Google Movie Rentals go Live in the UK – Kind of

Just days after Google Books went live in the UK so too has Google Movies although not quite completely. The Android Market hasn’t been updated to allow you to browse the movies available to rent the way it was updated for books. As it stands you have to log in to YouTube and rent the... ...

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Google+ 2.0 Built for ICS

Android Police are on a roll tonight! Hot on the heels of the Google Music 4.0.1 apk we have the Google+ 2.0 apk, again built specifically as one of the core apps that should be in Ice Cream Sandwich. I managed to have a little play with this one, because it’s not a system app... Read More

Download the New Google Music App Built for ICS

Well what do we have here? The leaks just keep coming and coming. This time it’s Google Music 4.0.1 built specifically for launch with Ice Cream Sandwich. The app has slight UI tweaks over the current Music Beta app, mainly to tie in with ICS’s makeover, it features some blue Tron ...

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New Leak Suggests There May Be More Than One “Prime” [OPINION] (Updated)

While everyone has undoubtedly seen the latest Nexus Prime leak this morning, many are too quick to assume this is the Google experience Nexus Prime that we’ve all been waiting for. Armed with Samsung’s own video teaser from earlier this week and the new video from today, I would ...

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Google and Samsung Pushing Back “Big” Announcement

Looks like we’ll be waiting a bit longer for Samsung and Google to unveil their big project.  Widely expected to be the announcement of the Galaxy Nexus, October 11th was the date we had circled on our calendar. Samsung and Google decide to postpone the new product announcement at CTIA ...

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Google Books Now Officially Available in the UK

It’s been a long time coming, but with a recent update Google Books is now live in the UK. Meaning British users can now purchase published books to read on your phones and tablets rather than being limited to the free public domain books. Reflecting this change is an updated Market (both ...

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Google Shopper Updated to 2.2, +1 Your Favorite Products and More…

Google Shopper has been my shopping buddy for quite some time and is one of the most used apps on my phone. Yesterday Google released an update bringing it to 2.2 and adding a few new features worth noting. With this update you will now be able to: +1 your favorite products Save products to... ...

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Is This the Next Version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich?

Ok, so bear with us here.  The video you are about to see is alleged to be the first in-the-wild footage of the next release of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich.   The story goes like this: A guy buys a Nexus S on eBay.  Handset arrives, but looks a little different when booted up.  Once... Read More

Ice Cream Sandwich to be Unveiled on October 11?

Samsung begun sending out press invitations to their next “Unpacked” event, slated for October 11th.  Kicking off at the same time as CTIA, this is likely the day and event where we’ll get our first look at the next version of Android – Ice Cream Sandwich. Typically, ...

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Motorola Atrix 2 Leaked, Looks Promising

Earlier this year, AT&T released Motorola’s first ever dual-core device known as the Motorola Atrix. Then in July, some shots of a Motorola prototype device leaked and was soon labeled as the successor to the Atrix. Now our friends over at BGR have managed to get their hands on what ...

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Google+ Announces New Features for Mobile Apps

Google have just taken to their blog to announce some new features for their social networking site Google+. The majority of these new features are aimed at the mobile apps for the site, the biggest being mobile Hangouts for Android handsets running 2.3+ with a front facing camera. I’ve ...

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Google and Oracle Attempting Settlement Ahead of Trial

After spending more than one year of battling back and forth, Google and Oracle are in court, attempting to smooth things out. A quick primer – Oracle has accused Google of infringing on some of their Java software patents.  The CEO’s for both companies were in front of a magistrate ...

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Google Preps Android Developers for ICS

The official Android Developers blog has given us our first glimpse into how Android apps will operate when scaled across both phone and tablet displays and running Ice Cream Sandwich.  In a post written to help developers prepare their apps for the next release of Android, Google’s Scott ...

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Do You Still Care That Android is Open Sourced? (Op-Ed)

It’s the last quarter of 2011, and Google has barely three years in the Android can.  I started thinking about this in the last few weeks and especially after writing my last article and why Android is successful.  Is it still important that Android is an open source operating system?  It ...

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Google, Intel to Optimize Future Build of Android for Atom Processors

Get ready for even more innovation and choice in the Android universe.  Intel and Google announced today that future builds of the Android platform will be written with optimization for the Atom processor line. Combined, these two companies will see that more OEMs and wireless providers have ...

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