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Chrome OS to perish or “merge” with Android?

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Not even a week after the Cr-48 Chrome netbook was announced, criticism is already flying its way, and from an unlikely source. Former Google employee and creator of Gmail Paul Buchheit, had this to tweet “Prediction: Chrome OS will be killed next year (or “merged” with Android).” That is a little cold-hearted considering his former employer just released the pilot ...

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Pre-rollout Android Market hack available for 2.2+ devices

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With the new Android Market screenshots floating about, it's hard not to wan't to get in on some of that action. If you've already rooted your device and are running 2.2 or above, then Android Market version 2.2.6 is just within reach.

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Google mobile searches up 130%

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What does that mean for Google Mobile? It means that it is getting a bit of a facelift with the addition of Seller Ratings ads, for the convenience of its users, but a more likely story; Google wants to capitalize on an already billion-dollar mobile search market.

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Google Instant launched Worldwide

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In the string of major announcements from Google in the past week we are pleased to report that Google Instant has left Beta and is now available worldwide for mobile devices.

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Google hides laptop giveaway in marketing video

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While watching the video for the new Cr-48; "How to remain calm despite what's about to happen to your Chrome notebook," Zimmer says he noticed a long mathematical equation on a chalkboard at the 2:23 mark in the video.

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Google Latitude app ready for download on iTunes

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Google's latitude app has officially hit the iTunes store today. Last week it got a bit of a jump start and was pulled the same day, now, it's up and Google's very own Blog has announced it.

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Google’s Android Market about to get an extreme makeover

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I don't think that Google has to do very much to spark some new interest in the Android Market, because the app developers are already recognizing the huge potential that it offers since it opened up to global markets, but that's not stopping the search engine giant from giving the app marketplace a small overhaul. Even Google needs a new wardrobe from time to time.

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Google’s Chrome OS makes hardware indispensable

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In 2009, Google announced that it was readying to step into the OS ring, which has been dominated, for the most part by two obvious heavy hitters. Tuesday was essentially the weigh-in for our new contender, Google’s Chrome OS, accompanied by the Google CR-48 netbook.

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Rubin shows Android Honeycomb running on Motorola tablet

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Google co-founder Andy Rubin turned heads at All Things Digital’s D: Dive Into Mobile conference in San Francisco this week. During a talk at the conference Andy showed off his baby, the new Android 3.0 OS (aka ‘Honeycomb’). As a double whammy he previewed the OS on Motorola’s prototype tablet, helping the hardware manufacturer jostle for position as they enter ...

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Google Nexus S smartphone fails to support expansion memory

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The Google Nexus S smartphone is all official with its Gingerbread-fueled sweetness, but there is at least one element missing from its otherwise intelligent frame: expandable memory. Much like the iPhone, the Google Nexus S lacks in the microSD slot department.

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Google eBookstore launches, not as open as you think

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Amazon may have helped to jumpstart the e-book industry with its Kindle, Apple may have helped it along with iBooks. Now, search engine giant Google is putting its monumental name into the hat with the official launch of Google eBooks. It's not like Google is new to digital books, but this is a different beast.

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Google Nexus S smartphone officially unveiled with Android 2.3 Gingerbread

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After all those rumors and spyshots, Google has officially unveiled its successor the original Google Nexus One smartphone. The Google Nexus S is officially here and the first Android smartphone of the bunch to come pre-loaded with the new Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.

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Google special event next week to reveal Chrome OS netbook?

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If you ask some people, they'll tell you that the netbook is dead. They'll tell you that you're better off choosing between a full-sized laptop or one of the new tablet devices. Well, you may soon have a suitable alternative to the MacBook Air as your netbook, because Google is hosting an event that could see the revealing of the Chrome OS netbook.

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First dual-core Android phone

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When LG first announced their Optimus line of Android phones, two things came to everyone’s mind: one, the name ‘Optimus’ surely sounds cool, the phones will be bestsellers for sure. Two, names don’t sell, what will LG give to back up the good name! Recently, LG just showed what all they plan to give, apart from a great sounding name. ...

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Samsung Nexus S smartphone enroute to Best Buy?

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Last month, we caught word that Samsung could be the manufacturer behind the Google Nexus Two. Well, it turns out that could be only partly true. What we see here is supposedly the Google Nexus S. As per earlier rumors, the second Nexus phone does indeed look like it is based on the increasingly popular Samsung Galaxy S platform. This ...

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