Following last year’s home run with the Chromecast, Google is taking Android into the living room with Android TV. Not to be confused with Google TV, Android TV is a version of Android designed to easily use the TV with an emphasis on search and gaming. Not only can Android TV be built right into ... Read More »
In-car entertainment systems are known to be subpar compared to the smartphone in your pocket. Not only are they often slower and more poorly designed, but they’re far more expensive too. Google is looking to change that with Android Auto, the companies newly announced in-car system that will rely on your phone.
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At Google I/O 2014, Google introduced its new initiative called Android One. Android One is a set of reference designs for OEMs to use to create high quality, low cost smartphones for emerging markets. Android One smartphones will run stock Android and receive automatic updates straight from Google. This will allow for a quality experience ... Read More »
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Google Now has a new trick up its sleeve. When you perform a music search with Google Now, it brings up quick links to listen instantly via your favorite music apps. Of course, the usual search results also pop up, but it knocks out the hassle of having to close Google Now, open your music ... Read More »
Sonic Dash is yet another endless runner, though that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But to encourage more people to start playing it, Sega has added a new character that we are sure to love. Bugdroid is now a playable character in the game, with his cute floppy arms and all. I won’t lie, I ... Read More »
ART was introduced in Android 4.4 as an alternative runtime, available to those who wanted to try something other than Dalvik. Instead of doing some compiling when launching apps, all apps are pre-compiled to increase speed and efficiency. Many noticed this difference in speed, many did not. However, it should still be a more efficient ... Read More »
It seems like Google’s goal is to infiltrate every aspect of our lives. To be honest, I don’t mind. The way Google has already improved my life with things like Android, Google Now and especially Google Maps, I’m down with the company giving every market a shot. Next up, Google will be unveiling Auto Link ... Read More »
Firefox OS is a web-based operating system that runs HTML5 apps built for the web. Using things like WebGL, these HTML5 apps can interact with the hardware to allow true native apps outside of a browser along with graphics-intensive things like games. And thanks to the web-based nature of these apps, Firefox OS apps can ... Read More »
It’s the start of another month which means that it’s time to take a look at the latest Android distribution numbers. In the past few months, we’ve seen adoption of KitKat and Jelly Bean continue to grow, while past versions of Android, such as Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich, have shrunk. This month’s numbers continue ... Read More »
With today’s announcement of iOS 8, my Twitter feed blew up with one common theme: How does iOS 8 compare to Android and what does this mean for Android? Let’s take a brief moment to discuss these topics.