Google rolls out Google Play Services 6.1 update, packs multiple API enhancements

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 […]

Google rebrands Maps Engine to My Maps on mobile devices and desktop

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 […]

After departure of project lead, Google’s Android@Home may be in trouble

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 […]

Google officially launches Android One, the smartphone for the next 5 billion

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 […]