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Google’s Project Loon coming to Australia for test flights

Project Loon – if you haven’t heard about it – is Google’s ambitious plan to share the Internet to the other 2/3 of the world that is not connected using balloons, hence the name of the project. The simple explanation for the process is that Google’s balloons can fly above remote places to provide Internet connectivity, and Australia has enough remote places without connectivity for the test.

Nokia not returning to handset business

Nokia still has remaining businesses but its mobile division is no more. Its CEO Rajeev Suri made it clear that it’s not going back to manufacturing handsets. Instead, the company will focus more on its Technologies business, the HERE mapping subsidiary, and the Networks unit.

Developers starting to doubt Google Glass future

While Google maintains that it is still committed to the much-hyped video device, the future is starting to look a bit wobbly for Google Glass – essentially a video camera, a processor, and a cool VR-like screen on the edge of your glasses. The entry price to get what was then an uber-cool gadget was USD$1,500, but Google Glasses no sell for half the price over Ebay. What’s more, app developers and some key personnel have actually left the project.

Play Music subscribers to get YouTube Music Key too

When Google announced YouTube Music Key, a streaming music video service they are introducing to the market, they also said that those who will be paying for the monthly subscription will also get a Google Play Music along with it. But what about if what was the other way around? Do Play Music subscribers also get the newest streaming as well? Well, we got our answer late last week, as existing Play Music account holders received an email that they will be automatically have YouTube Music Key as well, without paying more.

Project Tango Tablet is on Google Play Store, not yet for sale

Ever wanted a super powerful tablet with powerful cameras and an understanding of the world as we see it and not as flat 2D images? If so, then Google's Project Tango might just be for you and, coincidentally, the tablet has just shown up on Google Play Store. That said, the device isn't actually available for purchase just yet, and neither is Google letting on how much it will cost. But given the features and purpose of the tablet, we expect it to cost quite a lot.

Androidified ads herald the platform and arrival of Lollipop

As Google finally starts officially rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to the Nexus devices and other selected smartphones and tablets from various OEMs, four new videos appeared on their YouTube channel. Heralding their new tagline of "be together. not the same", the ads feature Androidify characters in different situations (some funny,some cute,some confusing) that highlight the various special Android platform devices.

Google updates Keep app

One of the many apps getting an update from Google is Google Keep. As expected, it will get some Material Design lovin’ from the Internet giant as the Android 5.0 Lollipop is slowly rolling out.
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