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Android gobbles up 85 percent of global smartphone shipments in Q2 2014

Posted by wicked August - 1 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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According to new industry data from Strategy Analytics, Android is doing pretty well.

The numbers show that the operating system shipped on roughly 85 percent of all smartphones in Q2 2014 — the total shipments came out to 295 million units worldwide.

This can’t be good news for Apple, Microsoft and Blackberry, although their numbers are most likely much better when the statistics are including only American shipments.

To see the full report, hit the source link.

Source: Strategy Analytics

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Google now out of stock on non-LTE Nexus 7 tablets

Posted by wicked July - 31 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

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Google has been selling the Nexus 7 with some pretty sweet deals as of late in order to get rid of stock before the release of the Nexus 8 tablet.

Now, it turns out that Google’s completely out of stock of the non-LTE models, according to the device’s product page on Google Play.

We’re not sure if Google plans to replenish its stock, considering the Nexus 8′s launch isn’t set until some time this fall, but it would be odd if it didn’t. Of course you can still get the Nexus 7 from third party retailers, if Google doesn’t plan on selling the tablet in the future.

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Google Hangouts made more business-friendly with latest changes

Posted by wicked July - 30 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

google_hangoutsGoogle really wants businesses to use Hangouts for video chat, but the problem is that there are so many different alternatives with different features. Google is trying to get a leg up, by announcing that anyone with a Google account can now enter a video Hangout, regardless of whether or not the user has a Google+ profile. In addition, another big change is that up to 15 Google Apps users can be part of an HD Hangout.

In addition to those two big changes, there are numerous other updates, including additional markets for the Chromebox for meetings hardware, and increased customer support. They are outlined in the source link below.

Source: Google Enterprise Blog

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64-bit support for Chrome now in beta for Windows users

Posted by wicked July - 30 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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If you’re running Windows on your computer, you’re in luck.

In Google’s most recent beta version of Chrome, the browser added 64-bit support. The support had been previously available in the Canary and developer editions of the browser, but it was a bit buggy.

Now, the capability is pretty solid (of course there will be a few hiccups), but this is the closest we’ve been to a stable 64-bit browser from Google. If you’re interested in getting the beta release, just head to the source link.

Source: Google Chrome

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Google to show off self-driving cars at Maker Camp this Friday

Posted by wicked July - 30 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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As a part of Google’s “Maker Camp,” a virtual summer camp with new DIY projects and virtual field trips each day, online campers will be taking a trip to check out Google’s self-driving cars this Friday.

It’s all free and includes a Q&A session, so you can get all of your questions regarding Google’s next big project answered.

The trip will occur at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern time this friday — just head over to +Make on Google+ to get started.

Source:  Google+

 

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Grab coffee with Eric Schmidt, Google’s chairman, for winning a charitable auction

Posted by wicked July - 30 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

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Have you ever wanted to grab a coffee with Eric Schmidt? Well, you have the chance to do so! Thirty minutes with the executive chairman of Google is up for auction to benefit the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Executives of other companies have done this in the past and now Schmidt is putting himself out there for one lucky bidder.

The estimated value for coffee with Schmidt is $50,000 and at the time of this post being published, there have been four bids and the highest is $8,000. Additional bids seem to be going by $500 increments. The winner can bring one other person along with them for the meeting. Also, you cannot transfer to any other person.

The auction ends on August 14. If you are bidding, we wish you good luck.

Source: Charitybuzz

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Google Play Developer Publishing API now open to all developers

Posted by wicked July - 29 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

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Google has opened up their Google Play Developer Publishing API to all developers on the Play Store, which is great news for anyone looking to add some extra functionality to managing their apps. The new API makes it easier to manage in-app purchases and subscriptions, upload new APKs for beta testing or staged rollouts, and create and modify Play Store listings.

Overall, this Publishing API will make it significantly easier for developers to handle the management of their apps and listing, which should, in turn, create a better end user experience. If you’re interested, you can check out the full details of what the new API can do below.

source: Google Play Developers

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Google Drive updated with new Material Design-inspired “home screens” for the web

Posted by wicked July - 29 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

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Google has updated Drive with brand new “home screens,” which feature an updated view to find your most relevant and recently edited documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

The new look is clearly inspired by Material Design, which we expect to continue its rollout to other Google products in the coming months. There’s also some nice drag and drop functionality that has been added, allowing users to quickly place documents into created folders. You’ll be able to view your most recent activity on a right sidebar as well — this feature is especially useful if you’re sharing the account with others.

To activate the new look, just head over to your Google Drive account. You may be prompted to be able to try out the new Google Drive, but if not, you can click the gear icon on the top right of the page, and click on “Experience the new Drive.”

If you want to revert back for whatever reason, you can click on the gear again and click on “Leave the new Drive.”

Source: +Google Drive

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LG G Watch charging contacts wearing away for some users

Posted by wicked July - 29 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

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Across the internet, there are reports that the LG G Watch is experiencing some wear and tear breakdown at an accelerated rate. The charging contacts on the underside of the co-inaugural Android Wear device are apparently corroding and thus the charging cradle is rendered useless. Users have scraped away some corrosion in order to get the charging cradle to work once again. Some users have even experienced skin irritation, but LG is claiming that no allergy-causing materials are used with the G Watch.

Are you experiencing this issue with your G Watch?

Source: Reddit
Via: 9to5Google

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Motorola Nexus likely as Android Silver plans come into question

Posted by wicked July - 29 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

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Over the weekend, news broke that a Nexus device codenamed Shamu would be coming from Motorola. In addition to the rumor of a massive 5.9-inch display, this opened the eyes of many as the Nexus program has been in limbo and Android Silver is approaching as soon as next year. A new report from The Information confirms that Motorola is indeed working on a Nexus device and that Android Silver is really the one in limbo here.

Three separate sources confirmed that a Motorola Nexus with a massive display will be available. Google and Motorola reportedly had great interest in doing so for quite some time; however, the pending sale with Lenovo halted any sort of deal. With that seemingly being closed soon, a Nexus from Motorola has gotten the green light to move forward. A Nexus device would likely be the last Google-Motorola move before Lenovo takes over.

The departure of a Google executive is what has Android Silver’s launch under question. Nikesh Arora, the company’s former chief business officer, and his team were the backers of Android Silver taking over for the Nexus program. With Arora gone and the Nexus program sticking around a bit longer, Android Silver may be on hold indefinitely. The program was originally slated for a February 2015 launch.

What do you think? Are you happy another Nexus device is on the way?

Source: The Information

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