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From all of us here at Android Authority, we hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season. Being the time of year that it is, we have just a short, roughly 30 minute show... for you this week, covering a few top topics from the past few days.

On the Google Ecosystem front, Google Play released their top apps of 2012.Ā According to Google, these apps really make Andr...

Hisense Pulse

Last week, Hisense, a Chinese electronics company, released their first Google TV device. The Hisense Pulse is the second Google TV set top box to come in at $99 this year. As time goes on, Google TV keeps getting better and better, slowly moving from tech gadget to something you’d want your mom to have in her living room. Google TV has improved quite a bit over the past 2 years since the launching of the Logitech Revue, the first Google TV device. Is Google TV ready for the masses? I believe so. Let’s have a look at the Pulse, the best Google TV set top box yet.

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If you hadn’t noticed, we postponed our show this week, so that our show hosts and guests could spend time with their families. After some brief Google+ Hangout related technical difficulties…... things went extremely well on post Thanksgiving weekend show. We even gave away a few Android related goodies.

Following the success of Google Music officially launching in the UK, the Google Play Store cont...

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This past week, the Android world wore out their F5 key, refreshing and refreshing the Google Play Store, their GMail accounts and their UPS Tracking results. Some of you were very lucky and... able to order your brand spanking new Nexus device without a hitch. Many of you had all sorts of issues from page timeouts, to items disappearing from your cart, to receivingĀ back-orderĀ emails toĀ r...

GoogleTVandYouTube

Earlier today we reported that the latest YouTube app updateĀ allowed you to share and control YouTube videos on your Google TV directly from your favorite Android smartphone or tablet. Not... only is this insanely fun, this is the start of something big. Remember last summer when the Nexus Q launched? Almost immediately the Android and Google TV community collectively wanted these feature...

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Who doesn’t like free devices? How about free Nexus devices? We thought so. This week on Android Authority On Air, we dropped bombs on the Android world, detailing our Nexus 4 International... Giveaway. You’ll have to listen closely this week as during the show, we gave away a special code that must be entered here for an additional chance to win the contest. You’ll also want to tune...

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Before we get started this week, let’s take a moment and put our thoughts and prays with all of those that felt the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. From all of us here at Android Authority,... our hearts go out to you, your families, and your loved ones.

This past Monday, Google had an Android event scheduled. They told us the playground was open. However, do to Hurricane Sandy, the...

Google Now

There’s no need to wait for Android 4.2 to take advantage of a handful of new Google Now and Google Search features. Google Search has been updated on the Google Play Store, adding numerous... new cards to help automate your life. The list of new features includes some pretty big improvements to Google Now and Google Voice Search such as the ability to add calendar events (and not just alarms)...

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This week in Android news, most Android fans tossed their Nexus 7’s in the dumpster for the iPad Mini due to its’ revolutionary ideas and bar settings specs. And then we woke up... from that horrible, pathetic nightmare. We tried to not make this weeks show a hatin’ on the iPad Mini show as much as possible, but at some points, it just couldn’t happen. The iPad Mini...

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Continuing from last week, the LG Nexus 4 / LG Optimus Nexus / LG Nexus G / we don’t know what the final name is, posed for a whole bunch of high resolution photographs putting last weeks... blurry pics to shame. We saw leaked specs and even a little mini review of the prototype Nexus all thanks to theĀ Belarusian website, Onliner. It seems the Nexus 7 32GB edition might just be real after a...