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If you’ve been keeping up with Android news, then you’ve likely heard a rumor or two about the next version of the operating system and the next Nexus device. One site that has been feeding the internets with a ton of information, Android and Me, has recently issued an apology, saying that some of what they’ve said has been purely made up.

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Ladies and gentlemen, the mobile OS war is getting into high gear, and apart from iOS, Android and Windows Phone, we have yet another contender intent to take the smartphone world by storm. This time, it’s Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. And with the Chinese smartphone market set to become the biggest in the world, it’s no wonder platform-makers and manufacturers want a big slice of this pie.

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Google’s Senior Vice president of Mobile and Digital Content, Andy Rubin and Android’s Director of Product Management, Hugo Barra took to Google+ and Twitter to announce Android’s latest milestone. Android has officially hit 500 million globally activated devices.

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Google on Wednesday announced the tablet we all expected, the Google Nexus 7, a Kindle Fire contender but also a device meant to show its Android partners how an... Android tablet should be made in Google’s vision.

Of course, that tablet vision has changed in time, and Google’s Senior Vice President of Mobile Andy Rubin has acknowledged that fact in a...

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Let’s call it a double-edged sword. Anyone can start a rumor on the Internet, which can then easily spread like wildfire.

But said rumor can also be easily clarified with a quick tweet.... The non-story began when Robert Scobble made a post on his Google+ that one of Google’s top leaders, Andy Rubin, was leaving Google to join a startup company. Here’s what he said:

“Today I he...

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Here at Android Authority, we’ve covered every move that preceded the beginning of the Google vs Oracle trial. But we never knew how much new info we’ll be able to find out about Android, Google,... and Oracle from this high profile legal battle. As we don’t want to bore you with technical details and such, here’s a timeline of the trial, marking every important statement by lawyers on both sid...

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Here’s something AndroidPit recently shared:

Apparently, Andy Rubin (the founder of Android) was a former employee at Apple. He worked in the company of his biggest rival as their Manufacturing... Engineer during the time of 1989-1992. After 11 years, Rubin founded Android. A couple of years later, he became Google’s Senior VP of Mobile.

Even though it was typical for people to bounce between comp...

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Woah! We knew there are a lot of Android users, but we didn’t expect it would be THAT many.

What we’re referring to is the Tweet and announcement made on Google + by the brand’s... very own Senior Vice President of Mobile Andy Rubin:

…and for those wondering, we count each device only once (ie, we don’t count re-sold devices), and “activations” means you go into a...

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“Will Ice Cream Sandwich require phones with more processing power now that the complex holographic UI is confirmed to be making its way to phones?” This was the thought-provoking question during... the Android Q&A session at Google I/O that Andy Rubin was made to answer. Then, he briefly answered “Maybe, maybe not.”

As of this moment, there is no guarantee. However, Andy Ru...

In what can only be considered fantastic news for the Android platform, one of the main forces behind Palm’s lovely and easy to use webOS user interface, Matias Duarte, has joined fellow Danger... Inc. alum Andy Rubin on Google’s Android development team.  Duarte is now the User Experience Director for Android.

For those of you that don’t keep tabs on what happens in the non...