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Enhancements galore! Google updates Earth, Chrome and Google+ Android apps

It’s been a big day for Google, with some exciting announcements at the opening keynote speech at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco. In addition to a new tablet, new streaming device and a freshening up of its Android OS, Google just pushed some big updates to some of its most popular app ... Full Article »

June 27, 2012 3:06pm

Google reveals Jelly Bean, Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus Q streaming device at I/O

The Google I/O conference got off to a bang with some big announcements during its initial keynote presentation. In much the same way as Apple boasts about its successes in keynotes, Google was quick to tell the world that one million Android devices are activated every day and there are 400 million ... Full Article »

June 27, 2012 12:44pm

A preview of what we might see at Google I/O 2012

Expectations are high for Google I/O 2012, which kicks off Wednesday in San Francisco. The annual developers conference often sees Google announce new products and showcase Android software updates, and this year is likely to be no exception. Here are just a few potential things we could see at this ... Full Article »

June 25, 2012 3:45pm

Some new iOS 6 features are old news to Android users

Although there was plenty of buzz before the big keynote speech at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference yesterday in San Francisco, the news was a little underwhelming to those not already drunk on Cupertino Kool Aid. Having said that, there are definitely some interesting new additions and im ... Full Article »

June 13, 2012 6:00am

Google’s rumored Nexus tablet pops up on benchmark website

The rumored Google tablet that many believe will be announced (or released) next month might have been outed a little early, according to a story from Android Police. A tablet called the “Nexus 7” has appeared on a benchmarking website, Rightware’s Basemark ES2.0 Taiji. Apparently, it’s a ... Full Article »

May 30, 2012 2:31pm

Would a Facebook-branded Android phone work as well as an Amazon one?

Facebook’s relationship with Google sometimes makes things uncomfortable when it comes to the mobile world. Now that the social network has gone public and snapped up a handful of mobile applications (including a billion dollar spree on Instagram alone), Facebook’s mobile efforts have been place ... Full Article »

May 29, 2012 9:17am

New Google+ Android update brings Hangouts, photo features, plus new UI

Not too long ago, Google+ for Apple’s iOS platform got an update. It was a pretty extensive one, too, and it left some Android users feeling a little left out. Android is Google’s platform, but the improvements to the mobile version of its social network went first to its biggest competitor. Th ... Full Article »

May 24, 2012 2:17pm

Android wins in Oracle vs. Google lawsuit

After more than a week of deliberations, the jury returned a verdict for the patent infringement case between Oracle and Google. It’s the Android ecosystem that came out the winner, as the jury found that Google did not infringe on Oracle’s patents. There were eight different claims in play for ... Full Article »

May 24, 2012 9:21am

It’s official: Google finally seals Motorola Mobility takeover

According to a blog post by CEO Larry Page on Google’s site today, the search giant has finally closed the deal and acquired Motorola Mobility. “I’m excited to announce today that our Motorola Mobility deal has closed,” he writes. “Motorola is a great American tech company that has driven ... Full Article »

May 22, 2012 9:22am

Google agrees to keep Android open for at least another five years

Though just how “open” Google’s Android operating system is depends somewhat on who you talk to, the fact is that it’s one of the most open platforms on the market right now. It’s also going to stay that way, as Google has agreed to keep the platform free and open for “at least the next ... Full Article »

May 21, 2012 12:51pm


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