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Google tipped to be testing “local news cards” for Google Now

Google is reportedly busy experimenting with a new “hyper-local news card” that will make their already impressive Google Now service even better. As you all know, we're huge fans of Google Now, and this is just one more upcoming feature that will make it better than ever. Tips suggest their new local news card will search for and find location-specific information and deliver it right to the user, before they ask for it.

Google pencils in Android event on July 24th, new Nexus or Moto X

Our good friends over at Google have just started sending out invites for an event scheduled for July 24th in San Francisco. It's time to get excited folks because next Wednesday Google will be dropping some Android news on us. The invite simply asks select press to join Google "for breakfast with Sundar Pichai," who is the head of Android and Chrome these days.

Panasonic teams with Norwegian Airlines to bring first in-flight Android entertainment system

Long flights are tedious, to understate it, and in-flight entertainment options have traditionally been lacking. While fliers can take a device with them, the device is separate from the flying experience, something that has fueled the newly announced partnership between Panasonic Aviation and Norwegian Airlines to launch the first-ever in-flight Android entertainment system.

Moto X factory photo leak suggests dual-SIM variation

Today has seen its fair share of information about the Moto X, not the least of which is confirmation that the rumored July 11th press event is, in fact, just a private party, and that the launch date is still unannounced. We also saw a tip earlier today that the anticipated flagship handset will have a Clear Pixel camera with gesture controls. And now we're seeing some decidedly non-colorful images of the casing said to have been snapped on the factory floor.

Facebook Beta for Android updated with bug fixes galore

On June 27, we reported that the social network had announced the Facebook beta for Android app, which promised to be a (sorely needed) improvement offering better performance and other such statements we've heard before. It has been about a week, and an update for the beta app was just rolled out featuring a host of bug fixes while retaining the same version number.
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