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Google I/O 2013: Keynote Roundup

Google I/O 2013: Keynote Roundup The first day of Google I/O is starting to wind down, and we thought it was a good time to take a look at some of the highlights from this morning’s keynote. There was a lot to take in during the long keynote, and we’re going to start with coolest news of the day... Google Play Music All Access. All Access is the big G’s foray into the world of streaming music, and it’s pretty impressive. The service offers up access to millions of songs...

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Google Asks Microsoft to Remove YouTube App from Windows Phone

Google Asks Microsoft to Remove YouTube App from Windows Phone Today Microsoft was served a letter from YouTube, a "cease and desist" request, demanding for the immediate removal of the YouTube app from Microsoft's Windows Store and also from all Windows Phone running devices already sold to consumers everywhere. It is not very clear how Microsoft could pull this thing off, maybe with an update of WP, anyway, moving along with the story. The YouTube app in question is developed by Microsoft itself, not by...

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Google will Sell the Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 with Stock Android for $649

Google will Sell the Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 with Stock Android for $649 While it’s not a huge surprise, it’s a welcome one for folks wanting an unlocked device. Google is going to sell the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 through the Play Store and you’ll be able to snag it in a little over a month on June 26 for $649. Excited? The unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available to use on AT&T and T-Mobile in the US, and it will have an unlocked bootloader as well. That is great news if customizing your phone is wha...

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Google Play Music All Access set to take on Spotify

Google Play Music All Access set to take on Spotify As expected, Google has officially launched Google Play Music All Access, and it’s going live today in the US. It’s Googles answer to Pandora & Spotify, and it you’ll be able to access it on almost anything from web browsers to phones and tablets. Google Play Music All Access looks to combine music on-demand with the discovery as you’ll be able to fire it up and listen to random tunes or “discover” new songs by making stations. T...

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Android 4.3 appears on Google Developers Website

Android 4.3 appears on Google Developers Website Just hours before the Google's keynote presentation at the I/O Conference 2013, the latest version of Android 4.3 was released into the wild, as it appeared when searched in Google Developers website. Since Google's main event for 2013 is about to begin shortly, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep quiet about all the news which are to be revealed at the I/O conference. Hence, for a short period of time, the Android 4.3 version was spot...

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Android OS controls 75% of the Smartphone Market in Q1

Android OS controls 75% of the Smartphone Market in Q1 Gartner,a reputable market analyst company, revealed the sales figures for the Q1 of 2013 and according to the report, Android OS continues to dominate  with 75 % market share. This means that 3 in 4 smartphones sold in 2013 are running on Android OS. The total sales figure for Q1 of 2013 is 210 million units, from which 156 million are powered by Google's Android OS. This represents an increase of 17.5% from the Q1 of 2012. Samsung is the l...

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White Nexus 4 Photos Leaked Before Google I/O

White Nexus 4 Photos Leaked Before Google I/O New photos of a white Nexus 4 surfaced just ahead Google's I/O conference, this happened after the initial photos were leaked   back in January by an insider. Yesterday, a Philipino guy presented some photos of the device, allegedly bought from an online shop. But today's pics were good quality snapshots, taken at a Mobile Show in Dubai. The white Nexus 4 was spotted and photographed in a Qualcomm booth. The mentioned Mobile Show is held ...

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Rovio gets into Game Publishing with the Rovio Stars Initiative

Rovio gets into Game Publishing with the Rovio Stars Initiative Rovio is certainly no stranger to the world of gaming considering they came up with that whole Angry Birds thing. Now it looks like they are getting in to the publishing business with the Rovio Stars Initiative, and they already have two games lined up. The Rovio Stars Initiative is the group’s first attempt at the publishing biz, and they plan to focus on a select group of games with memorable characters and entertaining gameplay. The first ...

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Nvidia SHIELD is headed your way in June

Nvidia SHIELD is headed your way in June If you’re in to Android Gaming, today is a good day. Nvidia has finally released some info on SHIELD, the product formerly known as Project Shield. The new gaming device is headed your way in June, and it’s dropping in what’s shaping up to be the best month for gamers in recent history. Nvidia SHIELD may have received a bit of a name change, but the specs haven’t changed as you’re still going to get a Tegra 4 processor to go along with...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 release date for Verizon pushed earlier than planned on May 23

Samsung Galaxy S4 release date for Verizon pushed earlier than planned on May 23 Verizon Wireless is going to be the fourth U.S. carrier who will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S4. Updating its previous press release on the Galaxy S4, Verizon announced today that the handset will now be available for purchase on May 23. Previously, it was scheduled to come out on May 30. Although this is a welcome development, the release date is still a month's later than the release schedule of other carriers. Still, if you're a Verizon Wi...

