HTC not allowed to use patents it does not own, says ITC

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The International Trade Commission has refused to let HTC use the patents it has on loan from Google in its current battle with Apple for patent infringement. Google loaned 5 patents to the Taiwanese manufacturer in September of last year with the specific purpose of fighting off Apple’s ...

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Apple drops Google maps, opts for an in-house alternative

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  It was only a matter of time, folks. Apple has officially announced that they’re dropping Google Maps on their iDevices and going for something cooked up within their own walled garden walls. Big loss? That stands for debate, as Google Maps has never really run terrifically on iOS. ...

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Trolldroid: Robert Scoble says Andy Rubin leaving Android, U mad bro?

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How to keep Android fans busy: start a rumor on Google+ about Andy Rubin leaving Google for a startup. That’s exactly what happened yesterday, went Robert Scoble posted this: Today I heard that the head of Android, +Andy Rubin, will soon leave Google and head to a new startup called ...

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Ouch – Judge orders Oracle to reimburse Google’s legal expenses

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Just last week, the judge presiding over the case between Oracle and Google found the Google was innocent of the charges against them for patent infringement. That’s not the news we’ve got in this particular article. No, this time, the news is that the same judge also ordered Oracle ...

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Google acquires QuickOffice and Meebo

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Google recently launched their very own cloud computing service known as Google Drive, and I am sure that all Google fans are familiar with Google Docs as well. Now the search giant is planning to expand their line of mobile applications, as they have now acquired one of the most famous mobile ...

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Google patent hints at new location-aware features in Android

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A newly uncovered patent application from 2011 suggests that Google may have some new location-aware features for future versions of Android.  Initially submitted in September, the patent looks to have been recently awarded so it’s possible we could see this in short order.  Or… we ...

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Google to debut “next dimension” of Google Maps on June 6

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Google is planning to introduce the “next dimension” of Google Maps on Wednesday, June 6, where presumably we will see an updated or new version of Google Maps. What’s interesting here is Apple’s WWDC event is also around the corner, and Apple is reportedly planning to ...

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Google Drive offline expected in next few weeks

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Google’s recently launched Google Drive should be getting offline support within the next few weeks, according to a high ranking member of the Chrome team. Google’s Senior Vice President of Chrome Sundar Pichai was asked a question on the topic at D10 about Chrome, his answer was: It’s a ...

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Google+ Local goes live with free Zagat integration

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New feature offers full Zagat ratings and recommendations as well as reviews from your friends.

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Future Google+ experience may include ‘Events’, ‘Local’ features

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Hints of the yet-announced features have been found in latest release of Google+ for Android.

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Refreshed and sexy: Google+ 2.6 comes to Google Play

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As feature rich as it is gorgeous, the new Google+ app arrives for Android.

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Google officially acquires Motorola Mobility, looks down the road

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The nine-month, $12.5 billion deal has come to a close.

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Mozilla Firefox native version hit Android in beta, comes with mouth-watering features

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Right now the browsing war is going on between Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera. Mostly people consider Mozilla and Google as the top competitors, and no doubt they are. Recently, Google launched the Google Chrome beta version for their very own Android OS, and now it seems Mozilla ...

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New patent reveals Google design for slide-out, QWERTY style phone

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Google’s designs for their prized Nexus line (Nexus One, Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus) have all followed the standard candybar-style. However, the latest from the rumor mill (or patent mill, as it were) is layouts for a slide out, QWERTY style device. We here at AndroidGuys are reminded of the ...

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Will Google stay with Samsung for Galaxy Nexus successor?

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Has Google fallen head over heels with Samsung and their Nexus products?

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