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1 month ago

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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1 month ago

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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1 month ago

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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1 month ago

App Permissions are getting a massive overhaul in Android M

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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. Instead, users will be asked for permission to access core parts of their device when the app needs it.

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1 month ago

Android M to provide a new web experience for apps

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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.

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1 month ago

Google's Inbox by Gmail app is now open to everyone without an invite

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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.

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1 month ago

HBO Now will soon make its way to Android

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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.

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1 month ago

Google announces Android M Developer Preview, full release in Q3 2015

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Android M Developer Preview

Google came out to a hot start in its I/O keynote, talking about the next version of Android.

The new version of Android is just "M" for now, of course, and is coming out in via a Developer Preview at first. Android M is all about "product excellence" that lands in six main categories, including a few smart features but also cleaning up code and squashing bugs.

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1 month ago

SwiftKey update for Android adds a Carbon default theme and a new settings interface

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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 revamped settings section.

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1 month ago

Using the Cyanogen OS Gallery

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Like many other third party Gallery apps, the Cyanogen OS offering is all about offering a single destination for all of your photos.

It's reasonably safe to say that most smartphone camera users fall into two categories. Your photos are either meticulously organized into folders and you only keep the ones you like, or your photo galley is a dumpster that only gets cleaned out when you wipe the device or run out of storage. The prevalence of cloud backup services has made this divide fairly easy to accomplish, and because there are so many of them nowadays there's been a unique push for the local Gallery app to be the central hub to connect cloud and local photo storage.

The Cyanogen OS Gallery is a decent example of this experience, and whether your photo collection resembles a teenager's bedroom floor or a well organized closet the app has you covered. Here's how it works.

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1 month ago

Official Pebble Time Watch app released ahead of smartwatch launch

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Pebble has released an companion official app for Android to connect to the second generation of the company's wearable tech.

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1 month ago

OneDrive for Android brings photos to your wrist with Android Wear watch face

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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.

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1 month ago

Google Spotlight Stories is now available in Google Play, compatible with select devices

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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 cinema-quality video, and full-sphere surround sound.

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1 month ago

Latest Chrome for Android update brings faster online checkouts, touch to search

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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.

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1 month ago

Facebook Messenger expands its direct payment feature, rolls out in New York City

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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.

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