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Thursday, 16 May 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition Announced at Google I/O 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition Announced at Google I/O 2013

Google has announced a version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that runs stock Android. Priced at US$649, it will be available on the Google Play store on June 26. It's unknown at the moment if this device will be sold in other markets.

Google Takes On Spotify With New Paid Subscription Music Service

Google Takes On Spotify With New Paid Subscription Music Service

Kicking off Google's I/O conference, Google has announced Google Play All Access, a paid subscription streaming music service that looks set to challenge Spotify.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

New Android Chief Sundar Pichai Talks Plans for Android & Chrome OS

New Android Chief Sundar Pichai Talks Plans for Android & Chrome OS

Sundar Pichai has given Wired his first interview ever after taking over Andy Rubin as head of Android. In the interview, Pichai talks briefly about the future of Android and Chrome OS, Facebook Home, Kindle Fire, Samsung and Firefox OS.

Play Atari's Classic Breakout in Google Image Search

Play Atari's Classic Breakout in Google Image Search

To celebrate the 37th anniversary of Atari's classic 1976 arcade game, Breakout, Google has added a playable version through an image search easter egg. Just search images for "Atari Breakout". Or you can just click this link!

Google Unifies Gmail, Drive and Google + Storage: 15GB for All

Google Unifies Gmail, Drive and Google + Storage: 15GB for All

Google is unifying the storage space across its Gmail, Google Drive and Google + products, giving all users access to a combined 15GB of data to use as they wish.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Android has Largest Smart Device Market Share

Android has Largest Smart Device Market Share

According a Q1, 2013 report by Canalys, 59.5 percent of all smart devices in the market -- 308.7 million smartphones, tablets and notebooks -- were running Google's Android operating system. Apple was in second place with a 19.3 percent market share and Microsoft had a market share of 18.1, just slightly behind Apple.

Google Games Hinted at in Leaked Google Play Services APK

Google Games Hinted at in Leaked Google Play Services APK

A leaked Google Play Services (v3.1.36) update file contains codes that hint at a new multi-player social gaming network called Google Games. This new gaming network (expected to be revealed during Google I/O) will be similar to Apple's Game Center for iOS and Microsoft's Xbox Live for Xbox, which includes leaderboards, achievements and more.

Facebook Home Plummets Down the Google Play Rankings

Facebook Home Plummets Down the Google Play Rankings

Facebook Home, Facebook's customized Android launcher app, has not been the overwhelming success CEO Mark Zuckerberg was hoping for. After an initial rush of interest, the app continues to plummet down the Google Play download rankings, showing universal decline in every country.

Friday, 10 May 2013

YouTube Close to Announcing Paid Subscription Plans (Updated)

YouTube Close to Announcing Paid Subscription Plans (Updated)

UPDATE: YouTube paid subscriptions are now live starting at US$0.99/month! Google‘s YouTube subscription plans for specialist video channels could officially be announced as soon as this week, according to a report by ft.com.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

ASUS Chromebooks Launching in Second Half of 2013

ASUS Chromebooks Launching in Second Half of 2013

ASUS CEO, Jerry Shen has recently revealed that ASUS is working on a Chromebook, and it will be launched in the second half of 2013.

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