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Google Music All Access: music subscription service with personalised ‘radio stations’

Google Music All Access: music subscription service with personalised ‘radio stations’

Just as it was previously rumoured today, Google have indeed announced a subscription service for Google Play Music and they’re calling it “All Access”. Sadly, it’s US only for the time being — just like that Galaxy S4 — however, other countries are on the roadmap for launch. It costs $9.99/mo and gives you access to all of the tracks[Read More…]

by 3:59 am on May 16, 2013 8 comments Apps, Google Play, News
Google announces Samsung Galaxy S 4 running stock Android

Google announces Samsung Galaxy S 4 running stock Android

While Google didn’t unveil anything new for the Nexus 4, they did partner up with Samsung to announce the Galaxy S4 running stock Android 4.2 with a pure Nexus experience. As with every other Nexus device, updates will come directly from Google in a timely fashion in comparison to the staggered release from Samsung with their own TouchWiz interface. The[Read More…]

by 3:10 am on May 16, 2013 34 comments News, Phones
Google Play Store hits 48 billion app installs, huge revenue increases

Google Play Store hits 48 billion app installs, huge revenue increases

Google’s Hugo Barra took the stage at Google I/O to announce some pretty amazing stats for the Google Play Store. Those can be broken down into the following: 48 billion app installs 2.5 billion installs in the last month More money paid out to developers since the start of 2013 compared to the whole of 2012 Revenue per user is[Read More…]

by 2:34 am on May 16, 2013 0 comments Apps, Google Play, News
Android hits 900 million activations worldwide

Android hits 900 million activations worldwide

At Google I/O, Android lead Sundar Pichai announced that Google has surpassed 900 million activations worldwide. Although that number is astounding, he insisted that Google would push into markets where penetration of Android was below 10% — these markets mainly lie in developing nations.

by 2:17 am on May 16, 2013 0 comments News
Developers already integrating Google Play Games into their apps (updated: more!)

Developers already integrating Google Play Games into their apps (updated: more!)

Google I/O isn’t even underway yet, and Google Play Games still hasn’t been given it’s official titled or been unveiled at all, but developers are stating that they’ve integrated the service into the games already. One game is Euphloria HD which states in its changelog that “Google Play Games achievements have been added!“. What exactly this means is yet to[Read More…]

by 1:20 am on May 16, 2013 0 comments Apps, Google Play, News
Download the new Google Play Store now, subtle changes all around

Download the new Google Play Store now, subtle changes all around

Google has done a little bit of a refresh of the Google Play Store, adding not much in terms of functionality, but there are a few UI tweaks that are welcomed. The content section buttons on the main screen have a new design that’s a little more fresh and less flat-design. The open/install/update/uninstall buttons are always tweaked which is a[Read More…]

by 1:05 am on May 16, 2013 1 comment Apps, Google Play, News
Mention of Android 4.3 quickly pops up and disappears from official Android website

Mention of Android 4.3 quickly pops up and disappears from official Android website

Just hours before Google I/O even begins, The Verge has come across a mention of Android 4.3 on Android’s official developer website. The mention of the next version of Android has since been removed. We don’t know much about what will be in Android 4.3, but that screenshot tells us that security is one area that will be updated. Stay[Read More…]

by 12:37 am on May 16, 2013 0 comments OS Update, Rumours
Analyst: Refreshed Nexus 7 running Android 4.3, 1920×1200 display, Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU coming at Google I/O

Analyst: Refreshed Nexus 7 running Android 4.3, 1920×1200 display, Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU coming at Google I/O

Everybody loves a good analyst, especially when they have solid predictions of technology we love. Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities has released a research note that sets out potential (yes, it’s only a prediction) specs of the refreshed Nexus 7 that’s sure to be announced at Google I/O later this month. The most exciting parts of the potential specs are[Read More…]

by 10:38 pm on May 10, 2013 6 comments Rumours, Tablets
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom might have been confirmed by the Bluetooth SIG

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom might have been confirmed by the Bluetooth SIG

Samsung are rumoured to be releasing a few new devices under the ‘S4′ moniker, and one of those is the Galaxy S4 Zoom. The device is rumoured to have a 16MP camera with a 10x optical zoom in a smaller form-factor to that of the Galaxy S4. The proof of this device actually existing grew today with a device being[Read More…]

by 9:08 pm on May 10, 2013 1 comment Camera, Phones, Rumours
PSA: Get a case for your brand new Samsung Galaxy S 4

PSA: Get a case for your brand new Samsung Galaxy S 4

Just over 48 hours ago I received my brand new Samsung Galaxy S 4. I was super excited to get it out of the box, put the battery in, fire it up, and be on my way to dealing with Touch Wiz. Along with the Galaxy S 4, I had a case coming with it, but it was delayed. In[Read More…]

by 7:30 pm on May 10, 2013 23 comments Opinion, Phones