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Google begins Material Design push with new version of Play Store

As leaked last week, Google has begun rolling out what a company representative calls the “first rollout phase” of the new Play Store. One of the first self-proclaimed Material Design apps, Play Store 4.9.13 works essentially the same as its predecessors, but sports a brand new content view. The first thing one will notice is

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Google details Samsung Knox integration in Android L

Google is set to shore up enterprise support in its upcoming Android L release. Aside from improving the core set of APIs developers and IT administrators can use, the Mountain View-based search giant is partnering with Samsung to offer a set of non-hardware specific Knox features across the Android L ecosystem. Now in its second iteration, Knox

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ZTE embraces Google Now Launcher for all new Android smartphones

Smartphone manufacturer ZTE has announced plans for a new breed of Blade Vec 4G that uses the Google Now Launcher for its home screen. The Blade Vec 4G was announced in late June in Europe and launches in Hong Kong later this week. When it does, it will be running Google’s own Google Now Launcher

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Google will stop calling free-to-play games ‘free’ in the EU

The European Commission confirmed in a statement today that Google has agreed to follow its recommendations on consumer protection as they relate to free and free-to-play games. Back in December, the European Commission presented a series of requests to Apple, Google, and the Interactive Software Federation of Europe, asking that: Games advertised as “free” should

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Google now lets you call yourself ‘The Dude’ on Google+

Google has finally relaxed its real name requirements for Google+, its social-network-cum-photo-storage site. Since the service launched three years ago, Google has insisted that people use their real names so that the site can easily hook into its other services like Gmail and Hangouts, as well as to “protect” the community from trolls and other

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Chrome for Android now displays desktop pages more clearly

Google has updated Chrome for Android and iOS today, bringing some much-need improvements to the way the former renders desktop pages. The company’s browser has quickly been gaining steam on mobile devices, especially since it is now installed by default on all new Google-certified products. Chrome 36 for Android brings generic performance improvements and bug

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YouTube Creator Studio now available for iOS

In an effort to appease riotous YouTube creators after some controversial changes to the platform, Google made many promises to the community, one of them being a mobile app built for its members’ specific needs. The YouTube Creator Studio app has been available on Android for a few weeks, but can now be downloaded by

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Google Play Music adds gapless playback on iOS

Google Play Music for iOS added a few substantial new features this week, bringing it in line with its Android counterpart. The service, newly available in Canada, now offers gapless playback between songs, so albums can be heard as intended by the artist. This option was recently added to Rdio’s Android app. Play Music for iOS also

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