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GALAXY S 4 Google Edition made real with Vanilla Android

GALAXY S 4 Google Edition made real with Vanilla Android

This week Hugo Barra spoke up at Google I/O 2013 on the devices that make Android a unique and powerful system, including the HTC One and the Samsung GALAXY S 4. This introduction moved quickly to a Google Edition of the Samsung GALAXY S 4. This version of the device will be working on AT&T and T-Mobile 4G LTE with a 16GB internal storage and a vanilla flavoring of Android. This will be sold through the Google Play and will receive updates straight from the company.

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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 Play Services expand with Maps leading the pack

Google Play Services expand with Maps leading the pack

Google's Hugo Barra is on stage right now at Google I/0 2013, and he's talking about Google Play Services, with the Google Maps API being one of the first to come into fruition. The company just launched even more location APIs for Google Maps that come with faster and more precise location awareness and geofencing capabilities.

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Google confirms over 900 million Android activations, 48bn app installs

Google confirms over 900 million Android activations, 48bn app installs

Today we've just officially kicked off Google I/O, and to start things off Google's own Sundar Pichai is on the stage talking about the past, the future, personal computing and more. And right out of the gate we're already getting to the good stuff. Talking Android, Chrome, numbers and of course Android. Today Google is proud to announce that they've nearly reached the 1 billion mark.

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Google I/O 2013 Keynote Livestream: 3hrs of geek-fun!

Google I/O 2013 Keynote Livestream: 3hrs of geek-fun!

We're headed into the final countdown for the Google I/O 2013 opening keynote, with the scene set for a solid three hours of Android, Chrome, and other news. Kicking off at 9am Pacific (12pm Eastern; 5pm BST) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, the whole event is being live-streamed, and you can watch it all unfold after the cut. We're just thirty minutes away, though the developer-centric festivities continue until the end of the week.

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