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An artistic rendering of the upcoming Nexus smartphone Yesterday, we spoke about Google and Motorola potentially launching a 5.9 inch Nexus smartphone codenamed Shamu. And today, The Information is coming out with word on this rumored handset. According to the source, the smartphone is indeed real and well on its way later this year. It is said that Google was eager to launch the smartphone much earlier, but wasn’t able to since it owned Motorola back then and there would be calls of conflict of interest. But with Motorola belonging...

Even though Motorola and Google are no longer part of a union, there have been reports of the two companies working closely for the development of future products. One such rumor is now hinting that the next Nexus smartphone could be made by Motorola, carrying a 5.9 inch display. Other aspects of the device remain a secret at the moment, but it is said that the handset will have the codename ‘Shamu‘. The codename was reportedly spotted on a build number over at Google’s issue tracker. It appears to be coming from...

Google has been believed to be in talks with Twitch for a potential acquisition/merger with YouTube. But over the couple of months, reports of the acquisition died down somewhat. However, multiple reports are now confirming that Google has almost finished talks with Twitch and the two parties have reportedly agreed on a sum of $1 billion. This comes after Google denied these rumors a few months ago, so it has certainly taken us by surprise. Twitch is a widely used video streaming service allowing users to broadcast live content and...

A year ago today, Google unveiled and started to sell the Chromecast. The $35 dongle has been used to cast content over 400 million times since it was launched and has been widely praised for its ease-of-use. The Chromecast, of course, lets you cast content from any compatible apps and services, including Netflix, HBO Go, YouTube, and many more to your HDTV. Google touts the improvements as such. “We’ve added hundreds of your favorite apps, including WatchESPN, Pandora, Hulu Plus, HBO GO and PBS Kids; announced new features...

Google Maps is one of the most widely used mobile navigation applications in the world today. And to make the experience more better for the consumers (and rake in some more money), Google has decided to bring some new ads into the Maps application on desktop and mobile. These ads will be relevant to the user’s search and will also show out the location of the ad in question (restaurants, gyms etc) on the map itself. On the mobile version, the ad will appear right on top of the screen with a pointer on the map as well. The ad extensions...

Last month during Google I/O, Google announced that with Android L, a new Material Design language would be coming to Android. Some of it already has, in the form of a new Play Store update, version 4.9.13. Our latest update is rolling out right now! We're excited to share a sneak peek of what you’ll get in the coming days pic.twitter.com/k5BidxR4Vu — Google Play (@GooglePlay) July 23, 2014 Not everything has been updated with the new Material Design language however. The most notable areas that have not been updated are the...

Google is known for integrating its services across the cloud for seamless connectivity and access. And a new change now allows users to post reminders using Google homepage on their web browser. All they have to do is type out “Remind me to ….” and Google will bring out a layout where the user will be asked to enter the date, time and other related particulars for the reminder. It’s a very novel addition since users aren’t always around their smartphones and they can just as easily set reminders using...

Google Maps is already a top-notch mapping and navigation app, and Google is making it even better with an update to version 8.2. The update brings changes that will be of use to cyclists and to basically anyone who uses navigation in Maps, and also makes numerous interface changes. ...