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What you need to know before Google I/O

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In this video, Android engineer Eric Brynsvold, tells fans what to expect at this year’s Google I/O conference

Rumors have been flying for weeks, and Brynsvold is on top of them. He discusses buzzwords you should look out for in the session descriptions, what enhancements you can expect from material design and, of course, Android M

After popping up briefly on the I/O schedule, then immediately getting removed, Android M has attracted the most attention out of I/O. Brynsvold sorts through…

What to expect at Google I/O 2015

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Google talks a lot. Unlike Apple, which primarily speaks through its public-facing product events that take place a few times a year, Google tends to announce updates to its products, along with new ones, with reliable regularity.

Nonetheless, Google usually saves much of its best stuff for Google I/O, its annual developer conference, which begins Thursday morning. Last year, it used the event to unveil Android TV, Android Auto and Android Lollipop (then just called “L”). It was also the…

Samsung patent reveals a way to turn Android phones into Windows laptops

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Samsung has filed for an Android station that turns smartphones into Windows laptops

The tech company wants to trademark a docking apparatus that allows an Android-based smartphone or tablet to switch over to Windows when popped into the holder. The station, which was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and first spotted by PatentlyMobile, is equipped with a keyboard and display.

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Google may launch 2 Nexus phones from LG and Huawei this year

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Google will reportedly break with tradition this year and release not one but two Nexus-branded Android smartphones.

According to Android Police, Google has contracted LG and Huawei to produce Nexus smartphones in two display sizes.

LG’s Nexus, codenamed “Angler,” is said to have a 5.2-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor (possibly the same as the one in the G4) and a 2,700 milliamp-hour (mAh)…

Android Auto starts shipping in real cars

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Android Auto just got real.

Sure, Google’s in-car software for extending an Android phone to a dashboard has technically been out and proud since the first Android Auto aftermarket systems started shipping in March, but as of Tuesday it’s in new cars, too. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is the first car to offer Android Auto built-in.

Already have a 2015 Sonata? You can update your dashboard software to make Android Auto…

5 can’t-miss apps: ‘QuizUp,’ StubHub, Hoopla and more

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With rumors swirling around the upcoming Android Mand Apple TV updates, you could have easily missed some of this week’s best new apps.

Luckily, each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes QuizUp’s redesign, an app that leverages public libraries to let you borrow music and ebooks and new StubHub features that help you plan around the events you’re going…

Report: Next version of Android will let you log into apps with a fingerprint

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Say goodbye to remembering long passwords.

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Report: Next version of Android will let you log into apps with a fingerprint

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Say goodbye to remembering long passwords.

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Instagram brings Layout app’s custom photo collages to Android

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Instagram users on Android: Making your own photo collages just got easier.

The photo service is finally making Layout, its standalone app for custom collages, available to Android users. The company also updated its main Android app Tuesday with a new photo-editing tool called Structure.

Layout pulls in photos from your phone’s camera roll and allows you to make collages with up to nine different images at once….

Don’t like the G4′s size? LG has two more options for you

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Shortly after announcing the availability of its G4 flagship in select markets, LG unveiled two more options for folks who think the 5.5-inch G4 is either too big or too small

For those pining for a larger device, LG has the G4 Stylus — a 5.7-inch device with a stylus, while those who deem the G4 too big will welcome the 5-inch G4c

Despite the name similarities, however, the new devices are far behind the…