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Google Adds Movies, TV Shows And Magazines To Google Play Store

Google is making some big changes, or rather some big additions to their Google Play store today with the with the introduction of movie purchases, TV episodes or entire seasons and magazine subscriptions. Magazines will include single issues or subscriptions with many popular titles including 14 day free trials. All of these features are available on the Google Play store today on the smartphone, web or tablet. Developing…

Android Is Enjoying Ridiculous Growth, 1 Million Daily Activations

So how Android is doing these days? I’d say pretty well considering they are at 400 million total Android device activations, up from 100 million activations from Google I/O 2011? That’s a pretty big jump, hell that’s a HUGE jump. Even better? More than 1 million Android devices are being activated every day, at a rate of 12 per second. Yeah, Android is growing. Image Credit: @PhoneDog_Aaron

Jelly Bean Makes Official Cameo On Googleplex Lawn, Announcement Tomorrow

With every new Android release, a statue is placed on the Googleplex lawn with whatever dessert version codename for Android Google utilizes. Well, it’s that time again, and a cup of spilt jelly beans have arrived on the Googleplex lawn. So what does this confirm exactly? We know that with the Google I/O keynote less than 24 hours away, we’re going to see a lot of Jelly Bean talk tomorrow morning. So what … [read full article]

Android Activations Hit 900,000 Per Day, Andy Rubin Not Going Anywhere

The rumor mill is often a dangerous place and this weekend was a prime example of that as a weekend “story” spiraled out of control this weekend and had some believing the “father of Android,” Any Rubin was preparing his exit from Google. The good news is that Rubin quickly squashed those rumors on both Google+ and Twitter, adding that Android was now seeing over 900,000 daily activations. Quite the achievement for the … [read full article]

Happy Face: Offline Google Maps Coming To Android Very Soon

While offline Google Maps has been available as a labs feature through the browser allowing cached maps for offline use for some time now, it’s coming soon as an official feature. No word yet on when the Google Maps app on Android will receive the update — however, you’ll be able to select what type of maps you want offline to help save space. Awesome. Developing…

Ice Cream Sandwich Marketshare Jumps In May, Still Not On Enough Devices

Google’s just released their newest set of Android OS distribution stats and we’re happy to see a small bit of growth for Ice Cream Sandwich is it now powers up to 7.1% of all Android devices. That’s an increase of 2.2% from May, which saw just 4.9% of all Android devices running on Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s likely that the release of HTC’s One X, S and V smartphones, plus a few carrier … [read full article]

Google To Release Five Nexus Devices On November 5th To Celebrate Five Years Of Android?

On the heels of a Wall Street Journal report indicating Google is prepared to announce a variety of partnerships for their exclusive Nexus lineup of smartphones — comes news that these five devices will all arrive on November 5th. Remember, remember the fifth of November. In fact, the fifth of November this year will mark Google’s five-year anniversary for Android. According to TalkAndroid, a reliable source has provided them with intel … [read full article]

Google Announces Official Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility

As the last remaining hurdle came down in the last few days, Google just announced they have finalized their acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha is stepping down as “long-time” Googler Dennis Woodside takes the reigns of Motorola after more than 80 years of history. As Google and Motorola completed their blessings from Europe, US and in the last few days, China, the Internet giant has completed it’s $12 billion … [read full article]

Chinese Regulators Remove Last Hurdle To Google, Motorola Deal

Chinese regulators have approved the the mega-billion dollar purchase of Motorola Mobility by Google. The deal, which has already received US approval, had been waiting for China, the long holdout and inal hurdle for the deal to close. “We are pleased the deal has received approval in all jurisdictions,” Motorola Mobility said in an e-mailed statement, confirming that the deal has been approved in China. “We expect to close imminently.” Google will now be able to access Motorola’s deep library of 17,000 patents … [read full article]