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According to an executive from Karbonn, the second generation Android One smartphones will arrive sometime soon next year, possibly by the first quarter. Karbonn is one of Google’s Android One launch partners and this revelation reaffirms that Google has long term plans to take Android One further, even though the initial response for the series has been relatively lukewarm. The executive failed to provide hardware details on this upcoming Android One handset, but needless to say it will follow the same principles as the first...

Google is now offering Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring for free from Play Movies as part of its Holiday season deal. This is only applicable for users in the U.S., India, Japan and Russia with users of the UK and Italy getting Sherlock Holmes instead. Australian users can download Pacific Rim for free while Canadian customers of Play Movies will get the Christmas Vacation movie at no cost. German users on the other hand are getting Clash of the Titans for the holiday season. It’s a little strange that Google has a...

The Samsung Galaxy S5 was the talk of the town when it broke cover in April this year. However, demand for the smartphone dimmed down a bit as we moved onto the second half of 2014. This is also when the Apple iPhone 6 was announced, causing ripples across the internet for being the first large sized iPhone after late Apple founder Steve Jobs comically likened big phones to “Hummers” some years ago. And it seems like the big iPhone concept clicked with the public as it was apparently the most searched smartphone on Google...

After Sprint mentioned that the Android 5.0.1 update will start seeding to the Nexus 5 today, T-Mobile too has joined the list now. The carrier has just announced the rollout of the latest version of Android for the Nexus 6 as well as the Nexus 5 beginning today. Both updates will get the build number LRX22C, which is associated with Android 5.0.1 as we’ve seen in previous updates. So if you own a Nexus 6 or Nexus 5 on T-Mobile, you can be assured that an update is on the horizon. As most of you are aware by now, Android 5.0.1...

The LTE version of the Nexus 9 can now be purchased through AT&T in the U.S. as well. And to attract more customers to the network, the carrier is now promising to offer a $100 credit from their monthly bill. Strangely, the Nexus 9 is not directly available from AT&T in the U.S., so customers will have to get the tablet from the Play Store and then activate it through an AT&T outlet to avail benefits of this promo. The tablet will have to be bought on a two year contract to receive the bill credit, so make sure you get the...

Google has just announced an update for the Hangouts app on Windows and Chrome OS running machines. This update finally brings partially improved notifications and more importantly, a never before seen phone icon in one of the tabs. This should let users make calls to their Google Voice contacts directly through the desktop, thus saving time. Even text messages can be sent using this tab from the computer, so it’s a pretty nifty addition provided you have a Google Voice account. Google is asking users to reload the apps on their...

While the next version of Google Glass might be coming soon, that hasn’t stopped many companies from picking up the existing model for use. And now, Glass will be used in space. Kentucky Space, a research company, will be launching a mission with Google Glass next week, on December 16th. A team from Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology (in partnership with Kentucky Space), will be using Google Glass to “analyze the regeneration mechanisms of planarian flatworms in the microgravity environment of space.” They...

The HTC Nexus 9 has received a price reduction yet again, courtesy of online retailer Amazon. The premier Google tablet is selling for $349.99 and $429.99 in 16 and 32GB configurations. There’s no LTE variant in sight yet, so you will have to make do with the WiFi models. The Nexus 9 has received identical discounts before, so this isn’t exactly the first time we’re seeing a price cut. And considering that we’re heading towards the holiday season, we should see more discounts on the device in the coming days. It’s...