and weeks, you know?! Who is asking Santa Claus for one of Google’s 7-inch tablets?

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8 things I love about the Nexus 5 & Android 4.4

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Last Thursday, Google announced the LG Nexus 5. I ordered one for myself, and I have some thoughts on some of the key features that Google put into this phone. Sometimes it’s difficult to understand just how much you would use some of these features, especially when you don’t know ...

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Google releases Glass software update XE11

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True to its word Google has released its November update for Google Glass owners. The XE11 update adds some new features sure to make most Glass Explorers happy. Included in the refresh is the ability to tell Glass to get directions to “home” or “work”. In the past this ...

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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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Google fixes “Nexus 8″ on Android website

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Just a few days ago, every Android fan went crazy when they saw something on Android website – and people called it the Nexus 8, but we said this is probably not the Nexus 8, and just yet another bad photoshop. And guess what? we were right as Google just fixed it on Android’s ...

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Happy 6th anniversary to Android and AndroidGuys

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Just a quick note to let everyone know about a little milestone that might be of interest. Today marks the 6th anniversary of the announcement of Android and the Open Handset Alliance. What’s more, it’s also the birthday of this site, AndroidGuys. I started AndroidGuys as a blogger ...

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