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Top 4 Reader Recommendations: Streaming Music Services

We covered music players last week, so this week I wanted to focus on your top streaming music services.  This list was compiled prior to Google’s new Google Play Music All Access, so this new streaming service wasn’t an option for you to suggest.  My suspicion is that if I asked the same question a month from now, All Access would be on this list…. Read more

White Nexus 4 Coming On June 10th With Android 4.3

It looks like the white Nexus 4 is real! The folks at Android and Me have obtained a white Nexus 4 from Google at I/O and have confirmed a release date: it’s coming June 10th! Our suspicions were correct as far as saying that the new color is just a mid year refresh. And boy does it look good. Not only that, but this new Nexus 4 comes with a new… Read more

Sonic The Hedgehog Debuts On Android Later Today

Many of us have fond memories of playing classic games on their old consoles. Many of us still play emulators on Android devices. But now, Sonic The Hedgehog is coming to Android! The game has been modified to fit the widescreen form factor of modern smartphones, providing traditional Sonic gameplay with a few new twists. In the Android version, you… Read more

Google Announces More Devices Compatible With Google Wallet, Only Sprint And US Cellular Devices

Google Wallet has been somewhat of an exclusive club, and there is nothing good about that. Not many devices support the service, and all the devices that do are exclusive to Sprint and some smaller carriers. Google Wallet has failed to expand, the biggest reason being the other three big carriers all supporting Isis mobile payment over Wallet. However,… Read more

SMS Support Coming To Google Hangouts Soon

Google Hangouts was rumored to be a junction of all of Google’s chat tools, and it partially is. It combines the old Hangouts, Google Talk, and all the separate chat systems they used across their sites. However, a few specific communication methods were left out: Google Voice and SMS. We knew Google Voice integration wouldn’t be there at launch, but we… Read more

Google Shows Off Early Prototypes Of Google Glass

Google I/O’s keynote was almost completely devoid of hardware discussion, aside from the stock Android Galaxy S 4. However, this doesn’t mean that Google I/O as a whole won’t discuss new or existing hardware. For example, Project Glass staff hardware engineer Jean Wang took a moment to speak about the design of Google Glass and how it progressed. As… Read more

AT&T Blocks Google’s Hangout App For Android On Mobile Data

Yesterday at Google I/O, Google announced the new Hangouts. This was a service that replaces Google Talk and the old Hangouts, combining standard chat and video chat into one. It has many new features, like chat history and many more. However, there seems to be a new problem that has nothing to do with Google itself: AT&T is blocking video chatting on… Read more

Samsung Continues To Dominate Android Profits, Global Shipments As Windows Phone Overtakes BlackBerry

Oh how the mighty have fallen as another piece of bad news surfaces for the BlackBerry crowd as new figures suggest the once giant smartphone OS has dropped to fourth in global shipments. There’s no question that Android at 75% and iOS at 17.3% of the total global smartphone market in the first quarter 2013 have the clear lead. Still, Microsoft saw an… Read more

Samsung Backtracks On Galaxy S 4 Memory, Might Free Up Space Through “Software Optimization”

Samsung is reversing their position of sorts as it pertains to the available memory on the 16GB Galaxy S 4 telling CNET UK: “As one of the most advanced smartphones on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S4 uses part of its internal memory to bring our customers its innovative and unique features. We appreciate this issue being raised and we will improve… Read more