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Google officially announces Android P


Google officially announces Android P

Google officially unveiled their newest version of Android during the company's I/O 2018 developer conference. Android P brings the biggest redesign to the platform to date with features that focus on a brand new gesture-based interface, similar to what Apple has implemented on the iPhone X.

Google Photos updates announced at I/O 2018


Google Photos updates announced at I/O 2018

AI and Machine Learning were a big focus on this year's I/O developer conference for Google, and another service which was treated to these enhancements was Google Photos. In the coming months, Google Photos will be updated with a feature it calls 'Suggested Actions,' which as its name implies, will suggest actions on a per-photo basis.

Google Assistant updates announced at I/O 2018


The Google Assistant was first announced during Google's 2016 I/O developer conference and now two years later, the company had several updates they wanted to share regarding its evolution.

Google has shifted its focus heavily toward artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the importance of Google Assistant in this endeavor is very clear from today's announcements.

Watch the Google I/O Keynote Live



The Google I/O, the company's annual developer conference is set to kick off today - May 8, at 10:00 AM Pacific Time (1 PM EST). The event will start with an opening keynote where a few major announcements are usually made.

Google I/O 2015


Google I/O 2015

Google is about to overwhelm guests at its I/O Developer Conference in San Francisco's Moscone Center with big announcements for the company's latest projects. During the event, spanning May 28th and 29th, we will be on the lookout for updates on Android, Android Wear, Google Cardboard, Chrome, and more. If you are interested in watching the livestream, you can do so below.

Android M - Rumor Roundup


Android M - Rumor Roundup

The Google I/O Developer conference is set to kick off soon at the Moscone Center San Francisco, allowing Android enthusiasts from all over the world to to come together to improve their coding skills and see Google's latest technologies in action. While Android will more than likely be a highlight at the event, there is great expectation for the unveiling of Android M.

Google I/O 2015 for Android


Google I/O 2015 for AndroidGoogle has released the official I/O 2015 app for Android, allowing attendees and those following the event from home to participate in the proceedings. The app allows you to view video from previous years' conferences as well as stream this year's keynote and other sessions directly to your mobile device. You can also keep tabs on the Twitter and Google+ trends regarding the conference, to make sure you stay up-to-date on the latest announcements.

You can download the app directly on your Android device through the Google Play Store or by using the following link:

Google teases Android M announcement at I/O conference


Android M

Google recently published the official schedule for their I/O developer conference, giving attendees and developers around the world an opportunity to pour over the upcoming events. One interesting detail is the reference to Android M in the schedule.

Google I/O 2015 schedule is now live


Google I/O 2015 schedule is now liveGoogle I/O is nearly upon us, with the conference scheduled to take place between the 27th and 29th of May. Eager attendees and stay-at-home-live-streamers alike can now start planning those days out, because the official schedule has been published online.

Google I/O 2015 ticket registration is now open


Google I/O 2015 ticket registration is now open

The Google I/O is scheduled to take place this year on May 28 and May 29, and those who want to attend the developer conference can now register for tickets.

Google announces I/O 2015 details


Google I/O 2015

Google on Tuesday announced that the Google I/O 2015 will take place on May 28th this year and will run through to May 29th at Moscone Center West in San Francisco. Registration for the conference will start on March 17th at 9 a.m. PDT (12 p.m. EDT). That means, you have more than a month before you'll be able to sign up to attend the big developer conference.

Motorola Moto 360 will be released "later this summer"


Motorola Moto 360 will be released "later this summer"
Google shared some information on its Android Wear platform at this year's Google I/O and unveiled three new smartwatches to accompany it. The LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live are now available for purchase through the Google Play Store. However the beautifully crafted Motorola Moto 360 wont be available until "later this summer".

Samsung Gear Live officially announced


Samsung Gear LiveAt the I/O 2014, Google unveiled its first wave of Android Wear devices and one of them was surprisingly the Samsung Gear Live. Samsung already has its own lineup of smartwatches powered by the company's own Tizen platform.

