Android Central 134: Google I/O Podcast Special!

Android and Google Play

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition is real!
  • Google Play Game Services gets officially official at Google I/O and it's going cross-platform
  • Google Cloud Messaging now part of Google Play Services, new features added
  • Google unveils three new location APIs for developers
  • All new Google+ Hangouts app unveiled, cross-platform messaging service
  • Google Play Music updated, includes UI overhaul and All Access subscription service
  • New Google Now cards and 'hot words' for voice search launching today
  • Hangouts app now available in the Play Store, comes as update to Google Talk
  • Developers can now manage Beta Testing & Staged Rollouts for their apps
  • Google Play Store getting 'designed for tablets' category in top charts
  • Android Studio unveiled at Google I/O keynote
  • New app translation service announced for Google Play developer console
  • Google Play has now passed 48 billion app installs
  • Android reaches 900 million activations


  • Google+ for the web taking on new look similar to current apps
  • Google+ Sign-In API improved with cross platform sign-in

Google Maps

  • Google previews next major version of Maps for Android

Google Music

  • Google Play Music All Access unveiled
  • Google Play Music All Access live on the web


  • Chrome for Android adds data compression option, Youtube now supports VP9 video


  • Google introduces conversational search in Chrome and an expanded Knowledge Graph
Phil Nickinson