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Nexus 7 refresh tipped for summer; how it differs from the original

Nexus 7 refresh tipped for summer; how it differs from the original

The original Google Nexus 7 tablet (as manufactured by ASUS) has been tipped to be getting a refresh with new hardware and a launch time around June or July. This updated piece of equipment would, if this set of predictions turns true, have the tablet ready to be re-introduced at Google I/O 2013, the company's developer conference. This conference begins next week, starting on Wednesday the 15th of May, ending Friday.

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Google Wallet physical card plans reportedly axed last-minute by CEO Page

Google Wallet physical card plans reportedly axed last-minute by CEO Page

Google has scrapped plans to launch a physical Google Wallet credit card at Google IO next week, it's reported, focusing instead on the digital wallet and NFC functionality baked into Android smartphones. The company had intended to reveal the credit card - which was to be black with a rainbow "W", so AllThingsD reports - at its annual developer event, but wonky run-throughs and concerns from management that the scheme was insufficiently futuristic saw it knocked from the schedule.

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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean upgrade hits the web in secret [UPDATE]

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean upgrade hits the web in secret [UPDATE]

Though you're not going to be able to work with it yourself until later this month (at the earliest), the next big upgrade to Google's mobile operating system is out there in the wild right this minute. As Google I/O 2013 approaches, so too have suggestions that Google will reveal a collection of feature upgrades for their most basic mobile operating system software. At the moment the signs of life for Android 4.3 are small, but they're there - having appeared for the first time here on SlashGear earlier this week!

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Google Now hits iOS as Android assistant exclusivity ends

Google Now hits iOS as Android assistant exclusivity ends

Today it's been announced by Google that their premiere Android-only system* has begun its trip to iOS: Google Now for iPad and iPhone. This system will bring on a combination of Google Search and personalized everyday "cards" showing what a user - you, if you're using Google Now - wants to know about every day elements like weather, sports, and calendar items.

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Google I/O 2013 tipped to bring Nexus 4 LTE with Key Lime Pie

Google I/O 2013 tipped to bring Nexus 4 LTE with Key Lime Pie

This week the rumors are running like mad with Google's next-edition Nexus device being revealed not as the Nexus 5 (not yet, at least), but the LG-made Nexus 4 with a newly enlarged standard 32GB internal storage size and 4G LTE connectivity. This device will quite likely be revealed as the first hero smartphone to be running Google's own Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, the newest edition of their mobile operating system - also not yet confirmed by the company.

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Google Glass Explorer Edition to ship to developers next month

Google Glass Explorer Edition to ship to developers next month

Developers will be getting their hands on their Google Glass Explorer Edition really soon. At the Google Ventures event today, Google stated that its going to be shipping Google Glasses to developers within the next month. It's hoping to get the gadgets into the hands of developers before its major event of the year, Google Glass I/O, takes place. Google's a bit off from its previous speculated ship date, but its better late than never.

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Motorola X Phone render “leaked”: 5 specifications to make you freak

Motorola X Phone render “leaked”: 5 specifications to make you freak

As we draw ever nearer the developer conference known as Google I/O 2013, tips and rumors (and today a 3D rendering) of a Motorola-made "X Phone" have made their way to the public. What we're seeing here is an illustrated version of what a tipster has suggested will be what the upcoming Google Nexus device will bring to the market this spring, with a possible reveal hitting in early May as Google's convention takes place. Along with the rendering from GSMArena has come a set of specifications that are sometimes fabulous, sometimes bafflingly low-grade.

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Google I/O 2013 sells out in under an hour

Google I/O 2013 sells out in under an hour

This morning (less than an hour ago, in fact) the developer conference known as Google I/O 2013 sold its tickets out in what may be record time. According to last year's record, the big G sold out all of its tickets - regular and academic - in less than 15 minutes, while the year before that it was, once again, "less than an hour." This year we'll have to wait for the official clock from Google to get their view on the situation, but by our watch, the event sold out in 45 minutes.

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