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Moto 360

Hands-on with the Moto 360

Motorola's Android Wear watch is clearly the one to beat Conspiracy theories abound as to why we have to wait for the Moto 360 while two other Android Wear watches are now available for preorder. Maybe it's not ready. Maybe it's more expensive. Maybe it's got some super secret technology that...
Iterate 70: Google I/O 2014 roundtable

Iterate 70: Google I/O 2014 roundtable

Iterate brings together the best designers and app producers in the business to talk user interface, human interaction, icon design, and user experience from concept to implementation. On this episode Russell Ivanovic from Pocket Casts joins Marc, Seth, and Rene to talk Google I/O 2014, the new...
Webdriver Torso in Android L

Android 'L' preview's Easter egg is 'Webdriver Torso'

In a nod to the recent Webdriver Torso mystery that perplexed YouTube for several months — before turning out to be a simple video quality testing endeavor — Google's hidden a rather unusual Easter egg in the new Android L developer preview. Tap on the Android version number a bunch of times and...
Android L preview

Android 'L' developer preview now available for Nexus 5 + 7

Preview of next Android version lands alongside SDKs As promised during the Google I/O keynote yesterday, Google has released developer preview builds for the next version of Android — currently known only as Android "L" — for developers to test on the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013, Wifi-only). The...
An up close look at the Moto 360 from Google I/O

An up close look at the Moto 360 from Google I/O

While we got to see new Android Wear devices like the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live during Google I/O, on device that we didn't see too much of was the long-awaited Moto 360. Both the G Watch and Gear Live are now available for purchase, but the Moto 360 still isn't ready for prime time....
Android Wear and LG G Watch

Just get Android Wear? These are the first 10 things you need to know!

Android Wear is a different way of doing things, but it's not overly difficult Thousands of eager Android fans are picking up a LG G Watch or Samsung Gear Live today at Google I/O. And thousands more are awaiting theirs to arrive in just a couple short weeks after being ordered on Google Play....
Google Search App Indexing

App indexing in Google Search is live, and it's spectacular

Google Play news never quite seems to get the love it deserves at Google I/O keynotes, but there was one nugget of news I was pretty stoked to see yesterday. App indexing, previously available to a select few, is now available for anyone who wants it. Here's how it works: You'll add a little...
Android Central 191: The Google I/O 2014 special

Android Central 191: The Google I/O 2014 special

We're live from Google I/O 2014 in San Francisco, where we've gotten so much Android news we almost had to ... well, do something. But before we did anything drastic, we decided to podcast. Jerry and Phil break down the Android L Developer Preview, Android One, Android Auto, Android Fit, Android...
Android L

Top ten things you need to know about Android 'L'

Android's biggest update yet is brimming with exciting new stuff Phew. Today's been a huge day for Android news, with the Google I/O keynote presentation and the assortment of announcements that followed. For Android followers, the biggest news of the day was the announcement of a next version...
Google introduces new Gmail APIs for developers and their apps

Google introduces new Gmail APIs for developers and their apps

Earlier today, Google announced and introduced new APIs for Gmail. These new APIs will help developers create apps that go beyond the limitations of IMAP. At least that's what Google is hoping for with today's announcement. Google praises IMAP for connecting email clients to email servers in...
Google I/O

The most important announcements at Google I/O 2014

The pick of the announcements from the first day at Google I/O The Google I/O 2014 keynote was a firehose of information, but in the best way possible. In almost three hours of stage time we saw so many incredible new things that it's difficult to know where to begin digesting it all. Android L...
Android Fireside Chat

Live from the Android Fireside Chat at Google I/O - 4 p.m. Pacific, 7 p.m. Eastern

Less formal, all Android The keynote may be over, but the Google I/O 2014 fun and games doesn't stop as it's now time for the Android Fireside Chat. It's a little less formal, a little more Q&A and there's a first rate panel on hand including Matias Duarte, Dianne Hackborn, Dave Burke and...
Android TV

Epic Games shows Unreal Engine 4 on Android TV

One of today's big announcements was all about Android TV. More that the successor to Google TV, Android TV aims to bring all things Google and all things entertainment to your living room in one tiny black box. The user interface has been greatly improved since our last visit with Google TV,...
Google begins posting I/O Bytes playlists on YouTube

Google begins posting I/O Bytes playlists on YouTube

Working to offer as much content as possible coming out of Google I/O, the official Google Developers YouTube page has just put up four different playlists with "I/O Bytes" videos grouped into four categories. For those wanting to learn about the latest from Google on Design, Android, Wearables...
Android L

What's in the next version of Android (aka L)? All this stuff

Google took the time to explain a few of the major features we'll come to love in the next version of Android — still known only as "L" — during this morning's Google I/O keynote, but there were a great many that didn't quite make the nearly-three-hour address. They did, however, make it onto a...
LG G Watch

Hands-on with the LG G Watch

Our first look at LG's first foray into the Android Wear arena Begun, the next era of the smartwatch has. We've gotten a few minutes to check out the LG G Watch, one of the first three Android Wear watches. (The Moto 360 and Samsung Gear Live round out the other two.) At its most simple, it's a...
LG G Watch

LG G Watch price set at $229, pre-orders ship July 7

LG has spilled the details on pricing and official availability of the G Watch, its first Android Wear watch — it will set you back $229 from Google Play, and will ship out to buyers on July 7th. When the G Watch goes on sale later today in Google Play it will actually be a pre-order, holding...
Gear Live

Eyes on with the Samsung Gear Live

While we wait to get the Samsung Gear Live that is being handed out to attendees, we caught up with Samsung to get a first look at their latest wearable. What we see is something that looks and feels pretty familiar. The Gear Live is almost a mirror image of the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. The Gear...
PayPal announces app for Android Wear

PayPal announces app for Android Wear

PayPal has announced an app for Android Wear. The app will initially roll out to PayPaly's beta community, eventually rolling out to all Android Wear devices in the coming weeks. The app will let users check in to pay at local stores, redeem offers, receive payment notifications, all on their...
magic plan

Sensopia announces MagicPlan interior mapping app for Project Tango

As part of Google's I/O 2014 developer conference, software company Sensopia has announced plans to launch a version of MagicPlan, their interior mapping app, specifically for Google's Project Tango smartphone and tablet devices Sensopia stated, "MagicPlan automates the capture of room...

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