Google Android Posts

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): Chinese government reveals Android royalty patents

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has a licensing agreement that covers over 70% of all Android devices sold in the U.S. The nature of the patents was unknown until now. To sign off on Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published a list of 310 patents that highlight the patents that Microsoft collects royalties through.

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Lumosity hits 60M users, launches on Android

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Lumosity now has over 60 million members that use its intellectual test app. Now Lumosity is launching on Android. Lumosity uses neuroscience research as a foundation. Lumosity was founded in 2005 and launched its first web application in 2007. Lumosity’s service grew quickly on iOS and now nearly half of its new users come from mobile.

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Aereo launches on the Chromecast

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Aereo, the popular streaming TV streaming service, is now available on the Google Chromecast. Aereo updated its Android app today to support the Chromecast. The Google Chromecast is a $35 dongle that lets you stream content from your computer, smartphone, or tablet to the TV.
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Toshiba launches Excite Go Android tablet

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Toshiba has announced a new 7″ Android tablet that is powered by Android 4.4 KitKat and has a starting price of only $109.99. The Excite Go tablet has a satin gold finish and weighs only 12.5 ounces. The Excite Go has a capacitive multi-touch display with 1024×600 resolution. It also has a quad-core Intel Atom processor and comes pre-loaded with a full version of OfficeSuite Pro. The Excite Go provides up to 7.5 hours of charge or up to 6 hours of video playbook. It comes with up to 16GB of internal storage, a micro USB port, and a microSD card slot that is capable of supporting 128GB SDXC cards.

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Apple employee admits iPhone often won’t deliver texts when you switch to Android

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If you have switched from the Apple iPhone to Google Android, you may notice that you receive messages later or never at all. An Apple customer support employee has now acknowledged that “a lot” of users are having this problem. There does not seem to be any kind of fix either.
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Yahoo! launches News Digest for Android

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Yahoo! has launched its News Digest app for Android devices and expanded the iOS version of the service for worldwide use. The app provides a news round-up twice a day. It launched initially to iOS users in the U.S. and the U.K. Yahoo! News Digest is based on Summly, a startup that Yahoo! acquired last year by British teenager Nick D’Aloisio.
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Yahoo! Screen launches on Android

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Yahoo!’s streaming video mobile app Yahoo! Screen is now available for Android. Yahoo! first launched Yahoo! Screen for iOS last September. The Android releases comes on the heels of Yahoo!’s original programming announcement.
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Google launches hotel and restaurant search on Android

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Google has integrated hotel and restaurant search into the Google Search app for Android. This means that you can say a query like “show me hotels in Royal Oak, Michigan” and the search results page will show a list of hotels in that area. You can search for queries like “show me restaurants in Austin, Texas” to find restaurants there.
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