Google’s Edu Device Setup App Updated for Android 4.4.3, Still No Sign of the Update

Google updated its Edu Device Setup app this afternoon with a changelog that mentions Android 4.4.3. As you probably recall from yesterday, Sprint told us to expect an update on the Nexus 5 to Android 4.4.3 at any time, though the update has yet to surface on a device in the wild.

This changelog doesn’t give us much else in the way of when we can expect the update or what will be included in it, but I think it’s safe to assume that it should be here any day. If both Google and Sprint think the update is ready, I’d be surprised if we don’t have a download link for you very shortly.  (more…)

YouTube for Android Updated to 5.6.31, Brings Live Video Casting to Chromecast

Welcome to Google’s Update Wednesday, folks! Now that we have the introduction of Google’s Camera to the Play Store, and the Chrome Remote Desktop app as well, we’re now on to more minor updates. A new YouTube update brings some minor, but welcome, changes, including the ability to cast live videos to your Chromecast, a feature we first saw on desktop recently. (more…)

Google Posts Q1 Earnings for 2014 – Revenue Hits $15.4 Billion, Up 19% Year-over-year

It’s earnings day for Google, which just posted its Q1 results for the year of 2014. Revenue hit $15.4 billion (profit of $6.27 per share), up 19% year-over-year, despite missing analysts’ estimates of $6.40 per share on about $15.5 billion in revenue.

Google saw a slight decrease year-over-year of 9% in cost-per-click, a metric used to estimate how much Google can charge for advertisements, which was still on par with what Google saw in Q4 of 2013. (more…)

Dreams Crushed: Google Has No Current Plans to Bring Google Fiber to NYC Area

A job posting which was recently spotted online, reportedly pointed to unannounced plans of Google’s to bring its Internet service, Google Fiber to the New York City area.

To the dismay of NYC residents, a Google spokesperson has confirmed to Ars Technica that the company has no plans to bring Google Fiber to New York.

Here is the brief, but to the point statement made from the Google spokesperson.  (more…)

Video: Google Camera Quick Look and Tour

As you now know, Google released a stand-alone camera app, called Google Camera, to the Play store this morning. The app is a major step towards bringing an excellent camera experience to not only Nexus devices (which have sorely needed it), but other Android handsets as well, since it runs on any device with Android 4.4+.

The new camera app introduces a brand new UI that replaces the old, confusing, and difficult-to-navigate UI of the stock Android app for Nexus phones. It’s refreshing actually, with a slideout camera options menu, a 100% viewfinder, and a massive shutter button that you likely won’t miss.  (more…)