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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Google Now gains offline sync for those times without internet

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Google Now has just had a major update to the way it works by gaining an offline sync feature allowing the service to be accessed at those times when you’ve got no internet. Now live in the Google Play Store, the Google Search App will continue to function when accessing Google Now even ...

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Sunrise Calendar updated with widget and performance improvements

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At AndroidGuys, we’re huge fans of Sunrise Calendar for Android. It’s a feature-packed, beautifully designed calendar that makes planning easy to bear. Though it’s still in Beta, you can grab the update today, just as long as you’re a member of the Google+ community. ...

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Google releases standalone apps for Docs, Sheets, and Slides

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Up until today, Google Drive would be the go-to app to find anything stored in the cloud. Editing documents has always been pretty difficult through the app, and that’s why Google has just released Google Docs and Google Sheets as standalone apps. These work just like you would imagine. ...

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Google’s Nexus 6 is said to be based on the LG G3

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The LG G3 may not be released just yet, but it seems that the upcoming flagship device by LG may be forming the basis for the next Nexus 6 by Google if recent reports are anything to go by. Whilst the Nexus 6 is touted for the second half of 2014, not much else is... Read More