The Dog Park: Week Of May 13th

What a crazy week! Not only did we get Google I/O 2013, and quite a few surprises on that front, but we also got the release date and price for NVIDIA Shield! The device will launch sometime in June with a pre-order date of May 20th, and it’ll retail for a low price of $349 (well, low for what we expected). Then, with Google I/O, Google took the focus off of hardware and put everything into developers and new software. They announced some exciting features to come, and released some amazing features. Google Music All Access is their new streaming service to rival Spotify, while Google Play Games is a full gaming platform and back end for Play Store games. They also redesigned Google+ for us, with a new emphasis on photos. Check out the articles from Google I/O for more information and more releases!

And we also announced an HTC One giveaway, and today is your last chance to enter! Hit this link and follow the instructions in the article to enter!

May 13th
Sundar Pichai Talks Slow Android Updates, Facebook Home, Samsung Domination And More Ahead Of Google I/O
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini Leaks Once Again, Poses Next To Big Brother
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Surfaces In “Blue Arctic” Via Japanese Carrier Documents
Win A HTC One From And AT&T, In 20 Words Or Less
T-Mobile Galaxy S III Receiving Update to 4.1.2, Multi-Window In Tow
Could We See Revamped Google Apps And A Smart Watch At Google I/O?
Google Brings Together Storage From Drive, Gmail, And Google+ Photos For A Total of 15GB
Google Now Allows Developers To Respond To Play Store Comments
White Nexus 4 Once Again Spotted, Still No Indication Of Release

Verizon’s Galaxy S 4 Releasing A Bit Earlier, Now May 23rd
Google’s Eric Schmidt Thought “Don’t Be Evil” Was A Stupid Slogan

May 14th
Google Sets Up For I/O Event As The Clock Ticks Away Till Tomorrows Opening
Apple Adds Samsung Galaxy S 4 To Ongoing Patent Infringement Case
BlackBerry Announces Support For BlackBerry Messenger On Android 4.0 Devices And Above
NVIDIA Shield Launches In June, Pre-Orders Start May 20th For $349
Google Keeps The Train Rolling, Expands Fiber Yet Again To Gladstone Missouri
Leaked Files Say Galaxy S 4 Mini Has Exynos 5 Dual Core
White Nexus 4 Caught On Video At A Qualcomm Booth In Dubai
Get A Free DROID DNA From Verizon With Their Coupon
Pinterest For Android Updated With Push Notifications, Mentions, And Search
Google I/O Is Tomorrow, Here Is What We Want And Expect
Google Could Be Gearing Up To Launch A Music Streaming Service To Compete With Spotify
Poll: Will You Use BlackBerry Messenger For Android?

May 15th
New Google Maps Sign-Up Page Briefly Goes Live, Hints At Vastly Improved Maps Experience
SwiftKey Keyboard Updated To Version 4.1 With New Themes, Half-Price Sale
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Already Fastest Selling Smartphone In Company History
Reminder: Google’s I/O Keynote Livestream Is Awaiting Your Viewing
Google Play Games Tipped Off By Android Game Update?
Google Sync Services Now Offers To Sync App Data
Google I/O Keynote Announces Mind-Boggling Stats, Including 900 Million Android Activations
Google Announces Play Games, Allows Multiplayer And Game Save Sync
Google Announces Spotify-Like Competitor With Google Play Music All Access Service
Play Store Will Soon Have A “Designed For Tablets” Filter
Google Announces The Samsung Galaxy S 4 With LTE, Stock Android, And The Nexus Experience
(Updated: Now Available) Google Introduces Hangouts, Unified Chat Service Available Later Today
Google Redesigns Google+ With A New Card UI
Google Photos Updated With Many New Features, Including Improving Photos With Auto Awesome
Google Introduces Button-Less Voice Search With Now, Adds Desktop Compatibility With Chrome Browser
Google Hangouts Is Available To Use Now!
Google Maps For Mobile Is Getting A Redesign, Card UI With Many New Features
Google I/O Recap: It Went Pretty Well!
Google Wallet Will Be Integrated With Gmail For Your Money Sharing Convenience

May 16th
Samsung Backtracks On Galaxy S 4 Memory, Might Free Up Space Through “Software Optimization”
Samsung Continues To Dominate Android Profits, Global Shipments As Windows Phone Overtakes BlackBerry
AT&T Blocks Google’s Hangout App For Android On Mobile Data
Google Shows Off Early Prototypes Of Google Glass
SMS Support Coming To Google Hangouts Soon
Google Announces More Devices Compatible With Google Wallet, Only Sprint And US Cellular Devices
Sonic The Hedgehog Debuts On Android Later Today
G-Project Releases Duo Of Budget Speakers, $20 G-ZIP And $40 G-POP With Bluetooth
White Nexus 4 Coming On June 10th With Android 4.3
HTC Will Not Follow Samsung’s Footsteps And Make A Nexus Variant Of The HTC One

May 17th
JK Shin: Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 Will Sell 10 Million Units By Next Week
Top 4 Reader Recommendations: Streaming Music Services
HTC Says One Production Capacity Will Double To Meet “Strong Demand”
Sprint Expands Midwest Footprint with PCS Spectrum Purchase From U.S. Cellular
Leaked Specs And Render Of The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
The White Nexus 4 Is Real Folks

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