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Future Google+ experience may include ‘Events’, ‘Local’ features

Hints of the yet-announced features have been found in latest release of Google+ for Android.

A pair of potential future features for Google+ have been found hiding in the code for the brand new Android application. According to a source close to The Verge, the 2.6 Android app had references to Events and Local features nestled right next to Photos, Circles and the other Google+ stuff you're familiar with. After digging through the code, The Verge was able to confirm the mentions.

It's Time To Stop Complaining Because Your Smartphone Isn't "Revolutionary"

1The last few years have been really exciting. Heck, the whole last decade. The explosive proliferation of broadband brought about a whole new world of possibilities for mankind, and the mobile revolution, even moreso. From about 2007 to the present, we watched as Apple and Google, as well as a host of phone manufacturers, turned the world upside down by putting powerful, location-aware, internet-connected, touchscreen mini-computers in the hands of everyday consumers for a price that is relatively affordable.

600,000 Google Nexus tablets to ship in June, report indicates

New details suggest that Google anticipates 2 million sales of their forthcoming Nexus tablet in 2012.

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New details stemming from DigiTimes indicate that the much-ballyhooed Google Nexus tablet will ship in June with an initial volume of 600,000 units per month. Expected to be co-designed and developed by ASUS, the tablet may take the stage at Google IO on June 27th.

Google Adds In-App Subscription Support, Managed Through The Play Store

1About a year ago, Apple debuted in-app subscriptions on its App Store - now Google is following suit with the introduction of in-app subscription support on the Play Store. Developers can take advantage of this system very easily, by simply adding a subscription option to their apps with a price and billing period (subscriptions will show up for users in their Play Store under a new category). Google takes care of the rest - all subscriptions are auto-renewing, and can be managed by users through the Play Store interface.

Five Nexus devices to celebrate five years of Android?

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A hot new rumor just hit the internet which suggests we'll be celebrating Android's fifth birthday in a major way this November. According to a trusted TalkAndroid source, we'll be getting five Pure Android/Nexus devices come November 5th.

Jury Finally Decides: Google Did Not Infringe Oracle's Patents With Its Use Of Android

courtGoogle and Oracle have been going at it for weeks now over both patent and copyright infringement claims made by the latter company. At least one issue is settled, though, as the jury on the case has decided that Google did not infringe any of Oracle's patents with Android. This is only a small part of Oracle's assault on Google. The larger issue is on the matter of copyright infringement, but at least on the patent issue, Google seems to be in the clear.

Google’s Project Glass UI Not What Expected According to Google

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When we saw the first video of Google’s augmented reality, full vision glasses all we wanted to know is when we could get ahold of a pair. Now it seems that the full vision dream that we all see in videos may not become a reality. The glasses are now being described a bit differently as floating above the user’s line of vision like the brim of a hat.

Google I/O Schedule Is Now Live, Get A First Look At All The Cool Android (And Other Google) Session Topics

google_ioIn case the parade of trade shows and device announcements in the first half of the year aren't enough to keep you excited, Google I/O stands as the centerpiece of Android and Google hype. If you're just too eager to see what's going to happen late this June, then here's something to whet your appetite: The Google I/O schedule is now live at Google's developer site.

[Rumor] Google working with up to five partners on Nexus portfolio

Rather than one Pure Google experience later this year, we could be in for multiple smartphones running stock Jelly Bean.

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Why can’t we see this commercial on television? [VIDEO]

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Looking back to 2009 and 2010 we recall asking over and over for Google to run some ads on television hyping Android as a platform. Although it would have been out of the norm for Google to advertise on TV, we remember calling for them to give consumers just 30 seconds of awesome. In the early days of Android we felt this would have helped counter all the Apple ads in circulation.

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