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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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In addition to announcing new software (Android 4.1 Jelly Bean) and hardware (Google Nexus 7 and Google Nexus Q) today, Google has also revealed more details about... the state of its Android ecosystem, highlighting handset sales and app downloads.

Google revealed that 400 million Android handsets were sold until this year’s Google I/O event, an impress...

Nexus 7 front

The Google Nexus 7 Android tablet is finally official, as Google has just announced it at this year’s Google I/O developer conference, just as we expected. The... device is indeed made by Asus, and while it’s not necessarily an iPad rival, it will certainly be a fierce competitor for the Amazon Kindle Fire.

The tablet features a 7-inch touchscreen IPS...

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The app store wasn’t Google’s focus until 2011 or so. In the beginning they were focused more on how to get more manufacturers to release more phones with Android, the core features,... and overall performance of Android. But not focusing on the app store led to a poor browsing experience, for both users and developers, because their apps were harder to discover.

Google have tried...

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Both iOS and Android developers should be familiar with App Annie, that provides app-store analytics and market intelligence for both platforms. App Annie, yesterday, announced the launch of... its free and premium product suites for the Google Play Store. With this, app developers will now be able to track their iOS and Android apps on a single cross-platform dashboard, which will be a huge...

Galaxy Nexus Jellybean

Is this proof that Android 4.1 is coming in the extreme near future? Is the Google Play variant of the Galaxy Nexus going to be the very first phone to get Android Jellybean 4.1? It appears... that way. Right now if you head on over to the Play Store and attempt to order the HSPA+ version of the Galaxy Nexus directly from Google, you’ll notice the item description states the followi...

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Galaxy S3 buyers that are looking for an easy way to unlock their smartphones will be happy to hear that there’s an application available from Google Play ready... to help with that. Unfortunately it’s not just good news for you, as the app will only work on GT-I9300 Galaxy S3 versions and requires the device to be rooted in order for the unlock to work.

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With the day of the summer solstice upon us, Google is celebrating this yearly astronomical event by slashing down the prices of some apps on its Play Store to as low as $0.87. The selection... of 15 apps available on Google’s Longest Day Deals is as follows:

Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals Draw Something Blue Hat, Green Hat Shazam Encore mSecure Password Manager Mini Motor Racing Order &a...
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Feel like you’re talking to the walls when you leave that constructive criticism on an app on Google Play Store? That won’t be the case anymore, because Google is making some big changes... on its app store. You’d better be good at both dishing it out and taking it back, though. Those seemingly faceless app developers can now reply to your reviews – good or bad.

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