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THIS JUST IN: Google has publicly acknowledged the existence of the "What's New" section in the Play Store!

The company is rumored to be considering filling out this section of the Play Store when it posts updates, which would serve to inform users—in plain text—of the latest changes in Google's apps. Traditionally, the only way to obtain such information is through the use of crowdsourced comparisons in site comment sections or labor-intensive teardowns.

Officially Google remains non-committal though, claiming "bug fixes and performance improvements" should be the only description necessary for an app update. Plus, the company is more concerned about its primary development platform, iOS, where it recently launched the latest version of Hangouts. 

We'll be following this story closely as it develops. <3
 
Another very minor tweak for the What's New section.
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Hahaha The sarcasm is strong in this one. 
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Here's the show!
 
Last night's show was a doozy in so many ways. But it gave birth to the concept of a Hot Tub Piano Machine. So there's that.

With +Ron Amadeo joining +Jason Howell and +Ron Richards.

We discuss the end of Eclipse support, the end of Jason's Moto360, the end of battery's that suck (wishful thinking), the end of an awesome app... man, on second thought, last night's show seems like a bummer. But I promise it's not. You'll also discover a segment devoted to "leaky rear dimples." And for that, I'm truly sorry.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6fR5Tia3kc

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+Salvatore Barrile Sorry, I don't mean to ignore anyone. G+ notifications are so spammy nowadays that it's easy to miss stuff. =)

But no, I don't have a Mipad.  Is MIUI any different on tablets?
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It's weird that the most important UIs in an Android skin are the notification panel, recent apps, and settings. The rest can be replaced.
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THEY KNOW.
 
It has been a long journey till here. And it is just getting started. There is some amount of pride to see something you started reach such a huge milestone. But most of it is the responsibility of meeting and exceeding user expectations. Your feedback, be it here on G+, or in Play Store reviews or via in-app mechanism helps drive our roadmap. So please keep it coming.
P.S. Unlike what the /r/Android subreddit says, the Hangouts team does come to work every morning trying to make it better :). Good stuff is coming.
Not many Android apps can say they've been installed a billion times. In fact, before today there were only ten - and out of those ten, only three of them... by Michael Crider in Applications, News
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Love it.. App
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Hey I know, let's use an $80 HTC phone in the promo for our luxury smart home app. DAT BEZEL. (a Desire 510)

Every single Nest product costs more than this device. I guess when you spend $500 or whatever on outfitting your home with smoke detectors you don't have a lot left over for a decent phone.
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That is not even Lollipop, that's L preview :D
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Can't say I'm impressed with iOS 9.
iOS 9 takes a lot from its biggest competitor—and something from Windows 8, too.
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BRB moving to China.
"Unwanted" apps can't be removed and eat into data plans, lawsuit alleges.
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+Ron Amadeo​ that's unfortunate. I was hoping that maybe Google had a replacement TV remote app since +HTC​ stopped supporting theirs.
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Edit: We're live!

I'll be on +All About Android in about 2 hours with +Jason Howell and +Ron Richards, tune in at live.twit.tv !
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+Jason Howell on the contrary..You guys rule! Awesome show...drip drip drip...haha
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What's new in iOS Hangouts 4.0

If you're like me and don't use the iOS version of Hangouts much, this before/after gallery of the 4.0 update is helpful. There are some iOS-specific things (like the top menu) that will probably stay on iOS.
Lots of UI tweaks put an emphasis on sending your friends more than just text.
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Funny how even a Google product gets updated on iOS first. :D
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Xiaomi Mi 4i Review
Go price out another 1080p Snapdragon 615 phone. Go ahead. How many hundreds of dollars more is it than this?

Xiaomi's got a store in the US now. It seems inevitable that someday they'll be for sale here. 
A Snapdragon 615 and 3120 mAh battery are a steal, but the skin needs updating.
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Can't wait for lawsuits.
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Let's kick off E3 with a YouTube Gaming deep dive!
A slick interface, huge user base, and tons of content should have Twitch worried.
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Id say twitch was the ultimate twitch killer, they trashed themselves with no help from others.
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YOUTUBE GAMING! =D

I'm at the event right now and can ask questions in a bit. Send me questions you have in the comments.

Update: Event over, questions asked, hands-on article coming with answers. Thanks guys <3
Google takes on Twitch.tv and builds a livestreaming site right into YouTube.
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Why US and UK only? That's not the right way to fight twitch.
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