Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is the latest to lose Google Play Edition status
Aug06

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is the latest to lose Google Play Edition status

If you have been interested in getting the stock Android experience then your choices have been dwindling of late, and have now become seriously limited. With devices dropping like flies from the Google Play Edition store, the most popular handset available has now crashed out too, with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition removed and no longer available. Like a number of devices that left the store earlier in the year, there has...

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Motorola will build the new Nexus smartphone
Jul28

Motorola will build the new Nexus smartphone

If you thought the end of Google's Nexus brand was nigh then you can think again as the next smartphone instalment will arrive later in the year. However, it will not be built by Nexus 4 and 5 collaborator LG but will instead be guided to the market by Google's one time pet project Motorola. When LG revealed last month that it would not be involved in the next Nexus smartphone it seemed a telling confession. The Nexus brand had been...

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Google Working on “Smart Contacts”
Jul15

Google Working on “Smart Contacts”

Google is looking to take it's wearable devices to the next level  and is developing a contact lens to monitor glucose levels that I am assuming will report back to your device.  They are working with Novartis to bring these smart contacts into reality. These smart contacts that they are working on will have LED's inside that will change colors to alert users if their levels get to dangerous levels.  The hope is in the future these...

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HTC Volantis (Nexus 8) will be a beast, but will not replace the Nexus 7
Jul04

HTC Volantis (Nexus 8) will be a beast, but will not replace the Nexus 7

The HTC Volantis (or Nexus 8) may not have made an official appearance at Google's I/O event a couple of weeks ago, but it is generating enough heat that it is almost certain to land soon. Most observers expect the device to be launched later in the year alongside a new Nexus 7 or even as a replacement for Google's current tablet. In the meantime, there are some fresh reports surrounding the device that reveal a little more about its...

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Google says Nexus program isn’t going anywhere

Android Silver was originally mentioned as a program that would usher in a new era of Google partnering with manufacturers to create high-end phones, which would theoretically remove the need to produce Nexus devices. However, Google has pushed back against those claims by saying the Nexus program is here to stay. Dave Burke, the lead executive on Android engineering and Nexus program, told ReadWrite that Google remains focused on...

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HTC’s Nexus 8 tablet missed I/O but is still coming
Jun26

HTC’s Nexus 8 tablet missed I/O but is still coming

Google's I/O developer conference yesterday was one of those events that were great for us tech writers, delivering plenty of products for us to mull over. However, there were a few missing from the party that had been rumoured to be arriving. That includes the Nexus 8, the reported successor to the Nexus 7 tablet. However, that device is still in the works and we have little to complain about regarding I/O as the event is definitely...

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