Jeff McIntire | May 16 2013 12:25 AM
It turns out that the rumors are true - Samsung is indeed manufacturing a Google Edition of its popular Galaxy S IV, as announced earlier at Google's I/O event. The phone will run stock Android 4.2.2 (as of now, the latest version of Android, since there has not yet been any announcement of a 4.3 update). Also, the bootloader will be unlocked, but this piece of nerdvana will come at the hefty price of $649 (hefty compared to the Nexus 4, at least).
Derek De La Cruz | May 15 2013 09:10 PM
It truly is Christmas in May this year, as it seems to be every year for Google users. Google I/O never fails to bring us new features & services to enjoy. Straight out of left field, the Gmail team took to its blog to announce a new feature I think very few people saw coming - Google Wallet is now integrated in Gmail, allowing users to send cash to friends and family through email.
Mike Lewis | May 15 2013 09:00 PM
Google packed three hours full of ideas and innovations at this year's I/O keynote. There will be no shortage of topics to discuss over the next several days as this big developer conference begins. What we do have now though are some tangible application updates that most of us can play with right now. The biggest of those app updates comes from Music.
Max Moss | May 15 2013 08:25 PM
The first thing on Google's agenda at today's I/O keynote was applications. They talked about how many people are now using Android and how many apps have been downloaded. The numbers were enormous. Over 900 million apps have been downloaded. That's amazing. But in normal Google fashion, they aren't done making things awesome.
Jeff McIntire | May 15 2013 03:20 AM
According to a widely-respected writer in tech news circles, Samsung and Google will announce a Galaxy S IV Google Edition tomorrow at I/O - basically, a Galaxy S IV running stock Android rather than TouchWiz. It will not be a Nexus device, in that Google isn't exerting any influence over the hardware design (after all, it's a Galaxy S IV hardware-wise). The device is said to be compatible with T-Mobile bands - no information is available at this time about compatibility with other carriers.
Derek De La Cruz | May 14 2013 06:30 PM
The Google Play Team has been hard at work to provide a better experience in Google Play for both the user and the developer. We have seen updates to the Developer console as well as account tie-in with Google+ for app reviewers in order to mitigate the anonymous aspect when reviewing apps. Its main focus was to help improve the quality of reviews so they become more helpful to users & developers. Recently the Google Play Team has taken it a step further and has finally implemented the ability for developers to reply to users' reviews.
Derek De La Cruz | May 14 2013 05:20 PM
NVIDIA unveiled Project Shield during CES 2013, much to the surprise of many. A handheld gaming device running stock Android Jelly Bean with some monster specifications was understandably the center of attention in January. After repeated teasers in the months since, we couldn't help but want more information about Project Shield. We need wait no longer - as of today Project Shield will be known as Shield and is finally available for Pre-Order.