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Deal: Nexus Player is Just $69 at Best Buy ($30 Off)

Forget the $20 off deal that Google was hosting for the Nexus Player, Best Buy is currently selling the Android TV box for $30 off. We aren’t sure how long the deal will last, but at just $69.99, you are looking at a heck of a deal on a device that not only brings you […] Deal: Nexus Player is Just $69 at Best Buy ($30 Off) is a post from: Droid Life

Two ex-Google execs just gave negative assessments of the state of Android (GOOG)

Two former Google executives just gave brutal assessments of the state of Android, the company's mobile operating system, according to the Financial Times. Current Google executives aren't likely to run down Android publicly for obvious reasons. Show More Summary

Google Now on Tap

Included in the upcoming version of Android OS, Google Now on Tap lets you use Google Now without leaving the app you’re currently in. It will guess what information you need, or you can get a specific answer via voice command.

Project Soli: Google's new experiment to put gesture controls everywhere

Google may have just made every motion controller currently on the market obsolete At a time when most gesture-sensing technology is unreliable and clunky, Project Soli, one of Google latest cutting-edge experiments from its secretive...Show More Summary

Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation and search will be available offline from late 2015

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Turn-by-turn navigation and point-of-interest lookup be available in Google Maps’ offline mode from later this year. Currently, users of the Google Maps app on iOS and Android are able to save maps for offline use. These maps contain streets (including names and route numbers), geographical features (parks, rivers, lakes and so forth), saved locations, and [...]

Google Play sees more than 50 billion installs in the past year, over one billion active users

Google Play is growing along with Android, and there are currently over one billion active users, and it is growing worldwide. Apps make our phones better, and Google Play is constantly growing because of this. In 2014, Google saw over 50 billion installs, and there are currently one billion active users. Show More Summary

Google’s new Photos application offers unlimited backup storage

Google rolls out the new Photos application for Android and iOS currently which breaks it away from the company's social networking service Google+ without cutting the connection completely. While apps are being rolled out as we speak,...Show More Summary

The Google I/O Developer Conference Is Happening Right Now; Watch Keynote Live

If you're wondering who all those nerds are in the vicinity of the Moscone Center today, it's a legion of developers who are currently getting a peek at the next version of the Android OS, called Android M, and a bunch of other stuff. [ more › ]

Google I/O: Android Pay, Photos, App Permissions — Live

Google announced its revised mobile payment service Android Pay at its annual I/O conference that is currently under way. The search giant also unveiled a new way for users of Android devices to select what information they share with apps.

In 2014 eight out of ten phones that shipped ran Android, more than 400 manufacturers making devices

At Google I/O, Google took to the stage to share some details about the status of Android, and just how far they have come. During 2014, 8 out of every 10 phones that were shipped ran Android, and there are currently 4,000 distinct Android devices. Show More Summary

Google’s Self-Driving Electric Car Fleet Is Expanding

Google is now planning to expand its fleet of autonomous electric cars currently in use in the area around the company’s Mountain View, California, base of operations. As it stands, these autonomous cars have been getting around 10,000...Show More Summary

Periscope Debuts On Android With Material Design [Review]

Finally, Twitter has launched their much awaited live video streaming app on Google play store. The app competes with current market leader Meerkat, which too launched their app on Android a month back. Periscope, acquired by Twitter...Show More Summary

Hyundai Sonata Adds Android Auto In US, Australia Will Start With Apple CarPlay

Hyundai’s new Sonata has become the first new car to offer connectivity with Google’s Android Auto system, although availability is currently limited to the US market. Available to models that have satellite navigation, Android Auto is downloaded as a software update from the Hyundai website and then installed via the vehicle’s USB port. Show More Summary

Microsoft to Launch Cortana App to Android Near the End of June

In a blog post today, Microsoft announced an upcoming standalone Cortana app, the company’s personal assistant currently found exclusively on Windows Phone, for both Android and iOS devices.  With Cortana, which is similar to Google Now and Siri, users can ask questions or speak commands, with Cortana delivering answers or reminders for events. Show More Summary

Hyundai Now Offers Android Auto in 2015 Sonata

Android Auto, Google’s simplified version of its mobile OS made specifically for cars, is now available from Hyundai. Currently exclusive to 2015 models of the Sonata, dealers can begin updating head units with Android Auto, or current...Show More Summary

Comedy Central Sale gives you a free episode of 12 shows on Google Play

Comedy Central and Google have teamed up to bring you 12 free episodes from the Comedy Central catalog. There’s a single free episode for each show and they vary from current (This is Not Happening and Big Time in Hollywood, FL) to Comedy Central classics (Chapelle’s Show and Strangers with Candy). The rest of [...]

Everything we know about Google's next massive Android update (GOOG)

It's been almost one year since Google officially unveiled its current version of Android, called Lollipop, which means it's just about time to see what the next major update will bring. Google is holding its annual developer conference next week, which is where it usually spills some details on the next version of Android. Show More Summary

This is Uber’s self-driving car prototype

It’s no secret that Uber is interested in cutting costs by replacing current cars with smart self-driving cars in the future. And it looks like the first self-driving cars from Google will not be the only ones performing test drives in the U.S., as Uber is also experimenting with this nifty technology. Show More Summary

PSA: Some users report that Google Now reminders don’t work

According to several Reddit users, the reminder functionality of Google Now is currently broken. The app sets the reminder successfully, but the reminder popup doesn’t fire off at the set time as it should.

Google reportedly re-introducing Android-based home platform codenamed Brillo at I/O 2015

Because Android (at least in its current state), isn't really optimized for low-power gadgets and doodads, Google is doing something about that with a new software codenamed "Brillo."

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