Alongside the as-expected Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Android Lollipop 5.0, Google has also showcased Nexus Player, a new set-top box that doubles up as a console allowing players to get their game on with the hundreds of thousands of titles available over at the Play Store.

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The moment Android fans had been waiting for has finally arrived! Google has announced the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop – the latest version of the world’s most popular mobile platform. Google is throwing in their latest OS with their new debutants: the Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet and the Nexus Player streaming device. For those of you with the Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 and Google Play Edition devices, Google will be reaching out to you in the coming weeks!

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It’s been a busy day today as far as Google is concerned, and alongside the all-new Nexus 6, the Mountain View outfit has drafted in the services of Taiwan-based HTC for its next major tablet. With the Motorola-made Nexus 6 set to be the first handset running on Android Lollipop right from the get-go, the Nexus 9 will follow suit for the larger occupants of the mobile world, and given that it’s made by HTC – designer of some highly-regarded smartphones over the past couple of years as you may recall – we’ve been very intrigued to take the wraps off this particular slate. Now, Google has put paid to the rumors, offering glimpses of the tablet as well those all-important specs, and here, we dig through them all to see if it has justified the hoopla.

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Numerous leaks of the Motorola-made Nexus 6 in the run-up to today’s official announcement have pointed to a device almost identical to the new Moto X but with a larger display. In essence, that’s exactly what we’ve been treated to today by the search giant, whose exciting new phablet is said to be designed for the all new Android Lollipop, and we’ve got all of the key details and information right here.

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There’s good news on the horizon for members of the Google Glass Explorers initiative. As part of the continued development of the internal software that powers Google’s intelligent eyewear, the company has introduced a new feature that will allow users to view all phone notifications via Glass. As things stand at the moment, Glass owners are only able to view and interact with notifications that are presented as part of Glass compatible apps. This will be extended to fall in line with the notification-forwarding system that allows Android Wear wearables to receive every notification as it’s received on the connected device.

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Google’s next big release of Android, currently simply known as Android L is only a short time away from release and it’s certain to undergo a name change before landing on the phones and tablets of users around the globe. In order to follow along with the current naming convention of choosing a name based on desserts that begin with the next letter in a sequence, Google only has so many options to choose from.

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Google has made three new ads available online with just days if not hours left to go before it is expected to launch new Nexus devices. With a new Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus 6 smartphone peeping over the horizon, the three new ads have appeared just at the right time, with Google getting ready for another charm offensive while trying to peddle its new wares.

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Android is not new to news of security bugs and vulnerabilities, but continues to roll on in spite of such news. Just recently, Rafay Baloch of RBH discovered a vulnerability in Android’s stock browser, including all browsers based on the stock AOSP code. This vulnerability was a serious one which caused the browser to fail in enforcing the Same Origin Policy (SOP) protocol, which basically governs how content from multiple resources is securely loaded into the browser. While this issue plagued pre-KitKat devices, Google was quick in patching it up. However, given the nature of Android’s ecosystem, updates aren’t rolled out that quickly, resulting in almost 45% Android devices out there that remain vulnerable according to the security experts at Lookout. Please note that this data is based on their apps user-base that is over 100 million, so it does make an interesting case nonetheless.

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As well as continually peddling apps and services for the consumer, Google also focuses its attention on business and enterprise, and in what appears to be a concerted push to broaden its library of apps on Apple’s iOS, has just released Primer for iPhone.

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Google may be the author of the Android platform, but despite its ubiquitous software being a leader in the mobile industry, the Big G is still heavily invested in rival Apple’s iOS. A number of apps, including Gmail and GApps, already grace the iTunes Store, and today, the search giant has just rolled out a new News & Weather app for those rocking an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Details, screenshots, and that all-important download link can be found right after the leap!

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The Google Nexus 6 is apparently set to hit the market in the next few weeks along with the company’s Android L software, and having caught several glimpses of the device already, we know that it’s going to look almost identical to the 2nd-gen Moto X but with a much larger display. To be precise, reports are suggesting a panel with a diameter of 5.92 inches – bigger than the iPhone 6 Plus and even Samsung’s all-new Galaxy Note 4 – and although the fact that it eclipses any Note that Samsung has ever released gives us an idea as to its sheer monstrousness, a new clip puts things into perspective by pitting a Nexus 6 mockup / render against some of the market’s other high-end handsets.

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From what we know of the upcoming Google Nexus 6, should that indeed be its name, it will include a large, 2K display, run on the all-new Android L, and instead of LG, will this time be manufactured by Motorola. Given that the Google subsidiary has taken the manufacturing reigns, it should come as no surprise that the leaks of the Nexus 6 have revealed a number of Motorola-inspired design quirks, and in a new set of renders, we get clear look of the overall aesthetic.

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Google’s Nexus 6, or “Nexus X” as it’s rumored to be called, will likely roll out later on this month alongside the greatly-revamped Android L, and after numerous leaks of the device in typically grainy photos, we have a clear shot of the handset being used out in public.

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The major names in the modern tech industry engage in battle on a variety of fronts, and while a cloud service seems a must-have in this modern Digital Age, the social networking spectrum is considerably broader than Facebook and Twitter. Before Google+, the famed search company also had Orkut, and although its following had died out in most areas aside from certain quarters of Latin America, it was still running up until early on in July this year. It was at that point that the Big G decided to kill off Orkut for good, and with the deadline for the retrieval of data also set for September 30th, Orkut is now officially no more.

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The biggest stories in technology these days tend to be about smartphones. Even with smartwatches threatening to take over as the most talked about, highly anticipated hardware releases going, the not-so-humble smartphone still manages to truly capture the imagination like few other new releases.

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If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, but took the opportunity to pass on Apple’s recently released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the hope that rumors pertaining to the Google Nexus 6 might be true, then you could be in luck.

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The world of wearables is currently amid something of a boom, and with Google Glass having recently arrived at the Play Store, head-mounted gadgets continue to arouse interest. Several other big-name vendors in the tech game have also sought to get in on the act, and among them, Japanese outfit Sony has been working on some eyewear of its own. The SmartEyeglass, as it is named, will be heading to market in March of 2015, and today, the PlayStation maker has released the SDK.

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YouTube has just announced that it will be making some changes to how users can interact with video content in the next few weeks on Android, but only for users in India. As part of the improvement process, YouTube will afford Indian media lovers with the ability to download and save videos to view offline, meaning they can be viewed anytime without an active Wi-Fi or cellular data connection.

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Via its official Google for Work Blogspot page, Google has announced a new feature for iPhone and iPad users by the name of iOS Sync for Google Apps. As the name implies, the feature will serve as an all-in-one management tool for Apple devices, and will be baked into Google Drive and Gmail. It will essentially operate as the Apple-based alternative to the Android device management tool, and full details can be seen right after the fold.

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Despite the stringent measures being put in place by software makers far and wide, large-scale security breaches remain a black cloud over modern technology, and today, a Russian Bitcoin site has leaked a total of 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords. Initially, it was suspected that the leaks were of passwords specific to the Gmail account in question, although now, it seems that the credentials have been snatched from external websites of users who signed up using a Google email.

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