Google Andy Rubin Quits

Andy Rubin calls it quits, ditches Google to build his own hardware incubator

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Andy Rubin calls it quits, ditches Google to build his own hardware incubator

Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android and former Android Guru inside Google, is leaving the company to start a tech incubator for start-ups that want to build hardware, The New York Times reports. After being removed from the Android team last year and replaced with Sundar Pichai, Rubin was put in charge of Google’s new robotics division. More →

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Google Hangouts Free International Calling

Google is giving you free international calling… but there’s a huge catch

By on October 30, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Google is giving you free international calling… but there’s a huge catch

Everyone loves the idea of being able to make free international calls on their phones and now Google is letting you do so… but only for a minute. Google this week announced that “the first minute of calls to phone numbers in twenty-five different countries is now free” if you make those calls using Google’s Hangouts mobile app. More →

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Android 5.0 Features

8 great GIFs show the best of what’s new in Android 5.0 Lollipop

By on October 30, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

8 great GIFs show the best of what’s new in Android 5.0 Lollipop

We’re just days away from seeing the first Android 5.0 devices start to ship. Google’s premium Nexus 9 tablet is set to launch this coming Monday, November 3rd, and Google’s first phablet will follow soon after, though an exact release date for the Nexus 6 is still unknown. What we do know, however, is that the new Lollipop software that powers both new Nexus devices features a stunning user interface overhaul and some great new features that Android users will love.

And what better way is there to show off those great new features than with a bunch of animated GIFs? More →

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Nexus 6 Contract Price

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

By on October 30, 2014 at 11:20 AM.

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 on October 30, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

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 on October 30, 2014 at 9:40 AM.

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.

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