One of the joy’s of owning a Nexus device, other than getting the latest OS before everyone else, is the fact that Google offers modders more access and control of these devices in the way of publicly downloadable factory images.
The LG Nexus 4 is returning in a matter of minutes to Canada, through Google Play.
Have you tried your luck at buying Google’s flagship handset, the LG Nexus 4? If so, you would know that it is very hard and frustrating. The words “Sold Out” are plastered on the page in capital letters and red. “We are out of inventory. Please check back soon.”, has been on the website a few times now and the backorder on the device had reached 9-10 weeks.
Google’s huge power across the globe instantly gives them a step up from any other games with similar mechanics, and this along with the fact that Ingress plays on their own operating system, Android, gives them a huge advantage over anyone else who tries to develop a successful multiplayer GPS game.
Want a chance to get your hands on the LG Nexus 4 from Google Play? Now is your chance! The phone is going back in stock at 12 noon, PST. Don’t expect it to last long.
If you’ve upgraded your Nexus 7 to Android 4.2 and are experiencing some crushing lag and sluggishness, it seems that the solution is really simple. Blame Google Currents.
It seems that Apple TV and Google TV might be getting even more competition in the set-top box space. While this isn’t the first time that the web has gossiped about such a device from Microsoft, it now seems that more sources are coming out and saying that an Xbox Set-top box is in fact in the cards.
Still dreaming of the magical day when you can purchase that shiny new LG Nexus 4 or Samsung Nexus 10? While the November 13th launch didn’t go so smoothly, at least Google now offers a way to figure out if the device is in stock, anywhere in the world that carries it through Google Play.
The Asus-build Google Nexus 7 has hit multiple stores since its release this past summer, but with the arrival of a 32GB version, Office Depot is the store to go to.
Remember how you could get a free $25 credit toward the Google Play store when you bought a Google Nexus 7 tablet? Now, it’s even better if you decided to pick up a Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone, because you’ll be getting a free $50 Google Play credit to spend as you see fit.
The Google-owned Niantic Project has managed to create quite a fair amount of hype around it’s hushed-up activities, but the company has now spilled the bean. The fruit of the Niantic Project’s labors is a new game by the name of Ingress, which has now arrived as a beta on the Google Play store.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean has started to arrive, bringing several new improvements to the table. Unfortunately, any new changes to an OS are bound to be met with a few problems along the way, and Android 4.2 is no exception. It seems that Google Voice is reportedly crashing quite regularly thanks to Android 4.2.
Imagine 1,000 Mbps high-speed service. Sounds impressive, right? That’s exactly what you can now get in Kansas City, thanks to the experimental Google Fiber service.
Google is introducing a new feature that allows you to push YouTube videos from your Android phone to your Google TV. Sound familiar? That’s because this is basically like what we’ve already seen with the PS3/Youtube and a smartphone, or even what happens with Apple’s Airplay.
The customer has taken a picture of the 32GB model resting on a shelf with a $499 price tag underneath the item. Apparently, the person who took the picture did not buy it, but instead took a photo and left the store. So far there have been no other reports about possible early releases like this one, so there’s probably quite a small quantity of Nexus 10 tablets in public reach at this point.
Maybe you’re not a fan of the Siri or you think your digital voice assistant could use some digital assistance. If you’ve got a jailbroken iPhone, you can now pick up the NowNow app to address that very need.
While the LG Nexus 4 might be lacking 4G LTE, it is jam-packed with extremely powerful graphics and processing power. In fact, there is so much great hardware in here, it seems impossible that Google Play is able to sell the Nexus 4 for only $299. That’s because they are actually not making a dime directly on the hardware, it seems.
The 10-inch tablet market just is really started to get crowded with tons of new Windows 8/RT devices popping up beside existing Android tablets and the iPad. Even more important is the introduction of new flagship tablets from Google and Microsoft.
A New York Times interview with Google’s Android business development director John Lagerling has just surfaced that manages to ask several interesting questions about the Nexus line, particularly why the company is now coming in to the 10-inch tablet space. The answer? According to Langerling, they saw the current 10-inch category as underpriced and underpowered and believed they could bring something big to the table.
Well, it looks like Motorola has beaten Google Glass to the punch with the launch of the Motorola HC1 Headset Computer. This is a wearable computer that runs on Windows.
Google is gearing up for a special press event on October 29th that could see the unveiling on Android 4.2, the Nexus 4, an update to the Nexus 7 line, and even a high-end 10-inch Nexus tablet.
Why did Apple jump ship to their own app platform? The biggest reason had to do with the fact that Google Maps for iOS was massively inferior to the Android version. Google didn’t offer turn-by-turn directions or any of the features needed to really make it stand out. That being said, Apple’s rush to get their own map program into the hands of iOS users hasn’t exactly turned out great.
Google Street View is certainly a cool idea. Not only can you get direct street views of many of the places that you are visiting, it is also fun from looking up old areas you used to live in or visit frequently. Just for fun, I’ve used it before to see places like the old family home I grew up in. With that in mind, Google has now unveiled a new update that makes their service even better.
