As we saw yesterday, there’s a lot of great stuff hidden in then Android Wear system. While we’ve done a brief hands-on with the Samsung Gear Live (which we’ll be reviewing in the coming weeks), we had a great opportunity to talk to Frank Lee, head of mobile at LG USA and former President of
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Android TV is going to be available later this year in both set-top box and smart TV form, and we got to spend a few minutes with the in-progress entertainment solution on the final afternoon of Google I/O. There are three major tenets of the product: apps, games and TV. The former two are extensions of
Google has released the latest app in its Docs separation transition, Slides, for Android today, with an iOS version coming later on. The company released separate Docs and Sheets apps in April, promising its Powerpoint-like cloud presentation solution in the near future. With Slides, the ability to create and edit presentations is available in a
Yesterday was a whirlwind of announcements and promises by Google, and even we were overwhelmed. But a day later, as the dust has settled, we’ve come up with a list of a few really important things you need to know.
Along with the myriad Android-related announcements yesterday, a couple of smaller ones, though still important, were overlooked. One such announcement was the introduction of a Gmail API, which will allow app developers to make better use of Google’s massive email capabilities. Until now, developers have been limited to accessing a user’s emails through either IMAP,
If you feel like being brave (and have a second phone on hand, just in case), you can now download the preview versions of Android L Release for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013). According to Google, “[the] image is not a stable release, and may contain errors and defects that can result in damage
The other two Android Wear personalities — less expressive and a little more subdued — on display at Google I/O this week were Samsung’s newly-announced Gear Live and LG’s previously announced G Watch. We had a chance to play with both for a brief time, and came away impressed with the G Watch’s compactness —
Despite coming out later this summer, the Moto 360 is the star of the Android Wear show, with a large, circular display that promises to show as much information as its square counterpart. While Motorola is not releasing any specs or build material details — they’re saving that for later in the summer when the
Google will launch a preview of Google Fit, a set of APIs for developers to share, on an opt-in basis, fitness data between apps. Nike and Adidas are launch partners for the service, which will allow competing services to centralize fitness data in a single spot on Android devices. While the scale is less broad
Google announced during its Google I/O keynote that it will begin allowing certain modern Android devices to mirror their screens to Chromecast and Chromebooks. The list of devices is small at the moment, but will quickly grow. The feature allows users to see what their phone is doing on a TV or Chromebook, synchronized through