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Andreas Proschofsky has been at 8 events

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Google ATAP457,760Come hang out with us at #io2014 . If you're headed to the conference, be sure to swing by our Sandbox to get hands-on with Spotlight Stories and Project Tango. If not, you can still catch the latest #GoogleATAP updates with our session live stream at 9:00 a.m. PST on Thursday. See you there!Google ATAP Session at #io20142014-06-26 09:00:00164 
Google Chrome Developers86,970We will be streaming all Chrome Dev Summit sessions live on YouTube. For more information about the event, check out the website and join the Chrome Dev Summit community.Chrome Dev Summit Live Stream2013-11-20 18:30:001826 
Ingress2,546,635Here is a list of Emergent XM Anomalies based on the work of our Investigative community (in particular Agents +Anthony Castanza, +Owen Johnston, +Jaredo Wens and +Sonny Lee, with the assistance of many other agents, including +Jonathan Roemer, +Daniel Beaudoin and +Storey Redshaw) and verified by highly-placed Intelligence sources.  OCTOBER 12, 2013Los Angeles, CASan Jose, CABangkok, ThailandOCTOBER 26, 2013Seattle, WAKiev, UkraineNOVEMBER 2, 2013Atlanta, GAMadrid, SpainMumbai, IndiaNOVEMBER 16, 2013Dallas, TXVienna, AustriaDECEMBER 7, 2013Phoenix, AZRome, ItalyDECEMBER 14, 2013San Francisco, CABuenos Aires, ArgentinaThe intelligence sources have indicated that as the #13MAGNUS data is analyzed further, secondary locations may also be uncovered.More information will be added to this Google+ event page as it becomes available.XM Anomaly: #13MAGNUS, Vienna2013-11-16 13:00:00388 
Google+8,205,292The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0034150 
Niantic Project1,330,707Agents, here are additional details related to the Emergent Anomaly in San Francisco on May 16, 2013. Operation: Bowstring2013-05-16 19:00:00252 
Google Developers1,449,584Google I/O is an annual developer conference featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google's product teams and partners.Google I/O 20132013-05-14 23:00:005070 
Trey Ratcliff7,883,441Meeting Time:  5:30 PM PT on May 14Meeting/Starting Location:  http://goo.gl/maps/6u1gq - Yerba Buena Gardens - in the grassy area in front of the waterfalls Route Map: http://goo.gl/maps/oYzA9 Ending Location:  Union Square on the Geary Street SideHashtag:   #GlassPhotoWalk  How to Win Google Glass:  This will be a random selection for people at the PhotoWalk.  At the Photowalk you will given a ticket with unique number. Hold onto that ticket! Look for +Curtis Simmons to get yours! At the end of the photowalk we will draw a random winner from the tickets that were handed out. To be elegible to win Google Glass you must be 18 years or older (bring ID), a US Resident with proof of residency, and be present to win when we call your number! Join +Thomas Hawk and +Trey Ratcliff for a once-in-a-lifetime free event!  If you've never been to a photowalk, this will be a great one.  We'll help teach you more about photography and you can join in the fun!  Bring a friend or come alone.  It's a family-friendly event, and we look forward to seeing you!The Plan: Look, it's possible security may throw us out of our meeting spot right away, and I may not be able to jump up on a bench and give my Mussolini-esque speech.  If that happens, here is the plan:- Focus on PhotoWalkers:  - Even though we'll be taking photos of the city as we weave through it on our route, it's OPEN SEASON on other PhotoWalkers! Take all sorts of photos of your fellow walkers, and later, tag away.  Get close, get far, get creative!- Photo Lessons - I'll be stopping a few times throughout the walk to set up for shots.  I'll talk through my settings and describe my setup.  People are welcome to look through my camera.- Need Photo Advice - Come up any time throughout the walk and ask me or Thomas anything!  We're happy to help.  No question is too dumb, and we are happy to help!- Sharing - Get back home to the sweet internet after the event and upload your photos to the event.  Tag people in the photos, and tag the photos with Google+ San Francisco PhotoWalk with Thomas & Trey! All skill levels are invited - Grand Prize: Google Glass!2013-05-14 17:30:001377 
Vic Gundotra7,029,375Join us for a night of interactive simulations, hands-on experiences and live musical performances from Train and Paul Oakenfold.If you’re attending, make sure to grab the latest Google+ app for your Android phone and turn on Party Mode to share your experience with the world. #io12Google I/O After Hours with Train and Paul Oakenfold!2012-06-27 19:00:002655 

