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Moto X Google Play Edition appearing later this year

Moto X Google Play Edition appearing later this year

Though we've yet to hear from LG, the third of four of the biggest Android device manufacturers in the United States, Motorola, is about to come to the Google Play store amid its first big outing this week. This device is described as the relaunch of Motorola after the Google acquisition, released in the summer of 2013 as the first top-to-bottom Google-influenced Motorola handset. Now where's the Google Play edition?

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SlashGear 101: What is Chromecast?

SlashGear 101: What is Chromecast?

Google's Chromecast device is a Web media player, introduced by the company just a bit over a year after they first showed of a machine with very similar capabilities: the Nexus Q. Where the Nexus Q came into play as a bocce-ball-sized TV "box", Chromecast is the size of a USB dongle, small enough to fit in your pocket. It connects through a television's full-sized HDMI port and you'll be able to pull it up with the input button on your television remote, the same as you would a DVD player.

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Google Play Games app now available

Google Play Games app now available

We knew the Google Play Games app would be arriving in the Play Store some time today, and now it is officially available for download. The same app will come pre-loaded on the newly announced Nexus 7 tablet, and will serve as a central hub of sorts for viewing game achievements, leaderboards, checking out what friends are playing, and all that good stuff.

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Nexus 7 2 details swirl amid price cuts and Android 4.3

Nexus 7 2 details swirl amid price cuts and Android 4.3

While the ASUS-made 7-inch Google tablet continues to be one of their best-selling devices - one of their only devices sold directly through Google Play, to be fair - it has been well over a year since the Nexus 7 was first introduced. Though it has had upgrades in the internal storage department, suggestions of an answer to Apple's next-generation iPad mini have begun to converge here in the summer of 2013.

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Gmail “categories” update hits Android and web with one-click activation

Gmail “categories” update hits Android and web with one-click activation

This week the folks responsible for creating the Gmail environment for email on devices ranging from desktop all-in-ones down to the smallest smartphone have begun unrolling their previously announced "Categories" update. This version of Gmail allows users to employ a rather simple system for categorizing emails, most of this activated and sorted automatically where, in the past, all was based only on keywords and email addresses.

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