Google AOSP lead jumps to Yahoo!

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Following closely to the news from August when Hugo Barra left Google to join Xiaomi, we now have another employee leaving as well.  Jean-Baptiste Queru, Google’s Technical Lead for the Android Open Source Project, has leaving Google however he is not heading to a smartphone company like ...

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Google Wallet moves beyond NFC with expanded Android support

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A new version of Google’s virtual wallet, Google Wallet, is out today and works for all phones running Android 2.3 and higher. Key among the updated app is the ability to send money to any U.S. resident with an email address. No longer tied to NFC-enabled devices, Google Wallet lets users ...

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Google acquires sharing app Bump

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Our mission at Bump has always been to build the simplest tools for sharing the information you care about with other people and devices.  We strive to create experiences that feel like magic, enabled behind the scene with innovations in math, data processing, and algorithms.  So we couldn’t be ...

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Ingress updated to include new Agent Achievement system

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Google’s Niantic Labs has released an update to its popular massively multiplayer mobile augmented reality game, Ingress. The new version brings about an Agent Achievement system which allows players to track skills and capabilities for their profile. Expected to roll out over the next ...

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Reminder: T-Mobile offering 2GB data free with Nexus 7 LTE

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As many of you know, the new Nexus 7 with LTE is now available from the Google Play Store and soon from T-Mobile stores.  The LTE version of the Nexus 7 packs 32GB of storage (more like 27GB give or take) and all the latest Android bells and whistles. Google’s flagship 7-inch LTE tablet –... ...

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Behold the power of Google Now

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Want to see just how much Google Now has evolved over the last year? Check out this video which shows off some of the amazing searches and commands that you can pull off with your smartphone! Here is a brand new demo with improved Google voice searches in the last 12 months (35 queries ...

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Google intros new Intel-powered Chromebooks, Chromebox

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Google today announced that new generation of Chromebooks and Chomeboxes will be powered by Intel’s Haswell processor. What’s so great about that? The Haswell processor is not only very powerful but, more importantly, it’s considerably better for the battery than others. Across the ...

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Google Glass receives software update, new features

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Google Glass Explorers look forward to the monthly software updates with high anticipation of what new features will be added. I’ve read whispers of Hangouts support found in last months XE8 update source code. So saying I had high expectations for this month’s XE9 update is an ...

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Check out these photos of the Android 4.4 KitKat statue coming to life

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Ever wondered what the process looks like when an artist is creating those fancy Android-themed statues for Google’s Campus? Thanks to a post by artist Giovanni Calabrese, we now have an inside look at the Android 4.4 KitKat statue coming to life. The photos which span over the course of ...

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Alleged Nexus 5 spotted at FCC

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The next-gen Nexus smartphone may have just been found at the FCC. According to details in the federal listing, the LG D820 is an LTE handset with support for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Additional specs look to include a 4.96-inch display, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 ...

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Nexus website redesign points to multiple Nexus phones

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Is this a sign of multiple Nexus products on the horizon or just a different way of promoting the different storage capacities?

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Google+ 4.1.1 update brings Auto Awesome notifications

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A new update rolling out to Google+ for Android, iOS, and desktops adds a fun, key feature to the new release. Available in the 4.1.1.update is the implementation of Auto Awesome notifications. Now you’ll know whenever it is that Google puts together something awesome with your existing ...

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Google Now adds a host of new cards

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Newest updates adds cards for car rentals, concert tickets, commute sharing, NCAA football and additional reminders. Also, public transit and TV cards are improved as well.

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Google Maps for Android to get Waze’s real time incident reports

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Google Maps for Android and iOS will soon offer Waze’s real time incident reports, according to a Google Lat Long blog post.  Once in place, users will be able to find and report accidents, road closings, construction, and more.  To start, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, ...

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My first month with Google Glass

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In the first part of an ongoing series, Jason Cipriani details his experiences in the Glass Explorer program.

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