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Dear handset makers: Give me the best quality display you can buy, even if it doesn’t do 1080p

Dear handset makers: Give me the best quality display you can buy, even if it doesn’t do 1080p

Earlier today, just a handful of hours ago actually, I covered a rumor about the next Nexus that said the phone was going to ship with a 720p display instead of a 1080p panel. At first I was upset, furious even, but then I began trying to understand the logic behind the decision.

Will the Nexus 5 skip the large 1080p screen trend and go for 720p and portability instead?

Will the Nexus 5 skip the large 1080p screen trend and go for 720p and portability instead?

A new rumor coming out of Phone Arena says that the next Nexus phone isn’t going to have a 1080p screen; it’s going to have a 720p panel that measures just 4.5 inches diagonal. The display is said to occupy 88% of the front of the device. To put that number into some perspective, the 5 inch screen in Sony’s Xperia ZL takes up “only” 76% of the front of the device.

Rumor: Motorola X Phone to launch in November; 4.8″ 1080p screen, Snapdragon 800

Rumor: Motorola X Phone to launch in November; 4.8″ 1080p screen, Snapdragon 800

Another day, another rumor. This time it’s about Motorola’s first “real” phone. I say “real” because Motorola had several devices in development when Google snatched them up back in May 2012. We’re nearing in on the one year anniversary of the aquisition, which means we’re getting closer and closer to seeing the first “real” Motorola smartphone that has the Google touch.

FT: Google’s Android division is working on a “smart watch”

FT: Google’s Android division is working on a “smart watch”

The Financial Times says Google is working on a smart watch. To be more specific, Google’s Android division is in charge of the watch’s development. They don’t say when it’s going to come out, how much it’s going to cost, or what it’s going to look like, but they do confirm that the project exists.

Straight from the horse’s mouth: Android and Chrome OS will not merge, at least not yet

Straight from the horse’s mouth: Android and Chrome OS will not merge, at least not yet

Reuters says more in one sentence than I can:

“Google’s Chrome and Android operating systems will remain separate products but could have more overlap, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said, a week after the two came under a single boss.”

Video: Here’s what the next version of Google Play is going to look like

Video: Here’s what the next version of Google Play is going to look like

Google Play, the place where Google expects you to go to buy apps, music, books, everything, is going to get updated to version 4.0 pretty soon. Two websites, Droid-Life and Android Police, managed to get their hands on the new version of Google Play before everyone else. Droid-Life recorded a six minute video that I’ve embedded below that walks you through everything; Android Police on the other hand, they took a bunch of screenshots.

Google Keep just went live, and watching the media warn people about it is remarkable

Google Keep just went live, and watching the media warn people about it is remarkable

Google Keep accidentally went live a few days ago. I called it nothing more than an Evernote clone. Earlier this morning, Keep went live for real. Several media outlets have already come to the same conclusion, that it’s just another note taking service, but something else also happened.

Video: Google’s new ad for the Nexus 10 is high on emotion, low on actual content

Video: Google’s new ad for the Nexus 10 is high on emotion, low on actual content

The video below is Google’s latest advertisement for their flagship 10 inch tablet, the Samsung manufactured Nexus 10. If you can’t watch it, you’re not missing much. All it shows is a couple expecting a baby having an argument on Google+ about what to name their child. She wants Alfie, he wants Kevin, and in the end they settle on Alvin.

Will the next Nexus really have a Nikon camera? I don’t buy it.

Will the next Nexus really have a Nikon camera? I don’t buy it.

PhoneArena recently published a rumor that hit the internet like a lightening bolt. They say that the next Nexus phone, which they’re calling the Nexus 5, will have a camera that has Nikon branding.

Google to launch an Evernote clone called Keep

Google to launch an Evernote clone called Keep

There are people out there who refuse to throw anything away because they think their garbage will some day prove to be useful. These people are called hoarders. The same type of mentality exists in the digital world, and thanks to services such as Evernote, Instapaper, and Pocket, anyone can archive just about any random piece of junk they come across the internet.