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Android Wear faces gets official API and Play Store corner

This is probably that day that many smartwatch users and designers have been waiting for. After asking developers and designers to hold off from flooding the market with watch faces, Google has finally opened the floodgates for Android Wear watch faces. Today's update not only brings official support to your smartwatch, it provides watch face makers the proper API to use to create their masterpiece. Watch faces even get their own corner in Google Play Store!

Google talks faster mobile search

When we search for things on mobile devices, we want the search to be complete as fast as possible. Google has announced that it has improved the speed of its mobile search, but you may not notice the increase. Google says mobile search is now 100-150 milliseconds faster.

Project Ara gives fans a sneak peek of Spiral 2 prototype PCB

With the Project Ara Module Developers Conference coming up early in 2015, Google is hyping up interest in Project Ara – the popular modular smartphone project. It should be known to Google that a number of competitors in modular smartphone development have come up, and the conference should be a great boost for them. With that in mind, here comes a sneak peek of Project Ara’s Spiral 2 prototype PCB.

Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey add more purchase options for Google Play Store

As Android devices continue to dominate most markets, particularly outside the United States, app downloading from the Google Play Store continues to rise as well. But sometimes, for countries where credit cards aren't the norm, actually buying apps is still a problem. Google has been helping some regions get around this stumbling block by offering other payment options, and now Indonesia, South Korea, and Turkey are three countries included in their list.

Android Studio IDE reaches the big version 1.0 milestone

Google's new preferred and official Integrated Development Environment (IDE) has finally reached its first stable release. With Android Studio 1.0, beginning Android developers have less hurdles to overcome when starting out, while existing developers will still have all the tools they need in one convenient package. Of course, there will be some re-learning and re-training involved, but Google is trying to make that transition as painless as possible.

Nexus 6 now available on US Cellular

The Nexus 6 is now available on U.S. cellular. This one is the biggest of the family we've seen, compared to its Nexus siblings. The new smartphone comes off the line with a large 6-inch Quad HD display screen. Is it too large or are phones these days just getting bigger?

Android 5.0 Lollipop software for Moto G updated in India

A special update for the Android 5.0 Lollipop of Moto G in India has just been released to bring more features and enhancements. Motorola noted that once you update your Moto G to Android 5.0 Lollipop, you wouldn’t be able to downgrade to the previous software version. I’m sure you wouldn’t think of doing that because this version brings a lot of improvements to the smartphone. Most notable changes are in areas of how you interact with the mobile device and visual style.
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