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Google Unveils Keep Note-Taking Service

Google Keep is available on Android 4.0 and above

Google Keep, like rival app Evernote, allows users to jot down notes, make lists, record voice reminders and save photos that are stored on Google Drive and synced between all Google linked devices. It's available for Android and on the web.

Google Replaces Android Head Andy Rubin

Andy Rubin is Google vice president of engineering

Google's Andy Rubin has stepped down from his role as the head of the Android mobile operating system to "start a new chapter" at the Internet giant. Rubin will be replaced by Sundar Pichai, who presently heads the firm's Chrome and Apps division.

Android's Google Play Store Turns 1


Google Play is celebrating its first birthday today by giving away free and cheap Android applications. Well, it's not really Google Play's first birthday, but it is exactly a year since Google rebranded its Android applications store.

Is YouTube Tuning Up a Music Streaming Service?


YouTube is reportedly planning to launch a music streaming service later this year to compete with Spotify that will be tightly knit into Google Play and the Android ecosystem, will apparently offer both free and paid-for subscription models.

Customers Flee Apple Maps


Google Maps for IOS app reached 10 million downloads in just two days. Jeff Huber, SVP of Commerce and Local at Google announced the news on Google+ saying, "More than 10 million downloads in less than 48 hours after release!"

Glowing Reviews for Facebook's Faster Android App


Facebook released a native app for Android devices, which it claims is "twice as fast" as its previous effort. Facebook for Android 2.0, sees the social network ditching HTML5 in favour of native code - as it did with its IOS app earlier this year.

Google's iPhone Maps Quest Nearing End?

Apple Iphone 5 Samsung Galaxy S3 Maps

Google is nearly ready to release Google Maps for iOS. Google has distributed a test version of its new Google Maps for iOS app, and is "putting the finishing touches" on it before submitting it to iTunes App Store, according to a news report.

Google Rolls Out Massive Street View Update

Google Maps navigation

Google started rolling out its biggest update to Street View ever, updating 250,000 miles of roads. It's even available on iOs 6. In addition to updating hundreds of thousands of miles of roads, Google has doubled its special collections.

Are Google Maps Staffers Being Tempted by Apple?

Apple Maps on IOS 6

Apple is reportedly seeking employees that have experience working on Google Maps, after it became apparent last week that its own Maps app on IOS 6 just doesn't cut it against the competition. Apple's Maps app has been panned as a failure thus far.

Jelly Bean Statue Arrives at Googleplex

Android Jelly Bean

Google has confirmed that the next iteration of its mobile operating system will be known as Android Jelly Bean by unveiling a statue at its headquarters campus in Mountain View, California. Android Jelly Bean is expected to launch as version 4.1.