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Google’s Coolest Tech Is Getting Harder and Harder to See

Google always uses its annual I/O developer conference as a place to trot out some of its biggest and most exciting product updates. You’d be forgiven for feeling like this year was kind of a dud. There were no new gadgets, no new moonshot projects, and not even cool new swag like Google Cardboard headsets. The keynote was essentially just a boring two-hour lecture about small, incremental updates to existing products. Read More >>

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The Biggest Android News Came Nearly a Week Before I/O

I/O, Google’s huge developer conference/outdoor coding festival will be wrapping up in Mountain View tomorrow. Thousands of developers have been soaking in the sun and knowledge while Google woos them with free Google Homes, raw vegan salads, and a live performance by LCD Soundsystem. Usually the can’t miss moment of the conference is the Day 1 Keynote, when Google announces big changes to Android, Daydream, and other software and services. Yet this year, Android’s biggest news was announced four days before the conference. So let’s talk about Project Treble, Google’s plan to get Android updates to users faster. Read More >>

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The Best and Worst of Google I/O 2017 (So Far…)

Another Google I/O keynote has happened and, again, we have mixed feelings about what we saw. Apparently, the search giant is shifting from being mobile-first to being AI-first. What does that mean? Who the hell knows. Read More >>

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Everything New About Android From Google I/O

Today at the annual Google I/O developer conference, we finally learned about all the updates coming to the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, dubbed Android O for now—at least until its official release later this year. This is the eighth version of the OS (Android 8.0), and even though we’ve seen some of the additions in the developer preview that launched in March, there’s a whole swath of new goodies that Google highlighted at the show. So, without further adieu, here are all the new updates coming to Android. Read More >>

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This Throwaway Google I/O Moment Left Me Both Terrified and Inspired

It was a passing, throwaway moment shared by Google CEO Sundar Pichai, a footnote to the home automation talk, the Android updates and VR noise close to the end of last night’s Google I/O 2016 keynote, that had the most profound impact for me. And I can’t decide whether or not to be inspired by it, or simply terrified. Read More >>

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When is This Going to Get Creepy? Google’s Thirst for Data is Bloody Terrifying

Last night Google held its latest glitzy product update presentation at the start of its I/O developers conference in San Francisco. Clocking in at a punishingly long 2 hours and 17 minutes, the presentation was a detailed look at updates across the entire suite of Google products - from Android M, to wearables, to virtual reality. Read More >>

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Google I/O 2015: Watch the Keynote Livestream Right Here

It's Google Day! With the search giant's annual Google I/O conference kicking off later this evening, it'll soon be time to pop your Android phone on silent, dust off your Google+ account and settle in for a smorgasbord of news from the Mountain View crew. Read More >>

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Android M Will Take on iOS With Touch ID-Rivalling Fingerprint Security

With Google I/O sitting just over the horizon, a few snippets on what's likely to feature in the next version of Android are starting to trickle through. Android M (I'm putting my money on it standing for Android "Marshmallow", just in the hope I can waste time Photoshopping the Ghostbusters Stay Puft guy onto the Android mascot) could be looking to up the Google OS's security credentials with the introduction of a standardised fingerprint scanning system. Read More >>

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Android Wear Notifications Will Come to Google Glass

At a wearble computing talk at Google I/O we learned that Android Wear notifications that pop up on your wristables will be available to Google Glass this autumn. It's an obvious evolution that'll sync notifications to all your devices. Read More >>

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Google Wants to Keep Track of Your Vitals with Google Fit

Going head-to-head with Apple's newly announced HealthKit, Google has just revealed Google Fit, a fitness tracking service service to call its very own. Read More >>

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Google is Going to Bring Android Apps to Chrome(books)

With the upcoming L release of Android, Chromebooks are going to gain the superpower of being able to run (some) Android apps! Read More >>

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Chromebooks Will Be Able to Be Unlocked by Your Phone

With the upcoming L release of Android, Chromebooks are going to gain the superpower of being able to unlock automatically whenever your phone is nearby. Sweet! Read More >>

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AndroidTV: Google’s Bajillionth Attempt to Take Over Your Living Room

Meet AndroidTV: a new TV platform, like the failed Google TV. It's a brand new UI but it's the same SDK as regular Android. Read More >>

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Android Auto Turns Your Dashboard Into an Android Device

As the rumours foretold, today at Google I/O we got a first look at Android Auto. The system uses your Android smartphone as the brain for an in-dash controlling navigation, music, and a whole host of other functions. In other words, your next new car might double as an Android accessory. Read More >>