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Google was founded in 1996 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page. The company started off as a new search engine that became very popular and is the most commonly used to this day. Google began expanding its services by acquiring many companies such as Keyhole, Inc. and YouTube. In September 2008, the G1 was released, made by HTC the G1 was the first smartphone running Google's own Android operating system. Google continues to expand and innovate in several areas with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) being Google's first operating systems designed for tablet computers. Read on for the latest Google news, reviews and videos:

  • by | March 25, 2014 7:11 PM

    You've heard the news, you've read the review, you've watched our hands-on videos: have you made up your mind yet about HTC's new One? If you are itching to go ahead and buy yourself the company's latest smartphone, you've got a ton of options, and HTC has really gotten a leg up on Samsung and its Galaxy S5 today by making the new One immediately available. Just how you'll go about purchasing the phone depends on what edition you have in mind, and which carriers you're interested in using for service. Let's take a look at your options: Verizon is the only carrier in the US to offer the new ...

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  • by | March 21, 2014 11:25 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's new strategy to make Gmail more secure through encryption. Nokia follows the news as we get possible launch dates for the Nokia Lumia 630 and the Lumia 930. Apple is next as we get some odd rumors of the company planning to bring iTunes to Android devices. Oppo is next as we have the first 50 megapixel samples of the Find 7, and the results aren't that good. We end today's show talking about the rumors of the iPhone 6 disappointing in its megapixel count. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Gmail gets more secure as Google ...

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  • by | March 21, 2014 7:23 PM

    Google does a great job when it comes to selling some very affordable, competitively performing Android hardware: we've come to expect nothing less from the company's Nexus family. But for all those awesome values on smartphones and tablets, the accessory situation has been a lot less attractive. While it might sound nice to get an officially sanctioned case to go with your new Nexus 5 or Nexus 7, Google's prices are on the steep side of things, and the designs haven't always won us over. But for all their failings, at least you could be comfortable knowing that official cases are going to ...

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  • by | March 21, 2014 3:16 PM

    Google already takes advantage of the connections between all the services it offers to provide its users some convenient, time-saving tools. For instance, when you get a message in Gmail that mentions a time or date, Google automatically detects that text, underlines it, and gives you a quick way to add the event directly to your Google Calendar. From the looks of things, though, Google may be about to take this kind of automated system and really run with it, letting Google Now detect events in conversations you have from sources beyond just Gmail, and then suggest you add them to your ...

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  • by | March 21, 2014 3:15 PM

    In the last couple of months we've seen tremendous growth in the privacy sector of mobile devices, and that's logical given all the recent issues that surround certain US government agencies and the surveillance they practice. Products like the Blackphone couldn't be more timely in being launched at a time when people don't know who to trust with their most personal information, and now it seems that other bigger companies like Google are joining the wagon. Google has just announced that Gmail will be more secure in every single aspect. In the past, an HTTPS connection went from being ...

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  • by | March 21, 2014 1:20 PM

    One month ago, we learned about one of Google's latest fantastically ambitious projects, using sensor-equipped smartphones to gather 3D data from the world around them, creating an internal map of their surroundings: Project Tango. It remains to be seen how this kind of tech might find a home in consumer-focused handsets, but for the moment Google is just interested in getting Tango out to developers and letting them see what they could pull off with this new tool at their disposal. After soliciting applications, Google has chosen its participants, and today we get to check out one of ...

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  • by | March 20, 2014 3:13 AM

    There have been a lot of rumors concerning a future possible 8-inch Nexus tablet in the past, and, according to recent reports, it might be closer to the 9-inch form factor, at 8.9-inches in diagonal. Said rumors talk about an end-of-April timeframe, but a recent report mentions volume production for the 9-incher for July/August, for the Nexus 7 (2013) follow-up. "The expectation is [that] this will be a lower volume product, carrying a premium price tag to support the specifications", claims the report, which also mentions "high-performance" specifications. Google's Nexus line-up isn't ...

