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.
Google’s latest update to the Calendar application comes with a new nifty feature. Users will now be able to set goals inside the app. This can include reading more books, learning a new language, achieving a fitness goal, and many more.
Almost a year ago Google announced an initiative encourage the building of “transformative technologies” for people with disabilities. Through the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities, Google offered to provide $20 million to organizations who are pushing innovation for people with disabilities. Today the full list of 30 organizations to be awarded funds was announced by Google. Read more
When Google I/O takes place this May, one of the topics that will likely be covering is the release of a new set of tools from Google intended to help small businesses cope with the challenges of “Mobilegeddon.” Google’s managing director of small-to-medium business sales, Yong Su Kim, revealed the new Test My Site with Google diagnostic tool will roll out in May, which is the same month as Google I/O, so the odds seem pretty good the event will coincide with the launch of the new tool. Read more
Yahoo has been clinging to life for years now, and it looks like it’s finally starting to see the writing on the wall. It’s planning on selling auctioning off its web business next week to whomever is willing to throw the most money at it. Yahoo has its fingers in many different pies, but nothing has really paid off for it against massive competitors like Google and Microsoft. Read more
For the past couple iterations of Android Google has allowed adventurous users to download and test out preview versions of the software before it’s officially available. There are a few caveats to this program, the biggest of which is that you’d have to own a compatible Nexus device. That might change in the near future, though. Read more
Google’s long-term focus is on exploring the power of augmented reality rather than virtual reality, according to a report from The Information. Read more