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Google Translate offers offline support for 50 languages

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Google Translate is a great app to help facilitate communication between individuals who speak different native languages.  The one limitation to the Translate app is the fact that it requires an active data…

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Google: Andy Rubin denies rumor of physical Google retail store anytime in near future

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Recently, there were a couple of reports circulating that Google might get into the physical retail store business by the end of 2013.  Given the recent expansion of Google related products, it makes sense …

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Google debuts official Android blog, a new source for Android news

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Android has been around for several years now and you would think it would have its own blog by now, but evidently not.  However, Google realized its fans wanted more Android information and specific pages dedi…

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Google’s Nexus Tablet with Asus is apparently done, but does it stand a chance?

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Android’s position in the tablet department is anything but commendable.  The few bright spots for Android is the Amazon Kindle Fire (which is Android skinned mostly with Amazon products) and the Asus…

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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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Samsung Stratosphere – Verizon’s latest QWERTY phone has the worst possible timing [Phone Review]

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I haven’t had my hands on a Samsung device in a while, but I’ll admit I am a bit biased towards them. I like plastic vs metal casing, a sleek black design appeals to me more than slate gray, and I’…

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Dear Molly at CNET: You are wrong about Android

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Molly Wood did what many journalists seem to do when it comes to Android vs. iPhone – throw out a lot of opinions, mix in some misinformed statements to justify them, and then completely miss the mark about…

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Android now has 190 million global activations, Google+ has 40 million users

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After announcing today that it earned almost $10 billion in the past 3 months, Google once again shared figures showing its growth. CEO Larry Page revealed that Google+ has more than 40 million users, who have…

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Recording cell phone videos can get you in legal trouble, but here’s a loophole.

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Believe it or not, recording video on your cellphone can land you in legal trouble in certain places. In various locales across the United States, laws have been or are being introduced that could make it a crime…

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Android News

August Mobile Recap: Slow news month? Yeah right.

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There’s a lie among tech journalists that August is a slow news month. The torrent of product announcements finally slows to a trickle and there’s nothing much worth writing about. So why the heck…

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What’s your dream Android? Tell us and win an Android collectible [Contests]

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Since April 2011, new emails have touched off moments of pandemonium at Androinica HQ. I have five – count ‘em, five – Android phones linked to the same Gmail account, so hearing them all pla…

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Google encouraging 18 month update pledge for Android phones – that’s encouraging, not requiring

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Google Android Product Manager Hugo Barra had our hearts a flutter when when he announced that Google is forming a task force to encourage companies to commit to updating their Android phones. “When har…

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Google accosts us with Android stats at Google I/O 2011

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Well, well, well, it’s Google I/O time and with that comes some crazy stats about Google’s growth over the year. Most importantly, Android has grown to be the one of the most dominate smartphone op…

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Don’t let tech ignorance lead to foolish lawsuits [Android location scares]

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There are two residents of Oakland County, Michigan, who have decided to sue Google because of Android tracking issues. The HTC Inspire 4G owners claim that Android tracking phones exposes users to a “s…

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Android Games

Android developer uses unique selling point for “180″ game – limited ads

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The Android Market typically hosts two types of Android apps: the kind you buy and the kind that are free thanks to the Google-sponsored ads that help the developer earn money. Headcase Games is adding a third op…

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