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With Google I/O 2016 wrapping up, one piece of Google technology that did not get any time in the limelight is prepping to move into the spotlight later this year. Google’s ATAP has been working on a modular phone called Project Ara for a while now and indications are that a developers edition will be launching before the end of 2016. Read more
So far at I/O 2016 we’ve seen Google announce two new messaging apps (Allo and Duo), a competitor to Amazon’s Echo device called Google Home, Google Assistant, Instant apps, Android Wear 2.0, its VR platform called Daydream, as well as the news that the Play Store is coming to Chrome OS. It’s a whole lot to take in. On a somewhat lighter note, though, the search giant has also announced the inaugural winners of its Play Awards. Join us after the break for more details on the winning games and apps. Read more
One of the big announcements coming out of Google I/O 2016 is the new messaging app Allo. According to Google exec Nick Fox, Allo was built from scratch to be the company’s ideal messaging app. With all of the buzz generated by the announcement of Allo, many are asking what the future might hold for Hangouts. Thus far, sources from Google indicate there are no plans to kill off Hangouts. Read more
Last year Google launched their Expeditions Pioneer Program that uses virtual reality technology for education purposes. The program is an example of how virtual reality may extend into areas outside of gaming and entertainment. Google’s announcement at Google I/O 2016 indicates the Associated Press and Getty Images will partner with Google to provide new content for the program. Read more
Google kicked off I/O 2016 on Thursday with some new details about VR, and one of the coolest new gadgets they announced was Jump. While Jump is technically several things (different cameras and software for filmmakers) it offers a quick and easy way to make tons of VR content. Read more
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