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HTC ONE sales lead to 2 months of growth and a possible future

HTC ONE sales lead to 2 months of growth and a possible future During the 3rd quarter of 2011 HTC was the top selling mobile phone manufacture in the U.S. and had taken 24% of the market even out selling Apple at the time. When the iPhone4 was released HTC basically was shouldered aside and began a steady decline. The reviews are now out and it has been stated by many that the HTC ONE is currently the best smart phone available on the market. This past February HTC hit a company record low so this newest tu...

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Archos Chefpad revealed, an Android table for chefs and cooking enthusiasts

Archos Chefpad revealed, an Android table for chefs and cooking enthusiasts We've always known Archos as the dark horse when it comes to manufacturing Android tablets or even Android smartphones. The company has consistently came out with several feature-pack Android devices and yet, most of them never seem to become overwhelmingly successful in the market. That's probably because of the saturated Android hardware markets which is making it difficult for Archos to penetrate and make a mark. But, with the just announced...

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Google's Android CEO Sundar Pichai about I/O 2013 Focusing on Developers

Google's Android CEO Sundar Pichai about  I/O 2013 Focusing on Developers   The Google's Android chieftain Sundar Pichai revealed today in an interview when asked about the I/O 2013 conference that we shouldn't expect much in terms of new hardware/software releases for this year's event. This time, Google will concentrate on making life easier for developers,  said Pichai, especially for Android and Chrome software platforms, in order to improve the quality of services. Even if Google's Android chief doe...

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Amazon launches the Amazon Coin, its own Virtual Currency

Amazon launches the Amazon Coin, its own Virtual Currency Google I/O may be coming up in a few days, but Amazon stole some headlines today as they officially launched the virtual Amazon Coin. It’s their foray into the world of in-app currency, and I’m sure gamers across the globe are giddy at the news… The Amazon Coin will allow you to buy apps through the Amazon Appstore, and you’ll also be able to use them for those lovely in-app purchases we all love so much.  Amazon is kicking things off b...

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Google’s Android CEO Sundar Pichai about I/O 2013 Focusing on Developers

Google’s Android CEO Sundar Pichai about  I/O 2013 Focusing on Developers   The Google's Android chieftain Sundar Pichai revealed today in an interview when asked about the I/O 2013 conference that we shouldn't expect much in terms of new hardware/software releases for this year's event. This time, Google will concentrate on making life easier for developers,  said Pichai, especially for Android and Chrome software platforms, in order to improve the quality of services. Even if Google's Android chief doesn't...

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Google Play Games could change Android gaming drastically

Google Play Games could change Android gaming drastically Google intends to launch a new game platform that intends to make games more accessible for android devices. This new platform is rumored to be called Google Play Games and will be a gaming platform similar to the Game Center for iOS. What Google plans to bring to the table with Google Play Games includes cloud game saves, multiplayer functionality, leaderboards, and achievements. Google Play Games has the potential to connect Android gamers ...

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The Best New Android Apps of the Week – May 12, 2013

The Best New Android Apps of the Week – May 12, 2013 It was a slow week for new Android Apps, but we still managed to scrounge a few up. Here we go with another edition of The Best New Android Apps of the Week... 1. Google I/O 2013 The Google I/O app isn’t new, but it has just been updated for Google I/O 2013. The big conference is next week, and if you can’t be there the Google I/O app will keep you up-to-date on what’s going down at the show. Google I/O 2013 is free to download on Google P...

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Trojan Horse Android Malware Disguised as Legit App found in Google Play Store

Trojan Horse Android Malware Disguised as Legit App found in Google Play Store The well known security company Webroot discovered the latest kind of Android malware posing as a legit app in Google's Play Store. This is a new breed of malware, because this time is hiding in plain sight. The malicious app is called Android TechnoReaper, this is its "street name" and it disguises itself under legitimate Android apps. Google Play Store is widely regarded as a safe haven from where to download and install the latest apps for y...

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Google aggressively attempts to wrench control in iOS with Gmail

Google aggressively attempts to wrench control in iOS with Gmail It is widely known that Google is slowly but surely dominating the markets. Google has recently made a very aggressive move that is a case and point “demonstration” of why this is the case. The iOS is one of Google’s major obstacles on its road to glory. The latest update for iOS Gmail basically insures that Gmail users stay within the Google realm of apps. The new update essentially makes certain that every link that is hit, within Gmail,...

