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Nexus TV next up from Google: Android, Netflix, Hulu, simplicity

Nexus TV next up from Google: Android, Netflix, Hulu, simplicity

This afternoon a bit of light has been shined on the next generation in Google's play for the living room, a device code-named Nexus TV. This machine has been chatted about over the past couple of years, moving in and out of talks on Google TV, the company's current headliner television product alongside Chromecast. What Google TV lacks, Nexus TV will make up for - this isn't a product Google is going to be taking lightly.

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Android 4.4.1 imminent to fix Nexus 5 camera woes

Android 4.4.1 imminent to fix Nexus 5 camera woes

Google is readying Android 4.4.1 for imminent release, primarily tackling the mediocre camera performance of the Nexus 5, the company has confirmed, with particular emphasis on speed and reliability. The Nexus 5's 8-megapixel camera and new HDR+ mode were billed as particular strengths when the Google phone first launched, but enthusiasm soon soured when users discovered it could be slow, prone to blurring, and unpredictable as to when it was done taking images. Now, Google promises, that's all changing in Android 4.4.1.

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HP Slate7 and Slate8 Pro tablets square off against Nexus 7

HP Slate7 and Slate8 Pro tablets square off against Nexus 7

It's not often that a single tablet is able to contend with the whole entire rest of the gadget universe, but that's exactly what's happening with the likes of the Nexus 7 - as proven once again with the release of HP's newest set of slates. The HP Slate7 Plus and Slate7 Extreme join the Slate8 Pro in Android tablet releases just in time for the holiday season, NVIDIA Tegra processors in the lot of them. They've all got a bone to pick with Google's own ASUS-made Nexus 7, of course, with this generation rocking Qualcomm Snapdragon silicon rather than last year's Tegra 3.

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Nexus flaw sees Android phones crash after SMS overload

Nexus flaw sees Android phones crash after SMS overload

Google's Nexus smartphones are susceptible to a messaging glitch that can force them to reboot or disconnect, security researchers have discovered, with handsets running recent versions of Android falling victim to special SMS messages. When around 30 so-called Flash SMS messages - which are displayed on-screen but not stored - are sent to a Nexus 5, Nexus 4, or Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.x versions, Bogdan Alecu found, the phones can either unexpectedly reboot or drop its data connection.

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Google Play for Education setup app brings Nexus into the classroom

Google Play for Education setup app brings Nexus into the classroom

Google Play for Education -- the program that leverages certain tablets and educational apps for K-12 classrooms -- now has a setup app that should make it relatively easy to initiate the program. School administrators who want to enable their bulk-purchased tablets to receive content from the Education Store can configure the tablets using the app. From there, integrating any of 30,000 education apps should be a breeze.

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Project Svelte: Android 4.4 KitKat works on entry-level thanks to modded Nexus 4

Project Svelte: Android 4.4 KitKat works on entry-level thanks to modded Nexus 4

In the creation of the newest version of Google's mobile operating system Android 4.4 KitKat, the developers responsible for testing it did so on modified Nexus 4 devices. One key element in the creation of the full feature set of Android 4.4 KitKat was "Project Svelte", a name for a goal that was to bring the software to any device running a mere 512MB of RAM. To create a system that worked this way, Android developers didn't go out and grab a 512MB smartphone, they crippled their Nexus 4 devices to do the work instead.

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