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Android One sales low in India, blame it on Google

The Android One could have been a bestseller in India but we're not sure if the unit will be able to meet its goal in the country. Leading retailers are now refusing to sell the phone since Google decided to launch the Android One online first. That seems to be a bad call by the search giant now that the retailers are refusing to stock up on Android One.

T-Mobile hypes virtually pristine version of the Nexus 6

With all the problems AT&T is facing right now with its Nexus 6 phones, it seems timely that T-Mobile is taking time to talk in social media platforms about just how different it is treating its stock of Nexus 6 from other carriers. No branding on the boxes, no branding on the unit itself – a couple of things that T-Mobile did to show just how willing they were for users to have an almost pristine version of the Nexus 6.

New Chromebook owners getting 1TB of Google Drive storage

As always, Google is becoming more generous than ever. Why, the Internet giant is giving Chromebook owners a special bonus for the holiday season. No, it won’t be giving away Nexus device but Google is giving 1TB of Google Drive storage for new Chromebook buyers for a couple of years. It’s not unlimited but the 1TB is a lot of storage you won’t be able to use it all up.

App brings back Double Tap to Wake on rooted Nexus 6

The “double tap to wake” feature – which I first experienced on an LG phone – was truly a game changer for me, and probably for a whole multitude of Android users out there. That’s why we were kinda happy to see it on the initial review units of the Nexus 6. Strangely, the feature was nixed when the Nexus 9 was launched for the market. Here’s a probable fix.

Google search app for Android TV arrives at Play Store

Because Google would really like you to use their search app – or maybe because of a totally unrelated and unspecified reason which we will probably never know – the mothership has chosen not to bundle a search function with Android TV’s interface. That function belongs to a separate Google app that is now up for downloading via the Google Play Store – even if most of us don’t have an Android TV device yet.

Garfield Kart: Fast and Furry now available on Android

If you love to see the irascible feline Garfield battling it out on the race track while using different antics to distract his opponent, then you just had your Christmas wish granted a little bit earlier. Garfeld Kart: Fast and Furry is now available for Android devices, so you can enjoy racing around the track while at the same time, see characters from the comics strip that you've grown to love (or even hate).

Award-winning Banner Saga comes to Android

If you like role playing games and Norse mythology, you've probably heard of The Banner Saga, a hugely popular video game that rated 82 out of 100 on Metacritic when it first came out. It is now making its way to your smartphone or tablet with the launch of its Android version and from the looks of it, it will just be as excellent as the original PC version.