Samsung to back down on copying Google apps

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New deal between the two should see less look-alike apps and services on Android Earlier this week, Samsung and Google inked a patent deal for cross-licensing which should benefit both companies and help in any would-be lawsuits. As part of the terms, Samsung now agrees with Google to stop ...

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Android Device Manager updated with beefier security

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It could be said –and it has– that Google’s location and wipe software doesn’t have the strongest of security options. The Android Device Manager, released late last year as Google’s official tool for finding, locking, and wiping your Android device, was a step in ...

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Samsung ‘Galaxy Glass’ will be launched in September?

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We all love Google Glass, don’t we? It’s a great innovation by Google, and a gadget of future. Recently, we learned that Samsung will launch their very own wearable glasses, and it seems it’s getting closer. Now according to Korea Times, Samsung will launch the ‘Galaxy ...

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Red Nexus 5 may soon become a reality

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A few days ago, rumors surfaced with a bogus rendition of colorful Nexus 5 variants. While it seemed as though the rumors were squashed, some more photos leaked from Twitter regarding the Nexus 5 in bright red. Twitter user Skazki (@artyomstar) leaked the images at around 8AM this morning, and ...

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Samsung and Google Sign Global Patent License Agreement

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Samsung and Google have entered into a 10 year patent license agreement in order to “prevent litigation and focus on innovation”.  With this agreement, Samsung and Google gain access to each other’s patent portfolios, paving the way for deeper collaboration on research and ...

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Google offering 25% discount on accessories in Play Store

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Looking to pick up some accessories for that new Nexus 5 smartphone or Nexus 7 tablet? Swing by the Google Play Store today and you’ll find Google is offering discounts on a number of products. We know you love your Nexus devices, so keep them safe, stylish and functioning at their best. ...

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Google working on smart contact lens to aide diabetics

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At Google X, the Internet giant’s secret facility, Googlers are working on projects out of the norm, like Google Glass, to make the world a better place. Today Google introduced one of its projects that aims to help people with diabetes, smart contact lenses. Before you start imagining ...

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Google Play Services 4.1 rolls out with some notable improvements

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Google Play Services version 4.1 began rolling out yesterday, bringing improvements to Google+, battery life, turn-based multiplayer for developers, and more. Let’s begin with Google+: With the recent update to Gmail, users can now send emails easier than ever to their Google+ contacts. ...

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Gmail now lets users email Google+ connections, opt out available

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Further integrating its social network into its other services, today Google announced a new feature allowing Gmail users to email a Google+ connection, whether they’ve exchanged email addresses or not. Gmail and Google+ users should be receiving an email with information about the new ...

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Philips launching Android Smart TVs in 2014

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Philips has announced that its new lineup of Ambilight TVs will be powered by Android with a release date scheduled for June 2014. The TVs will also have access to Google Play and Philips Smart TV apps, which in turn would give access to Google applications such as Play Music, Youtube, and ...

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Unofficial prescription options for Google Glass to start at $99

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Google Glass Explorers who have had to change to contacts, or potential Explorers who’ve been waiting for prescription glass compatibility, the wait is almost over. Unofficially, at least. According to Gigaom (via SlashGear), Rochester Optical is planning to launch prescription lenses built ...

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Moto G coming soon to Verizon Wireless?

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Motorola recently revealed the budget version of the Moto X, known as the Moto G. It’s a decent device and it was made available in November by Motorola it self, as it could be purchased from their official site. Now it seems Moto G will be launched by one of the largest US mobile ...

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Google and Audi to announce Android-based in-car entertainment system?

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Android is becoming a part of our everyday life now – we have Android powered phones, tablets, television, refrigerator, and also cars with Android powered entertainment system. It seems Audi is impressed by Android, and they are planning to announce a new in-car entertainment and ...

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Google+ will AutoAwesome your year in pictures and videos

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With the year wrapping up, it’s always great to look back on what you accomplished in the past year. Facebook does this for you with its Year in Review feature and now Google is going to do just the name with with Google+ and #AutoAwesome You may be familiar with some of the most recent ...

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We’ve got 6 Google Glass invites – want one?

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We’re giving away a half dozen Explorer Edition invitations over the next few days We’re trying to be most un-Grinchest people this holiday season here at AndroidGuys, so in addition to our 12 days of Christmas giveaways, we have one more present, well six more, for you guys. We ...

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