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Google Now has always been good at giving you relevant information about things like transit, emails, stocks, sport scores, etc. But everything it displays is linked to a Google product in some way, which means that even with Google's vast accessible information, the scope of what information Google Now can provide is limited. Today Google has announced an update for the Google application on Android. The update allows Google Now to display cards with relevant information from 40 different third party Android applications. The list of third party apps includes some big names like Lyft, Pandora, and Airbnb, and it's not hard to imagine how the ability to display relevant and actionable info in Google Now could make the experience of using these apps...

Android 4.1 hits AOSP, Verizon Galaxy Nexus regains AOSP Support

Earlier today Google released the Android 4.1 source code into AOSP (Android Open Source Project), as noted by JBQ in the usual Android Building group. The release is Android...

6 by Brian Klug on 7/9/2012

MHL and USB-OTG on the Nexus 7 - Mounting USB Storage Not Supported

Since posting the Nexus 7 mini review, I've gotten a lot of emails asking about whether USB-OTG for storage was currently supported or would be supported in the shipping...

47 by Brian Klug on 6/29/2012

Some Impressions and Benchmarks from Chrome on iOS

Earlier today, Google announced Chrome for iOS (iPhone and iPad), and thanks to Richard Gaywood finding a direct link to the App Store, I got the chance to play...

52 by Brian Klug on 6/28/2012

Google announces Chrome for iOS - iPhone and iPad

Google has just announced that Chrome is coming to the iOS App Store later today for iPad and iPhone at Google I/O 2012. Chrome on iOS looks superficially identical...

15 by Brian Klug on 6/28/2012

Google Nexus 7 and Android 4.1 - Mini Review

Today was an extremely busy day for Google, with the formal announcement of both Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and two new members of the Nexus family – the Nexus...

189 by Brian Klug on 6/28/2012

Google Announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Project Butter

Back at Mobile World Congress, both Anand and I heard rumblings that UI performance would be a huge emphasis in the next major release of Android. I remember being...

17 by Brian Klug on 6/27/2012

Google Makes ASUS Supplied Nexus 7 Tablet Official - Update: Play Store Page Live

Google just announced its first Nexus tablet, the Nexus 7. The specs are pretty much what we expected, including a 1280x800 LCD display, Tegra 3 SoC (probably T30L, we're...

31 by Brian Klug on 6/27/2012

Google I/O 2012 Keynote Day 1 - We're Here Live

We just got seated inside Moscone Center for Google I/O 2012. While some details of the Nexus 7 tablet and Q have been already released before the keynote...

7 by Brian Klug on 6/27/2012

T-Mobile 1900 MHz WCDMA outside Moscone Center - Air Interface Hands On

I just arrived in San Francisco, CA for Google I/O, which we'll be covering live tomorrow, providing the event's 5 GHz WiFi and backup Verizon LTE or AT&T LTE...

5 by Brian Klug on 6/26/2012

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity (TF700T) Review

Since the release of the first Eee Pad Transformer (can you believe it's only been about a year?), ASUS has released several members of the Eee Pad and Transformer...

112 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/25/2012

New Windows Start Screen Demoed on Lumia 900 running Windows Phone 7.8

We just caught up with Greg Sullivan, senior product manager for Windows Phone, who was showing off a Lumia 900 running a non-final Windows Phone 7.8 build. The WP7.8...

16 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Microsoft Announces First Windows Phone 8 Hardware Partners, Qualcomm SoCs Inside [Update: MSM8960]

Probably one of the biggest rumors leading up to the Windows Phone 8 announcement was some speculation that Qualcomm would lose its exclusive status as the sole SoC vendor...

44 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Existing Windows Phone 7 devices will get updated to Windows Phone 7.8, not Windows 8

Looks like some of the earlier rumors about the upgrade path for existing WP7 devices turned out to be true. Microsoft just now announced that existing WP7 devices will...

27 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Windows Phone 8 Adds support for Multi Core SoCs, Higher Resolutions, microSD, and NFC

We're at the Windows Phone 8 summit, where Microsoft just made support for a bunch of new WP8 features official. The rumors were true, and the platform is moving...

5 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Microsoft's Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco - We're There

We're inside the venue at Microsoft's Windows Phone developer summit in San Francisco. From the look of the posters we're in for some new features, including some facial recognition...

19 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Samsung Galaxy S III Review - AT&T and T-Mobile USA Variants

For the past couple of days I've been playing with, benchmarking, and battery life testing two USA-bound variants of the SGS3 literally nonstop, a white AT&T model with LTE...

107 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2012

Microsoft Surface - We Go Hands On [UPDATE: Detailed Impressions]

Post-announcement, Microsoft took us to a backroom in Milk Studios to give us hands on experience with the Surface. They weren't lying, even the preproduction units feel awesome in...

161 by Vivek Gowri on 6/18/2012

Nokia Announces PureView 808 Coming to USA for $699

The last time we played with the Nokia PureView 808 was at MWC, where I came away very impressed with the device and what I saw in terms of...

17 by Brian Klug on 6/18/2012

Microsoft's Major Announcement in LA - We're There!

We're at Microsoft's major announcement in LA - it's been shrouded in secrecy, with Redmond only releasing venue details earlier today (a mere 5 hours before the start of...

26 by Vivek Gowri on 6/18/2012

TI Demos Windows RT UI Performance on OMAP 4470

Last week at Computex, TI showed Anand Windows RT running on one of their own reference tablets. While performance was good according to Anand, Microsoft has instructed partners to...

20 by Brian Klug on 6/14/2012

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