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  • News: No shortage of requests from Android devs at Google team's 'fireside chat'

    While Wednesday's release of Android 4.1 -- better known as Jelly Bean -- introduced a host of improvements to Google's mobile platform, a "fireside chat" that evening demonstrated that the developer community is far from completely satisfied with the state of their environment.

  • News: Nexus 7 tablet: Android no longer an also-ran

    There's no single facet of Google's new Nexus 7 that stands out as a game-changer on its own. However, the combination of a number of minor upsides is a powerful one, making the tablet into an intriguing contender in a competitive arena.

  • News: Adobe says no Flash Player for Android 4.1, plans to withdraw app on Aug. 15

    There will be no certified implementations of Adobe Systems' Flash Player for Android 4.1, and on Aug. 15 the player will take a bow and no longer be available for download from Google's app store Play, Adobe said in blog post on Thursday.

  • How-Tos: How to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

    Google announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at its I/O conference Wednesday, promising improved performance, expandable notifications, resizable widgets, higher-resolution contact photos, offline dictation, some improvements to the camera app and keyboard, voice and predictive search, and more. You want it, right? So how do you get it?

  • Opinion: Google Rolls Out Chrome for Android and iOS

    Google's Chrome browser now claims 310 million active users, the company announced at its I/O developer's conference this week, nearly doubling the number it had at this time last year.

  • Opinion: Nexus 7 Tablet vs. Kindle Fire vs. the Rest: Spec Smackdown (Chart)

    Google's Nexus 7 tablet, the company's Android Jelly Bean-powered device, is heavy on the specs as it guns for Amazon's Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet. It's not only the form factor and screen size Google is challenging its competitors on, but also the price -- starting at $200 -- which means consumers will have quite a choice for a 7-inch Android tablet at this price point.

  • Opinion: Bluestacks Brings Android Apps to Mac with its App Player Emulator

    Mac users can now run Android apps on their desktop thanks to App Player from Bluestacks, an Android emulation platform that is available as an alpha version for OS X. Bluestacks does not specify any system requirements on its site, but in my tests App Player for Mac worked just fine on a MacBook running Mac OS X 10.6, Snow Leopard.

  • News: Google Nexus 7 Could Heavily Influence the Great Tablet Wars

    With today's launch of its Nexus 7 tablet, Google gives the current tablet market a much-needed jolt of energy.

  • Feature: Google Nexus tablet release date, specs and price

    Google has announced the release date, specs and price for its new own brand tablet, the Nexus 7. It will run the brand new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and will be built by Asus.

  • News: Nexus 7, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean launch: as it happened

    Google's I/O conference kicks off today where we expect the firm to unveil its Nexus tablet and you can get live coverage of the launch right here.

  • Feature: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean FAQ: What you need to know

    Everything you need to know about Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for smartphones and tablets.

  • News: Qualcomm introduces updated augmented reality platform, new SDK

    Qualcomm has expanded its augmented reality platform with cloud-based image recognition, and announced a new SDK for adding contextual information to apps and a developer competition for Windows 8 RT.

  • Google Nexus 7 goes up for pre-order

    Google's Nexus 7 tablet, announced at Google I/O yesterday, has gone up for pre-order in the UK.

  • News: Google announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

    Google has taken the wraps off the next version of Android, 4.1 Jelly Bean.

  • News: Google Now and Search Revamp: The Most Exciting Updates in Android Jelly Bean

    At the Day One Android keynote and Google I/O this morning, Google revealed the latest update to the Android operating system. Android 4.1, also known as Jelly Bean, is more of a minor upgrade than a complete overhaul of the operating system. That's not to say that there isn't some interesting new features in the next version of Android: the homescreen and camera app get a makeover, the keyboard is smarter and the operating system as a whole is much faster. But the most fascinating additions to Jelly Bean are in Search--what Google does best.

  • News: Google Nexus 7 tablet is unveiled at Google I/O

    Google has announced the Nexus 7 tablet running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

  • News: Google Announces Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean'

    During the keynote address at Google I/O 2012 in San Francisco, Google Announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the next update to its mobile operating system. As its version number suggests, Jelly Bean isn't a major overhaul for Android. Instead, it builds upon Android 4.0 (AKA Ice Cream Sandwich), and it's designed in part of make Android faster and more responsive.

  • News: Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean' takes on Apple's Siri

    New OS also boosts performance improvements, actionable notifications; Kindle Fire competitor also unveiled

  • Opinion: MediaTek Launches Android Dual-Core Platform on Eve of Google I/O

    Just in time for the Google I/O developers conference, MediaTek launches its MT6577 dual-core platform, which is developed specifically for sub-$200 Android Ice Cream Sandwich phones. The platform is expected to ship in smartphones in the third quarter of 2012.

  • Opinion: Google's Tablet Rumored to Run Jelly Bean and Cost $200

    The biggest surprise during the upcoming Google I/O conference would be if we don't see a 7-inch Asus-built Nexus tablet running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean -- the expected name for the next version of Android. Reports have been circulating for weeks that a 7-inch Jelly Bean tablet would debut during Google's developer conference, which starts Wednesday. And now, hours before Google I/O kicks off, a new report from Bloomberg claims that an Android tablet is slated for unveiling this week, but with a slight twist.

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