UPDATE: Google Hiccuped and the Earth Kept Spinning

Google Down - AkihabaraNews.com

JAPAN UPDATE:
Aside from the obscene lack of decent cheeseburgers, all's well.

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Previously on Battlestar Akihabattara:
Google Apps for business: check.
Personal Gmail: check.
G+: not so much with the check.

Many Google Services Down
We're experiencing Google weirdness - and reflecting on how fast the internet freaks out when Google slips a bit.

How are things where you are?

Got Gmail?

Got G+?

Self-driving car?

We just got a comment from a guy who says 7-11 is a viable option for free, public wi-fi in Japan - via Google Apps for business - so... that's a good sign!

 

 

 

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Akihabaranews.com .みんな new gTLD domain

Google has released .みんな - a new domain extension for Japanese who want to carve out their own, new space on the Internet.

.みんな (.minna) literally means "everybody" in Japanese, and is being positioned by Google as an alternate online address space for Japanese.

au by KDDI - Google tablet "Nexus 7" Wi-Fi model

 

au by KDDI is going to release Google's Android 4.3 7.0 inch tablet "Nexus 7" Wi-Fi model (16GB, 32GB) on August 28.

Full HD IPS LED panel (1920x1200 dots), 2 cameras (Front: 1.2 mega pixels, Rare: 5 mega pixels), and Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz Quad Core CPU are built-in.

Size: 114mm x 200mm x 8.6mm
Weight: 290g
Memory: 2GB

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Y!mobile announced the release of Google's new Nexus 6 smartphone.

They will be the only telecommunications carrier that will handle Nexus 6. The release date and price haven't been announced yet.

DAIMAOU - G.G-B - February 05, 2014

The first red Nexus 5 device is now available on Google Play. Nexus 5 is the first Google phone to be offered in three colors: red, white and black. Launched last October in partnership by LG and Google, Nexus 5 received praise as a stylish, high-performance Google phone. Nexus 5 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, a stunning 5-inch Full HD IPS display and runs Android 4.4, KitKat, the latest version of the Android OS.

On Google Play in Japan, the Google's platform Android Wear built-in LG's new smart watch - LG G Watch - went on sale today. The price is 22,900 yen.

Information and photos of Samsung's Gear Live is also currently listed on Google Play, but it still says that Gear Live will be out in the near future.

Google unveiled their newly developed gadget Google Nihongo Nyuryoku Magic Hand (Japanese language input magic hand) today. It was developed to help make using smart devices easier.

It is able to solve problems that arise from the use of a touch panel, such as the following:

- it is sometimes hard to control with hands with long nails or while wearing gloves or a bandage
- screens can sometimes get dirty with fingerprints
- screens can sometimes be poorly responsive

Motorola - Moto X

Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Motorola Mobility unit today announced a flagship Moto X smartphone with customizable colors, in an effort to revive the business after falling behind Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co.

Google's new HDMI streaming media player "Chromecast" mirrors online content such as TV shows, movies and music from smartphones, tablets, and notebook PCs to a TV screen.

Compatible online content includes Google Play Movies, YouTube, dVideo (provided by NTT docomo), Video Pass (provided by au), movies/TV shows/videos/music/photos/website from Chrome browsers and so on. Android smartphone, tablet, iPhone, iPad, Windows Chrome or Mac Chrome can be used as a remote control.

Google unveils Japanese pricing for Nexus 6 on Japanese Google Play 
The release date hasn't been stated clearly. It says soon-to-be-released.