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Watch the full D11 Interview with Android chief Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai interview at D11Sundar PIchai, who heads up both Android and Chrome, was at All Things D yesterday to discuss everything Chrome and Android. We reported on what he had to say a few times yesterday, but All Things D has now made the entire interview available. Pichai discusses everything from Nexus devices to how Google really innovates.It’s a great interview, an...

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Rumor: Android 4.3 coming to HTC One Nexus Edition a “few weeks after release”

htc one coming to verizonA known HTC developer revealed on Twitter that the Android 4.3 update will be available for the recently announced HTC One Nexus Edition a “few weeks after release.”The “HTC One with Nexus User Experience” was made official only yesterday at D11, although it has been rumored ever since Google unveiled the Galaxy S4 Google Edition at...

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Acer to release an Android AIO affordable system, betraying Windows 8

acer androidAcer has apparently taken a small leap out of the Windows 8 band wagon and, as CNET affirms, the company is gearing up to release an All-in-One computer powered solely by Android instead Windows 8 or even the skinned RT version.The AiO will reportedly contain an Intel Core i5 4430 processor clocked at 3GHz, 1GB of DDR3 SDRAM and at least 8GB of sto...

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Bloomberg: HTC plans a 7-inch Android tablet, due in September-October

HTC 7 inch android tabletAn HTC 7-inch Android tablet is in the works, says Bloomberg, quoting people familiar with the matter.According to the same  report, HTC decided to scrap the plans for a 12-inch tablet running Windows RT, due to concerns related to demand for the device.HTC, which hasn’t been doing great lately (although there are signs of a comeback for the...

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Vanilla Android may be released for existing HTC One owners

htc one google editionSo we’ve finally confirmed the existence of the vanilla Android based HTC One, which is set for a June 26 release. The handset will be a little pricey, costing $599, but will contain exactly the same hardware as the standard One. The only difference will be the changes in software.After the announcement, it’s understandable that some HTC One cu...

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Sony Xperia S Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update Arrives, Pre-Rooted ROM

rooted xperia sAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on the Xperia S at long last! :) Hats off to all you Sony Xperia S owners - it seems that your patience and long-suffering has finally been rewarded, where the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Xperia S has been released. Of course, there were some false alarms before, where just last week, Sony France confirmed th...

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Android to overtake Apple in tablet sales

vergleich10It's no surprise that Apple has dominated the tablet market, as they were among the first to revolutionize the market when it introduced the iPad in 2010. However, it seems that Android has finally caught up and is poised to break on past Apple in the coming months. Tablets, tablets, and more tablets / ...

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Real Racing 3 for Android to get Dubai update soon

Real Racing 3 We last saw an update to Real Racing 3 for Android about a moth ago, when new cars, new events, and a bunch of other stuff got added to the game by EA. Now, in case any of you mobile racing game enthusiasts are hungry for more, there is yet another software update scheduled to arrive soon. This will no doubt get you excited just as all of the prev...

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DARPA develops Android-based sensor for future use in UAVs and more

DARPA ADAPT sensor DARPA, the U.S. Department of Defense’s famous research agency, put out a call for developers a few years back for help on a new mobile-oriented project that it started called the ADAPT program. ADAPT — which stands for Adaptable Sensor System — was said to be a way of seeking “novel techniques and processes to rapidly deve...

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Is Android Really Trumping iOS in the Mobile Wars?

chartAccording to an article on TechOpinions Android might now really be trumping iOS in the smartphone wars after all. A recovering lawyer called John Kirk recently wrote a piece on TechOpinions and subsequently did an interview with Venturebeat on why many tech writers are wrong about the value of Android's market share and why Apple is really wi...

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HTC One with stock Android officially announced

htc one nexusWell, that didn't take long. From rumour of a speculated release of the HTC One with stock Android this summer to an official announcement within days. HTC One with Stock Android is no longer a rumour / ...

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Android will soon overtake Apple in tablet shipments, says ABI Research

Google Nexus 7Google Nexus 7It seems Tim Cook’s remarks about Apple’s comparatively low market penetration couldn’t come at a better time. ABI Research, a technology analytics firm that tracks the sale and distribution of mobile devices, said today that global Android tablet shipments will soon overshadow iPad shipments.Apple dominated the tablet market in...

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Is Samsung’s success a problem for Android? Not according to Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai and Walt MossbergWe opine about Samsung’s grip on Android quite a bit. Is it healthy for Android? What about TIzen? There are so many issues we concern ourselves with.It comes from a good place, though. We love Android, and would really like to see a little levelling in the market. HTC makes fantastic devices, and the LG Nexus 4 is brilliant. Those two are, u...

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Chrome security features in Android? The boss, Sundar Pichai, says yes.