The Gear Live features a 1.63 inch touch display, 4GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM and weighs 59 grams. The Gear Live is also IP67 certified for water and dusts resistance, so you dont have to worry if you have an active lifestyle.

Android Wear devices are powered by voice commands, allowing you to say "OK Google" to ask questions. You can also use this command to initiate tasks such as send texts, set reminders or take notes.

The Gear Live can be used with any Smartphone running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and above. Visit g.co/WearCheck from your phone to see if it's compatible.

The device is now available for purchase through the Google Play Store and costs $199.00. You can select between the Black Titan and the White Gold models and the device will be shipped out to you on July 8th.



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Google Android Wear - Here's all you need to know
Android Wear is Google's platform built for smartwatches and other wearable gadgets. It was shown off on an LG G Watch and on a Motorola Moto 360. Learn all about the new platform and new devices it wil lbe offered on.

LG G Watch officially announced



Google had some new Android Wear accessories to showcase during the Google I/O 2014 and one of them is the LG G Watch. The G Watch will offer useful information at a glance by connecting to a compatible smartphone and let you get stuff done more easily by voice.

Android Wear devices are powered by voice commands, allowing you to say "OK Google" to ask questions. You can also use this command to initiate tasks such as send texts, set reminders or take notes.

The G Watch has an always on display and never sleeps. You can check the time and see what's important in your life at a glance, without having to touch it. The wearable comes with a 400mAh battery, which Google promises will last you all day. The G Watch is also IP67 certified for water and dusts resistance, so you dont have to worry if you have an active lifestyle.

The G Watch can be used with any Smartphone running  and above. Visit g.co/WearCheck from your phone to see if it's compatible.

The device is now available for purchase through the Google Play Store and costs $229.00. You can select between the Black Titan and the White Gold models and the device will be shipped out to you on July 3rd.



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Google Android Wear - Here's all you need to know
Android Wear is Google's platform built for smartwatches and other wearable gadgets. It was shown off on an LG G Watch and on a Motorola Moto 360. Learn all about the new platform and new devices it wil lbe offered on.

Chromebooks to receive Android apps and notifications


Chromebook

While Apple and Microsoft continue to bring unity between their desktop and mobile platforms, we always wondered how Google would eventually handle the differences between Android and Chrome OS. During the Google I/O 2014, Sundar Pichai talked about how the company plans to bring Android and Chromebooks together.

Pichai showed off nice features like notifications on a Chromebook to let you know when someone is calling your phone, if you receive a text, or if your battery is low. These look to be more like Motorola Connect than what we've already seen with Hangouts, but it is unclear right now. The more important update though is that Android apps are coming to Chromebooks.

Pichai says that the feature is still in the very "early days", but the demo already looks promising. Google showed off Evernote, Flipboard, and Vine apps from Android running natively on a Chromebook. Performance looked good, and the apps had full access to the camera and such. No word on when Android apps will make it to Chrome OS, but we'll be keeping an eye out.

The only question is exactly how users will control these apps, because there are only a couple touchscreen Chromebooks right now, and these apps are not designed for keyboard/mouse input. Then again Bluestacks allows Android users to install apps and games on Windows / Mac computers and enjoy your content on their larger screens, so we are sure that Google will have a similar solution in the works.


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Android Auto officially announced - Allows connecting your Android device to car's dashboard



Google just lifted the veil off of Android Auto - its in-car interface service, which has been developed by the Open Automotive Alliance (made up of Google, Audi AG, General Motors Co., Honda Motor Co., Hyundai Motor Group and NVIDIA Corp.). The concept is pretty similar to Apple's CarPlay service, as it brings Android to your car.

Android Auto does not require the auto manufacturer to install the system on their cars. Instead it runs on your smartphone and provides users with a simplified Android user interface straight on the dashboard of their cars. It allows them to access select features - navigation, communication, and listening to music.

Android Auto is completely voice-enabled (thanks to Google's Voice Search) and is contextually-aware, which means that it brings "the right information right when you need it" straight on your car's dashboard. Simply tapping a button on your steering wheel enables Android Auto's voice search. Of course, users can also control Google's auto-centric service by pressing the touch screen buttons on their dashboards. Additionally Android Auto provides users with the full Google Maps experience, which includes turn-by-turn navigation, and personalized suggestions about possible destinations thanks to its awareness.

