Google has been in hot water with the European Union before, but things are about to get a little warmer. The EU has formally filed antitrust charges against Google’s Android, claiming it’s abusing its dominant position in the market to avoid having to compete with other search engines and services. Read more
Last year Google stepped up its game when it comes to security. This was done by initiating scans of apps in the Play Store. Google hoped this would reduce the number of apps containing harmful threats like viruses and malware.
Google Apps for Work allows an admin to specify which files users can save offline, but it’s currently not a fine-tuned experience. Enabling offline access simply downloads a subset of documents, spreadsheets, and presentations to a local device, mostly based on how recently those files have been accessed. Not a terrible solution, but not great either. Read more
Google has brought two new features to YouTube that’s going to dramatically improve the virtual reality experience for anyone using the app. These features expound upon the 360-degree video support that was added last year, which allowed creators to upload immersive videos and experiences to YouTube for fans to enjoy. Read more
Podcasts have been something Google Play Music has lacked ever since it launched many years ago. That’s why today marks an important day in the evolution of Google Play Music.
Project Aura, the name given to the successor project for Google Glass and potentially other wearable technology, has lost a key member of the team. Geoff Dowd came on board last fall to head up the user experience design component of the project. A new report indicates that he departed Google in March, a mere five months into his tenure. Dowd joined Google and Project Aura after working for Adobe on their user interface team. Read more
The second Android N Developer Preview has been out for just a few days, and people keep noticing changes. We’ve already discovered new features like an extra quick toggle, new folders, shortcuts, and emoticons. With some further investigation, Phandroid was able to get an iPhone-like 3D touch feature working, that could let app developers set homescreen shortcuts for their apps.
Nest has had a rough time in the news recently, especially considering all of the allegations that the company isn’t making enough money for Alphabet. However, Nest CEO Tony Fadell doesn’t think things are so bad, and he even went to a Google weekly staff meeting to defend his company. Read more
It was a near four weeks ago when we all experienced the surprise from Google in the release of the Android N Developer Preview. Today, Google has announced its second preview of Android N.
Version 11.13 of the YouTube application on Android brings a new interface overlay.