Rumors about HTC working with Google on a Nexus tablet have been abundant this year. We’ve heard quite a few times that an 8-inch or 8.9-inch device would be coming, and that it would be manufactured by HTC, and not Asus – the company responsible for both Nexus 7 iterations. Now though almost all the details about the upcoming HTC tablet have been leaked. It may be called Nexus 9 when it…

Ready or not, here’s another sighting of LG’s G Watch. The soon to be released smartwatch based on Google’s new Android Wear platform has been spotted out and about once more, this time as it lies flat on a wooden surface with a charging cable (that looks like it’s microUSB) connected to it. It’s got a rubber band in this incarnation, as you can see. The watch is asking its owner to…

The first wave of Android 4.4.3 KitKat over the air updates have been rolling out to Nexus and Google Play Edition devices this morning. This includes (so far confirmed) the Nexus 7 (2013 edition), Nexus 5, and the Google Play editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4, the HTC One M7, and the HTC One M8. Although the update has only been confirmed for the aforementioned devices, it should roll out to all…

If you ever found the list of permissions in the Google Play Store too messy and hard to read – you are not alone. Good thing, Google noticed the ever growing mess that are these permission requests and addressed them with an update. The update to the play store bumps its version number to 4.8.20 rolled out an update to its Play Store app for Android smartphone, which changes the way app…

Having Google Play Editions of all popular flagships has become somewhat of a tradition. Now that the Samsung Galaxy S5 has been around for a while many fans are wondering if it will also get the GPE treatment. Apparently, Samsung and Google are working on such edition and Google has just spilled the beans. The device popped up briefly on the Play Store among the others GPE devices. Well, it didn’t appear…

Google released the Module Developers Kit (MDK) for its Project Ara smartphone last week, and now more news has surfaced about the modular device. In December, the company will release an Android update for Ara devices, followed by the release of the first Ara phone in January of 2015. Project Ara allows you to configure your purchase in a wide array of directions, including custom colors, images, and, of course, which components…

Google officially released its first Project Ara Module Developers Kit (MDK). The MDK gives a better understanding of the platform and provides developers with guidelines for creating components for the modular smartphone. The MDK documentation gives us a glimpse at the three different Ara skeleton sizes – mini, medium and large. As expected, larger skeletons will be able to accommodate more Ara modules than smaller ones. Google will be the sole provider…

Reports and change-logs for the upcoming Android 4.4.3 release suggest that the latest iteration of Google’s mobile OS will focus solely on bug fixes. So don’t go expecting a refreshed UI or any major new features. There’s no date set for when the fixes are going to come in, but the source that reported the news provided a screen capture from a Nexus 5 rocking Android 4.4.3 Below is a list of…

Google has announced it is working on Android Wear – a special Android version for wearable devices. Naturally the first target group of Android Wear is smartwatches, but the OS focus will expand to even more gadgets soon. Android Wear is a special miniature version of the popular mobile OS that will allow you to interact with your wearable via voice commands and you will receive straight answers both on-screen and as…

Google’s Project Ara has gotten a lot of attention recently with the announcement of the developer conference due on April 15-16. Happily, at the LAUNCH tech conference one of the Project Ara team members spent a juicy 25 minutes to talk about the modular phone concept. He even went on and demonstrated how swapping components works. Referred to as Google Ara in the video below, the modular… — Full Story (EN):More ……