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Google updates News and Weather app to look like Google Now

In keeping up with the transformation of its basic apps into their “Material” design language, Google has now updated the look of its News and Weather app. The panel and card-type design now makes the app, which is built-in for some devices, look like Google Now. It also seems to be more competitive now with other news apps like Flipboard, News360 and even Google’s own Google Play Newsstand.

HTC ‘Flounder’ gets WiFi certified, next Nexus tablet?

There have been three tablets in Google’s line of Nexus devices – the latest being ASUS’ Nexus 7. Recently, more and more evidence points to the next tablet on the list, the Nexus 9 (seriously, what’s up with the naming convention Google?), will most likely be a device made by HTC, and this newly WiFi-certified device – code name HTC “Flounder” or “Volantis” – is looking more and more like it.

Google Play Music, All Access now in 9 new countries

Music lovers in South and Central America now have something more to be happy about. Google has announced that their music streaming service called Play Music All Access (at least that’s what it’s called for now, as we’ll explain later) is now available in 9 more countries in the region, particularly The Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, and Venezuela.

YouTube Music Key tipped to be new music subscription service

What do you do if you have one of the world’s largest online database and repository of music – some under labels, some indie, some without labels – all searchable and viewable at the click of a button? Why, you think of ways to profit from it, of course. It honestly baffled me why it took this long for YouTube – and by extension Google – to think about this. But “YouTube Music Key” is coming soon.

Google launches four Android Wear ads

It may only have two smartwatches (soon to three) running under its platform but Android Wear may soon be the most popular one for wearables. With Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch and the entry this summer of the Moto 360, the first round face smartwatch, it is poised to slowly gain in popularity, at least for the Android community. Google uploaded four new ads on their YouTube channel, showcasing the capabilities and beauty of smartwatches running on Android Wear.
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