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LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition updated to Android 4.4.4

The LG G Pad 8.3 is probably among the best Google Play Edition tablets available, but owners were feeling let down when the Android 4.4.3 update failed to show up. We are now finding out this is because Google and LG had bigger plans in mind. The LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition (LG-V510) is …

As Fitness Apps Explode, Google Fit Promises To Shape Them Up

<i>ReadWriteBody is an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self.</i><p>Fitness apps are hitting the big leagues, with downloads and usage soaring off the charts. As a result, Google and Apple are aiming to sign up developers for their teams and coach them to …

Walmart to cut iPhone 5C and 5S prices on Friday

In a move that could signal the imminent launch of iPhone 6, Walmart is drastically cutting its iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S prices.<p>A Walmart spokesperson told CNET that as of Friday, the iPhone 5C 16GB will cost $29, down from $49, and the iPhone 5S 16GB will cost $99, down from $149. The new prices …

Mobile Technology

Round vs. square: Smartwatch design divide steals Google I/O spotlight

The most divisive debate rippling through the smartwatch community is not about software, price point, or battery life. Rather, it centers on a simple design choice: should watch faces be round or square?<p>That couldn't have been more evident than when Google Senior VP Sundar Pichai wrapped up the …

Wearable Tech

We just played with Android's L Developer Preview

By releasing a Developer Preview of the next version of Android (only known as "L" for now), Google is walking new ground -- and it's blazing a glorious path that will greatly benefit the platform going forward. Developers and manufacturers will no longer be in the dark for upcoming firmware …

REPORT: Apple Is Already Developing Its First Smart Home Devices

Although Apple unveiled its HomeKit platform for developers at this year's WWDC, the company is now working on actual hardware products for everyday users.<p>Gurman's sources haven't specified exactly what types of devices Apple is working on, but they did reportedly say that the connected home space …