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Need to switch from iPhone to Android? Google posted a guide that will help you

With the impending releases of the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, Google saw fit to publish a guide on how to make the switch from iOS to Android. While it's not all that in-depth, it's meant to give new users a running start.

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Google exec musical chairs suggests an eventual fusion of Chrome OS and Android

A top Google executive in charge of Android has seen his responsibilities get extended to Chrome OS, which suggests that the two platform could merge someday.

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Google gets FCC approval for Nexus Player, preorders likely to reopen

Forced to halt all preorders of the Nexus Player on Saturday, Google will now be able to take orders of the set-top box once again after receiving approval from the Federal Communications Commission.

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Google introduces Android 5.0 Lollipop and it looks delicious

Google officially introduced Android 5.0 Lollipop with Material Design. The new OS will debut on Nexus devices first, before rolling out to others.

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How to transfer your contacts between iPhone and Android

There's nothing worse than getting a new phone and realizing you don't have any of your old contacts listed. Luckily, it's an easy problem to solve. Here's how to transfer your contact list to your new device.

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87 Awesome Android games you need to try

We've rewritten and re-chosen our favorite Android games on the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore. Check out our picks in every major game genre.

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Sporty social network Fancred finally scores an Android app

Having already gained strong support among both iOS and PC users, sporty social network Fancred has listened to the pleas of its many fans, and released a dedicated Android app too.

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Here Maps comes to Galaxy Android phones, thanks to exclusive Samsung deal (Updated)

Nokia-owned Here Maps has signed an exclusive deal with Samsung, seeing its navigation app come to Android for the first time. However, it'll only be compatible with certain Galaxy smartphones, and the new Gear S smartwatch.

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Netflix’s revamped iOS and Android apps put box art, head shots front and center

Definitely ideal for anyone that enjoys watching Netflix on their mobile device, the streaming video company has launched an update that will make it easier to find your favorite shows and films.

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Hacker installs Windows 95 and Doom on a Samsung Gear Live smartwatch

Feel free to file this somewhere between "Cool!" and "What the?" An intrepid hacker managed to put Win 95 and Doom on an Android wearable. You can watch videos of both hacks in action here.

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Microsoft made $1 billion from Android licensing in 2013

New court documents reveal just how much money Microsoft is making from the sale of Samsung smartphones and tablets, even if its own Windows Phone software is overlooked as a result.

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Android Wear vs. Apple Watch: Which one will wow your wrist?

Google recently unveiled Android Wear — a mobile operating system specifically designed for forthcoming smartwatches — but how does the software stack up against Apple's much-anticipated foray into the realm of wearable tech?

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Vertu goes chic with the sleek new, $6,800 Aster smartphone

Vertu has announced its second phone of 2014, the Aster. It's a chic, sleek alternative to last year's Constellation smartphone. The design is more subtle, but the tech has been boosted to match the high-end Signature Touch.

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TiVo finally invites Android users to the party, updates Android app for wireless streaming

TiVo announced today that it has made a long-awaited update to its Android app, allowing users to stream both recorded and live TV directly to their Android mobile devices.

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Which mobile credit card reader is right for you? 7 major services compared

Mobile payment processors and card readers are the latest and greatest way to accept payments from the palm of your hand, especially with the convenience of credit cards. But between these seven popular options, which one is right for you?

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