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  • by | March 19, 2014 8:14 PM

    Google Search isn't the only thing Google's updating today (come on, it is a Wednesday, after all), and we've picked up on one more update hitting Android users today, with a new version of its Android Keyboard going out. The big change (even if Google isn't making a big show out of it, with no official announcement that we've seen) is support for personalized suggestions. When enabled, the keyboard will attempt to learn from monitoring your usage which words you're likely to string together, improving the quality of the suggestions it offers. By tying to other Google apps and services, it ...

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  • by | March 19, 2014 7:03 PM

    Voice control for smartphones continues to evolve, and projects like Android Wear help really spell-out just how ubiquitous voice commands are about to get in the years to come. Today we learn about a small, but still pretty neat change coming to Google Search on your smartphone, letting you pull up you phone's camera app with the sound of your voice. All you have to do is tell Google to “take a picture” or “record a video,” and your phone's camera will fire up in the mode you mentioned, all ready for you to start capturing some memories. Sure, it's not as powerful as something ...

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  • by | March 19, 2014 2:20 PM

    This time last year, both Samsung's and HTC's flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S 4 and One, respectively, were the two phones most of us were eyeing as our next smartphones. The Galaxy S 4 was the least attractive of the pair, but it was packed to the brim with features, for better or worse. The premise of the multiple award-winning HTC One was more soulful and rootsy. As such, while the One had the same specifications, give or take, it had fewer features and seemingly less value, but a markedly better design and build quality. Naturally, this rivalry between Samsung and HTC, paired with ...

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  • by | March 19, 2014 12:18 PM

    For as much as we rely on Google's products and services, it's all too easy to forget that not everyone has the same level of access, and in many cases availability is highly constrained along international borders. Anytime that's about to change, and we learn that Google's making an effort to get its products available in new nations, we're eager to get the details. Earlier this month we heard Google talking about plans for beginning sales of Chromecast in a whole bunch of additional countries, and today we see confirmation of not just that change, but of a number of new areas where the ...

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  • by | March 19, 2014 8:01 AM

    Inbox Zero. It's become something of a myth in the Pocketnow Weekly recording studio ever since we started actively courting listener feedback all those months ago. Skip a listener-mail section here, another one there, and before you know it you've got a mountain of mail it'd take a whole episode to get through. So that's just what we're doing. Just like we did on episode 076, we're devoting an entire podcast to your missives. We'll hear from people concerned about dual-SIM stigma, people worried about the future of Apple, and people writing to remind us that the automated home isn't as ...

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  • by | March 18, 2014 11:31 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's re-launch of the iPad 4, and the birth of a cheaper iPhone 5c with 8GB of storage. We then talk about the iPhone 6 and the possibility of it getting optical image stabilization in its camera. HTC follows the news as we get possible launch dates for the M8. Google Now later takes the spotlight as we talk about the recent changes for better interaction with others. We end today's show talking about Google's announcement of Android wear, the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple brings back the ...

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  • by | March 18, 2014 8:08 PM

    Go stock or go home: the rallying cry of the serious Nexus device enthusiast. Ever since the Nexus One, the Nexus series of Android hardware has presented users with a simple, affordable, and dare we say elegant solution to keeping at the forefront of Android development without getting bogged down by OEM software. While recent rumors have suggested that the Nexus line as we know it may soon be undergoing some big changes, if not disappearing entirely as Google Play edition hardware rises to take its place, for the moment the Nexus brand is still going strong. Today we see Google keep ...

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  • by | March 18, 2014 7:47 PM

    When you think of Google these days, you think of a lot of things: search, Android, Chrome, and even a digital content store, aptly named Google Play. The last thing you would likely ever tie Google directly to is a physical retail location, a brick and mortar store. No less, a report surfaced late last week suggesting Google was about to do just that … again. Currently, Google has Android stores in Australia, which go by the name Androidland. This time, Google is looking for a physical retail location for all things Google in New York City, according to Crain's NY. It's looking at an ...

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