In just a few days, Google will kick off this year’s edition of its popular Google I/O developer conference. We already have an idea of what we should expect from the main keynote of the show, with Android N being one of the likely stars of the show. However, Google will take Android in a different direction this year. Virtual reality is a top priority for the company, various rumors claimed in the previous months, and new evidence suggests a standalone Android VR headset is going to be unveiled soon. More →
Google a few moments ago introduced that amazing new changes are coming to Google Now with a new software feature Google is calling ‘Now on Tap’. ‘Now on Tap’ brings Google Now functionality to the next level by leveraging context awareness to bring you even more information super quickly. More →
We all know it’s coming but it’s still nice to get some official confirmation. Android Police has posted a leaked screenshot from the official Google I/O 2015 program that shows a software release called “Android M” will be on the agenda. Google quickly pulled the item from its online agenda when it realized it mentioned “Android M” but it’s too late: The cat is already out of the bag. More →
The moment you’ve been waiting for is almost here, Android developers. Google on Tuesday announced that Google I/O 2015 will kick off on May 28th this year and will run through to May 29th at Moscone Center West in San Francisco. Registration for the conference will start on March 17th at 9 a.m. PDT (12 p.m. EDT), so you have more than a month before you’ll be able to sign up to attend the big event. More →
June has already been an exciting month for tech so far with the unveiling of iOS 8 and the launch of Amazon’s first smartphone. And now it’s Google’s turn to make big waves in the tech world with its big Google I/O conference that’s set to start on Wednesday. This year’s I/O promises to be exceptionally busy, as Google’s world-conquering ambitions are going to extend from your smartphone and tablet into your clothes and your home. Below we’ve listed the three things we’re most looking forward to seeing at Google’s huge annual conference this week. More →
It looks as though Google (GOOG) is almost ready to start taking registration applications for its 2013 Google I/O conference. The company’s official I/O website on Friday posted a notice that registration for this year’s I/O will start March 13th and 10:00 a.m. EST, or just over two months before the conference is slated to kick off in San Francisco on May 15th. The announcement also urges prospective attendees to set up both Google+ and Google Wallet accounts, although it’s not clear if signing up for both of these services is a requirement for attending.
Google (GOOG) on Tuesday announced a save-the-date for its annual I/O developers conference in San Francisco. At last year’s event, the Internet giant announced the Nexus 7 tablet, Nexus Q media-streaming device and the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. Google co-founder Sergey Brin also demonstrated the company’s Project Glass augmented reality head-mounted display unit with an entertaining skydiving stunt. It is speculated that at this year’s event Google could announce the Key Lime Pie software version of Android and other goodies. Google I/O 2013 is scheduled to take place from May 15th to May 17th in San Francisco. Registration is set to open sometime early next year.
Just one day after releasing the final version of Google Chrome for Android, Google announced that it is releasing Google Chrome for iOS on Thursday during the second day of Google I/O. The new version of Chrome will work on both the iPhone and the iPad and will be able to sync bookmarks, open pages and passwords across all iOS devices that have Chrome installed. The browser is designed to work on versions of iOS 4.3 and higher. Google says that the iOS version of Chrome will be rolling out sometime on Thursday on the App Store.
Google Glass, Google’s tantalizing glasses headset that projects images and data directly onto users’ eyes, got its own segment at Google I/O Wednesday even though the product is nowhere near being released for public consumption yet. The Glass headset includes a camera that captures pictures, has a processor and memory to store data, a microphone to send and receive voice messages and multiple radios for mobile data communication. Google said today that Glass’s display is actually positioned just above a user’s eye so that it doesn’t cause a distraction. Google didn’t show off many of the high-end features that it teased in its initial video of the device but instead showed how the device could be used to transmit simple first-person videos across Google+. The company is offering Glass “Explorer Edition” for pre-order at $1,500 for Google I/O developers only, as the product is not yet ready for mass consumption and is still “rough around the edges” in Google’s words.
Google today announced a tablet-specific version of its Google+ social network. Among other things the new tablet applications will feature Hangouts that automatically switch cameras based on which person in the Hangout is talking. The new app will be available on both the Apple iPad and Android-based tablets. Google+ also now features an Events feature that integrates with Google Calendar and acts as the social networking site’s version of Evite that lets users set up and invite people to parties and other events. Google+ Events also features a “party mode” that automatically adds all photos taken to the party by any Google+ users who have “party mode” flipped on. “Party mode” also makes a live photo slideshow of pictures taken at the party as they’re taken. More →
During its annual I/O Developer Conference on Wednesday, Google announced the Nexus Q. The device is labeled as a “social streaming media player” that can stream entertainment from Google Play and YouTube to different speakers and television sets. The Nexus Q can be controlled by an Android smartphone or tablet running Android 2.3 Gingerbread or higher and will be available for $299.99 in the next 2 to 3 weeks. A video of the Nexus Q follows below. More →
Google on Wednesday unveiled the Nexus 7 tablet during its keynote presentation at the annual Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, California. The company’s first own-brand tablet is intended to help Android take a bigger bite out of the consumer tablet market Apple’s iPad revived in 2010, but it may also end up pushing some of Google’s Android partners out of the picture by undercutting them. More →