Andreas Proschofsky has been shared in 10 public circles

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Andro idReview2If you are not in this circle and want to be in this circle, please do the following:1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. Publicly share this post to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above.2014-06-20 16:34:56473001
Cliff Wade7,287It's time for some #FollowFriday  and to start the day off, I'm going to share nearly 500 Android users from one of several Android circles that I have.You really need to circle them all!!2012-09-28 04:26:11489526
Andrew Jackson0#SharedCircles   My contribution to Shared Circles DayAndroid Developers  2012-08-17 12:47:17152002
Richard Frost6,866Babylon 5 Fans CircleIts been awhile since I shared my Babylon 5 Fans Circle.. over 240 members strong now..  enjoy.. If you want to be in it just message me If you were added and want to be removed - I apologise and I will remove you from the circle.Enjoy   #babylon5   #babylon5fans  2012-07-04 18:15:522442319
J J Esquire1,890I haven't shared this circle in a while...It's full of #babylon5 fans and includes +Patricia Tallman (verified). If you aren't a part of this circle, and you would like to be, please let me know and I will add you. 2012-06-06 22:36:26176903
Richard Frost5,923Its that time again where I share my curated Babylon 5 Fans circle..to the world to find more fans.. if you are a fan and you are not in this circle please add a comment to the post to request to be added.#b5fancircle2012-01-21 21:42:491562514
Daniel Sandstein3,662The Cream of the Crop of December 2011What's this?On +CircleCount everyday some very interesting persons are choosen and recommended. These are persons without hunders of thousands of followers but with a lot interesting content. You won't find silent people leading the rankings like +Britney Spears here, but interesting people that are worth to be followed.You can find the Cream of the Crop daily here:http://www.circlecount.com/daily/Past Cream of the Crop circles:November 2011: http://goo.gl/x6TJkOctober 2011: http://goo.gl/2xVn92012-01-04 13:14:09299251318
Daniel James44What with all the recent #Hobbit related news (the trailer - http://goo.gl/CMBDw & Production Video 5 - http://goo.gl/gkhtT), I thought I would share my current Hobbit Fans circle. These are all people I've circled after noticing they showed interest in some form or another about The Hobbit movies. Please feel free to add some, or all, of these people to your circles (but don't abuse it!).If you'd like to be included in the circle, let me know. Or, if you'd like to be removed, let me know as well. For all Hobbit-related news, please follow +"The Hobbit" Movie Fans and +The Hobbit Movies. Don't forget to interact! Oh, and use the #Hobbit hashtag.2011-12-24 06:34:27258302
Georg Holzer2,375Mein Media-ZirkelGeorg Holzer hat einen Kreis mit Ihnen geteilt.2011-09-29 21:50:12109228
Björn Lindahl263Here's my Android developer circle which originate from the post +John Hostile did a while ago that started to list Android developers here on G+. The circle have been extended with people I've come across that mention they are Anddoid devs in their About page. If you feel that someone is missing or you feel that you shouldn't be on this list, give me a heads up in the comment. Here's Johns post if you're interestedhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/104570711580136846518/posts/CECXy1zgn7FBjörn Lindahl shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 07:10:091491208

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2014-10-17 07:36:09 (70 comments, 57 reshares, 427 +1s)Open 

I thought I'd just drop this here. A few lesser known but interesting facts about the Nexus 6:
+ This is not the same camera sensor as on the new Moto X (thanks!). The Moto X (2014) uses a IMX135 while the Nexus 6 uses the more capable (and newer) IMX 214 - both by Sony. The latter is a stacked CMOS sensor with Exmor RS for better low-light performance. Also the Nexus 6 adds OIS and a f/2.0 aperture. On the paper Samsungs Note 4 camera should still be better (it has an IMX 240), but we'll have to see until more actual photos done with it pop up - I guess.
+ It will have an "ambient screen" mode. Google lists this is in the battery specs but doesn't detail what it is. My guess would be something similar to the Active Notifications of the Moto X.
+ I comes with Motorola's turbo charger included (you have to buy this seperately for the Moto X)
+ You will... more »

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2014-10-17 07:36:09 (70 comments, 57 reshares, 427 +1s)Open 

