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Google launches Handwrite, a new way to input search queries on mobile devices

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Google believes Search users sometimes want to hand write their search queries instead typing it out conventionally.  To achieve this goal, a new feature — aptly named Handwrite — has been added…

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Google Fiber offers ridiculously fast Internet & TV in Kansas City, uses Nexus 7 as a remote

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Kansas City residents have a new home connectivity option in Google Fiber, a new home internet and television service that pushes the limits of what users typically expect from their providers. Google Fiber d…

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Google acquires Sparrow, looks to bolster Gmail

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In a move that most did not see coming, Google acquired Sparrow.  Sparrow is a developer company that is best known for its mail apps for Apple products.  Specifically, Sparrow has some great mail apps on the Mac…

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Google reports strong Q2 2012; Motorola loses money but Droid RAZR MAXX was a hit

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Google exceeded expectations of analysts in Q2 2012, generating $12.2 billion, including $1.3 billion generated by Motorola during a stub period (limited time for which Google is accounting revenues from M…

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HTC Incredible 4G LTE – Watering down the phrase ‘new and improved’ [Hardware Review]

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I raved about the HTC Incredible 2 (Incredible S internationally) so much that I bought one. It was a great purchase a year ago, and now the upgraded HTC Incredible 4G LTE has been released by Verizon. With a very s…

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Nexus 7 Review: $199 and worth every penny

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The tablet market has been a difficult realm for Google to conquer. While the iPad remains the immovable king, Amazon and Barnes & Noble usurped Google by delivering successful mini tablets that rely on An…

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Google+ History will offer more sharing options for apps as users wait on publishing API’s

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The people who built a mobile ecosystem around the concept of open are finally drinking some of their own lemonade and opening access to their self-professed most important product – Google+. However,…

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Reminder: Google I/O 2012 keynote starts at 10:00 AM PT…what are you expecting today?

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Talk about a tough act to follow. We already witnessed a headline-grabbing day on several fronts yesterday as Google unveiled feature after feature to show what’s coming up soon in Android (and next yea…

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus through Google Play drops to $349

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The Samsung Galaxy Nexus unlocked HSPA+ model is available for $349 off contract in the Google Play Store.  Previously, the Android 4.0 smartphone sold for $399 in the Play Store, but the price was cut right as G…

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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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Google exec teases Google+ API hook-up with Flipboard, hints that G+ tablet apps on the way

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Two of the biggest holes in Google+ are the social network’s lack of meaningful API access or a proper tablet view for Android. Today at the Le Web conference in London, Google+ Product Manager Bradley Ho…

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Google Play Books now available in Spain & Germany

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“Donde esta la biblioteca, Pedro?” Ben Stiller asked with his elementary style Spanish in the movie Dodgeball. Now Stiller and other readers need not visit la biblioteca because they get can boo…

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Google acquires QuickOffice, probably improves Drive in the process

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Google announced today that it has acquired QuickOffice, the company that has specialized in powerful productivity apps for mobile devices. Financial terms weren’t disclosed, but money’s cl…

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Accessories

Google Play Store begins selling Galaxy Nexus accessories

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Several weeks ago, Google began selling an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus through the Devices section of the Google Play Store.  The phone is available $399 to anyone in the United States.  Since it is an unlock…

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