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 […]

NEST CEO Tries to Allay Fears About Data Usage

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After the big news that NEST, the smart thermostat maker, was being acquired by Google, Internet dwellers looked at the over $3 billion dollar price tag and immediately begin discussing the potential of what Google would do with the data that NEST products would provide. To say this illustrates the skeptical age about privacy we […]

Android 4.5 Update Could Break Root Apps

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The Android 4.5 update could break many root apps that Android users know and love if Google keeps the current code in place which limits an area many root apps use. A recent commit to the Android code changes access to this area and Chainfire, the developer behind SuperSU, StickMount and many other root apps […]

Google Reportedly Working on Remote Desktop App for iOS and Android

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The software market is littered with remote desktop tools that allow users to control a desktop computer or laptop from another computer or mobile device, and many of them are free. However, Google thinks it can create a better option that you’ll actually want to use, and the company is calling the phenomenon of its […]

How to Watch The Super Bowl Ads Now: YouTube

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The NFL and YouTube are teaming up to make watching this year’s Super Bowl advertisements a bit easier. Today, the two formally announced that users can head to a special YouTube hub to watch a bit of this year’s biggest commercials – more than two weeks before they’re actually scheduled to air on live television. […]

Being a Glasshole While Driving Is Legal in California, Sort Of.

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From pricing to privacy concerns, Google has attracted a lot of attention with its wearable smart glasses dubbed Google Glass. Most recently, though, another issue with Glass popped up in the state of California where a motorist was ticketed for distracted driving because she was wearing Google Glass when she pulled over by the California […]

Google Now Coming to Chrome with Latest Alpha Build

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Google Now has finally hit the Chrome web browser in the latest alpha build. The new feature works through Chrome’s notification center and provides users Google Now cards with information such as weather, traffic, sports scores and reminders. Since this new feature is available in just an alpha build, you’ll have to enable it by […]

Google Play Movies & TV for iOS Now Available for Playback

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Google has released an iOS version of its Google Play & TV App that allows iOS users to play video content purchased on the Google Play Store. Before you head to the Google Play Store on your iOS device to rent a movie though, do note that you can’t rent or purchase content through the […]