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Google launches Portable Native Client for cross-platform web apps

Google’s Native Client software lets developers write web apps that act more like native desktop apps. For instance, Quake, DOOM, and DOSBox have all been ported to run in the Chrome web browser using Native Client (NaCL). Now Google has released a tool called Portable Native Client (PNaCL) which takes things a step further by […]

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New Google+ browser-based photo enhancement tools roll out today

At Google I/O today the company announced several updates and enhancements to Google+, including a bunch around photos. Now when you upload images to the social network you’ll get access to a bunch of tools for enhancing them as well as more space for full size storage. It’s not as extensive as Photoshop or even […]

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Google announces Samsung Galaxy S4 special edition with stock Android

Want a Samsung Galaxy S4, but don’t wand to deal with Samsung’s custom version of Android? Starting June 26th, you’ll be able to pick up a special edition Galaxy S4 directly from Google. It’ll feature stock Android 4.2 software and sell for $649. The special edition phone will have an unlocked bootloader and support for […]

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Google adds support for app beta tests and staged rollouts

Google is rolling out a series of updates to its tools for Android app developers. To be honest, you probably don’t care about most of them — but here’s a fun one: Developers will now be able to release beta tests and offer staged rollouts of apps and app updates. Up until now, developers have […]

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Android app data sync will help your phones and tablets keep in touch

It looks like Google is getting ready to roll out an Android update that will allows users to synchronize app data across multiple devices. In other words, if you have the same game installed on your phone and tablet, you’ll be able to start a game on one device and pick up exactly where you […]

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Google Play Games to bring cloud sync, social element to Android games

Google is getting ready to introducing a new social gaming service called Play Games. While the company hasn’t announced anything yet, the folks at Android Police got their hands on an updated version of the Google Play Services app and dug into it to look for new things. It turns out some of the biggest […]