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Google's mobile operating system will see a major new iteration each year. Major Android updates will now be yearly Longer battery life and boosted multi-tasking on the way to Google phones. Android M could be out by August Tech firms begin to feel the pressure from chancellor George Osborne's new diverted profits tax. Amazon is finally paying its way in the UK Instagram photo collages and Fruit Ninja maths lessons headline this week's round-up. 9 mobile apps you won't regret downloading A three-year old patent by Google would listen as you speak and control connected devices. Google's filed a patent for a smart teddy Global tech companies and spy agencies attended a confidential conference to discuss the aftermath of Edward Snowden. Apple and Google attend a spy summit Google's answer to Apple's TouchID biometric security may be around the corner. Android M tipped for fingerprint logins The Chrome application is now optimised for use on Apple Mac computers. Google Hangouts gain Mac OS X support From breaking records to shaping economic lingo, here's how 35 years of Namco's ghost-guzzling icon changed the world. Pac-Man is 35: 13 things you never knew Space Shield, Circuit Bae and Lil Planet compatible with Samsung and Nexus phones. Skrillex phone cases are out of this world Reports suggest Google+ Photos is about to be spun off into its own service. Google 'to launch photo service at I/O' Chinese firms Lenovo and Xiaomi are the latest names linked with the next-gen handset Who will make Google's next Nexus? A more extensive version of the Google Maps app is coming to your wrist. Full Google Maps coming to Android Wear Latest Android Wear update adds WiFi support and improves multitasking. Android Wear update 5.1.1 awakens WiFi Russian government reportedly turns to Jolla to develop its answer to Android. Russian OS to rival Apple and Google? Report suggests Google's next flagship will be a reworking of the 5.7-inch phablet. Huawei Nexus could be based on Mate 8 Job listings suggest it's full steam ahead on Google Glass 2 and companion products. Google Glass 2 to be a family of products? Google aims to take on Amazon and eBay with direct purchases on its site. Google to add 'buy now' button to search? Getting fit with Google and biking with Boris lead this week's stand-out apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. 9 of the best mobile apps this week The buggy-like vehicles will be tested on roads in California this summer. Google to road test its self-drive cars Fitness app monitors calories and distance on Android Wear devices and mobiles. Google Fit now tracks workouts thoroughly Nestlé and Google team up for a limited run of 600,000 bars in the UK. KitKat rebranded as YouTube Break bars From the rebooted Flickr to BT's free storage, pick the right option to save your snaps safely. How to store your photos online Google claims only 11 accidents in six years of prototypes and "not once was the self-driving car the cause". Humans ruin Google's self-driving car tests Reports suggest the Huawei-made flagship will arrive alongside a smaller LG phone. Is a smaller Nexus phone in the pipeline? Web behemoth suspends Map Maker to tackle its escalating spam problem. Google disables Maps editing tools A new game based on Terminator Genisys is the first to use the feature. Now you can pre-register for Android apps Rumours of a Huawei-made Nexus smartphone continue to circulate. Is Huawei making Google's 2015 Nexus? Meerkat on your Android device, Tamagotchis on your Apple Watch, and more. 9 apps you should download right now Maybe you should hold off downloading Android 5.0.2 on the tablet for now. Nexus 9 users report issues with update Currys/PC World is now selling the HTC-made Android slate from £199. Google Nexus 9 given price cut by retailers US and Japan among the countries choosing to do most of their searches on a smartphone. Mobile Google searches outnumbering PC ones Looking to turn a dumb TV into a smart TV? You've come to the right place. Which is the best media streaming device? The launch of new Android flagship phones helps the OS reach a 9% market share. Android Lollipop gaining market share fast New feature allows Google+ users to organise their posts in a single place. Google+ takes on Pinterest with Collections This week's essential downloads for iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices. 9 apps to tool up your mobile device Google has a crazy idea that will see the spacebar integrated with the trackpad. Is Google plotting to scrap the spacebar? Services including Runkeeper, Spotify and OpenTable are now integrated. Google Now just became a lot smarter You don't have to wait for Project Ara to get your hands on a modular smartphone. World's first modular smartphone launches Video-sharing site puts its money behind YouTube stars for new original content. YouTube is going to start making films