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    We're just hours away from HTC's next big event, but one of the company's most anticipated new products isn't one we expect to see at this “double exposure” gathering: the Nexus 9 tablet. Evidence for the tablet's existence has been arriving at unprecedented level in recent weeks, most recently as a picture of the slate itself leaked. But for all we have managed to see, the tablet has remained an unconfirmed rumor. That may finally be changing, as we hear a report that an HTC exec has supposedly verified the manufacturer's plans for the Nexus 9. HTC's Jack Tong, president of HTC North ...

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    Last week, Google I/O brought us some early looks at a few different ways Android is expanding to find homes on new device, with new form factors, while providing a situation-aware interface that means that not everything's going to look like a shrunken-down or blown-up phone. Just as Android Wear keeps things simple and uncluttered to fit its smaller display, Android Auto gives drivers the information they need without being excessively distracting, and Android TV lets us navigate its menus from ten feet away. Considering how important the look and feel of each of these Android branches ...

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    Google's really been stepping up its efforts to being Android into the living room, and following last year's release of Chromecast, we saw the company announce Android TV at I/O yesterday. The platform will take full advantage of new tech arriving in Android L this fall, and during its keynote announcement Google revealed a few different forms Android TV will take. In addition to direct integration with new TV sets from companies like Sharp and Sony, Android TV will be available as an external device connected to “dumb” TVs. Today we hear from one of the OEMs producing such a box, as ...

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    Google has not been letting us down when it comes to confirming a lot of the big Google I/O notes we were expecting the company to hit, and following a number of leaks pointing to the launch of Android TV, Google's gone ahead and confirmed the project. Android TV makes full use of the arrival of new features in Android L, giving devices the ability to accept live video input - this allows Android TV hardware to superimpose its UI over a stream from an external source, like a cable box. The interface is designed to minimize complexity, allowing control with as little as a simple directional ...

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    One of Google's most successful devices from last year was quite surprising -- the Chromecast. The little inexpensive streaming stick is now learning new tricks at Google I/O. It will now work without it being on the same network as the device you're using to Cast, mirror your Android screen to the big screen, and more. The first new Google Cast feature is quite self explanatory. Even if the device you want to Cast from is not on the same WiFi network as a friend's Chromecast, you need not nag said friend for their WiFi password (which they may have forgotten due to length). Even on a ...

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    In case you can't bring yourself to wait just a few more hours, it's (almost) confirmed. A report from The Wall Street Journal and an app changelog prematurely published by the developer of Riptide GP2 -- Vector Unit -- have revealed that an Android TV set-top box is likely coming today, along with some of the features it may have. One of the key features of the one Android TV set-top box expected to be demoed is gaming integration with Android. There seemingly is a smooth handoff between playing on your phone and playing the same game on your TV, which brings us to our next point -- the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the demo of Windows Phone in the car that was recently shown at Microsoft's Build conference. Motorola follows as we get rumors of a Moto X+1 in the works as the follow-up to the Moto X. Samsung follows the news as we get new rumors of the Samsung Gear Solo, which is a smartphone/smartwatch in its own way. Google later brings us new rumors of Android TV that might be coming soon. We end today's show talking about how Phil Schiller complains about Apple's own ads lately. All this and more after the break. Stories: - “Windows Phone in the ...

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    The recent introduction of Android Fire TV has renewed the conversation about the connected living room, though it's not one that really ever left our thoughts altogether, especially with all this talk about a new Apple TV hanging over our head. There's also been a rumor going back a while now that Google itself might be taking another stab at the TV, with an effort just a little more substantial than Chromecast. While last year we were talking about something like a gaming console, the story has now shifted to something much more media-focused, and a leak that arrived this past weekend ...

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