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Jelly Bean Now On Almost 60 Percent Of All Android Devices

At the beginning of December, it was revealed that Jelly Bean was on 54.5 percent of all Android devices. At the time, it seemed likely that Jelly Bean would reach 60 percent marketshare thanks to the holiday season. While it didn’t quite reach that point, it’s getting awfully close. In the latest Android stats released today, Google reports that Jelly …

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Google Play Services Upgraded To Version 4.1

New Android versions are always a cause for celebration as Google works some interesting new features into its mobile OS. Similarly, updates to Google Play Service should be met with the same kind of enthusiasm as Android app developers get more features to play around with. Google announced this week that Google Play Services 4.1 is now rolling out to …

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Amazon Launches New Developer Portal

Since its launch, developers have had to submit apps to the Amazon Appstore through a developer portal that has remained largely unchanged over the years. Change is good, however, and Amazon is approaching its developer portal with a change-centric mindset going into 2014. Amazon revealed this morning that it has completely redesigned its developer portal to make it easier for …

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Yahoo Buys Android Homescreen App Aviate

I can’t believe they got a whole week into 2014 before announcing an acquisition. If only CES had been last week. Yahoo announced at the show that it has acquired Android smart homescreen app Aviate, saying that it will make the Aviate experience part of its own Android-based experiences. “The average person has screens and screens of apps on their …

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Google Acquires Bitspin, Makers Of Timely Alarm Clock

Google has acquired Bitspin, the developers of popular alarm clock app Timely. They also made an app called Tasks, which “brings the full Google Tasks experience to Android.” The Bitspin team had this to say on its site: We’re thrilled to announce that Bitspin is joining Google, where we’ll continue to do what we love: building great products that are …

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Google Confirms That Android Is Coming To Cars

Last week, a report came out of the WSJ claiming that Google was teaming up with automakers to get Android into cars. The report said that an official announcement would come during CES, and Google didn’t disappoint. Google announced today that it has entered into a partnership with numerous “automative and technology leaders” to bring Android to vehicles. The initiative …

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Sonic The Hedgehog Creator Wants You To Take Pictures Of Whales

Yuji Naka, the man who breathed life into Sonic the Hedgehog back in the early 90s, is no longer with Sega. He left back in 2006 to form his own independent studio called Prope. The studio’s highest profile release since then has been Ivy the Kiwi?, but now Naka wants to take us on a photography trip. In Naka’s latest …

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Polaroid Announces New Q Tablets Ahead Of CES

When you think Android tablets, do you ever think of Polaroid? No? Well, you might want to keep an eye out for Polaroid this year as it debuts a new line of Android tablets at CES 2014. Polaroid announced today that it will debut the Q7, Q8 and Q10 tablets at CES next week. As the names imply, these are …

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Acer Announces Two New Affordable Tablets Ahead Of CES

At CES next week, we’re going to see some truly powerful tablets. Those tablets will cost hundreds of dollars, however, and are not exactly mass market material. On the other hand, other manufacturers will show up with more affordable tablets as they race to the bottom to see who can make the cheapest hardware. Acer partially revealed its CES hand …

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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Out Now On iOS

In late 2012, Sega finally showed everybody, including Nintendo, how to make a kart racer with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Now over a year since its launch on consoles and PC, the game is making its way to mobile devices. Sega announced today that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is now available on iOS for $4.99. The mobile port …

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Your Car Might Soon Be Controlled By Google

It’s not uncommon to see cars these days integrating smartphone connectivity into their dashboards. While that’s certainly futuristic to an extent, auto manufacturers are now wanting to take it one step further by integrating mobile operating systems into the cars themselves. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google and Audi are going to announce a partnership at CES next week …

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Google Thinks These Android Apps Are Beautiful

Just last week, Google revealed what it felt were the best games available for Android devices. While games may make up a large portion of Android’s catalog of apps, they’re by no means the only apps available. For all the other apps, Google has released a list of what it considers to be the most beautifully designed Android apps. So, …

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