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Chromebooks now available in nine new countries – is yours listed?

by: Edgar CervantesJune 2, 2014
Shortly after taking Chromebooks to six new countries, Google is now expanding even further. It's headed to nine new markets, further boosting the platform.
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Google Play wins title for the worst fake app reviews

by: William Neilson JrJune 2, 2014
while iOS apps had more fake reviews than those on Android, it was the Android apps that were actually the “worst” offenders, as determined by Apptentive with their “Reviewer Quality” Score. When it came to the 100 apps with the absolute worst Reviewer Quality, 80% of them were on Android.
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Android 4.4.3 Factory Images and Binaries show up, updates to come soon

by: Edgar CervantesJune 2, 2014

Android 4.4.3 is said to come to Nexus devices very soon. In fact, T-Mobile spilled the beans a little earlier, hinting the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 would get the update today. If you needed more evidence, now we have it!

The Google Developers website has just posted the Factory Images and Binaries of Android 4.4.3 for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. This means the updates should be coming very soon, but we know some of you just can’t wait.

If you find yourself too desperate to stop yourself from biting right through your nails, you can always install it manually. Do remember this process is not very user-friendly, though. You will need to wipe [...]

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Deal: $50 Amazon gift card with select Sonos speakers (and 6 mo. free All Access)

by: Jonathan FeistJune 2, 2014
In addition to the 6 months of free Google Play Music All Access deal below, buying a Sonos PLAY:3 or Sonos PLAY:5 wireless speaker from Amazon will land you a $50 gift card.
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Android 4.4.3 to hit Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 on T-Mobile today?

by: Bogdan PetrovanJune 2, 2014
Is today finally the day when Google begins pushing out the long-awaited Android 4.4.3 update? According to a T-Mobile support page, the Android 4.4.3 over the air update should begin rolling out to Nexus 5 users starting today, June 2.
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Google will spend billions on 180 satellites for worldwide internet access

by: William Neilson JrJune 2, 2014
Last month, this site reported Google's new project called Loon, which was using hot air balloons to deliver broadband and wireless services to under-served or emergency prone areas. Now, the Wall Street Journal that Google plans is to invest between $1 to $3 billion on 180 "small, high capacity" satellites that will extend Internet access to additional under-served areas of the world.
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What percent of a smartphone’s price comes from patent royalties?

by: William Neilson JrJune 1, 2014
The paper, written by WilmerHale intellectual property litigators Joe Mueller and Tim Syrett and Intel Vice President and Associate General Counsel Ann Armstrong, used public information to calculate patent royalty costs. In their book titled The Smartphone Royalty Stack: Surveying Royalty Demands for the Components Within Modern Smartphones, it is noted how a consumer that buys a $400 smartphone will be paying about $120 in patent royalties, or 30% of the total cost.
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The fall and rise of the MicroSD card

by: Adam KoueiderJune 1, 2014
Loved by many, but disliked by the one in charge, the microSD card has had a rocky relationship with Android. While maintaining its presence on all Samsung flagship smartphones, the popularity MicroSD slot has fallen a little over the past two years only to return in this year's flagship smartphones from Sony, LG, HTC and Samsung.
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Top 7 Android stories this week: the great LG G3, HTC rumors, and Android TV

by: Bogdan PetrovanJune 1, 2014
This week in your world of Android: the LG G3 landed in style, more rumors about HTC’s M8 Ace and M8 Prime emerged, Samsung introduced its Simband, Google released updates for Maps, Camera, and Android Device Manager, we saw the first hands-on video of Android Wear, and we learned more details about Android TV.
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Android TV rumored to be announced at Google I/O

by: Edgar CervantesMay 30, 2014
Android TV rumors came along with the discovery of Google TV's death. Now we are learning this platform could be launched at Google IO, this June!
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