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Google working on smartwatch with talent acquired from WIMM Labs

New employees brought in to work directly with the Android team The idea that Google will soon enter the connected smartwatch arena is getting more weight today as details emerge that it purchased smartwatch maker WIMM Labs last year. As a report from The Wall Street Journal earlier this year...
Nexus 7

O2 UK to offer Nexus 7 LTE from September 13

Pre-orders go live today for £319.99​, carrier also selling 32GB Wifi-only version O2 has announced that it'll offer the LTE-capable version of the new Nexus 7 on its newly-launched 4G network, with a release scheduled for Sept. 13. The tablet will cost £319.99, and is available for pre-order...
Hugo Barra

Android VP of Product Hugo Barra to leave Google for Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi [updated]

Barra ends his run directly working with Android after 5 years at the company Update: Barra took to his Google+ page this evening to confirm that he is indeed leaving Google to take on a new role as VP of Xiaomi Global. He indicates that he will be helping the company expand its phones beyond...
Money

10 phones that now cost more than the Nexus 4

The Nexus 4's new price tag makes it cheaper than a lot of entry-level phones and older models Google’s recent, dramatic price cut for the Nexus 4 on the Google Play Store has made it one of the best value handsets you can pick up. In fact, at £159 in the UK and $199 in the U.S., the Nexus 4...
Nexus 7 (2013)

New Nexus 7 hits Japan Aug. 28, LTE version tipped for September

27,800 yen for 16GB, 33,800 yen for 32GB The original Nexus 7 might have taken its time to come to Japan, but the same isn't true of its successor. The new Nexus 7, with a Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU and 1920x1200 display, will arrive on Japanese shores from this Wednesday, Aug. 28, reports Engadget....
Nexus 7 (2013)

New Nexus 7 getting update with fix for touchscreen issues

Build JSS15Q has begun rolling out for Google's latest tablet Following yesterday's updates for the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus, which are still in the process of reaching all users, Google is today pushing out its first post-release update for the 2013 Nexus 7. Google's Paul Wilcox confirmed on...
Nexus phones

Android 4.3 JWR66Y security update landing on some Nexus phones

It looks like that T-Mobile U.S. update advisory was right on the money. A few hours after T-Mo updated its support site with word of a security update for the Nexus 4, we're seeing signs that an update to build JWR66Y (from the earlier JWR66V) is pushing out to the Nexus 4 and (GSM) Galaxy Nexus...
Android Central

Vector 6: Ben Bajarin on Amazon vs. Apple vs. Google vs. Samsung

Vector is Mobile Nation's newest show. It takes the most important topics in technology today, focuses on them from interesting angles, and then discusses the hell out of them. On this episode, Ben Bajarin of Tech.pinions talks to Rene about Amazon, Apple, Google, and Samsung, their differences...
Maps

Google Maps and Waze updated with crossover features

Maps gets Waze incident reports; Waze gets Google Search, Street View in map editor Following Google's acquisition of Waze back in June, we're starting to see the first signs of cross-pollination between Google's Maps and the collaborative navigation app. From today, Waze-reported incidents are...
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Nexus 7 Sleeve review

High quality, just the right amount of protection and a little Nexus flair Google historically hasn't had the best track record with making a lineup of accessories available for their Nexus devices. Between the almost nonexistent Galaxy Nexus accessories and the horribly late Nexus 7 dock,...
Youtube

Google and Microsoft fight over Youtube app, again

Windows Phone Youtube app claimed to violate Google's terms of service, nonfunctional in the meantime. Google and Microsoft haven't been the best of friends lately, and the latest incarnation of this broken relationship is Google shutting down the Youtube app on Windows Phone yet again. If you'...
HTC One

HTC One now available on C Spire

The HTC One is now available on C Spire. The regional carrier that covers a good portion of the Southeast is the latest carrier to offer one of our favorite phones to its customers.  C Spire will sell the HTC One at the standard $199 price point with a new 2-year service agreement and will offer...
HTC One red

Red HTC One launching exclusively on Sprint tomorrow with NextRadio

If you're on Sprint and have been considering the HTC One but have not yet pulled the trigger, you will have another option starting tomorrow — "glamor red." The only options up until now have been silver and black (or gold, if you want to drop some serious cash.) The red HTC One is exclusive to...
Nexus 7 in Canada

New Nexus 7 now available in Canada

Prices start at C$229, shipping in 1-2 days from the Google Play Store A few weeks after the new Nexus 7 went on sale in the U.S., Canadians can now get their hands on Google and ASUS' new tablet through the Google Play Store. The Wifi-only 16GB version of the tablet goes for C$229, while the...
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ASUS-made Nexus 10 refresh reportedly arriving this year

ASUS is to manufacture this year's 10-inch Nexus tablet, according to reports from Geek.com In addition to being behind the highly-praised second-generation Nexus 7, ASUS might be about to replace Samsung as the manufacturer of a refreshed Nexus 10. That's according to Geek.com's Russell Holly,...
Maps

Google bringing 'relevant ads' to Maps search on mobile

       Google recently rolled out a new look for Maps on Android, bringing it in line with other Google properties and focusing on search, with a prominent search bar at the top of the screen. Now the company says it's going to start displaying local, "relevant" ads at the bottom of the screen...
Nexus 7 in the UK

New Nexus 7 hitting the UK from August 28

We've been seeing UK Nexus 7 pre-order dates for a while, but today we have confirmation that Google and ASUS' latest 7-inch tablet will be arriving on British shores around the end of August. The Taiwanese manufacturer has confirmed to Android Central that the official UK launch date is Aug. 28,...
Google Play Music

Google Play Music All Access now available in Europe

Subscription service comes to Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, and the UK Google has just opened up its Google Play Music All Access subscription service to nine new countries, marking the service's European debut. From this evening, All Access is now...
Nexus 7

New Nexus 7 up for pre-order in Australia

Prices start at A$299, tablet 'due to arrive late August' Australia is to be in the first wave of countries to get the new Nexus 7 following the U.S. launch, and now we have some more firm details as to when we can expect the tablet Down Under. Ausdroid has spotted the first Australian pre-order...
Google Play TV

Google Play TV shows now available in the UK

Prices start at £1.89 per episode, £2.49 for HD Don't be fooled by the fact that the app itself is still called "Play Movies" — Google Play TV has landed on British shores this morning. Individual episode prices start at £1.89 for SD or HD for £2.49, and season bundle prices vary depending on...

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