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LG G Watch hands-on (video)

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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We spend a minute with Android TV (video)

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

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Google Slides for Android now available for download

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

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Google launches Gmail API to make email data more app-friendly

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,

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Samsung Gear Live, LG G Watch and Android Wear hands-on (video)

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 —

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Hands-on with the Moto 360 smartwatch (video)

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

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Google bringing true screen mirroring to many Android devices

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

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