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SlashGear heads to Google I/O 2012 next week!

SlashGear heads to Google I/O 2012 next week!

It's less than a week from the biggest event for Google developers, Google I/O: with Android, Chrome, and more, and SlashGear will be bringing you the whole event from on-site! This event will have both SlashGear and Android Community speaking with developers as well as showing you hands-on looks at everything big approaching from the Google universe. In addition, our very own Vincent Nguyen will be working with the Google Developers Blog to present an inside look at what we're expecting as well as what we've experienced at the event from his perspective - join us!

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean headed for Google I/O

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean headed for Google I/O

This week one purchase on the Google Play store for hardware has suddenly become all the rage: the HSPA+ version of the Galaxy Nexus, complete with an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the works. That's what the device's description reads, anyway, and with Google I/O less than a week away, we're fully prepared to call it as well: a whole new update for Android is headed our way just one year after Ice Cream Sandwich was first introduced.

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Apple developers out-weigh Android in pre-WWDC Flurry report

Apple developers out-weigh Android in pre-WWDC Flurry report

It appears that in the war between Google's Android and Apple's iOS there's a whole heck of a lot more people excited to get in on WWDC than there are to hang out at Google I/O, so says Flurry Analytics. In their most recent report, Flurry begins by noting that they are tracking 500 million devices and 36 billion anonymous end user sessions a month, and from this they've shown that each month the amount of new project starts growing a giant way, but much more for Apple than it does for Android.

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New Android OS version hinted by Pandora developers

New Android OS version hinted by Pandora developers

Pandora Internet Radio's Android application has just been update this week with several fixes for bugs, user interface upgrades, and a hint that they know something we don't about the future of Android. In what's essentially a hint that we're sure thousands of users passed over without a thought, Pandora's developers may have accidentally spilled the beans. Promising "compatibility support for upcoming Android OS" the creators of Pandora may have let us know that Google is working with them to get prepared for their next generation in mobile operating system greatness.

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What Google won’t do with Motorola

What Google won’t do with Motorola

This week Motorola has finally officially been purchased by Google after being approved in all markets around the world - now what happens? You should know that neither Google nor Motorola have officially stated what their plans will be, so the following is of course merely speculation - as is every other report you're reading this week on this situation. That said, it's fairly clear what the possibilities are for Motorola and Google in the near future.

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Google I/O 2012 Streaming Video details revealed

Google I/O 2012 Streaming Video details revealed

This year's Google I/O has sold out in just a bit over 20 minutes, the fastest it's ever done so, and Google is well prepared for the "overwhelming" interest with video feeds galore! In addition, Google will be having Extended locations so you can get hands-on time with all of the hot Google action! What we've got below is details on all three days of technical Input/Output with streaming video sessions for all the most important moments!

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Android 5.0 Jelly Bean tipped for Q3 release

Android 5.0 Jelly Bean tipped for Q3 release

Actual details or information about Google's next major version of Android, 5.0 Jelly Bean is actually known at this point. The codename Jelly Bean is almost certain with many manufacturers such as ASUS confirming the name. Today more reports about the suggested release date were revealed by DigiTimes, quoting anonymous sources have stated we'll see Android 5.0 in Q3 instead of Q2 like earlier reports suggested.

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SlashGear 101: Android@Home

SlashGear 101: Android@Home

Google's vision for a network of accessories connected to one another and running on Android as their operating system is what they call Android@Home. This system was first presented at Google I/O 2011 at their Day One Keynote and stood to extend the Android OS to include new services and apps to discover, connect, and communicate with appliances and devices in the home. The following is a basic guide of what this project, Android@Home or the Android at Home Framework, entails as of today.

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