Users can also send text messages by tapping a button and verbally interacting with Android Auto, similar to the way one sends a message by using Google Now. Users can also access their Google Play Music playlists and curated music libraries. Speaking of music, Google has partnered with a pretty wide array of music-streaming services, most notably Songza, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and others.

It was also revealed that Google is now partnering with over 40 car manufacturers, which will support Android Auto. The first car with the service on board will be released "by the end of the year". Additionally, Android Auto's SDK will be available for developers later this year allowing them to develop audio and messaging apps.





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Chromecast update to bring several new features


Chromecast

During I/O 2014, Google announced Android TV, which hopes to take over your living room. However the company hasn't quite forgotten one of its most successful releases, the Chromecast. The humbly priced, $35 dongle is about to get some decent features and improvements

One of the best new features heading to the Chromecast will be the ability to mirror your Android device display to your TV set. There will be a new button on select Android handsets which will say "Cast screen," and as soon as it's pressed, you will be able to see whatever you are doing on your device - gaming, watching a movie, reviewing pictures, even the camera app - stretched to your TV, and mirrored pixel by pixel. Mirroring to your Chromecast will be supported by devices like, Google's Nexus devices (of course), the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, LG G2, LG G2 Pro, and the HTC One.



Another feature Google is hoping to improve on the Chromecast is its idle screen. Currently the Chromecast serves a feed of photos which you cannot really edit or change. The update will give users much more control over their Chromecast, including the ability to select an image source from their own albums.

All in all the the affordable Chromecast an almost unbeatable value when it comes to connecting your Android gear to your TV.

Android TV officially announced



One of the announcements at Google I/O 2014 was Android TV, a new platform that will run on streaming boxes or be integrated into smart TV sets. Android TV is rich in functionality, with support for both video and music streaming. It even offers the ability to mirror your Android device, so you can play games on your TV (with multiplayer support). Additionally you will be able control your Android TV with your smartphones or tablets along with a regular D-Pad control with voice.

Android TV is mainly all about entertainment and Google has ensured that partners like Netflix, TED and others have signed up in time for launch.

Apart from the video, you will have a selection of tailor-made apps for your Android TV. These apps will have a similar design to Android L with a easily visible sidebar to help users navigate through their content.

One of the best additions to Android TV is support for Android games. Users will be able to connect a game controller along with other devices (like tablets) to play multiplayer games with friends. Android TV will include Google Cast support, allowing you to easily case your music or photos easily to your TV.

Android TV is expected to debut this fall, packed with its own select of apps. Manufacturers like Asus and Razer have committed to build steaming boxes, while Sony, Sharp, Philips and others have been promised to build Android TV into their TV sets


Google announces Android Wear at I/O 2014


Google I/O 2014 gave us the first glimpse of the next version of Android, Google's advancements in integrating its software into cars with Android Auto, the Android One initiative and a preview of Android Wear.

Android Wear is Google's platform built for smartwatches and other wearable gadgets. It was shown off on an LG G Watch and on a Motorola Moto 360. One peculiar feature shown off on the G Watch is that the screen is made to stay on constantly, but it won't light up until the user looks at it, as detected by the watch's sensors. 

Once on, Android Wear displays information it finds important and relevant, depending on the time of the day, the user's location, and a number of other factors. Notifications are synced with the user's phone, will be displayed at a glance, and will be dismissed on both the smartphone and smartwatch simultaneously.

Android Wear is designed to be simple, yet beautiful, following Google's new Material Design language. Cards float and move smoothly above a textured background and can be dismissed with a simple swipe to the side. Various types of clock faces come pre-loaded, including digital and analog ones, as well as some more extravagant and geeky solutions. The platform is compatible with both circular and square screen form factors, allowing manufacturers to be versatile with their designs.

