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More than 70 million Android tablets activated, Android chief says

We're live from Google's "Breakfast with Sundar," where the Android (and Chrome) chief is touting the next generation of Android tablet.  Putting things in perspective, he said, is that there have been more than 70 million Android tablets activated. That's more than 1 in 2 tablets running Android...
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The Google event liveblog!

Google's holding a big event in SF - Android 4.3 and a new Nexus 7 could be on the cards This is it, boys and girls — the second event of the week, and possibly one of the biggest Android presentations of the year. Google's summoned the press to San Francisco, where it's holding a breakfast...
Nexus 7

Next Nexus 7 now available for pre-order at Best Buy

  $229.99 for 16GB, $269.99 for 32GB Google isn't expected to officially take the wraps of its new Nexus 7 tablet until a little later today, but Best Buy has jumped the gun and is already offering the new tablet for pre-order. The "new Nexus 7" is listed in 16 and 32GB flavors for $229.99 and $...
Stocks

You can safely ignore Wall Street — Google is doing just fine

Stocks show expectation, not always reality Late last week Google reported its Q2 results. If you’ve been reading any of the financial headlines then I couldn’t blame you for thinking the latest set of financial results was troubling. The traditional tech and financial media is ripe with stories...
Android 4.3 leak

Newer Android 4.3 build leaks for the Google Play Galaxy S4

Build JWR66V leaks out, and there's already a flashable zip for some TouchWiz GS4s We're still a few days out from the event we presume will host the launch of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but in the meantime we're seeing yet another leaked built of the upcoming OS. The second leaked build for the...
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Larry Page: 1.5 million Android devices activated every day

Android device activations set to hit 1 billion soon For his opening statements in the Google Q2 2013 earnings call, CEO Larry Page took a minute to remind us the number of Android devices that are out there today. Mirroring what we heard back at Google I/O, Page reiterated that over 900 million...
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Google's Q2 2013 earnings are in — revenue up 19 percent

Google's Q2 2013 earnings are in, and the earnings call itself is just minutes away. The big strokes: Revenue was up 19 percent over the second quarter of 2012 at $14.11 billion. On the advertising side, cost per click fell about 6 percent over Q2 2012. Motorola saw $998 million in...
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Join us at 4:30 p.m. EDT for Google's Q2 2013 earnings call!

Strap in, boys and girls. Google's getting set to drop its its second-quarter 2013 earnings report on us this afternoon, and we're all coming along for the ride. In addition to all the usual financial stuff, you'll want to stick around for the Q&A session, where the execs aren't limited to...
Android 4.3

Android 4.3 on the Nexus 4: A second look at the next version of Android

Bluetooth LE, OpenGL ES 3.0, new Wifi location settings and improved touch response A week out from the likely announcement of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, we've just come across a second leak of the next version of Google's mobile OS. Android 4.3 (build JWR66N) originally leaked out for the Google...
Nexus 7 sequel.

Exclusive first look: Pics and video of the new Nexus 7

The new Nexus 7 sports an updated look, adds a rear camera Here we go, folks. The first probable  pictures of what we believe is the long-awaited successor to the Nexus 7. We've had to do a little Photoshop surgery to protect the source (we'll just call the source, oh, how about "Bert"), but...
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Google schedules Android event for July 24

Invites are going out for a Google event in San Francisco, Calif. next Wednesday, July 24. Dubbed "breakfast with Sundar Pichai," the event will likely cover new developments in Android or Chrome, the two product areas Pichai now oversees. The event will also be livestreamed on YouTube for those...
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Investors show confidence in Google, but can Q2 earnings live up to it?

This week's earnings report will have a hard time living up to the all-time high stock price Google's stock price is at an all-time high of $927 today, and with its Q2 2013 earnings hitting this week it makes us wonder if the earnings can ever live up to the supposed confidence in the search...
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New Google Maps updated with offline maps button

User feedback prompts new 'offline maps' card and 'where's Latitude' button When Google launched its new Maps app for some users yesterday, it was criticized by some for the way offline maps had been handled. The feature, accessible via menus in earlier Maps versions, could only be activated by...
Motorola

Google expected to spend $500 million marketing the Moto X in US and Europe

New Motorola flagship to be available on all major carriers at launch We may not have many details on the handset itself, but rumor has it that Google is ready to put $500 million behind marketing the upcoming Moto X. According to sources of The Wall Street Journal, Motorola has the go-ahead...
Galaxy s 4

Samsung and HTC phones to soon support ZigBee?

Home automation has been something Android has dabbled in in the past. The variety of standards and brands vying for the space is causing some confusion, but the more that are supported the faster we will see home automation become a realty for more households. The ZigBee Alliance is one of these...
Latitude

Google confirms Latitude being retired from August 9

Closure affects Latitude on Android, iOS, the web and Latitude API Alongside today's Google Maps for Android news, the company has confirmed that Latitude, its location-sharing service, will be closing from Aug. 9. The shutdown affects Latitude in its entirety — on the web, Android, iOs, through...
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New Google Maps app starting to seed on Google Play

Update 'rolling out to Android 4.0.3+ users over the next few weeks,' according to Play Store listing A little under two months ago at Google I/O, Google offered a preview of the next version of Maps for Android. Stand-out features included a completely revamped UI, with a search bar front and...
Bugdroids

Google confirms fix for 'master key' vulnerability released to OEMs

No evidence that exploit has actually been used, Google spokeswoman tells ZDNet Last week it emerged that a security vulnerability affecting all current versions of Android could allow applications to be maliciously altered without affecting their cryptographic signatures. You might've heard it...
Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 now available on MetroPCS

The Samsung Galaxy S4 (see our review) is now available on MetroPCS. The no-contract carrier is offering the S4 for $549 plus tax. You can then choose from any of the 4G plans, which start at $40/month. These include unlimited talk, text and data. If you're a devout MetroPCS customer and have been...
White Nexus 4

White Nexus 4 now sold out on Google Play

White N4 'no longer available for sale,' says Google Play Store Once an elusive beast captured only in blurry-cam photos from far corners of the world, it seems the white Nexus 4 has disappeared back into the shadows, at least for the moment. The device is now sold out on the U.S. Google Play...

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