Nexus 6 Contract Price

New report may reveal on-contract pricing for Google’s Nexus 6

By about 9 hours ago.

New report may reveal on-contract pricing for Google’s Nexus 6

The recently unveiled Nexus 6 happens to be Google’s biggest and most expensive Nexus smartphone yet, but Google told CNET that it believes more people will buy the device regardless of its comparatively hefty price tag, and support from carriers will help. Unlike before, five U.S. mobile operators will have the smartphone in stores this year, including the four major players, and that’s also a first for a Nexus smartphone. More →

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Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 Unboxing Videos

Here are the first unboxing videos of the amazing Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

By about 9 hours ago.

Here are the first unboxing videos of the amazing Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are Google’s latest Nexus-branded smartphone and tablet, and while both devices are available for preorder from Google Play — the Nexus 6 is already sold out though — Android fans are yet to get their next Nexus toys. While you wait for your Nexus 6 and/or Nexus 9 to be delivered to your door, you can already check out the first unboxing videos, with Phone Arena having already posted such videos on YouTube. More →

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Nexus 6 Sold Out in Google Play Store

This might be why you can’t find a Nexus 6 in the Google Play Store right now

By about 10 hours ago.

This might be why you can’t find a Nexus 6 in the Google Play Store right now

Google opened Nexus 6 preorders on Wednesday in the U.S., but the company soon sold out the available 32GB versions of the first Nexus phablet, and the 64GB version was still listed as “coming soon.” This isn’t the first time Google’s new Nexus handsets sold out soon after being made available in the Google Play Store, but Google might have a special reason for only taking a limited number of preorders in its online store, at least according to MobileSyrup. More →

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Project Ara Prototype Video

This is the latest prototype of Google’s incredible Project Ara modular phone

By on October 29, 2014 at 5:11 PM.

This is the latest prototype of Google’s incredible Project Ara modular phone

There are few projects in the smartphone industry with as much potential as Google’s modular smartphone, Project Ara. Just last week, Google announced a dedicated store for the phone where developers will be able to sell their modules directly to consumers without having to go through any third-party retailers. It’ll be at least a few months before you can start hot-swapping the modules yourself, but the folks at Phonebloks got a chance to check out the latest prototype at NK Labs, and there’s video evidence to prove it. More →

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Google Gmail Drafts Malware

Scary new malware uses a Gmail trick to steal your data

By on October 29, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

Scary new malware uses a Gmail trick to steal your data

A new piece of malware that can spy on a user’s computer has been discovered, Wired reports, with researchers also having found a clever way for the program to communicate with its creators: Google’s popular Gmail email service. More →

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Nexus 6

You can preorder Google’s incredible Nexus 6 right now [updated]

By on October 29, 2014 at 1:23 PM.

You can preorder Google’s incredible Nexus 6 right now [updated]

Attention Android fans who want to get Android 5.0 Lollipop before anyone else: This is your chance. Google has just started taking preorders for its new Nexus 6 smartphone, a massive new device that will act as a showcase for the latest Android software. More →

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Google Search Cancer Nanoparticles

This is Google’s boldest search plan yet

By on October 29, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

This is Google’s boldest search plan yet

Google is not done improving Search just yet — with the company interested in answering more and more complex queries in the future — but it won’t just stick to providing users a tool to finding stuff online. Google X’s Dr. Andrew Conrad told The Wall Street Journal at the WSJ.D conference that the company is working on a special new medical project which might allow Google to search the human body for answers to various medical conditions including cancer in the future. More →

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Inbox by Gmail Access

You can force your way into Google’s Inbox even without an invite

By on October 28, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

You can force your way into Google’s Inbox even without an invite

Google last week unveiled a new email product that’s similar to Mailbox and packed it with task-oriented features and even Google Now-like smarts. However, Google’s Inbox by Gmail is invite-only at this time, much like Gmail was when it first came out. In case you’re tired of waiting for an invite and desperately need to start using Inbox, there’s a way to force Inbox access on your mobile device, as discovered by WonderHowTo. More →

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Google Halloween Trick Photos

Here’s an awesome new Google trick you’ll want to try on Halloween

By on October 28, 2014 at 4:27 PM.

Here’s an awesome new Google trick you’ll want to try on Halloween

Halloween is coming up and you might not feel up to slathering your face with makeup, fake blood, and whatever else comes with Halloween costumes these days. Now you don’t have to because Google has a new trick that will take your photos and “Halloweenify” them.

More →

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Android 5.0 Features

Android is open, but not for hackers: 3 key ways Lollipop will keep your data safer

Android is open, but not for hackers: 3 key ways Lollipop will keep your data safer

By on October 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Google’s mobile platform is open source, of course, but the newest version of Android places a significant amount of focus on closing the OS when it comes to blocking hackers and thwarting data thieves. New security features in Android 5.0 might not be buzzing as much as the look of Google’s gorgeous new Material Design, but all the hacks and private photo leaks we keep seeing are constant reminders of just how important security is on mobile devices.

Now, in a new blog post on the Android Blog, Google has detailed three key ways the company has enhanced security with Lollipop. More →

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Google vs. NSA: Personal Data

Survey: Internet users afraid of Google handling personal data more than the NSA

By on October 28, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Survey: Internet users afraid of Google handling personal data more than the NSA

In light of the many detailed reports based on Edward Snowden’s leaks that revealed the sophisticated technologies the NSA and other spying agencies can employ for mass surveillance purposes, a new survey from Survata seems to indicate that Internet users are more afraid of their personal data being used by Google than the NSA. More →

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Google Android Chrome OS Merge

Google appears to be taking steps to merge Android and Chrome

By on October 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Google appears to be taking steps to merge Android and Chrome

We live in an age where cohesion between mobile and desktop operating systems is becoming increasingly common. Continuity on Yosemite has brought iOS and OS X closer together than ever before, and within the next few years, Windows Phone will be all but indistinguishable from Windows 10. Speaking with CNET, Google’s Android heads continued to downplay a similar progression for the world’s most popular mobile OS, but a few recent internal moves might suggest otherwise. More →

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