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Google Play will begin selling magazines, movies, and TV shows

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Google Play started with apps and games before expanding to books and movies. Now Google is bringing a bigger sense of immediacy to its digital storefront by adding magazines, movie purchasing, and TV shows. (…

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will launch on Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and Xoom by Mid-July

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When the features of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean were finished being announced, Android enthusiasts only had one question on their minds: when would we see Jelly Bean across devices that are currently available? F…

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Nexus Q – a home Android & cloud audio/video streaming solution for $299

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Google is jumping feet first into the home entertainment system with the all new Nexus Q, a “social streaming media player” that is launching next month. Nexus Q is Google’s second play, af…

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Android activates 1 million devices per day, 400 million exist – 4x as many as a year ago

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Almost one year ago, Androinica.com estimated that Google might reach 1 million activations per day based on the trajectory of Android daily activation numbers reported every few months. The growth rate eve…

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Android Update Alliance one year later: is this sufficient progress? [CHART]

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The Android Update Alliance was supposed to fix Android’s flawed update structure, but a year later, one has to wonder if it has really had much of an impact. There are still several prominent phones that…

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Android Update Alliance one year later: empty promises, promises, promises [OPINION]

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The Android Update Alliance was destined to disappoint, and we all should have seen it from the start. How could we really believe that all of the major players in Android would stick to a non-binding agreement t…

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Galaxy Nexus will be the first to get Jelly Bean Android 4.1 according to Google Play Checkout

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About an hour ago, if you tried placing an order for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ model in the Google Play Devices section, you would have seen an interesting product description in the checkout section.  The…

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Google Play now lets Android developers respond to user reviews publicly

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Android developers can finally respond to comments left by users in the Google Play store. Until today, user reviews on Google Play were just a stream of comments that couldn’t be challenged unless anot…

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Google Play anti-malware system has potential security hole, Google’s probably patching it now

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Summer has been quiet, so it looks like it’s time for the first Android scare of the season. This time, there’s actually a little bit of bite to the bark of researchers who have discovered a potentia…

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Google Play adds direct carrier billing for Play Movies, Music, and Books

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Google has allowed Android users to pay for apps through their carriers for some time now, but not until today were they able to do the same for media services. Google has confirmed that it is extending direct car…

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Android 4.0 reaches its highest distribution level yet – about 5% – as Gingerbread rises

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich hasn’t caught on with many devices. Unless you have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Asus Transformer Prime, or taken matters into your own hands and uploaded a ICS-based custom RO…

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Android Census 2011 Results: Tablets

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From December 2011 to January 2012, Androinica.com asked Android users to tell us about their habits and views related to Android. More than 800 readers responded, sharing their thoughts about Android and it…

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Androinica.com Android Census 2011 Results: Phones

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In December 2011, we asked readers to share some information about their views and habits as Android users. We wanted to not only get a glimpse of Android users’ activity, but also take stock of how they ca…

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Android has 300 million devices, 850k daily activations, and 450,000 apps

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Android activates 850,000 new devices each day. That number climbs each time the sun rises and sets, leading to more than 300 million Android devices being activated since October 2008. Who would have thought…

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Google is reported to launch a 7 inch tablet by April, competing with Kindle Fire and iPad

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If there’s one surprising aspect of consumer electronics Google has still not interjected its own product, it is tablets.  The market share is clearly dominated by Apple’s iPad and iPad 2 with th…

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