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Android Authority this week

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 27, 2014
Folks, the week of July 27 brought us a sneak peek at hot devices coming later this year, from the Note 4 and the Xperia Z3, to the Moto X+1 and the Galaxy Alpha. Next up, Xiaomi launched its latest beauty, Google issued updates to many of its apps, and Nvidia introduced the ultimate gamers’ tablet. We finished with a bang, with a possible first report of a Nexus device made by Motorola. At AA HQ, we’ve rolled out a few changes to the design of the website, and work continues behind the scenes for more good stuff coming by the end of the summer. Let’s take a look back!
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Baseline, Google’s new moonshot: learn everything about the human body

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 25, 2014
As part of Project Baseline, Google will use its massive computing power to analyze medical information collected from thousands of healthy individuals, in an effort to find early signs of diseases such as cancer and heart problems.
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Google really is buying Twitch, announcement imminent?

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 25, 2014
Yet another source confirms that Google and Twitch are in advanced acquisition talks. Venture Beat reports that the two companies have signed an agreement for a figure around the $1 billion mark, though the precise sum, or the moment when the acquisition will be made public, are not clear.
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How did Material Design come to be?

by: Edgar CervantesJuly 24, 2014

Material Design was one of the main stars at Google IO’s stage. Just like Ice Cream Sandwich promised a pristine tablet experience, Android L offered a far greater pledge. The new interface would allow Google to merge all screens into one familiar interface, making the transition between gadgets and form-factors a breeze.

The new design is flatter, giving it a touch of elegance, but it is also very playful in its colors and animations. How did these new design elements come to be? Google based its unique style in more than Matias Duarte’s colorful t-shirts!

Google Search designer Jon Wiley held a very interesting AMA (ask me anything) [...]

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Google purchases GPU benchmarking startup drawElements, in a bid to address hardware fragmentation

by: Rob TriggsJuly 24, 2014
DrawElements, a Finnish startup which offers 3D hardware testing software, has become the latest company to join the growing list of Google acquisitions.
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10 best music player apps for Android

by: Joe HindyJuly 23, 2014
Music is what feelings sound like and everyone needs a music player. Here are the best music players for Android.
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Patent troll strikes again, this time with calendar alerts

by: William Neilson JrJuly 23, 2014
As we have discussed previously, patent trolls have been under sharp attack in the last few months due to the general public becoming aware to the danger that trolls have on the business industry.
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Was Google really interested in purchasing Spotify?

by: Rob TriggsJuly 23, 2014
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google abandoned its attempts to purchase Spotify last year, whilst Re/code's sources are convinced that talks never took place to begin with.
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Google joins effort to turn pay phones into WiFi hotspots

by: Edgar CervantesJuly 21, 2014
It may be hard to believe, but New York City still has over 7,300 pay phones! Should we get rid of them or just upgrade them?
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Games with in-app purchases won’t be called “free” from this fall

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 18, 2014
Games in the Play Store that feature in-app purchases (IAPs) won’t be labeled as free anymore, as part of a set of measures that Google agreed to implement at the request of European authorities.
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