I thought I'd just drop this here. A few lesser known but interesting facts about the Nexus 6:
+ This is not the same camera sensor as on the new Moto X (thanks!). The Moto X (2014) uses a IMX135 while the Nexus 6 uses the more capable (and newer) IMX 214 - both by Sony. The latter is a stacked CMOS sensor with Exmor RS for better low-light performance. Also the Nexus 6 adds OIS and a f/2.0 aperture. On the paper Samsungs Note 4 camera should still be better (it has an IMX 240), but we'll have to see until more actual photos done with it pop up - I guess.
+ It will have an "ambient screen" mode. Google lists this is in the battery specs but doesn't detail what it is. My guess would be something similar to the Active Notifications of the Moto X.
+ I comes with Motorola's turbo charger included (you have to buy this seperately for the Moto X)
+ You will... more »

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2014-10-17 07:36:09 (70 comments, 57 reshares, 427 +1s)Open 

I thought I'd just drop this here. A few lesser known but interesting facts about the Nexus 6:
+ This is not the same camera sensor as on the new Moto X (thanks!). The Moto X (2014) uses a IMX135 while the Nexus 6 uses the more capable (and newer) IMX 214 - both by Sony. The latter is a stacked CMOS sensor with Exmor RS for better low-light performance. Also the Nexus 6 adds OIS and a f/2.0 aperture. On the paper Samsungs Note 4 camera should still be better (it has an IMX 240), but we'll have to see until more actual photos done with it pop up - I guess.
+ It will have an "ambient screen" mode. Google lists this is in the battery specs but doesn't detail what it is. My guess would be something similar to the Active Notifications of the Moto X.
+ I comes with Motorola's turbo charger included (you have to buy this seperately for the Moto X)
+ You will... more »

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2014-10-22 19:16:25 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

And then that happened :)))))) #inbox   #googleinbox  
P.S.: Sorry to say: Right now I've got no way to invite anyone else :(

And then that happened :)))))) #inbox   #googleinbox  
P.S.: Sorry to say: Right now I've got no way to invite anyone else :(___

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2014-10-22 18:53:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Inbetween all that hype surrounding Inbox Google also announced a major new revision for Google Earth on Android introducing better 3D graphics.
For those who don't want to wait for the update:
http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/earth/earth-8-0-0-2305-apk/

Inbetween all that hype surrounding Inbox Google also announced a major new revision for Google Earth on Android introducing better 3D graphics.
For those who don't want to wait for the update:
http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/earth/earth-8-0-0-2305-apk/___

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2014-10-22 17:05:39 (26 comments, 3 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Oh wow. That was fast. Google's Inbox just launched. So: Does someone have an invite for me? :) Pretty please! 

Oh wow. That was fast. Google's Inbox just launched. So: Does someone have an invite for me? :) Pretty please! ___

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2014-10-22 16:59:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Just in case. If ANYBODY gets an invite. Please invite me ;) Oh and just the obvious observation: The naming and this being seperate from Gmail makes me think that this might be positioned as a general purpose mail client - not just for Gmail but also other types of accounts. Hope they keep it all well seperated from the Google stuff if that turns out to be true.

Just in case. If ANYBODY gets an invite. Please invite me ;) Oh and just the obvious observation: The naming and this being seperate from Gmail makes me think that this might be positioned as a general purpose mail client - not just for Gmail but also other types of accounts. Hope they keep it all well seperated from the Google stuff if that turns out to be true.___

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2014-10-22 10:57:31 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Seems like Google is trying to revolutionize email. Again. A task-oriented approach seems like a great idea - but I'm not so sure if the majority of people will adjust to that. They are very used to email the way it is now - no matter how much it sucks.

Seems like Google is trying to revolutionize email. Again. A task-oriented approach seems like a great idea - but I'm not so sure if the majority of people will adjust to that. They are very used to email the way it is now - no matter how much it sucks.___

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2014-10-21 23:04:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Update incoming

What you need to know about the new Android Wear update coming to your #Moto360: http://bit.ly/1CSeD9c___Update incoming

2014-10-21 21:10:53 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Turns out Android 5.0 might be pretttty difficult to root cause Google has further tightened security. Which is great for users, don't get me wrong, but rooting devices that the manufacturer doesn't allow to be unlocked might be very hard to root from now on. So choose your device wisely...

On LPX13D, SELinux, and root

As promised, here are some more details about the current situation.

Why it breaks

Google has really put some effort into better securing Android, and we've seen a lot of SELinux related commits to the AOSP tree over the past months. There is some disconnect between the AOSP tree and actual L preview builds, some things from AOSP are not in the L preview build, and vice versa. Ultimately, it's a pretty good bet these things will mostly align, though.

