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Android M goes official with fingerprint support, increased energy efficiency

Marshmallow? Macadamia Nut Cookie? Milkshake? Muffin? Macaron? Meringue Pie? Build number 6.0 or 5.2? Although Android’s M iteration is technically out now, the answers to all those questions (two questions, really) are unlikely to be provided until fall.

Google Store slashes Nexus Player price, possibly hinting at imminent sequel

Powered by Android TV and running the newest 5.1 Lollipop iteration of Google’s mobile OS, Google Cast-ready and offering full access to Netflix and Hulu Plus, as well as basic game-streaming capabilities, the Nexus Player is certainly richer in features than its Chromecast “cousin” or Amazon’s Fire TV Stick.

Android One initiative reaches Turkey with vastly improved specs, higher price

Launched in various South Asian countries towards the end of 2014, Google’s lower-cost, emerging market-targeted Nexus alternative program is now spreading its wings to Europe. Technically, only a small portion of Turkey is however located on the old continent, with the rest belonging to the same space that India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, the Philippines and Sri Lanka are a part of.

Google may have two new Nexus phones on deck, including LG-made 5.2 incher

Rumors that once seemed beyond outlandish regarding a Huawei-manufactured Nexus 6 sequel are essentially gaining credibility by the day, with Asian analysts most recently tipping a 5.7-inch Quad HD screen and octa-core Snapdragon 810 SoC as the future bad boy’s technical highlights.

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Chrome OS update adds new launcher, font, Material Design refresh

Thnaks to the new Chrome OS update, your Chromebook is about to get stronger and faster, and it won’t cost you six million dollars.

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Bugception: Android 5.1.1 in the works already, likely aiming to fix 5.1 glitches

It’s not a dream within a dream, but a bug-fixing software update within a stability-increasing Android build. Christopher Nolan would be mighty proud.

Google’s 2015 April Fools’ pranks include all-knowing panda, Smartbox, super-slow Internet

It’s April 1, in case you haven’t checked your calendars yet today, and we all know what that means. Nothing and nobody can be trusted for the next few hours. Not online, not offline, not on TV or out in the street. Not even the mighty, always reliable Google. Especially not Google, as the search more »

Google Nexus 6 spreads its wings to six new markets, bringing the tally up to 21

It could be a natural consequence of Nexus 5’s extinction, the passing of time and new Android flagship releases, or maybe just a long overdue production increase. Whatever the reason, we’re sure purists and Google enthusiasts located in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway and Portugal will be ecstatic to hear they can now score the more »

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YouTube reportedly working on Twitch competitor

YouTube is said to be working on a competitor to Twitch, the largest game streaming service. Amazon acquired Twitch for $1 billion last year, proving to many that game streaming is massive and is only going to continue growing.

Google Fiber to reach Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is one of the next markets that will receive Google’s Fiber internet service. Provo, a city just 50 miles from Salt Lake City, was added to the list of Fiber locations in 2013.

Google Fiber tests targeted, trackable TV ads

To monetize its Google Fiber TV viewers, Google is turning towards targeted and trackable advertising. While attempting to maintain user privacy, Google has begun testing an advertising option that will operate in a way reminiscent of YouTube ads.

Android Wear watches could soon support iPhones, source code suggests

Things aren’t going well for Google in terms of Android wearable sales and adoption rates, and as Apple Watch’s launch approaches, it’s safe to say the ecosystem is at an impasse. Where to from here? It’s either oblivion or a pact with Satan, some industry pundits predict, as Big G may be forced to indirectly endorse its arch-nemesis in order to survive.