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Giving old gadgets, new life (or how to interrupt planned obsolescence)

Google recently announced that it would not be releasing a Google Android 4.0 software update for the Nexus One smartphone, because less than 20 months after release, it’s apparently “too old.” Instead, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will focus on its newer flagship phones. First it will launch first on the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus […]

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Deals of the Day (5-26-11)

Today’s deals include a budget Android tablet, a few dirt-cheap netbooks, a refurbished iPod touch, and an unlocked Google Nexus One Android smartphone that’s almost cheap enough to be the Android equivalent of an iPod touch, even if you never activate the cellular capabilities. For good measure I also threw in a link to a […]

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Does the fate of the Google Nexus One spell doom for the mythical Google Tablet?

There’ve been rumors going around for ages that Google plans to build a tablet. They’ve pretty much replaced the earlier rumors that Google would be bringing a netbook to market under its own name. For a long time critics could easily point out that Google is a software company and doesn’t produce consumer electronics. And […]

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Google probably won’t “need to” launch its own Chrome OS netbook

Google is a software company. Google’s best known product is probably its search engine, but over the last few years the company has also launched the Google Docs online office suite, acquired YouTube, and introduced the Android operating system for smartphones, among other things. And Google is working a new operating system for netbooks called […]

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Google Android 2.2 Froyo arrives: WiFi tethering, Adobe Flash, and more

Google began rolling out Android 2.2 Froyo for Google Nexus One smartphone users this weekend. It could be days or weeks before all Nexus One users get the update, but if you’re not the patient type, you can download and install Froyo manually. I’ve been playing with Froyo on my phone for a little less […]