On most devices and firmwares, SuperSU's daemon is started by the install-recovery.sh service script that runs at system boot time, as user root with the init context. This is what the daemon needs to function.

Recently, they've started requiring all started services to run in their own SELinux context, instead of init. Developers and security guys following AOSP have known this was coming; AOSP builds have been logging complaints about this specific service not having its own context for a while now.

Now this script runs as root, but as the install_recovery context, which breaks SuperSU's operation, as it is a very restrictive context.

In the last AOSP build I have tried (a few weeks old), there were a fair number of other holes that we could use to launch the daemon. At first glance(!), it seems those have all been closed. An impressive feat by the guys working on this, if it proves true.

How to fix it

To fix root, all that really had to be done was ensure the daemon's startup script is run at boot as the root user with the init context.

There are multiple ways to do this, but unfortunately for now it seems that it does require a modified kernel package (changing the ramdisk).

In the modified kernel packages I've posted for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, the daemon's startup is fixed by commenting out the line in init.rc that forces the install-recovery.sh script to run as the install_recovery context, so now it runs as init again, and all is well.

Repercussions

As stated above, it seems for now that modifications to the kernel package are required to have root, we cannot attain it with only modifications to the system partition.

Combine that with a locked bootloader (and optionally dm-verity) and a device becomes nigh unrootable - exactly as intended by the security guys.

Exploit-based roots are already harder to do thanks to SELinux, and now because of the kernel requirements for persistent root, these exploits will need to be run at every boot. Exploits that make the system unstable (as many do) are thus out as well.

Of course, this is all dependent on OEMs implementing everything exactly right. If a certain OEM doesn't protect one of their services correctly, then we can leverage that to launch the daemon without kernel modifications. While I'm fairly certain this will be the case for a bunch of devices and firmwares, especially the earlier L firmwares, this is not something you should expect or base decisions on. It is now thus more important than ever to buy unlocked devices if you want root.

It might also mean that every firmware update will require re-rooting, and OTA survival mode will be broken. For many (but far from all) devices we can probably automate patching the kernel package right in the SuperSU installer ZIP. We can try to keep it relatively easy, but updating stock firmwares while maintaining root is probably not going to work as easy and fast as it did until now.

Apps need updates

Unsurprisingly, with a new major Android release, apps will need updates. None more so than apps that go beyond the Android API, as root apps do, but even some non-root apps will be affected by the security changes.

As one example, someone posted in the SuperSU thread of a kernel flashing app that didn't work. From the logcat you could see that it was looking for partitions in /dev/block from its normal non-root user and non-init context. That used to be possible, but now it is restricted: normal apps no longer have read access there. 

The solution for that app is actually quite simple: list the /dev/block contents using root instead. But simple solution or not, the app will still need to be updated.

By far most root apps should be updateable for L without too much issue. There are indeed exceptions that will need some special care, but those are rare.

Permissive vs enforcing

The kernel packages I posted for the Nexus 5 and 7 LPX13D  firmware keep SELinux mostly set to enforcing. I say mostly, because SuperSU actually switches a small part of the system to permissive, so apps calling su can do most things without much interference. The details on this are lengthy (yes, your apps will be able to modify policies as well if needed, which should be rare), and I will document these for other developers after L retail release, assuming it will all still work at that time.

Alternatively, you can set the whole system to permissive or otherwise disable SELinux. There are other kernel packages released that indeed do this. The advantage here is that it instantly fixes some apps' issues, as the SELinux based restrictions have all gone the way of the dodo. The disadvantage here is that you've just shut down a major part of the security system of the device.

Some would argue that a device with an unlocked bootloader, root, encrypted modem firmwares of which nobody really knows what they're doing, etc, is inherently insecure, and thus disabling SELinux doesn't make much difference.

I personally disagree with this. While I do agree that these things weaken security down from the ideal level, I would still not disable more security features than I absolutely need to. Just because you cannot eliminate all attack vectors, is no reason to just completely give up on defending against them.

It is of course your own choice if you want to run a permissive system or not. I will strive to keep everything working in enforcing mode though, and I hope other root app developers will do the same - as stated earlier in the post, I believe this is still possible.

(everything in this post is subject to change for retail L release, obviously)___Turns out Android 5.0 might be pretttty difficult to root cause Google has further tightened security. Which is great for users, don't get me wrong, but rooting devices that the manufacturer doesn't allow to be unlocked might be very hard to root from now on. So choose your device wisely...

