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The Nexus 5 is official, Play Store now taking orders

Here comes Google and LG's next big thing Today brings an end to all the rumors, leaks and speculation — the LG-made Google Nexus 5 is finally official and the Google Play Store is now taking orders. Here's the long and short of it: This year's Nexus handset is a 5-incher with a 1080p display, a...
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Supposed leaked docs point to Kit Kat being designed for low spec phones, televisions and wearables

More last minute leaks point towards Kit Kat features Another to add the the list of rumors about what's next for Google has magically surfaced tonight. According to ex-WSJ reporter Amir Efrati, Kit Kat will focus on unifying Android and making the OS run better on low-end hardware. Specifically...
Nexus 5

Join the Nexus 5 discussion on the Android Central forums

We're getting closer and closer to the inevitable launch of the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat, and with the device's image recently slipping out on Google Play — along with a $349 price point — there's more buzz than ever around this year's Nexus handset. The Android Central forums are a great...
SMS changes

Changes for SMS apps coming in KitKat - could this mean they are coming to Hangouts?

Text messaging apps stand to get a whole lot better — and, yes, likely will include Google's own Hangouts app The Android Developers blog wants the people developing third-party SMS apps to get ready for some big changes to come with KitKat. The short version is that you can now "officially" make...
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Purported Android 4.4 KitKat leaked screenshots appear again

New version of Android said to be running on a Nexus 7 2013 edition Ready for another supposed KitKat leak? Today we see one from ZD Net, who bring us these images and screenshots of a 2013 Nexus 7 running what is labeled as Android 4.4 KitKat. There are a lot of things that look very different...
Nexus 5.

Alleged Nexus 5 images show Android 4.4 KitKat interface changes

New hardware and software shown in the latest round of Nexus leaks There's a new batch of Nexus pictures floating around today, showing what's purported to be the Nexus 5 from LG complete with plenty of looks at Android 4.4 KitKat.  The images, taken in Italy and displayed on the Tutto Android...
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KitKat contest now live, win a Nexus 7, $5 Google Play credit or a bag of delicious

There may be more than you expected inside that KitKat wrapper If you needed another reason to be excited about the KitKat cross-branding between Google and Hershey's/Nestle, the contest everyone has been talking about is now live. Buy a specially marked KitKat bar, and after you're done licking...
Larry Page's KitKat bar

Google's Larry Page enjoying his KitKat

Breaking off a piece When you're the CEO of a company who knows how to have fun, even your candy bars are special. Here's A KitKat bar Larry Page is enjoying this evening to prove it. We have no idea if these will be available for us "normal" people, but you can bet we're trying to find out. And...
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Android KitKat 4.4: Confectionary perfectionary

We all know that Android 4.4 will officially named KitKat, but what features will it bring? Every corner, every edge has been carefully considered and crafted. It really does taste as good as it looks. With adjustable orientation that works perfectly in portrait or landscape. Sure, it's a little...
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Kit Kat statue joins the crew at Google HQ

Sundar Pichai just showed us an absolutely awesome picture. A giant, chocolaty, delicious Kit Kat bar Android statue has joined the rest of the bunch on the lawn at Google HQ in Mountain View. Does this mean what we think it means? Apparently it does, as it has been announced that Android Kit Kat...
LG

LG VP comments on Nexus 5 'misinterpreted'

Manufacturer says it's not currently working on Nexus 5, but wouldn't turn down the opportunity An interview with European LG Mobile VP Won Kim sparked a bit of excitement this morning, as selected quotes appeared to show that the manufacturer wasn't interested in collaborating with Google on a...
Bluetooth

Bluetooth Low Energy support coming to future Android version

API version 18 will bring Bluetooth Smart support in 'a few short months,' AVRCP 1.3 also coming As many expected, it's been announced that Bluetooth Low Energy support -- also known as Bluetooth Smart and Smart Ready -- will be coming to a future version of Android. Android API level 18 (the...
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Why we don't need another version of Android this year

The case for sticking with Jelly Bean until 2013 Android followers, more than most smartphone communities, are constantly focused on the future, be it the next major OS update, or the next big smartphone from HTC, Samsung or Motorola. So with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean due to be open-sourced in a...
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Someone said 'Android 5.0' and 'Jelly Bean' in the same sentence; Key Lime Pie now rumored to follow

ZOMG ANOTHER STORY ABOUT JELLY BEAN! So here's the deal: An ASUS VP dropped the following quote to TechRadar: "ASUS is very close to Google, so once they have Android 5.0 I think there will be a high possibility that we will be the first wave to offer the Jelly Bean update." Dunno if ASUS is...

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