Tag Archives: Google

New Google Play Redesign Leaks Yet Again As “Babel” Chat Name Surfaces Inside Of Gmail

A new leak coming out of a Google+ posting yesterday is giving us another look at the upcoming Play Store redesign. First things first, as you can see with the dog bone in the corner, Google is “dogfooding” this new design internally to employees and shows a brand new landing page than discovered in a leak this past March. All that means that what we see now is subject to change the … [read full article]

New Android Distribution Chart Released As Google Changes To Counting Active Users

We look forward to Google’s Android distribution each month to see just how much growth the newest Android releases gain. Starting in April, we’re going to see a whole different way of keeping track of devices as the developer team announced via Google+. The new device dashboards are based on the devices of users who visit the Google Play Store (rather than devices that have checked-in to Google servers). As a result, … [read full article]

Google’s Newly Announced Note Taking Service “Keep” Is Live, Again

After a teaser appearance last week, Google Keep, Mountain View’s future/present note-taking app is now live. “With Keep you can quickly jot ideas down when you think of them and even include checklists and photos to keep track of what’s important to you. Your notes are safely stored in Google Drive and synced to all your devices so you can always have them at hand.” Google Keep is now available on Google Play … [read full article]

Watch the Samsung Galaxy S4 live stream here [video]

The day has arrived at long last. The Galaxy S4 is nearly here, and you can watch Samsung launch its latest and greatest smartphone live on YouTube. We’ve embedded it above for your viewing pleasure, and up until 7PM Eastern Time, it’ll show a countdown clock. Are you excited for it?

Google Decides To Retire Google Reader In July, Internet Weeps With Sadness

Noooooooooo………this is some of the worst news I’ve seen and heard from Google in some time as they announce the shutdown of Google Reader. I use Reader multiple times an hour to keep up with news outside of Twitter and this is a huge disappointment for me. Apps like Flipboard greatly rely on Google Reader for RSS integration and this just a huge, huge disappointment. [read full article]

Google Play’s First Birthday Brings Sales, Deals And More

Google Play and I have something in common today, it’s our birthday week and Google wants to help you celebrate with a weeks worth of free downloads. Technically, Google Play’s birthday is today (mine too!) but they want to celebrate the week with free music downloads, in-app content, books, TV shows, and more. There’s plenty of deals to be had, so hit the Play Store link below to get started. It was … [read full article]

Wall Street Journal: Samsung’s Android Dominance Beginning To Worry Google Execs

Samsung’s global domination of the Android platform is, on the one hand a testimony to the strength of both Android and Samsung together. On the other hand, it’s leading Google execs to worry that Samsung’s lions share of the Android market (about 40%) could lead to Samsung renegotiating their contract with Google and leveraging their market share to do so. For its part, Google is taking meetings this week during Mobile World Congress in … [read full article]

Google Senior VP Promises “Insanely Great Cameras” With Future Nexus Devices

If anyone inside the Google food chain has his pulse on the latest developments in the Nexus world, it’s Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering, Vic Gundotra. Gundotra is a name that needs no introduction with the die-hard Android crowd as he’s a presence at almost all major Google/Android announcements. That’s why Gundotra’s comments inside his own Google+ posting struck a cord with me today and while the news isn’t specifically T-Mobile related, given that T-Mobile has directly or … [read full article]

Google Unveils Nexus 4 Retail Store Locator, Only Works With T-Mobile Stores Right Now

If you’re still trying to hunt down a Nexus 4, perhaps Google’s new Retail Store locator will aid in your search. Google just unveiled the new Nexus 4 store locator tool via Twitter and it’s downright simple to use. Just type in your address and find a Nexus 4 retailer. There’s a catch however as the locator only identifies T-Mobile locations where you can pick up the Nexus 4. A second catch is … [read full article]