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2014-10-21 20:54:11 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Guess that counts as official confirmation

Guess that counts as official confirmation___

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2014-10-21 20:30:09 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

+The Verge has the first Nexus 6 hands-on - and - surprise! -  seems to be prett impressed with the camera. Cautiously optimistic now.

+The Verge has the first Nexus 6 hands-on - and - surprise! -  seems to be prett impressed with the camera. Cautiously optimistic now.___

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2014-10-21 20:19:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

How the times have changed...

___How the times have changed...

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2014-10-21 16:06:12 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

You want Songza support and the Material Design update for Google Play Music? It's here. Now.
Edit: Here is the new APK:
http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-play-music/google-play-music-5-7-1717q-1530520-apk/
Btw: This release is actually quite a bit newer than the leaked one from the Nexus 6 system image. (and has some further UI polish)

You want Songza support and the Material Design update for Google Play Music? It's here. Now.
Edit: Here is the new APK:
http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-play-music/google-play-music-5-7-1717q-1530520-apk/
Btw: This release is actually quite a bit newer than the leaked one from the Nexus 6 system image. (and has some further UI polish)___

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2014-10-21 15:48:19 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Great to see Google focusing on further improving user security.

Great to see Google focusing on further improving user security.___

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2014-10-21 09:33:38 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Article is in german but there are loads of screenshots of the new Google Apps for Android 5.0 in there. So you might take a look anyway.

Article is in german but there are loads of screenshots of the new Google Apps for Android 5.0 in there. So you might take a look anyway.___

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2014-10-20 21:56:44 (14 comments, 4 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Ooooh. Yes! The redesigned Google Calendar app also has a new widget that doesn't make me want to pull my eyes out.

Ooooh. Yes! The redesigned Google Calendar app also has a new widget that doesn't make me want to pull my eyes out.___

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2014-10-20 21:43:15 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Ambient Display is working just fine on the Nexus 4. #android #androidlollipop

Ambient Display is working just fine on the Nexus 4. #android #androidlollipop___

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2014-10-20 21:01:41 (14 comments, 4 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

If you still had doubts: The new Gmail app is going to fully replace the old email app (including exchange support) #androidlollipop   #android  

If you still had doubts: The new Gmail app is going to fully replace the old email app (including exchange support) #androidlollipop   #android  ___

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2014-10-20 20:23:22 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Looks like I'm on +Android Police  ! sorta ;)

Looks like I'm on +Android Police  ! sorta ;)___

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2014-10-20 20:12:04 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Playing around with the Android preview build[1] for the #nexus4  which already includes a bunch of redesigned Google apps (from a system dump of the Nexus 6/9). Really dig the Google Calendar and GMail redesigns. Muuuuuuuuuch better. Also Google Fit looks positively minimalistic. Other apps look more like their current versions with hints of Material Design applied (like the Music app - meh).
Oh and btw: Android 5.0 is screaming fast on the N4.

[1] http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-4/development/lpv-79-mako-port-beta-t2807446

Playing around with the Android preview build[1] for the #nexus4  which already includes a bunch of redesigned Google apps (from a system dump of the Nexus 6/9). Really dig the Google Calendar and GMail redesigns. Muuuuuuuuuch better. Also Google Fit looks positively minimalistic. Other apps look more like their current versions with hints of Material Design applied (like the Music app - meh).
Oh and btw: Android 5.0 is screaming fast on the N4.

[1] http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-4/development/lpv-79-mako-port-beta-t2807446___

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2014-10-20 18:45:12 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

As I've been speculating a few days ago, here is the confirmation. The #nexus6  will have its own implementation of Motorolas Active Display.

As I've been speculating a few days ago, here is the confirmation. The #nexus6  will have its own implementation of Motorolas Active Display.___

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2014-10-20 08:56:35 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

This and the new Google Play Music may have to be two Android 5.0 redesigns I'm looking forward the most. And great to see them unify the email apps, now only hope this also includes Exchange support...  #androidlollipop  

This and the new Google Play Music may have to be two Android 5.0 redesigns I'm looking forward the most. And great to see them unify the email apps, now only hope this also includes Exchange support...  #androidlollipop  ___

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2014-10-20 07:29:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Another one of the nice little improvements in #androidlollipop  Hidden in the app settings you get improved memory stats, seperating usage of system and apps. #android  

Another one of the nice little improvements in #androidlollipop  Hidden in the app settings you get improved memory stats, seperating usage of system and apps. #android  ___

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2014-10-19 09:11:21 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

A first look at #androidlollipop  for +derStandard.at/Web tl;dr (or don't speak german). Loads of improvements compared to the first preview. Much material design goodness. But Google is also still holding back a bunch of stuff obviously.

