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    [RUMOR] Android 7 Nougat Coming in August; May Not Come to the Nexus 5

    While this is an exciting rumor for most Android fans, it will not be pleasant news for folks who own the Google Nexus 5 smartphone. The good news is that Android 7.0 Nougat will supposedly start pushing out to Nexus devices August 5th. The bad news is that for some odd reason, the update will...
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    Dell Gives Up on Android Tablets; Won't Even Update Existing Line

    Dell has apparently abandoned their Android tablet product line. They recently announced they will no longer be making any Android based tablets, and will not even be pushing out updates to their existing ones. They indicated they intend to refocus their efforts on 2-in-1 Windows devices...
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    Google Maps on Android Just Added Multi-Stop Directions

    "The best just got better" is a worn out phrase in marketing, but that doesn't necessarily mean it isn't true. In this case, that is the best description possible for the news we have. Google Maps on Android just added a super-handy feature that most users have been wishing it had for some time...
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    NVIDIA Shield Android TV Gets 3.2 Update with Plex Server, Netflix HDR and More

    Just as we shared a few weeks ago, NVIDIA was working on a big update for their Shield Android TV console. The 3.2 update started rolling out today and it includes a number of cool new features. The biggest new doodad is the Plex media server support, although there are quite a few other nifty...
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    Google VP Keeps Teasing Nutella for Final Android N Name - Is He Trolling Us?

    One of Google's VPs, Hiroshi Lockheimer, keeps dropping hints that the final dessert name for Android N will be Nutella. His latest "tease" posted on Twitter above is pretty obvious. In the past he has made it known that he likes Nutella and wants it to be the Android N name. The answer to his...
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    Microsoft is Acquiring LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

    Here's a play from out of left field that comes as a surprise. Microsoft is acquiring LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion USD. Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella believes that LinkedIn is a prefect for Microsoft, and we can see his point. Microsoft has been focusing on the enterprise market more and more...
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    Facebook Will Now Let You Post Videos in Comments

    Just in case you want to create even more videos to share across the interwebs, now Facebook will let you add them to your comments and replies to other folks' Facebook posts. Here's a quote from the Facebook blog post on the subject: "Yesterday marked my 7th “Faceversary” (annual anniversary...
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    NVIDIA Shield Pro Android TV Update Includes Built-in Plex Media Server, Remote File Access & More

    The latest (version 3.2) update to the NVIDIA Shield Pro Android TV will offer up several cool new features. The biggest game-changer included in the update is that you can now use your Shield Pro Android TV as a Plex Media Server. The Plex server on the SHIELD will be capable of the same things...
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    Court Rules in Favor of Google in Oracle's Android Infringement Case

    It looks like the first fight between Oracle and Google over Android's alleged infringement on Oracle patents has ended in the defeat of Oracle. The judge ruled in favor of Google and basically came to the conclusion that Google did not infringe on any of Oracle''s Java APIs because they were...
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    Android N Might be Named After the East Indian Dessert 'Neyyappam'

    The latest rumors surrounding the next version of Android suggest the final dessert name could be a tough one for some of us to pronounce. Supposedly, an East Indian dessert called Neyyappam is at the top of the list of potentials at the moment. Neyyappam is a popular deep-fried dessert in the...
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    Google Considering A 'Name And Shame' For Slow-To-Update Android Vendors

    We aren't sure if this strategy would work, but we are all for Google trying just about anything to get Android device vendors to release Android updates in a more timely fashion. The latest rumors suggests Google is considering a "name and shame" to light a fire under the proverbial butts of...
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    Samsung Shows Off First Iris-Scanner Equipped Device, but It's Just a Mediocre Tablet

    It looks like Samsung really was working on a new mobile device that includes an Iris-Scanner for security. Sadly, it turns out that the first one they made is nothing but a pretty low-end Android tablet that is focused on the enterprise market. The new device is appropriately called the...
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    NVIDIA Shield Tablet LTE Finally Gets Marshmallow

    Owners of the LTE version of the NVIDIA Shield Android tablet might be pleased to know that their device will soon have a tasty and fluffy, white treat on it. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow has started pushing out to that version of the device. The NVIDIA Shield K1 and the WiFi version already...
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    Android N Still Doesn't Have a Name, but it Has Several Improvements

    It looks like Google is having a hard time settling on a name for Android N. Despite that hiccup, actual development is moving along rapidly. Here's a highlight of just a few of the deep improvements in Android N: Performance improvements from the new graphics API called Vulcan - lower GPU...
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    Google Plans to Completely Remove Flash from Chrome in Stages Starting This Year; Ending in 2017

    Google is ramping up their campaign to eliminate Flash. They figured out a way to strip him of his speed force powers, and have teamed up with Eobard Thawne to implement their dastardly plan... Seriously though, Google really is planning the death of the ancient, defunct and insecure animation...
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    NVIDIA Could be Launching a New Shield Tablet This Year (2016)

    The NVIDIA Shield Android tablet is the king of the hill when it comes to gaming and performance focused tabs. Eve though there isn't a huge market for tablet gaming, you know that NVIDIA is not going to rest on their laurels. They are a graphics technology company after-all. They gotta keep...
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    Lenovo Developing Monstrous 18.4-inch Android Tablet

    Lenovo is apparently working on a gigantic Android tablet. A Lenovo tablet with an 18.4-inch display showed up on GFXBench. The device had the following model name, PB2-690N, and showed the following specs beyond just the huge display: 18.4-inch display (2560×1440) Snapdragon 652 processor 4GB...
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    Specs Leak for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Advanced

    Samsung is apparently working on a new version of their Galaxy Tab Android tablet. This one is called the Galaxy Tab 4 Advanced and its specs just leaked: 10.1-inch screen with 1280 x 800 resolution 1.6GHz octa-core 2GB of RAM 32GB Storage with support for microSD cards up to 128GB Rear camera...
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