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Google Launches Android One To Get Smartphones To More People

Google announced that it’s launching a new line of “affordable” Android One smartphones in India in a bid to get smartphones in more people’s hands. “There are three big reasons why it’s hard for people in countries such as India, Indonesia or the Philippines to get their hands on a high-quality smartphone,” writes Sundar Pichai, SVP, Android, Chrome & Apps, …

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You Can Now Run Android Apps On Chromebooks

Google has been hinting at merging Chrome OS and Android into one operating system in one way or another for years. It’s also suggested that it won’t do that. While the operating systems are hardly one now, Google has indeed taken another step in a somewhat similar direction by enabling Android app compatibility with Chrome OS. At Google I/O this …

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Amazon Launches Prime Instant Video For Android

Amazon announced today that Prime Instant Video is now available for Android for Prime members in the US, UK, and Germany. Availability comes in the form of an update to the Amazon App, which also features the standard Amazon shopping capabilities. “Tens of millions of our customers have installed the Amazon app on their Android phones in order to enjoy …

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Here’s What’s Coming To Android Wear

Google unveiled Android Wear – its operating system for wearable devices – back in March. At Google I/O this summer, they showed off some smartwatches that would take advantage of it. In July, Google gave developers an update to enable paid apps. According to the company, developers have already created thousands of apps enhanced for Wear, and additional watches are …

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Chrome OS To Add Android File Transfer

Earlier this week, Google announced an update for the Chrome OS beta channel, which is just starting to get some notice in the the tech Blogosphere (thanks to Android Police) for one feature in particular. One of the highlights Google mentions in the blog post is MTP support in the Files app, which will let users plug in their Android …

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Amazon Launches Seller App On Android

Back in March, Amazon launched the Amazon Seller for iOS, enabling sellers to tap into various tools from their iPhones or iPads in a dedicated app. Now, the app has launched for Android. “Use the Amazon Seller app for Android to help grow and manage your selling business on Amazon,” the company says. “The app’s mobile features make it easier …

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Android Antitrust Investigation Starting To Ramp Up

An EU antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices related to Android has been in the works for over a year, following a complaint filed by FairSearch.org in April, 2013. Now, things are starting to heat up. Reuters is reporting that regulators are getting ready to challenge the company’s mobile software business in the coming months. According to the report: Two …

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Chromecast Lets You Mirror Your Android Screen To The TV

Google announced at Google I/O a couple weeks ago that it would bring Android screen mirroring to the Chromecast later in the summer. Apparently later is now. Google announced the launch of the feature today, enabling Android smartphone and tablet users to mirror their screens on their televisions using Google’s $35 Chromecast device. Google says in a blog post: Chromecast …

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Google Gives Android Wear Developers An Update For Paid Apps

Google gave developers an update on paid apps for Android Wear, its recently launched wearable device platform. It has a workaround that enables paid apps, and others that use Google Play’s forward-lock mechanism. Google notes that the assets/directory of those apps, which contains the wearable APK, can’t be extracted or ready by the wearable installer. The workaround, it says, is …

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Facebook Home Looks to Be on Its Last Legs

Facebook Home isn’t quite dead yet. You can still download it in the Google Play Store. Facebook hasn’t made any official announcements about abandoning Home. But according to a report from The New York Times, Facebook Home is on its last legs. Sources tell the Times’ Bits blog that Facebook has disbanded the crew of engineers responsible for working on …

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Android TV Unveiled at Google I/O

Google unveiled its successor to Google TV today at the I/O keynote – and as expected it’s called Android TV. Although previously believed to be some sort of set-top box (like an Apple TV), Android TV is instead a software platform meant to be baked into various smart TVs and set-top boxes from third-party manufacturers. As you would expect, you’ll …

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Another Antitrust Complaint Filed Against Google

Google is a magnet for antitrust complaints, so it’s never a shock when a new one is filed. This time it’s Aptoide, and the complaint alleges “abuse of a dominant position in the App Store market.” Aptoide operates an independent app store for Android. The company says Google is leveraging its dominance in the Android OS for mobile phones to …

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