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Android One starts with India

Android One is an idea, an idea that is starting to grow into something that could be huge. The idea of a low cost Android device, with hardware hand picked by Google and the latest software, could be seen as a way for Google and Android manufacturers

HTC to at last make a tablet again

Remember the HTC Flyer? Although it wasn’t a runaway success we were all a bit saddened to see HTC shy away from producing any further tablets. Since then Samsung have cornered most of the Android tablet market with many other brands and even supermarket names filling the

Google Chrome for Android gets a material update

The Material design guidelines are slowly being applied to Android apps, with Google randomly update their apps one at a time. The latest app to get the new modern layered flat look is the Chrome Browser. Once I’d updated there isn’t a huge amount that has been

Nexus 7 16GB cheap deal

Argos are selling off some refurbished Nexus 7 16GB tablets on eBay at the moment. The offer, which you can see in full here, includes a 12 month warranty. Running Android 4.3, the tablet also has a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB RAM and a 1920×1200 pixel

Google’s new music streaming service, YouTube Music Key.

Google’s Play Music All Access music service is rumoured to be changing things up in a big way. According to Android Police, Google’s new music streaming service will be called YouTube Music Key, offering content from Google Play All Access, as well as from YouTube Music Key.

Google Now Launcher available for most devices.

Ever since owning a Nexus 5 my launcher of choice is the Google Now Launcher. But up until recently the Launcher was only compatible with Nexus devices, meaning only way to get it on a none specified device was to download the apk file and side load

Chromecast now available on Vodafone UK

If you’re looking to get the back-of-your-TV dongle that is the Google Chromecast, Vodafone are now offering it up for a mere £25 with their 4G plans. The gadget, which we took a look at in detail here, will let you watch YouTube, NetFlix and iPlayer media

Explore feature added to Google Maps

Google is rolling out a new feature in Google Maps with “Explore”. Once updated you’ll notice a small location pin button in the bottom right next to the location button — tap it, and you’ll be taken into the new Explore interface with information tailored to your

Google Glass lands in the UK

Google Glass has been available in America for a little while now to developers as long as you are happy to spend $1500 on the Explorer option. Now Google have announced that customers in the UK are able to get them too. It’s available for the small

Android 4.4.4 pushing out to Nexus handsets

Have you got one of the current Nexus devices ? Now is the time to start hitting the “check for updates” button. On Thursday, Google started rolling out Android 4.4.4 to the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10. The factory images for the

Google Now tells you to get off the bus/train.

Google Now  keeps growing for strength to strength with yet another ingenious feature added, it can now alert you when it’s time to get off your bus or train. If you are using public transport and you open Google Now you may find that it offers you

Google Nearby

Google is rumoured set to reveal a new extension to the Android Location Services called Nearby, with the goal to provide increased accuracy for your smartphone to know your exact location and to know what’s around it. The Nearby application will use Bluetooth and audio clues to

Gmail for Android now allows you to save to Drive

Attachments to emails can sometimes be a little bit annoying, having to save the file locally and then upload it to the Cloud afterwards. Obviously not everyone works like this, but I know I sure do. Google have updated their Gmail for Android app, adding amongst other

Buy a Nexus 7 and get £50 Google Play credit

  Everyone loves a bargain, particularly if there’s a shiny new gadget involved. Announced 10 months ago at last year’s Google I/O conference, the Nexus 7 received positive reviews.  With this year’s I/O conference to be held at the end of June, speculation is rife that a new

Google release their Android camera app

Google have been slowly and surely releasing the core Android apps onto the Play Store. Like the keyboard, Calendar, Gmail, Google Search and a load of others. The latest is the camera app which has only previously seen updates during Android version updates. It’s a whole lot

Nest halts sales of its fire alarm

After finding out that users could accidentally disable the device by waving their arms. Google owned Nest Fire Protection has halted sales of the Nest Smoke detector. The company said the feature, Nest Wave, which allows users to wave their arms to deactivate the alarm, could be

Tips to speed up the Chrome browser on Android

Are you a Android phones user? Do you use the Google Chrome browser on your device? I do and to be honest there is a lot of functionality but it certainly isn’t the fastest browser out there. I’ve found a couple of tips that you can use