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White Nexus 7 now on sale in the UK

Available in Wifi + 32GB version only, priced £239.99 The new white Nexus 7, announced yesterday for the UK, U.S. and Japan, is now available for Brits to buy. The tablet appeared on the UK Google Play Store yesterday along with a "coming soon" notice, but now it's on sale at the regular price...
Google Translate

Google Translate updated with nine new languages

Additions including Somali, Zulu and Punjabi bring total supported languages to 80 Google has updated Translate service with support for nine new languages from Africa, Asia and Oceania, bringing the total number of supported languages up to 80. The new additions include Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba,...
Nexus 7 white

White Nexus 7 now available in the U.S.

Amid all the Google Play edition news dropping today, Google has also taken the wraps off the Nexus 7 (2013) in white. Google says it'll be available in the UK, U.S. and Japan, and besides the change in color it's the same ASUS-made, current-generation Nexus 7 we've been using since the summer. It...
Google Play Music

Google Play Music updated with SD card cache support

Cached music can now be handled on external storage There's a new update for Google Play Music rolling out from today, and it brings a pretty big feature addition for anyone using Google's music app on a device with an SD card. The new Google Play Music version 5.3 introduces the ability to...
Nexus 5 camera

Android 4.4.1 update coming with Nexus 5 camera fixes [update]

Update to bring faster camera with improved autofocus and contrast Update: The official Nexus Google+ page has put out a post confirming that Android 4.4.1 will be rolling out to the Nexus 5 starting today, bringing the aforementioned camera improvements. Original Story: The Nexus 5's camera has...
Andy Rubin

Good read: Andy Rubin now heading up Google's robotic moonshot

Former Android head Andy Rubin has been busy since he stepped down to explore a "new chapter at Google." The New York Times reveals in an article today that Rubin has been heading up a new venture at the tech giant, and it's all about robots. Following the acquisition of seven companies over the...
Nexus 4, Moto G

Moto G versus Nexus 4

How does last year’s Nexus shape up against this year’s entry-level champion? Motorola’s latest entry-level handset, the Moto G, has been turning heads thanks to its relatively low price point and compelling specs and feature set. It’s a step below the Nexus 5 — the device it tied with in the “...
Android Central

Three new Nexus 5 commercials highlight popular camera features

Short and sweet, with each one hitting a single feature Following up on the initial "I Do" commercial that came with the launch of the Nexus 5, Google has just published three more short videos to its YouTube account. The commercials highlight HDR+, Photo Sphere and Auto Awesome, and are each...
GPe handsets

HTC and Samsung release GPe KitKat open-source bits

Google Play edition Galaxy S4 and HTC One Android 4.4 updates shouldn't be far behind Samsung and HTC have just published the Android 4.4 kernel source code and framework support files for their Google Play edition devices. While the code released today, a requirement of the GPL, won't be of any...
Avoca

Carphone Warehouse tablet withdrawn from sale following licensing blunder

Google apps on the £49 'Avoca' tablet were not properly licensed, according to reports Following the arrival of cheap Android tablets from British retailers Argos and Tesco, retail chain Carphone Warehouse made headlines with the launch of its own budget slate, priced at just £49. By all accounts...
Google

Google pays states $17 million to settle Safari cookies flap

Reports Reuters: Google Inc will pay $17 million to settle allegations by 37 states and the District of Colombia that it secretly tracked Web users by placing special digital files on the Web browsers of their smartphones. The deal, announced Monday morning, ends a nearly two-year probe by the...
Google Play Music

Google Play Music for iPhone reviewed

Google's music streaming service arrives on iOS looking familiar, but missing a couple of features Google Play Music finally arrived on the iOS App Store late last week, giving iPhone owners the opportunity to access Google's library of streaming music on their devices. Over at our sister site...
KitKat on HTC One

HTC says it's delivered its GPe KitKat code to Google

Public release timing 'to be determined by Google' You might remember it was 15 days ago when HTC America President Jason Mackenzie said his company would deliver Android 4.4 for the Google Play edition HTC One within 15 days — so naturally GPe device owners have today been wondering what's up...
Nexus 5

Nexus 5 review

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ LG’s second Ne​xus is the best phone you can buy for $350, and an excellent platform on which to experience the new Android 4.4 KitKat — but that experience isn’t entirely free from compromises Just what is a Nexus? The definition of Google’s homegrown gadget lineup has...
Google Fiber Installers

Google Fiber expands to Provo, Utah with installs starting today

Another U.S. city receives Google's crazy-fast Internet service The latest big Google Fiber expansion is in Provo, Utah, and today marks the beginning of home installations of the new service. Following up on the deal that officially closed in July, residents now have their chance to get their...
Android Central

Google's App Translation Service now open for all developers to use

Service can cost as little as $75 per language for a small app Google is working to bring more of Google Play to countries with languages other than English, and launching its App Translation Service is a big step in the right direction. Announced back in May at Google I/O, the App Translation...
Google Now

Google Search app improvements could be coming next week

New contextual cards and smarter voice search in Nov. 13 update, according to Wired Google has slowly but consistently been improving its search app for Android over the past year or so, bringing more cards to Google Now and new ways to interact by speaking to your device. It appears the next...
Nexus 5

Nexus 5 now available through Sprint, Amazon and Best Buy

Subsidized for $50-150 or $450-500 outright Canada isn't the only place seeing expanded Nexus 5 availability today. As revealed in the carrier's launch-day press release, today's the day the Nexus 5 arrives on Sprint. Sprint's own site has the 16GB model for as little as $49.99 on a two-year...
Android Central

Hangouts 2.0 now rolling out with SMS support

New version lets you use Google's IM app to send and receive texts As promised at last week's Google+ event, the new version of Hangouts capable of sending and receiving text messages is now rolling out through Google Play. The update to brings things up to speed with the version of Hangouts on...
T-Mobile Nexus 5

Leaked document points to Nov. 20 launch for T-Mobile Nexus 5

With Nexus 5s already in the hands of Google Play Store buyers, we're starting to see the first indications of when it'll arrive at subsidized prices on U.S. carriers. Sprint's is due to arrive from Nov. 8, and if the latest leaked documents are to be believed then T-Mobile shouldn't be far behind...

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