AndroidGuys Weekly Wrap-Up: Google Buys Motorola, Droid HD Appears, and More!

Let’s take a look back at some of the bigger, more newsworthy items from the last week, shall we?  There was plenty to talk about in the world of Android, but we’ve narrowed it down to a few items.  Hit the break to watch Phil run through some of the stuff we’re still talking ...

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Google Reader App Optimized for Tablets

Google has rolled out an update to their RSS reader, Google Reader, today, optimizing the experience for tablets. Users will find the refreshed UI falls in line with other recently updated Google apps/services, including Google News and search. The intuitive split-pane display offers headlines ...

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Motorola Hearts Google: A Love Story

Way back in September of 2005, Motorola came out with a bold new cellular telephone that could, in fact, sync with your Apple iTunes account.  This auspicious device was dubbed the Motorola ROKR-E1.  At the time it came with a mind blowing 512MB upgradeable SD card that could hold one-hundred ...

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It’s Unanimous – Android Partners ‘Welcome’ the Google and Motorola Deal [UPDATE]

If you thought that other Android players would be upset of the news of Google acquiring Motorola this morning, then you’d be wrong. At least initially.  Early press quotes indicate that 4-out-of-4 OHA partners are in agreement and each of them ‘welcome’ the deal.  All four ...

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BREAKING: Google Acquires Motorola for 12.5 Billion to ‘Supercharge’ Android

It’s a huge day for Android today as Google just announced that they’ve acquired Motorola Mobility.  Yes, that Motorola.  New CEO Larry Page just put the word out on the official Google blog that they have opened their wallets up to the tune of 12.5 billion in an effort to ...

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AndroidSWAG & AndroidBeanie to Unveil New Product Live on HangoutParty.com Tonight!

  Tune in with the guys from HangoutParty.com tonight at 7:45 CST, as AndroidSWAG and Android Beanie will team up to perform the first product unveiling live! HangoutParty.com is a site, where you can view all of the most happening Hangouts taking place on Google+. It allows you to not ...

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Google’s App Inventor to be Shuttered, Released as Open Source

Since taking his spot at the throne of Google, Larry Page has been folding various projects and initiatives into each other. Those that don’t really fall in line with the bigger end up getting killed off altogether. The latest service to be affected by the new changes is the Google App ...

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Google Updates Search App for Android

Google has released* a new version of the search application today, tossing in a number of minor improvements. Users will notice right away that the interface has received a bit of a makeover which takes its cues from the new Android Market.  Suggestions are now grouped by type with web ...

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Google+ for Android Updated, Improved Notifications Included

Google+ for Android received a nice little update bringing it to version 1.0.5. Many of the changes brought about have been directly related to user feedback which not only shows you that Google cares about its newest product but that Goggle+ is evolving with its users and not against them. In ...

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Win Free Airfare to the Big Android BBQ!

Normally AndroidGuys takes a rest on the weekends, but this contest is too awesome not to share now! Our friend Russell Holly, who is on the BBQ committee, posted the following on his Google+ account this morning. “Want your favorite Google Exec to show up at the Big Android BBQ? Call ...

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Android and Google+ big Winners on Google Earnings Call

Yesterday was a big day for our favorite search giant, at least for it's investors and people concerned with the financial growth of the company. Google conducted it's Q2 earnings call to report in about the growth of several of it's products. Two of the big winners? Android and Google+.

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Google Exceeds Expectations As Earnings Rise 32%

It looks like Google is showing no signs of slowing down, something Android users are familiar with. Google’s Q2 earnings for 2011 were released today, and although the gain surprised many investors, followers of Google are nodding their heads in response to familiar news of success. ...

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Five Reasons Why Google+ Will Not Be Another Google Wave

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or camping) for the last two weeka, you’ve heard by now that Google has entered the social networking game with a new service called Google+.  Chances are pretty good that you learned of their effort via that other service from some friend of ...

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Google Maps 5.7 Adds Transit Navigation Beta

The Google Maps application for Android has just been updated to version 5.7, adding in another beta feature.  Called Transit Navigation (Beta), it gives users a turn-by-turn (stop-by-stop) navigation  for public transit in more than 400 cities across the world.  Since this feature relies on ...

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Android Activations and How They Break Down

Google states that there's over 500.000 Android activations every day, but where do they get that number from? That's what I'm trying to find out in this article.

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