Google Lays Down the Law: No More Device Launches With Dated Android OS

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If a leaked document is to be believed, Google may be instituting a policy with Android device-makers that will force new devices to launch with a somewhat recent build of the mobile operating system. According to a report on Android Police, if a device manufacturer–be it Samsung, HTC, LG, Huawei, Motorola, ZTE, or others–chooses to launch […]

iPhone 6 & Nexus 6 Concepts Face Off in Stunning Renders

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At some point this year, Apple’s 2014 iPhone which is rumored to be the iPhone 6 should face off against a new Nexus smartphone. While details are scarce, particularly for the Nexus 6, that hasn’t stopped designers from dreaming up their own iPhone 6 and Nexus 6 concepts and today, two more stunning renders have […]

Major Nexus 7 Problem Remains Unresolved

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A major Nexus 7 problem that users ran into after Android 4.2 Jelly Bean rolled out back in November of 2012 is apparently still an issue and one that Google says is still under investigation more than a year after the problem started plaguing the device. Back in July of 2012, I purchased Google’s first […]

How to Automatically Backup Photos on Android

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These days one of the most used features on our smartphones is the camera, but most users tend to snap away yet don’t know how to manage all those photos. Nothing is more convenient than taking a photo and have it automatically backed up to the cloud. So here’s how to do exactly that. There’s […]

Nexus 6 Concept Offers Realistic Vision of Future

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Google’s Nexus 5 is only a few months old and already, designers are dreaming up Nexus smartphones of the future. Today, another Nexus 6 concept has emerged, blending the Nexus 5 with a design that is reminiscent of the LG G Flex, a curved phone that is coming to the United States to battle the […]

Will Google Abort Nexus Program Amid Strong Sales?

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With rumors heating up that Google may terminate the Nexus line of phones and tablets after the debut of the Nexus 6 smartphone next year, the Internet search giant and Android-maker is reporting strong sales and momentum of its Nexus smartphone. Google had created the Nexus phone program years ago as a reference design to […]

Google and the NEST, Motorola, Samsung Moves: Reboot Time

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We certainly live in interesting times. Actually we’ve been living in an interesting two weeks when it comes to mobile tech, more specifically when it comes to the piece of the mobile tech world that Google influences. Google has essentially rebooted its approach to mobile making big moves that point to things being quite different […]

Lenovo Inherits Nexus 6 Duties Along With Motorola Purchase?

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Lenovo is now rumored to be the manufacturer of the last Nexus smartphone after its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google. According to the lastest rumors, Lenovo may be tasked with producing the Nexus 6. Lenovo would be joining a list of Nexus producers, including HTC for the Nexus One, Samsung for the Nexus S […]

Lenovo To Purchase Motorola Mobility From Google

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Google and Lenovo are announcing today that Lenovo will acquire Motorola Mobility from Google for$2.91 billion dollars. Google originally paid $12.5 billion dollars to acquire Motorola Mobility in 2012, so the purchase price reflects the loss Google had been taking each quarter on the handset business. Google had previously sold Motorola’s set top box business […]

Nexus 6 Concept Teases Well Ahead of Launch

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Google’s Nexus 6 launch is likely months away at best but that hasn’t stopped designers from dreaming up their own visions of the Nexus 5′s successor. In fact, a new Nexus 6 render shows off a beautiful Nexus smartphone concept that very much looks like a Nexus smartphone only with a premium feel and a […]

Feds Reach Tentative Deal with Major Tech Companies on NSA Data Requests

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Transparency can be a strange thing and not all transparency is completely transparent. At least that’s what it looks like when it comes to national security issues, NSA data surveillance, major tech companies, and what we’ve come to know since the Edward Snowden leaks have changed how we view our personal data and privacy in […]

An End to Affordable Power, Will Google Kill Nexus Next Year?

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Google’s Nexus line of phones and tablets represents an affordable, yet powerful, series of mobile computing devices. However, that may end by 2015 if rumors hold true that Google may be killing off the Nexus. Eldar Murtazin, who has a mixed track record in recent years with leaks, is saying that Google will be laying […]

Samsung and Google Announce Global Patent and Cross-Licensing Deal

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Samsung and Google have just announced a 10 year cross-licensing and patent deal. The pact covers patents currently owned by the two companies and patents to be developed over the next 10 years. Neither company commented as to whether the deal covered all of each’s respective patents, but they did say that the deal is […]

Apple Working on Mobile Payment Plans According to Wall St. Journal

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According to the Wall Street Journal Apple is moving deeper into plans for a mobile payment option that would allow consumers to use an iOS device to pay for physical goods in stores. The Wall St. Journal is basing its story on comments from sources as well as information that Apple has made a personnel […]

Google Outage: Gmail and Google+ Go Down

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If you’re experiencing issues with Gmail, Google+, Google Hangouts or some other Google services at the moment, it appears you are not alone. There is a major Google outage ongoing, although its Dashboard is not reporting any issues at the moment. Users from various quarters are reporting issues like the ones pictured below. The services […]

Android Still Free: Google Denies Licensing Fees

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It was reported recently that though Android remains free, Google may charge a licensing fee to use some of its more popular services like the Google Play store, Gmail, and Maps. However, the Internet search giant is setting the record straight, denying that it is charging any sort of licensing fee for manufacturers to use […]

Android-Powered Nokia Normandy Launching as Nokia X at MWC?

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It appears that the much rumored Nokia Normandy, a device that is believed to run a forked version of Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, may be launching as the Nokia X, a seeming departure from the Windows Phone Lumia and the feature phone Asha branding. It’s still unclear when the device would be announced, […]

Google’s Nexus 5 Tries to Match Moto X’s Color Customization?

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Google may be taking a page out of its wholly-owned Motorola Mobility subsidiary by allowing Nexus 5 smartphone owners to choose between more color options for the device in the future. Google’s Motorola business made headlines with the plethora of color options and customization available through the Moto Maker Studio, allowing Moto X owners to […]

Google Offers Discounts on Nexus Protection

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Those looking to accessorize or add a case for protection for their Nexus 5 smartphone or the new Nexus 7 for 2013 can now do so with a 25 percent discount on select cases on the Google Play Store. The limited time promotion is hosted by Google and is available for a number of cases, […]

Nexus 8 Rumors Heat Up in 2014

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It has only been about six months since the release of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet and already, we’re hearing about what might be coming next from Google as rumors suggest that the company is looking into an 8-inch Nexus slate with a release in the middle of the year, just like Google’s past two Nexus […]