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Google Maps App Adds Real-Time Weather, Quick Facts Google Maps App Adds Real-Time Weather, Quick Facts

Google continues to tweak Google Maps to make it more useful for things beyond simply finding locations and directions. The latest features are the addition of real-time weather and “quick facts” about places you search for. Here’s a look at …

Here’s A 17-Minute Discussion About Material Design Here’s A 17-Minute Discussion About Material Design

If you’re developing Android apps these days, you’re going to want to understand Material Design, which is the cornerstone of the latest version – 5.0 Lollipop. The subject was discussed at Devoxx 2014, and Google is now sharing that on …

Cellphone Deals Can Be Found Year Round

Cellphone deals seem like they would be exclusive to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and that is mostly true. If you’re in the market for the latest devices, you’ll have to wait for sales. What about low end devices? Have …

Google Releases Android Auto APIs To Developers Google Releases Android Auto APIs To Developers

Google first introduced Android Auto, its vehicle-based Android platform, at Google I/O in June. The company has now released its APIs to developers to build Auto-enabled apps for audio and messaging. “For users, this means they simply connect their Android …

Google Keep Gets New Sharing Feature Google Keep Gets New Sharing Feature

Google Keep, the company’s virtual post-it note app, now has a new helpful sharing feature. You can write ideas or shopping lists, and share them with friends or family. “So next time you create a list, share it on Keep …

Chromecast Mirroring Hits Galaxy Note 4 Chromecast Mirroring Hits Galaxy Note 4

In July, Google launched Android screen mirroring via Chromeast with the Chromecast app’s “Cast Screen” feature. It had previewed the feature, which automatically makes the Chromecast device roughly a billion times better, at Google I/O earlier in the summer. The …

Google Search App Gets Update On Lollipop Google Search App Gets Update On Lollipop

Google announced that it’s beginning to roll out Material Design to its search app on Android Lollipop. This means results have “bold colors, fluid animations and simplified layouts”. Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Samsung Galaxy Note4 users can now set …

Google Drive For Android Gets Better Search, Sharing & PDF Viewer Google Drive For Android Gets Better Search, Sharing & PDF Viewer

Google Drive for Android is getting a big update with a a better search tool, better sharing functionality, and a new PDF viewer. The search tool now updates results as you type in the search box. It’s actually surprising that …

Google Gives Android Developers A Material Design Checklist Google Gives Android Developers A Material Design Checklist

Google recently unveiled Android 5.0 Lollipop. The biggest difference Google has been touting is Material Design, which the company describes as “a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility …

Android Wear Update Lets You Leave The Phone At Home Android Wear Update Lets You Leave The Phone At Home

Google announced a new update for Android Wear, its wearables operating system, as well as a new watch from Sony. The update enables Android Wear support of watches with GPS sensors, which means you won’t have to have your phone …

Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Gets Consumer Launch Date Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Gets Consumer Launch Date

Google’s latest version of Android, 5.0 or “Lollipop,” will be available to consumers beginning on November 3rd. Google first previewed some of its new features back at Google I/O in the early summer, and officially announced it last week. Android …

Now FairSearch Is Attacking The New Android Now FairSearch Is Attacking The New Android

Last week, Google announced Lollipop, its latest Android version (5.0), and now, FairSearch is speaking out against it, claiming it “seeks to expand Google’s control.” Google first showed off some of the operating system’s bells and whistles at Google I/O …

Report: Gmail Android App To Support Third-Party Accounts Report: Gmail Android App To Support Third-Party Accounts

Google officially announced Android 5.0 Lollipop last week, and now it appears the Gmail app is getting a new update to go along with it. Android Police is reporting that the new app will be able to handle email accounts …

Google Glass Gets Android Notifications Google Glass Gets Android Notifications

Google announced the launch of a new notification sync feature for Google Glass, enabling users to see Android app notifications on the device. The feature mirrors a similar one on Android Wear, the platform used by Android smart watches. Google …

Google Announces Android 5.0 Lollipop, New Nexus Devices Google Announces Android 5.0 Lollipop, New Nexus Devices

Google just announced that the new version of Android is called Lollipop. It also announced a trio of new Nexus devices: the Nexus 6 smartphone, the Nexus 9 tablet, and the Nexus Player Android TV device. First things first. Google …

Chromecast ‘Cast Screen’ Feature Now Supported By Sony Xperia Z3 Phones Chromecast ‘Cast Screen’ Feature Now Supported By Sony Xperia Z3 Phones

In July, Google launched Android screen mirroring via Chromeast with the Chromecast app’s “Cast Screen” feature. It had previewed the feature, which automatically makes the Chromecast device roughly a billion times better, at Google I/O earlier in the summer. The …

PayPal Here Hits Android Tablets PayPal Here Hits Android Tablets

PayPal Here is the card reader offering and Square competitor PayPal launched over two years ago. They’ve just now made the app available for Android tablets. “We want you, the businesses we work with, to be able to accept payments …

Google Calls On Developers To Get Behind Android One Google Calls On Developers To Get Behind Android One

Google announced the launch of Android One, this week. It’s a series of more affordable Android devices aimed at getting smartphones in the hands of more people, starting in India. The company is now calling on developers to ensure support …

Google Launches Android One To Get Smartphones To More People Google Launches Android One To Get Smartphones To More People

Google announced that it’s launching a new line of “affordable” Android One smartphones in India in a bid to get smartphones in more people’s hands. “There are three big reasons why it’s hard for people in countries such as India, …

You Can Now Run Android Apps On Chromebooks You Can Now Run Android Apps On Chromebooks

Google has been hinting at merging Chrome OS and Android into one operating system in one way or another for years. It’s also suggested that it won’t do that. While the operating systems are hardly one now, Google has indeed …

Amazon Launches Prime Instant Video For Android Amazon Launches Prime Instant Video For Android

Amazon announced today that Prime Instant Video is now available for Android for Prime members in the US, UK, and Germany. Availability comes in the form of an update to the Amazon App, which also features the standard Amazon shopping …