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Nexus 5

The roundup: Nexus 5 leaks all over the place ahead of anticipated launch

It's coming; here's a last-minute look at everywhere the Nexus 5 has cropped up in the past 24 hours In case you hadn't been paying attention, there's a new Nexus phone due to arrive very soon, and this week has seen the LG-made device make its way out to all corners of the world ahead of its...
Google Play TV

Google Play TV shows now available in Japan

TV shows from Google expands to only the third global location with Japanese availability The slow, slow rollout of Google Play TV Shows continues, with the addition of Japan as just the third country in which the content is available. Having been a U.S. exclusive for so long, British customers...
Google+

Expanded availability for Google+ custom URLs coming this week

google.com/+YourNameHere Previously only available to a select few verified accounts, Google is to expand the availability of Google+ custom URLs this week. Custom URLs give you an easy way to link friends and followers to your Google+ page, for example you'll find Android Central at google.com...
Android Central

'A Morning with Google+' event video

Google's having some last-minute power issues this morning, leading to the scheduled "Morning with Google+" event starting around 30 minutes late. Nevertheles, you'll find Google's livestream embedded above for your viewing pleasure. The video features Google VP Vic Gundotra walking through some...
Google+ event

WSJ: Google watch with Google Now in late stages of development

Google's Android-powered smartwatch 'could be ready for mass production within months' Rumors of Google working on its own Android-powered smartwatch are nothing new — we've been hearing whispers to that effect from several sources over the past six months. But a report in The Wall Street...
Nexus 5

Nexus 5 specs outed on Wind Mobile pre-registration page

Smaller Canadian carrier lifts lid on Google and LG's next Nexus phone Update: Unsurprisingly, the Wind pre-reg page has now been pulled. Original post: The Nexus 5 leaks continue, and today it's Canada's Wind Mobile that's let the cat out of the bag a little early. Wind's newly-published pre-...
Google Glass

Google Glass receiving hardware refresh, explorers can now invite 3 friends

Explorers who purchased Glass already can upgrade to the new hardware version for free Google announced today that it will be expanding the availability of Glass, as well as refreshing the hardware based on Explorer feedback. While there aren't any specifics on a new design or exact features,...
Google+ event

Live Google+ updates event scheduled for tomorrow morning

'A morning with Google+' Google's ready to show the world some updates to its eve-growing social network, and an online event has been scheduled for tomorrow morning, Oct. 29, at 9.30am PDT (12.30pm EDT, 4:30pm GMT). There's no indication as to what the Google+ team will be revealing, but the...
Nexus 7

32GB Nexus 7 selling for £180 from UK retailer

Imported U.S. model with UK adapter We're expecting a couple more Nexus devices to land before the week's out, but if you're in the market for a 2013 Nexus 7 — still one of the best small tablets out there — here's a deal worth taking a look at. UK merchant Pixel Electronics on Play.com is...
Wifi Passport

Google's Wifi Passport service and app live in Jakarta

No carrier service, no problem — if you're in Indonesia Google has partnered with MOGPlay and are now offering free or cheap Wifi access for folks in Jakarta, Indonesia. Wifi hotspots are scattered around the city, and using the official Android app and voucher codes, users can connect and stay...
What's this song?

Google Sound Search lands in Canada [Update: not anymore]

Update: Looks like things have reverted back, and the Sound Search widget is once again unavailable in Canada. Original story: Though they're still unable to stream from Google Play Music, Canadians now have the ability to use Google's Sound Search widget to identify music. The widget works on...
HTC One Google Drive deal

Updating to HTC Sense 5.5? Claim 25GB of free Google Drive space

40GB total free cloud storage for HTC One owners who update Yesterday we brought you news of HTC Sense 5.5 and Android 4.3 hitting some European HTC One devices, and now there's another reason to eagerly await the latest update for the phone. Similar to the Google Drive promotion for the HTC One...
YouTube

YouTube working on paid subscription music service, according to report

Paid option could offer offline listening and no advertisements In a somewhat puzzling bit of news, rumor has it that YouTube will launch its own subscription music service. According to sources of Billboard, YouTube is planning a two-tiered subscription music service that builds on the music...
Nexus 7 LTE

T-Mobile to offer Nexus 7 LTE and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for $0 down

Nexus 7 for $16 per month, Tab 2 for $19 per month, for two years Along with its new tablet data announcements today, T-Mobile revealed that it'll be carrying two of the more prominent Android slates for $0 down. T-Mo will give you a Nexus 7 (2013) with LTE connectivity on a 24-month payment...
Contact

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...
Google

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...
Google

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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