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Google’s modular device concept, Project Ara will reportedly break cover in December this year with a custom and modified build of Android L. The prototype will be apparently shown during the second Ara developer conference this year, which is an ideal time to showcase how far the Phonebloks team has come ever since Google and Motorola joined hands with the team. We’re still nowhere close to having an actual device hit the market yet, but the prototype will give us a better idea of what to expect from the future. The customized...

The Motorola made Nexus 6 smartphone has been part of the news cycle for quite some time now. And now, we’re getting a very comprehensive look of the handset, courtesy of the folks over at Android Police. The smartphone appears to be packing a relatively large display coupled with front facing speakers, much like the new Moto X. The speakers however have been colored black and the display is substantially bigger at 5.9 inches with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The source was also able to confirm that the smartphone packs...

If you’ve bought an Android smartphone recently, you will notice that there are more Google apps and services on them. This has nothing to do with the manufacturers realizing the true potential for Google’s suite of apps, but merely a contractual obligation which specifies that these apps are included in every new Android device. This essentially means that if a manufacturer needs the Google Play Store on their handset or tablet, they will have to make do with the entire set of Google apps including Google Play Books, Movies...

The Google Chromecast media streaming dongle is now selling for a decent $15 via Groupon as part of a new deal. This is the refurbished version of the Chromecast and requires users to add a coupon code during checkout in order to get the device at such a low cost. The listing mentions a price of $25, but using the coupon code HAPPY10 or 10FORU will fetch you an instant $10 discount. Considering the price it’s selling for, we won’t be surprised if the device is sold out soon, so you might have to hurry if you’re interested...

With the anticipation for the upcoming Nexus smartphone getting higher with every passing day, a new revelation made by 9to5Google has revealed essentially everything we need to know about the upcoming Google flagship. As the mockup suggests, the smartphone will feature a pretty large display mirroring the design of the 2nd gen Moto X with the power and volume keys rearranged for easier one handed operation. Specs wise, the smartphone is believed to be packing a monster 5.92 inch 2K resolution display, a 2.6 GHz Snapdragon 805 SoC,...

If there’s an in-app purchase for an app, right now all you see on the app’s page on the Play Store is that there are some. But you don’t see what they are or how much they cost. Soon, you will see the true cost of apps. According to a notice posted to Google’s Developer Dashboard, the Play Store will list all in-app purchases and their costs on an apps details page starting September 30th. So if an app is free but say, has a $1.99 fee for bonus content, that will be listed. iOS has actually done this for some...

Google Now lets users keep a check on a multitude of things ranging from sports scores to daily driving directions. The nifty service has now added one more feature to its repertoire – the ability to check flight ticket prices. Starting soon, users of the service will be able to track the change in flight ticket prices right from their Google Now page, with details appearing in the form of cards. This will be synchronized with flights listed on Google Flights, but there could be more providers added subsequently. This feature...

When Google announced Android L, it was only made available for the 2013 Nexus 7 and the Nexus 5 as a developer preview ROM. This left a lot of questions unanswered for customers of older Nexus devices such as the first gen Nexus 7 and the Nexus 4. However, it seems like Google is already planning to roll out the update to these 2012 Nexus devices if the Chromium bug reports are anything to go by. A number of Google employees have posted responses to a bug with the Nexus 4 running Android L firmware. While this doesn’t confirm...