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Recently Larry Page took to Google+ to talk about his vocal-related medical condition, which has kept him out of the speaking spotlight in recent years, and even caused him to miss taking the stage at Google I/O 2012. Luckily, this year, Page did in fact make an appearance as the 3-hour keynote neared its closing.

Larry Page started by pointing out all the great technological innovations that has happened in recent years.

He then stated that despite...
May
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Sometimes the inevitable happens — you’re walking along using your Nexus 7, and right before your eyes your favorite Android tablet has a run-in with the sidewalk. As you pick it up you realize that you have cracked the screen, it won’t respond to touches either.

When both of these symptoms occur, it means that you have broken both the glass screen and the digitizer. On the other hand, if your tablet still responds to touches that means you have only broken the screen, and the following guide is not applicable.

Nonetheless, this guide will teach you, step-by-step, how to safely replace a broken screen and digitizer....
May
15
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If you’re visiting Japan, and you have an affinity for ultra high-resolution Android tablets, then you might want to check out the newly launched Sharp Aquos Pad SH-08E, which quietly made its debut as the newest 7-inch Android tablet available through NTT DoCoMo. It may not look like much, but in fact you are looking at one of the few true Full HD 7-inch tablets available on the Android market.

Hardware-wise, the Aquos Pad SH-08E is quite gifted, boasting a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, an 8.1-megapixel rear camera, and a 4,200mAh battery. At the...
May
15
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Google Hangouts has just gone live in the Chrome Web Store and in the Google Play Store. Hangouts is the new unified messaging service available on the web, iOS and Android and will replace the current Google Talk application.

Unfortunately, there is a glitch which makes the application appear to not be compatible with tablets. Luckily, a fix is on the way.

Here are the features of Hangouts as listed in the Google Play Store:

  • Say more with photos and emoji.
  • See when people are together in Hangouts, when they’re typing, or whether they’ve seen your...
May
15
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From Hangouts to Google Play Games, there is one theme that seemed prevalent throughout the I/O keynote: Cross-platform functionality.

Google seems to be breaking away the chains that separate us on different devices, making a more seamless experience regardless of whether we are using an Android device, a PC or the browser.

The same idea applies to Google search. Google Now is continuing to spread its way onto different devices (at least in limited form),...
May
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If you find it a bit hard to keep track of all the updates, new products, statistics, features and overall awesomeness that Google poured on us at Google I/O, here’s a place to get everything in bite sized chunks.

May
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The Google Hangouts messaging app has been announced today at the Google I/O 2013 keynote event.

The app, which had been rumored for some time and was thought to be called Babel and Hangout, is finally a reality and is set to be available starting today for Android, iOS and the web.

Google Hangouts has been introduced during today’s Google I/O keynote by Vic Gundotra, Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering and it allows for cross-platform communication across devices. It will turn Google’s...
May
15
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Mountain View today at Google I/O announced some really big changes: new APIs for Google Maps, Google+ single sign-in, cloud messaging, and Play Games. These are some exciting times for Android users, and we’ve got the rundown on all of the new services below!

Google Maps

Google Maps has received a trio of APIs: Fused Location Provider, Geofencing, and Activity Recognition. The first of three brings more accurate location signals. It even has a low-power location mode that uses less than one percent of your battery per hour! Simply amazing.

Geofencing allows for virtual fencing around a geographical area, and the last of the three, Activity...
May
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With the Google Experience Samsung Galaxy S4 being announced at Google I/O, HTC obviously felt a need to answer back. In typical, brash, 2013 HTC style, HTC employee Leigh Momii tweeted a not so subtle jab at the Galaxy S4 and it’s choice of build materials, calling it a piece of plastic running stock Android.


So you can pay $649 for a piece of plastic running stock or… You can wait :) #IO13

— Leigh (@jetleigh) May 15, 2013
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May
15
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Today, Google announced a number of changes to some of its most popular free services. These include the introduction of Google Play Game Services, as well as the launch of a redesigned Google Play Store (with a greater focus on tablets this time around). But the fun isn’t limited to just the Android ecosystem and the Play Store, of course. Google also announced the addition of a few new enhancements that are available now for photos on Google+.

The new features added to Google+ Photos makes the overall...
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