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Gameloft's biggest titles are ready for Android TV

Gameloft's biggest titles are ready for Android TV

Gameloft has announced that they have optimized nine of their games for Android TV, announced today at Google I/O. The titles will take advantage of the larger screen real estate of televisions when Android TV launches. The updated titles are Asphalt 8: Airborne, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, GT...
Gear Live

Samsung Gear Live specs

The Gear Live — Samsung's first Android Wear smartwatch is official, announced at Google I/O and available from today on the Google Play Store for $199. If you're wondering about exact hardware specs, we've got full Samsung Gear Live hardware details waiting below. /*-->*/ Samsung Gear...
android 2014

Google shows off future of Android across many devices in new video

As part of its Google I/O 2014 conference, the company has released a new video that shows how Android will soon find itself on many devices, including televisions, smartwatches and cars in addition to smartphones and tablets. The two minute video shows a man waking up in his home and starting...
LG G Watch specs

LG G Watch specs

Today at Google I/O, Google announced that the LG G watch (and the Samsung Gear Live) will be available to purchase today on Google Play. And with its first Android Wear device soon to be available, LG has now released the official spec sheet for the Android-powered wearable. You'll find all the...
LG G Watch

LG G Watch details now available, device on sale in Google Play today

Google has just wrapped up talking about what's new in Android Wear, but the interesting small note at the end of the talk was that the LG G Watch will be on sale from the Play Store later today along with the just-announced Samsung Gear Live. LG has since provided us with several new pictures of...
Google Play Games services

Google Play Games getting online events and new profiles

Google Play Games got its moment in the spotlight in the Google I/O keynote today, where Google's Ellie Powers rolled through some new features for the gamers among us that should add a nice little boost to the experience. The new Games Profile will change automatically based upon in-game...
Appurify joins Google in bringing developers the tools they need to test their apps

Appurify brings sophisticated cloud testing tools to Google developers

In an effort to help developers differentiate their apps and accelerate momentum, Google had announced that it is investing in developer tools to make it easy to distribute their apps and engage new users. As such, Google had announced that the Appurify team is now part of Google and this will...
Samsung Gear Live Android Wear smartwatch available to order today!

Samsung Gear Live Android Wear smartwatch available to order today!

Much rumored, Samsung's Android Wear smartwatch is now official. But much more than that, it's official and available to order later on today from the Google Play Store alongside the previously-announced LG G Watch. The Samsung Gear Live looks much like the recently-released Gear 2, but is of...
Google Fit

Google Fit provides devs a common health tracking platform

Yet another gem out of Google I/O is Google Fit. This is a common platform for developers to build their health-related apps, and, more specifically, tie in wearable monitoring hardware. Using this API, apps will be able to swap and pull in data to build comprehensive images of your fitness. This...
Android and Chrome OS

Chrome OS and Android get cozy with multi-device integration, cross-platform apps

With Sundar Pichai heading up both Android and Chrome, it was only a matter of time before integration between the two platforms was expanded and today at Google I/O we've started to see just that. With new APIs available in Android L, your phone and your Chromebook can communicate together...
Android for Work incorporates Samsung's Knox security to keep data secure

Android for Work makes Android enterprise-ready

Google is making Android more secure for enterprises by providing data separation and security through a new program announced at Google I/O 2014 called Android for Work. With the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement, today many work phones contain personal content and personal phones are used...
Chromecast mirroring

Chromecast mirroring will blast any Android display to the big screen

One of the sexier announcements at Google I/O 2014 today was for Chromecast display mirroring. This will allow Android phones and tablets to push their live view out to the TV wirelessly; that means apps don't need to specifically add Chromecast support anymore, and you can have an easier time...
Chromecast to allow casting without being on same WiFi network

Chromecast to allow casting without being on same WiFi network

Google today introduced at Google I/O an impressive new feature coming to Chromecast in the future, where you'll be able to cast content without having to worry about being on the same WiFi network. It's all done through the cloud but allows you all the same functionality as if you were connected...
Chromecast Backdrop

Chromecast 'Backdrop' lets you customize slideshow content for your TV

Google is dramatically expanding the capabilities of the Chromecast, and part of that expansion is a new feature called "Backdrop" that shows beautiful imagery on your TV when it is not actively casting content. Starting this summer with an update of the Chromecast app, you'll be able to open the...
Android TV announced at Google I/O

Android TV announced at Google I/O

As expected, Google has taken the wraps off a new version Android for the living room at today's Google I/O 2014 keynote. Android TV, the successor to the ill-fated Google TV, brings a new, streamlined user interface to TVs, game consoles, and set top boxes, designed to put content front and...
Android TV games

Android TV will pack strong games support: multiplayer, hardware controllers, and more

As a part of today's Google I/O 2014 keynote, Android TV was announced, providing a new home for Android on the big screen. Google Play Games will be supported, allowing you to play with your buddies online and compete through leaderboards. You'll also be able to earn achievements in the games...
OAA

Google announces 40 new partners for the Open Automotive Alliance

Google spent a good bit of time talking up Android Auto at Google I/O but for it to truly succeed, it needs partners. And that's just what it got with Google announcing 40 new partners into the Open Automotive Alliance. We already knew the likes of Audi were on board, but the new list of...
Android Auto

Android Auto SDK announced for music and messaging apps

Google has just announced Android Auto, a new way to bring Android to the in-dash displays in new cars, and tied with that announcement is an SDK for creating Android Auto apps. The SDK, which will be available soon and tied into the Android L release, will enable developers to create apps for...
Google Auto

Android Auto introduces mobile app ecosystem to the car

Today at Google I/O 2014, Android Auto was announced as a means for drivers to access the full breadth of Android apps with total hands-free usage, though there's also a dash touchscreen interface. Obvious apps where this could come in helpful include GPS navigation, communication, and music....
Android Wear brings notifications (and so much more) to your wrist

Android Wear brings notifications (and so much more) to your wrist

Google is heavily promoting that it aims to simplify your life at Google I/O and this year Android Wear joins the list to make wearables smarter to make your life easier. The aim of Android Wear is to be contextually aware, voice enabled, seamless, and mobile first. Android Wear brings glanceable...

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