Google Play Services 7.5 is now available for Android app developers, adding features such as Smart Lock for Passwords.
As part of the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco today, the company launched the SDK for Google Play Services 7.5. It includes new features that Android developers can use in their apps, including Smart Lock for Passwords, which should help with using...
Google's brand new Photos app is now available to download in Google Play and on the web, letting you back up all of your photos with at no cost.
Earlier today Google introduced their revamped photos service, which offers users unlimited storage at no cost. Of course there are some limits, like max of 1080P video and 16MP still images.
Dashlane, a popular password manager, has announced support for Android M's new fingerprint security.
Right on time after the announcement of new security APIs in the latest version of Android, the password manager will be one of the first to integrate with the new security platform. Using both the "Fingerprint" and "Confirm credentials" APIs, you will be able to access the Dashlane app,...
If you're interested in learning how to develop Android apps, Google wants to help.
Announced at Google I/O today, Google is partnering with Udacity to create an Android learning course set that will teach you the basics of developing for the platform in just six months. The course is just $200 per month, a steal compared to what you'd pay at a large university, and at the end you'll have...
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...
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...
Google Play is growing along with Android, and there are currently over one billion active users, and it is growing worldwide.
Apps make our phones better, and Google Play is constantly growing because of this. In 2014, Google saw over 50 billion installs, and there are currently one billion active users. The growth is tremendous, but in areas like India, southeast Asia, and the Middle East...
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 28 May 2015 2:20 pm
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,...
A new web experience is coming to Android apps with the release of Android M.
Android apps will get a new web experience with the release of Android M. Apps will be able to access Chrome Custom Tabs, which allow apps to securely use the information you've stored in Chrome.
Google's next version of Android that grants users granular control over what permissions each app is granted.
The next version of Android has been officially unveiled, and one of the most impressive features added into the M experience is App Permissions. Gone are the days where you agree to allow apps unlimited access to a ton of different permissions when you got to install something....
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.
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.
Google has announced that HBO Now is coming to Android devices.
at Google I/O Google has announced that HBO Now is coming to Google Play. Now is HBO's new streaming service, which allows you to watch HBO movies and shows without a cable subscription.
Google's Inbox by Gmail app is now available for everyone to download and use without an invite for the first time.
As part of the its Google I/O announcements today in San Francisco, the company is now allowing everyone to download and use the Inbox by Gmail app without an invite.
SwiftKey users will be able to download the latest Android update from the Google Play Store today, which offers a new Carbon default theme and the debut of the SwiftKey Hub.
The SwiftKey virtual keyboard is a popular choice for Android smartphones, and today it's rolling out a big update in the Google Play Store with a number of new features and additions, including a new default theme and a...
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 27 May 2015 9:46 pm
Microsoft has started rolling out an update to OneDrive for Android with support for Android Wear.
Microsoft has announced an update to its OneDrive app for Android today that adds support for Android Wear with a watch face that scrolls through your photos.
Google Spotlight Stories has made its way to Google Play, but to start the app only works on select devices.
Google has released a new app that transforms your phone into a mobile movie theater by using a variety of video techniques to bring a unique experience. In Google Spotlight Stories, engineers and filmmakers are bringing stories to life using 2D and 3D animation, along with 360 degree...
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 27 May 2015 3:29 pm
Google announced the rollout of Chrome 43 for Android today, which brings faster online checkouts and more.
Google says that Chrome 43 will begin rolling out on Google Play over the next few days, bringing with it a faster checkout process when shopping online, along with a new touch to search feature.
People who can use the direct payment features in the Facebook Messenger app now have some new options to check out.
In March, Facebook began its slow rollout of its new direct payment features inside its Messenger app. Today, it is adding some more options to those features, along with expanding its reach to include more people.