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The Best New Android Games of the Week – May 11, 2013

The Best New Android Games of the Week – May 11, 2013 1. Blitz Brigade Gameloft’s Blitz Brigade finally made its way to Google Play a few days ago, and if you’re in the mood for some FPS action it’s just the thing for you. There are five different classes to choose from to go along with 120 missions and well over 100 weapons. Did we mention you can battle online with 12 of your buddies? It’s an awesome game and well worth the top spot in our best new android apps list – it’s also free a...

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Google to Reveal High Resolution Nexus 7 Tablet at I/O Next Week

Google to Reveal High Resolution Nexus 7 Tablet at I/O Next Week An analyst from KGI securities with a pretty accurate  track record when it comes to predicting tech trends, announced that Google will present at I/O  next week  a new, updated Nexus 7 tablet featuring a high resolution screen of 1920x1200 pixels. The tablet will have a 7 inches wide display and a 5 megapixels camera and will be available for just $199, just like the current Nexus 7. Mingchi Kuo, because he's the "whistle blower", also tol...

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Beeline Interactive drops Snoopy’s Street Fair for Android

Beeline Interactive drops Snoopy’s Street Fair for Android Several weeks ago we talked about Snoopy’s Street Fair coming to Android, and a few days ago Beeline Interactive gave the game a wide release. It’s a building game set in the world of the Peanuts, and it’s a marvelous game if you’re a fan of Snoopy and the gang. Snoopy and Charlie Brown need your help as the gang has a baseball tournament to play, and need new uniforms. This is where you come in as you’ll try to help the gang get new...

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Android Dominates the Global Smart Device Market for Q1 of 2013

Android Dominates the Global Smart Device Market for Q1 of 2013 The latest data released by the market researching company  Canalys reveals that Android dominates the world, as it holds a big chunk of the global OS market share for smart devices for the first quarter of 2013. Android is way ahead Apple on the global market, when it comes to smartphones, notebooks and tablets . The sales figures for Android running devices for the first quarter reached 308.7 million units and that represents a 37.4% increa...

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Google Wallet Credit Card a No-Show for Google I/O

Google Wallet Credit Card a No-Show for Google I/O That was fast. It’s no big secret that Google was planning to launch a Google Wallet Credit Card, and a lot of folks expected to see it released at Google I/O next week. Today we’ve learned that Larry Page has abruptly cancelled plans to launch to card although Google Wallet will be receiving a bit of an update. According to AllThingsD, Google recently announced they would be pulling the card for now through a memo which also had news of Osa...

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Go on a Dungeon Crawl with Gamevil’s Dark Avenger for Android

Go on a Dungeon Crawl with Gamevil’s Dark Avenger for Android You don’t have to look hard to find a Dungeon Crawler on Google Play, and the latest is called Dark Avenger. Gamevil released this last week on iOS, and now it’s our turn to hack and slash our way through the deadly dungeons of Dark Avenger.There’s no real backstory with Dark Avenger aside from the fact that you are fighting evil that has risen from the grave. Your job is to send it back from whence it came, and you’ll do that by hackin...

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Kiz Studios releases Chuck the Muck for Android

Kiz Studios releases Chuck the Muck for Android You may not think “muck” is cute, but maybe that’s because you haven’t met Chuck the Muck. He’s a little blobby pile of muck, and he’s hungrier than a woodchuck. He doesn’t eat dirt or goo though as you might expect. Instead Chuck likes to chomp on crystals…Chuck the Muck is a physics-flinger that has you try and help a pile of muck eat a bunch of crystals. The way you’ll go about doing this is a bit different from other animal ...

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Hit the Streets and Wreak some Havoc with Carmageddon for Android

Hit the Streets and Wreak some Havoc with Carmageddon for Android If you were gaming in the late 90s chances are you’ve heard of Carmageddon as it made quite the splash when it was released for the PC in 1997. The folks at Stainless Games wanted to bring the retro racer to a new generation, and last night that happened as Carmageddon for Android was unleashed on the masses. If you’re unfamiliar with the game, here’s the skinny. Carmageddon is more of a demolition derby style game than a racer, as you...

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Google Earth for Android gets Street View upgrade

Google Earth for Android gets Street View upgrade Google has finally upgraded their Google earth Android app to version 7.1. With this upgrade come some cool new features and the long awaited Street View. For those of you who somehow have never heard of Street View, it is the final zoom feature that takes you from the map view to a perspective view of the surface streets. Street View allows you to view the area through a first person perspective and includes the ability to travel along the doc...

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