Google launched native fingerprint support on Android 6.0 with its fingerprint API. Bank of America has now jumped on board and taken advantage of it allowing sign-in with fingerprint in its Android app.
At many points in time, Google and Microsoft work collaboratively together. At other times, their relationship with each other can be seen as not too great. Today, Google and Microsoft have come to an agreement to stop complaining about one another to regulators.
Google I/O 2016 is just around the corner, so Google has released a timeline of events for the conference. Ahead of the actual event, Google has opened things up so you can go ahead and begin planning your trip right away. Read more
At the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas, Google’s president of global partnerships Daniel Alegre spoke at the closing general session about steps Google is taking to increase their involvement with the TV industry. This includes improvements to help viewers find shows they want to watch, changes to the DoubleClick ad platform to make it an effective option for TV, and even a little bit of help for content creators. Read more
For the first time ever, Google has made its Developer Preview available on a smartphone other than a Nexus device. That device is the Sony Xperia Z3.
In case you haven’t realized, 360-degree video is fast becoming a thing in 2016. Google launched 360-degree live video streaming and spatial audio to YouTube a couple of days ago, as well as its VR View platform that makes it easy for developers to embed VR content into websites and apps back in March. If you caught the trailer for its 360-degree short live-action film called Help on YouTube, then you may want to join us after the break to watch the full 5-minute video. Read more
On Monday, podcasts went live on Google Play. Now your episodic listening habits can be satisfied by using the same digital hub that stores apps, games, movies, and music. But if you just want the quickest way possible to listen to podcasts, the Google app might just be your best avenue. Today, the Google app went live with in-app playback for podcasts after just searching the name of the show.
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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
Google today at an event in Delhi launched its Chromecast and Chromecast Audio devices in India.
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.