A first look at #androidlollipop  for +derStandard.at/Web tl;dr (or don't speak german). Loads of improvements compared to the first preview. Much material design goodness. But Google is also still holding back a bunch of stuff obviously.___

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2014-10-19 08:00:20 (7 comments, 30 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

Can't stop doing this all the time So pretty. #materialdesign   #android   #androidlollipop  

Can't stop doing this all the time So pretty. #materialdesign   #android   #androidlollipop  ___

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2014-10-17 21:37:19 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Smart Lock is here and it works perfectly fine. So if a certain Bluetooth or NFC device is available the lock screen will be disabled (if you wish so). Think: Smartwatch. #android #lollipop #preview

Smart Lock is here and it works perfectly fine. So if a certain Bluetooth or NFC device is available the lock screen will be disabled (if you wish so). Think: Smartwatch. #android #lollipop #preview___

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2014-10-17 18:11:54 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

The Nexus 9 can now be preordered on the Play Store (including Austria ;) )

The Nexus 9 can now be preordered on the Play Store (including Austria ;) )___

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2014-10-17 17:19:48 (27 comments, 2 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Hello beauty! Some first observations: seems like this is more of a clean AOSP build, with only very few apps installed. Guess Google wants to keep some surprises for the final release. There is even the old AOSP browser included ;) besides that everything is much improved in comparison to the first preview. Loads of neat touches. And a totally redone setup process. #android50 #lollipop

Hello beauty! Some first observations: seems like this is more of a clean AOSP build, with only very few apps installed. Guess Google wants to keep some surprises for the final release. There is even the old AOSP browser included ;) besides that everything is much improved in comparison to the first preview. Loads of neat touches. And a totally redone setup process. #android50 #lollipop___

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2014-10-17 16:23:07 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Wohooooo. Here it is. The final Android L Developer preview! Downloading right now ;) BTW: Download links seem to be broken, so here are the right ones:
Nexus 5 http://storage.googleapis.com/androiddevelopers/finalpreview/hammerhead-lpx13d-preview-f7596f51.tgz

Nexus 7 (2013) http://storage.googleapis.com/androiddevelopers/finalpreview/razor-lpx13d-preview-ae4f461f.tgz

Wohooooo. Here it is. The final Android L Developer preview! Downloading right now ;) BTW: Download links seem to be broken, so here are the right ones:
Nexus 5 http://storage.googleapis.com/androiddevelopers/finalpreview/hammerhead-lpx13d-preview-f7596f51.tgz

Nexus 7 (2013) http://storage.googleapis.com/androiddevelopers/finalpreview/razor-lpx13d-preview-ae4f461f.tgz___

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2014-10-17 07:36:09 (70 comments, 57 reshares, 427 +1s)Open 

I thought I'd just drop this here. A few lesser known but interesting facts about the Nexus 6:
+ This is not the same camera sensor as on the new Moto X (thanks!). The Moto X (2014) uses a IMX135 while the Nexus 6 uses the more capable (and newer) IMX 214 - both by Sony. The latter is a stacked CMOS sensor with Exmor RS for better low-light performance. Also the Nexus 6 adds OIS and a f/2.0 aperture. On the paper Samsungs Note 4 camera should still be better (it has an IMX 240), but we'll have to see until more actual photos done with it pop up - I guess.
+ It will have an "ambient screen" mode. Google lists this is in the battery specs but doesn't detail what it is. My guess would be something similar to the Active Notifications of the Moto X.
+ I comes with Motorola's turbo charger included (you have to buy this seperately for the Moto X)
+ You will... more »

I thought I'd just drop this here. A few lesser known but interesting facts about the Nexus 6:
+ This is not the same camera sensor as on the new Moto X (thanks!). The Moto X (2014) uses a IMX135 while the Nexus 6 uses the more capable (and newer) IMX 214 - both by Sony. The latter is a stacked CMOS sensor with Exmor RS for better low-light performance. Also the Nexus 6 adds OIS and a f/2.0 aperture. On the paper Samsungs Note 4 camera should still be better (it has an IMX 240), but we'll have to see until more actual photos done with it pop up - I guess.
+ It will have an "ambient screen" mode. Google lists this is in the battery specs but doesn't detail what it is. My guess would be something similar to the Active Notifications of the Moto X.
+ I comes with Motorola's turbo charger included (you have to buy this seperately for the Moto X)
+ You will get six months of free "Google Play Access" (I guess they mean Google Play Music All Access)___

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2014-10-17 05:16:23 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Nexus 6: pretty much sums it up ; via +Artem Russakovskii

Nexus 6: pretty much sums it up ; via +Artem Russakovskii___

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2014-10-16 19:23:35 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Something to read for a free weekend. Or two.

