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Android Market rebranded as Google Play, but will a new name and lower prices make a difference? [POLL]

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The Android Market is no more. Google’s digital store for downloading Android apps, games, books, music, and movies has been renamed Google Play. So when someone wants an app, they visit the Google Play…

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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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Android Apps

Where Is My Google Chrome for Android? The Wait Continues for Non-ICS…

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As you’ve probably heard by now, Google Chrome (beta) has finally come to Android. The wait is over! At least it is if you’re one of the lucky ones already running ICS. For the rest of our devices that…

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Google responds to Google Wallet hacking claim, points out the obvious

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A security company announced yesterday that it has discovered a “significant vulnerability in the Google Wallet mobile phone payment system.” The company found that a Wallet PIN is susceptibl…

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Google+ update adds What’s Hot Section and “massive improvements”

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Google has continued its hot streak of updating Android apps this week. The latest app treated to a new version is Google+, which has added “massive performance improvements across the app” acco…

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Android Apps

Google Chrome browser finally comes to Android 4.0

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Many Android users mistakenly think of the standard Android browser as Chrome. It would seem natural that Google’s browser would be on Google’s mobile operating system, but that’s not th…

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CDMA Galaxy Nexus dev support downgraded, but updates still come from Google

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A kerfuffle erupted a short while ago when folks first noticed that the Android developer page had removed the Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE from its list of supported devices. That immediately led people to wonder if Goo…

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Google updates Chrome to Phone & Docs to improve appearance, fix bugs

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Google has updated two of its most useful but rarely mentioned applications. Both Google Docs and Chrome to Phone have been updated to address long-standing issues and improve the day-to-day use of each app. I…

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Android Phones and Devices

Motorola Xyboard – Strange name, solid tablet, serious contender? [Tablet Review]

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I’m going to skip talking about the Xyboard name for as long as I can. Ok. The name is ridiculous; I’m moving on. As Verizon’s newest tablet, the Xyboard has a lot of weight on its shoulders fro…

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Should Google merge Google Talk and Messenger into one app? [POLL]

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Google has products that allow people to communicate in a variety of formats. There’s Google Talk for instant messaging on mobile or desktop, Google Messenger for communicating just within your Googl…

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Android Phones and Devices

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Review: the dream phone that can’t stay awake

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The Nexus brand is a heavy burden to bear. Google introduced the Nexus One as the benchmark to which all Android phones should be measured, and for a considerable amount of time, that was the case. The Nexus S, wit…

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Android News

Android activates 700,000 new devices each day

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“There are now over 700,000 Android devices activated every day.” That was the to-the-point statement posted to Andy Rubin’s Google+ page last night. No chest-beating or additional sta…

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Google Music Blowout: $4.99 albums and 49-cent songs

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Music lovers in the United States can get to work populating their new Google Music library now that Google has started a limited-time sale on practically the entire catalogue. Beginning today and running for…

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus first impressions – 24 hours later [VIDEO]

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No, I won’t go on about how the Verizon Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE took seemingly forever to arrive. I won’t talk about how poorly the launch was handled or how I should have been writing this post weeks ago.…

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Google Android Training gives development lessons for making better apps

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Google is providing extra resources to developers looking to create or improve Android apps. Announced last night via a Reto Meiers post on the Android Developers Blog, Android Training is a new set of classes…

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