Sundar PichaiWhen Sundar Pichai took over as Android chief, it led so many of us to wonder what it all meant. Our initial concern was that Google would combine the two services. We tried to wrap our head around it, and figure out how it would work out. A Chrome-Android merger… was it possible? Would it make sense?After the initial dust-up, cooler heads pr...

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Android chief Sundar Pichai says Google will continue leading Nexus development

Sundar_PichaiThere are a lot of interesting developments in Android hardware recently. We saw the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition at I/O, which led to a few moans and groans when the $649 pricetag was announced. Today, Android Chief Sundar Pichai revealed the new HTC One Google Edition phone, set to retail at $599 on the Play Store.It led some to speculate as ...

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Gameloft releases UNO & Friends for Android

uno and friends for androidUno is a card game that’s been around for ages, and thanks to Gameloft’s UNO & Friends you can now get your UNO on with some buddies using your favorite Android device. UNO & Friends is a social version of the famous card game, complete with power-ups, in-app purchases, and Facebook integration. The gameplay is just like you remember it...

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GamePop Android gaming console by BlueStacks to cost $129 after free promo offer

BlueStacks GamePop Remember the newest Android-based gaming console that we told you about earlier this month called Gamepop from BlueStacks? It’s still being sold in a pre-order basis, and as mentioned in our earlier report, it is still free as long as you purchase a year-long monthly subscription. Now, BlueStacks has revealed how much it plans to charge for ...

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Duolingo for Android makes Learning a Foreign Language Fun

duolingo-androidA lot of people would love to speak a foreign language, but it can be costly and time consuming if you have to take classes. Duolingo for Android can change that as it teaches you foreign languages, and it does it all for free. Duolingo for Android takes a different approach to teaching you to speak in a foreign tongue. Instead of boring lessons y...

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Top 5 Racing Games for Android

racing games teaserMany souls out there are thankful for smartphones and the hours of boredom that they can save while sitting in the bus, waiting in a Dr's office or ''patiently'' tagging along with a shopping girlfriend. One of many people's favorite kind of games to play are racing games. The concept, though it remains the same, is co...

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Tim Cook not worried about Android’s market share, says Apple still makes the best devices

Tim Cook If you’ve ever wanted to hear Apple CEO Tim Cook’s thoughts on the fact that the combined effort of all the players in the Android market is practically showing the iPhone and iPad out the door, well, now’s your chance. Cook recently sat down with Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal for D11 at All Things D, and it is here th...

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Study shows Android users spend larger percentage of time browsing than their iOS counterparts

Android vs iOSAre you reading this on your smartphone? If so, you’ve got about 14 minutes to finish up.A new study by Simmons Connect finds that smartphone users spend about 14 minutes a day looking at websites. They also compared Android to iOS users, and found some interesting statistics which may cast doubt on previous claims of iOS usage over Android. Inte...

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ASUS Transformer AiO updated to Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, support for multiple accounts in tow

asus-transformer-aio-2ASUS’s Transformer AiO, the company’s all-in-one PC/tablet hybrid that dual-boots Windows 8 and Android, is a strange beast. To call the 18.4-inch device unwieldy is a massive understatement.Much to ASUS’s credit, though, the concept behind the AiO is interesting: instantaneous switching between Windows and Android with the touch of a button....

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Amazon announces its new “Login with Amazon” service for Android

login with AmazonTired of remembering dozens of usernames and passwords for each e-commerce website and gaming service? I know that I certainly am, and so does Amazon, as the company has just announced its all new “Login with Amazon” service. The new functionality will be making its way to Android, iOS, and other websites as soon as developers can implement it....

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Transform Multiple Androids into a Race Track with "Racer" by Google

google racer okayChrome's "Racer" transforms multiple smartphones into a race track. / ...

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Contacts Plus Android App Review

Contacts Plus Android App Review There are lots of apps out there that have made your contacts appear no big deal any longer. However, most of them do nothing more than just keeping all the contacts in the same way as the regular system works on your cell phone. Contacts+ is different in combining all your contacts together and giving you the power to call, send text messages or e...

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Songza Android App Review

Songza Android App Review Songza is a free music recommendation and streaming service. The playlists of the service are developed by music experts and it recommends different playlists that vary on the basis of the time, activity or mood. It offers playlists for different activities like walking, workouts, entertainment, sleeping and commuting among others. How it works? ...

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Ibotta Android App Review

Ibotta Android App Review Did you ever think that someone would pay you for buying your favorite products? Ibotta is an app that offers an easier and fun-filled method of earning money for buying products. How does this app make this possible? How it works? Before you start shopping, it would be required to select offers and complete a few tasks. The amount of money y...

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American Ball brings Skee Ball to Android

american.ball-androidSkee Ball has been around since the early 1900s, and it’s pretty safe to say it’s a game most Americans have played at some point and time. American Ball brings an updated version of the classic to Android devices complete with tickets, and multiplayer action. If you’re not familiar with the game known as Skee Ball here’s the skinny. Skee ...

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