Google Fiber Inc. signed a deal with Parkway Properties, Inc. today to bring it’s Small Business Gigabit Internet service to Parkway customers. Parkway says they will be bringing Google Fiber to their office buildings in Atlanta, Austin and Charlotte. Potentially, even bringing it to their entire Parkway portfolio if Google Fiber can expand it’s services.
Today Google took its wraps off the name for the next iteration Android operating system. Marshmallow was announced earlier this year at the company’s annual developers conference. The update will bring many improvements to battery consumption, app permissions, Google Now and much more.
On Monday, Google finally launched a dedicated webpage for Hangouts. When used on the web, Hangouts was formerly restricted to a small section of other Google services.
One of Google’s corporate principals is to allow their employees time to pursue projects they are interested in, even if it is not part of their regular job duties. These 20% projects can generate some unique opportunities for Google users, like the new Project Sunroof. This project, from engineering lead Carl Elkin, aims to help people tap into the power of solar energy as a way to save some money and go green. Read more
With all of the recent leaks about an LG made Nexus 5 this year, it’s starting to look pretty likely the phone will be a reality by the holidays. Some new images have surfaced today showing a case of the new Nexus 5, which means we get a fantastic look at all of the angles on the phone. Read more
This fall, Google is likely to release two Nexus phones in order to appeal to more consumers. The two phones from LG and Huawei are said to have 5.2-inch and 5.7-inch displays, respectively. Both have have not been shy, appearing in reports and leaks months before launch. The only visuals, though, for either phone have come in the form of digital renders. That seems to have changed as an alleged image of LG’s upcoming Nexus device (codename Angler) has been posted on Google+.
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It was by all means an insane week with the official launch of the OnePlus 2, Samsung unveiling the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5, Google is now run by a parent company called Alphabet, Motorola may have accidentally leaked its upcoming Moto 360 refresh, and a whole lot more.
If you missed out on all of the excitement this week, don’t worry! We’ve gathered up all of the spectacular stories that broke this week for you!
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SoundCloud yesterday took to Twitter announcing that the application now supports Google Cast, allowing users to stream their SoundCloud experience to the ChromeCast or any other Cast-enabled device, such as an Android TV.
The new update also brings with it a bevy of performance enhancements and bug fixes, allowing users to have a more quality audio experience with SoundCloud.
If you haven’t gotten the update yet, be sure to hit the download link below.
Play Store Download Link
Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, and Lollipop are all tasty treats. They are also names of versions of Android launched in previous years. Each year, Google chooses a new treat to act as the symbol of Android. This year, with Android M, the options are vast. So YouTube’s Nat & Lo, who often explore Google’s mysteries, created a musical number on potential Android M names while hinting at their next episode.
A new version of Google Play Services was silently introduced on Thursday. Google Play Services 7.8 brings two new APIs that are currently available to developers using the Android SDK Manager.
The Nearby Messages cross-platform API is purposed to enable communication between devices and people through Bluetooth, WiFi, and an ultrasonic modem. The Mobile Vision API analyzes surroundings in real-time and detects facial features in images and videos.