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October 15, 2014

Google officially introduces Android 5.0 Lollipop, the 5th major edition of Android

Google has made the official introduction of the 5th major edition of Android, Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Android 5.0 Lollipop brings a plethora of functional improvements to the mobile operating system, but that isn’t the complete extent of this update. One of the biggest enhancements that Lollipop brings has to do with its visual presentation, as Google has redesigned the user interface of the platform in a pretty thorough manner. In terms of UI structure – little has changed, but most visual elements have been tweaked to utilize Google’s new Material Design paradigm.

In a move that aims to improve user experience and provide consistency across [...]

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October 15, 2014

Google announces Nexus 6

Google has announced the Nexus 6 running Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The Nexus 6 is a 5.96-inch device with a QHD 2560×1440 pixel AMOLED display covered with Gorilla Glass 3. It runs Qualcomm’s brand new Snapdragon 805 processor at 2.7Ghz, and sports 3GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage.

The 13MP camera on the back has an F2.0 lens that shoots 4K video at 30fps, while the front-facing camera comes in at 2MP. There’s a 3,220mAh battery inside, and the device supports ultra-fast charging.

There are dual front-facing speakers and a soft rubber finish similar to the new Moto X, available in Midnight Blue or Cloud White.

As for LTE bands, this is [...]

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October 15, 2014

Google announces Nexus 9, 8.9-inch Tablet coming November 3

Google has announced the Nexus 9, its first HTC-made tablet and the company’s first tablet measuring 8.9 inches in size.

In a blog post titled, “Be together. Not the same.” Google revealed the Nexus 9 alongside its newest smartphone, the Nexus 6, Android 5.0 Lollipop, and a new Nexus media player.

Along with its 8.9-inch 2048×1536-pixel pixel IPS LCD display, the Nexus 9 packs a 64-bit dual-core Tegra K1 chipset clocked to 2.3 GHz. This is coupled with Kepler graphics, and 16GB or 32GB of storage. There’s also an 8MP camera in the back, a 1.6MP camera in the front, HTC BoomSound speakers, and a 6,700 mAh battery.

Google is pushing the productivity “work and play” [...]

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September 17, 2014

New U.S. motoring laws could alter the design of Google’s driverless car

Leading UK law firm, Accident Advice Helpline comment on the new laws that all drivers must be able to take ‘immediate physical control’ of a vehicle

The California department of motor vehicles have introduced a new road safety rule which could completely alter the design of Google’s current driverless cars. The new rules state that all vehicles on Californian roads have to have a steering wheel and brake pedal; two things Google’s fleet of driverless cars do not currently have.

They state that drivers need to be able to take ‘immediate physical control’ of the car if needed. Leading UK law firm Accident Advice Helpline commented that:

“Google driverless cars claim to [...]

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