Functionally, Android Wear can do more than just sync notifications between a smartwatch and a smartphone. It lets you search the web, set alarms and reminders, shoot text messages, and basically anything that Google Now can be used for simply by using your voice. Incoming calls can be rejected, picked up, or replied to with an text message. Naturally, fitness applications can be developed for Android Wear, allowing a smartwatch to double as a fitness device counting one's steps, measuring their heart-rate, and so on. Additionally if you ever want to mute your Android Wear smartwatch, a swipe down is enough to do that.

Besides the LG G Watch and the Moto 360 smartwatches, Samsung is also offering its own Samsung Gear Live. Further wearables powered by Google's new software are expected to follow suit.




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Google I/O 2014 Roundup - Android L, Android Wear, Android TV and more


Google I/O 2014
The Google I/O 2014 conference is kicking off today (June 25) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. During the event the company is expect to unveil a brand new version of Android which is expected to carry an 'L' dessert name, along with updates on Android Wear, Google TV and more.

[UPDATE] [JUNE 26 2014] Google I/O 2014 is only two days long this year, but the company has packed in several announcements on their first day's keynote. Google spoke about the how Android would make its way across our phones, wearables, chromebooks, TV and automobiles giving users a seamless experience across everything they do.


Android L


The next version of Android was definitely the highlight of the announcement. Android "L" as it is being referred to as for now, brings a brand new "Material Design" user interface, revamped notifications, updated web search, "Project Hera" multitasking, "Project Volta" battery management and more.

Android L Release - Here's all you need to know
The Android L Release is the next big version of Android, which will be released this fall. Android L will bring a brand new "Material Design" UI, an updated notification center and more



Android Wear


The only hardware announced on the first day of I/O 2014 came from LG and Samsung, two Android powered wearables that connect to your Android device and offer timely updates and notifications. Google gave a demonstration of Android Wear, which offers Google Now style cards, app integration and voice control. Both wearables are now available for purchase through the Google Play Store.

Google Android Wear - Here's all you need to know
Android Wear is Google's platform built for smartwatches and other wearable gadgets. It was shown off on an LG G Watch and on a Motorola Moto 360. Learn all about the new platform and new devices it will be offered on.
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LG G Watch - Here's all you need to know
The LG G Watch is a wearable accessory which runs Android Wear. The device features a 1.65 inch touch display, a 400 mAh battery, 4GB of internal storage, a 1.2GHz processor with 512MB of RAM and weighs 63 grams.
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 Samsung Gear Live Samsung Gear Live - Here's all you need to know
The Samsung Gear Live is a wearable accessory which runs Android Wear. The device features a 1.63 inch touch display, a 300 mAh battery, 4GB of internal storage, a 1.2GHz processor with 512MB of RAM and weighs 59 grams.

One smart watch or the other is also the only thing Google gave away at the keynote. A Moto 360 is coming in the mail later this summer, but there was very little news about that device.



Android Auto


Android is coming to cars, and soon with Android Auto. 40 OEMs and 25 car makers have signed on to work with Android Auto, and the first vehicles will be rolling off assembly lines this year. Android Auto is driven by your phone, so you just connect it and all the things you care about – navigation, messaging, music, voice, and apps are all on the in-car display.





Android TV


Google has made several attempts to infiltrate our living rooms with Google TV, Chromecast and now its latest addition, Android TV. This is a platform for watching video and playing games. Android TV has all of Google's services built into the core so you get robust voice search, and your games from Google Play will transfer over.

Android TV - Here's all you need to know
Android TV is coming as a follow up to Google TV and is now ready to compete with the likes of Amazon's Fire TV and Apple TV. It brings the ability to play your games along with all your content from your Play Store.

There will be Android TV boxes and TV sets with the software built-in. Google's developer preview box runs on a Tegra 4, but there will be a variety of hardware specs. The thing they'll all have in common is a killer big screen UI. Android TV will be out this fall alongside Android L.

If you want to relive the entire Google I/O 2014 experience, check out the video stream and our accompanying Live Blog below.


VIDEO STREAM


LIVE BLOG
Live Blog Google I/O 2014

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