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Google Shopper next to fall out of existence, app being retired on August 30

The Google streamlining continues, with the announcement now that their dedicating shopping app, Google Shopper, will be retired come August 30. The app acts as a front for Google's web-based shopping curation service, and helps people find products and prices in their local areas as well. But, in around a months time the app will disappear. From the Google Commerce Blog:

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Google+ Local being retired on August 7, another Google app bites the dust!

Google's never ending spring cleaning continues it seems, with the retirement of the Google+ Local iOS application destined for August 7. The app, which hasn't even been updated for the iPhone 5 as it is, acts as a directory for such locations as bars, restaurants, gas stations and local attractions. An email being sent out to users of the app regarding the closure was obtained by 9to5Mac:

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See Google's next iPad competitor live in San Francisco with Android Central!

It's a busy week once again here at Mobile Nations, and once more we hand over to our buddies at Android Central for another important event taking place later today. Google has invited members of the press to have "breakfast with Sundar Pichai," the Chrome and Android chief. Possible unveils could be the much leaked Nexus 7 successor, Android 4.3, and since this is Google, there could be a couple of surprises thrown in along the way.

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Google confirms Latitude will be retired, someone, somewhere may miss it

Besides this mornings news that the new Google Maps will soon be heading our way, Google has also confirmed that Latitude, their location sharing service, will be retired on August 9. After this date the Latitude for iPhone application will stop working, along with any other Latitude API based applications. Someone, somewhere may shed a little tear, but while it may be gone, location sharing shall live on at Google in a different guise.

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New Google Maps with iPad support hitting the App Store soon

Back in May at Google I/O, the folks at Mountain View promised a new version of Google Maps would be hitting this summer, complete with support for the iPad. It's now summer, and it's coming real soon. The new Maps has just hit Android smartphones and tablets, and according to a post on the Official Google Blog, it will be appearing in the App Store very soon:

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Gmail update for iOS adds new inbox support and notification options

The new look Gmail inbox started rolling out to the web interface last week, and today's update to the iOS app brings it to your iPhone and iPad. We're not treated to a visual upgrade too, but then, the iOS app has had the slide-out drawer interface for some time now.

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Go All Access with gMusic for Google Play Music, now supporting Google's streaming service

Google might have just announced they plan to bring Google Play Music All Access to iOS in a matter of weeks, but that doesn't mean you can't try the service out right now. Independent offering, gMusic, was recently updated to support Google's new streaming service, and then updated again to remove some of the bugs. In lieu of having an official app yet, and with an All Access subscription burning a hole in my ears, lets see if gMusic hits the right note.

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Google Play Music All Access officially launching on iOS

Google's SVP of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai, dropped a pretty huge piece of news our way at the D11 conference; Google Play Music All Access is coming to iOS. Currently, there's unofficial apps that will get you into Google's new streaming service, but it's pretty huge news that Google is bringing it to iOS in an official capacity.

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Gmail for iOS and desktop getting overhauled, aims to put you back in control

Google's Gmail is the next service from Mountain View to go through an overhaul, and today they're showing off what is rolling out across the desktop and to iOS. The aim; to give back control of your inbox to you.

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Is the best Google phone the HTC One... or the iPhone 5?

The incredibly smart and well groomed folks over at Android Central have done their typically masterful job distilling down the current crop of flagships and picking their favorite Android phone of bunch -- the HTC One. But is the iPhone 5 even better for Google users?

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