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Android Wear: Google Reveals New Wearable Tech

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Google has unveiled a new version of its Android operating system called Android Wear, designed specifically for use in wearable devices, as the firm seeks to provide developers with tools to build apps for new hardware form factors. Google has unveiled a new version of its Android operating system called Android Wear, designed specifically for use in wearable devices, as the firm seeks to provide developers with tools to build apps for new hardware form factors. 0 Comments

Korea’s FTC Acquits Google of Antitrust Charges

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The Korean FTC stated Google was not demonstrating an unfair advantage by preloading its search engine on Android mobile phones. While this is one small battle won by Google, it still has its hands full with an ongoing antitrust battle in Europe. The Korean FTC stated Google was not demonstrating an unfair advantage by preloading its search engine on Android mobile phones. While this is one small battle won by Google, it still has its hands full with an ongoing antitrust battle in Europe. 0 Comments

Facebook Ports Pages Manager App to Android

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Facebook's Pages Manager app had been available on Apple's iOS for some time, allowing Page administrators to edit their pages. Now the firm has ported the software to the Android operating system - but the app is only available in selected markets. Facebook's Pages Manager app had been available on Apple's iOS for some time, allowing Page administrators to edit their pages. Now the firm has ported the software to the Android operating system - but the app is only available in selected markets. 0 Comments

Google I/O: Jelly Bean, Nexus 7, Nexus Q & Skydiving With Project Glass

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Lots of news coming out of Google I/O, the company’s annual developer conference. Android Jelly Bean will feature Google Now, a revamped mobile search experience with improved voice search and increased integration of Google’s Knowledge Graph. Lots of news coming out of Google I/O, the company’s annual developer conference. Android Jelly Bean will feature Google Now, a revamped mobile search experience with improved voice search and increased integration of Google’s Knowledge Graph. 0 Comments

Need a Beer? KegDroid Has Got You Covered!

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Do you love beer? Do you love Android? Meet KegDroid, a revolutionary new way to get your beer! Designed by a Google employee, KegDroid's design lets you select and order your beer at the click of a button and then dispenses your favorite brew. Do you love beer? Do you love Android? Meet KegDroid, a revolutionary new way to get your beer! Designed by a Google employee, KegDroid's design lets you select and order your beer at the click of a button and then dispenses your favorite brew. 0 Comments

Google CEO: Android Not a Critical Asset

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Google's Android system isn't "critical" to the company's success, although it's an "important" part of its future, according to testimony this week from Google CEO Larry Page as the company tries to defend itself in its legal battle with Oracle. Google's Android system isn't "critical" to the company's success, although it's an "important" part of its future, according to testimony this week from Google CEO Larry Page as the company tries to defend itself in its legal battle with Oracle. 0 Comments

Oracle Rejects Google’s $3 Million Offer to Settle Patent Dispute

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Google offered Oracle $3 million plus less than 1 percent of its Android's revenue in the hopes of avoiding a trial over claims that Google's Android operating system has infringed on Java patents. Oracle has rejected the offer for being too low. Google offered Oracle $3 million plus less than 1 percent of its Android's revenue in the hopes of avoiding a trial over claims that Google's Android operating system has infringed on Java patents. Oracle has rejected the offer for being too low. 0 Comments

Steve Jobs Was Ready to Go "Thermonuclear" on Android Threat

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In the newly released biography of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson, Jobs is quoted as stating that Android's use of Apple's ideas equated to "grand theft," and that Jobs was "willing to go thermonuclear war on this." In the newly released biography of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson, Jobs is quoted as stating that Android's use of Apple's ideas equated to "grand theft," and that Jobs was "willing to go thermonuclear war on this." 0 Comments

In China, Baidu Continues Search Market Domination Over Google

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Google’s share of China’s 4.3 billion yuan ($665.9 milllion) search market dropped once again in Q2, according to numerous reports citing data from consulting firm Analysys International. China’s search market grew 62 percent in Q2. Google’s share of China’s 4.3 billion yuan ($665.9 milllion) search market dropped once again in Q2, according to numerous reports citing data from consulting firm Analysys International. China’s search market grew 62 percent in Q2. 0 Comments