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Android Apps

Siri who? Google Now is on a path beyond simple voice search

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Android has supported voice search, voice commands, and text to speech features in some capacity for two years now. With the recently announced Google Now, Google has brought elements of all three sectors to f…

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The Nexus Q gets a bad rap, but is everyone in tech missing the point? [Opinion]

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The reviews of the Nexus Q have poured in since Google announced its new media-streaming device, and the word isn’t very favorable. The general consensus seems to be that the Q, while good looking and a so…

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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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Android OS

Windows 8 & Ice Cream Sandwich: signs of what could be omnipresent technology [Opinion]

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Since Android debuted on phones in 2008, people have wondered what else it could power. We’ve since seen obvious uses in tablets and PMP’s, but Android has even trickled into everything from came…

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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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T-Mobile

What’s holding up T-Mobile’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich rollout?

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T-Mobile says its network is just as fast as other carriers when it comes to download speeds, but that’s not necessarily true in terms of the Android 4.0 rollout. While AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon have all man…

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Entertainment

Netflix focused on better content, mobile, and international expansion to rehab its image

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Netflix announced its Q1 2012 earnings today, generating $870 million for a reported $5 million net loss on the quarter. Though revenue was not as bad as some analysts had predicted, the company continues to tu…

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Google

WSJ: Google considering selling Motorola to Huawei…bad or smart move?

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Imagine you bought something very expensive and then decided to sell it before you ever really had a chance to take it for a spin. That’s what Google is supposedly considering according to the Wall Street…

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Google TV

Google asks users to share their “Google TV Stories” in home videos posted to YouTube

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Google wants to know how you view Google TV. More specifically, the company wants to know exactly how Google TV is worth it and fits an individual user’s personal set-up. The official Google TV Google+ ac…

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Will Google’s awesome adaptive spell check be implemented across services, including Android?

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One of my favorite things about Google Search is that it’s smart enough to recognize and fix mistakes. Smart enough to know that a search for ‘Skrillac tour dates’ should be corrected as …

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Tablets

Cheap tablets: how much can we really expect from a $100 device?

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A tablet is a plaything and a third screen. Maybe even fourth. So why should a device that is rarely used as a primary means of entertainment or productivity cost as much as a laptop that can do so much more or a phone…

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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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Samsung Tablets

Samsung admits what everyone’s been thinking: Android tablets not ‘doing very well’

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There’s something sadly strange going on in Android tablet country. In a briefing with reporters at Mobile World Congress, Google VP of Mobile Andy Rubin called out Samsung as the most successful Andro…

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Social

Google’s barely-noticed leaderboard highlights Foursquare’s advantage

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In a recent update for Google Maps, Google added a leaderboard to show which users have the most check-ins in a day, week, or all-time. The feature wasn’t promoted or listed in the official change log, and…

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