Something to read for a free weekend. Or two.___

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2014-10-16 18:02:03 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Coming up: Chromecast 2! 5 GHz WiFi is all I need :)))

Coming up: Chromecast 2! 5 GHz WiFi is all I need :)))___

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2014-10-16 11:37:55 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

And here is the first Nexus 9 video. No clue what they are saying but still a lot of interesting detals. New app drawer, dedicated Google Fit app - oh  and some pretty nice hardware, too ;)

And here is the first Nexus 9 video. No clue what they are saying but still a lot of interesting detals. New app drawer, dedicated Google Fit app - oh  and some pretty nice hardware, too ;)___

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2014-10-16 09:24:38 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

A few thoughts on why the Nexus 6 is so much more expensive than earlier Nexus devices. tl;dr: Basically I think this is Google getting out of the way. Until now they put price pressure on Samsung and others - which I'm pretty sure they didn't like. That's over now for the sake of peace between Google and their partners. Also I can't stop the feeling that the Nexus 6 basically is a consequence of the Android Silver intiative (if it may succeed at a later point or not).

A few thoughts on why the Nexus 6 is so much more expensive than earlier Nexus devices. tl;dr: Basically I think this is Google getting out of the way. Until now they put price pressure on Samsung and others - which I'm pretty sure they didn't like. That's over now for the sake of peace between Google and their partners. Also I can't stop the feeling that the Nexus 6 basically is a consequence of the Android Silver intiative (if it may succeed at a later point or not).___

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2014-10-15 21:19:29 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Finally: The official Android Lollipop Statue unveiling video. Now I can go to sleep ;)

Finally: The official Android Lollipop Statue unveiling video. Now I can go to sleep ;)___

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2014-10-15 20:13:24 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Plex supporting Nexus Player: Check.

Plex supporting Nexus Player: Check.___

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2014-10-15 20:09:29 (48 comments, 1 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

So after the initial rush: What's your take on the Nexus 6?
Myself I think it sounds like a pretty interesting device, high-end specs an I'm definitely ready for a phablet sized device. Still there are some points that concern me: First: The AMOLED display. In general I love AMOLED, but so far only Samsung itself gets the best AMOLEDs, also the Moto X is pretty badly calibrated - but maybe Google improves on that. So we'll see. Same goes for the camera, but at least it has OIS (the Moto X hasn't) so it could actually be better. Oh and I hope that wireless charging and water resistance turns out to be true (only Motorola lists that right now). Everything else seems top-notch. (for me - I simply don't care about microSD for instance)

So after the initial rush: What's your take on the Nexus 6?
Myself I think it sounds like a pretty interesting device, high-end specs an I'm definitely ready for a phablet sized device. Still there are some points that concern me: First: The AMOLED display. In general I love AMOLED, but so far only Samsung itself gets the best AMOLEDs, also the Moto X is pretty badly calibrated - but maybe Google improves on that. So we'll see. Same goes for the camera, but at least it has OIS (the Moto X hasn't) so it could actually be better. Oh and I hope that wireless charging and water resistance turns out to be true (only Motorola lists that right now). Everything else seems top-notch. (for me - I simply don't care about microSD for instance)___

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2014-10-15 19:17:46 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Good surprises are good. Seems like the Nexus 7 (2012) will also get Android 5.0 - two and a half years after being introduced. Way to go, Google! Way to go!

Good surprises are good. Seems like the Nexus 7 (2012) will also get Android 5.0 - two and a half years after being introduced. Way to go, Google! Way to go!___

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2014-10-15 17:25:14 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Puuuuuuuhhh. So according to Motorola the #nexus6  will feature wireless charging after all :)))))

Puuuuuuuhhh. So according to Motorola the #nexus6  will feature wireless charging after all :)))))___

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2014-10-15 16:58:11 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Interesting tidbit: Google still lists the Nexus 5 on the official webpage and they even use new Android 5.0 screens. So i guess they will continue to sell it.

