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Google Play game services launched cross-device and cross-platform

Google Play game services launched cross-device and cross-platform

This week the 6th annual Google I/O 2013 developers conference began with a series of Android announcements, picking up on Google Play game services as a central element in the future of the system - both cross-device and cross-platform. The keynote began with Google's Vic Gundotra speaking about how important it is that they reach out to this community year after year. He handed the mic over to Sundar Pichai almost immediately, who made the case for the ever-changing world with a photo of Google I/O compared to last year's event: a "sea of smartphones" compared to a single flip phone (guess which is which.)

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Google I/O 2013 behind-the-scenes preview tour: we’re here!

Google I/O 2013 behind-the-scenes preview tour: we’re here!

It's day zero at Google I/O 2013, the company's developer event made for and by developer groups and Google to strengthen their world of software, services, and everything in-between. SlashGear has gotten the opportunity to step behind-the-scenes at this event on registration day - that is, the day before everything begins. Here we'll begin to explore what's actually at the event with the hard evidence that only comes from on-site investigation right in the midst of the big setup.

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Apple’s WWDC conference sells out in 2 minutes

Apple’s WWDC conference sells out in 2 minutes

Just minutes ago SlashGear announced the on-sale marker for Apple's developer conference WWDC 2013 - now they're all sold out. Having literally hit refresh ourselves from the moment the tickets went on sale, it's appearing from here that Apple sold tickets out from start to finish in under 2 minutes. You'll find sources across the web suggesting 3 minutes and even 1 minute - stay tuned for official word from Apple as well.

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WWDC 2013 tickets on sale now – go grab em!

WWDC 2013 tickets on sale now – go grab em!

Apple's developer conference has been announced earlier this week and tickets for the event are on sale now. This event will take place at the Moscone Center as it has for several years and may well play host to a set of new devices in addition to software pushes for both mobile and desktop Apple environments. This event has in the past been home to reveals of devices such as the Retina display-toting MacBook Pro and the Apple iPhone 4.

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Nokia Lumia event inked in for mid-May

Nokia Lumia event inked in for mid-May

Nokia is preparing to unveil what looks to be the company's next Lumia smartphone during an event that they will host on May 14 in London. If recent rumors are on track, it could be the EOS that we've been hearing a lot about, which is said to be a Windows Phone device that packs in a PureView 41-megapixel camera.

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Xbox 720 event invite suggests first device reveal

Xbox 720 event invite suggests first device reveal

Today invitations have been issued to an event for the press that will reveal what Microsoft is suggesting will be "a new generation revealed" for the Xbox. This invitation notes that Don Mattrick will be present with the whole Xbox team and that a "special unveiling" will be taking place. This timeline and recent reports combined suggest this event will be the home of the official unveiling of the rumored Xbox 720.

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LG Optimus G Pro appears in press event invite

LG Optimus G Pro appears in press event invite

This week the folks at LG have revealed the contents of their soon-approaching press event for New York City: the smartphone known as the LG Optimus G Pro. This device has been released internationally and will be appearing in the United States with 4G LTE capabilities and a set of specifications not unlike that of the international edition. This device will be revealed with full details at the event which will take place on the first of May in the evening at a concert event.

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LG event invite tips Optimus G Pro for May 1st

LG event invite tips Optimus G Pro for May 1st

It's time again to get busy with an LG event for a massive release, this time in New York City with what we must assume is the LG Optimus G Pro for the United States! As the LG Optimus G Pro has been ramping up for release in all other areas of the earth save the USA, it's high time we got some massive smartphone action of our own - starting May 1st! Have a peek at the invite here and let's run down the clues as they come!

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Facebook Home and HTC First Hands-on

Facebook Home and HTC First Hands-on

It's the Facebook phone… but it's every phone. Facebook Home is here, and it wants to take control of your Android experience, a new software suite rather than a specific handset. Unveiled at Facebook HQ this morning, Home arrives on Android via the Play store from April 12 and splashes your photos and friends across the lockscreen and the homescreen. We've been playing with Facebook Home today on the HTC First, the first device to fit into Facebook's Home Program; read on for our first-impressions.

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