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    Google initially introduced us to Android @Home at Google I/O in 2011. Up to that point, Android was powering smartphones, tablets, and some set top boxes, but that was about it. With Android @Home, it seemed that Google wanted to make Android the one-stop-shop for home automation. Various home appliances and fixtures could tie into an open ecosystem, all of which would play nicely with products powered by Android. It was a marvelous vision of what the future could hold -- and then it fizzled out. However, thanks to a recent acquisition, all hope may not be lost. Thought it may not be ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Windows 8.1 and all the changes we've seen in the preview and we also talk about some display form-factors to be considered. Then we talk about BlackBerry, the company's terrible quarter results and the amount of units sold. Android 4.3 is next as there's a leaked ROM for the Galaxy S4 and how you can also get it. We later take a look at some leaked photos of the Sony Honami which just made the headlines. We end today's show talking about Google's future move to build a smart watch, a game console, and a more affordable Nexus Q as part of ...

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    Rumors of a Google-made Android smartwatch have been around for months. Back in early 2013, we heard that Google might be working over the details of such a project, deciding whether or not it would move forward on it. Now, sources known to The Wall Street Journal report that Google's gone ahead with development of the Android smartwatch, but that's not the only way it's branching Android out beyond smartphones and tablets. We've already seen evidence that might suggest Google was planning a sequel to last year's crashed-on-takeoff Nexus Q. While that model seemed quite expensive for what ...

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    Google's got a new version of its Google Play Movies & TV app out today, updating the program's UI to match the card-based Now look that's become the company's recent design language. It also gets a new Watch Now feature to offer suggestions about what shows or films you might want to check out next – altogether, a solid little update. However, this release is getting some negative attention in certain circles, after the discovery that it breaks compatibility with last year's Nexus Q. We know, we know – the Nexus Q is long dead, and any desire to see it keep functioning is just ...

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    The Nexus Q is unquestionably the black sheep of the Nexus family to date (yes, more than any CDMA Galaxy Nexus). After making its debut last summer, the project quickly went off the rails and fizzled-out before it really had a chance. This year, we were wondering if Google might take a second stab at the idea of a home Android-based media playback system, but no Nexus Q made an appearance at Google I/O. In fact, when the new Google All Access music system debuted and it specifically didn't support the Nexus Q – an Android built from the ground up for audio playback, it felt like this ...

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    What will be announced at Google I/O 2013? That's the question of the hour, especially for supporters and enthusiasts of Google's wildly popular mobile platform. The developer conference is generally where Google unveils its latest groundbreaking products, where we were first introduced to the Nexus Q, Nexus 7, Project Glass and Jelly Bean last year. Skydivers jumped from a plane, BMX riders jumped over building gaps, and one crazed man ran down the side of a building, all to demo Glass to the world, and to deliver a Glass unit to Sergey Brin on stage. Word has it, this year's I/O will be ...

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    Google I/O 2013 is only a month or so away, so let's jump right into our guesses and hopes for what we'll see at Google's biggest conference of the year. For those who may not know, Google I/O isn't all about Android -- Google covers a wide variety of technology and services, and tries to cover a lot of everything at the conference. This year we expect to hear more about Google+, Chrome, HTML5 improvements, APIs, Google TV, home automation, and yes, Android will be in there somewhere. Google Now At last year's Google I/O we saw Google's answer to Siri: Google Now. Since then we've seen a ...

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    If your phone or tablet is in Google's Nexus family you can quickly and easily restore your device to the latest, stock image. If you've already applied a custom ROM and don't want it anymore, want to force an update to the lastest version of Android, or even convert your YAKJUxx Galaxy Nexus to a TAKJU or YAKJU version for faster OTA updates, this is how you do it. Before we get started, following these instructions will wipe what's on your device, and anytime we talk about flashing there's a risk (albeit slight) that your device may never wake up again. Proceed at your own risk. Next, ...

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    Google has several different product lines, each one geared to different use case scenarios. Typical people tend to use their electronics in one of three "experiences": 10-inch, 2-foot, and 10-foot. The 10-inch experience When we hold our device in our hands at approximately 10-inches from our face, we're probably using a smartphone or tablet. Either of these is very touch-centric. Keyboards are on-screen and are usually tapped with one finger or two-thumbs at a time. Icons and words are relatively small because the device is relatively close to our eyes. The 2-foot experience Once we put ...

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    A few days ago Michael wrote an article about how how Samsung is ruining the Galaxy brand. There's no question that Samsung has some very high-end, well-built phones that carry the "Galaxy" moniker. There are also some "Galaxy" devices that don't serve to build up the Galaxy brand, instead they're trying to ride the wave of popularity that the "good" Galaxy devices have built up over time. The Galaxy Camera, really Samsung? This got me thinking about the other forefront Android brand, Google's own Nexus. What is a "Nexus"? Just what is a "Nexus"? According to Dictionary.com, "Nexus" is a ...

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    We all like to get new stuff, right? Over time, new stuff turns into old stuff, and old stuff isn't cool (at least not until it's "retro", then it's cool all over again). One of the perks of being a product reviewer is the ability to play with evaluate new products and new technology -- sometimes before it's even released to the general public.  Alas, we have to send back our shiny new toys evaluation units far too soon. It's not a fair comparison While we try to be as honest and unbiased as we can about the products we review, there is one signification difference in the products we ...

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