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Google Play Newsstand: what is it?

Google Play Newsstand: what is it?

This week you'll have a new Google service available to you straight from Google itself, one going by the name of Google Play Newsstand. This interface allows Google Play to roll with Magazines, Newspapers, and even Blog Feeds in a single centralized location, one that's available to the masses just as the Google Play store's many other outlets are today.

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Google Play Music iOS release live: All Access included for a month

Google Play Music iOS release live: All Access included for a month

Today Google has released its own Google Play Music app for iOS, working on the iPhone and iPod touch with a unique iPad version coming in the near future. At the moment you’ll find this version of Google Play Music missing the “I’m feeling lucky” option to roll the dice and listen to music based on your previous listening action, but essentially everything else is ready to roll. This app is free on the iTunes App Store and works with Google accounts to bring the user their entire cloud-based music collection.

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Google Play Store to debut on BlackBerry 10.2.1, images suggest

Google Play Store to debut on BlackBerry 10.2.1, images suggest

The newest BlackBerry OS build, 10.2.1, could allow the Google Play Store to be installed, letting users download and install Android apps to run on BlackBerry devices--if the four leaked photos shown below are to be believed. PhotoShop is always a suspect, but the images are plausible. As long as they represent a genuine near-future reality, BlackBerry users will soon no longer have to side-load Android apps.

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Nexus 8 no more: Google “fixes” photo

Nexus 8 no more: Google “fixes” photo

The Android underground was aflutter yesterday as keen-eyed obsessives spotted a device in press photo for Android they didn't recognize - so they called it the Nexus 8. This device looked to be sporting a display significantly larger than that of the Nexus 7 while it kept similar-sized chassis. So similar, it would appear today, that changing the device into a Nexus 7 was only a matter of re-adjusting the display.

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Nexus 5 16GB back in stock at Google Play Store

Nexus 5 16GB back in stock at Google Play Store

The newly launched Nexus 5 was only up on the Google Play Store for a short time before the 16GB version was flagged as out of inventory, with first the black version being depleted followed shortly by the white version. Fortunately, those who wanted to get the cheaper of the two models have only had to a wait a single day, with both varieties again being available from the Play Store.

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Nexus 5 release set for November 1st

Nexus 5 release set for November 1st

It's a Happy Halloween today as Google releases information on the Nexus 5, their newest in a line of devices running with their own brand of pure Android. This device works with Android 4.4 KitKat, a cross-branding effort with Nestle aimed directly at this candy-laden holiday. Release of this smartphone is preceded by details about its innards, also given a full run-down this early day candy-coated chocolate festival of a celebratory day.

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Nexus 5 and 10 2013 imminent even as fakes appear

Nexus 5 and 10 2013 imminent even as fakes appear

This morning the 2013 edition of the Nexus 10 seemed (at first) to appear on Google Play with specifications galore - it was quickly realized by those with keen eyes for terrible fakes that the screenshots of this occurrence were fake. In other words - Google did not mess up and list anything on Google Play - but additional clues do continue to suggest that the device may be real anyway. One of these is the suggestion by no less than Google's Vic Gundotra himself. UPDATE: Nexus 5 now appearing in the UK and Netherlands.

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Google Play Newsstand code identified in Play Store 4.4

Google Play Newsstand code identified in Play Store 4.4

In their ongoing teardown of Play Store 4.4, Android Police have found multiple mentions of a "Play Newsstand" that could turn out to be a one-price news subscription service similar in structure to Play Music All Access. This could give users unlimited access to premium news content for a monthly subscription fee. The code also indicates that the service would, if activated, allow for a free trial of the rumored digital news service.

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