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Google Nexus 5X pre-orders will probably start shipping soon as cards are charged

Although Google previously announced that LG Nexus 5X pre-orders will start shipping by October 22nd, it looks like some lucky customers might get their hands on the new LG-made Nexus handsets sooner than anticipated.

Some of those who have pre-ordered the LG Nexus 5X have recently started seeing their order status change to “Processing”, with credit/debit cards being charged for their order. Usually when a company starts charging cards, the product is ready to start shipping.

If you’re more interested in the Huawei Nexus 6P, then note that some orders …

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Google Play Store to soon reorganize the main navigation options

It looks like there are changes coming to the Google Play Store to change the way you navigate content. The big change is to switch from having six category tabs at the top of the Play Store home page – apps, games, movies & TV, music, books, and newsstand – there will now be just two options – apps & games, and entertainment.
As you can see in the image above, the change will create two main tabs on the Play Store home page, one for apps & games and one for entertainment. The end result does create a cleaner look and an spot for the big …

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Google Nexus 5X release date looms closer: starts shipping on October 22nd

The release date for the Google Nexus 5X is looming closer. The smaller of the two new Nexus phones will leave warehouses and start shipping to customers on October 22nd and it should take no longer than a few days until it ends up in customer’s hands. Previously, Google has only vaguely said that the phone will be available in October, but having a specific date adds some certainty.

The Nexus 5X is the successor to one of the most popular devices in the Nexus series – the 2013 Nexus 5. The new phone is also made by LG and features a somewhat similar …

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Google starts deep linking iOS apps from Safari, throws shade at Apple

Apple usually isn’t all that subtle when it comes to putting down competitors, especially Google. But, Google tends to be a bit more passive aggressive with its jabs, and that shows again in the new announcement to developers talking about how to deep link to iOS apps from Google search results in the Safari browser.This means that a search result for a location will show as a deep link that bumps users directly to that place page within an app like Yelp. 

Of course, in the announcement Google couldn’t help mentioning that not only has Android had this feature for a long …

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Pichai makes his first personnel moves as Google CEO

Following the restructuring that made Google a subsidiary of umbrella company Alphabet, the search giant had a new CEO in Sundar Pichai. The executive, you might recall, had replaced Andy Rubin as the top dog at Android after Rubin decided to call it quits. Today, Pichai made his first personnel moves as the top executive at Google.

Pichai is calling upon Hiroshi Lockheimer to take the reigns as SVP of Android, Chrome OS and Chromecast. Lockheimer previously served as Android VP and has been with Google since 2006. In another move, Neal Mohan jumps from garden variety VP of display and video …

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Google: Android Lollipop is now installed on 23.5% of active devices

Yesterday Google published the updated Android Distribution numbers for October, stats that show which Android versions are the most popular among active devices. The numbers are compiled based on the Android devices that visited the Play Store in the seven days ending October 5th.

Since last month, Android Lollipop – the name given to the 5.0 and 5.1 versions of Google’s mobile OS – rose slightly to 23.5% from 21% in terms of user adoption. All of the older Android versions dropped in popularity as devices got updated or owners upgraded to newer products. Considering …

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9 key differences between the Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

That’s right folks – this year around, Google announced not one but two new Nexus devices. One to satisfy users who are looking for that bang-for-buck affordable quality that made the 2013 Nexus 5 famous, and one to please customers who prefer their phone to have that premium flair to it – and a huge screen to boot. We are talking about the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, of course.

Now, if you’re a devout Android fan, in love with the stock experience that the Nexus line provides, you’ve been probably foaming at the mouth for months now, waiting for the new phones to be …

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Unannounced Motorola Droid Maxx 2 mentioned by Google, could be released soon

Google has seemingly confirmed the fact that the unannounced Motorola Droid Maxx 2 is nothing else but a re-branded Moto X Play (a handset that’s been available since August in various markets outside the US).

On a list of devices optimized for Android Screen casting, Google is showing that the “Droid Maxx 2 (Verizon)” and the “Moto X Play (rest of the world)” are one and the same phone. Of course, this doesn’t tell us anything about the launch of the Droid Maxx 2, though we expect Verizon and Motorola to officially announce and release the smartphone in the near future.

Just like …

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Google patent application sees Glass type device producing holographic images for the user

A patent filing made by Google envisions a world where a Google Glass type wearable could produce holographic images for users. The actual title of the patent application is “Lightguide With Multiple In-Coupling Holograms For Head Wearable Display.” With Glass currently on hiatus, as they say in the television industry, there are reports that Google plans on bringing the wearable back under the Project Aura heading.

With the possible use of holograms, the content called up by the Glass wearer could interact with the background seen through a lens mounted on the device. According to the patent …

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Google Photos for iOS receives an update allowing you to label faces, share animation, and more

Google Photos for iOS has been updated to version 1.4, allowing you to share animation via WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. In the U.S. only, you can label people who are pictured in photographs. Once you have these people labeled, you can merge face groups, search for specific people, and even combine specific search terms (Fred at the ballpark in Cleveland).

Other changes allow the app to open faster, and the new version comes with bug fixes and performance improvements. One thing missing is support for Chromecast, which Google promises is coming soon.

The Google Photos for iOS …

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