Qualcomm has announced that they’ll be partnering up with Google to embed Android directly into cars, specifically using automative-specific versions of some of their flagship processors. The goal is to create a platform for vehicle apps and services, which seems to be a step forward from Android Auto. Read more
Google yesterday during I/O 2016 announced a new way to view Android apps. Dubbed Instant Android Apps, this new feature will let allow users to tap on a URL, and the Android app will immediately load up without ever requiring an installation.
Android N was announced today at Google’s annual Developer Conference held in Mountain View California. If you didn’t catch the keynote, you might be wondering what the official name of Android N is.
HTC made an announcement on Twitter to let their customers know Android N is right around the corner. Devices like the new HTC 10 and One A9 as well as last year’s One M9 will get Google’s Android N software and are listed as “coming.”
Google introduced a new level of search at the Google I/O 2016 keynote today. Noting that a combination of technologies including better voice recognition, natural language processing, translation, and machine learning have advanced the state of search far beyond the blue links produced by Google when they first launched, Google is calling the new capabilities the Google Assistant. A hallmark of the new Google Assistant is the conversational nature that makes it seem more like a two-way dialogue that is occurring between users and their computer devices. Read more
We have talked pretty extensively on the Talk Android Podcast about how Android TV looked like it was dying. We hadn’t seen a new device anytime recently, and it just seemed like, with the recent expansion of Google Cast capable TV’s, casting was the true future/focus of Google in the TV market. Well Google took a decent portion of its keynote today to assure us that Android TV is far from dead, and in fact will soon be better than ever.
During the Google I/O 2016 keynote address today, Google revealed a major update for the Android Wear platform taking it up to version 2.0. The operating system for smartwatches gets some updates to the user interface, new input methods to join voice commands, and maybe most importantly, enhances and continues moves to free Android Wear devices from reliance on a connection to a smartphone. Read more
During Google’s keynote at Google I/O 2016 held in Mountain View California, the tech giant unveiled Android N, the latest version of their mobile operating system. Here are all the major new features.
In Mountain View at Google I/O 2016, Google announced a new virtual reality platform for mobile devices. Daydream is the entire package of hardware from partners and software integrated into Android N, meaning the mobile operating system now has its own virtual reality platform to compete with Samsung and Oculus’ Gear VR before any additional rivals appear.
Let’s dive into Google’s Daydream.
The keynote speech is well on the go at Google I/O 2016, and Google has shown off Google Assistant and its Google Home device to a warm reception. One area that Google has traditionally struggled to master is messaging, with neither Hangouts nor its Messaging app quite being up to standard. In another attempt to get it right, Google has just announced a brand new messaging app called ‘Allo’ (pronounced Aloe) that leverages machine learning (AI) to generate smart replies. We have more details after the break. Read more