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Google rolling out CardDAV improvements

High-resolution contact photos among new CardDAV additions Google's rolling out several improvements to CardDAV, its open standard for accessing contact data, today. The most noticeable change is the new support for high-resolution contact photos, meaning some (mainly non-Android) mobile devices...
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Google tops $1,000 per share: The Mountain View juggernaut keeps growing

Third-quarter earnings show Wall Street pleased with Google's continued growth  Google’s third-quarter results were published on Thursday, and I had a chance to look into the results this morning. Some of the key financial figures were already covered in Thursday's brief post on this, so I’d...
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...
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Google Q3 2013 earnings: $14.9 billion revenue, $3.44 billion operating income

Revenues and operating income increase, but Motorola posts operating loss of $248 million Google has just announced its Q3 2013 earnings, and it's another solid quarter for the search giant. We're listening in on the earnings call as we speak, but here's your breakdown of the financials: $14....
Google Play Music

Google Play Music updated with 'I'm feeling lucky radio'

New icons for pinned music also in latest version There's a new version of Google Play Music rolling out today, bringing with it a couple of interesting new features. The first is plain to see at the top of the Listen Now and Radio sections, named "I'm feeling lucky radio," in an homage to...
Google Offers

Google Offers receives a facelift in latest update

Cleaner, faster interface that's easier to navigate Google's coupon and deals app, Google Offers, is getting a nice update today to modernize and improve the interface throughout the app. The new main screen of the app is separated into three tabs — Browse, Featured and My Offers — that can be...
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Mystery Google display case appears at Best Buy (Update: Nexus 10)

This finely crafted case would be a great place for a new phone or tablet to sit This seemingly well-built Google branded display case was spotted by a reader in a Houston, Texas area Best Buy store. We received no other information, and really can't say what it might be for. What we can say is...
Android Central

Two new Nexus 7 commercials continue 'Made for what matters' campaign

Great commercial spots highlight Google Now, Hangouts and Google Play Books If there's one thing that Google is great at as of late, it's commercials for its products. Whether its showing off the power of Gmail, Google Search or its Nexus devices, it always knows how to hit your emotions in the...
ESPN college football app

ESPN finally updates their College Football app to include the newest phones

Still no Nexus 7 support, but the HTC One and Galaxy S4 now work with this essential football fan app ESPN has done a great job developing their college Football app for Android. The only problem was that it has not been compatible with the latest and greatest phones available, like the HTC One...
Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear now available on US Cellular

US Cellular has announced that it's launching Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy Gear today. If you're on USC and are interested in either device, you should be able to get them in retail stores as well as online from today. (At the time of writing neither appears to be on the carrier's...
Nexus 7 (2013) case

Nexus 7 (2013) Case shows up in Google Play for $49

A new hard case specifically made for the Nexus 7 and available in four colors Google's second official case in the Play Store for the Nexus 7 (2013) has just arrived, and it's a hardcover microsuede version that comes in multiple colors. Simply named the "Nexus 7 (2013) Case," it is a molded...
Chromebook 11

Google unveils HP Chromebook 11

11.6-inch Exynos-powered laptop for $279 Google has today taken the wraps off the latest addition to its Chromebook line-up today, the HP Chromebook 11. The 11.6-inch laptop packs a Samsung Exynos CPU and a 1366x768-resolution, 300-nit display. There's 2GB of RAM onboard, in addition to 16GB of...
Flutter Announcement

Google acquires gesture technology startup Flutter

New technology for potential future touchless interfaces Although it acquires companies at a pretty regular pace, Google acquired a notable startup this week called Flutter. You may not have heard of Flutter before, but it is a startup that focused on gesture recognition technology for use with...
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Google bringing NFC-enabled app vending machines to Japan

A new and entirely unnecessary way to buy games for your Android phone Japan is known for its crazy vending machines, and Google is hoping to cross the line from physical to digital goods in these machines with new Google Play units. In a bit of a curious idea, Google is installing large...
Google Glass

Google Glass demos are coming to US cities, starting in Durham, NC

Future schedule of cities not known at this point The group of people who have had the opportunity to use Google Glass is a pretty exclusive club, but that group is about to get bigger with a new demo tour for the headset. Google announced on its official Glass Google+ page today that it will be...
Google Play Movies & TV

Google Play Movies & TV updated, brings easier TV browsing

Get to watching the next episode with fewer taps Google has updated its Play Movies & TV app to allow you to browse your TV collection more easily. Before, when you were in the My TV Shows tab, you would have to scroll down a huge list to find the TV show that you wanted. The update brings a...
Hangouts

Some Hangouts messages reportedly being sent to wrong recipients [Update: fixed]

Update: Google says the issue has now been resolved. Original story: Google Talk — the service behind the company's Hangouts messaging platform — appears to be experiencing a fairly major issue this morning, as some users report messages being delivered to unintended recipients. Reports from...
Gmail

Google says Gmail outage caused by 'dual network failure,' apologizes for downtime

Additional backup capacity to be added for Gmail to ensure delivery during network failures Many of you may have noticed outages or issues with several Google services yesterday, but none were hit as hard as Gmail. Google acknowledged yesterday on its app status dashboard that Gmail was...
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Gmail, some other Google services experiencing disruption

Gmail takes the day off to celebrate Android's fifth birthday If you're experiencing problems accessing your Gmail account or receiving mail in a timely manner this evening, you're not alone. Some Google services, mainly Gmail, Calendar and Google Drive, seem to be both herping and derping at...
T-Mobile G1

Happy 5th birthday, Android!

Half a decade since the HTC G1 was announced, Android is bigger than anyone could've imagined Today marks the 5th anniversary of the launch of the first commercially-available Android handset, the HTC G1. With how quickly the pace of Android development moves along, it's hard to think that the...

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