Google pays AdBlock to unblock their ads

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Most people use some form of ad blocker to remove ads from a site that impede the user experience, but no doubt allow ads here on Android guys thanks to the tasteful layout and efficient use of ads. The most popular is AdBlock Plus, which has some 300 million downloads so perhaps it’s of ...

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HTC to miss Android Lollipop 90-day deadline update for flagship devices

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When Google announced Android 5.0 Lollipop everyone instantly began to wonder when their device would receive the next version of Android and more importantly how long the carrier or manufacturer would delay it while they applied their layer on the software. HTC were quick off the mark to ...

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Google Now open to third parties

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The time has come:  Google Now has been opened up to third party app developers.  Beginning today, January 30th, the Mountain View search giant will be allowing Google Now integration from 30+ companies.  If have any of these non-google apps installed on your device, you will start seeing cards ...

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Chrome Beta 41 for Android adds pull-to-refresh in pages

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If you like running at the forefront of developments then no doubt you’re interested in the Beta channel for Chrome. An update just got pushed to the Play Store bringing the version to build 41.0.2272 that adds a nice little pull-to-refresh feature in webpages. All you have to do is pull ...

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Apple is the reason for no Fingerprint sensor on Nexus 6

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It’s no big deal to expect a fingerprint sensor on a flagship device of this generation given that there are some previous generation devices already rocking one. But to my and many other’s surprise, the Nexus 6 didn’t come with one. On investigation, it was found that ...

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Google seeking the best of Sprint and T-Mobile

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For some time now, it has been announced Google is looking to launch their own mobile service through a mobile virtual network (MVNO). An MVNO that will be running on Sprint’s and T-Mobile’s networks although Google would be offering its own voice and mobile data plans. While an MVNO is ...

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Verizon confirms no data rollover plan

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After T-Mobile launched their “Data Stash” rollover program which was quickly followed by another similar program by AT&T, it was expected for Verizon to follow their footsteps instinctively just to avoid losing its large customer base and to create more potential ...

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Cyanogen to attempt a Google free Android

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The Information, an online subscription based news site, recently had an event in San Francisco on the “Next Phase of Android.” According to Android Authority, Cyanogen had a lot to say when it came to their future as well as the industry’s. With an opening statement that hid ...

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What is a fanboy?

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In almost any phone article on any website, you will find people fighting over what phone is better. These arguments range from iPhones vs Android phones to different Android manufacturers and every spot in between. Some of the people in these debates have good points while others do not, but ...

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Google’s Nexus Player is about to hit retail stores

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Up until now, Google’s Nexus Player has only been available on the official Google Play Store. Now, the latest from Gigaom shows that the Nexus Player will be hitting virtual shelves of Newegg starting January 25th and is available for pre-order. The Newegg website lists the Nexus Player ...

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Report: Google to become MVNO on backs of Sprint and T-Mobile

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Google has been working on a solution for mobile service for a while. We haven’t necessarily received any official confirmation, but it has been in reports and rumors for a while. Now, it seems we may be closer than ever to that becoming a reality. The Information has a report that Nick ...

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Android 5.0.2 factory images for Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 10 available for download

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On Thursday, Jan 15th, Google released the factory images for the latest Nexus 7 (2013 edition), as well as the Nexus 10. They both are shown with a build LRX22G, which is the same build number as the Nexus 7 (2012). You can use these images for a fresh build of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for your ...

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Google beefs up Translate app with Word Lens real-time translation

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Google on Wednesday announced a new version of its Translate app for Android and iOS. Rolling out over the next few days, the app brings about some handy real-time translation capabilities. With the update it is no longer required to snap a photo for translation. Indeed, users can get real-time ...

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Google Now Launcher update now offers Lollipop design to older devices

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Here’s some great news for fans of pure Android, especially those who are afraid of rooting their devices. The Google Now Launcher, made directly by Google, now brings a Lollipop look to every device running at least Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It’s completely the same as stock Lollipop ...

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HTC Nexus 9 now offered in Sand color option

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Just a quick note for those of you who were considering picking up the HTC Nexus 9. You can now pick the latest Google tablet up in a new color option, Sand. Head to the Google Play Store today and you’ll find the device offered in the 32GB Wi-Fi configuration. As of right now ...

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