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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In favor of Spotify Connect, Spotify says no to Google Cast

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Cult of Android has reported that Spotify’s service will not support Google Cast. If you haven’t heard of Google Cast, it was released earlier at CES on January 5. Cast essentially is an Apple AirPlay competitor that allows the user to stream audio from apps to Cast-compatible ...

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iHeartRadio to support upcoming Google Cast for audio, Sony PlayStation

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The music streaming service, iHeartRadio, has announced a host of new partnerships at CES 2015 that will enable it to bring its services to Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles among other devices. The other high-profile brands that iHeartRadio will be joining hands with include ...

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Google Cast now available for audio, available Spring 2015

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Google is taking advantage of their popular Chromecast capabilities by first incorporating cast into the new Nexus Player, but now also extending that capability to audio in the form of Google Cast. At CES, LG announced that they will have new speakers with a new capability that “Google ...

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Google lists their must-have apps for Android devices

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You may have seen our guide to the best apps to get you started on your Android device, but Google has created their own must-have apps of 2014. In fact, Google have gone through their entire app catalogue and created a list of 127 apps that you absolutely cannot live without. Most of the ...

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Project Ara update – Google announces two processors

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Paul Eremenko, the Head of Project Ara, took to Google+ a few days ago to share some excited news. Not only do they have several prototypes that are showing signs of life and promise, but they have confirmed two companies and their chips that will be a part of Project Ara. Eremenko said the ...

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Act fast, the 32gb Nexus 5 is back in stock at the Google play store.

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As of right now the Nexus 5 is back in stock.  The Nexus 5 has been reported to be discontinued sometime next year so this may possibly be one of your last chances to get this superb device.  This is one of the few Android phones that is running Lollipop now.  Unfortunately the Nexus 6... Read More

Google Drive app for Android gains ‘OK Google’ hotword feature

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A forthcoming update to the Google Drive app for Android is set to add a nifty new feature. Set to arrive over the next week, the app sees the integration of “OK Google” voice search. Instead of opening up Google Drive and typing in your keyword or file name you’ll be able to ...

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“Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” free today in the Google Play Store

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If you are a fan of The Lord of the Ring series, today is your lucky day.  Google is giving out the first movie in the series, “The Fellowship of the Ring” for free in the Google Play Movie Store.  Just sign in to your account and go to the movie page in the Play... Read More

Google removes the Amazon app for containing it’s own app store on the Play Store

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Amazon’s app store has been trying to compete with Google since the launching of the Kindle Fire series. Recently, Amazon released a new version of their app on the Google Play Store that had their own app store built in to it. This app within an app has been live on the Play Store since ...

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