Gmail vs. Bigtop: Google Email

Google trying to ‘fix’ email with new Gmail alternative

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Google trying to ‘fix’ email with new Gmail alternative

Google is apparently not happy with all the features its email product can offer, and it’s reportedly working on a new Gmail alternative, Android Police has learned, currently known internally as project “Bigtop.” More →

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Google Play Listen Now Update

Fantastic update may finally help Google’s music app become a real Spotify rival

By on October 21, 2014 at 3:10 PM.

Fantastic update may finally help Google’s music app become a real Spotify rival

Do you remember how there were hints from Google that Google Play Music was going to get an entire Material Design revamp? Not only was it true, but Google has updated Play Music with a new “Listen Now” page that may help it become a legitimate rival to Spotify.

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Google Android Fragmentation Problems

Google is trying to stop Android from spiraling out of its control

By on October 21, 2014 at 2:49 PM.

Google is trying to stop Android from spiraling out of its control

You know how whenever you pick up an Android phone, it comes preloaded with Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube and other key Google apps? Well, it’s not like that everywhere in the world. In fact, in China it’s quite common to find Android phones that have no native Google apps on them. More →

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Android 5.0 Features

Android 5.0 will bring one of the new Moto X’s coolest features to all Android phones

By on October 21, 2014 at 9:35 AM.

Android 5.0 will bring one of the new Moto X’s coolest features to all Android phones

When we reviewed Motorola’s new Moto X last month, we didn’t mince words. All things considered, the second-generation Moto X was and still is the best Android phone on the planet. The customization options are unparalleled, the hardware and build quality are top notch, the display is beautiful and the performance is impressive. It really is the total package. The best things about the Moto X may be the great voice controls and other convenience enhancements Motorola added to Android on the Moto X, and now one of the coolest features from the Moto X is apparently coming to all top Android phones in Google’s new Android 5.0 Lollipop update. More →

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Google Nexus 6 Preorder

This is when you’ll finally be able to preorder Google’s amazing new Nexus 6

By on October 21, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

This is when you’ll finally be able to preorder Google’s amazing new Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 is bigger and more expensive than any previous Nexus-branded smartphone, but that doesn’t mean certain Android fans aren’t eager to buy the Motorola-made handset. The device has already been listed on Google’s Play Store pages well ahead of its actual launch, with the company reminding potential customers they’ll soon be able to purchase it online. More →

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Eric Schmidt Google Search

The real questions Google Search wants to answer, but can’t yet

By on October 20, 2014 at 3:03 PM.

The real questions Google Search wants to answer, but can’t yet

For many Internet users, Google is synonymous with online search and is seen as the go-to place to get your questions answered. However, Google is still looking for new things to add to its search capabilities, as former CEO and current chairman Eric Schmidt outlined in a speech last week in Berlin where he talked about “innovation, technology, and the future of the Internet.” More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop App Download

How to experience Android 5.0’s gorgeous Material Design on your phone right now

By on October 20, 2014 at 10:34 AM.

How to experience Android 5.0’s gorgeous Material Design on your phone right now

Google on Friday issued to developers the full release of the Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK, updating Lollipop builds for the Nexus 5 and 2013 Nexus 7 in the process, with the actual release of Android 5.0 set to follow next month. While developers can easily install these Lollipop builds on supported devices and enjoy all the new features, other Android users will still have to wait until their devices get Google’s latest OS and its gorgeous Material Design. However, until that happens, they can already download some of the Lollipop apps and resources thanks to the joint effort of various xda-developers members. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Easter Egg

Google made its own Flappy Bird clone and it’ll soon be on every top Android phone

By on October 20, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Google made its own Flappy Bird clone and it’ll soon be on every top Android phone

As previously expected Google on Friday made the final Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK version available to developers, who have already thoroughly inspected it, pulling out various apps and other Lollipop elements (wallpapers, fonts and boot animation) for other Android users to enjoy. Among the things users who installed the SDK looked at is the usual Easter Egg Google hides in every Android OS version, finding a pleasant, and strange, surprise. More →

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Second-gen Chromecast Specs and Release Date

Don’t be too excited about the new Chromecast Google is going to soon launch

By on October 20, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Don’t be too excited about the new Chromecast Google is going to soon launch

The Chromecast dongle is one of the most popular gadgets Google launched in the last few years, according to the company’s own past statements, but a second-generation model is yet to hit stores. But when it does come out, a new Chromecast won’t have any new features to offer users, Google has confirmed, after an FCC filing outed the second-generation device. More →

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Google Nexus vs Android Silver

Android vendors reportedly shot down Google’s bold anti-fragmentation plan

By on October 19, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Android vendors reportedly shot down Google’s bold anti-fragmentation plan

Android Silver was supposed to be Google’s next-gen line of high-end devices that would offer users access to top hardware and a stock Android experience. While the Search giant never confirmed these plans, reports said that Google wanted to replace Nexus and Google Play Edition smartphones and tablets with Android Silver, with some people even claiming the Nexus 6 might have been sacrificed in the process.

However, it turned out that Google had to postpone its Android Silver plans, and the company confirmed soon after I/O 2014 that it isn’t interested in dumping the Nexus device line. More →

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Android 5.0 Download

How to make your Android phone (sort of) look like Android 5.0 Lollipop right now

By on October 17, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

How to make your Android phone (sort of) look like Android 5.0 Lollipop right now

Google is finally done putting the finishing touches on Android 5.0 Lollipop, as the company revealed when it unveiled the new Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet earlier this week. Both new devices represent a big departure from Google’s previous-generation Nexus phone and tablet, which both focused on affordability. With the new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, however, Google and its partners built premium devices at premium prices.

But you don’t need to pay those steep prices to get Android 5.0 Lollipop’s awesome new look. More →

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Nexus 6 Specs: Camera Sample

These are the first photos taken with Google’s hot new Nexus 6

By on October 17, 2014 at 9:11 AM.

These are the first photos taken with Google’s hot new Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 is finally official, but eager Android fans can’t buy Google’s huge phablet just yet because preorders aren’t set to start until late October. Even though the handset can’t be tested in real-life situations, a select few lucky users already have access to it. More →

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