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It'll soon be easier to find family-friendly content on Google Play

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Google has detailed some of the changes coming to the Google Play Store that make it easier for parents to find family-friendly content.

Google is making it easier for parents to find family-friendly content in the Play Store. The company is implementing a new system that offers filtered app and content results, sorted by age groups, and appropriate results will now have the new Family Star on them.

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Google to offer developers Universal App Campaigns

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Google will give app developers what they are calling Universal App Campaigns, which should offer a better way to promote apps with Google's services.

During the Google I/O keynote address today in San Francisco, the company announced what they called Universal Ad Campaigns, which offers app developers a way to set how much they are willing to spend for ads, so that the right ads will appear in the right places.

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Google enhances developer tools, Android Studio hits version 1.3

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Google is making their development tools even better, with Android Studio getting a bump up to version 1.3, and Polymer going official with version 1.0.

On the stage at Google I/O 2015, Google introduced a large update to Android Studio, made Polymer official, and introduced Cloud Test Lab. With all of these new tools, Google has improved the developer experience, giving them better tools to get the job done.

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Full offline Google Maps access coming later this year

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Fully offline access is coming to Google Maps in the future, along with turn-by-turn navigation and more.

At Google I/O today, Google announced that offline maps are coming to Google Maps later this year. With offline maps, users will be able to save maps and search for things with everything they've become used to with the online version of Maps. You'll be able to browse reviews, hours, and even get turn-by-turn voice directions—all while offline.

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Google's made search and mobile web faster and lighter in developing nations

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Google has opened up a bit about their efforts to make the web and search better in developing nations

Google highlighted their efforts to make the web, search, and mobile faster and easier to access around the world. As the company expects to see 1.2 billion smartphones in Mexico, China, Brazil, India, and other developing phone markets, they want to make the experience of buying and using mobile devices better than before.

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Google 'Now on Tap' will bring lots of new help to Android M

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A supercharged update to Google Now is headed to Android M, and it's all about "in the moment" features.

Google is all about showing off their knowledge engines, and for a while Google Now has been a big part of that experience. Alongside all of the updates to Google's Machine Learning systems, which make Google Now bigger, faster, and smarter, Android M is going to take things one step further and offer additional "in the moment" features to Google Now. These new and improved features to Google Now have earned the name Now on Tap, and it's going to be a huge push into the individual apps and services you use every day.

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Google Photos is all about smartly organizing all of your photos and videos

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Google Photos at I/O

Google Photos is the company's new service and app that is separate from Google+ that was introduced today at the Google I/O conference.

During the Google I/O keynote address today in San Francisco, Anil Sabharwal, the company's Photos director, introduced the all-new Google Photo app.

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Google is building deep neural networks to help improve its search engine

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Google is creating deep neural networks to help the company improve its search engine which can be used by services like Google Now.

During the Google I/O keynote address today in San Francisco, Google says it has been busy building deep neural networks that learn and help the company improve its search engine.

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In pictures: What's coming in the Android M Developer Preview

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Android M is happening, and you can relive the announcement in pictures right here.

We're following along closely with all of the information and announcements coming out of Google I/O, and of course the big announcement of the day is the Android M Developer Preview. We've started rounding up as many pieces of information as possible, but pictures are worth so much as well.

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Project Brillo is Google's operating system for the Internet of Things

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Google has annoucned Project Brillo, their operating system for the Internet of Things.

Google has introduced Project Brillo, their operating system for the Internet of Things (IoT). Brillo is derived from Android, but is scrubbed down to the barest level so that it will run on many devices without a large footprint.

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Android Wear now has over 4,000 apps to check out

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Android Wear device owners now have over 4,000 apps to download and use, according to an announcement from Google today.

During the Google I/O keynote address today in San Francisco, Google gave an update on its Android Wear platform, announcing that there are now over 4,000 apps available to download.

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Android M offers smarter power management, double the standby battery life

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Google has announced that along with many other changes, Android M will bring new power management options as well.

Android M will introduce a great new power management feature, Doze, which will help improve power management. Doze can identify when a device is not being used, and the device will automatically dial back on the power needs.

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Fingerprint scanning support to arrive with Android M

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Google announced fingerprint support for Android M, which will allow you to pay with Android Pay, unlock your device, and more.

Android M will come with native support for fingerprint scanning. You'll be able to use fingerprint scanning to pay using Android Pay, as well as unlock your device.

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Google to offer improved app-to-app links for Android M

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Android apps will soon be able to offer app-to-app links, according to a new development program announced by Google today.

During the Google I/O keynote address today in San Francisco, Google announced that it will allow app developers to put in app-to-app links in their programs.

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The Android M Developer Preview is coming for the Nexus 5, 6, 9 and Player

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The Android M Developer Preview is here, and you'll be able to have it on your Nexus soon.

If you have a Nexus 5, 6, 9 or Player, you'll be able to download and flash an Android M Developer Preview in short order, and while it's focused on developers to get acquainted with the new version, we're sure a few enthusiasts will be taking a peek as well.

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