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Nexus 5 is official: Android 4.4, quad-core processor, LTE, 445 ppi 5-inch display for $349 (unlocked, no contract)
After numerous leaks, Google has the made the Nexus 5 official. The device was designed by Google, manufactured by LG, and comes installed with Android 4.4.
Google is making a pretty big deal about the Nexus 5′s picture-taking capabilities. In fact, the introduction video of the Nexus 5 above is all about the device as a camera, which is understandable, since the camera on the Nexus 4 was widely considered to be that device’s weakness.…Read More »
Today, the Nexus 4 sold out on the Google Play Store. And according to The Verge, “Google has no plans to bring it back in stock in any storage size.” This means that the device’s rain as the flagship Nexus phone is effectively over and the only thing left is for Google to announce its successor.…Read More »
Piracy on Android is a big problem for developers, it is one of the main reasons why there’s more free content in the Google Play Store compared to paid content. Additionally, it is also the reason why many developers choose to create content first for iOS.…Read More »
We knew some developers had been exploiting Blackberry when they were offered free money for developing apps for Blackberry 10. In just a few week, Blackberry App World had reached over 100,000, leading some people to wonder how Blackberry achieved it.…Read More »
We all knew the Nexus 7 was coming, so Google’s other announcement really stole the show. They introduced the Chromecast, which is a tiny device that you can plug into your TV’s HDMI port then “cast” (stream) your online content from your phone, tablet, or laptop to your TV screen.…Read More »
Just ahead of its June 27th launch, Nvidia has cut the price of their upcoming Shield gaming tablet by $50. Down from $349, the Shield will now cost just $299.
“We’ve received feedback from thousands of gamers that if SHIELD was $299, we’d have a home run on our hands.”
Nvidia is saying that the price drop was in response to customer feedback, but it’s possible the Shield has seen less than nominal pre-sale results, as well.…Read More »
Why, this was a pleasant little surprise. If you’re unhappy with the virtual keyboard that comes default on some Android phones like HTC or Samsung, you might have downloaded one of the many available replacements like Swype. But if Google’s stock Android keyboard is what you’ve been eyeing, now you won’t need a Nexus device to have it (or a stock Galaxy S4 and stock HTC One).…Read More »
Google and Samsung have started something, something spectacular and wondrous. Of course, I only say that because I’m a huge Android lover and I feel that vanilla Android is the way to go. I’m willing to bet that a few of you out there are more than okay with the carrier branded skins on your handsets, and that’s perfectly fine.…Read More »
At Google’s 2013 I/O developer conference, the company announced its long-rumored music streaming service. It’s called Google Play Music All Access and if you’re familiar with services like Spotify or Rdio — it’s basically the same service, from Google with some improvements over its competition.…Read More »
Mobile technology has become such a nuisance in today’s world that several music artists are now asking fans to keep their devices pocketed when watching a show. It makes perfect sense, right? You can’t really enjoy a show if you’re too busy playing with your phone and a mobile recording app.…Read More »
It might be safe to say at this point that Google will indeed by introducing a new, fully-featured games service at Google I/O. A previous leak from the Google Glass companion app revealed lines of code referring to the unannounced service, but now another leak also courtesy of Android Police has shed some light on what all this might look like.…Read More »
Internet based media streaming services are awesome. Most of them are cheap, cheaper than premium cable anyway, and offer a wide selection of content. There’s one pretty obvious issue that stands out, especially when you use more than one streaming service.…Read More »
Google Glass’ companion app, MyGlass, might have just revealed some big new features for Android in the gaming space. The code behind the app contained a full suite of Google Play services, and Android Police reports that a fully featured multiplayer gaming service was found within it.…Read More »
The next version of Google’s Android storefront, Google Play, has been leaked in a recent video walkthrough by Droid Life. The version number is listed as 4.0.16 and while not all parts of the store are functioning just yet, it’s a pretty good glimpse of what you’ll probably be using after Google officially unveils it.…Read More »
To celebrate the one year anniversary since the Android Market was rebranded into what you know today as the Google Play Store, Google is marking the occasion with a week of free downloads and discounts!
Throughout this whole week, you’ll be able to get special deals on everything from movies, music, apps and even magazines.…Read More »
Australian developer Dan Nolan has discovered that Google is sending him the name, suburb (where people live), and email address of anyone buying his app on the Google Play store.
He discovered it after checking his merchant account to update his seller payment details.…Read More »
Many Google Play apps marked down to $0.99 this week, apps such as Max Payne, Beautiful Widgets, NOVA 3, Modern Combat 3, Business Calendar, and more [Android]
Google often runs Google Play promotions, discounting apps, games, and even movies, music, and magazines. The end of summer sees Google running a Google Play ‘End of Summer’ promotion that offers eighteen Android apps for a discounted price of $0.99/0.69 euros.…Read More »
Google Analytics has been and still is one of the best tools for advertisers, developers, as well as webmasters for analysing user activity to provide better content and services to users; and to generate statistical data for products and services.
As many Android developers have been requesting, Google has now announced “Mobile App Analytics” for smartphones and tablets running the Android operating system.…Read More »
Are you among the ones who have always been worried about the “Made in China” tag on your electronic device(s)? If so, Google is now bringing something new and quite exciting to many classes of the community; Google Nexus Q, to shake off your worries.…Read More »
For complete news of today’s events, visit the Google I/O 2012 page.
Today was the first day of Google I/O 2012, and with it came some awesome news. There’s the new Nexus 7 tablet, the quirky and expensive Nexus Q, and of course, the new Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” operating system that powers everything.…Read More »
With Google I/O 2012 scheduled to start on June 27th, the world is looking forward to see what BIG announcements Google is going to make. At the same time, Firefox had also announced that it’s also having something BIG ready for Firefox for Android.…Read More »
Transfer contacts, messages, and media from an iPhone or iPad to a Samsung Galaxy device with Samsung’s Easy Phone Sync app
Samsung has just made it easy for the “iUsers” (Apple users) to migrate from their device to a Samsung Galaxy phone.
Samsung has partnered with Mushroom Media to help users port their iOS device (iPhone, iPad) to an Android-powered Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet, by helping users to import their contacts, messages, and media content from iTunes to their Samsung Galaxy device.…Read More »
The first Android device debuted in September 2008. It came with Android Market, the Android equivalent of Apple App Store; from ‘Market users could download apps (free and paid) for their Android devices. Flash-forward to 2011 and Android Market has books, music, and videos, too.…Read More »