The new Google Photos app is now available on Google Play, but if you’re looking to access the service to through photos.google.com, you may need to wait just a little bit longer. The website is available for some users, while others are being to a splash page that asks them to check back ... Read More »
Google Maps is probably the best means of navigation of all time (except maybe a rally co-driver), but it has a major downside that people have been complaining about for a long time. You need a data connection for navigation, and the offline mode is tough to use and only works with the basic map ... Read More »
New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the attention they deserve. We’ve shown in the past that this community can discover great apps and propel them to new heights. Our weekly Fresh Meat column highlights new apps with ... Read More »
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Google Cardboard was a strange release at last year’s Google I/O. It almost seemed like a joke, until we realized the implications. Instead of an overly expensive virtual reality headset that’s not even in a consumer ready form yet, you can build yourself a headset out of cardboard. This means that you can take advantage ... Read More »
That was fast. Google announced during the I/O keynote that a developer preview of Android M would be made available before a public release and just like that, preview builds for the Nexus 5, 6, 9 and Nexus Player are available now for download.
NVIDIA’s Android TV effort, the SHIELD is finally available starting today, NVIDIA made it in under the wire on their May launch projection.
So long, Google Wallet. Hello, Android Pay.
At Google I/O, Google has finally detailed its long anticipated Android Pay mobile payment system for Android. Android Pay will effectively replace Google Wallet serving as a hub for debit, credit and loyalty cards. Android has already partnered with a ton of both physical (using NFC) ... Read More »
Google Now stands apart from the competition by providing you with information before you need it. Away from home? Google Now will auto populate with directions to your house. At the airport? How about plane and hotel information? Google Now is taking this approach to information retrieval to the next level with Google ... Read More »
In every smart toaster, fridge, lightbulb, lock and thermostat, there is some kind of underlying system that allows those devices to communicate with your smartphone, tablet and each other. Google wants to improve and standardize that system using Project Brillo.
Project Brillo is a stripped down version of Android with only the basic ... Read More »
Android will be getting smarter about managing power with Android M. One of the main features that they were talking up this morning at Google I/O was “Doze.”
What Doze will do is recognize based on the movement of your device whether it is stationary and based on that information will “exponentially back off background ... Read More »