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Google Play revenue is almost all from Freemium apps

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A new report from App Annie has revealed that almost all the revenue from Google Play comes from Freemium apps. The site also stated that the vast majority of apps bought from the store are games, at 40%, and that the platform has seen huge growth in the last 6 months in the number of downloads made. While it is ...

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A new version of Android will be announced tomorrow at I/O

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Google has given us one more thing to be excited for at  tomorrow’s Google I/O conference: a new version of Android. According to a Bloomberg Businessweek interview with the new Android chief, Sundar Pichai, Google and Pichai “Want the world to understand what we are doing sooner,” and will reportedly unveil the next version of Android’s OS. He said that ...

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Apple, Google, and Samsung bring new health apps to wearables

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Reuters reported today that Apple, Google, and Samsung are all looking for ways to bring new health apps to wearable devices. Wristbands and other wearables can already give you information about your heart rate and a few other aspects related to your health. However, a lot of people have been hoping that this technology will also one day offer the ...

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Microsoft offers 15GB free and more with OneDrive overhaul

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Microsoft announced today on its  OneDrive blog that it is completely revamping it’s OneDrive cloud storage options. In order to better compete with the likes of Google and Dropbox, Microsoft has changed up its entire OneDrive structure and pricing options, starting with a free 15GB just for signing up. That is more than double Microsoft’s previous offering of 7GB, and matches Google’s ...

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Samsung launching new Android Wear smartwatch

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It looks like Samsung will again team up with Google for yet another device. CNET reports that Samsung is planning to launch a smartwatch, similar to their already existing Galaxy Gear, which will instead run the new Android Wear, a modified version of the Android operating system tailored for smartwatches and other wearable tech. The device is expected to be announced, ...

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Nexus 7 comes with free Google All Access 3 month subscription

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If you were looking to buy a new Google Nexus 7 (2013) tablet, the internet giant has a very special offer for you. The device now comes with a free three month subscription plan for Google All Access, the company’s music streaming service that usually costs $9.99 a month. This offer is only available if you purchase from the Google ...

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Google’s Nest spent $555 million to acquire Dropcam

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Nest recently spent $555 million in order to buy Dropcam, a company best known for their Wi-Fi video streaming services. Earlier this year, Nest itself was purchased by Google for no less than $3.2 billion. The company claims that they spent quite a bit of time looking at camera companies and technologies before finally choosing Dropcam. This decision was influenced by the fact ...

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Mozilla’s Firefox OS stick is looking to challenge Chromecast

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Mozilla is working on a streaming device that’s meant to compete with Google’s Chromecast. The latter is a stick that can be plugged into the HDMI port of a television and allows you to stream content from a smartphone, tablet, or computer directly to your TV. Mozilla’s device will be quite similar to Chromecast except that it will run on the Firefox OS. ...

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HTC’s Nexus tablet rumored to be called Volantis

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We’ve heard earlier this year that HTC might be building the new Nexus tablet, but these were only rumors until now. However, thanks to Android Police, we not only know that the company is indeed working on it, but we also have the name and specs for the new device. According to their sources, the tablet is being called Volantis (also known ...

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