Phone maker Blu trades up Chinese spyware for Google apps

Budget phone manufacturer Blu was under fire when it was discovered that software preinstalled on its devices to push OTA updates was sending data to a server in China. The company admits no wrongdoing, but has since changed direction and pledged to use ...
Android M Marshmallow

Android “M”, The Next Version Will Be Named Marshmallow

Just unveiled in Mountain View is the latest Android statue on the Google campus. As you can see in the photo, Android M will officially be known as Marshmallow. The Version number should be 6.0, which would denote a significant release. [Google+ via ...
LG Nexus 5 2015

Is this the LG Nexus 5 2015?

Showing up on Google+ over the weekend from a seemingly random user, this might be the clearest picture yet of the LG Nexus 5 2025. The Nexus branding is clear, and it looks very similar to the renders that were leaked early. The Not For Sale badge and ...
Latency Robot

Check out the robot that Google uses to test lag in Android

Almost everyone has experienced lag on an Android device for one reason or another. At Google the Chrome OS team uses a robotic rig built by the Finnish company OptoFidelity to measure latency (or lag) on Android and Chrome OS devices. The robotic finger ...

[How To] Make and receive phone calls on the Nexus 7 with Google Voice

You can already make phone calls over WiFi on the Nexus 7 tablet using an app such as Groove IP, but how about making phone calls? That’s now possible with a little bit of modification that looks more complex than it really is. Forum user bongostl ...

Bezel misaligned on your Nexus 7? Tightening one screw should fix it

There’s apparently an issue with some Nexus 7 tablets where the bezel is uneven with the screen. Now the average user will send it back to Google as a warranty issue, but some people don’t want to be without their tablet that long. YouTube ...

16GB Nexus 7 completely sold out at Google Play Store

It seems Google and Asus have underestimated demand for the 16GB version of the Nexus 7 tablet. Aside from shortages we’ve been hearing about at brick-and-mortar retailers, the larger of the two storage options is completely sold out at the Google ...

Dedicated camera app released for Nexus 7

Although the Nexus 7 does have a front-facing camera, Google decided not to include a camera application with the tablet. Aside from looking silly by taking pictures with a tablet, the camera is there mainly for just video chatting and Google Plus Hangouts. Since ...

[Google I/O 2012] Day 2 keynote video now available

Google has just posted up the Google I/O 2012 day 2 keynote on their YouTube channel for your viewing pleasure. This time it’s less about Android and all about apps and Chrome. So if you missed the livestream, you can now watch it in its entirety.

GameStop now taking pre-orders for the 16GB Nexus 7

With its quad-core Tegra 3 processor, the Nexus 7 is very powerful and sure to be a hit with gamers that like intense graphics. Which is why it seems only logical that video game retailer GameStop is now taking pre-orders for the Nexus 7. It seems they’re ...
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