With Apple Maps not delivering the quality experience that some had hoped, many users have turned to alternative map solutions, including the Google Maps web app. In many ways the web app is actually better than the original Google Maps for iOS that Apple dropped in iOS 6.
Google wants to surround your entire body with tons of computing devices, it seems. First we have the smartphone, which Google already controls through Android. Next we have the Project Glass computerized glasses. It’s not enough to have a computer in your pocket (your phone, duh) and a computer in your glasses, now they want your wrist, too.
There are many notable choices out there such as the B&N Nook HD, Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and – of course – the Asus-built Google Nexus 7. While all three of these certainly have merit, today’s review is going to focus on the Nexus tablet.
Google has now announced that it has delivered 25 billion app downloads. To celebrate, they are giving us a pretty good sale deal for the next five days. Parners like Gameloft, EA, Rovio, runtastic and Full Fat will offer up their apps for just 25 cents- you read that right.
Google has shown us that the idea of a self-driving car isn’t so crazy after all. The Google driveless car has successfully been tested in Nevada, but now its California’s turn. Yesterday, California’s governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that makes driving self-driving vehicles on the roads legal. This legislation was needed in order for Google to begin testing.
Apple’s maps are awesome, so much better than Google Maps. No? Well at least they are pretty. Alright, harsh sarcasm aside- Apple’s maps leave a lot to be desired at the moment. Will they improve and become worthy of the Apple brand? I imagine so, it just takes some time. In the meantime, it’s not […]
There was a lot of back and forth speculation about whether Alibaba was exaggerating the truth, or if Google really was using bullying tactics. It seems that Google has admitted that they did ask Acer to drop Alibaba’s OS because it would violate their OHA partnership.
Google has decided to challenge the iOS powerhouse that is Safari with the new Google Chrome for iOS app. Google Chrome for iOS is an alternate browser for your iPhone or iPad that includes all of the browser basics, plus some of your favorite Google Chrome features.
Acer was set to launch a new Acer CloudMobile A800 in Shanghai today, but it seems they’ve canceled the plans last moment. The A800 was quite unique not just because of its cloud-focus but because it was changing up the OS by making use of the Chinese Aliyun OS by Alibaba.
Apparently, that’s what Grooveshark did, because after some absense from the Google Play Store, the Grooveshark app is now back for your Android downloading pleasure.
Google has come along way from just being a search engine. Its own robust mobile OS, tons of cloud-based programs, and special projects like Project Glass. They aren’t stopping there though, a new patent has arrived that would allow for input via a set of gloves.
Google Translate is avaliable both for iOS and Android, though the version being reviewed is specifically the Android version. How does Google Translate 2.5 hold up, especially when compared to similar apps like Words Lens? Let’s take a deeper look and put Google’s language translator to the test.
In order to help see mobile payments grow as an option for consumers, a new mobile payment committee is being formed. Many big names such as Google, ISI, VeriFone, Paypal, Wells Fargo, Capital One, and all the major card brands (Visa, MasterCard, etc) have joined the group- meaning it has a very real and capable force behind it.
Google Now has done an excellent job at creating a Siri-like experience while maintaining its own unique certain functions and capabilities that help set it apart. Not content to just let things lay, Google is planning on bringing some of that same Google Now functionality to its Google Search application for iOS devices.
A new patent granted to Google makes use of eye-tracking information to unlock a screen, which brings up an interesting question, why? Before you think that Google has lost it’s mind, the likely scenario is that this patent is actually going to be applied towards Google’s computerized glasses, not their smartphones and tablets.
Google Wallet has just received a pretty significant update. The biggest news from the update is that you can now take any credit card type and even moves everything onto the cloud for payment transactions.
If you were one of the few folks out there dying to get your hands on the Nexus Q, we have some bad news for you- it seems that Google is delaying Nexus Q for now. According to Google, they received enough response that more features and services were wanted for the Nexus Q and they have decided to delay the device in order to beef up the features it has to offer.
A set of documents have leaked out that Apple plans to use in court, in which Google warned Samsung that the design for the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1 were too similar and even famous designers apparently cautioned Samsung that the Galaxy S looked too much like the iPhone because of its shape and overall design elements.
Want to get your hands on Google Now but not willing to wait for Jelly Bean to make its way over to your Android device? If you happen to have an Ice Cream Sandwich system, it is actually possible to get Google Now thanks to a newly discovered method by febycv, a user on the XDA Developers Forums.
Here we go again. Rumors of a smaller Apple iPad have been around for as long as the iPad itself, but with the arrival of the Google Nexus 7, a so-called iPad Mini could really see the light of day.
Recently Google confirmed that Android Jelly Bean is indeed on its way, adding new features and debuting alongside the new Nexus 7 tablet. The new OS version is set to arrive first with the Nexus 7, and will start to show up as an update on older handsets this July. So what exactly is different this time around?
Do you have some old tablets and other mobile devices kicking around the house that you don’t want anymore? GameStop wants to help you, letting you trade in your old junk as you place your pre-order for a new Nexus 7 tablet.
The Google I/O event has seen a lot of interesting releases and announcements, and one of these if the first public build of Google Earth’s 3D flyover features.