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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’s 2013 I/O schedule shows single keynote event

Google’s 2013 I/O schedule shows single keynote event

Google has published its 2013 I/O conference schedule, and it seems it is shaking things up a bit. Shirking the usual two-day keynote speeches, which are more or less split halfsies down the middle between Android and Chrome, this time around the conference will be featuring a single keynote event on May 15.

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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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Google I/O tickets on sale now: Get ’em while they’re hot!

Google I/O tickets on sale now: Get ’em while they’re hot!

Tickets to Google's annual Google I/O developer event, taking place in mid-May 2013, have gone on sale, prompting the usual mad rush to secure attendance before all seats are taken. Sales began at 7AM PDT across the globe, with tickets priced at $900 for a general attendee or $300 if you can prove you're a student or faculty member; Google says there will be 5,500 I/O attendees this year, with topics of discussion including Android, Google+, Glass, Google TV, and more.

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Google packs its I/O 2013 website with Easter eggs

Google packs its I/O 2013 website with Easter eggs

Google is known for its liberal use of Easter eggs among its products and software, and the Google I/O 2013 website is no exception. The website was just updated, and it is packed full of Easter eggs and fun surprises to hunt down. Check out a few of them after the jump, then head over to the website yourself to see how many of them you can find.

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Google I/O registration starts March 13, Google+ and Google Wallet required

Google I/O registration starts March 13, Google+ and Google Wallet required

Google I/O is coming a bit earlier this year. The event is set for May 15-17, which is over a month earlier than last year's Google I/O conference, which took place towards the end of June. However, we could see some good things come out of the conference. If you're planning on attending, registration officially opens on March 13 at 7 am PT.

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Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie will release this spring according to Qualcomm leak

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie will release this spring according to Qualcomm leak

A few days ago, one of Qualcomm's roadmaps leaked all over the Internet before getting pulled after Android Police, which first reported on it, got a nastygram over copyright infringement. While the original leak showed some sensitive information about Qualcomm, new information from the leaked slides has appeared, pointing to a spring release of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.

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