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You can now buy a Nest smart thermostat on Google Play

By AndroidPress | On Wed, Apr 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »

It’s probably not the biggest news of the day, but after Google announced that they’d be acquiring Nest for $3.2 billion back January, the smart thermostats that put Nest on the map are now available for purchase in the Google Play Store. It’s really not surprising, and probably just the tip of the iceberg in Google’s plan for home automation. We can’t wait. 

Pricing for OnePlus One 16GB and 64GB models may have leaked ahead of tonight’s announcement

By AndroidPress | On Wed, Apr 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Leading all the way up until its launch, the folks at OnePlus haven’t exactly been shy on revealing many of the hardware specs coming bundled inside their upcoming flagship, the OnePlus One. And while CEO Pete Lau has mentioned in the past that their smartphone would definitely be sold for under $400, but we weren’t sure if that meant $350, or was marketing speak for $399.99. While. 

Heads up: you can now buy a Nest smart thermostat on Google Play

By AndroidPress | On Wed, Apr 23rd, 2014 - No Comments »
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It’s probably not the biggest news of the day, but after Google announced that they’d be acquiring Nest for $3.2 billion back January, the smart thermostats that put Nest on the map are now available for purchase in the Google Play Store. It’s really not surprising, and probably just the tip of the iceberg in Google’s plan for home automation. We can’t wait. 

Motorola shipped 6.5 million devices during Q1 of this year

By AndroidPress | On Tue, Apr 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Motorola president and COO Rick Osterloh took to Twitter this afternoon to update the world the manufacturer’s progress, and the dent they’re slowly making in the world’s smartphone marketshare. According to Osterloh, Motorola appears to be on the up-and-up, reporting a total of 6.5 million devices shipped in Q1 2014. While that’s nothing to sneeze at, technically,. 

100 Billion Google searches are done every month

By AndroidPress | On Tue, Apr 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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At an event for Google Adwords advertisers the company revealed a bombshell statistic: 100 Billion Google searches are done every month. That’s about 3.3 billion Google searches each day. There are roughly 7 billion humans on earth. Clearly that’s not enough Google searches per person so the company wants to fly thousands of WiFi balloons around the world so 3rd world. 

Targeted app install ads coming soon to Google Search and YouTube applications

By AndroidPress | On Tue, Apr 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Some new changes are headed to both Google Search and YouTube, specifically, the type of ads we find in those apps. Announced during Google’s livestreamed AdWords Performance Forum event, Google talked about better ways they can connect businesses to customers via finely tuned ads that target to the specific user viewing them. How does Google do this? Well, Google knows a lot about. 

40+ Apps for new Android users

By AndroidPress | On Tue, Apr 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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We are hot on the tails of the release of several big-name Android flagship phones. These devices will carry the torch for their respective companies for most of this year. Whenever a new crop of devices gets launched a flood of new users enter the Android world. One of the first things new users will do is search the Google Play Store for apps to download. If you’re a grizzled veteran. 

HTC Droid DNA receiving Android 4.4.2 KitKat and Sense 5.5 on April 24th

By AndroidPress | On Tue, Apr 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Let’s play a game: how many Android devices can you list that launched back in 2012, and have found themselves updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat? Not very many. Well, joining that illustrious list this week — on April 24th, to be exact — will be the HTC DROID DNA for Verizon Wireless. HTC’s Executive Director of Product Management revealed the good news on Twitter. 

You thought Google Glass looked silly? Check out Sony’s latest patent for a head-mounted display

By AndroidPress | On Tue, Apr 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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Heads-up display units are nothing new. Even before the advent of Google Glass, fitness-focused glasses had displays which fed users information about any relevant vitals they may need, location information, and more. Sony seems highly interested in the field, and their latest patent gives us an idea of the strange apparatus they’re thinking of using. Patent application 20140104692 describes. 

LG G3 screenshots leak again, LG’s fresh new user interface has us drooling

By AndroidPress | On Tue, Apr 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
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We honestly weren’t sure we could suffer through another flagship iteration using LG’s stale old user interface. What was good during the age of Ice Cream Sandwich isn’t sitting so well with us anymore, especially after seeing what rival OEMs like HTC and Samsung are bringing to the table. The good news? It looks like LG has finally gotten the hint, and for upcoming LG.