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Nexus 12 tablet concept, more Nexus 8 rumors hit the web

While the Nexus 5 is the only new Nexus device that was launched by Google alongside Android 4.4 KitKat, new reports have detailed new alleged Nexus 8 sightings and a Nexus 12 tablet concept.<p>Meet the Nexus 12 dream<p>From the start, we’re going to tell you that this is a concept, imagined by an …

Google to Automatically Update Android's Chromium-based WebView

Google today announced it plans to eventually serve automatic updates to Android’s WebView just like it does for its Chrome browser. The latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat, has a Chromium-powered WebView component, bringing the same rendering engine and software …

CyanogenMod arrives in Google Play store with one-click installer for your Android phone

Two months after raising $7 million to build a better version of Android, CyanogenMod has released a one-click installer to put its custom firmware on your Android device. Installation requires the phone to be tethered to a Windows PC via a USB cable. A companion PC app will be released later today …

Android dominates 81 percent of world smartphone market

For the first time ever, Android has hit more than 80 percent market share for smartphone shipments worldwide.<p>The new Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker was released on Tuesday by IDC, which detailed third-quarter numbers for all smartphone shipments worldwide. A total of 261.1 million …

Android 4.4 KitKat heading to Nexus 7 and 10 starting today

Google has just announced that Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 owners will wait no longer for their upgrade to Android 4.4, as the OTA update is starting today. To be clear, however, the new code is only rolling to WiFi-only 7-inch slates, so folks owning tablets with mobile data will have to wait. Naturally, …

Google Street View conquers Venice

With its winding network of canals, cobblestone alleys and streets, the car-free city of Venice always presented a challenge to the Google Street View team. But today, thanks to "superfit" Google employees who spent two months walking around the city with a camera strapped to their back, the …

ASUS Chromebook Planned For Early Next Year

In September of this year, Google promised we’d see Chromebooks from multiple device manufacturers over the months ahead. Google gave particular attention to newly-designed releases from Acer and HP, as well as new entrants ASUS and Toshiba. These Chromebooks would be powered by Intel Haswell’s …

Samsung plans to release smartphone with wraparound display next year: Bloomberg

Samsung has led the curved display "movement" with the introduction of its Galaxy Round smartphone, but apparently the company isn't satisfied stopping there. Bloomberg today claims that Samsung will release a handset featuring a wraparound display at some point next year. According to the report, …