Note-taking program Google Keep slinks out, then quickly disappears

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Google briefly released their note-taking application “Google Keep” on Sunday via Google Drive, and then quickly yanked it back out – but, not before screenshots were taken. The guys over at Android Police managed to get off a couple quick snapshots before everything went back ...

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Andy Rubin passes the Android torch to Sundar Pichai

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There’s some rather large news coming out of Mountain View today as Android lead Andy Rubin has decided to “hand over the reigns”. The word comes direct from Google CEO Larry Page who tells us Rubin will start a new chapter at Google. In Andy’s place, Sundar Pichai will ...

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Google’s Project Glass gets SXSW demo

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As a child I remember watching The Terminator with my family, thinking how cool it would be to literally wear a computer that delivers real-time information. Well, if you have been following the news, this dream is almost a reality with the upcoming  Google Glass. Rumors have been floating ...

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Gmail updates look for mobile web and offline

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Last December Google launched a redesigned Gmail app for the iPhone and iPad. It went over so well with users that Google decided to roll out a similar look to the Gmail mobile web app and Gmail Offline on Monday. The new UI freshens up features such as improved search and integration with ...

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Google showcases a talking Android shoe at SXSW

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We know Google as the famous search engine giant and the company behind our beloved operating system, Android, but Google also loves to introduce weird but creative gadgets as well. I am sure that everyone is familiar with Google Glass project, which is an amazing innovation in the technology ...

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Google planning to cut 10% of Motorola’s workforce

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When Google bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, there was a bit of hope in the air that Motorola Mobility would rise again. Unfortunately, things are not going according to the plan. Results seem to be getting tougher to swallow at the end of every quarter. Last August, Google laid off ...

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Former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki hired to advise Google-owned Motorola

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Guy Kawasaki, former Apple evangelist and book author, announced earlier this week that he has gone Android by accepting an advisory role at Google-owned Motorola. His new role with Motorola will have him focused on product design, user interface, marketing and social media. One of his first ...

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Motorola Phones Lack “Wow” Factor, Says Google CFO

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Google’s CFO, Patrick Pichette, openly admitted that Motorola’s phones have not provided a “wow” factor for consumers. Pichette stated that Google has inherited a pipeline of insignificant devices. “Motorola has a great set of products, but they’re not really like ‘wow’ ...

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Google experimenting with new Linux kernel for Android, version 3.8

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According to the public kernel repository over at Google, there’s a new, experimental kernel build out. It’s marked as version 3.8, and is built from the standard kernel, with all the standard Android modifications and tweaks. This is, whether you may understand it or not, good news ...

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Google debuts Google+ Sign-In, the Facebook Login and Open Graph killer

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You know how many of your favorite Android games let you sign in with a Facebook account? You know many times that sign-in leads to spammy wall posts or clutter in your news feed? Google today announced something similar with Google+ sign-in, however there’s nary a trace of that added ...

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Google will have retail presence by end of year, rumor suggests

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You know that retail locator that Google recently unveiled for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7?  That thing will become even more helpful later this year once Google gets into the retail presence game. Google expects to open its own retail stores across the U.S., according to a recent 9to5Google ...

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Factory Android 4.2.2 images now available for Nexus devices

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Been dying for that update to Android 4.2.2? Over at Google Developers, they’ve released the factory images for: Nexus 4 Nexus 7 (Wfi and 3G) Nexus 10 GSM Galaxy Nexus (yakju and takju only) The images, as always, flash everything back to stock, vanilla Android, so be aware of that fact. ...

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New Motorola Google smartphone said to be a “game changer”

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With the Google / Motorola acquisition that took place oh-so-long ago, it’s been slow going for awhile. Many expected to see devices almost right out of the gate, but mum has been the only word thus far, aside from a few off-hand patents and rumors – definitely nothing concrete. ...

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Google Now gets spotlighted in new Nexus 4 commercial [video]

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If you watched the Grammys last night, chances are you saw LG / Google’s new commercial for the Nexus 4. The commercial had a slightly unexpected guest of honor: Google Now. The entire commercial was filled with people using Now to check schedules, train schedules, translate words, get ...

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Google Nexus 4 sells over 1 million since it was launched

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Over at XDA-Developers, the brains of the operation have found a way to keep track of the total number of Nexus 4 devices sold. At the beginning of last month, the Nexus 4 had sold about 400,000 units, but as of this month, that number has more than doubled to over 1 million total Google... Read More