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Google

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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Commmunication

meebo shutting down on July 11 following Google acquisition

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Instant messaging and sharing service Meebo was recently acquired by Google, and that has led to the company’s shutdown next month. Meebo announced today it will suspend services as the team behind the…

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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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Commmunication

Google Translate gets ICS design upgrade, support for more languages

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Google Translate has been updated to finally step into the realm of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich design standards. The new Holo digs are nicer to look at, faster to load, and offer a comfortable environmen…

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Android Apps

Google+ Local adds Zagat and local recommendations, available in Maps for Android

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Google+ is slowly swallowing whole or integrating with the many services of Google. The latest hook comes in Google+ Local, a new feature that finds places to visit based on a user’s location, friends&#…

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Social

Google+ for Android redesigns and adds ability to start hangouts

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The Google+ Android app has been updated, as promised a few weeks ago. And while the changes in design are not as dramatic as the ones demonstrated in the iOS version, they do add a touch of a style to the ICS guideli…

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Motorola

Google officially owns Motorola, replaces CEO with a Google veteran

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Motorola is now officially owned and operated by Google. The landmark acquisition was first announced in August 2011, but it did not become official until the deal gained approval from the United States, Euro…

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Google Play Music caps device de-authorization, ROM flashers and gadget-happy users be damned

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Something funny happened to me Sunday night. I tried to set-up Play Music on a Toshiba Excite but was told that I had reached the limit of devices and would have to de-authorize one before I could continue. The onl…

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Android OS

Google may work with 5 OEM partners to create multiple Nexus devices running Jelly Bean

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The Wall Street Journal reported an interesting story today — one that has serious ramifications for the mobile industry if it pans out.  Essentially, Google is said to be in discussions with five diffe…

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Social

Google+ UI refresh coming soon to Android with new “surprises,” seen already on iPhone

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Google+ has undergone several changes since the dap debuted last year, and another one is in the pipeline. Google SVP of Engineering Vic Gundotra announced today that there would be design changes to the Googl…

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Travel

Google Maps adds indoor Street View and directions, grabs local Google Offers deals

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Google Maps for Android now tells you where to go even when you’re inside a building. The 6.7 update now available in Google Play provides the option for Maps users to get directions within certain facili…

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Android App Reviews

Google Tasks Incredible is a gesture-based to-do list that’s like Clear for Android [Video App Reviews]

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A few months ago, a to-do list app known as Clear made iPhone fanboys drool because of its interface that was based entirely on minimalistic beauty and gestures. There was no clumsy button navigation or overly-…

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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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Entertainment

Google Play Movies now open for rentals in Australia

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Add another country to the list of nations that support Google Play Movies. Google has announced today that customers in Australia can now rent movies from the Play Store. The announcement follows rollouts in…

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