Some free apps are supported by ads which can be annoying. Google Play now prominently warns users if an app has any type of ads, to the benefit of Android users.
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Google is serious about helping Android app developers obtain success and has published a new version of its popular app developer guide.
This week in Android we saw Google giving free patents away, Samsung's latest tablet announced, and Google Drive comes to Microsoft Office.
When you think of Google in mobile, Android always comes to mind. That's expected, but a surprising push with Chromebooks is broadening Google's mobile impact.
The Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook surprised me when I discovered how well it worked for me three months ago. The real test of a gadget is the big picture so here's my take after three months of use.
The end of each year sees a rash of articles predicting what we will see in the year to follow. This is not one of those, it is recommendations to help Google firm its position in the mobile space in 2013.
When Google bought QuickOffice, a full office suite that runs on mobile platforms, it was thought to be a strike against Microsoft Office in the cloud. The real target may be the Surface RT tablet from Redmond.
It didn't take iPad buyers long to discover just how useful the Smart Cover was due to the magnetic technology integrated in the tablet. The Nexus 7 by Google has the same technology, but you've never seen the company mention it.
The Handwrite setting on iOS and Android devices allows input for Google search terms by writing anywhere on the phone/tablet screen. Google has entered the input by handwriting arena, albeit in a limited fashion, ahead of the release of Windows 8 with its similar function.
Lots of people are anxiously waiting word on when their shiny new Nexus 7 tablet will be shipping, while others are already receiving theirs. This is the official word from Google as of today.