Google Maps 8.1.0 update brings terrain view

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Google has updated their Maps app bringing the version number to 8.1.0 from the previous 8.0.0 having already updated their camera app to version 2.2. With the update comes terrain view which will display 3D elevation of various geographic features such as mountains, making it extremely useful ...

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Google updates its camera app once again brining a few new features, including a timer

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It’s been a month and a half since Google released a standalone Google Camera on the Google Play Store. Since then there’s already been one update to the app. Now Google strikes again with some new features. Google Camera is now at version 2.2.024 (after the update). Google added a ...

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Nexus 5, 7 and a Chromecast are now available in even more European countries

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Google keeps on expanding the Google Play hardware offering’s reach, and now the LG Nexus 5, Asus Nexus 7 and a Chromecast can now be purchased in even more countries. Nexus 5 and 7 are now available in Norway and Switzerland. On the other hand Chromecast’s reach has expanded even ...

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Nova Launcher 3.0 Beta 2 is now available, a bunch of new features added

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I believe most of you have at least heard of Nova Launcher, one of the best and most popular Android launchers out there. It is hard not to notice such a powerful, customizable and yet optimized and smooth launcher. Nova Launcher 3.0 Beta 2 is out now and those of you who are willing to... Read More

Google Play gets optimized for mobile

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On Android most people can access the Google Play store via a mobile app. There are a some instances where people including those on other than Android devices need to access the not-so-nice mobile version of Google Play. To fix that problem Google has finally decided to update their Google ...

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Recap: 5 Android-related posts you may have missed this week (May 24)

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Were at the end of another great week in Android and so let’s take a look at some of the awesome articles written by the staff here at AndroidGuys. This is a mix that includes editorial original pieces as well as product reviews that you may have missed during the week. So relax, kick ...

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WSJ: Google has Project Tango tablets in the works ahead of I/O

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Don’t be surprised if Google drops a Project Tango-based tablet on developers next month at the annual Google I/O conference. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is readying a tablet version of its latest mobile initiative. Capable of recording 3D maps of indoor locations, these ...

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Google jumps over Apple and becomes the most valuable brand

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Google became the most valuable brand in the world by leaping over Apple, at least according to Millward Brown’s 2014 100 Top BrandZ report. According to them Google had a 40% increase in value and is now valued at nearly $158.9 billion. Google Glass (which is in open beta now) certainly ...

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Next version of Android looking to change navigation buttons

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The next version of Android, whether it be 4.5 or 5.0, is possibly looking to change up the look of the interface a lot more than the subtle changes from Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean to KitKat. We’ve already seen the leaks of their redesigned stock icons, code named ...

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Google Chrome gets a few features in a new update

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Yet another version of Google’s Chrome browser has reached a stable release. Version 35.0.1916.122 of Google Chrome should be available in Google Play store, if you can’t download it immediately you will be able shortly considering Google has started the rollout. This new update ...

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Google+ introduces Stories and Movies feature

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Not only has Gmail received a very welcome update today, but now Google+ is also receiving some love with several updated features.  The two most notable are Stories and Movies. Stories (Auto Awesome Stories) combines all your photos, videos and the places you visited into a really cool ...

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Google Buys Divide, An Enterprise Android Company

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Divide, an enterprise Android company which is known for its work in in putting your work-life onto your smartphone, has recently been acquired by Google. This comes just after the Twitch acquire. After Divide announced they were bought by Google they also stated, “Divide will work as it ...

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Google Play Store now accepting PayPal

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Google is now accepting PayPal for Play Store purchases starting today! In order to pay with PayPal, purchase something and pick your new payment option.  The new payment option is available in 12 countries, including the U.S., Canada, and Germany. I was curious if Google and PayPal would ever ...

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Google Glass can be bought by anyone in US for $1500

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It looks like Google’s recent one day only sale of Glass was a massive success for the company as they have now announced that Glass has moved into an open beta and can be brought by anyone on the US for $1500 without an invite. The announcement that the Glass Explorer Edition is now up ...

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Google Maps gets offline mode, lane assist, and more

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Google has just deployed a huge update to its Map application which brings offline mode, lane assistance, and Uber integration. Updated for both Android and iOS, the new Maps app brings the following new functionality: Don’t miss your next turn or exit. The Google Maps app now shows you which ...

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