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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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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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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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Google Play adds direct carrier billing for Play Movies, Music, and Books

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Google has allowed Android users to pay for apps through their carriers for some time now, but not until today were they able to do the same for media services. Google has confirmed that it is extending direct car…

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Android 4.0 reaches its highest distribution level yet – about 5% – as Gingerbread rises

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich hasn’t caught on with many devices. Unless you have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Asus Transformer Prime, or taken matters into your own hands and uploaded a ICS-based custom RO…

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Google is reported to launch a 7 inch tablet by April, competing with Kindle Fire and iPad

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If there’s one surprising aspect of consumer electronics Google has still not interjected its own product, it is tablets.  The market share is clearly dominated by Apple’s iPad and iPad 2 with th…

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Android ICS update rolls out to select Motorola Xoom owners for now

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Just days after the Asus Transformer Prime becoming the first ever tablet to officially run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, another previously Honeycomb-powered slate has started running the new Google OS’…

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Meizu MX smartphone launches in China and Hong Kong. No ICS yet, but it still looks nice!

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One of the first Android-based devices, if not the first, to be officially released in 2012, is the Meizu MX smartphone, a very good-looking piece of equipment that packs some pretty snappy hardware too. The MX…

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Android is still the top mobile operating system in the US, as it increases its lead over Apple’s iOS

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If there was still anyone who thought that the battle for supremacy in the United States mobile OS market was close (or close-ish), the recent news we got from ComScore should make things clear once and for all. A…

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