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Google: Galaxy Nexus volume fix on the way

Google will soon be sending out an over-the-air update to Samsung Galaxy Nexus handsets in the UK to rectify a problem with fluctuating volume levels on the device.Owners of the handset began reporting problems with the phone as soon as it went on sale in the UK in mid-November.

November 30, 2011 by

Google beefs up mobile device management Apps tools

Google has expanded the capabilities of its mobile device management tools for Google Apps for Business, Government and Education customers.On Monday, software engineer Hong Zhang wrote a blog post explaining the new features, which include a better view of the handsets and tablets being managed, as well as more granular policy controls.

November 15, 2011 by

Android corners low-cost smartphone market

Low-cost smartphone segment Google Android's to lose although competition expected to heat up with more competitors entering space, In-Stat says. It also expects 339 million of these Android handsets shipped in 2015.

October 20, 2011 by

Android sings Gmail alerts tune

Google has released an update for Gmail on Android handsets that allows people to minimise the amount of data and battery use when syncing mail accounts.The update, released on Friday, allows Android owners to choose to only sync messages headed for the Priority Inbox when out and about, meaning that data is not used downloading non-priority messages.

July 29, 2011 by

Google Wallet lets shoppers pay by phone

The much-rumoured Google Wallet phone payment system for Android phones has arrived in the US, allowing shoppers to buy goods by waving NFC-enabled handsets

May 26, 2011

Google teams up with MasterCard, Citigroup for NFC

Google is teaming up with Citigroup and MasterCard in order to deliver near-field communication payment options to owners of Android handsets, according to reports.The contactless near-field communication (NFC) technology would allow users to make payments for small items in shops simply by waving their handset in front of a small reader device at the checkout.

March 28, 2011 by

Google bakes fresh Gingerbread for Nexus One, Nexus S

Google has begun rolling out the latest version of its Android operating system, dubbed 'Gingerbread', to customers using Nexus One and Nexus S smartphones.The Nexus handsets are the so-called Google-phones, launched as they are by the software company rather than their manufacturers — HTC for last year's Nexus One, Samsung for the new Nexus S.

February 23, 2011 by

Google prepping NFC-based phone payment system

Google is preparing a phone-based contactless payment system that could debut this year, a report has suggested.In a Bloomberg piece on Tuesday, "two people familiar with the plans" said the system, based on near-field communications (NFC), would allow people to buy small items by tapping their handsets on a reader at a shop's checkout.

January 5, 2011 by

Google unveils Android Voice Actions, Chrome to Phone

Google has announced two new services for Android handsets that allow users to control their phones with voice commands and send links and other information from the Chrome browser directly to their device.Launched on Thursday, the Voice Actions for Android app builds on the functionality of the existing Google Voice Search and is available to download from the Android Market.

August 13, 2010 by

Android sales soar in the UK

Sales of contract-tied handsets running the Google Android mobile OS have risen 340 percent within the space of three months, according to a market research report

July 27, 2010 by

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