DigitTimes ties Samsung, LG, Sony and HTC to Nexus rumors

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Adding fuel to the growing fire that is the Nexus program, DigiTimes is today reporting that Samsung, LG, Sony, and HTC are “likely to be potential partners”. The entire post might read a little ‘lost in translation’ as it calls the initiative the “Nexus 7″ ...

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Google to launch the next Nexus device in 30 days?

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Back in January 2010, Google officially launched the Google Nexus One, the first ever Android device with “Pure” Google experience. After that, we saw the Nexus S and then the mighty Galaxy Nexus debuted Android 4.0 a.k.a Ice Cream Sandwich. Galaxy Nexus is now almost one year old, ...

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Google optimizes Flight Search for tablets

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Google has optimized its Flight Search experience for tablets today, making it much friendlier on larger display sizes.  Users will now find that Google takes advantage of the extra space that comes with 7-inch screens and larger.  If you’ve not used Google Flight Search to track a flight ...

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Google may intro a $100 Nexus tablet by end of year

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Google may introduce a $100 Android Nexus tablet by the end of 2012, according to new reports. The move, if true, could really help push Google’s tablet effort out in front of others like the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and new Nook HD. The source of the rumors is DigiTimes.com, a destination ...

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Google Play blows past 25 billion app downloads

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The Google Play Store has now seen 25 billion (with a ‘B’) installs of its Android-based apps and games, according to the official Android blog.  And it’s not just a simple milestone reached at the same, steady rate.  No, the Play Store is building momentum and growing at a ...

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Google+ is now 1/9th size of Facebook

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Google’s senior vice president of engineering, Vic Gundotra, today announced that Google+ has grown to more than 100 million active monthly users.  At around 1/9th the size of Facebook, it has a long way to go before catching the king of social networking.  Consider, however, that Google+ ...

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Google acquires famous iOS photo app Snapseed

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Google acquired Nik Software today, developer of the famous iOS app known as Snapseed and the reason probably is to go head-to-head with Instagram, which is one of the most famous photo app available on Android and iOS, and it’s downloaded more than 5 million times by Android ...

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Chrome for Android gets first update since leaving beta

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Google Chrome has been updated for the first time since it’s release from beta. The update includes security and stability improvements and now has new location preference integrated. Google also made a few changes to YouTube, so your video controls now work in full screen mode and videos ...

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Google: Android eclipses half billion activated devices

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Google has officially seen 500 million Android devices activated since the release of the G1 back in fall 2008.  According to Google’s own Hugo Barra, the monumental figure was achieved yesterday, September 11, 2012.  At a confirmed rate of 1.3 million devices per day, we figure it will ...

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Google Wallet: Prepaid cards discontinued

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Google Wallet users are now getting a warning to spend their Google Prepaid Card balance before October 17th at which point Google will be removing all prepaid cards from the Google Wallet App. After this date passes the only way to get your money back is to put in a refund at the Google ...

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Google Drive for Android receives update

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Google Drive is around from a long time now, and it’s for sure an amazing offer by the search giant. Google updated Google Drive for Android, and added some new features. According to Google blog, the updated Android version allows users to add comments, reply to existing comments and ...

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Google advertising Nexus 7 on home page

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Head to Google.com today and you’ll find an advertisement for the Nexus 7.  Big deal, right?  Actually, yeah, it is.  Google doesn’t advertise their Nexus devices all that often and typically leaves their search home clean.  That’s not to say they haven’t done anything ...

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Going to Droidcon? Take 25% off admission with AndroidGuys discount

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The Android-oriented congress Droidcon 2012 is taking place during November 22-23 in Amsterdam, Holland just like it did last year. The good folk from Droidcon are still accepting papers but a few speakers have already been confirmed, including engineers from both Google and Facebook about ...

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Xperia Nexus and Optimus Nexus tossed into rumor mill

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If past history is an indicator, the next Nexus release should be arriving in the late fall or early winter.  As such, we ought to be getting a slew of rumors and details for the next “Pure Google” experience.  Such was the case this morning with the word of a “Superior” ...

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Public transit schedules for Google Maps reaches one million

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Since 2005, Google Maps has been collaborating with transit authorities to make our lives a whole lot easier. Today Google has well over 500 cities worldwide with transit stops marked. Google understands that public transportation info is important to have at the palm of your hand. They have ...

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