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Google kicking off $100K Project Ara developer challenge to help fuel development

By AndroidPress | On Thu, Apr 17th, 2014 - No Comments »
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It was day 2 of the Project Ara developers’ conference, taking place at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. After announcing yesterday that the first Project Ara “gray phone” will launch in January of 2015 for $50, Paul Eremenko, the project’s lead, once again took the stage to tell the crowd of more than 200 developers about an upcoming contest to. 

YouTube update brings live streams to the Chromecast [DOWNLOAD]

By AndroidPress | On Wed, Apr 16th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Chalk another one down the for Chromecast. Google’s video streaming accessory is getting a little more functionality today after a new update to the YouTube app finally brings live video streams to the tiny dongle  (heh, heh… dongle). Previously, users could only ‘cast live streams to the Chromecast through the web interface (and control through the app), hardly convenient. 

Sorry, Google Fiber wont be coming to New York anytime soon

By AndroidPress | On Wed, Apr 16th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Earlier today, folks living near the Big Apple were excited at the prospect that they could soon become Google Fiber’s newest test market. This was after a Google Fiber job posting was discovered in New York, suggesting the high-speed internet service would soon find a new home. But, in a statement to Ars Technica, a Google spokesperson is here to quickly shoot down your hopes of. 

Google posts Q1 2014 earnings with a $15.4 billion in revenue

By AndroidPress | On Wed, Apr 16th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Google has their hands in just about everything these days. Whether it’s robots, flying drones, or 3D mapping smartphones — it’s clear Google isn’t content with being only your default search engine. The internet search giant revealed their Q1 2014 earnings, raking in $15.4 billion in revenue, a 19% increase over the previous year’s $12.95 billion. Google’s. 

Google details the crazy 3D mapping tech behind Google Camera’s new Lens Blur effect

By AndroidPress | On Wed, Apr 16th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Lens blur effects seem to be the latest trend in smartphone cameras. An attempt at simulating larger DLSR cameras with their big lenses and apertures, smartphones like the HTC One M8 or Samsung Galaxy S5 are now using a mixture of software and hardware to help create that soft depth of field, otherwise known as “bokeh.” For the One M8, HTC achieves a shallow depth of field. 

Chrome Remote Desktop exits beta, now available for download

By AndroidPress | On Wed, Apr 16th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Hot on the heels of the official Google Camera landing in the Play Store is the Chrome Remote Desktop app! It was found to be in beta a couple of weeks ago, though only a few select lucky users were able to get their sweaty palms on it. Thankfully it didn’t take long for Google’s engineers to finalize everything. The app is simple in concept: it allows you to view an control. 

Official Google Camera app available for download in the Play Store [Video]

By AndroidPress | On Wed, Apr 16th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Taking a quick stroll through Google’s applications on the Play Store this morning? You may have noticed that a newcomer has entered the fold, with an official Google Camera app being available to download at this very moment. It’s a pretty clean camera app that gives you all the features you’ve come to expect from typical photo-snapping experiences, as well as some other. 

Popular iOS app ‘Frontback’ finally launches for Android [Video]

By AndroidPress | On Wed, Apr 16th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Taking photos of yourself has become so popular that even the Oxford dictionary recognizes the word “selfie” as an official word. The selfie craze has helped create hundreds of photo apps, but only a few become popular. One such app is called “Frontback,” which has gained popularity in the last few months on iOS. Today the app was finally released for Android users.. 

Official Google Camera app available for download in the Play Store

By AndroidPress | On Wed, Apr 16th, 2014 - No Comments »
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Taking a quick stroll through Google’s applications on the Play Store this morning? You may have noticed that a newcomer has entered the fold, with an official Google Camera app being available to download at this very moment. It’s a pretty clean camera app that gives you all the features you’ve come to expect from typical photo-snapping experiences, as well as some other. 

Gold LG G3 retail box leaks online, 2K display and more reportedly confirmed as well

By AndroidPress | On Wed, Apr 16th, 2014 - No Comments »
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The LG G3 cometh. In case you needed further proof — other than leaked screenshots and benchmarks — our friends at The Verge have actually obtained a retail box for device, currently going by the codename “B2.” According to sources, the phone will come with a super high resolution 2K display and, as the box suggests, a gold color variant as is the trend these days. While.