Google is working on an update to the Google Play Store app for Android devices to take it to version 5.0. An early look at what Google appears to be planning shows their continued move to implement the design cues from their forthcoming Android L release and the Material Design guidelines.
Google Play Services received an update today, bringing the software version up to 6.1. Nothing too wild here, but there are some updates to the Google Analytics API, Google Drive API and Google Fit API. The update is slowly rolling out, so be patient. Unless you’re a developer, not much is relevant here, but some […]
While most users of Google Maps make use of the normal Google Maps product, whether on the desktop or on their mobile device, other users tap into Google’s Maps Engine product to create custom maps. Starting yesterday, Google started rolling out an update to the Maps Engine mobile app that included a change to the […]
As 2014 nears its end and the new year approaches, it is very clear that 2015 will be filled with headlines involving drones. Everyone from the government to technology companies are utilizing them (for different reasons). According to a request for permission sent to the FCC, Google would like to use drones to bring internet […]
Simplicity is a beautiful thing. And with Shazam updating its Android app, it gets even simpler to listen and buy a song. Shazam now links to Google Play to sample a track and then download it. Also, the app can redirect users to Google Play Music All Access in the event that they want to forgo […]
One of the biggest surprises of Google I/O 2014 was the company’s cardboard virtual reality headset. Google Cardboard is a very inexpensive, do-it-yourself option to have a virtual reality experience. The device was given away to I/O attendees and has not been put into Google Play for availability to everyone. Luckily, there is a kit on […]
A new report from The Information claims several changes have occurred inside Google’s walls involving the Android@Home project. That project has been trying to put together a marketable consumer entertainment device, rather unsuccessfully thus far. The closest the team got was the Nexus Q, which was scuttled after negative reviews. The most recent effort was […]
In conjunction with the announcement of Android One smartphones in India today, Google announced a change to the YouTube app for customers in that country. The YouTube app for Android smartphones will be able to download videos when a customer is on a WiFi connection and then they can be watched later when no connection […]
Google introduced Android One at Google I/O and told us to expect the launch soon. Today is that day. Android One is an initiative that will bring high quality smartphones to as many people as possible. 1.75 people around the world own a smartphone, which is a lot, but that’s only the tip of the […]
If you’re a Chrome OS user with videos stored in Google Drive, you may be in luck. The latest Developer Update of Chrome OS now allows users to use ChromeCast to send videos stored in Google Drive from the Video Player app to a connected television.