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8 hours 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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8 hours ago

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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9 hours ago

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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9 hours ago

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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9 hours 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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9 hours 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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9 hours 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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9 hours ago

Google announces Android Pay, focusing on simplicity, security, and choice

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Google has announced their new payment system, Android Pay, which will make mobile payments even better.

Android Pay is Google's new payment system, announced at Google I/O 2015 which brings a new secure payment option to Android users. It will work through NFC and Host Card emulations for older devices, and on new devices users will be able to authorize payments through their fingerprint.

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9 hours 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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9 hours 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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9 hours ago

In 2014 eight of every ten phones shipped ran Android, more than 400 manufacturers making devices

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At Google I/O, Google took to the stage to share some details about the status of Android, and just how far they have come.

During 2014, 8 out of every 10 phones that were shipped ran Android, and there are currently 4,000 distinct Android devices. Android has grown substantially over the years, and some of the details Google went through at Google I/O shows just how far they have come.

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9 hours 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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9 hours 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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10 hours ago

Android 5.1 update now arriving on the Pure Edition Moto X (2014)

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Android 5.1 is now hitting the second generation Moto X Pure Edition, bringing better notification control, device protection, and other bug fixes.

Motorola first released the Android 5.1 update for the Pure Edition of its second generation Moto X in Brazil, but it now looks like the company is now ready to roll it out to more users. Included in this update is a number of bug fixes, along with some feature additions.

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10 hours 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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