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Google rolls out updated Play Store for devices running Android 2.2 or higher

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Are you sick of the current Google Play Store appearance?  Do you desire a more simplistic design and user experience?  Well, fortunately, Google has spent the last several months redesigning the Google Play…

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Google: Andy Rubin denies rumor of physical Google retail store anytime in near future

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Recently, there were a couple of reports circulating that Google might get into the physical retail store business by the end of 2013.  Given the recent expansion of Google related products, it makes sense …

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Android 4.2.2 is currently rolling out to Nexus devices

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It appears an incremental upgrade to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is now pushing out to several Google Nexus devices including the Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Galaxy Nexus, and Nexus 4. The update is aptly titled Android 4.2.2…

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HTC CEO Peter Chou envisions success for his company in 2013

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It is no surprise to many that HTC is not what it used to be in terms of selling Android smartphones.  With Samsung and Apple continuing to increase their respective market share, it seems consumers have all but f…

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Jelly Bean claims 10.2% of Android distribution, Gingerbread falls to 47.6%

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Android Jelly Bean is the latest version of the Operating System and the most coveted version of Android available today.  However, if an uninformed individual took a look at the distribution numbers, he/s…

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Google: 1.3 million Android activations per day, 70k tablets per day

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Before Motorola officially took the stage to announce their latest products, Google’s Eric Schmidt had an update regarding Android activations.  Previously at Google I/O, it was announced that Andr…

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Google Play Store to begin selling gift cards in near future

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Based on a recent tear down of the new Google Play Store version as well as a leaked image, it appears gift cards are on the horizon for Google Play customers.  In the next several weeks, Google will officially ann…

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Google debuts official Android blog, a new source for Android news

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Android has been around for several years now and you would think it would have its own blog by now, but evidently not.  However, Google realized its fans wanted more Android information and specific pages dedi…

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Google goes back to the drawing board for the Nexus Q, offers free device for those who pre-ordered

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It appears Google wants to bolster the Google Nexus Q before it officially launches in order to make it the best social streaming device it can possibly be.  Recently, we’ve seen the Nexus Q go from in stoc…

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Black Hat hackers show off Android vulnerabilities in NFC and Google Play Store

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Google, like all tech companies, is in a constant battle with hackers to expose and close security holes in products like Android. At the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, hackers demonstrated multiple ways i…

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The Nexus Q gets a bad rap, but is everyone in tech missing the point? [Opinion]

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The reviews of the Nexus Q have poured in since Google announced its new media-streaming device, and the word isn’t very favorable. The general consensus seems to be that the Q, while good looking and a so…

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Sprint’s Nexus S 4G becomes an AOSP official device

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According to a recent post by Jean-Baptiste Queru, the Samsung Nexus S 4G on Sprint is now supported as an official AOSP smartphone.  In essence, the code has been fully handed over to the Google development te…

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Ice Cream Sandwich now on 1 in 10 Android devices [STATS]

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About 1 in 10 Android devices run relatively up to date software. Google has updated the Platform Versions chart to reveal that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is now on 10.9 percent of devices accessing the Goog…

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Android Jelly Bean Face Unlock has new Blink requirement, works faster [VIDEO]

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Face Unlock launched with a bit of controversy and skepticism because it was easy to game the system. A person could hold up a picture of the device owner and unlock the phone because the unlock screen required on…

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Adobe: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be Flash Player’s graveyard

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Adobe has put Android users on notice that its mobile Flash player is nearing closer to death with the release of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. In a blog post published today, Adobe reminded users that the company is ph…

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