Music Beta by Google was one of the most important announcements at Google I/O, and we have all been waiting impatiently to get our taste of Google’s new toy. The same morning that this long awaited service was unveiled, its official site went up, allowing everyone to request an invitation to ... Read More »
Today, Google’s Eric Chu announced a number of new features available now (or soon, in some cases) in the Android Market. While many of these changes come in the form of user features, I believe that their true value lies in their benefit to developers. Accordingly, I’d like to take this opportunity to look at ... Read More »
The two keynotes might be over, but Google I/O is still ongoing and bringing us some extra Android goodies. At the “Building Android Apps for Google TV” session, Google just gave us a sneak peek at the next version of Google TV.
This new version of Google TV will be based on Honeycomb ... Read More »
Overall, Google I/O has been a wonderful conference that reminds Android and ChromeOS users about the many reasons they’ve gone Google. From the announcement of Ice Cream Sandwich, to the launch of Google Music, to ChromeOS for Business and Academia, Google has really hit this one out of the ballpark.
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Samsung seems to really be taking the stage away this year, at least when it comes to giveaways. Yesterday, all Google I/O attendees got a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which is a huge giveaway by itself. We have just found out that Samsung’s Honeycomb tablet is not the only thing developers are ... Read More »
Google I/O made a successful take-off yesterday, and among the main announcements was the new update to Honeycomb, Android 3.1. Soon afterwards, when they gave away the 5,000 Galaxy Tab 10.1′s, Samsung mentioned that their tablet would be receiving this update soon. Of course, Motorola did not want to ... Read More »
During the “How to NFC” session at Google I/O yesterday, Android engineers showed a preview of “0-click sharing” — a new feature coming in Ice Cream Sandwich. The feature allows two phones to exchange information — contacts, web pages, apps — just by putting them close to each other.
As you can ... Read More »
Sony Ericsson’s dancing Android robot has been spotted a couple times before (first in Taiwan, then in Malaysia). Google I/O is probably about the most important yearly event for Android, and this fun guy has been missing in action for a while. Bringing this fancy performer to Google I/O was just the right thing to ... Read More »
We tried to catch all the juicy tidbits from the keynote this morning for you, but if you prefer to hear about all the latest and greatest direct from the Googlers themselves you can now do so at your leisure via the magic of YouTube.
Here are the time codes for some of the highlights ... Read More »
There’s been a lot of talk recently about whether Android is truly open or not. SVP of Mobile at Google — Andy Rubin — decided to set the record straight about Android’s openness. In the Q/A session at Google I/O this morning, he explained why Android is an open source project, but ... Read More »