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Android manufactuers mandated by Google to include more Goog
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Android manufactuers mandated by Google to include more Goog

Derek Kessler 160

If it seems like Google's apps and services have been becoming more prominent on newer Android phones, it's because they are, and Google's mandated it be so. While Android is technically an open source operating system, as the likes of Amazon have shown with their own complete customizations, the version that most of us see comes with stipulations from Google. Namely, if you want the...

Android grows and changes at an extreme, wonderful pace.
Stomp on the gas pedal

Android grows and changes at an extreme, wonderful pace.

Russell Holly 71

When things move as fast as Android does, we shouldn't be surprised by bumps in the road By the time you are reading this, most people who use Google Voice and Google Hangouts are in various stages of excitement and exploration as most of these two services merge together. It has been a long time coming, and the way this merger happened caused me to step back and really think about the...

Apps of the Week: Cut the Rope 2, Shattered Planet, HTC Power to Give and more!

Apps of the Week: Cut the Rope 2, Shattered Planet, HTC Power to Give and more!

Andrew Martonik 24

More great apps than you can shake a stick at Here we are again wrapping up another great month of Apps of the Week columns. This week is no different than any other, though, as we're still bringing together a selection of app picks from each of the writers here at Android Central and putting them on display all in one place. There are no restrictions at play here — if it's an app that...