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Material Design UI for mobile web

Google shows new Material Design UI for mobile web

At the Google I/O 2014 keynote presentation in San Francisco today, the company showed off a new mobile web UI that is based on its just revealed Material Design. Google's Avni Shah, the director of project management for Chrome, started her presentation with a quick mention that the mobile...
Android L and Google Play Services focus on security

Android L and Google Play Services focus on security

At Google I/O 2014, Google's Sundar Pichai, gave us some updates on Google Play Services and what's in store in the forthcoming Android L release. As it stands currently, 93% of Android users are running on the latest version of Google Play Services, with updates pushed every six weeks allowing...
Android L arriving tomorrow

Android L available to developers tomorrow for Nexus 5, 7

Android L's release, along with 5000 new APIs, will be coming to developers starting June 26 for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. Google announced at Google I/O that Android L is its biggest Android release to date and it wants developers to start trying and testing out Android L as soon as possible....
Android L Battery Saver

Android L brings 'Project Volta' for improved battery life

Just like major initiatives before it like Project Butter, Android L brings a new project called "Project Volta" to improve battery life in the latest version of Android. Project Volta is an umbrella name for several improvements in Android L, including optimizations of subsystems, better display...
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Android L release will run exclusively on ART

The ART runtime is something we've been able to dabble with for a little while now but from Android 'L' we'll be using it exclusively as it replaces Dalvik. Google is promising a 2x performance increase over Dalvik and it's truly cross-platform with support for ARM, x86 and MIPS. Of course,...
Personal Unlocking

Personal Unlocking makes security simple in Android L

At Google I/O, Google introduced Personal Unlocking as part of the Android L as a way to keep devices secure, but not overwhelm users so that they don't want to set up a security system on their phone. With Personal Unlocking, Google will be incorporating features like location and connected...
Android L Preview notifications

Notifications take over your lockscreen, are more actionable in Android L

In the next version of Android — now known as just Android L — notifications are getting a big overhaul, taking over your lockscreen and becoming smarter about what you're doing on your phone at any given time. When the phone is locked but turned on, your lockscreen now becomes the notification...
Android L shows off all new 'Material Design'

Android L shows off all new 'Material Design'

As part of the first look at the Android L Developer Preview at Google I/O 2014, Google's Matias Duarte, introduced the brand new "Material Design" that we'll see when we fire it up for the very first time. It isn't just skin deep though immediately you see the flatter look and all new geometric...
Google pitches Android One as Google Play edition for emerging markets

Google pitches Android One as Google Play edition for emerging markets

Google has just announced Android One as a reference platform to make it easier for hardware manufacturers to build Android smartphones in emerging markets today at Google I/O. The solution is designed as a turn-key option where Google pre-selects core components and qualify vendors so that phone...
L Preview

Google announces Android 'L Preview'

At the Google I/O keynote presentation in San Francisco today, Android chief Sundar Pichai and Matias Duarte have revealed the next version of the mobile OS. Say hello to the new version of Android, known right now as simply the "L Preview." The Android L Preview is based on the design idea of "...
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Android tablet market share now up to 62%

In the early stages of the Google I/O 2014 keynote, Google's Sundar Pichai, updated us on a few facts and figures on how well Android devices are doing around the world. Of particular note, Android tablets continue to be on the up-and-up and now account for 62 percent of the total tablet...
Android activations

There are over 1 billion monthly active Android users

We're live in the Google I/O 2014 keynote, where head of Android and Chrome Sundar Pichai just dropped the fact that there are over 1 billion monthly active Android users. Straying a bit from total activation numbers that were shown before, Google has moved to showing active users over a 30-day...
zombie gunship reality

Zombie Gunship Reality announced, will use Project Tango technology

Developer Limbic, creators of the hit mobile action game Zombie Gunship, have announced a partnership with Google that will see a new version of the game, Zombie Gunship Reality, released that will use the technology developed for the Project Tango smartphone and tablet. Limbic said the new...
Google I/O keynote

Watch the Google I/O keynote and live blog!

We're live from San Francisco this week where Google's bringing coders together from the far reaches of the globe for its annual developer conference. Wednesday morning is the kickoff event — the two-hour keynote address in which we'll see plans for what's next, updates on what's current — and...
Riptide GP2

Riptide GP2 changelog all but confirms Android TV hardware is ready

That Android TV — as in whatever software is will make up Google's next-generation living room play — is imminent was hardly in question as we watch the hours tick by before Google I/O begins. It's coming. What we weren't sure about was whether hardware would be ready for this year's developer...
Android nicknames

Last-minute contest: What's the L version of Android going to be called?

It's the eve of Google I/O, and we've been promised a taste of the next version of Android during tomorrow's keynote address. (You've got our liveblog bookmarked, right?) So let's have a little fun. What do you think the "L" version of Android will be? Lollipop? Licorice? Lemon? Lima Bean? Give...
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We're live from Google I/O 2014!

Just a quick reminder (how could you possibly forget?) that we're here in San Francisco this week for the annual Google I/O developer conference. A few links you need to know: You'll find all of our Google I/O coverage here. Read our Google I/O 2014 preview. Join our Google I/O keynote liveblog...
Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai to reveal next version of Android at Google I/O this week

Though it seemed to most of us that Google I/O 2014 would be too early in the year to reveal the next version of Android, according to an interview with Android and Chrome head Sundar Pichai this week will be the time we hear about Android's "L" release. The interview, done with Bloomberg...
Android Wear

Android at Google I/O 2014: What to expect

This year's Google I/O developer conference is likely to bring Android to your TV, car and wrist And just like that, it's time for another Google I/O developer conference! This year's I/O starts with a two-hour keynote presentation this Wednesday, June 25, at Moscone West in San Francisco — that...
Android Central 190: T-Mobile and Amazon on Fire; Google I/O preview

Android Central 190: T-Mobile and Amazon on Fire; Google I/O preview

Strap in, folks. This one's gonna be a doozy. We were in Seattle this week for the launch of the Amazon Fire Phone and T-Mobile's latest "Uncarrier" events, and they both were big ones. Plus we give some last-minute thoughts on Google I/O before next week's developer conference. Join us! Thing 1...

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