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There is so much good stuff in the Android universe. We have amazing phones, tons of apps and games, and the best operating system around. Even with all that awesome at our fingertips, we are still looking to Android’s future.

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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. According to Google, these apps really make Andr...

google sound search

The Sound Search widget for Google Play finally integrates music identification to the Google Play store, and it’s now available for Android 4.0 and higher. Although this concept isn’t new (Soundhound and Shazam have been doing this for a few years), Google’s version has one very helpful feature for Android users, syncing.

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One of the distinctive features of Google’s Music service is the users’ ability to scan and match their music library, thus making it accessible for free from anywhere. The scan and match service now works in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, although there are still some kinks to be ironed out.

amazon cloud player

As we’ve discussed when comparing the 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD against the Google Nexus 7, as well as when we talked about how well Amazon and Google are prepared for a potential Microsoft Windows 8 commercial success in the tablet world, Amazon and Google are actively chasing each other in various markets and fields. It’s quite an interesting dispute to watch, really!