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Google IO 2016

Google IO 2016 Android N

The five most important announcements from Google’s mammoth conference

May 20th, 2016

Google I/O is finally winding down, after three days of announcements on announcements. I/O is a developer conference, so a lot of the features on display aren’t exciting if you’re not into SDKs. But amidst the techno-speak, Google made some huge reveals. Here’s everything you missed, if you spent the last three days in a …

Android Auto App Update

You’ll soon be able to use Android Auto in any car

May 18th, 2016

Just because the Google I/O 2016 keynote ended doesn’t mean that Google is done making announcements. Shortly after the keynote wrapped up, the company revealed that an upcoming update for the Android Auto app will bring the entire experience to the phone, allowing anyone to use the platform in their car.

Google IO 2016 Recap

The 8 most important announcements from Google I/O 2016

May 18th, 2016

The tech community was waiting with bated breath ahead of this year’s Google I/O event, but I don’t think anyone expected it to be quite as action-packed as it was. Google covered so much during this year’s big Google I/O 2016 keynote, and even though we were already expecting much of what was covered, there were …

Android Instant Apps Google I/O

In the future, you won’t even have to install Android apps to use them

May 18th, 2016

Google’s I/O is a developer conference, which means we get a lot of technical, behind-the-scenes details. Most of them aren’t interesting to people who don’t speak code, but one cool feature coming to future Android apps definitely is. In a demo today, Google showed off a new feature that lets you use Android apps straight …

Google IO 2016

Here’s how to get the brand new Android N beta being released today

May 18th, 2016

What, you thought this would be a quick event? That’s not how Google does things — especially at I/O — and the news from Google I/O 2016 is still coming in hot and heavy. You can follow along with all the action right here by watching the Google I/O 2016 keynote live stream if you’re not already. …

Android N New Features

Google announces brand new features coming to Android N

May 18th, 2016

We’ve already seen a few big announcements from Google at the annual I/O keynote in Mountain View, California, but the company’s not done yet. Following the reveals of Google Assistant, Google Home, Allo and Duo, Google has finally turned to Android N, the next major software update for the mobile OS.

Google Allo Messaging App

Google has two new apps, Allo for messaging and Duo for video calls

May 18th, 2016

Google already has a messaging app, but good as Hangouts is, it isn’t “smart.” Google is changing all that, by launching another messaging app, named Allo. According to Google, it’s based off your phone number, much like WhatsApp. But it anticipates all sorts of Google’s smarts, like predictive responses using Google’s AI.