Interesting tidbit: Google still lists the Nexus 5 on the official webpage and they even use new Android 5.0 screens. So i guess they will continue to sell it.___

2014-10-15 16:53:33 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Puuuuh. Good. The Nexus 4 will get Android 5.0 after all :)

I know there is a meme for this somewhere but... be assured the missing "Nexus 4" in the Lollipop update notice is just a mistake, we are fixing it now :) Now please put down your pitchforks again and let's have some candy !___Puuuuh. Good. The Nexus 4 will get Android 5.0 after all :)

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2014-10-15 16:11:29 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Here is my coverage on today's announcements. Still evolving as I add new infos, so be nice and check back a few times ;) #android   #nexus6   #nexus9  

Here is my coverage on today's announcements. Still evolving as I add new infos, so be nice and check back a few times ;) #android   #nexus6   #nexus9  ___

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2014-10-15 15:48:35 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Suddenly feeling the urge to re-watch Kojak. No clue why though #android

Suddenly feeling the urge to re-watch Kojak. No clue why though #android___

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2014-10-15 15:29:27 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

One thing I really hope Google has improved for the #nexus6  is the camera. Got the Moto X yesterday and I have to say I feel kinda underwhelmed by its camera. Barely better than the one of the Nexus 5. So I hope they didn't just choose the same one - although I fear it might turn out like this...

One thing I really hope Google has improved for the #nexus6  is the camera. Got the Moto X yesterday and I have to say I feel kinda underwhelmed by its camera. Barely better than the one of the Nexus 5. So I hope they didn't just choose the same one - although I fear it might turn out like this...___

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2014-10-15 15:14:34 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

No connection to any announcement that might or might not happen later today ;)

Woo, big Androidify 2.0 update!

- Pick a move and watch your Android character laugh, dance, cheer, rock out, or all sorts of other moves.
- Share your characters as emoticons & GIFs.
- Share your characters on Androidify.com and they could get picked to be in an Android TV commercial or YouTube video.
- Lots of new clothes & accessories to choose from.
- A new and improved UI.
- Translated into English, Japanese, Korean, French and German.___No connection to any announcement that might or might not happen later today ;)

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2014-10-15 14:38:29 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Well - let's just hope those prices are wrong. 569+ Euros for the Nexus 6 would be waaaaay more expensive than the Nexus 5. :-/

Well - let's just hope those prices are wrong. 569+ Euros for the Nexus 6 would be waaaaay more expensive than the Nexus 5. :-/___

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2014-10-15 04:40:03 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Oh darn. Yet another way to break web encryption.

Oh darn. Yet another way to break web encryption.___

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2014-10-15 04:20:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Finally!

Max sent you a WhatsApp message, marycam81 tagged you in a photo, your Lyft has arrived… these are just some of the reasons for pulling out your phone.  You want to know about the things that matter to you, but you don't want to be distracted by your phone when you could be enjoying the moment.

Today we’re launching Notification Sync on Glass, which means you can see your Android phone app notifications at a glance. You may have already seen this with Android Wear, but now when you put Glass on, you can get the information you need when you need it—all without taking your phone out of your pocket. 

The latest Glass update is heading your way this week.  You’ll also need the newest version of MyGlass (v3.3.0). Don’t worry, it’ll be here on Wednesday. Until then, check out this short video to learn how to set it up. 

#glassupdates___Finally!

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2014-10-14 20:19:59 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

rofl Google is having soooo much fun trolling us ;)

Met some sweet new friends today. #NationalDessertDay #Android ___rofl Google is having soooo much fun trolling us ;)

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2014-10-14 20:15:46 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

The Google Play Movies app for Chrome [1] now also supports Chromecast on Linux, Windows and OS X. Until now this was Chrome OS only. Good.
[1] https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-play-movies-tv/gdijeikdkaembjbdobgfkoidjkpbmlkd

The Google Play Movies app for Chrome [1] now also supports Chromecast on Linux, Windows and OS X. Until now this was Chrome OS only. Good.
[1] https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-play-movies-tv/gdijeikdkaembjbdobgfkoidjkpbmlkd___

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2014-10-14 16:53:11 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

What a shame that this will be a Verizon exclusive. Quite the powerful hardware. 5.2 inch display with QHD, 3.900 mAh battery. Wow.

What a shame that this will be a Verizon exclusive. Quite the powerful hardware. 5.2 inch display with QHD, 3.900 mAh battery. Wow.___

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