Google has kicked off I/O with some stats on Android, sharing just how impressive growth has been for the platform as a whole, and for Google Play, Android’s app store.
As of this year, Android has reached 900 millions activations. That’s up from 100 million Android activations in 2011, and 400 million activations in 2012. ... Read More »
The Android tablets offered by Amazon and Barnes & Noble have always been regarded as good budget devices, but their closed app ecosystems have always kept them segregated as niche devices for tinkerers or those looking to get a little bit more than a main eReader. Barnes & Noble has decided to break out of that mold ... Read More »
The redesigned Google Play store that leaked last month is officially rolling out today. Google just announced that Android phones and tablets running Android 2.2 (Froyo) and above should start seeing the new store today, but it could take a couple weeks for it to hit your device. Highlights of the redesigned store include ... Read More »
Google has committed to the Holo design guidelines for all things Android, and is constantly working on tweaking and improving apps and services within those guidelines. One could argue that already, the next evolution of Holo is being established right before our very eyes. Post-Google Now Holo has a distinct look over the Holo introduced ... Read More »
Today, Google Play officially turns one! Yes, the Android Market has been around since the T-Mobile G1 made its debut four and a half years ago, but you do have to admit that Google’s digital content store has made some impressive improvements since it was re-branded as Google Play.
The help celebrate this momentous occasion, games like Clouds ... Read More »
Some people like to understandably play around with a new phone before committing the money it, but that hasn’t exactly been easy with the Nexus 4. Thankfully, Google has released a tool that gets rid of the guess work in trying to see what retailers near you have the Nexus 4 in stock.
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After months of waiting, the Nexus 4 Wireless Charger is now on Google Play. According to the product page, the Nexus 4 Wireless Charger weighs 130g and measures 76pi x 53.05(T) (mm). While Qi inductive chargers are technically compatible with Qi certified devices like the Droid DNA or the Nokia 920, the angled surface and ... Read More »
It goes without saying that Google has had a pretty rough time getting the Nexus 4 into the hands of consumers. Low sales estimates from Google translated into supply shortages, but even when Google has phones to sell, the Google Play store simply couldn’t keep up. Users jammed up the servers, causing immense frustration for ... Read More »
Carbon for Twitter has been one of the most anticipated apps to come to Android in a long time. Once a webOS app with a ton of potential, Carbon for Twitter has finally made its way into the Google Play Store. So was it worth the wait? Is it good enough to dethrone well established ... Read More »
The widely loved and constantly sold out Nexus 4 is at last back in stock in the Google Play store. Both models are listed as shipping in the next 1-2 weeks, so perhaps not instant gratification, but at least you get to start the countdown until you have it in your hot little ... Read More »